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j0510
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"Mr. Robot (Season 4, USA)"


  

          

Mr. Robot | TRAILER: Back To Work - The Final Season Premieres October 6

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Cant wait!
Aug 28th 2019
1
I am so nervous about this final season
Aug 29th 2019
2
I think the big difference between the two
Sep 07th 2019
4
let's save the anxiety for shows that actually deserve it, though
Sep 09th 2019
5
      that's fair
Sep 09th 2019
6
RE: Mr. Robot (Season 4, USA)
Sep 06th 2019
3
they lost me after the first 4 episodes of season 2 were all a dream
Sep 11th 2019
7
I wasn't too thrilled with season 2 at first either
Sep 11th 2019
8
I forgot everything that happened up to this point
Sep 12th 2019
9
a lot of these shows require watching recaps before each season
Sep 12th 2019
10
Mr. Robot According To Leon | Series Recap
Sep 12th 2019
11
I highly recommend checking out mac quayle
Sep 16th 2019
12
will the new episodes be on amazon prime?
Sep 27th 2019
13
i dont know how much actually happened but that episode
Oct 07th 2019
14
them first 5 mins had me leaned
Oct 07th 2019
16
CoSign!
Oct 08th 2019
17
      the whole no commericials just amplifies it
Oct 08th 2019
18
shoutout to that taxidermist, she was bout it bout it
Oct 08th 2019
19
      whiterose got the best goons
Oct 09th 2019
20
      shes definitely a highlight of the season
Nov 11th 2019
29
oh shit *spoiler*
Oct 07th 2019
15
As excited as I am, I can't watch this episdoe by episode
Oct 09th 2019
21
its killing me waiting week to week
Oct 09th 2019
22
RE: As excited as I am, I can't watch this episdoe by episode
Oct 31st 2019
24
Ep4 was on point, probalby my favorite ep this season
Oct 28th 2019
23
this episode was so good
Nov 05th 2019
25
That episode was so good
Nov 06th 2019
26
i didnt until i got online after
Nov 07th 2019
28
      lmao same
Nov 13th 2019
30
2 lines of spoken dialogue
Nov 06th 2019
27
all caught up, this season is very well done
Nov 18th 2019
31
hooooooly fuck esmail is the goat
Nov 18th 2019
32
Yeah, I haven't really been feeling that last two episodes
Nov 18th 2019
33
Perhaps this is nitpicking
Nov 18th 2019
34
yeah that didn't work for me either
Nov 20th 2019
35
Sam Esmail presents "Elliot's Grief: A 5 Act Play"
Nov 22nd 2019
36
this show's gonna go down as one of the greats. no doubt
Nov 25th 2019
37
kind of mixed on last night
Nov 25th 2019
38
Price was the MVP last night
Dec 02nd 2019
39
latest episode was kinda meh
Dec 10th 2019
40
Yeah, I only really liked Joey Bad@$$ complaining
Dec 10th 2019
41
did it feel like they were setting up a Darlene spin-off?
Dec 11th 2019
42
nah taking care of herself is the conclusion of her arc.
Dec 11th 2019
43

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1. "Cant wait!"
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2. "I am so nervous about this final season"
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Game of Thrones taught me that any show can be ruined by the last season.

I remember saying to my friend that it would take serious effort for Game of Thrones to drop the ball right at the end. But drop the ball they did.

Mr. Robot is my favorite show right now. I really really hope they know how to stick the landing.

  

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4. "I think the big difference between the two"
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is that Benioff & Weiss were not nearly as smart or talented as Sam Esmail. So once they extended out beyond the material it was a shit show. That and the reduced episode order was the recipe for that disaster.

I fell off the Mr. Robot train after season 2 largely because it's just too much for me given the times we live in (I don't fuck w/ Black Mirror for the same reason) but I hope they can close out strong and even without a classic final season I don't see it falling off a cliff like Thrones did.

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5. "let's save the anxiety for shows that actually deserve it, though"
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i mean, in the current climate, i can understand your hesitation.
but comparing Mr. Robot to Game Of Thrones makes zero sense.
GoT was a very specific case study on how its particular show runners, whilst exceedingly great at *adapting* George's existing story, really had no fucking clue what to do once they exhausted the source material. even that last line i wrote makes no sense considering the thousands of pages of material they *didn't* use.

but Mr. Robot has been quality, through and through, with no such issues with its show runner, no slow decline & no dissing of the fan base by the creators. i understand some fans are still iffy on season 2, but i felt it stayed true to its own universe and tone. also, there is no 'source' material for Sam Esmail to fuck up, whereas with GoT it was a slow decline from around season 5 onward (some say earlier). it was obvious from GoT's tonal shifts, the reaaally bad dialogue & the nonsensical actions of the characters, that these motherfuckers didn't know what the fuck they were doing in the last few years of that show.

MR on the other hand, has a pretty definitive beginning, middle and end mapped out & it plans on sticking to it (GoT did not). we've had no collective reasons for mistrusting Esmail and his crew as much as we've had ANY reason to doubt Vince Gilligan and the BB/BCS crew. they got near-perfect batting averages, they respect their own mythology and therefore respect the FANS. the only thing that might fuck up Mr. Robot's swan song would be if they went full woke. wokeness is the main virus that's infected most of my favourite IPs in recent years, shoehorning political agenda at the cost of story, narrative and characters. thankfully MR hasn't succumbed to that infection, but if there's *anything* that could ruin this show, it's that shit right there.

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6. "that's fair"
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Like I said, it's my favorite show, so I hope you're right.

  

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j0510
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3. "RE: Mr. Robot (Season 4, USA)"
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Mr. Robot | A Showdown Between Elliot & Whiterose | Final Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOvhcemArvI

  

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7. "they lost me after the first 4 episodes of season 2 were all a dream"
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and then all of a sudden the chinese were fighting a multinational corporation and they had kidnapped somebody and the guy was raping this other guys wife and shit just made no sense

  

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8. "I wasn't too thrilled with season 2 at first either"
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But in the grand scheme of things it was flawlessly done. Season 3 is not only great but afterwards if you go back to season 2, you'll see how important it was in setting up major plot developments and twists. A lot of season 2 doesn't seem to make sense but later they build to so many "A-ha!" moments.

I thought season 1 was great, season 2 was meh and season 3 was incredible. Then when I rewatched it with my wife, seeing the clever way that season 2 set everything up, it became my favorite show.

It just might not be for you, but I would say give it another chance and push through season 2. It'll be a worthwhile trip.

  

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9. "I forgot everything that happened up to this point"
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Has it been that long of a break? Or is it just unmemorable (maybe just to me)?

I mean, I really enjoy the show. I just can't remember a lot of major plot points

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10. "a lot of these shows require watching recaps before each season"
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i think it just goes to show complex the writing/plot of modern TV can be

i'll definitely need to watch a recap before i start the new season, because i've also forgotten much of what was going down

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11. "Mr. Robot According To Leon | Series Recap"
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Mr. Robot According To Leon | Series Recap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJDmJeydt-w

  

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12. "I highly recommend checking out mac quayle"
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the sound track for this show is amazing to me and he puts all of his stuff out there on spotify (and itunes i believe)

  

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13. "will the new episodes be on amazon prime?"
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or how can i stream it without cable?

  

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14. "i dont know how much actually happened but that episode"
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was dope af


jake fucking busey knows how to play a slimey fuck doesnt he

  

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16. "them first 5 mins had me leaned"
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like they were well into the Elliot/Fred piece and im still jaw on the floor from the opening.

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17. "CoSign!"
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18. "the whole no commericials just amplifies it"
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its just tense all the way through with no break

  

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19. "shoutout to that taxidermist, she was bout it bout it"
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20. "whiterose got the best goons"
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shout out to bobby cannavale

  

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29. "shes definitely a highlight of the season"
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i hate her so much! lol

  

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15. "oh shit *spoiler*"
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FREDDIE LOMAX LOLOLOL


thats good shit right there

  

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21. "As excited as I am, I can't watch this episdoe by episode"
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Them days are over for me.

I'm waiting until the season is done.

Man, though. I tell people that since GoT dropped a deuce, Mr. Robot is my favorite show right now. If they can just stick the landing with this season, it'll probably become my favorite show overall. Yes even over Breaking Bad.

  

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22. "its killing me waiting week to week"
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my friend at work is gonna watch the whole thing straight through once its over but he's like the only person at work that would even consider watching a show like that so its killing me that I cant talk to him about it lol

  

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24. "RE: As excited as I am, I can't watch this episdoe by episode"
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I've been watching 2 episodes at a time and then waiting. Caught up now. I'll rewatch the whole season again after too.

  

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23. "Ep4 was on point, probalby my favorite ep this season"
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not everything clicked (Dom), but all the Upstate stuff was really good. Shout out to whoever played drunk Santa, that was really fantastic from start to finish. Wellick has been a meandering character for a while but I loved the way he interacted with Elliott, and the way they ended the episode was quite perfect (with a dope use of the Destroyer soundtrack). Still a lot to cover but they have 9 episodes left

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25. "this episode was so good"
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I love that they didn’t talk to each other once the whole time after she picked him up the first time. So well done. The chase was great too

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26. "That episode was so good"
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When did you first realize there was no dialogue? I realized it when Darlene knocked her purse over to distract the security guard. That was about 15 minutes in.

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28. "i didnt until i got online after"
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30. "lmao same"
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read a recap that described it as a Rififi tribute and I went ooooooh. Wonder if I would've caught on if I had watched a commercial-free version (probably not)

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27. "2 lines of spoken dialogue"
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1st line opening the episode

"It's cool dude, we don't have to talk."

2nd line closing the episode

"It's time we talked."


Great episode.

  

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31. "all caught up, this season is very well done"
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my only gripe is that vera's timing is too convenient for pushing the plot.

still, the show is a great watch.

  

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32. "hooooooly fuck esmail is the goat"
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Last night ep might be one of the best in the show. It changes everything. Recontextualizes so many interactions

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33. "Yeah, I haven't really been feeling that last two episodes"
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The biggest problem has been with the presence of Vera. I really didn't give a fuck about him and his plans to take over NYC or his his flunkie Young MA. Shoot, when he laid out what he wanted last episode it underlined how fucking stupid and useless his character is. And the main revelations in last nights episode would have been so much more powerful if they didn't keep inter-cutting him yelling shit or just general reaction shots. I get that he's the device to get to these revelations, but Esmail has had a long time to plan this out and I'm disappointed that this is the best that he could come up with.

Another problem is the determination to make the entire season take place in like a 48-hour period, which is seriously stretching things to the point of breaking. Since the season started, he's almost died from a heroin OD and had a pretty brutal chase through Central Park (which only happened hours before this episode) and he's showing no worse for wear.

And I thought in the effort to make Elliot unsympathetic in the episode before this was ham-fisted.

I thought they were really going somewhere after no-dialogue episode, but what transpired since has been a letdown.

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34. "Perhaps this is nitpicking"
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but the musical cues were taking me out of the episode a bit. Made things too theatrical, which I get was the premise of the episode, but it wore too thin IMO. Should be interesting to see where things go from here though, that's for certain.

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35. "yeah that didn't work for me either"
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liked the ep overall, that last scene between Vera and Elliott really landed I thought, but the operatic music didn't vibe with the enclosed setting

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36. "Sam Esmail presents "Elliot's Grief: A 5 Act Play""
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37. "this show's gonna go down as one of the greats. no doubt"
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so glad i randomly caught the pilot 4yrs ago online.
still haven't seen ep8 yet so i'm gonna post then dip, but i personally LOVE Vera and Elliott's interactions. was pretty chuffed they brought him back at the end of s3. seeing em together again is dope, cos their dialogue is usually high-falutin and there's always more than one thing going on when they communicate.

Vera turning out to be the *most* empathetic person to help Elliott deal with the revelations of his father was amazing. despite his actions, and the killing of Shayla, he comes up as being the *only* one to truly get Elliott's pain in that moment. the speech he gives, before he's unceremoniously killed, is phenomenal. i actually thought they were gonna throw another curve at us by having both of em make out lol. it honestly felt like they were getting that close to each other, emotionally and physically.
i'm actually sad to see him go cos Villar played the FOCK outta that character. dude was altogether menacing, friendly, empathetic & threatening. just a jumble of archetypes to the point that u don't know what he's gonna do or say at any given moment.

i do have a *slight* problem with the major revelation, though. it completely shits on the father figure to irredeemable levels. whereas before we got hints here and there that his dad wasn't exactly father of the year, & his mother seemed to cop most of the blame for the shitty child-rearing. but to have his dad be revealed as the *ultimate* toxic white male? in this climate? smacks too much of hollywood agenda. i was hoping this show would skip shit like this completely, but man, soon as we were halfway through the revelation i was like....nooooooo lol.

on the *other* hand, it makes perfect narrative sense. if y'all know anything about schizoid minds and mind control in general, the basic premise is that you can segment and compartmentalise the human brain through some form of trauma, the most potent of which is sexual. Elliott is basically a victim of the same shit that mk ultra victims went through, exhibiting loss of memory, control of their own bodies and minds because a trauma-based alter was created and/or invoked. it's more fucked up in Elliott's case cos the alter that's trying to shield him from the ugly truth is also the perpetrator.

Rami, though. jeesus louises. give him more awards, plz. he already got one for this show but...dang. just for ep7 ALONE. his reactions to the truth. his facial contortions. good god.

bout to smoke a bowl n pop on ep8.

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mista k5
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38. "kind of mixed on last night"
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i kind of like where the development of his trauma is going.

darlene and dom's part was really good with an ending that really surprised me.

overall i feel like its kind of stalling right now. future episodes can change that feeling quickly.

  

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39. "Price was the MVP last night"
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Good send-off for the character.

I doubt that this is the end of the Dark Army stuff. They still have to establish what it is that White Rose's machine actually does.

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40. "latest episode was kinda meh"
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the one before was good

edit: two more weeks left, 3 episodes.

  

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41. "Yeah, I only really liked Joey Bad@$$ complaining"
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And quoting "Three Days of the Condor." Also, the literal "pay-off" that came from wrecking the Deus group was good to see.

But I don't care about Darlene and Dom's relationship. Mostly, IDGAF about Dom. Never have. So all the angst about her learning to let go fell flat. Hopefully she's off the board for the rest of the series.

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42. "did it feel like they were setting up a Darlene spin-off?"
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The way she leaves working with Leon open and the whole “I can take care of myself” and “they couldn’t handle me” but seemed like they were setting up a continuation to Darlene’s story.

Anybody else get that vibe?

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43. "nah taking care of herself is the conclusion of her arc."
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