Thursday, 2 March 2017

Mr Robot Series 1: Episodes 9 And 10 — Episode 9 eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt and Episode 10_eps1.9_zer0-day.avi

2nd March, 2017.

You know … you can tell this is a week where I’ve had two days off, can’t you … ?

Well … you might not be able to: but I have.

Although I have managed to make up my hours, it has to be said.

So … ?

So I’m getting the usual weeks money, next pay day.

Saturday and Sunday?   This coming Saturday and Sunday, the fourth and fifth of March?

I‘ve got booked up as holiday.

Well, it is my birthday, Saturday: posh family meal, and all that.

But The fact I’ve had two days off, this week?

Means I’ve had as chance to catch up with some viewing.

The extended cut of Dune, last night … 

And the last two episodes of series one of Mr Robot, tonight.

And yes: I think buying the box set was worth the effort.

Episode 9 — Episode 9 eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt — opens with a brief flashback to when Eliot’s father, Edward — Mr Robot, himself, Christian Slater — ran a computer repair shop in New York: called Mr Robot.

It ALSO shows us two unemployed people.   It shows us Angela: fired from her post at Allsafe, after the attack on its servers.   And Tyrell: let go from Evil Corp, as his is implicated in a case of murder.

Angela?   Gets an interesting job offer from Evil Corp, itself.

And Tyrell?

Offering his skills and knowledge to Eliot: as fsociety obviously needs a heavy hitting to carry out its plans.

Episode 10 — Episode 10_eps1.9_zer0-day.avi — shows us Eliot, waking up in Tyrell’s SUV … with no memory of what’s happened over the past three days.

Only to find the city in chaos: as the fsociety big hack has been successful.

Needless to say, Eliot … can only find out from one person what’s happened … 

And Mr Robot?   Ghost that he is, buried aspect of Eliot’s own personality that he is … ?

Isn’t feeling very helpful.


Now … 

Good … ?

HELL, yes!

The big reveal for this last two episodes, that Mr Robot is an aspect of Eliot’s own personality, built on memories of his father?

Is something I’d sort of come to expect.

But also very surprising.

And Slater’s big “Is any of it real?” speech?

One of the best monologues I think I‘ve seen!


That … and the big ending?

Leave me wanting to see more of the show.

Frankly?   I can’t wait for series two!

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