Mr. Robot Season 1 Finale “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” Recap and Post-Mortem
The finale of the first season of USA Network’s “Mr. Robot”, Episode 10 “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” was chalk full of revelations, in turn, set the scene for the upcoming second season. Also, The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly sat down with Christian Slater and with show creator Sam Esmail in order to get some hints and teases about the big revelations of the season, and as to what fans and viewers should expect in the second season. Read on to learn more about the episode, and as to what will happen in season two.
The season finale saw the effects of the fruition of Elliot Alderson’s (Rami Malek) and Fsociety’s plan. Elliot, woke up three days later from his meeting with Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallstrom), only to find Tyrell missing, and to find that the world had been plunged into chaos- stock markets plunged, various governments declared states of emergency and Evil Corp was left hanging by a thread.
While fsociety, under the leadership of Darlene (Carly Chaikin) executed the final stages of their plan. It included burning all of their drives, and holding a party in the arcade, to gather enough fingerprints to throw the police off their trail, Elliot tried to look for Tyrell. It led him to discover a hidden USB in Tyrell’s USB which held a video of him falling off the Boardwalk by himself.
While this happened, Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday), who now works for Evil Corp, witnessed James Plouffe (Richard Bekins), the executive vice president of technology, kill himself during a televised interview; and discovered from Evil Corp CEO Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer) that he wasn’t afraid of the people behind fsociety, and that he had hired her as she was exactly what they needed.
Meanwhile, Elliot succeeded in calling Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) out, who then made him act rashly in an effort to prove how real he was to Elliot. Afterwards, Elliot, in Times Square, surrounded by the fsociety demonstrators, told Mr. Robot that he knew that he had killed Tyrell, and tried to convince himself that Mr. Robot, and his younger self and mother, who had just appeared, weren’t real. After Mr. Robot argued that the world wasn’t real, Elliot willed himself to be alone. This worked, except Mr. Robot, his younger self, and his mother appeared on an LED screen and told him that they were never going to leave him.
This led to Elliot returning home to watch the chaos unfold, but was interrupted by a mysterious knock on the door, which Elliot answered.
The scene then changed, and viewers watched as a man, who was later revealed to be White Rose (BD Wong), entered a party full of powerful world leaders. He then made his way to Price, and in their conversation, it was revealed that Price knew who was behind fsociety. White Rose then likened the CEO to Emperor Nero, who, like Price, enjoyed himself as Rome burned around him.
Recently, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Christian Slater in order to talk about the twist that everyone called from the very beginning- that Elliot is Mr. Robot.
According to Slater, he had several inklings of what exactly his character would be from the moment he first read the script, and then later on, confirmed his suspicions and was told the truth about his existence early on, when show creator Sam Esmail revealed that Mr. Robot was the “shadow of Elliot’s father.”
With regards to Elliot, according to Esmail, as he has just accepted his inner demons within his dissociative personality disorder, fans and viewers will see Elliot trying to live in the chaotic world that he had created, while being reconciled with these other personalities.
This means that Slater will be back as the titular “Mr. Robot,” as their relationship, according to Esmail, is very much similar to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, while Slater, in his interview with Entertainment Weekly, likened it to the relationship between Bruce Banner and the Hulk.
With regards to Angela, fans and viewers will be seeing her try to fight the system from within Evil Corp, in an interesting parallel to Elliot, who always tries to fight Evil Corp from the outside.
Also, one should take note of White Rose’s interesting meeting with Price, as Esmail hints that we haven’t seen the end of him yet.
Esmail then mentioned that aside from going more into those three mysterious days, which includes Tyrell’s fate, and Elliot’s family and past. Viewers should also expect that the second season will not feature a time jump, and that the world that we will be greeted with will deal with the fallout of what fsociety managed to accomplish.
What did you think of the season finale of “Mr. Robot”? Are you excited for the second season? What do you think of the end scene with White Rose meeting up with Price? Let us know what your theories are in the comments below!
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