8 Thoughts About Last Week’s ‘Mr. Robot’

It’s getting even more intense as the plot thickens on USA’s Mr. Robot this past week.  After reviewing the episode, here are 8 thoughts I had about “eps3.6_Fredrick+Tanya.Chk”.

Looks Like Elliot Wants Mr. Robot To See Krista

MR. ROBOT — “eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk” Episode 307 — Pictured: (l-r) Gloria Reuben as Krista Gordon, Christian Slater as Mr. Robot — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

It would appear to make sense to surmise that when Elliot dashes off to see Krista after experiencing the trauma of seeing thousands of people die right before his eyes, that he seeks therapy through Krista.  However, that’s not the case, Mr. Robot emerges and spends more time in counsel with Krista than Elliot; which leads me to believe that he’s exposing Mr. Robot to his therapist. He’s also probably trying to get Krista to be the voice of reason since Elliot has obviously lost control at this point.

Why Do I Like This Psychopath Leon?

MR. ROBOT — “eps3.6_fredr1ck+tanya.chk” Episode 307 — Pictured: Joey Bada$$ as Leon — (Photo by: Ursula Coyote/USA Network)

Okay, yes he’s an agent of the Dark Army and a homicidal psychopath with an affinity for sitcoms, but c’mon Leon is pretty likable.  One of the strongest performers next to Bobby Cannavale on Mr. Robot is Joey Bada$$. His delivery, cadence, and style is everything and he chews up every scene he’s in.  But I have to say, did anyone else cock their head to the side and go huh when Leon said the line “he gets more butts than ashtrays?”  C’mon now, are ya’ll really inserting Biggie lyrics into this series?

What’s The Deal With Santiago’s Mom?

It seems Esmail’s focus on this b-story with Santago’s mother is of importance.  It’s twice now that there have been scenes dedicated to phone calls with his ailing mother where’s he’s concerned for both her safety and her health. Sounds like she may be used as a hostage to extract info from Santiago.  My bet is DiPierro may get to his mother somehow.

Irving Tells The Sad Truth About Corporate Cronies And Their Wealth

Mr. Robot thought he knew what revolution he was fighting for—but quickly realized through Irving’s revelation that he was just a pawn in a bigger scheme.  While the news is inundated with reports of fatalities of many innocent ECorp employees, a group of rich selfish individuals have an extravagant rooftop party and are completely oblivious to the tragic events happening around them. Irving explicitly says, “Face it, no matter how hard you try, that’s always the end result.”

Santiago Is Ruthless

MR. ROBOT — “eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk” Episode 307 — Pictured: Omar Metwally as Santiago — (Photo by: Michael Parmelee/USA Network)

In the coldest delivery of news I’ve seen yet, Santiago without one iota of compassion tells Tyrell that his wife Joanna, is dead and that his child is in foster care.  I gasped at how blunt Santiago was with this information and being completely devoid of pity made me realize this man is one sick and sad human being.  And I’m using the term “human” loosely.

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Angela Has Gone Full Cray

MR. ROBOT — “eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk” Episode 307 — Pictured: (l-r) Portia Doubleday as Angela Moss, Carly Chaikin as Darlene Alderson — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

We all saw this coming the moment Angela was trying to convince Elliot that everyone will be okay in spite of the fact there were plans to blow up a building.  Now Angela has completely lost it and appears to be suffering from a nervous breakdown.  After Darlene catches Angela in her living room rewinding the playback of the explosion on the news and playing it over and over again; it’s clear that Angela has gone off the deep end.  The question now is, will she recover?

I’m Really Upset About Trenton and Mobley

MR. ROBOT — “eps3.6_fredr1ck+tanya.chk” Episode 307 — Pictured: Azar Khan as Mobley — (Photo by: Ursula Coyote/USA Network)

**Spoiler alert here** It’s difficult when characters who you’ve invested in for multiple seasons come to an abrupt end.  Sadly both former fsociety members Trenton and Mobley lost their lives in this episode.  They were both used as a patsy by the Dark Army for the second attack all orchestrated by Whiterose.  The moment Tyrell blamed them, we knew their number was up.  Damn, I really liked those two.

Whiterose Is Petty AF

I didn’t realize until this episode that Whiterose’s petty levels are beyond reach. Whiterose literally coordinated a terrorist attack responsible for the slaughter of thousands of people, property damage most likely in the billions and manipulated everyone within her sphere of influence just to teach Price a lesson. It turns out because Price didn’t have a handle on Angela and the impending lawsuit against one of Whiterose’s chemical plants, she decided to tell him in her own way that she is not to be played with. And she doesn’t like being asked twice.

There were so many plot twists and turns and I’m am amazed at how petty Whiterose is as a villain. This show from one week to the next still manages to surprise me at every turn.

Tune in with me again for next week’s episode of USA’s Mr. Robot which airs every Wednesday night at 10pm/9c. You can live tweet with the @blackgirlnerds community on Twitter under the hashtag #DatBot.

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  • I’m just catching up on this season, and I’m seriously nauseous at how the only other brown folk with a significant role were so easily tossed in the trash in the most painful way, and used as scapegoats toward the worst stereotypes that especially Muslims face. Can we admit that it was not cool, and trite, and a painful trope? Can we admit that we hoped this show would do better? And that if this were Leon, staged as a patsy with some obvious thug stereotype, we might be more up in arms, here? Can you imagine being part of audience and rooting for the only character on screen that seems to represent you, and watching them get killed off in this painful stereotypical trope that is hurting real POC every day? It’s triggering to *me*, and makes me want to take a breather from a show I was working hard to catch up on. This deserved more than a passing comment from this site – it deserved the same “Who thought this was a good idea” that BGN served to Outlander this week about that slave auction, and I’m a bit heartbroken to have to point that out.

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