Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Twelve

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And we start off in Philip K. Dick territory:

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It’s one thing to question your mind. It’s another to question your eyes and ears. But then again, isn’t it all the same, our senses just mediocre inputs for our brain? Sure, we rely on them, trust they accurately portray the real world around us, but what if the haunting truth is, they can’t? That what we perceive isn’t the real world at all but just our mind’s best guess? That all we really have is a garbled reality, a fuzzy picture we will never truly make out.

Which makes me wonder if what Darlene said …

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If you want any other details, the answer is suck a dick.

… was Esmail anticipating the confusion and criticism from non-discerning viewers who thought they were getting a straight techie thriller.

A straight techie thriller was the first season. And the second season has been the real play.

Here’s a clue:

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Do these people even fucking exist?

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The FBI has photos of all but one. But is what Darlene seeing really what Darlene is seeing? Does Darlene even exist?

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Annnnnnd …

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Yeah, I just had a quick question. Do you have the time?

What is Esmail playing at here? Is that a simple pre-arranged passphrase or something more?

Cue the music:

Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is with Lyrics

And: Is he really Elliot?

Let’s go back to the verrrry beginning, episode one:

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Oh, hi. Tyrell Wellick. I’m Senior Vice President, Technology.

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Elliot. Just a tech.

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Don’t be so humble. You know, I started out exactly where you are, and… to be honest, you know, my heart is still there. So I see you’re running Gnome. You know, I’m actually on KDE myself. I know this desktop environment is supposed to be better but… you know what they say. Old habits… they die hard.

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(thinking) An executive running Linux with…

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Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. I’m an executive. I mean… why am I even running Linux? Again… old habits. It’s gonna be fun working with you. I should join the rest of the group. Bonsoir, Elliot.

I boldfaced parts that non-discerning viewers might have let slip by.

And this immediately follows:

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(voiceover) Sometimes I dream of saving the world.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Was he dreaming during that encounter?

Out of all the TV I’ve seen this year, Esmail has managed to do it again. Mr. Robot is the best goddammed thing on this year.

It will be another long wait for season three.

Additional:

Mr. Robot transcripts

Previously here:

Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Eleven
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Ten
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Nine
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Eight
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Seven
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Six
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Five
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Four
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Three
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Two
Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode One

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2 Responses to Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Twelve

  1. “Do these people even fucking exist?”
    ” But is what Darlene seeing really what Darlene is seeing? Does Darlene even exist?”
    “And: Is he really Elliot?”

    You’re not falling into that trap where you expect everything has a hidden meaning, are you?
    If this show turns into a weekly “what did he really mean” fare, then its gonna lose me as a fan.

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    • mikecane says:

      Am I the only one who noticed an episode had a VR-like shot in it? I think we’ll discover at the end the entire thing has been taking place in VR.

      Just like we learned all of Elliot living with his mother was him really being at Riker’s (or wherever that was).

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