Mr. Robot: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
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Unique storytelling, a darker tone, and challenging opportunities for its tight cast push Mr. Robot even further into uncharted television territory.



Critic Ratings: 39


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Air date: Jul 13, 2016

Part 1 of 2. The Season 2 premiere finds Elliot in seclusion; Angela happy at E Corp; and fsociety delivering a malicious payload.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2016

Conclusion. Elliot is in seclusion; Angela is happy at E Corp; and fsociety delivers a malicious payload.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2016

Elliot vows to beat Mr. Robot; Angela gets a glimpse behind the curtain at E Corp; and fsociety stirs up trouble.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2016

Elliot friends Ray, who he hopes can help delete Mr. Robot; Dom makes a major discovery; and Darlene questions whether the FBI or Dark Army is the bigger threat.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2016

Elliot can't quit the game; Dom and the FBI head to China to investigate 5/9; Joanna is haunted; and Darlene calls on Angela for help.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2016

Mr. Robot tries to show Elliot that he can be useful; and Darlene and Angela's plan doesn't go as hoped.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2016

Mr. Robot and Elliot try to make nice; and Joanna is given an ultimatum.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2016

Fsociety releases a video; and Darlene acts on an old desire.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2016

Angela wants more from E Corp than they want to give; and Elliot and Darlene seek answers.

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Air date: Sep 7, 2016

Elliot begins to doubt Mr. Robot; Darlene tries to do the right thing; and Dom and the FBI get closer.

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Series 2 of Mr Robot follows Elliot Alderson as he comes to terms with his mental health issues. Along with the other members of 'fsociety', he must cope with the hackers' impact on Evil Corp.

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Critic Reviews for Mr. Robot Season 2

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (22)

There's a slow build in progress with this season... but Esmail's deft touch with the blend of reality and fantasy remains as engrossing as ever.

Jul 11, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Remains one of the most dizzying, intoxicating, challenging shows on television, a gripping look at mental illness and brilliance run amok... It's a show that poses Big Questions and dares to leave them hanging.

Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's an incredibly cynical view of the world but it may be one of the most realistic depictions of our existence, even if it's the parts most of us never see.

Jul 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Esmail is pulling a Fargo instead of a True Detective, taking his show into surprising new directions while holding onto some of the stuff that made us love it in the first place.

Jul 14, 2016 | Full Review…

For all that Mr. Robot invites us to think about global financial issues, the unchecked power of technology, and imminent societal collapse, it also demonstrates just how efficiently capitalism co-opts all critiques.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

In the universe of Mr. Robot, which is even darker and more joyless in season two, it increasingly feels like the audience might be Elliot's enemy.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Speaking of what makes the show, it still carries the cultural markers, Internet Age jibes, and background score peculiarities that made it a breakout hit last summer.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

With each passing episode, it has become more of a chore to decipher what's going on amidst all the show's form-bending tricks and gimmicks.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Beyond the theories about its argument, social criticism and its ambition to be a generational series, Mr. Robot marks differences by the original use of visual composition. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A lot of this could have been corrected with some sort of amazing season wrapup, but unfortunately, our worst fears about the show were proven true.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

To be sure, Malek's physically wasted and psychologically strained performance as Elliot is a sturdy foundation for excellent drama.

Oct 8, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Mr. Robot is a perfect example of a show that is referential, alluding to other works without being overly derivative or the least bit stale.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Robot: Season 2

  • Feb 20, 2021
    Season 2 was pretty disappointing. The performances were still fantastic and Rami Malek is just at another level, but this season honestly felt like filler. The Darlene plotline wasn't that interesting, and Elliot's mind is explored more. In the end, this is a season carried by great performances and the prison plotline. My Rating - 8.5/10.
  • Jan 07, 2021
    Mr. Robot is one of the best TV series I've ever seen. I consider it to be on par with the likes of Breaking Bad. It blew my goddamn mind. It's original, unique, and unpredictable. There isn't any other show like this. The story is excellent and you're always wondering what will happen next. I cared about pretty much all the characters. Solid performances from the actors across the board, especially from Rami Malek. Mr. Robot starts on a high note, continues on a high note, and ends on a high note. The quality and the consistency never falter at all. I fucking love it. Go watch it right now.
  • Sep 13, 2020
    It's still very good, but it seems like a bridge between the first and the third season.
  • Aug 23, 2020
    This is definitely the weakest season out of the four, but it is still stunning, with its great plot twists, mind bending story, and masterful acting and directing. My grade: A
  • Aug 06, 2020
    Definitely the weakest of the 4 seasons but you do not want to miss it. Something is set up in this season that impacts the finale so buckle up. Joey Bada$$ is so sick.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Mr Robot is a very CREATIVE, unique, emotional, mind-blowing and shocking tv show that is filled with some plot twists that will blow your mind, I was personally so shocked of how amazing this tv show is. Season 1 of Mr Robot is one of its best seasons and it's rare to find a tv show that the first season of it is one of its best, Mr Robot even starts off with an amazing episode and that's episode 1 season 1, an incredible episode that I really enjoyed. Season 2 is its worst and it was really boring especially the first 4 or 5 episodes of the season. It will make you think the show is just ruined and the next seasons will be boring and the story will just be boring as well. Felt like the whole season wasn't even necessary but I would call season 2 that it was good compared to the other 3 seasons of the show that were excellent, that's why I said it's the show's worst season. There were a few episodes that saved season 2 and I enjoyed watching them. Season 3 and 4 were absolutely shocking and mind-blowing, some episodes in these two seasons, I can talk about them for hours. eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00 (Season 3 Episode 5) was an absolute masterpiece, the fact that it was a "one-shot" is just amazing, you are there in every single thing that happens without cutting from a scene to the other, the camera never cuts. And it's a thing that I have seen in a very few movies but have never seen in any tv show. These things make Mr Robot a "unique" tv show. Mr robot can make you feel nervous, the whole episode without having any conversations or anything to say in the episode and yes I'm talking about the amazing episode called: 405 Method Not Allowed (Season 4 Episode 5) that doesn't have any single conversations in it except for 2 sentences maybe, one in the beginning and one at the very end. The final episode that I'll talk about is: 407 Proxy Authentication Required (Season 4 Episode 7), this episode itself is just a freakin "MASTERPIECE". An episode that has an amazing music score, an episode that has an amazing cinematography and colours that match with what Eliot is feeling. An episode that has an amazing cast: Rami Malek (Elliot Alderson), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Gloria Reuben (Krista Gordon) and Elliot Villar (Fernando Vira). This episode isn't just the best episode that I have seen in Mr Robot or any tv show, it is one the best things that I have seen in my whole life. Hats off. Mr Robot's amazing cinematography is a thing that I have never seen in any other movie or tv show before, and if you have seen the show you'll know what I'm talking about. The music score was excellent and it builds up feelings inside of you, the customs were so cool, the black hoodie of Elliot, the shorts of Darlene, the $6,000 suit of Tyrell and the hat with the jacket of Mr Robot. The script and conversations were so deep and genius. And finally the cast of Mr Robot, I really don't know what to say about this part because all of them are literally amazing and I can't talk about all of them or I'll spoil a lot of stuff, I'll just talk about Rami Malek, he gave us a performance that's one of the best, his acting was so very deep, he acts with his face, eyes and everything, it was just shocking. There are a few stuff that I really wanted an answer to and that's the thing that made me want to watch a little more of Mr Robot and I'm talking about an episode or maybe 15 more minutes or something, unfortunately, I can't say what they are because I don't want to spoil anything but for those who watched Mr Robot will defiantly get me. The ending of Mr Robot is very emotional, I really expected something else though, something bigger especially that the show had a lot of plot twists that were shocking but I wouldn't call the ending a very bad one I would just say that I expected more. Mr Robot is a masterpiece and for sure one of the best tv shows that ever exists. Great job to every single one who worked on it and to Sam Esmail, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
  • Jun 23, 2020
    Incredible, fantastic show.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Still amazing. I found it slightly slower than the first one, but still keeping graciously up with the precedent season.
  • May 30, 2020!9.5/10
  • Jan 26, 2020
    A thrilling continuation of an already near perfect show, with more experimentation and more liberation on behalf of Esmail who was given the role of directing every episode. This season digs deeper into the characters surrounding Elliot and builds a world that is arguably the best grounded approach to a potential future yet to be captured on television. Once again highly recommend.

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