Critic Consensus: The dense, beautifully crafted "k3rnel-pan1c.ksd" highlights new characters, new alliances, and a huge final reveal while maintaining a haunting, visceral account of Elliot's mental collapse.
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Critic reviews for eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd
Sam Esmail and company have constructed a well-oiled mind-fuck, to the point where we trust nothing we see, nothing we're told, and nothing we could guess.
Overall, "eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd" solidifies the new era of the series. I'm equal parts nervous and excited, so keep it comin', Mr. Robot. You'll most definitely be on the winning side of the war.
More so than the premiere, this episode really focused on Elliot, and while he might not be immediately headed back to fsociety, it's clear he's back on that path.
Last week, Elliot asked us what happens when the mask becomes part of you. This week we get a hint: the line between Elliot and Mr. Robot begins to blur to a point of complete fluidity.
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