Mr. Robot - Season 2, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes




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.

Episode Info

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


Rami Malek
as Elliot
Ben Rappaport
as Ollie Parker
Stephanie Corneliussen
as Joanna Wellick
Grace Gummer
as Dominique DiPierro
Michael Cristofer
as Phillip Price
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Critic reviews for eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd

The entire Adderall sequence was stunning.

July 20, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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.

July 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

July 25, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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.

July 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

July 22, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Coming off of the two-hour premiere's somewhat indulgent pacing, Episode 3 managed to be both beautifully crafted, at-times haunting/disturbing and yet also plot-stirring - right down to the final "light bulb" moment.

July 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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