Cast & Crew
Dominique "Dom" DiPierro
Say what you will about Mr. Robot, but it rarely if ever does anything without a purpose. I can't think of one gun Sam Esmail has brought into center-frame he didn't eventually fire.
This week's episode belongs to Darlene, and its a great showcase for Carly Chaiken.
This week's hour-long episode, entitled "eps2.2_init1.asec," (because Mr. Robot, people) is about as bright and shiny as this show is ever likely to get. We even see a real smile out of Elliot - no Adderall involved.
This episode was stuffed with information, but the most compelling moments came when Elliot and Darlene's lives started to intertwine again.
When a show is taking place as much inside the main character's head as Mr. Robot is at the moment, this length is incredibly hard to sustain without feeling the weight of every minute ticking by.
Contrary to its signature visual style, Mr. Robot delights in narrative symmetry, and tonight's episode is no exception. "eps2.2init1.asec" begins in the past and ends pointing toward the future.
Hopefully, a return to hacking will put the pieces of Mr. Robot back in the places they belong.
This week's Mr. Robot opened with a blast from the past, in the form of a flashback that answered some questions we perhaps didn't know we had.
Similar to last week's episode, "init1.asec" answered several questions we forgot we wanted to know.
There are times which the long runtimes of the episodes and endless stalemates can become a little tiresome, but if Mr. Robot is able to pay off on all the exquisite build-up, then it'll surely be worthwhile.