eps2.2_init_1.asec
Mr. Robot Season 2

89%

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Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

From the riveting opening scene to its electrifying final moments, "init1.asec" is packed with consequential moments that set the stage for Elliot's future.

Episode Info

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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Critic Reviews for eps2.2_init_1.asec

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.

Jul 27, 2016 | Full Review…

This week's episode belongs to Darlene, and its a great showcase for Carly Chaiken.

Jul 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 28, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode was stuffed with information, but the most compelling moments came when Elliot and Darlene's lives started to intertwine again.

Jul 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hopefully, a return to hacking will put the pieces of Mr. Robot back in the places they belong.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Similar to last week's episode, "init1.asec" answered several questions we forgot we wanted to know.

Jul 27, 2016 | Full Review…

"eps2.2_init_1.asec" was a another thrilling episode.

Jul 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 1, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Watching Elliot fight so hard last episode was great; here, he'd lost his fight, and it was a more lethargic hour for it.

Jul 29, 2016 | Full Review…