Critic Consensus: "eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes" provides one of the most audacious and creative openings in the series to date before taking a thrilling and touching dramatic turn in the episode's second half.
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Critic reviews for eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes
There were just so many great, small moments embedded among the absurdity of all this that I couldn't help but love it.
One of the great things about Mr. Robot is that each week... the audacious opening twenty minutes of this week's installment sets a new level of craziness.
There's no doubting the entertainment value of the second section of episode six.
Some of these changes worked, others didn't, but whatever the case, there's no denying that "eps2.4m4ster-s1ave.aes" was just an off entry for the show.
Yes, a fragmented episode. Each individual component worked, sure, but overall the splintering spoke to this season's overall lack of flow.
Here's the secret reason [it] works as well as it does: The rest of the episode is even better, so if you felt lost in the indulgence of the sitcom sequence (as you very well could have), you had a super fun heist movie waiting for you on the other end.
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