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.
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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