Critic Consensus: The final moments of "h4ndshake.sme" make a significant reveal, yet it's the carefully drawn characters and their allegorical relations that continue to be the most important constant in the show.
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Critic reviews for eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme
Last night's Mr. Robot, "eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme," dropped the logic bomb we felt coming for a while now, the revelation that Elliot's "perfectly constructed loop" was only perfectly constructed because it was orchestrated behind the steel bars.
If you were one of the many viewers who thought that Elliot was not really hiding out at his mother's home then congratulations, you win a bitcoin.
So much of the rest of season two has been such an impressive slow-burn that I'm inclined to cut the predictability of the prison twist more slack than it probably deserves.
A number of things were made a bit clearer... we got answers to a few questions that we've been wondering since the show returned for season two.
The twist was revealed perfectly - once again proving that it's the execution, not the twist itself, which keeps us all tuned in to this series.
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