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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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.
What all of this tells us is that though Mr. Robot is strong when it comes the science of hacking, it is weak (and even dry) when it comes to the social science of economics.
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.
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