Critic Consensus: Brimming with suspense and ripe with intrigue,"Init_5" answers lingering questions only to raise others as the season approaches what's sure to be a compelling final act.
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If this episode is any indication, that tapestry is tearing itself apart. Esmail reached into his constantly-expanding bag of visual tricks to demonstrate the idea that Elliot and Mr. Robot are breaking apart, separating like oil poured into water.
It's a surprise how important the past of Washington Township is to the future.
With "init_5.fve," Mr. Robot returns, for now, to something like equilibrium, and like succ3ss0r.p12 it concludes with enough clouds on the horizon to hold the interest another week.
Truthfully, this show has been missing a key element all season long: Tyrell Wellick. The slick-haired, cold-blooded exec helped make Season 1 the addictive ride it was.
Things are coming together rapidly, and the story is starting to make more and more sense. Here's to all Tyrell in the season's penultimate hour!
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