Mr. Robot is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show’s first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode without at least one digital intrusion, often drawn from real life. Each week, we’ll be running through Mr. Robot’s C Y B E R activities — who got hacked, why, and how much magic would be required to make them actually work.
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It’s been a bad week for fsociety. Elliot is still out of commission, glitching out in the pastoral refuge of Queens. Romero is dead, Mobley and Trenton are on their way out the door, and for the first time in the series, it looks like law enforcement might actually catch someone. The episode ends with special agent and devoted Alexa owner Dom DePierro stumbling onto fsociety’s Coney Island HQ, the first solid lead of the season.
But despite Elliot’s digital detox,