[ThisstoryincludesspoilersforstabsoffourepisodesbyUSANetworks Mr. Robot "Requires 407 Proxy Authentication."]
Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) are one and the same. Darlene (Carly Chaikin) is Elliot's sister. Elliot spent most of Season Two in an illusory world to hide his imprisonment. Besides Mr. Robot and Elliot, there could be one "other."
These are just some of the amazing revelations in Sam Esmail's USA Network thriller that focuses on the crunching of a computer hacker against the most powerful people on the planet – and yet all these revelations are fading compared to those of The Heart of Sunday 407 Proxy Authentication Required, which reveals a central trauma from Elliot's past: he was sexually abused by his father as a child.
In "407 Proxy Authentication Required", written and directed by Sam Esmail, is played as an ad-free stage play with five acts featuring four leading actors: Elliot, Robot, the malignant Fernando Vera (Elliot Villar) and Elliot's therapist Krista (Gloria Reuben) , Vera wants to win Elliot as a partner to conquer New York City. He uses Kristas' security as a lever to win over Elliot. He also wants to break Elliot and open his eyes to his own truth.
In this effort, Vera forces Krista to perform a therapy session with Elliot. First of all, it's a reluctant back-and-forth painting of numbers. Soon it will be tragic if the existence of Mr. Robot is called into question. Krista takes one of the most defining moments in Elliot's life, not to mention one of the series' most mysterious events in four seasons: the long-wintered day Elliot fell out of the window as a child. Robot, who manifests himself to Elliot in the image of his father Edward Alderson, insists that he was created to protect Elliot. But when Krista tells Elliot to remember the day's events, a troubled Mr. Robot leaves and tells Elliot, "I can not protect you anymore." Elliot remembers with tears the truth in Rami Malek's most powerful performance, not to mention the most exciting scene in the entire series: He jumped out of his bedroom window to escape his father, a sexual abuser
In The Final Act In the episode, Vera tries to connect with Elliot about their common abuse story as children. Krista breaks this connection by stabbing Vera in the back, killing the man and closing the episode in the dark. A title card at the end of the class draws viewers' attention to information for the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1
devastating. That's a word to describe the episode. And yet, it is far from enough to articulate the gravity of the revelation that Elliot was sexually abused by his father. It is completely new contextualized Mr. Robot . For example, in the first scene of the entire series, Elliot suggests a man responsible for running a child pornography website. The third episode of the series reveals a memory of Elliot with his mother about his recently deceased father. "He was weak and pathetic," she tells her son. In the ninth episode, Elliot recalls that she traveled to New York from New Jersey and mentions that on the way to the city she picked out the statistically most secure wagons and on the way back the least secure: "I have it hated to go home. " It completely redraws every loving interaction between Elliot and Edward, the Back to the Future photos.
"I wish I'd been a better father to you," Edward tells his son in the opening scene of Season Three's powerful eighth episode "Do not Delete Me." Do you think you'll ever make it?
"No," replies Elliot. A moment later, Edward collapses in a fit of coughing. It's unclear if this is the time he dies, but Elliot still leaves his fallen father and stops to pick up his Mr. Robot jacket. He enters a largely empty theater, wears the coat and whispers to a vacant seat next to him: "Shh. The movie starts right away. "
These are just a few examples of how Edward acts as a culprit changes everything we know about Mr. Robot . Take another look at the series. There are undoubtedly, inevitably and tragically so many more examples.
Behind the Scenes, the episode itself is titled "Proxy Authentication Required." The actor BD Wong tweeted about the episode: "At the table, any actor whose character was absent was asked to leave the room." Also, creator Sam Esmail declined to speak with The Hollywood Reporter about the episode, and decided to let them speak for themselves.
Much earlier in the season, after the premiere episode, THR spoke with Esmail for the podcast Series Regular and asked how the end of the series originally came into being with him Eyes End coincides as Mr. Robot was first planned as a feature film. This was his answer:
"The themes and the specific ending are what I envisioned as the end of the feature film, but I have to say, what made it into a series did that to me, What I had originally imagined With this story, we created all these wonderful characters around Elliot, I think his journey means more because of those relationships, it's funny, the movie version was about this loner, and I do not think until the end of this movie version, fortunately I could get characters to mate with him and challenge him and engage with him, and I could find a way how that guy can not only bow to the end that I had thought of, but on the way relationships I did not think this character should or should have done in the movie version, although the end is the same, I think his journey is in many in this respect, it will be much deeper and more satisfying, because of the Other characters that surround it.
A sentence from Esmail that stands out: "In many ways … the end is the same. "It agrees with what Esmail tells THR about" the other "from the second hour of the last season, which suggests that maybe a third person is lurking in Elliot, and Esmail said the turn was It was important to remember that Mr. Robot said he had not remembered that Darlene had told him about the return of Fernando Vera had narrated what led to questions about a third personality – but that presupposed that Robot Elliot was no longer in. In "407 Proxy Authentication Required," Robot stood as long as possible between Elliot and the truth about Edward Alderson, pointing that he was still willing to lie to Elliot to keep him from the pain of his child molestation.He lied to Elliot about Vera's return when he felt like he had Way to this terrible truth came to light?
The rating for "the other" may not be Elliot, Mr. Robot and a third personality. Let's reevaluate the dialogue from this stunning boardroom between Elliot as a child and his mother. Both are probably lurking in Elliot's mind:  Magda: "I've been looking all over for you. You should not sit there, that's not your place."
Elliot: "Why? I thought …"
Magda: "You & # 39; We must wait."
Elliot: "For what?"
Magda: "For him."  Elliot: "You mean Mr. Robot?"
Magda: " No … the other ."
Is "the other" Edward Alderson? Must the minds we build for Elliot have to deal with the reality of his father, the person he has long considered his "only friend" to now recognize the tragic, monstrous truth? Theorize as you like, provided you have the stomach for theories right now. Whatever the answers for the future, we must now reflect on how this tragic revelation changes everything that happened in Mr. Robot and mourns accordingly with Elliot.
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