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Mr Robot Darlena Angela Shootout

Mr. Robot Trio Weigh In on 'Spectacular' Alliance and That Harrowing [Spoiler]

It was “ladies’ night” of a sort this week on Mr. Robot, as the FBI’s slowly but surely tightening noose around the Five/Nine hackers put Darlene, Angela and Dom in distinctly precarious positions.

Seeing the FBI amass far more clues to fsociety’s involvement than she ever imagined, Darlene made the decision to reach out to Angela, leveraging their shared interest in protecting Elliot with the AllSafe employee-turned-E Corp spinmeister.

“Darlene wants something from Angela” — namely, her assistance in hacking the FBI’s E Corp field office — “and their friendship comes into play,” notes Carly Chaikin, who plays fsociety’s current ringleader. Angela at first was taken aback by the overture, but after getting some face time with Elliot herself — and after having ex-boyfriend Ollie try to record their conversation about the fateful CD that marked “ground zero” for the hack! — she comes around and carefully meets up with Darlene at the group’s appropriated HQ.

Is Angela completely on board with fsociety’s cover-your-ass scheme? “I can’t tell you what she does…,” Portia Doubleday hedges, “but Angela is going to do something with Darlene that is pretty spectacular.”

That is good to hear, since it appears that Elliot might be out of commission for a bit on his end of things, having made the mistake of “looking” at what Ray’s broken website peddles — namely, a wide variety of wildly illegal things, from young abducted girls to munitions and more. Ratted out by Rat Tail, Elliot had been dragged out of bed and was getting an epic beatdown from Ray’s enforcers as we faded to black.

Elsewhere, Joanna Wellick had her goon dispatch with the parking lot attendant who was getting way too antsy about keeping mum to protect “the scrawny kid in the hoodie.” Even more dramatic, after the deed was done, she inquired about every single detail of the kill, while calmly breastfeeding. Later, Joanna received a call on the burner phone and only heard breathing — but pleaded with Tyrell to identify himself, to “say something.”

Over at the cop shop, Dom and the FBI made tracks for Beijing, to snoop around E Corp’s servers. Upon arrival, they were introduced to Minister Zheng (sp?) — aka White Rose’s male persona! During their first sitdown, Dom made the mistake of abruptly suggesting the culpability of the Dark Army hacker group based out of China. Afterward, at a party held at his lavish home, the minister — when not regaling Dom with the exquisite fashions in the closet of his “sister” — engaged in an almost Hannibal Lecter/Clarice Starling banter with the G-woman, trying to suss out the origin of her law enforcement career.

Did Dom’s (unwitting) encounters with the Dark Army leader take her too close to the flame? At episode’s end, Dom’s FBI “field trip” to one of E Corp’s Chinese server farms was interrupted by a harrowing hail of gunfire from two masked men, dropping colleagues left and right. Dom grabbed a gun and dispatched with one of the shooters, but as the hour drew to a close, the other seemingly had her in the crosshairs.

It’s no spoiler to say that, having just been introduced (and as revealed in our Comic-Con video Q&A), Dom is around at least a while longer. But the shootout will leave a mark on the intrepid fed.

“We’ll see her really struggling with having to deal with that, to go on from that,” says Grace Gummer, adding that the incident both scared Dom as well as confirmed that her investigation is on the right track. “It’s definitely a big turning point for her.”

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9 Comments
  1. Jeff C says:

    Best episode of the season (so far)!!!

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Good episode. Good to see Elliot on a computer using his hacking skills again. Not good what he discover about Ray that put him in danger! Glad Elliot and Angela saw each other again and she knows everything Elliot’s been doing. Crazy about the shootout at FBI. Can’t wait for next episode!

  3. Joey Padron says:

    I mean using a computer.

  4. David says:

    The Dredd Pirate Robert’s (Plurals) was a freedom fighter, The community on his site was known as being the greatest communities ever formed on any internet site, the ebazons should take note, so be it I in Elliot’s position (and it might actually be me in the end as he’s always talking about me) knowing just his name i would have done all I could to help.
    What Ray does. Well that’s just pure evil.
    Also shows I cant be Elliot cause I wouldn’t have looked but in saying that he still may be you right? Totally Insane Right Best of season 2 yes, Shout out to Stephanie Corneliussen. My gosh every single time! How can someone so beautiful have the power to send chills down tour spine every time I see her WOW she plays that so good. I mean I like bad woman dont get me wrong but she actually scares me

  5. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Great ep. Elliot back to his HACKING ways……about F-in time I was starting to get a bit bored. Darlene reaching out to Angela to help they all need each other at this point. Damn FBI is really getting close to FSociety. This ep so far the best of S2

  6. Stefan says:

    Finally!! I was thinking we won’t see a good episode this season. So glad to see Elliot hacking again and bringing Angela back into the action. And actually having the characters talk and act with one another. It seems if they keep the plot out of Elliot’s head, things might actually get back on track.

    • rowan77 says:

      You do understand that the what’s happening inside Elliot’s head has been a major part of the show since day one, right? Just about everything we’ve seen has been through the filter of Elliot’s mind, since we are his imaginary friend.

  7. TJ. Church says:

    I had trouble reading your “burning question” regarding the twist(s) earlier this week, since I had failed to see the episode when it first aired.

    However, having seen it all less than 12 hours ago, I still don’t see the twist/twist-within-a-twist, nor a few of the things this article refers to (so I didn’t read the rest of it, & therefore can’t comment on my reactions to things therein).