Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 4 “eps3.3_metadata.par2”

Following this season’s premiere I felt a sense of optimism that ‘Mr. Robot’ would perfect its pacing issues with a fine balance between character and narrative. While this episode excellently attempts to zoom in on the consequences each character faces in the battle for or against the Dark Army and its plans, the constant build-up doesn’t provide much satisfaction. Darlene is most clearly expressed here with her sense of guilt over the economic wipe-out, and lonely perspective on life made worse by her consultations with the FBI about her brother. This growing sign of morality is contrasted by Angela and Tyrell, whose emotions direct their actions, as well as Irving’s unethical outlooks. The direction and music tries to elicit some greater tension, but while teases towards greater mythos and Easter eggs are nice reminders of the long-term story, something needs to progress soon. 7.6/10


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