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The latest fsociety leak has Dom trying her best to spin the case in the FBI's favor; Angela defends her career choices; Darlene makes it known that her circle of trust is shrinking.

Director:

Sam Esmail

Writers:

Sam Esmail (created by), Courtney Looney | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson (credit only)
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Michael Cristofer ... Phillip Price (credit only)
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick (credit only)
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick (credit only)
Grace Gummer ... Dominique DiPierro
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot (credit only)
Azhar Khan ... Mobley
Sunita Mani ... Trenton
Michael Drayer ... Cisco
Mark Moses ... Older Man at Bar
Omar Metwally ... Agent Santiago
Sandrine Holt ... Susan Jacobs
J. Alphonse Nicholson ... Andre
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Storyline

The latest fsociety leak has Dom trying her best to spin the case in the FBI's favor; Angela defends her career choices; Darlene makes it known that her circle of trust is shrinking.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Darlene (Carly Chaikin) tries to blackmail Susan (Sandrine Holt), she makes a reference to a "Petraeus e-mail scandal", which refers to a 2012 scandal where retired general and former CIA director David Petraeus divulged government secrets to his biographer/lover. See more »

Goofs

They use the crematory facilities from the animal lab to burn the body of the woman they kill. Normally, they use this to destroy data which it would be very effective at. However, contrary to the actual intended purpose of the facilities, a crematory oven does not completely turn a body to ash. There would be bone fragments left over which would need to be eliminated or disposed of. See more »

Quotes

Mobley: Give me that pizza, I'm fucking nervous man!
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Connections

Referenced in Collider TV Talk: Episode #1.24 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Wants To Rule The World
(uncredited)
Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes
Performed by Portia Doubleday
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most interesting direction since Jacques Tourneur's Cat People (1942)
21 September 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

The other reviewers have covered the obvious. This is a break-out hit show that, like other shows in the new TV 2.0, does not hesitate to jump outside its own box or take the action up a notch when the need arises.

But even brilliance has layers within layers. During the incredible, mind-blowing, scenes in that "private pool" I found myself recalling the breakthrough directing skills of Jacques Tourneur in 1942's Cat People.

Being low on funds (which, of course, in not the case here) Tourneur had to build mood and suspense with simple echoes of light and sound in a plain-Jane basement recreational pool.

And pulled it off, put his name in the film history books.

Which is what Esmail did here. Yes, I know, in Robot, Esmail is not merely a great director but a true prodigy, since he is at the same time writer, creator and director.

But -- my point -- to see how refined and laser-focused his direction is becoming from episode to episode, you need to drill down.

As in those pool shots. The first ones just an empty pool yet somehow scary as Hell. The later ones with a floating body and amazingly those short cuts are creepier and more memorable than many recent full-length horror films.

All nicely set against the constantly grey (dim lighting) scenes, and the very odd (nerve-racking) soundtrack, and the aura of paranoia that pervades the entire episode.

Even Portia Doubleday is sporting a "new look" in this episode and, knowing how skilled Esmail is, I don't this this is an accident either.

This is all to create a response in the viewer. And it works.

TV does not get much better than this.

Puts the "eep" in Creepy.


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