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Mr. Robot is an American drama–thriller television series. It follows Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety disorder and clinical depression. He is recruited by a mysterious insurrectionary anarchist known as Mr. Robot and joins his team of hacktivists to try taking down one of the largest corporations in the world.

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Elliot suffers from which condition?

In Mr. Robot the main character, Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) suffers from a condition such that he forgets like whole days, and not even one day, like 3 days straight. What is this condition called?
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Shots where the characters are small in relation to a still background: do these have a name?

I'm wondering if these shots have a name: shots where the character(s) is sitting or otherwise still and takes up only a small part of the screen, which is also still, i.e. the rest is pretty much a ...
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Why did Tyrell Wellick want to be the CTO?

Tyrell Wellick from Mr. Robot already had everything that he might have wanted — a good house, a limo, a kinky wife, and was soon to be a father — so what was the reason he became CTO? People work to ...
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Where is this location in Mr. Robot? [closed]

In the final episode of Mr. Robot, just after Elliot says goodbye to Darlene, a long shot establishes what struck me personally as quite a beautiful-looking location: Whereabouts is this location in ...
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What does Tyrell Wellick find at the end of Mr Robot S04E04?

Spoilers Ahead! At the end of Mr Robot Season 4 Episode 4, its pretty much given that Tyrell Wellick goes off into the woods to die. He's been shot and tells the others to go on without him. However ...
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What happens to Tyrell in the woods?

At the end of Mr.Robot S4E4, ...is never shown and he is never seen again for the rest of the series including the finale. What happened to him? Has there been anything (eg. interviews, blogs, ...
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Mr. Robot: Logical contradiction in series finale

I feel that there is a logical inconsistency that occurs during the final storyline in Mr. Robot. To avoid spoilers: Am I missing something here? Is there a simple explanation?
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Is there a real-world basis for this interrogation technique?

In the latter part of eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z, the focus is on following a(n all-night?) long ride in the back of a van, one with an extremely odd playlist. Once she arrives, she is first interviewed ...
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How did Elliott stop the DDoS attack?

In Mr. Robot, Season 1, Episode 1, Elliott stopped a DDoS attack, but how exactly did he do it? If I understand well, he notices that everything was being infected, all the servers, so he goes​ to ...
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Why are faces in pictures covered with stickers both in a Mr. Robot episode and a Billions episode?

This is a weird phenomenon I have seen in two different shows. In the episode eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z of Mr. Robot, Angela is taken to a residential area, to some home to be interviewed by White Rose. ...
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Can Tyrell Wellick fire people on the spot?

In the TV show, Mr. Robot, Tyrell Wellick shouts at two of his managers "You are fired!" when they make jokes about "Someone was willing to go gay in order to get some inside information." That "...
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Mr. Robot S2 Episode 7, is Ray an illusion?

In Mr. Robot S2 Episode 7, at the end, Elliot tells don't be too mad and he is in prison. He acknowledges basketball game, church, his friend all are inside the prison. Does it mean Ray and his site ...
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Why did Whiterose let Grant kill himself?

In Season 3 finale of Mr. Robot, where Elliot, Darlene and Dom are held captive by Leon and dark army, Grant wanted to kill Aldersons and has Whiterose's permission but Elliot talks to Whiterose about ...
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Why is Mr. Robot so anti-Chinese and why is this so widely accepted?

Throughout Mr. Robot, we've seen protagonist in all colors and ethnicities. But for east Asians there have only been nerds, narcissistic villains, mask welding terrorists and manipulators throughout ...
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What did Joanna do to prompt her pregnancy?

In Mr Robot season 1, when the detectives come to Tyrell's house to question him, Joanna starts labor. A fork (or other kitchen implement) is seen with the tip covered in blood. How exactly does this ...
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Who are the people in the opening sequence of Mr Robot episode 1 season 1?

When the series starts, in the first scene, we see a group of people in the shadows discussing, as Elliot is narrating about the top 1% of the top 1%. In those people, I can only identify Tyrell ...
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How do Elliot Alderson and Cisco communicate with dark army in Mr. Robot?

How do Elliot Alderson and Cisco communicate with dark army in Mr. Robot? Is it IRC or some other mode of communication? I assume its not IRC because IRC is not at all secure, it's just plain text ...
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What drove Tyrell Wellick to do this deed and why did he regret it afterwards?

Tyrell Wellick from Mr. Robot is a careful, ambitious and manipulative character. It is obvious why he seduced Sharon on two occasions, first being when Sharon sat on toilet seat, second being kissing ...
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Why was Angela Moss so afraid of identity theft

In the TV Show Mr Robot, Angela Moss and her boyfriend are blackmailed into infecting the network at Allsafe Cybersecurity, or else face the consequences of identity theft. It seems to me that this ...
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Can Darlene from Mr. Robot read Chinese?

In the latest episode of Mr Robot ("eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12"), in the very last scene we see Cisco's computer screen, which shows a messaging app and an entirely Chinese language set (ok, I'm not sure it'...
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Shouldn't Elliot have been caught or at least noticed outside of the prison?

I don't know what's considered a spoiler, so I'll put more than probably necessary in a spoiler block... At the end of episode 1.5 of Mr. Robot, Elliot and Vera's brother are standing outside of the ...
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How did the team get the number of the supervisors phone in S01E05?

In Mr Robot, S01E05, the team attempt to social engineer Steel Mountain. When the supervisor they were expecting doesn't turn up, they alter their plan. Where does the team get the number of the ...
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Who was Elliot speaking to?

S02E04 of Mr. Robot, approximately 48 minutes in, Elliot says: Even make amends with those who I have unfairly wronged And hugs this man: Who was he speaking to, and what is the context?
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Why is Joanna sometimes seen in bondage in "Mr. Robot"?

I noticed that in an episode of season 1 and in season 2, we see Tyrell's wife in bondage. Why is that? Is there some significance or symbolism besides sex appeal?
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Who is Tyrell Wellick talking to in the limo? (s01e07)

In the early episodes, the show creators were very careful about putting Mr Robot into scenes, but not having anyone other than Elliot interacting with him. In later episodes, they break this pattern....
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Why does Tyrell Wellick put on latex gloves in Elliot's apartment?

In the final episode of season 1, Tyrell enters Elliot's apartment to ask him about his plan. He begins to put latex gloves. Earlier in the season, we saw Tyrell put on gloves before beating up the ...
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How was Terry Colby framed in Mr. Robot Episode 1?

In the First Episode Terry Colby is framed for hacking into the server. All Elliot did was replace the log in the DVD/CD/Disc. There would be ISP logs both for the server and Colby's IP: First logs ...
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Is Mr. Robot Real? [duplicate]

The older fsociety dude with the specs, that recruits Elliot on the train.. And pushes Elliot off the pier onto the rocks or whatever it is that happened. Is he real, Elliot's alter ego? Or some kind ...
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Why did Vera kill this character?

In Mr. Robot Vera had an affection for Shayla, and the only one causing the problem was Elliot. So, why was Shayla killed even before Elliot tried to free Vera?
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What happened to Tyrell Wellick?

Tyrell Wellick wasn't shown in the whole of last episode of Mr Robot. Although, Elliot concluded that he might have killed him, I don't believe that. What really happened to him?
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Elliott's drug addiction in Mr. Robot

What is the significance of Elliott's drug addiction to Morphine in Mr. Robot? Also, was Morphine chosen due to name recognition over more powerful synthetics? I do not have personal experience, ...
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Looking for connections between Mr. Robot and Fight Club

I noticed that the music playing during the last arcade scene in ep9 of Mr. Robot is a rendition of the song "Where is my mind" by the Pixies, which is the closing music for Fight Club. Did anybody ...
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Why did Elliot return to fsociety in the third episode of Mr. Robot?

This is a plot summary from Wikipedia of the third episode of Mr. Robot: at the party, fsociety leaks Evil Corp's emails that incriminate Colby for covering up a toxic waste leak which caused ...
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Are there any connections between USA's Mr. Robot and Channel 4's Utopia?

There appears to be some strong similarities between Mr. Robot and Utopia. The stories are very different, but stylistically, there seems to be a lot of similarities between the two from the pacing to ...
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Is E Corp from Mr. Robot a reference to a real company?

What's the closest real equivalent to E Corp from Mr. Robot? Not necessarily that they're super evil, but that they are present in many different industries and their products are commonplace. Is ...
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Is Mr. Robot in Elliot's head?

Having watched the first 4 episodes, I've noticed something rather peculiar: No one ever acknowledges Mr. Robot, except Elliot. Is there any evidence that Mr. Robot is or isn't just in Elliot's head, ...
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If "Steel Mountain" in Mr. Robot is underground, how does that offer the implied vulnerability?

The Steel Mountain data storage facility in the series Mr. Robot is described as being an old mine. We see it has roads and enormous galleries in "L2" which doesn't have radio reception. So as of this ...
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How technically accurate is TV series Mr. Robot?

How accurate are technical parts of the show Mr. Robot? How accurate it is in portraying the lives of hackers? I'm interested in tehnical jargon and the way Elliot get's his information. I didn't ...
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