Since the inception of Mr.Robot, Elliot has always wanted to save the world. He wanted to redistribute power from corrupt people to rid the world of poor people so that in any case all the stripes could be removed from power, which does nothing more than controlling the public by depositing money.
His actions inspired him to form a revolutionary army. They purposefully and unknowingly instigated acts of domestic and global terrorism. He has gone to jail. He has seen many of his friends and colleagues die at the hands of violent criminals.
He himself has almost died several times. He is distorting himself to the form of hell for his purity and to exhaustion. But he disrespected it for the good of mankind. He did this because when you remove all ideology and rhetoric, it is right.
Yet Elliot’s motives are not particularly altruistic. In fact, they are understandably selfish. He wants to rewrite history for himself. He wants to change the landscape of the world so that he can move through it without fear or shame.
He tried to drive Elliot Alderson away from the evils of the world when he has already encountered personal, intimate evils that most people have never experienced. It was an act of mercy all along.
This emotional subtext provides indelible pride for Mr Robot’s final turn, one that Sam Esmail accidentally reveals and without much pomp, but it still destroys the reality of the show. It is certainly the best storyline that the series has not taken a real turn with the OG Mr Robot in the first season as it is perfectly clear in Retrospect and yet never paid attention to itself during the four seasons of the series. I suspect that many Redditors have estimated it ahead of time, but its potential prediction is indistinguishable from its power. In fact, it only underscores its need and enhances its core optimism.
The two-part Mr Robot sends Elliott to make an optional debut in the series finale in the final 20 minutes of “EXIT” and brings back his fourth-wall-breaking voice. The way Ismail started this world, I was not wild on him, which felt much more artificial and forced.
Although I stand with my initial response, I now admit that Ismail was deliberately giving me the exact answer, that is true in how Elliot (our Elliot, not Alt-Elliot) achieves this reality. He wakes up in an abandoned lot where the Washington Township nuclear plant is believed to be and instead finds advertisements for a new community centre.
He leaves the area and walks through the grounds of his old stomach with a mixture of amazement and confusion, much as Marty McFly discovered the future back in Hill Valley Circa 1955. His father is still alive and Mr Robot runs a computer shop. He goes to visit his mother, who is a loving, loving parent who still lives in his childhood home.
He finds out that he is getting married to Angela and goes to meet his happy parents, Philip Price and Emily Moss (Julia Crockett, who is reclaiming his guest role from the third season), the son-in-law. He has a future to embrace. This is a world Elliot has longed for, surrounded by well-adjusted and happy people, whom he loves and who love him.
Gotta say that the first half of the series contains some of the series’ best comedies, so much that I wonder if Esmail was regaining his witty side at the moment. Rami Malek has rarely been funny, as he is completely terrified of his true identity through this new reality.
When he finally lands in his apartment and starts looking at items from his alternate version – including a copy of The Dilbert Doctrine by Scott Adams, and a social media presence featuring one of his Facebook posts, Five Hot Dogs Who “just ate”, imprisoned among friends. No regrets ”- he feels something. (“Based on this, he doesn’t suffer from social anxiety or paranoia,” Elliot’s voiceover is swollen.) He finally hacks a hidden portal, revealing Elliot a sketch of the anarchist hacker, who The revolutionary group is called the chief. When the alternate Elliot returns to the apartment, our Elliot says that he can actually ask to address the elephant in the room: “I know it’s a mess.”
Esmail briefly explores a warped premise that would be a bleak but funny conclusion to Mr Robot: What if Elliot’s entire reality was actually a basic man’s fantasies? When Elliott encounters the alternative Elliot in the apartment, he scans as a light shot of Ismail in a meta-commentary about TV writing: Alternative Elliott, a simultaneous extrovert who experiences professional and personal success Hai, sometimes dreams of being a superhero, in this case by a cybersecurity expert day and night vigilante hacker.
It feels like an exciting life, which he somehow leads. But when push comes to shove, he doesn’t really want to be that man. The man is angry. He has no life. He is alone. That is not normal. It is devastating and disgusting to see Elliot receiving this news. Elliot could have given anything to take this man’s place to live in this world, but instead, his entire life has been a single man’s day of boredom. Oh, sweet, sweet irony.
Just then, the world gives Elliot an opportunity to change his alternate self. When another earthquake occurs, it is because the location cannot support the two Elliot, the alternate Elliot hits his head on the counter and starts to bleed to the floor. Just then, our Elliot receives an alternate Angela’s call, praising his thoughtful gift and anticipating the explosions around him.
Elliot initially tries to explain what’s going on, but Angela pushes him to please himself for once, not to overthrow everything and embrace a new life. So, clearly, Elliot beckons the alternate Elliott to breathe and begs for help. They had no other choice.
Except in part two, Elliott realizes that this mythological reality is not a creation of Whites, but his. Mr Robot finally tries to make some sense on Elliot a while back. He tries to make her realize that killing and replacing Elliot of this reality is neither moral nor practical, but Elliot accuses him of just exploiting his code paid and never making him happy.
It is only when he arrives at Coney Island to take pictures of his wedding party and he realizes that there is no wedding party. (In fact, it is populated by people in society masks.) There is no marriage. Everything Elliot has experienced in his brief time in this world is not “real” in any sense of the word. Mr Robot gently explains that this is just a recurring fantasy loop he has created “to keep him occupied”. But who is that?
Well, this is the real Elliot. The Elliot we know and love has never been the actual Elliot Alderson, but just another personality leftover from his Dissident Identity Disorder. Esmail includes two different explanations for this – a shorter one from Mr Robot and a longer one from Christa, or the creation of Christa from other personalities – and while one might describe that as a fruitless creative alternative, it Expiring an essential exegesis.
It is clear that Esmail feels the need to justify such a disruption of the reality of the show, so there are several interstellar scenes returning to the first season that serve as interpretive tissue, with “clues” Esmail planted from the beginning. went.
It is amusing to summarize these scenes in a different context, but the twist works less because it fits into the plot and more because it makes emotional sense. Elliot Alderson suffers from DID as a reaction to the mistreatment that occurred to him in childhood.
Therefore, many of the personalities created for both save him from the trauma – Mr Robot and Young Elliot – as well as blaming himself for his pain – the mother, an oppressor, and, well, us, the audience, a group Voyeurs who saw it. But Alderson created our Elliot to shoulder his toughest feelings, to hide from his past, and to change the world to provide him with a better future.
Why he locked her up in this safe fantasy where she is happy and has a good job and loving parents and is going to marry the girl. Our Elliot controlled the wheel to live in the harsh light of the real world, and, more importantly, reopened it for the safe return of Real Elliot.
But what happens when you don’t want to control? Now that the Deuce Group has been disbanded, all funds redistributed to the public, Whiterose and his machine dead, and the Washington Township nuclear meltdown, our Elliott work is done. Nevertheless, he still cannot let go, even though he is only a part of her.
When Elliot finally wakes up from the fantasy in the hospital, Darlene confirms on his behalf that whatever happened was real, but he also knows that he is not with the brother he grew up with. She was ready to adopt this darker version of Elliot because, well, they were spending time together and they were close again. Why abandon him because he is not someone he knows and loves?
It is ultimately Darlene who pushes our Elliott and eventually gets into the background, allowing Real Elliot to emerge from her cocoon. This is the concluding metaphor of a beautiful series: the Elliot we have seen in the last five years is only a transitional figure whose place in the world is finite.
This is good behaviour, but Email emphasizes the hope beneath our Elliot’s true nature. It is not just that he made the world a better place for his host personality; it is that he has accepted himself as a valid human being. Ismail pushed through the inner core of “just are you” as a life mantra, emphasizing her sheer difficulty.
The final monologue of our Elliot states that the world encourages disagreement and self-elimination at almost every turn, it is a shame that some of the most powerful currency societies provide.
But the true act of courage lies in the form of simply showing yourself and insisting that the world is favourable to you rather than the other way around. Our Elliot may be only a small part of the real Elliot, but it was that part, which was to make sure that both he and the world changed for the better, to make sure that both were safe.
This final scene, inspired by the famous 2001 Stargaze sequel: A Space Odyssey boasts intense emotional heights that Email has always aspired to reach. Elliot enters an empty movie theatre and sits next to other personalities.
He insists that “we” move in the same way, because this is the only way it will work. The camera slowly lifts up and flickers into the projection light. As the “outro” of the M83 rises to its crescendo, we see glimpses of our Elliot’s life over the past year, but they are only glimpses of the time, and we are too quick to capture a true form Are moving from While these moments were important and intense for a time, they fell short of the actual work that is about to begin, the act of being fully human through the world, always struggling, but never backward. Not moving As the white light eventually turns into an iris, wet with fresh tears, the lyrics of “Outro” revert to Elliot’s past and move into his unknown future.
I am the king of my land
I will fight to the end, facing the dust temperature
The creatures of my dreams get up and dance with me!
Now and forever, I am your king!
Then, suddenly, Elliot is reborn, and the first thing he sees is his sister’s kind face. Hello, Elliot. Bye friend