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Elliot realizes his mission, and needs help from Angela; Darlene worries about them coming out clean.

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Sam Esmail

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Michael Cristofer ... Phillip Price (credit only)
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick (credit only)
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick
Grace Gummer ... Dominique DiPierro (credit only)
BD Wong ... Whiterose
Bobby Cannavale ... Irving
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Josh Mostel ... Bo
Erik Jensen ... Frank Cody
Grant Chang ... Grant
Arielle Hoffman Arielle Hoffman ... Checkout Girl
Stephen Lin ... Hamburger Man
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Storyline

Elliot wakes up after five days of being unconscious due to getting shot. Looking after Elliot prevents Angela from going to the FBI. Darlene mourns Cisco and finally learns about Elliot's plan. While helping Elliot find a way to access the back door into Evil Corp, Darlene has an attack. Then Darlene and Elliot are intercepted by Irving, who helps them escape the FBI. However, Irving is not happy Elliot wants to shut the operation down. Elliot chooses to trust Angela, which is not a very smart thing to do, considering who she works with. Written by Andreea D

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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As of this episode, Rami Malek and technical advisor Kor Adana are credited as a producers. See more »

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Elliot Alderson: Did my revolution just bury our minds instead of freeing them? Encrypting Evil Corp's data was meant to empower us. Instead it left us powerless, scaring us into even more submission. I am not going to get rid of the invisible hand. Turned it into a fist that punched us in the dick. And like a botnet, the fear I created is spreading so fast, it's practically airborne. It's swallowed us whole, digested us, and now we're stuck in its asshole, waiting to be dumped out. And while we're here, ...
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Written by Laura Branigan and Billy Branigan
Performed by Laura Branigan
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A great starter to Season 3, but...
6 January 2018 | by adam-waldoSee all my reviews

Compared to the slow pace of its earlier season, season 3 immediately redeems itself with the fast pace first episode, 'Power Saver Mode'. The characters have become more intense - one terrified to the point of breakdown - by the results of their actions from season 2, inherently providing a much more entertaining show which has you hooked from the beginning. My favourite scene being a brief look at underground hackers competing against each other in a part-club-part-LAN-party style venue. I'd love to see more of this culture within the series.

As another reviewer has already mentioned however, writer and director Sam Esmail has decided to throw an immense amount of unnecessary political bias into this episode, by associating the collapse of the entire world economy with Donald/Ivanka Trump, Fox News, and other conservatives, who - along with Elliot - have inherently kickstarted the entire downfall of human civilisation. These types of references are ridiculous at best, and destroy what is essentially a good show. The writers would be better off sticking to what is essentially a fictional story and not adding in propaganda for the sake of pleasing their Hollywood-bubble buddies.


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