TV Club: Mr. Robot: “eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg”

Well, that was unexpected. After some painful soul-searching, and realizing he actually wants to be a part of Fsociety, Elliot does some homework. He figures out a way to take out the data backups at Steel Mountain without blowing up the pipeline and likely killing innocent people. So off he goes, to find Mr. Robot, who’s hanging out on the Coney Island boardwalk. The price of readmission to Fsociety is simple: Mr. Robot wants to hear what happened to Elliot’s father. He, and we, hear Elliot’s side of the story for the first time, and it’s powerfully sad, the kind of thing to which no child should be subjected. Putting his hand on Elliot’s shoulder (and Elliot, perhaps sensing this is a moment that must be endured to get back into Mr. Robot’s good graces, lets him, for a change), Robot tells him he …

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