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All right. Starting shortly, the #ElRobot thread for the single worst episode of Mr. Robot: eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf
Let's get this out of the way. Fridging Shayla is garbage. It's beneath this show.
There's no real nuance or analysis to be had here. It's just a mean decision rooted in lazy misogyny.
The long opening shot on the painting is the best title card yet.
Shayla obviously knowing she's doomed is just a gross bad feeling.
The indifference of all of the other patrons when she's dragged out is sharp though.
Vera's messianic tendencies are an odd fit for the character.
They're why he's even plausibly worth bringing back but also unearned.
The shot of the trunk is... Ugh. The show's cleverness becomes so obnoxious when used for this.
Angela getting shit done is always fun but there's a perfunctory nature to this scene.
It doesn't help that this is a second heist episode in a row. And is a less good heist than Steel Mountain.
The Tyrell/Scott scene is probably the highlight of the episode. Where he's finally clearly established as a mediocrity instead of just a tool.
Joanna calmly eating something phallic while Tyrell has a tantrum is adorable.
Elliot pushing Angela into taking action by bullshitting her is lame. There's no reason that beat has to be insincere like that.
God nothing interesting even happens in this. Even the beats of the heist are dull.
The cinematography when the guy is about to execute Elliot is nice
Oh my god this climax is so fucking lame dick waving crap. This isn't Mr. Robot.
Why didn't Vera just kill his brother earlier?
Rami Malek plays this fridging scene well. You can see why he was perfect for Bohemian Rhapsody. He can sell total bullshit.
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