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Krista meets her ex "Michael" at a restaurant. He tells her his real name is Lenny. Krista asks how far advanced his cancer is, but Lenny explains that he isn't dying. Krista tries to storm off, but Lenny stops her, telling her that Elliot hacked him and that he already went to the police. He explains that his wife left him because she found out about his infidelities after the Ashley Madison leaks. Lenny shows Krista a file that the cyber crime division came up with when they looked into Elliot, saying that the police have been looking for him for six weeks. Lenny points out that if Elliot hacked him, he must have hacked Krista too. As Krista tries to leave, Lenny tries to convince her (via sweet-talking) that she needs to help him find Elliot. Lenny tells Krista that he isn't the enemy, Elliot is. Krista coldly tells Lenny that Elliot never told her anything and that she can't help.

Back in his empty house, Lenny eats takeout and watches a news report on a hack has caused global fallout, slowly putting down his food as he realizes the severity.

Elliot wakes up in Tyrell's car in a parking garage, where the parking garage attendant tells him he's been parked there for two days and that the credit card machines are down. He demands cash from Elliot for parking as a distracted Elliot rushes off.

Angela nervously jitters and picks at her cuticles while on the train. She enters a large building, where a co-worker points out that she's new at the job and asks what took her so long to get there. All of her co-workers are in a panic.

Elliot returns to fsociety where everyone is wiping down the machines and packing up. They all confront him, asking why he didn't execute the hack with them all together. Darlene asks him about executing the hack there on his own. Elliot expresses confusion, not remembering when he executed the hack and not remembering where Tyrell wound up.

Darlene tells Elliot that fsociety is now world-famous, with people loving what they did and wanting to join up with them. Elliot researches the global fallout on the internet, browsing articles. Darlene interrupts, asking if he's still seeing "him." Elliot realizes that he hasn't seen "him" but that he needs to, and rushes off.

At Allsafe, Gideon is being debriefed by a woman (his part-time CFO and friend) who is explaining that due to the fallout with E Corp, he will need to shutdown Allsafe. Gideon tries to argue that maybe it is not necessary. The CFO suggests the best thing to do is to let his employees know as soon as possible, so they can find other jobs. She also warns that the employees' 401ks were tied up in the market, which has now plummeted due to the hack. She points out that there is a silver lining: if what is being said about fsociety is true, Gideon now has no debt.

Elliot wanders through E Corp, looking for Tyrell and wondering to himself why Tyrell allowed the hack to happen. He also thinks about how deceptively simple the hack that Darlene designed was. He wonders about how the higher-ups are trying to deal with the hack, and with the fact that all of their data is actually gone for good.

Elliot approaches Tyrell's assistant, who tells him that Tyrell isn't there because he no longer works there. Elliot suddenly sees NY1 airing a new fsociety video. Elliot, in fsociety garb, says that all of society's debt has been forgiven by them, and that the morning's stock market bell will be the final death knell of Evil Corp. We see Angela, Gideon, and a large crowd of fsociety-mask wearers in Times Square watching the broadcast. The fsociety supporters in Times Square cheer uproariously.

A frantic older man in a suit is powdered by a makeup woman and frantically wonders where his bag is. Angela approaches and gives him talking points. He snaps at Angela and then quickly apologizes, commenting that it's been a long day.

Fsociety members (minus Elliot) go to a vet where they pay a young man to allow them to use a cremator to burn all of their files, machinery, etc. used for the hack. As the equipment is burning, they release all of the puppies.

Elliot knocks at Tyrell's house. Joanna approaches pushing their baby's carriage. Elliot tells her that he and Tyrell worked together. She tells him that Tyrell is not there, but that he called her and is expected within 10 minutes and that Elliot is welcome to wait inside. Elliot is jostled by a group of young people in fsociety masks. Elliot tells Joanna that his name is Ollie, and realizes that Joanna lied to him: Tyrell is not coming soon, and she is fishing for information from him on Tyrell's whereabouts and mental state. She comments that Tyrell was acting oddly when she last saw him three days ago. 

The man who yelled at Angela is revealed to be James Plouffe, the EVP of Technology at E Corp. Plouffe, visibly rattled, attempts to smooth over the situation while speaking with an interviewer who questions him on the severity of the situation. He cracks, admitting that personally, his life is over: that he is penniless. He says that everyone should be worried. He admits on air that no one knows how to fix the hack, and that hr is certain that it's impossible to fix. As Angela approaches him to try to stop him from speaking, he takes out a gun and shoots himself in the head.

Angela sits on a couch, with Plouffe's blood all over her shoes. Mr. Price, the CEO of Evil Corp who fired Tyrell, approaches her, telling her that she is free to go home for the day and recover based on the awful thing that happened. Price also comments that Terry Colby was very impressed by her and that he looks forward to her impressing him as well. He mentions that Angela is new to the PR department and invites her to attend a press conference where she might pick up valuable lessons. She declines and he tells her it's an open invitation, in case she changes her mind. Price slaps down several hundred dollars in front of her, commenting that she needs new shoes.

Elliot goes to retrieve Tyrell's SUV. He checks the trunk but Tyrell is not there. He wonders whether Mr. Robot/his dad/whatever he is got sloppy and left behind a clue as to what went on between Tyrell confronting Elliot and Elliot waking up two days later in the SUV with no memory of having executed the hack. Elliot finds a USB stick hidden in the car and shouts for Mr. Robot to come out.

Back at fsociety headquarters, Darlene passes out flyers for an "End of the World" party to the rest of the team. Romero expresses dissatisfaction that Elliot "shot up the world" and then disappeared (again), leaving them all to clean up the mess.

Elliot accesses the USB drive, which contains a video that shows, in the background, Elliot (alone) leaping off the railing. He wonders why Mr. Robot is showing this to him and realizes he needs to force his hand in order to get him to appear. He uses a cafe's phone to make a confession to the police, and Mr. Robot appears suddenly, stopping him and commenting that Elliot's got him.

Angela goes to buy shoes and a shoe salesman confronts her and makes her feel bad for having worked at Evil Corp and going to buy shoes after she witnessed a man's suicide. At first she is guilty but then she gets angry at him and defends herself.

Elliot confronts Mr. Robot, asking where Tyrell is. Elliot expresses doubt that Mr. Robot is him, so to prove it, Mr. Robot goads a man into punching him. Elliot is the one who is knocked out. Mr. Robot comments that Elliot is losing it.

Angela ends up taking Price up on his offer and attends the press conference. She asks him why he's so confident, when everyone else is so worried. He explains that this event was caused by people, not aliens, and that he has the largest conglomerate in the world behind him. Angela asks Price why she is there now, when he knows who she is and what she's done. Price tells her that she's young and ambitious, and admonishes her to not talk her way out of a compliment when she expresses disbelief at his reasoning. Price confesses to a horrified Angela that he is glad Plouffe killed himself, and that the world (including his family) is better off without him. Price prepares to deliver a speech to a gathered crowd, first leading a moment of silence for Plouffe.

A party is going on at fsociety. The fsociety group comments that they probably have enough fingerprints thanks to the partygoers, to cover their tracks. Darlene encourages them all to party, but the rest of the group expresses doubt over what they'll do now that the hack is completed. Darlene insists that they should celebrate because everyone is finally awake and alive.

Fsociety supporters wear masks, carry signs and rally in the streets. Mr. Robot supports an injured Elliot as they walk down the street. Elliot hallucinates his mother and his younger self admonishing him. He tries to convince himself that Mr. Robot is not real, and Mr. Robot asks if anything is real, ranting about the society in which they live and how "real" that is. He comments that we haven't lived in reality since the turn of the century.

Elliot shouts no and says that he needs/wants to be alone. Suddenly, everyone has vanished. He sees Mr. Robot, his younger self, and his mother on the big screen who he tells to leave. They argue that he was upset when he was alone and begged them to come and that now they are together, forever, no matter what. Elliot asks what he should do now, and Mr. Robot tells him that he will listen to them because the world is a better place thanks to what they did. Mr. Robot walks Elliot through going home via the subway and watching video footage of the "beautiful carnage" they've created.

Elliot sits and watches news footage until he is interrupted by urgent knocking at the door. As he goes to answer it, the scene cuts to black.

A man drives up to a large mansion. He wanders through the estate, which is filled with international guests, including a harp player. Price mentions to his companion that they know the person responsible for the hack and that they will handle the person "as they usually do." The person Price was addressing is revealed to be Whiterose (now presenting as male), who comments (with a beep of his watch interrupting his statement) that the harp-player reminds him of Nero watching Rome burn.

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Mr. Robot
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10

Mr. Robot Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

Is any of it real? I mean, look at this. Look at it! A world built on fantasy. Synthetic emotions in the form of pills. Psychological warfare in the form of advertising. Mind-altering chemicals in the form of... food! Brainwashing seminars in the form of media. Controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks. Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven't lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century. We turned it off, took out the batteries, snacked on a bag of GMOs while we tossed the remnants in the ever-expanding Dumpster of the human condition. We live in branded houses trademarked by corporations built on bipolar numbers jumping up and down on digital displays, hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen. You have to dig pretty deep, kiddo, before you can find anything real. We live in a kingdom of bullshit. A kingdom you've lived in for far too long. So don't tell me about not being real. I'm no less real than the fucking beef patty in your Big Mac.

Mr. Robot

James Plouffe: You want me to be honest?
Reporter: Of course.
James: You're right, absolutely right. The public should be worried. I mean, personally, my life is over. My pension, savings, everything has been in this company since I started here and that's all gone now. Truth is, I've been with the engineering team all week and no one knows how to fix it. In fact, about the only thing they do know for certain is that this will be impossible to fix.