For those of you following Bleeding Cool's reviews of USA Network's Mr. Robot season 4 (which you should absolutely be doing – starting with our review of last week's "408 Request Timeout" here), you know that our resident expert Adriel has been piecing together the "big picture" to Elliot's (Rami Malek)final season puzzle. To her credit (and our undying appreciation), she's done the near-impossible: actually made it all make sense to us.
Which leads us to this week's episode "Conflict" – and the bluntness of the title definitely caught our attention. Now as much as we're all about the Dom (Grace Gummer)-Darlene (Carly Chaikin) dynamic ("Domlene"!) coming out of last week's chapter, it's the direct, to-the-point simplicity of the episode overview that's making our socks roll up and down:
fsociety vs. Deus Group.
This is gonna' get ugly…
"Mr. Robot" season 4, episode 9 "Conflict": fsociety v deus group.
If you're looking for more clues as to why lies ahead, here's a look back at a previously-released trailer for the fourth and final season (airing Sunday nights on USA Network) as well as a look back at how things got to be where they are – from Leon's unique (Joey Badass) perspective:
MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Season 4 will pick up where the third season finale left off, delving into the pros and cons of Elliot hitting "send" on the email that could reverse 5/9.
Created by Sam Esmail and produced by Universal Content Productions and Anonymous Content, Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, and BD Wong.
Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Steve Golin, and Kyle Bradstreet serve as executive producers; with John Lenic co-executive producing.