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November 06, 2017   Gallery-Mr. Robot-Screencaps-TV Shows   No Comments

Sorry for the delay, I have updated the gallery with 119 high-resolution screencaps from last week’s episode of Mr. Robot.

October 31, 2017   Interviews-Mr. Robot-Videos   No Comments

Martin appeared in Good Day New York yesterday to discuss the current season of Mr. Robot. I’m still unable to find a video of the full interview, but in the meantime, check out a very short clip from it.

October 29, 2017   Mr. Robot-TV Shows-Videos   No Comments

dom has a close call. elliot chases himself with darlene on the lookout. mr. robot doesn’t have a need for swede. angela gets savage AF.

October 29, 2017   Episode Stills-Mr. Robot-Screencaps-TV Shows   No Comments

The whereabouts of Tyrell after the hack have finally been revealed! Looking forward to where everything goes after this. I have updated the gallery with 15 additional high-quality stills and 537 high-resolution screencaps from the latest episode of Mr. Robot.


October 27, 2017   Interviews-Mr. Robot-TV Shows   No Comments

Mr. Robot creator, Sam Esmail, and Martin spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and discussed the recent episode and creating the key flashback scenes. Warning: If you haven’t seen episode 3 yet, do not read any further as this article contains major spoilers.

First, here’s what Sam discussed about the episode:

The episode pulls the lens back so far to reveal that Elliot as Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) did indeed try to kill Tyrell on the night of Five/Nine, and would have succeeded if not for divine intervention — or a jammed gun, if you prefer. Thanks to Irving (Bobby Cannavale) and the Dark Army, Tyrell was safely removed from the world for the entirety of Elliot’s incarceration, before the two were reunited to set the dreaded Stage Two into motion. At the end of the hour, the action jumps forward to Elliot on the operating table shortly after suffering the gunshot wound at Tyrell’s hands. Here, at long last, Tyrell finally learns the truth about the man he admires so much: Elliot Alderson isn’t always Elliot Alderson.

“Initially, I wanted to tease it out throughout the season,” creator Sam Esmail tells The Hollywood Reporter about how Tyrell’s story came together. “I wanted to fill in the blanks. On Mr. Robot, we sometimes employ circular storytelling. We take a step back, show you something and reframe it — then we step back, show you something else and reframe it again. We’re constantly doing that. For Tyrell, because he was such a large part of season one and season two, even if he wasn’t in season two, we felt his story deserved no interruptions. Every time we tried to tease it out in other episodes, it was always too magnetic on its own to just be tagged onto another storyline. We felt it had the weight and an emotional arc for his character that really deserved its own episode.”

“Deciding where that episode fell was a big debate,” Esmail adds. “It’s potentially putting the brakes on the current storyline and taking a huge step back into last season, and telling a story we haven’t seen yet, but doesn’t necessarily have a direct impact on the current storyline. We talked a lot about when the right time would be. We ultimately felt the story deserved its own time and place. I have to be honest, it’s probably my favorite episode of the season. I ended up really loving it.”

And here’s Martin’s interview:

How much wood did you chop for this episode?

(Laughs.) Chopped in the episode, or in the practice beforehand?

Both!

Well, I did get an email from Sam and production around … I don’t know, February or March: “Hey, can you start practicing chopping wood?” So I did! They told me, “You have to be careful. Don’t chop off your leg.” But I did a little practice. In the episode, it was a lot of chopping. But I enjoyed it a lot!

Was it as relaxing for you as it seemed to be for Tyrell?

I don’t know … does it seem relaxing? 

Stress-relieving, at least.

Oh yeah. I was pretty focused on making clean, nice chops. Sometimes, I would just chop and chop and I couldn’t get through it, and the team would start laughing. I was more concerned about making nice, clean cuts.

Tyrell was a mystery man throughout season two. We didn’t know if he was alive or dead until the finale. Has this season been more fulfilling for you, now that Tyrell’s back in the picture?

I have to say, of course, I had a lot more work this year. But I did enjoy [season two]. I thought it was a very bold and smart move from the writers and from Sam. It’s interesting, having someone missing like that. I think it was a good choice. But of course, I have a lot more to do this season. It’s a lot more fun to chop wood than it is to be in the trunk of a car. (Laughs.) I was a bit surprised [with this episode’s story]. Hiding on a farm? I would have never imagined that. That was the most surprising part of it, that he wasn’t that far away. 

What was it like to explore Tyrell in this very different capacity? He’s so associated with the city. What was it like to put him in the country?

It was great. The set and everything they built … and it’s also about how when we’ve seen him in the past two seasons, he’s always in a suit, a tie, nice and tidy hair, a perfectionist. Now we see someone just sort of being one with it. He just accepts where he is. You see that physical change. I thought that was interesting. The way they planned this [episode] was pretty extraordinary. It must be pretty exceptional for a TV show, because we had to plan production around the beard. They did a really good job with that. It also captures Sam in the sense that he always wants everything to be as real as possible with no cheating. When he said, “We have to plan production around the beard,” all these amazing people came together to make the schedule work.

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