Mr. Robot (S03E04) "eps3.3_m3tadatapar2"

Picking up from the previous review, while Elliot (Rami Malek) knows that Darlene (Carly Chaikin) has been hacking him, he definitely doesn’t know the reason. Therefore, her cover hasn’t been blown. That’s mostly bad – their relationship is in shambles either way because of Elliot’s alter ego who makes Darlene struggle with trusting issues and she might end up compromising Elliot for that sake.
Who else might compromise Elliot? Angela (Portia Doubleday), who is still making business with Irving (Bobby Cannavale) and Whiterose (BD Wong). I just don’t understand that character.
There is a huge difference between Darlene and Angela, by the way. Darlene wants to fight Mr. Robot and therefore help Elliot, while Angela wants to fight Elliot and make Mr. Robot rise, having Elliot “shut down”, even give in to his demons. I think it’s no need to say whose side I am personally on, even if Darlene is currently seen as a traitor for working with the FBI.
As if all those behind-the-back actions aren’t enough, poor Elliot is struggling this season more than ever – he is literally trying to fight his own self. It happened before that Mr. Robot (his alter ego) took over and such actions had consequences, but it’s the first time that we see Elliot shift clearly from the two personnas, we know whose doing it is between the two and we see how much he is trying to overcome the demons.
The FBI are constantly fighting “demons” too, they are still after Tyrell (Martin Wallstrom). At this point, I am actually hoping they get a clue or two, because they aren’t moving anywhere and the effect of that is that the pace of the show isn’t going anywhere, either. Though I have to admit I like Tyrell and the show even broke my heart a little when he asked about Joanna (Stephanie Corneliussen) and instructed Irving to make sure she is OK. It will be very emotional if (or more – when) he finds out that she was murdered. It looks like he loves her after all, and the love that he has for Elliot isn’t meant to be romantic.
The acting is yet again superb, but the storyline simply has to move further. This was a slow episode, because nothing new happened, at all. Knowing the pace of the show, the next episode will most likely be a major one, citing Irving’s words:”We are good to go on Monday.” Either way, let’s tune in to see.