Something like a case molestation is normally baked into a character from the beginning. Like Elliot, we have nothing but wonderful memories of our Mr Alderson. The shock his character goes through is matched only by the shock the audience is experiencing, as if we were receiving the news ourselves. Again it cannot be overstated how important Rami Malek’s performance is to selling the shock, disbelief, and horrific realization of this reveal.
What I meant was we as the audience did not know about the molestation until the character learned of it. Conventionally movies or TV shows bake this into a character from the beginning and as the character evolves, we would look back on this fact as if ok he was sexually abused, that makes sense. Esmail has done something truly audacious by making the audience experience the reveal with the character, thereby forcing us to retcon the whole series and Elliot having to completely reevaluate his relationship with his father.
I don't believe Elliot's father molested Elliot. It seems too predictable and cliche. I feel like Krysta and Mr. Robot put on a show to distract Elliot, so they could undermine Vera and get an opening to kill him
I haven't seen anyone talking about the jump cuts during and after the therapy session, Eliot's still losing time before he finds out the truth, Mr. Robot isn't in control, so the third alter must be present. In retrospect, the reveal seems well set up given the importance the window event has had throughout the seasons and real life dissociative identity disorder. I'm not sure we have the whole truth yet, however.I wonder if this changes anything about Eliot's relationship with his mom.
I fell off half way through season 2 and just never picked it back up but so many people were talking about this episode I decided to watch it. Surprisingly I wasn’t very lost for being 2 Seasons behind and all I gotta say is....