This post will contains spoilers from the series, which, if you haven’t watched fully, you may discover some important plot points.

The whole gist of the show is that he’s talking to an older guy, who we discover is his dad; who mentors him as a figment of his imagination -think Fight Club-, and we discover at the end that he actually abused him, and he hid it so much in his subconscious that he had to be coerced to divulge such a thing.

The premise of the show is great, and the whole show is sort of similar to some of the stuff that happen in the world. And luckily, nobody had the fate of Kubrick after he made Eyes Wide Shut, if you believe the rumours.

But I’m here to talk about Elliot, the main character, and what he goes through in his process to foil plans with bigwigs just to avenge a death or two.
And how, everything changes once he sees the eponymous Mr. Robot.
Which leads us to…therapy.

Ah, yes, the miracle that has happened in the past 100 or so years, and has helped, generally, hopefully, people all over the world deal with their shit.
In essence, talking to people, and finding out things from your past that could help solve your issues is the key, but talking with someone who doesn’t judge you, only merely wanting to help you, and in essence, making sure you’re not their client anymore, should be satisfaction.
However, what if what you discover breaks you completely that you don’t know what to do anymore?

Something similar happens to Elliot throughout the show, with key conversations with his sister, gang member, and therapist, that destroy him by the end. The Elliot from the first few episodes is very different to the end-point Elliot.
And that can happen to people in life. Including myself, although maybe not that kind of trauma or experience, but by discovering things from my past, I have become a different person.
Whether for the better or not, I can’t completely say, just like I can’t say for Elliot. What I can say is that life experiences can change you, and only when you say them out loud, or communicate them with someone, or write/draw them down, will they completely settle in. And when that happens, things will get very interesting, fast.

P.S. One thing that Elliot has done is to label his thoughts, and more importantly, he has created a shadow version called Mr. Robot, and just like in Fight Club, they can help, or break you. And I’ll say more about that another time.

First appeared on my blog.

Adrian George Nicolae

Writer, comedian, improviser, deviser, creative git. And vegan.