“Mr. Robot” Season 2 finally gave fans the answer they have been waiting for: Tyrell (Martin Wallstrom) is alive.

He has been hiding all this time while working with Elliot (Rami Malek) and the Dark Army to prepare for Stage Two of their plan to take down E Corp. The relationship between Tyrell and Elliot, as revealed in the finale of the second season, has grown deeper despite Elliot not remembering anything.

It came as a surprise then that Tyrell would shoot Elliot because he got in the way of their plan. The former E Corp executive also told Angela (Portia Doubleday), whom he called after what happened, that he loves Elliot. The connection seems a bit confusing, but series creator Sam Esmail assures fans that it’s real.

Speaking to Variety, the writer-director confirmed: “Tyrell loves Elliot.” Esmail also said that they had set up the special connection between the two the moment the characters were introduced to each other.

“When he shot him, he was literally in tears,” Esmail added. “That conversation when he tells Angela that he loves him, it’s true. From Tyrell’s perspective, he really does love this person. He feels that he gives him the fulfillment that he’s always been looking for in his life.”

Now that it has been established that the two had been working together all along, it would be interesting to see what the next step would be for them. There are also a lot of questions concerning other characters that will keep fans on their toes.

Esmail previewed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming season will determine where Angela’s (Portia Doubleday) loyalty truly lies. The relationship and dynamics between Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Dom (Grace Gummer) will also change after it was revealed that the FBI has already figured out the connections between Elliot, Tyrell and the members of fsociety.

“Mr. Robot” has already been renewed for a third season, although a premiere date is yet to be announced.