The identity of Christian Slater’s mysterious character in “Mr. Robot” was revealed in the previous episode of the show. Slater’s character now wants Elliot to continue to focus on Evil Corp in episode 9.
After discovering that Slater’s character is actually his father, Elliot (Rami Malek) will confront him about not revealing this to him earlier. The promo video of the next episode shows Elliot coming to terms with the fact that the leader of the hacker group FSociety is his father.
Elliot asks his father why he didn’t say anything before. The two characters had a chat about Elliot’s father previously and Slater’s character had insisted on hearing about Elliot’s father, before pushing him off the pier.
Slater’s character, however, is more focused on Evil Corp and their plan. He asks Elliot to “stick to the plan” and ensure that the hacking of the company goes smoothly. The Chinese Hacker White Rose had revealed the flaws in FSociety’s plan and had set a deadline for the hackers to remove a “honeypot” from an Evil Corp server.
Elliot is concerned about being followed, as Darlene (Carly Chaikin) had warned him in the previous episode of “Mr. Robot.” Darlene and Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday) will attempt to talk to Elliot, but apparently he doesn’t want to talk to either of them.
Commenting on the video, some of the fans had expected the show to turn out like the movie “Fight Club” and were expecting Slater’s character to be a hallucination of Elliot. The fans expressed their excitement about wanting to see how the first season of the show ends, with only two episodes left.
Speaking to VanityFair, Malek had previously said that he didn’t want people to think that the whole story is just Elliot’s imagination. “I know we do take some creative liberties but I promise that this is not all for naught,” the actor said.
The actor also said that the viewers will soon come to find out what Elliot’s reality is. He, however, conceded that the question about Elliot’s imagination will keep coming up even after the end of the first season.
“Mr. Robot” has been approved for Season 2, which will air sometime in 2016.