The hit hacker drama “Mr. Robot” will finally be airing its anticipated Season 1 finale on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The final installment of the USA show’s freshman series was originally set to air on Wednesday, Aug. 26, however, the episode was postponed after the Virginia shooting where two journalists were killed on live television.
According to Variety, the tech series was delayed due to the finale of “Mr. Robot” featuring a scene in episode 10, titled “ eps1.9_zer0-day.avi ,” that had an eerie similarity to the real-life murder of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. The two were killed by ex WDBJ-TV employee Bryce Williams, who worked with the duo before getting fired two years ago, CNN reported. Williams died from a self-inflicting gunshot wound.
“Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode, “ USA Network said in a statement. “Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”
Although the similarities between the “Mr. Robot” finale and the Virginia shooting are unknown, it was revealed to fans that episode 10 will focus on the showdown between the hacker group FSociety and Evil Corp. The synopsis for the upcoming installment adds that Mr. Robot and Tyrell (Martin Wallström) will become missing in the Season 1 finale. In addition, Elliot (Rami Maleck) will be haunted by a past hack.
Is it possible that previous hack, which is troubling Elliot, might have resulted in the death of an innocent party? Perhaps that is the scene deemed similar to the shooting that occurred in Virginia.
"Mr. Robot" will air its Season 1 finale on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 10 p.m. EDT. The final episode of the first season will be an hour and fifteen minutes long.