The latest episode of “Mr. Robot” Season 2 was a major one for Darlene, played by Carly Chaikin.
Handling Fsociety while Elliot (Rami Malek) is in jail is already a big responsibility, but her personal limitations were tested in episode 8, “succ3ss0r.p12.” Darlene was able to fulfill a long-time dream.
In the episode, it was revealed that Darlene had long had the desire to put an end to the life of Susan Jacobs (Sandrine Holt), E Corp's legal counsel. She was able to finally realize it, although it surprised her because she always thought that she would hold back when the time finally comes. She didn't.
By the end of the episode, Darlene appeared to have committed another murder. After finding out that her on-and-off boyfriend Cisco (Michael Drayer) was setting her up for the Dark Army, she destroyed his laptop and bashed his head with a baseball bat.
Speaking of the development, Chaikin told A.V. Club that the thing disturbing her character the most is the fact that she does not feel remorse over the things she did.
“It's a testament to the place she's in right now, of on one hand having everything to lose, but on the other hand nothing to lose at this point, and just getting deeper and deeper into this hole she's dug herself into,” the actress added.
The episode was big for Mobley (Azhar Khan) and Trenton (Sunita Mani), too. Mobley was called in by the FBI and questioned by Dom (Grace Gummer) for his knowledge about the 9/5 hack. After getting off the hook, he told Trenton to meet him, but he didn't show up.
In the upcoming episode, titled “7imit5.fve,” Elliot will finally get out of jail, Darlene will loop him in on what has been happening and Angela (Portia Doubleday) will continue to find her place in E Corp.
“Mr. Robot” season 2 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on USA Network.