Elliot's (Rami Maleck) big hack of "Evil Corp" finally happened, but now he must live with the consequences. After many twists and turns in the Season 1 finale of "Mr. Robot," many fans of the show have started to look forward to Season 2, where hopefully some of the biggest questions left at the end of the finale will be answered.
Elliot will be faced with several new challenges when Season 2 begins next year. Although he succeeded in episode 10 in taking down E Corp, Dark Army hacker lord White Rose (B.D. Wong) was shown meeting the CEO of E Corp after the credits, revealing that she may not be an ally to Elliot after all.
Sam Esmail, creator of "Mr. Robot," told Deadline he wanted to leave viewers with a threat of something even more devious at play. "Because fsociety in essence succeeded, I wanted to let audiences know that there wasn’t necessarily a victory, rather something larger at play. There are chess moves higher up, higher than the biggest conglomerate on the planet."
Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström), the Senior Vice President of Technology at E Corp Elliot teams with, was nowhere to be found in the Season 1 finale. Elliot wakes up in Tyrell's car and has no memory of the past three days. While trying to figure it out, Elliot talks to Tyrell's wife Joanna (Stephanie Corneliussen), who is expected to become an antagonist next season, according to Esmail.
"Her motivations are a little murky this season, but they will get clearer next season. We’ll see her rise," the creator eplained to Deadline.
One of the biggest twists this season was one that was on par with the ending of "Fight Club." It turns out Christian Slater's character, Mr. Robot, exists only in Elliot's mind. After the hack was executed in the finale, Mr. Robot told Elliot to go home and see the hack for himself. Elliot does this and then there's a mysterious knock at the door, but we won't find out who it is until next season.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Slater said the Mr. Robot character will be back for Season 2. Esmail told Slater "Mr. Robot is to Elliot what the Hulk is to Bruce Banner."
"Whenever Elliott is sort of backed into a corner and feeling confused, feeling vulnerable—‘cause you know, the thing about Elliot is he’s a very kind-hearted character. He’s the type of guy who doesn’t wanna pull that trigger, doesn’t wanna blow that company up," Slater said. "The one way he’s found to cope with that particular issue is Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot will be the guy that can step in and take action when action is necessary."
The final installment of the USA show’s freshman series was originally set to air on Wednesday, Aug. 26, however, the finale was postponed after the Virginia shooting where two journalists were killed on live television. The controversial scene, which caused the episode to be moved, was when James Plouffe’s (Richard Bekins), E Corp's EVP of technology commits suicide on live TV after shooting himself in the head. Blood is shown gushing out of his mouth.
"Mr. Robot" Season 2 is expected to air in 2016 and will have at least 10 episodes.