USA Network today released a new Mr Robot trailer for season three and it’s so chocked full of everything we Roboteers wished for, it feels like Christmas has come early…
And for those of you who thought season two spent too long just-a-peddling, the trailer doesn’t beat around the bush. Seemingly picking up where we left off, in the warehouse immediately after Tyrell shot Elliot, within fifteen seconds Angela reveals what we knew all along, but is news to those around him, namely that:
“HE SOMETIMES CAN BECOME A DIFFERENT PERSON”
Revealing Mr Robot’s existence is wholly necessary to save the story from retreading familiar ground for a third run of ten episodes and it will certainly change the landscape of the show.
After it’s revealed that Elliot didn’t stop Mr Robot second stage of the firesale, Tyrell looks to be talking directly with Mr Robot. This could mean a new perspective switcheroo or more tricksiness. It’s not the first time we’ve seen others interact with Robot – Darlene and Cisco seemed to talk to him in Cisco’s apartment before he was gunned down in Lupes Diner a year ago (for us.)
While the trailer doesn’t reveal how Darlene was freed from the FBI, it does show a blink-and-you-miss it scene in which Dom DiPierro walks behind Darlene, ignoring her as if she doesn’t know who she is.
With our detective caps on, we noticed that the background graffiti, which reads “Legal Advice,” could be a clue to Darlene’s situation.
Could this suggest that Darlene has turned FBI informant?
Another sea-change is that The Dark Army has turned on F Society, setting up lots more tension and paranoia.
While the first half of the trailer concentrates on Elliot, the last half ‘zooms out’ to show us the bigger picture – namely Evil Corp CEO Philip Price who declares, “World catastrophes like this, they occur because men like me allow them.”
In this New World Order, New Yorkers look to be living under a state of martial law with protesters permanently camped outside E Corp headquarters and army trucks rolling down streets. But a world where major players steal a country from its citizens couldn’t really happen, could it?
The last stages of the trailer certainly up-the-ante in terms of excitement and action – Dominique on the trail, Joanna Wellick a celeb, Darlene branded a terrorist, Angela running from armed assailants, Elliot and a crowd of onlookers (presumably) watching a terrorist event unfold and Beardy Tyrell – everything we could possibly wish for.
If one element was missing, it was the sci-fi angle that we here at Mr Robot Hacks and our close friends at couchpotato.buzz love so much, but while there were no time-traveling shenanigans in the trailer, it’s safe to say we haven’t seen the last of Whiterose and her city-wide brown-outs.
That’s a clue, by the way!
Mr Robot Season 3.0 downloads on Wednesday, 11th October, until then you can get the low-down on all your favorite shows at couchpotato.buzz