In MR. ROBOT, Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, is recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the firm he's paid to protect. Elliot must decide how far he'll go to expose the forces he believes are running (and ruining) the world.
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received a Best Writer nomination at the 2016 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for this episode. See more
The "FBI" agents towards the end of the episode are, for some unknown reason, wearing FBI navy blue windbreakers in a board room meeting and are all displaying badge on chains around their necks. The Badges are not FBI badges, they are all the wrong shape. See more
Hello, friend. Hello, friend? That's lame. Maybe I should give you a name. But that's a slippery slope. You're only in my head. We have to remember that.
In the original version of the pilot, Elliot's opening monologue is longer: he explains to the audience that he does not believe dinosaurs existed, but does believe in aliens. Ron's Coffee Shop was originally called Phil's and his dialogue included more of Ron's background. Ollie was an Iranian character named Ali. The role of hacker Romero was recast following the screening of the pilot at SXSW, and the scenes were re-shot. In the original pilot Romero was played by Michael Buscemi
, the brother of actor Steve Buscemi. See more
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