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eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h
(Power Saver)
Ep301
Season 3
Episode 1
Airdate October 11, 2017
Written by Sam Esmail
Directed by Sam Esmail
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eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h is the first episode of Season 3 of Mr. Robot. It was broadcast on October 11, 2017

Plot

Synopsis

<@mrrobot> elliot gets woke. realizes his mission. needs help from angela. darlene freaks about them coming out clean. and who tf is this irving guy?

Origin of the Title

  • Power saving mode is a computer setting that reduces power consumption and battery capacity by shutting down idle hardware devices.
  • The extension: The .h file extension is used to define header files used with C++ or C programming languages that contain constants, function prototypes and external variable definitions.

Summary

One week after Elliot is shot by Tyrell, he wakes up in Angela's apartment. Angela informs him of the situation and Elliot sets off to find Tyrell. Failing that, he finds an emotionally broken Darlene in his apartment, and they go to a hacker hangout, planning to stop Stage 2 of the 5/9 hack. They succeed, but are caught by the Dark Army. They meet Irving, a car salesman who works as a fixer for The Dark Army. Elliot refuses to restart Stage 2. When Darlene leaves him alone, he begins reflecting on his actions and its consequences on the world. Meeting with Angela, Elliot requests a job with E Corp to undo the hack. Unknown to Elliot, Angela is working with Mr. Robot and Tyrell to restart Stage 2, with Angela again motivated by her mother's death to finish what Elliot started.

Episode Notes

  • The hacker's den is identified as "1984". This name refers to the George Orwell novel by the same name, where the omnipresent "Big Brother" controls the totalitarian state of Oceania. It also refers to the seminal Apple Computer commercial introducing the first Macintosh computer

Technology

  • The game played by the hackers is a form of Capture the Flag.

Music

  • "Come and Get These Memories". Performed by Martha and the Vandellas (1963). Plays during the opening sequence in the Red Wheelbarrow BBQ.
  • "Whistling Away the Dark". Performed by Julie Andrews (1970). From the film Darling Lili; music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Plays over the opening credits.
  • "Razorgirl". Performed by Dubvirus (2016). Played in the "1984" hacker hangout
  • "Touch". Performed by Daft Punk, featuring Paul Williams (2013).

Trivia

  • As of this episode, Rami Malek and technical advisor Kor Adana are credited as a producers.

Easter Eggs

Season 3 Episodes
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