Mr Robot 403 'Forbidden' preview: Elliot and Mr Robot use Darlene's info to make a move against Whiterose
Another week, another cryptic trailer. While we wait for the third episode of Season 4 of Mr Robot, we can only watch its trailer on a loop, hoping for some clues about what to expect after last week's episode reveal.
Turns out Darlene's (Carly Chaikin) remark about Elliot (Rami Malek) not reacting to Fernando Vera's (Elliot Villar) return was not an excuse to set up the introduction of Elliot's third alter. Vera is featured prominently in the trailer for 'Forbidden' saying he didn't want Elliot "as a prisoner but as a partner." The episode's cryptic introduction also says, "an old foe waits." This means that Vera will, in all probability, play a larger antagonistic role this season as well.
Meanwhile, Elliot and Mr Robot (Christian Slater), still on that eight-day deadline of theirs, are racing to stop Whiterose. Darlene provides a helpful tip, saying the key is 'Olivia Cortez' and they need physical access to her laptop. There are several shots of Elliot/Mr Robot following this woman before looking through her social media accounts. But there will be a surprise lurking there if the stunned expression on the usually expressionless Elliot's face is any indication.
There is a chance that their attempt to hack her accounts will backfire since the episode introduction says Elliot is "owned by his own hack." This could be Whiterose's way of "forcing" Elliot to make a mistake that he talks about in the trailer. She has always stayed a step ahead of Elliot and that won't change in the upcoming episode. There is nothing about Elliot's third alter in the trailer or the introduction but hopefully, we will get some more insight once the episode airs. Till then, read about the theory around who this third personality could be and whether he represents Elliot's "God mode" that is controlled by Whiterose.
The most intriguing portion of the trailer is a brief, blink-and-you-miss-it-shot of a person in a white jacket who has collapsed on the floor with another person bending over him concerned. In the foreground is the sinister bouquet of white roses, some of which are drenched in blood. So, there is a strong possibility that another person will face death or a near-death situation in the upcoming episode. Watch the trailer below:
'Mr. Robot' airs on the USA Network Sundays at 10/9c.