The fourth and final season of USA’s Mr. Robot prepares audiences for the end of the series by asking Rami Malek’s Elliot some pertinent questions about his recent destructive actions. The series became a summertime obsession in 2015, when it was clear it would rise above its deceptive title to be twisty mind-bender that had audiences questioning what was real and what was the product of the main character’s fractured mind. Since then, the series has been on a roller coaster of sorts, delivering plenty of storytelling highs and lows, all of which will culminate in one last storyline set to premiere this fall.
Mr. Robot last had a new episode in December of 2017, and since then its Emmy-winning star went on to win an Academy Award for Bohemian Rhapsody and nab the villain role in Daniel Craig’s final bow as James Bond. In addition, series creator Sam Esmail took his talents to Amazon for the Julia Roberts-led mystery Homecoming, which was one of the better shows to premiere on the streamer in 2018. All of that adds up to a great deal of anticipation for the final season of Mr. Robot, the plot of which is still mostly under wraps.
The new teaser suggests a certainly finality in its one-sided conversation between Elliot and an unseen woman. While Elliot looks on and contemplates what she’s saying, the woman peppers him with questions about how many people have suffered and were hurt by his actions, all so he could get what he wanted. She ends by asking, “was it worth it?” Check out the teaser for Mr. Robot season 4 below:
The idea that Elliot may be held responsible for his actions is an interesting premise, though one that will no doubt come with plenty of unexpected twists and turns as the season progresses. And while the teaser presents little aside from the intense questioning faced by Elliot, it does manage to generate interest in where the series is headed for its ultimate end run. That end run has been the subject of plenty of speculation since the beginning, as the series’ obsession with various pop culture artifacts — namely, Fight Club and Back to the Future — have generated plenty of theories on the internet.
Whether or not Mr. Robot will prove those theories right or if Esmail has something else entirely in mind remains to be seen. Chances are, the series will have plenty of surprises in store when it finally premiers this fall.
Mr. Robot season 4 premieres this fall on USA Network.