On Mr. Robot, it’s often hard for Elliot Alderson (and the audience) to know what’s real and what’s not, something that star Rami Malek joked about when he won his first Emmy on Sunday, and he’s keeping the jokes coming on Twitter.
Upon winning for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series at the 68th annual Emmy Awards, Malek opened his acceptance speech by saying, “Please tell me you’re seeing this too.” The reference to his character’s pension for seeing his dead father was greeted with applause and laughs from the crowd.
On Tuesday, Malek took to Twitter with a similar joke. The actor tweeted, “Just starting to believe that I may not wake up from this dream…. that what happened Sunday night @TheEmmys may just have been real.”
The timing of Malek’s tweet is perfect, as the last episode of the critically acclaimed drama finds Alderson forcing himself into a lucid dream so that he can observe his alter ego, Mr. Robot. The episode ends with Alderson questioning whether what he’s seeing is real as a character from his past resurfaces.
The season 2 finale of Mr. Robot, which also stars Christian Slater and Carly Chaikin, airs on Wednesday at 10 p.m. on USA Network.