Mr. Robot: Leaked script reveals Elliot's reaction to Trump's victory
This shouldn’t come as a surprise: Mr. Robot protagonist and sometimes white hat hacker Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) isn’t happy with Donald Trump being elected president of the United States.
On Friday, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail “leaked” (read: shared on Twitter) a page from a season 3 script in which Elliot opens up to his therapist Krista about how the election has affected his already cynical worldview. In the short scene, Krista asks Elliot what about society disappoints him so much.
“Oh, that’s easy,” says Elliot, who spends most of the series waging a war against “the top one percent of the top one percent” that secretly controls the world. “Donald Trump was just elected president of the United States.”
This scene most likely isn’t from the USA Network thriller’s third season, which is a ways away from hitting screens. Esmail, who directed every episode of the second season in addition to showrunning, previously told EW that he wants a longer break in between seasons because he thinks rushing to put another one out would affect the quality of the show.
Check out the script page below.