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New Mr. Robot clip focuses on Elliot's psychosis, his role in the revolution

He's trying to exorcise his demon

Warning: This post will contain spoilers for what happened during the show's first season.

Mr. Robot's most recent season gave us the revelation that the illustrious Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) was actually a figment of main character Elliot's (Rami Malek) imagination based on his deceased father. Since learning that the man he's been taking advice from, including how to handle the biggest hack of a financial conglomerate (E-Corp) in American history, wasn't actually real, Elliot has become hyper-aware of his psychosis and has been trying to rid himself of his father's presence.

In a new clip that Slater debuted on The Tonight Show last night (it begins at 3:08), we get a fresh glimpse into how Elliot is doing that. In the short scene, Mr. Robot is talking to Elliot about how his son needs him to continue the war on corporate America and how they can't give up on their plans. While he's ranting, Elliot is scratching in his journal and we get a little insight into what's going through his mind. Names like "Che Guevara" and phrases like "he wants to work." Elliot is essentially documenting what Mr. Robot is saying so he can return to the journal and revisit what his subconscious is saying so he can dissect it.

Malek and showrunner Sam Esmail have both previously said that this is a much darker season for Elliot's character and this scene is just a brief glimpse into where his mind is at as we enter the second season.

Mr. Robot's new season premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on USA.

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