9:15am PT by Josh Wigler
'Mr. Robot' Season 3 Finale: That 'Star Wars' Level Twist, Explained
[Warning: this story contains spoilers for the season three finale of USA Network's Mr. Robot.]
"I am your father."
Four iconic words, impossible to utter without conjuring memories of Darth Vader towering over Luke Skywalker in the underbelly of Cloud City — words that even the most powerful man in the world (or at least top three) can't utter without shedding some Star Wars sentiment.
In the season three finale of Mr. Robot, E Corp head honcho Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer) confirmed a theory many fans were speculating on for weeks and weeks now: he's the biological father of Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday), who had focused so much of her energy this season trying to reset a timeline in order to resurrect her mother, only to gain a lost parent in this completely unexpected way. While it's a reveal that comes off as less as a shock and more as confirmation for the dutiful Robot viewers, writer-producer Kor Adana tells THR that Price's paternal connection to Angela wasn't always part of the plan — far from it, in fact.
Of course, there's a lot more to chew on in the Mr. Robot season finale than Price's revelation. The final installment of season three included Elliot (Rami Malek) finally undoing the Five/Nine Hack, if not quite all of the damage he's caused in the time since launching the massive cyber attack all the way back in season one. What's more, Elliot and his darker self, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), finally started on a path toward reconciliation, if not full-on integration. Elsewhere, Dom DiPierro (Grace Gummer) began a journey of her own, becoming the very thing she was hunting — a Dark Army operative — while her former informant-turned-temporary-lover Darlene (Carly Chaikin) somehow managed to dodge a bullet, only thanks to Elliot and Robot's combined quick thinking.
Listen to the latest episode of THR and Post Show Recaps' Mr. Robot podcast, in which Josh Wigler speaks with Omar Metwally, the man who played the recently axed Agent Santiago: