'Mr. Robot' Finale Upgrades An Already Brilliant First Season

Mr. Robot is poised on a knifes edge.

Its debut season has been so impressive and so adventurous yet assured that I almost fear what comes next. The show attempted to achieve an astounding number of goals, thematically and aesthetically, and it nailed the dismount on an impressively high percentage of those tasks over the course of Season 1.

The twisty finale left me nerve-jangled and amped up, in a good way. Theyre tonally quite different shows, but the season-ender brought to mind the Mad Men Season 1 finale, which delivered on the promise of that shows debut season and, as Mr. Robots wrap-up did, prov