(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s season finale of “Mr. Robot“)
The season finale of “Mr. Robot” aired Wednesday after being postponed following last week’s horrific on-air murder of a TV news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia.
When the final episode of the USA Network drama finally aired a week later than planned, it got a warm response from fans who praised the striking and terrifying show.
“I’m still in shock about who #MrRobot is,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
In the finale, the possibly delusional cyber-vigilante Elliot (expertly played by Rami Malek) and his hacktivist group, fsociety, finally pull off their grand plan to plunge the world into chaos — before Elliot wakes up in the car of E Corp. honcho Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström).
The scene that prompted the postponement featured an executive killing himself on live TV in front of Elliot’s childhood pal Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday), which many viewers agreed had an eerie similarity to Vester Flanagan’s rampage on his former colleagues at Roanoke’s WDBJ.
Yup. I get why they delayed it now. #MrRobot
— William Goodman (@goodmanw) September 3, 2015
“The previously filmed season finale of ‘Mr. Robot‘ contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia,” the network said in a statement following the Aug. 26 shooting that killed Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
“Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”
However, the character that really struck fear into the hearts of fans was Stephanie Corneliussen’s Joanna Wellick, Tyrell’s scheming wife.
“That woman scares the daylights out of me. Legitimately the scariest woman on TV right now. #MrRobot,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Mr. Robot” returns for Season 2 in 2016.
Read more tweets about the finale below.
If you haven't seen any episodes of #MrRobot yet you need to start watching the first season ASAP
— Devin Tryon (@Devin_Tryon) September 3, 2015
An Emmy for Rami Malek is a no brainer at this point #MrRobot
— Aisha (@aiiiiiiisha) September 3, 2015
#MrRobot thank you for this show. Very, very awesome 1st season (maybe best 1st of all time). Finale was great as well. Kudos!
— Paul Rosenfeld (@Paul24Wall) September 3, 2015
Mr. Kubrick must be pleased with #MrRobot. Obvious references to some of his works. Plot twists are constant but none outrageous.
— TheSlurve (@jstew34) September 3, 2015
Okay, #MrRobot, the wait for Season 2 is going to be painful. PAINFUL. Need more now.
— Jace Lacob (@televisionary) September 3, 2015
Words can't really do this show justice. Simply great will have to do #MrRobot
— Casey Stangl (@cstangl66) September 3, 2015
Holy crap they have arcade games called "Intergalactic Planetary" and "Dark Seoul" could this show get any better. #MrRobot
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) September 3, 2015
— Robert Young (@robertcyoung) September 3, 2015
The next time there's an fsociety protest in Times Square, I want in. And a mask. #MrRobot
— Colleen (@invisicoll) September 3, 2015
Amazing show. Can't wait for season 2 of #MrRobot
— Joel (@NobodyEpic) September 3, 2015
— Noni (@BadGamingNoni) September 3, 2015