Originally Posted by rebkell
I'm still watching, but I find myself not paying it enough attention, if you have the room, maybe record the next 3 or so episodes and check the mood around here and see if it picks up or more people start dropping. I'm so spoiled by Netflix, etc... that I sometimes save up a bunch of episodes and start binging.
You might want to hold on a little longer, as tonight's episode goes down the rabbit hole with a bit more thrills. But it's all Crazytown, Jake. And it all violates any sort of assumptions that software security companies actively trying to foil people like Elliot and his merry band would actually allow Elliot to get in and act all crazy. He just screams "mental illness" at first glance, and confirms it shortly thereafter.
But movies have painted themselves into a corner as to things easily discounted have to be there in plotting because of the need for a fast pace. People fall great distances without injury. Guns still have unlimited bullets when necessary. And Elliot gets both in and out of a secure facility, though it's not that hard to suspend disbelief, and the sequence is pretty creepy
But it keeps getting crazier, so the "nothing is real, everything is permitted" rule rules. We are still unsure just what the hackers are trying to do. We don't know the reality of their strange amusement park location. Christian Slater's character interacts, kinda, with the excitable blonde, though he's pretty certain to be just Elliot looking at himself.
And then there's Mr. and Mrs. Scandinavia. He's begining to come into his own, but his story has an unreality to it as well.
But what was all too real was Elliot's true love coming home to discover a loving dad with terrifying money problems. Her midnight run after this discovery paints a horrible picture for gen-Xers and millenials of a society where they may truly be unable to come home again. She pauses and sees two roads branching off in the darkness.
As a rapidly aging boomer, I see one main road, and it's to the undiscovered country. To those left behind, I say "good luck."