Who Is Winning 'Mr. Robot'?

After 'Mr. Robot's intriguing season 2 finale, who's actually pulling the strings?

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Last night, Mr. Robot wrapped up its second season with "eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z," an episode that answered as many questions as it brought up. In a season full of twists, the long con that Sam Esmail wrote was even deeper than we initially realized, and new discoveries blossomed right until the very end. With season 3 officially coming in 2017, now is as good a time as any to ask one question: who the hell is really winning on Mr. Robot?

[Ed Note: After this point, all that awaits is spoiler city. If you've not caught up on Mr. Robot and decide to continue reading, be aware that certain plot points will be spoiled for you.]

Winning is an odd device in Mr. Robot. In the grand scheme of things, the 1% always has the upper hand, but on Mr. Robot, especially in this second season, control is an even bigger key. Whomever has control of the playing field ultimately comes out on top, and while this season's "big twist" found Elliot calmly in control of how we perceived the first half of the season, his particular situation found him losing grips on said control (and his sanity/reality), to the point where he ended up with a bullet in his gut.

With one phone call, though, it seemed that he'd a) be OK (or at least be alive) and b) brought in an entirely new factor to what the Dark Army has been doing. Season 3 is a bit of a ways away, but for now, let's dive into some of the key players in Mr. Robot and figure out who's truly on top.

Tyrell Wellick

Tyrell Wellick, 'Mr. Robot'

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