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(Brave Traveler)
Season 1
Episode 6
Airdate July 29, 2015
Written by Kyle Bradstreet
Directed by Deborah Chow
U.S. viewers 1.25 million
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Zero sum, Elliot. You're playing a game you've already lost.

— Mr. Robot

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eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf is the sixth episode of Season 1 of Mr. Robot. It was broadcast on July 29, 2015.



<@mrrobot> to save someone elliot cares abt, hes gotta hack vera-- badass drug-dealer-- out of jail. tyrell's "game" gets crazy. angela digs deeper into moms death.

Origin of the Title[]

  • In the context of the characters, as Fernando Vera explains, "Brave Traveler" is the meaning of his last name, but also how he sees himself.
  • The extension: .asf is a proprietary audio/video format designed for video streaming.


Shayla is kidnapped by Fernando Vera's brother Isaac in order to pressure Elliot to hack Vera out of prison before he is killed on the inside. Elliot visits Vera to check on the prison's network security system, and later realizes that Isaac arranged the inside hit. Acting CTO Scott reveals to Tyrell that his wife told him about the bathroom incident, humiliating Tyrell. After Tyrell smashes his kitchen in rage, Joanna explains that Sharon's desire to be wanted is the vulnerability they were seeking. Angela meets with lawyers in an attempt to reopen her toxic waste lawsuit against E-Corp. They tell her it is impossible to win without testimony from someone on the inside. Elliot breaks Vera out of jail, and Vera tells his homie D.J to immediately kill Isaac and later shoots him in the head. Upon Elliot's query about Shayla, Vera tosses him the keys to the car and says, "She was with you the whole time". Elliot opens the trunk and finds Shayla inside with her throat slit.

Episode Notes[]

  • The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon watch, which Scott Knowles offers to Tyrell, is a real watch, valued at roughly $1.5 million.
  • The painting in the opening scene is by Dominican poet and painter Gilberto Hernandez Ortega. Oretga was a surrealist painter considered one of the finest of his generation. He was born in 1923 and died in 1978.
  • The song used at the end of this episode, "Consummation" by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, is also featured in Gone Girl (2014). In both of these instances, it is used in a scene where a character's throat is cut.


  • Elliot uses a Multiblue USB Bluetooth dongle on his laptop to type an exploit into the police cruiser.


  • "Some Velvet Morning". Recorded by Nancy Sinatra (1967), written by Lee Hazelwood. Plays under the opening credits and Elliot's monologue. At the time of its release, it was regarded as a "druggy, psychedelic" song with an undecipherable meaning.





  • Emma Gordon as an Allsafe Employee
  • Chester Jones III as Bradford
  • Teodorina Bello as Adalina
  • Brian Edwards as a Patrolman
  • Stephen Friedrich as Randy Colby
  • Elijah Richardson as Sammy


  • Mark Richard Goldman as an E-Corporate Executive
  • Caliph Jones as an Inmate


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