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(Hidden Process)
Season 2
Episode 10
Airdate September 7, 2016
Written by Kor Adana
Randolph Leon
Directed by Sam Esmail
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eps2.8_h1dden_pr0cess.axx is the tenth episode of Season 2 of Mr. Robot. It was broadcast on September 7, 2016.



<@mrrobot> elliot starts to wonder if mr. robot has been lying to him. darlene tries to do the right thing. dom and fbi get closer.

Origin of the Title[]

  • A Hidden Process is a piece of spyware that infects the machine, which is hard to detect due to the large number of default processes running through the machine at the same time.
  • The extension: A .axx file extension is an AxCrypt Encrypted file, which encrypts a file till it's unusable without being decrypted with a password/passphrase.


Phillip has Colby pull political strings to allow China to annex the Congo in exchange for a financial bailout of E-Corp. Cisco finds one of fsociety's members Vincent badly wounded and persuades Darlene that he needs a hospital. A witness IDs Cisco leaving Susan's house and the authorities begin to investigate if her vacation is really a disappearance. Despite Dominique's protests that the Dark Army will attack, Cisco's image is released to the media as a Five/Nine suspect. The BOLO is later seen by the hospital's ER staff who report his location. Joanna persuades Elliot to track the phone she believes was left by Tyrell. Elliot traces the call to a nearby residence, but Mr. Sutherland thinks it won't be Tyrell based on the location. Elliot and Angela later meet on the subway to talk. She makes him realize there are more gaps in his memory and warns him not to trust Mr. Robot. Defeated, Angela intends to confess with her lawyer, admitting her part in the FBI hack. Dom tracks Darlene and Cisco to a restaurant but, while she's inside, a Dark Army shooter opens fire on them.

Episode Notes[]


  • While in his apartment, Elliot builds a directional Wifi antenna out of a Pringles chip can. The "cantenna" is a popular method to cheaply increase transmission or reception of Wifi networks.


  • "Gnossienne #1". Composed by Erik Satie. Plays as Phillip Price discusses his plans with Terry Colby.
  • "Migi Mo Hidari Mo Shihai" (The Head That Controls Both Right and Left Sides Eats Meats and Slobbers Even Today). Recorded by Bleach. Plays as Joanna dresses for her meeting with Elliot.


  • While Elliot is shopping at Microcenter, Mr. Sutherland is seen playing the video game Watch Dogs. Similar to Mr. Robot, Watch Dogs is about a hacker motivated by revenge.
  • The Microcenter that they are at is the one in Westbury on Long Island in New York.




  • Anthony Jennings as Vincent Campbell
  • Kiirstin Marilyn as a Bar Patron
  • Kerry Flanagan as a Nurse #1
  • Deshane Granger as the Inconspicuous Man
  • Anne Tolpegin as the Inconspicuous Woman
  • Annika Pergament as Herself


  • Daniel Macarone as a Bar Patron
  • Greg Murphy as a Guy in Tux


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