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Krista Gordon
Krista Gordon
Species: Human
Allies: Elliot Alderson
Michael Hensen
Chad Davidovitz
Shayla Nico
Jason
Enemies: Fernando Vera
Peanuts
Javi
Status: Alive
Portrayed by: Gloria Reuben
Communication is key, Elliot. Real human interaction. That's what's important for you right now.

— Krista Gordon


Krista Gordon is Elliot Alderson's court-appointed therapist.

She was portrayed by Gloria Reuben.

History[]

In 2014, Elliot Alderson was sentenced to mandatory "anger management" sessions after a violent episode at work. (“eps2.2_init1.asec”) As a result, Elliot is committed to over fifty-two hours of therapy with Krista Gordon. (“eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv”)

Season 1[]

Krista feels a deep desire to protect her patients from loneliness. Throughout their sessions, Krista urges Elliot to share what he's really thinking, rather than bottling it up inside. She confronts him on his lies and delusions, prescribing medication to alleviate his symptoms. In particular, she is concerned about Elliot's sightings of "men in black", asserting that they are a step on a slippery slope.

Despite Krista's best intentions, Elliot considers her a poor judge of character, and refuses to share his problems beyond vague allusions. He doesn't take his medication; instead, he snorts regular doses of morphine to kill the pain of isolation.

Invading Krista's accounts, Elliot discovers that she is a lonely divorcee, searching for contact on dating sites. Her latest relationship with Michael Hensen nags at Elliot's urge to hack, and he follows them on a date at Pierre Loti, using pretexting to obtain Hansen's real address and phone number. Elliot discovers that "Hensen" is actually Lenny Shannon, a married father cheating with seven different women. Elliot blackmails Shannon into breaking up with Krista and telling her the whole truth, on the grounds that "her radar needs fixing". Elliot also demands Shannon's dog, Flipper.

Krista is devastated by Shannon's confession. Though she feels betrayed, she nonetheless recommends that Elliot seek real human interaction, urging him to reach out to Angela Moss. (“eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”)

While Elliot struggles with his involvement in fsociety, he is approached by Tyrell Wellick, and confronted by Fernando Vera. In his next appointment with Krista, he monologues on the illusion of choice, his desire for control, and the option of doing nothing. Krista compares Elliot's struggle with that of his father, Edward Alderson, who chose to do nothing when battling his cancer. Unlike Edward, Elliot has found options, and owns that control over his life. Elliot shouts at her to shut up, but Krista probes further, acknowledging his regression into old patterns of behavior and demanding answers. (“eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg”)

Soon afterward, Elliot falls from a boardwalk on Coney Island, and is taken to a hospital. He denies a police request for a full drug panel, and asks staff to contact Shayla Nico and Krista Gordon; when he wakes a few hours later, he has no memory of being admitted. When Elliot confesses to taking morphine, Krista asks that he submit to a bi-monthly drug exam before she recommend his release. He agrees, having already laid plans to alter his medical files. (“eps1.2_d3bug.mkv”)

After Shayla's death, Elliot goes to see Krista for a therapy session. It has been months since Shayla's death, and starts to annoyed him that he is starting to get over it. Krista has a bunch of paper forms that he needs to sign, with the papers saying that he has completed the time he needs for her, which made Elliot think that she's is trying to get rid of him. He wonders on how much time he spent with her and how he's not listening to her. Krista says that he does want to come, saying that they more work to do, but Elliot the sign papers to her and walks away.

She meets with Elliot again at her office, it's before office hours but lets him in. After she confirms that what will Elliot say wil be kept confidential, he admits some: he was lying the whole time. He admitted that he never takes his pills, nor does she. He had also been keeping track of her online presence, she brought a hazelnut latte this morning, in which she texted her sister about it, she's not with money, but seems to encourage her every Thursday at 2:00 to leave her husband, she is tired of being dumped, and like Elliot she cries sometimes. He also tells her that he doesn't hacked her, he hacks everyone, with the way out of his loneliness, just like Krista is doing. "Is that what you wanted to hear?" (“eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv”)

She meets Michael Hensen again however when he asks her to dinner under the pretext of dying from cancer. His true intention though is to exact revenge upon Elliot with Krista's aid for destroying his life although Krista does not help him due to confidentiality. (“eps1.9_zer0-day.avi”)

Season 2[]

Elliot is seen visiting his therapist Krista again. She asked him on why he chose to stay with his mother Magda, since she is strict towards him and is the devil you know is better than the devil. When being asked about being lonely, he tells her that Darlene by sometimes. She then started to asks him if he miss his old life. He then says that he can't trust himself there. When he doesn't answer why to Krista, she reminded him that it took a lot for her to see him again after he admitted the fact that he hacked her, under the condition he will be more open with her, but Elliot doesn't trust "him". (“eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc”)

Elliot visits her again, thinking about the offer. When Krista says that she wants to talk to Mr. Robot, Elliot refuses to summon him. He gets upset and acknowledges all of his mental health and psychological shortcomings. Krista advised him to destroy parts against himself. (“eps2.2_init1.asec”)

Krista is seen yet again when she is reading the letter on, praising it as good news. She then asks Elliot on how the interactions with Mr. Robot were, Elliot says that they could trust each other, even though they want to get rid of him due to staying with his mother. Krista then starts to say if he really knows that he didn't stay at his mother's house. He knows, with the therapy office turns into his mother's house, and later turning into a prison area. The streets are actually the halls, the dinner is the cafeteria and the park is the yard and more. Krista hopes that when Elliot is released from prison, they will continue with their regular schedule. (“eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme”)

Season 3[]

To be added.

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