AVClub: Elliot Alderson has never trusted dreams. It’s debatable whether Elliot has ever trusted himself in any capacity, but his unconscious is a place he fears especially. He knows all too well what’s possible when he’s not in conscious control, when he lets go and fades to the background of his own mind. It’s where he loses time. It’s how he performs actions he doesn’t remember doing after the fact. It’s the place he goes when Mr. Robot takes over, and when the identity he conceives of as himself recedes into the background, a prisoner in his own head, unable to sound the alarm.