Showstoppers Ep. Ten: Mr. Robot Rooftop Scene

Today's episode of Showstoppers was inspired by this shot from Season One, Episode Seven of Mr. Robot. I'm going, to be honest, I haven't seen this show but have heard good things and plan to watch all of it soon.


This episode was based on an entire scene, but I chose the shot that stood out to me, which is this one here:



For those who haven't seen the show, Tyrell Wellick and Sharon Knowles are pictured here. At a party celebrating Sharon's husband Scott's promotion, Tyrell entices Sharon to the rooftop, where he knows they'll be alone. After seducing her, Tyrell strangles Sharon.


As I could not find the script for this episode, I took to looking at the pilot to try to match writer Sam Esmail's writing somewhat. Here's what I wrote for the scene:










I think this scene was beautifully done, even though Sharon was murdered. The entire time you're watching, you can sense something horrible is about to happen, but you don't entirely expect flat-out murder. At least, I didn't, but I probably should have.


What are some of your favorite scenes from Mr. Robot? Let me know in the comments!

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