Note: This article contains spoilers for Mr Robot season 4, episode 1.
Amazon Prime and USA Network's Mr Robot returned for the premiere of its fourth season yesterday (October 6), and things kicked off with a bang (and even a cheeky appearance from both the show's creator Sam Esmail and Shameless US star Emmy Rossum).
But yes, that bang. Poor Angela met her maker at the hands of Price's henchmen after a tense confrontation.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, actress Portia Doubleday spoke about filming the scenes over two years (the first part of the scene aired as part of season 3), and discussed how her death was "unbelievably powerful".
She said: "I remember I was walking across the lawn with Sam and I was like, 'Wow, dude, I'm nervous.'
"Depending on the scene, when you work on a well-oiled machine for a long time, you kind of lose those jitters, and it was interesting because they were full-on back. He was like, 'Why?' I was like, 'Because I haven't been in this moment in two years'.
"Just to recreate a world based on where I was two years ago, using parts of my own life, and walking on set, it was so weird because it was different... I'm not the same person I was two years ago."
Speaking about how Angela's death could impact the rest of the season, and Price especially, she said: "I think she chooses to stay and sit there to confront the hypocrisy of what people like Price represent, which I think is unbelievably powerful.
"It's not so much that she's passive about this experience, it's that she's making a huge point to the Colbys and Prices of the world. He has a weakness, which was her, and so I think the hypocrisy of the moment is what she's saying to him – 'Wow, even you are fallible'. And he's responsible – he recruited her, he treated her mother that way, and now they're here. He has a heavy hand in that.
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"So I look at it like more a moment of strength. She's also leaving Price with that too, so in her dying, who knows how that will have influenced what he will then do."
Mr Robot airs on USA Network in the US. In the UK, the show streams on Amazon Prime.
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