) Elsie discovers, by way of her beepy-boopy tools, that there's a “laser-based satellite uplink” stuffed inside the head-smashing robot, and he's been beaming data up to what's ostensibly a third-party satellite, smuggling data out of the park. This is probably that scene HBO made everybody sign that crazy disclaimer for.
This leads to a brilliant sequence dramatizing Elliot’s six-day speed binge of amped-up faux-happiness and clarity, complete with computer alert sounds echoing his footsteps, compression artifacts blurring his reality, and culminating in the human equivalent of the kernel panic that gives the episode its title.
The Adderall finally wears off while Elliot sits in his church group and, as he goes off on a rant against the idea of God, it becomes clear that the voice we are hearing is Mr. Rami Malek changes his entire vocal pattern and cadence to mimic Christian Slater’s bombastic style.
The fifth episode begins with what's likely a skip back in time, because Anthony Hopkins is having a chat with the robot he decommissioned all the way back in Episode 1.
They're talking about “the saddest story ever,” which, according to AH, is one about a greyhound killing a cat and then feeling confused about it.
The Man in Black pretends to try to kill Anthony Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins implies that the Man in Black is really looking for ...
In the Naked Robot Lab, Felix is trying his hand at his bird experiment again.Dolores gets scared because her #daddy told her about them, and I'm still wondering why we are going to have to watch this entire fiction-within-a-fiction-within-a-fiction story line play out. Lawrence and the Man in Black are dragging each other through the woods for a change. The Robot Boy from a few episodes ago who may or may not be a simulacra of a Young Anthony Hopkins asks the dudes if they're lost, and the MIB is like, “Yes, please help me, I am stuck on a middling HBO prestige drama and I can't get off.” Robot Boy wanders off to get water because nobody knows how to stop this particular train, and the Man in Black kills Lawrence because he's no longer useful.This time, they're also dragging a near-dead James Marsden, who the MIB now believes will “lead him straight to the Big Bad Wolf.” Considering he's known James Marsden for 30 years, this story line really could have been a lot shorter. Over at the Naked Robots Lab, a bunch of low-level employees are being depressing. You can become someone else, nobody will judge you.” I die and become a ghost. I whisper in FLRWG's ear, “Who wrote this dialogue?Last season, Elliot tried to keep his tenuous grip on sanity with morphine.But since the downers don’t work anymore, he tries ingesting egregious amounts of Adderall.Dolores saves them again by threatening to blow up the nitro corpse. Lawrence submits, and they all drink whiskey together.