s3e08 – dont delete me

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INT. CINEMA LOBBY – FLASHBACK #3.08.01#

HONEY AND THE BEES’ “THESE OLD MEMORIES”

EDWARD

(coughs)

It’s okay. I’ll get it out of my system before the movie. Don’t you worry.

(coughs)

Here. All right. Dump them on in there.

(coughs)

Come on. You know what to do.

(coughs)

Come on, kiddo. Shake ‘em up.

(coughs)

What? You don’t want any?

YOUNG ELLIOT

Told you I didn’t wanna come.

EDWARD

I know, but It’s movie night. Is it the movie? I thought you wanted to see “Shallow Grave.“ I hear it’s pretty good. Um, maybe we could see this, uh, “Jerky Boys” thing.

(coughs)

Maybe it’s not sold out yet.

YOUNG ELLIOT

I wanna go home.

EDWARD

How long are you gonna be mad at me? I told you I was sorry.

YOUNG ELLIOT

You’re not sorry. You’re just sick and don’t want to admit it.

EDWARD

You’re right. I made some mistakes. I wish I could have been a better father to you. All I’m asking is that you forgive me. Do you think you’ll ever be able to do that?

YOUNG ELLIOT

No.

EDWARD

Yeah. Maybe we should leave.

MOVIEGOER

Oh, my! – Somebody call 911!

INT. EMPTY MOVIE THEATER #3.08.02#

YOUNG ELLIOT

Shh, the movie’s about to start.

THEATER

Welcome. Your movie will begin shortly. Please keep our theaters clean by disposing of your trash in the specified waste containers. Food and refreshments are available in the lobby. Gift certificates are only available on special occasions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

INT. APT 4E #3.08.03#

ELLIOT (V.O.)

When you delete something, you’re making a choice to destroy it. To never see it again. You choose to delete because you need to free up space. Because you don’t want it anymore. Because it no longer holds value. Is that what happened to Mobley and Trenton? Were they unwanted? Taking up too much space?

Darlene pounds on the door. He answers.

DARLENE

You can’t keep doing this.

ELLIOT

What?

DARLENE

Why did you wipe-down?

ELLIOT

Routine.

DARLENE

You need to talk to Angela. She is not doing well. Last time I saw her, she was going through a full-on breakdown.

ELLIOT

I don’t care. She should be breaking down.

DARLENE

Nice. I recall her being there for you when you had your little episode. Multiple times.

ELLIOT

Guess I’m an asshole.

DARLENE

It’s been three weeks. You haven’t left your apartment. I’m getting worried about you.

ELLIOT

Don’t.

DARLENE

What happened with the attacks, that’s not you.

ELLIOT

Even if it was him, it was me.

DARLENE

How do you even know he did this?

ELLIOT

What does it even matter, Darlene? He got what he wanted. Didn’t he? Except, wait a minute. Nope. E Corp’s still gonna be just fine because of Ecoin. He sure didn’t see that coming, did he? Whoops! Oh, well. Consolation prize, at least we get to be miraculously off the hook for everything. Yes, sure, a couple of good people had to die in disgrace for that. But who’s counting at this point? Am I right? I mean, I’m sure he’s just doing fucking dandy.

DARLENE

If that’s what this is about, you can still get rid of him.

ELLIOT

You don’t get it. I tried everything. The medication, therapy Fuck, I even put myself in jail. He won’t leave. He won’t leave because I wanted this.

(softly)

I liked it.

DARLENE

Fuck you. You’re really scaring the shit out of me right now.

ELLIOT

I’m not trying to scare you. I just Just give me some time. I need to find my own way to cope with this.

DARLENE

I don’t believe you. I feel like

(sniffles)

I feel like you’re giving up. Just let me stay with you. Okay, that’ll make me feel better. Please.

ELLIOT

I just wanna be alone. Give me some time. Okay? I tell you what. You come by tomorrow, we’ll smoke up, and we can watch “Careful Massacre.”

DARLENE

It’s not even Halloween.

ELLIOT

Since when did we start following the rules?

DARLENE

I’d like that.

ELLIOT

Me too.

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INT. HALLWAY TO BO’S APT #3.08.04#

ELLIOT

Just for the day. You’d be doing me a big favor.

BO

Of course. She’s practically family.

ELLIOT

I’ll bring her toys and food over. She likes this purple eggplant thing.

BO

I know. You, uh, left it here the last time.

(chuckling)

And I got food left over, so we’re good for the day.

Flipper whimpers.

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EXT. TRASH PILE #3.08.05#

ELLIOT (V.O.)

Deletion. When you make that decision, there’s always that moment of hesitation. That annoying, “Are you sure?” dialogue box. And then you have to make a call. Yes or no. Yes means ridding myself and the world of Mr. Robot forever. That includes you.

ELLIOT (V.O.)

Maybe it’s something I should have done a long time ago.

INT. HARD ANDY’S #3.08.06#

BRENDA LEE’S “LOSING YOU” Don’t sigh a sigh for me Don’t ever cry for me

HARD ANDY

This is Hard Andy’s pure grade, top shelf, all-name-brand supply. No knock-offs or generics. This is all straight from the pharma’s assembly line. You got Addys, Exies, Black Beauties, Oxies, Xannies, Roxis Morphine. Miss Emma. She’s good. Those come straight from the manufacturing plant in Jersey. Like I said, Hard Andy’s supply is always clean. Pure as a nun’s cunt. I’m losing you

ELLIOT

I’ll take it.

HARD ANDY

Perfect. Let me get you a bottle.

ELLIOT

The whole bag.

HARD ANDY

That’s my whole stash.

ELLIOT

Then you just made an easy sale.

HARD ANDY

Refresh my memory. How do we know each other, again?

ELLIOT

Referral. We got a friend in common.

HARD ANDY

Take off your shirt.

ELLIOT

Come on, man. You just did a pat-down outside.

HARD ANDY

I said take off your fucking shirt. See, people don’t usually come in here trying to buy Hard Andy’s whole stash unless one of three prerequisites are met. One, they got their nose up some fuzz’s ass which we will soon ascertain. Pants, also. Two, you’re trying to resell in my market. But you don’t strike me as a dummy with a death wish. Spin around. Which leaves three. Life that unbearable, baby? Cute little boy like you. Mmm. The pleasure I could give you. Such a shame. Maybe you do have that death wish after all.

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EXT. SANDESH’S HOUSE #3.08.07#

SANDESH

What do you want?

ELLIOT

I was a friend of your brother. Mobley. I mean, Sunil.

SANDESH

Get lost, man.

ELLIOT

Wait. I just wanted to pay my respects. I was wondering if you could tell me where I should go.

SANDESH

That fat fuck doesn’t deserve respect from anyone. Do you know how much he’s damaged my career? My firm is on the verge of firing me.

ELLIOT

I get that you’re going through a lot. But don’t believe the lies you read about him. They’re not true.

SANDESH

It’s been all over the news. What, do you think they just make this shit up now? The facts are there. He was working with the Iranians. And I have no doubt he got lured into some bullshit like that. He’s been a fuck-up his whole life.

ELLIOT

I just want to know where I can go to say a few words.

SANDESH

Your guess is as good as mine. There’s no way I was gonna pay for a terrorist’s funeral.

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EXT. STREETS – LATER #3.08.08#

PA

This is a reminder that today’s city-wide curfew begins at 9:00 p.m. this evening through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Stay indoors and off the streets. This is a reminder that today’s city-wide curfew begins at 9:00 p.m. this evening through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Stay indoors and off the streets.

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EXT. TRENTON’S HOUSE #3.08.09#

ELLIOT

Are you moving? Are you leaving the city?

TRENTON’S DAD

Please, sir. We don’t want any trouble.

ELLIOT

I’m not here to give you any trouble. I just wanted to talk.

TRENTON’S DAD

Please, we just want to leave in peace.

ELLIOT

I went to school with your daughter. I wanted to say she was a good person.

TRENTON’S DAD

What do you want from us?

ELLIOT

I want you to know she’s innocent.

TRENTON’S DAD

I’m sorry, how did you know my daughter, again? Did you speak with her before she left? Do you know why she went to Arizona?

ELLIOT

No. I just know her.

TRENTON’S DAD

I know she wouldn’t do this. Shama was a victim. Somebody did this to her. This country now blames Muslims for everything. There’s no room for us here anymore. Thank you for saying nice things about my daughter.

INT. SUBWAY #3.08.10#

Elliot walks down to catch a train heading to Coney Island.

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EXT. CONEY ISLAND – BEACH – LATER #3.08.11#

Waves crash on the shore.

MOHAMMED

That’s a lot of pills.

ELLIOT

What are you doing here?

MOHAMMED

Are you sick?

ELLIOT

What are you doing here? Where are your parents?

MOHAMMED

Who cares? I don’t need a babysitter.

ELLIOT

Go home. Leave me alone.

MOHAMMED

I don’t know how to go home.

ELLIOT

What do you mean? Just go back the way you came.

MOHAMMED

Where did I come from?

ELLIOT

Go down the street. Take the train.

MOHAMMED

I don’t know how to do that.

ELLIOT

Well, how did you get here?

MOHAMMED

I followed you.

ELLIOT

What are you doing?

MOHAMMED

Sitting here. You don’t own the beach.

ELLIOT

Are you serious, man? Your parents are probably really worried about you.

MOHAMMED

I told you. I don’t need a babysitter. Besides, I don’t wanna go home. Why do you think my sister didn’t do anything wrong?

ELLIOT

Dude, you can’t just stay here. Come on. Come with me.

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EXT. STREETS – LATER – #03.08.11B#

ELLIOT

You sure this is a shortcut?

MOHAMMED

It’s the way we always go. My sister used to take me this way after prayer. Our mosque is on the way. Where do you pray?

ELLIOT

I don’t.

MOHAMMED

You’re lucky. It’s so boring, and your face is always up another guy’s butt. At the mosque, Shama used to trip whenever she put her shoes back on. I can do it while standing and not fall down. You wanna see?

ELLIOT

No. That’s awesome.

MOHAMMED

Can you do it?

ELLIOT

Probably. You sure this is the fastest way to your home? I gotta get back to Coney Island.

MOHAMMED

Why?

ELLIOT

Because I have something to do.

MOHAMMED

What?

ELLIOT

It’s personal.

MOHAMMED

Like what?

ELLIOT

Let’s talk about something else.

MOHAMMED

Like what?

ELLIOT

Don’t worry about it.

MOHAMMED

Why?

CUT TO:

EXT. TRENTON’S HOUSE – LATER #3.08.12#

ELLIOT

Where are your parents?

MOHAMMED

They usually leave me home alone when they go out. The door locks automatically.

ELLIOT

Do you have a phone?

MOHAMMED

Pfft, I wish.

ELLIOT

Do you know their number? Their phone number.

MOHAMMED

I don’t know. Do you like TV?

ELLIOT

No.

MOHAMMED

Do you like horses?

ELLIOT

No.

MOHAMMED

Do you like Wii U?

ELLIOT

No.

MOHAMMED

Do you like movies?

ELLIOT

I used to.

MOHAMMED

I’ve never been to the movies. My parents say it’s too expensive.

ELLIOT

That sucks.

MOHAMMED

Would you take me?

ELLIOT

Take you where?

MOHAMMED

To the movies. Duh.

ELLIOT

No. Can’t take you to the movies. I told you I have something I gotta do. Besides, there’s probably nothing good playing. If your parents come home and see that you’re missing, they’ll probably call the cops. How far away did they go? Are they close?

MOHAMMED

Danbury.

ELLIOT

In Connecticut? That’s two hours away.

MOHAMMED

My uncle lives there. He likes to live by the mall. He’s bald.

ELLIOT

This is serious. I can’t sit here for two hours.

MOHAMMED

That’s what I’m telling you. We should go to the movies.

ELLIOT

Are you lying to me just so I take you to the movies?

MOHAMMED

No.

THE FOUR ACES’ “MR. SANDMAN”

ELLIOT

We’re only going if something good is playing.

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EXT. ALPINE CINEMA – BOX OFFICE WINDOW #3.08.12B#

MOHAMMED

What’s “Back to the Future?” Can we see “The Martian” instead?

ELLIOT

Are you kidding? First of all, “The Martian” looks like shit. Second of all, you’ve never seen “Back to the Future”?

MOHAMMED

No. It looks like an old movie.

ELLIOT

You don’t understand. Today’s the day that Marty travels into the future. I’ve wanted to see this movie on this day since I was your age. So weird that it’s today.

MOHAMMED

Why?

ELLIOT

It won’t make sense to you.

MOHAMMED

Why?

INT. ALPINE CINEMA LOBBY #3.08.13#

MOHAMMED

What are you doing? You just ruined it.

ELLIOT

This is the best way to eat popcorn. Trust me.

MOHAMMED

Wow. That’s good.

ELLIOT

No shit. Come on.

MOHAMMED

So, what is this film about, anyway?

MARTY COSPLAYER

It’s hard to explain. It’s about going into the future to change the past, then coming back into an alternate present day.

COSPLAYER 2

No, uh, you can’t go into the future to change the past. It’s way heavier than that. He goes into the future to change the future. But that allows Biff to change the past, which changes the future again.

1955 LORIANNE COSPLAYER

No, no, it’s much simpler than that. It’s about how one mistake can change the world.

PA

Now seating for “Back to the Future Part II.“

MOHAMMED

Are you sure we can’t see “The Martian?”

ELLIOT

Come on. You’re gonna love it.

MOHAMMED

But “The Martian” has 92::percent:: on Rotten Tomatoes.

ELLIOT

That’s because most critics have shitty taste.

INT. THEATER #3.08.14#

ALAN SILVESTRI’S “BACK TO THE FUTURE OVERTURE”

MOVIE DOC (O.S.)

Excuse the disguise, Marty, but I was afraid you wouldn’t recognize me.

DOC COSPLAYER

Would you mind holding my Flux Capacitor for a second? I I I gotta clean my glasses.

MOVIE DOC (O.S.)

Changed the blood, added a good 30 to 40 years to my life. They also replaced my spleen and colon. What do you think? [HUFFING]

MOVIE MARTY (O.S.)

You look great, Doc. The future. Unbelievable. I gotta check this out, Doc.

MOVIE DOC (O.S.)

All in good time, Marty. Were on a tight schedule here.

MOVIE MARTY (O.S.)

Tell me about my future. I mean, I know I make it big, but what, do I become, like, a rich rock star?

MOVIE DOC (O.S.)

Please, Marty. No one should know too much – about their own destiny.

MOVIE MARTY (O.S.)

Right, right. I am rich, though, right?

MOVIE DOC (O.S.)

Marty, please. Take off your shirt. Put on the jacket and shoes. We’ve got a mission to accomplish!

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INT. CONCESSIONS #3.08.15#

ELLIOT

Have you seen a little boy like this tall? Blue hoodie?

CONCESSIONS

Yeah. He peaced out.

LORRAINE COSPLAYER

Ugh, these heels are the pits. I should have gone as 1955 Lorraine. Ow.

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EXT. STREET #3.08.16#

SY

What? Try me.

ELLIOT

I’m looking for a mosque. It’s near a playground.

SY

Masjid Al Rahman, or The Islamic Society? Come on, we’ll figure it out. I have good friends in both places. Come on. What are you waiting for? Get in.

INT. ICE CREAM TRUCK (MOVING) – CONTINUOUS #3.08.17#

ICE CREAM TRUCK SPEAKERS

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a grave announcement to make. Incredible as it may seem, both the observations of science and the evidence of our eyes lead to the inescapable assumption that those strange beings who landed in the Jersey farmlands tonight are the vanguard of an invading army from the planet Mars.

ELLIOT

“War of the Worlds,” huh?

SY

Why not?

ELLIOT

‘Cause it’s about the end of the world.

SY

No, that’s incorrect. Things get a little fakakta for a while, but at the end, humans actually persevere.

ICE CREAM TRUCK SPEAKERS

Monstrous creatures in the world now seems part of another life. A life that has no continuity with the present.

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INT. MOSQUE #3.08.18#

ELLIOT

Why did you bail on me at the theater? I would have come here with you, if that’s what you wanted.

MOHAMMED

No, you wouldn’t. You keep saying you have – something you have to do.

ELLIOT

I do have something to do. Now come on. We’re going back.

MOHAMMED

Why did you come to our house?

ELLIOT

Yo, this isn’t cool, okay? I gotta go.

MOHAMMED

Is it that important?

ELLIOT

Yes.

MOHAMMED

Why?

ELLIOT

It’s none of your business.

MOHAMMED

You’re a baby.

ELLIOT

You’re annoying.

MOHAMMED

You are!

ELLIOT

This is a nightmare.

MOHAMMED

You are!

ELLIOT

So are you!

MOHAMMED

I wish you were dead!

ELLIOT

So do I!

MOHAMMED

Sometimes I feel like I Did something bad that made Shama leave.

ELLIOT

You didn’t do anything wrong. All right. I’m gonna give you five. And then we’re gonna go.

MOHAMMED

I’m not going anywhere. Just leave me alone.

ELLIOT

It wasn’t your fault. Or hers. It was mine. All of it. So don’t blame her or yourself. You can blame me.

MOHAMMED

You know, you talk about yourself a lot. And you’re not allowed to wear shoes here.

ELLIOT

I’m not gonna trip when I put them back on.

MOHAMMED

We’ll see. Did you know I could be President of the United States?

ELLIOT

Yeah?

MOHAMMED

My sister couldn’t be. She wasn’t born here. My mom and dad couldn’t, either. I’m the only person in my family who could be President. Isn’t that cool? If I were President I would be able to stay here. In the house we live in. I would find a way to bring back my sister. I’d put the real bad guys in jail. And And I’d make everyone eat Pop Tarts for dinner. And then make everyone be nice to me.

ELLIOT

So you’d be a dictator.

MOHAMMED

What’s a dictator?

ELLIOT

It’s like a really bad President.

MOHAMMED

Can you be President?

ELLIOT

Probably not.

MOHAMMED

So you’re like my sister? You weren’t born here?

ELLIOT

No, I was.

MOHAMMED

Where?

ELLIOT

New Jersey.

MOHAMMED

Really? Me too. What part?

ELLIOT

Washington Township. Where were you born?

MOHAMMED

Trenton.

EXT. TRENTON’S HOUSE – LATER

ELLIOT

Looks like your parents still aren’t home. You had the keys this whole time?

MOHAMMED

Thanks for taking me to the movies. Wait. What’s your name?

ELLIOT

Elliot.

MOHAMMED

Thanks, Elliot. Sorry I made you late. Hope you can still do your important thing. Hey, Elliot? Can I see you again?

ELLIOT

Yeah. Before you go, I’ll take you to see “The Martian.” It’s always better to see movies on the big screen.

MOHAMMED

Really?

ELLIOT

Yeah.

MOHAMMED

Thanks, Elliot. I think you’ll like it. Matt Damon is awesome. Stay here. I’ve got something for you.

Elliot tears up.

MOHAMMED

Because you said you were sick. Bye.

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EXT. SANDESH’S HOUSE – NIGHT #3.08.19#

Elliot knocks at Sandesh’s door once again.

SANDESH

You again. What the fuck do you want?

ELLIOT

You’re gonna have a funeral for your brother. A proper one.

SANDESH

Okay, dipshit. We’re not having a funeral for that waste of space.

ELLIOT

Your problem is you never knew him. If you did, you’d know he’s not – capable of that.

SANDESH

Get the fuck off my property – before I call the cops.

ELLIOT

I’ll go. But before I do, you should probably change your corporate email password. Using your street address, even if it’s an old one, isn’t the smartest. Don’t feel special. I hack everyone. From the emails I found, you and your law firm swapped some shady memos that I don’t think the IRS would look too Kindly on.

SANDESH

What do you think you found?

ELLIOT

If you don’t want me sending them out, make sure your brother gets a funeral. A good one. I want an invite. I’ll make sure you get my email.

SANDESH

Bullshit.

ELLIOT

Got these from Hard Andy. One of your shady clients I was talking about. I won’t be needing them anymore. The money you make selling them back to him will more than pay for a funeral. Start writing a eulogy. A good one. I’ll be in the back listening.

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INT. HALLWAY TO APT 10A – NIGHT #3.08.20#

ELLIOT

It’s me. Angela.

He knocks.

ELLIOT

Come on. Open up. Let’s talk. I’m worried about you. I wish I could say something that could snap you out of this.

ELLIOT

Remember when we used to do our wishing game? We’d close our eyes, and we’d wish for something. Whatever we wanted. We both wished we could get bigger bedrooms. That was a big one. You would always wish for more protractors, which was weird. I would wish for a faster computer. Probably faster modem too. You would wish for better clothes. I didn’t really care about that. We both we both wished we could drive. I just wanted to drive away. We wanted to go on road trips. And eat lots of Sour Patch Kids that we would buy from gas stations. After we made all our wishes We’d close our eyes really hard, hoping that when we opened them, it’d all come true. And we thought the harder we closed them, the stronger our wishes would be. And even though they never came true, we still liked doing it. Because the ending was never our favorite part, anyway. It was the wishing. I didn’t get that at first. You remember what you used to say to me right before we opened our eyes that would make it all better?

ANGELA

(sighs)

No matter what happens, we’ll be okay.

EXT. STREETS #3.08.21#

[TIRES SQUEAL]

INT. APT 4E #3.08.22#

ELLIOT (V.O.)

That’s the thing about deletion. It’s not always permanent. There are many reasons why you wanna recover a file you just deleted. When you have that moment of panic, where it hits you, where that thing you thought had no value suddenly becomes important. Where you suddenly find new purpose for it. Maybe there are still things left for me to do.

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