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** Despite this episode having arguably the most heartbreaking reveal of the series, the knowledge that 8 year old Elliotís first instinct when he heard his father approaching was to hide Darlene in the closet to shield her from harm.

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* Doubles as a Tearjerker but Mastermind Elliot telling Darlene that despite only being a part of the real Elliot, he loves her. And even though the real Elliot has (almost) everything in the fantasy heís been trapped in, itís not worth it if he doesnít have his sister.


* After being stuck with an alternate personality of Elliot known as "The Mastermind" throughout the entire show, Darlene is ''finally'' reunited with the real Elliot after the personality decides to let go of his control and allows the real Elliot to live his life in the real world.

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* After being stuck with an alternate personality of Elliot known as "The Mastermind" throughout the entire show, Darlene is ''finally'' reunited with the real Elliot after the personality decides to let go of his control and allows allow the real Elliot to live his life in the real world.


** Elliot giving his blessings to Darlene and Dom before he leaves for Washington Township Plant and Leon gives Darlene his blessings as he drops them off at the airport.

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** Elliot giving his blessings to Darlene and Dom before he leaves for Washington Township Plant and Leon gives Darlene his blessings as he drops them off at the airport.airport.
* After being stuck with an alternate personality of Elliot known as "The Mastermind" throughout the entire show, Darlene is ''finally'' reunited with the real Elliot after the personality decides to let go of his control and allows the real Elliot to live his life in the real world.


** Elliot giving his blessings to Darlene and Dom before he leaves for Washington Township Plant.

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** Elliot giving his blessings to Darlene and Dom before he leaves for Washington Township Plant.Plant and Leon gives Darlene his blessings as he drops them off at the airport.


* In "Gone", Darlene and Dom try to rebuild their relationship on a road trip. It... doesn't quite work out, but Dom does give Darlene a big hug before they part and hints that if Darlene could grow up a little, they might be able to have a mature relationship.

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* In "Gone", Darlene and Dom try to rebuild their relationship on a road trip. It... doesn't quite work out, but Dom does give Darlene a big hug before they part and hints that if Darlene could grow up a little, they might be able to have a mature relationship.relationship.
** Elliot giving his blessings to Darlene and Dom before he leaves for Washington Township Plant.


** At the end of the episode, Elliot reconciles with Mr. Robot, who does what Mr. Alderson would never do - sincerely apologize for what he did.

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** At the end of the episode, Elliot reconciles with Mr. Robot, who does what Mr. Alderson would never do - sincerely apologize for what he did.did.
* In "Gone", Darlene and Dom try to rebuild their relationship on a road trip. It... doesn't quite work out, but Dom does give Darlene a big hug before they part and hints that if Darlene could grow up a little, they might be able to have a mature relationship.


* S4 E7 reveals why Mr. Robot was originally created: to protect Elliot from his sexually abusive father (even though Mr. Robot is modeled after said father)
** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards Even Mr. Robot]], who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.

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* S4 E7 reveals why Mr. Robot was originally created: to protect Elliot from his sexually abusive father (even though Mr. Robot is modeled modelled after said father)
** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, states that he needs her when Vera asks him why he cares about her so much and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards Even Mr. Robot]], who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.


** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards Even ''Mr. Robot'']], who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.

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** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards Even ''Mr. Robot'']], Mr. Robot]], who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.


** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards even ''Mr. Robot'']] who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.

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** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards even Even ''Mr. Robot'']] Robot'']], who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.

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** Elliot's protectiveness towards Krista throughout the episode. He makes it clear to Vera that he won't agree to any partnership with him until he knows Krista is alive and unharmed. When Vera takes Elliot into the next room to see her, he immediately asks her if she's okay, attempts to physically attack Vera when he begins to grope Krista, and keeps her calm when Vera is holding them both at gunpoint during their impromptu therapy session. [[spoiler:[[EveryoneHasStandards even ''Mr. Robot'']] who isn't much of a fan of Krista himself, shows concern for her safety]] and makes it clear to Vera that a partnership is off the table if he doesn't let Krista go first.


* In the opening of S4 E8, Elliot has regressed to a child-like state as a result of everything that happened to him in the previous episode, so Krista gently coaxes him to safety, all the while making sure not to touch him unless absolutely necessary. After they get to the police station and Elliot asks to leave her, Krista gives him a CooldownHug and asks him to call her later so that she'll know he's okay.

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* In the opening of S4 E8, Elliot has regressed to a child-like state as a result of everything that happened to him in the previous episode, so Krista gently coaxes him to safety, all the while making sure not to touch him unless absolutely necessary. After they get to the police station and Elliot asks to leave her, Krista gives him a CooldownHug and asks him to call her later so that she'll know he's okay. Despite Elliot telling her that caring for him is no longer her responsibility, she STILL insists on continuing to help him cope with his fatherís abuse. It proves that Elliot was fully accurate when he said Krista was a good person in the previous episode.


* From S4 E3, "Forbidden", [[spoiler: Elliot's romance with Olivia.]] Sadly though it doesn't last.
* The final scene between Elliot and Darlene in "405 Method Not Allowed": [[spoiler: Elliot narrowly escapes the police after being picked by Darlene. Still catching his breath, Elliot wordlessly places his hand on Darlene's as she drives. While she doesn't react, the two share a look that just ''screams'' relief that they are both okay,]] making for the purest interaction the two have had since season two.

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* From S4 E3, "Forbidden", [[spoiler: Elliot's [[spoiler:Elliot's romance with Olivia.]] Sadly though it doesn't last.
* The final scene between Elliot and Darlene in "405 Method Not Allowed": [[spoiler: Elliot [[spoiler:Elliot narrowly escapes the police after being picked by Darlene. Still catching his breath, Elliot wordlessly places his hand on Darlene's as she drives. While she doesn't react, the two share a look that just ''screams'' relief that they are both okay,]] making for the purest interaction the two have had since season two.



* S4 E7 reveals why Mr. Robot was originally created: to protect Elliot from his sexually abusive father (even though Mr. Robot is modelled after said father)
** Also in that episode [[spoiler: [[EvenEvilHasStandards ''Vera'' of all people]] is moved by Elliot's anguish]] from his father's actions to him as a child and spends his final words comforting him.

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* S4 E7 reveals why Mr. Robot was originally created: to protect Elliot from his sexually abusive father (even though Mr. Robot is modelled modeled after said father)
** Also in that episode [[spoiler: [[EvenEvilHasStandards [[spoiler:[[EvenEvilHasStandards ''Vera'' of all people]] is moved by Elliot's anguish]] from his father's actions to him as a child and spends his final words comforting him.him.
* In the opening of S4 E8, Elliot has regressed to a child-like state as a result of everything that happened to him in the previous episode, so Krista gently coaxes him to safety, all the while making sure not to touch him unless absolutely necessary. After they get to the police station and Elliot asks to leave her, Krista gives him a CooldownHug and asks him to call her later so that she'll know he's okay.
** In the same episode, Darlene gives up Elliot's location to Janice in order to save Dom's family. After Dom manages to dispatch Janice, Darlene insists on staying with her while she waits for medical attention, but Dom sends her away so that she won't get arrested.
** At the end of the episode, Elliot reconciles with Mr. Robot, who does what Mr. Alderson would never do - sincerely apologize for what he did.


** Also in that episode [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasStandards ''Vera'' of all people is moved by Elliot's anguish]] from his father's actions to him as a child and spends his final words comforting him.

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** Also in that episode [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasStandards [[EvenEvilHasStandards ''Vera'' of all people people]] is moved by Elliot's anguish]] from his father's actions to him as a child and spends his final words comforting him.

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