On Sunday, creator Sam Esmail "delivered one of his most impressive creative feats on the series to date" with a format-shattering episode, says Miles Surrey. "When doing stuff like this, Esmail—who wrote and directed Sunday’s episode—is walking a thin line between genuine innovation and self-indulgence," adds Surrey. "(On the macro, Mr. Robot kind of always is.) But the key to these gimmicky devices is that they often don’t feel like gimmicks at all, but rather a natural extension of the storytelling."