Old Man and Earthnut, I think you jumped the gun too early on this one. I think I know the scenes you didn’t like. It’s one thing to be dark; another to be depressing and the drug scenes were the latter. But be assured it’s not a major focus of the story. I can’t speak for Sam Esmail, of course, but I suspect these scenes were put in to show just how unreliable a narrator Elliot is. Without spoiling, I can say the rest of season 2 ends with a twist some of us saw coming, but what was really fun to watch unfold as it also gave us some backstory on this character, who really is intriguing. Season 3 received much better reviews than 2, though I liked both. Season 3 gets darker, has some really interesting reveals, provides insightful backstory for some characters who we wouldn’t necessarily consider major. And I got the gift of having my least favorite character off the show. If Rule#1 of screenwriting is : Don’t Bore Me, this show succeeds in spades for me. I’m just never bored watching it. It’s original, intriguing, and dark—all the things I value in tv. Plus in season 3, Kor Adana made sure the tech was real, a plus for you, Old Man.