While the question of how Price, Elliot, and Mr. Robot will or won't work together to go after Whiterose will likely dominate the narrative of Season 4, it's far from the only question dominating the final season. One broader conflict that remains: Save yourself or save the world? The whole idea of Elliot or F-Society fixing the world was tossed out the window, as Mr. Robot begrudgingly points out. So far, Elliot’s mind is fighting a war against Whiterose, one fueled by a personal desire for revenge. Like the first and third seasons, the final installment already has a sense of urgency.
This "self vs. collective" theme plays out in FBI’s Dominique DiPierro (Grace Gummer), a once honest and righteous field agent now in the palm of the Dark Army, who have destroyed her and forced her capitulation. In Dom’s introductory shot this season, she looks like she’s living in hell. She’s on a sabbatical and living with her mom after the events of last season’s finale, in which she was forced to become a pawn for the Dark Army. Soon, Dom will return to the FBI with a promotion, more power, and orders from the Dark Army. One of the many questions for Season 4, then, is: Will she succumb to their power? Will she flush all her beliefs and morals down the toilet in order to protect her family from death? Considering Mr. Robot is a show in which “the good guys” rarely come out on top, Dom's future doesn't look so hot. Then again, nobody on the show really has much reason for optimism.
Still, the final season of Mr. Robot will be all about what the odd couple of Elliot and Price can achieve, which is set up in dramatic fashion. After the credits roll and we think for a brief second Elliot might join Angela six feet under, he awakens to Price standing above him. The E-Corp CEO’s motivation isn’t crystal clear yet, but after the death of his daughter and Elliot’s childhood friend, which sent Price out of control, maybe he really is finished kneeling before Whiterose. With his support, perhaps Elliot and Mr. Robot stand a fighting chance against Whiterose’s Dark Army. Whoever wins the David vs. Goliath battle, one thing is for certain about the final season of Mr. Robot: It’s going to be a bloody Christmas.