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'Mr. Robot' gears up toward finish

(CNN)A tale of two series: "Mr. Robot" returns with a spring in its step Sunday, clicking on all cylinders in gearing up toward its finish; while "The Walking Dead" lumbers into its 10th season, hitting familiar notes, with another major cast defection to come.After a lengthy 22-month layoff, USA's "Mr. Robot" begins its fourth and final season with Rami Malek coming off an Oscar win, and with a renewed sense of urgency in its dense, conspiracy-minded plot.At the same time, the new season finds shifting alliances, augments its narrative with sharp flashbacks that flesh out some of the characters -- with especially good material involving BD Wong, who plays the mysterious Whiterose; and Michael Cristofer, as ruthless CEO Phillip Price -- an ...