November 20, 2012
NBC’s new show “Revolution,” which some say resembles ABC’s fan favorite “Lost,” is one of the most intriguing fall shows. The story is about an American family struggling to survive, while searching for answers, after the electricity goes out worldwide. Each week, we will post highlights from the most recent episode. Here’s what went down this week.
1. A great deal of this week’s episode took place in tunnels underneath Philadelphia. Aaron (Zak Orth), Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) are joined by fellow rebels on their journey to find Danny (Graham Rogers) and to kill Monroe (David Lyons). They take the tunnels due to the fact walls are built around the city. On their way, Charlie steps on a mine, but luckily Nora gets her off in time and before it explodes.
2. Just before Charlie encounters the mine, she asks Nora about Miles and Monroe. Nora reveals that Miles tried to assassinate Monroe, but couldn’t do it. She also tells Charlie the two men grew up together; were best friends; and enlisted together, so with Miles trying to kill Bass that can really drive a wedge between two people.
3. After the mine explosion, rubble falls and closes off one of the entrances, along with the air supply. Aaron discovers people are having hallucinations, because oxygen is not getting into their brains. They are basically suffocating. Nora thinks she sees an alligator in the water; Miles thinks he sees a militia scout; and Aaron thinks he sees his wife. The biggest hallucination is when Miles “runs into” Monroe who gets into his head and reveals his buddy’s dirty little secret. Miles regrets leaving Monroe, even though he thinks his friend went too far and shed too much blood. Part of Miles wants to take it back, and if Monroe does indeed take Miles back, Miles is frightened that he just might hand his friends over to Bass.
4. The group finally finds a way out, but not before discovering one of the rebels helping them – played by Reed Diamond – is bad. He kills one of the other rebels, takes Miles through the door to the outside, as a hostage, and blocks the door leaving Charlie, Aaron and Nora trapped. Diamond reveals he has orders from Monroe to keep Miles alive. Aaron breaks down the door and they meet up with Miles. Charlie kills Diamond and as he goes down he shoots her. Charlie enters a dreamlike state – the bullet grazed her head, but she also smacked it off the pavement when she fell – where she sees her dad (Tim Guinee). At first she thinks everything that’s happened since the beginning is a dream, but quickly realizes Ben is a dream. She hears Miles voice telling her to open her eyes and bids farewell to her dad, even though it’s hard for her to leave. After Charlie wakes and rests, the group head to rescue Danny.
5. Throughout the episode, we see Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) working on a machine with the pendant. Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) asks her to explain what’s she’s building. Rachel says she’s building what she thinks is a weapon for Monroe with help from the pendant, which acts like a wireless battery. This means it has limited range, so by placing the pendant into the machine it will act as an amplifier extending its range. At the end, Monroe tells Rachel that Neville has a hunch about what Rachel’s actually building. They bring in Rachel’s former colleague, Dr. Bradley Jaffe (Conor O’Farrell) from a previous episode, who reveals Rachel is actually building a bomb. Monroe gets angry and tells Rachel he doesn’t need her anymore – he has Jaffe – and that he will kill her and Danny. Rachel pulls a surprising move by stabbing and killing Jaffe. She turns to Monroe and says, “Now you need me.”
Last night’s was the penultimate episode, as next Monday is the fall finale. After next week, fans will have to hold out, as “Revolution” won’t be back until March.
Until then, watch the latest episode and learn more about what happened. Catch the fall finale next Monday, Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. EST.