My Monday’s at 10pm are pretty full between “Castle” and “Hawaii Five-0,” so I have to put “Revolution” off until it’s on Hulu or re-runs on Saturdays. I also have to admit I just can’t seem to get into it. I liked the idea at first, but it’s very heavy on fighting and action sequences, which just seems to dominate much of the hour. I also get aggravated by the “junk science” as one of my friends put it. She’s not a fan of the show much either. As another one of my friends who is a big fan astutely noted, I also never got into “Lost,” and this is just another version of “Lost.” If you think about it, it kind of is.
One thing is for sure with this series, don’t get too attached to someone, as you never know how long they will be around. I was shocked that they killed off Maggie so soon! I actually really liked her. The latest episode didn’t look good for Nora for awhile either. Something tells me she will probably go before long too given her recklessness at times. Though they seem to be billing her as a love interest for Miles . . . though my guess is Rachel will end up with Miles. I guess that might be icky though come to think of it.
Monroe has been having Tom bring Danny to Philadelphia in order to push Rachel into telling him the secrets he needs to turn the lights back on. Charlie, Miles and the others tried to stop Tom from taking Danny via a train, but they failed. This was one of my issues with this latest episode, as well as this show in general. Everyone was stunned that Monroe had got himself a working train, it was bad news . . . It’s been fifteen years! Did all the smart people get killed off or something? Fifteen years to get a train working? I mean you only really had to have made it through 6th grade to know about steam engines and trains!
Monroe is fighting off other republics, which is why he so badly wants electricity. We saw a map of the new United States in this episode. The Monroe Republic is the Northeast, with Philadelphia as their capital. To the south is the George Republic, and in the Midwest the Plains Republic. There is also Texas, The California Republic which is the west coast. The Southwest has become a wasteland area. There is something really amusing about the map they showed . . . Texas is basically still Texas!
Rachel, fearing what would happen to Danny, finally told Monroe what he wanted to know. She and her husband were working on something before the lights went out, some type of pendant. She drew it for him, which is what Aaron Google Guy has in his possession. However apparently for it to work properly, he has to assemble or gather all 12 of them. Yup, twelve pendants scattered across the land! This is clearly how they plan to drag this show out. Also we still don’t know why the lights went out, and what they have to do with this pendant project they were working on.
We also learned Captain Tom’s back story in this latest episode, and met his wife (played by Kim Raver) and his son Jacob. It was great to see Kim again. It was was no shock that Jacob turned out to be Nate, the militia guy who has a thing for Charlie. This storyline is so “Twilightish” it makes me a bit ill.
Charlie, Miles, Aaron and Nora headed for Philadelphia on foot by the end of the episode . . .