There’s a quick and furious fight, as Miles, Charlie and Nora fight the soldiers. The prisoners are freed and the weapon secured. This little girl has just had her tough words backed up with actions. She’s only slightly disturbed by the violence – and maybe that’s a problem. Is she really willing to do anything to save her brother?
Nora, it turns out, has joined the rebels. She’s no longer just fighting for her own piece of the leftover pie – she’s got a cause. A cause Miles is derisive about – he thinks the rebels are idiots who are going to get themselves killed but Nora calls them patriots. She needs to bring the gun to the right people, to advance their cause.
Now Miles has two people annoying the crap out of him.
Grace Beaumont gets a surprise visitor – Randall, who’s mean and has a taser and we can’t see his face. That seems bad all around He’s wearing a pendant like the one Grace has, like the one Maggie and Aaron are carrying around. Uh oh.
Monroe – in a spiffy uniform – enters a really nice office to find…Rachel.
Oh my Gosh.
Charlie’s mom is alive and making strained but polite conversation with General Sebastian Monroe, the evil murdering jerk.
He delivers the news that Ben is dead. She’s upset. Then he tells her he has Danny. So she tries to kill him with a letter opener. Monroe is too fast (being he’s a Deviant Monster Murderer and all) and, after whipping her into a chokehold, informs his captive he’s done with the nice stuff – he wants her to talk about Ben, his work and the whole shebang if she wants to see Danny again.
Wow. That’s a twist I did not see coming!
This week was much better than the pilot, though the dialogue is highly derivative of every war movie ever. There was very little Danny, enough Charlie to be interesting, plenty of Miles and the supporting cast. I vote for more Not Nate however! There’s a lot of new information and a bunch of new characters to keep track of – and I suspect there’s plenty more where that came from. We don’t know who Randall is and the fact that we weren’t shown his face must be significant. Not to mention – who has Grace been communicating with via the hidden computer? Why is Rachel alive and hanging around in the lap of prisoner luxury with Monroe? Why does Charlie think she’s dead?
Promo for next week hints at another huge bomb so – nice work Revolution guys. I’m on board for next week.