Has Revolution finally found someone more annoying than Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos)?!
Let’s bitch it out…
- Tom’s (Giancarlo Esposito) capture: A convoy attack to the tune of Lionel Ritchie? Yes, please! For a moment Revolution turned into a decent drama as Esposito stumbles from the truck in slow-motion in a well-shot, interesting scene
- Tom on the run: More or less since the beginning of the show, people have been far more interested in Tom than Monroe (David Lyons). Sending him and wife Juliet (Kim Raver) on the run should give Esposito more to do and amp up the excitement level on the show
- Leveling the playing field: At this point it’s just a destination, but sending Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) to the Tower to turn on the lights is enticing. We just need to actually, you know, get them there already instead of teasing it for episodes on end
- Miles’ (Billy Burke) idle threats: A) Miles tells Jason (JD Pardo) to turn around and walk away because he can’t be trusted? Umm…if you don’t trust him, you should kill him because he’s already seen the camp! B) Miles telling Rachel that she can’t go to the Tower. Dude we all know that she’s going, so stop trying to prevent the inevitable
- Rachel’s fall: Remember when Elizabeth Mitchell used to be the best thing about this show? Sooo…what happened there? Because she’s like an anchor everytime she appears on screen now – petulant, sappy, whiny, crying, fake. She either needs to go back to awesome, or join Danny in the ground
- Tom’s escape: Sooo…where did he get the nail and the giant freaking sword from? So ridiculous
- Red shirts: A) How is it that new characters are more engaging than regular characters? B) Why does Revolution insist on killing them (bye black lady! Bye Padre!) after only a few lines?
~ (On The Fence)
- Daddy drama: The emotional drama of Tom and Jason’s “reunion” is forced, but Tom’s manipulation of his son – using Juliet’s safety as leverage – and Jason’s quid pro quo is masterful. Obvious, but masterful. Also: where the hell did Jason get keys for the handcuffs?
- Randal (Colm Feore): Still very unsure of Feore’s character. He’s got suitable menace and he’s obviously part of a larger plot, but it’s being doled out so slowly that it feels anticlimactic and unsatisfying. I’m not advocating for an exposition dump, but at this point we need to know more about someone who’s so involved in calling the shots with Monroe
- Randal (to Tom): “You demonstrate a staggering level of incompetence” Yeah he does!
- Miles (when Jason says he wants to see Tom): “If you go anywhere near him, I will bash your little boy band face in” Jason: “What’s a boy band?”
- Miles (when they discover lethal looking briefcases): “This is…not good.” He sure does have a panache for understatement
What do you think, folks? Are you excited to see what the fuss is all about at the Tower? Do you hope that Rachel makes good on her promise not to return? Do you want to know more about Randal? Are does Miles need to stop making idle threats? Sound off below
Revolution airs Mondays at 10pm EST on NBC