It has been a while since the Revolution season finale. Josh provides a episode recap for Revolution’s final episode for Season 1 titled The Dark Tower. Do you remember if the power was finally turned back on? What happened with Monroe and his army? What is Tom Neville up to? Well here’s a refresher with our episode recap of the Revolution season finale! As usual, after the episode summary for Revolution’s Dark Tower, Josh and Violet will provide their thoughts and predictions on Season 2. Let’s get into the season finale for Revolution!
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Revolution Season Finale Recap Overview
Here is the quick and dirty summary of Revolution’s season finale titled The Dark Tower:
- Monroe and Miles square off for battle with each other, but wind up fleeing the after the residents of the Tower open fire on them.
- Randall has been skulking about, locating a keycard for some locked door.
- In their shootout, Miles and Monroe fall through a reservoir, which drains outside. They decide to squabble and fight until a helicopter breaks up their party.
- Neville begins his diabolical plan to take over Monroe’s militia, while continuing to figure out ways to coerce his son into his plan.
- Aaron learns his code is what was used to create the operating system for the nanites.
- Rachel tries to convince Grace to help them, but has to use ulterior methods to get her way.
- Monroe is captured and brought to Neville. Luckily, Miles has a soft spot, and assists in Monroe’s escape.
- Nora eliminates most of the “Tower People” with a bomb, but is mortally wounded in the process.
- Rachel and Aaron head for the control room. Neville attempts to stop them, but Miles saves the day.
- Power is successfully restored, which allows Randall to launch nukes.
- Randall commits suicide, Rachel and company are left helpless, and the President wants to get back in office.
Revolution Season Finale Recap, the Details
The Revolution season finale begins with Monroe and Miles facing off with their futuristic guns from the armory. A gun fight ensues, as both Miles and Monroe are under attack, and they and Nora flee. In their fleeing, the three fall into a sewage reservoir. Nora yells for Miles, but is unable to locate either of them.
Meanwhile, Randall finds a hidden keycard. The use unknown so far, but likely to open some door that Rachel and Aaron would like to keep him out of.
Aaron and Rachel are arguing for shutting down the nanites, but the resistance in the Tower are refusing, and threaten Rachel, Aaron and Charlie with death should they disobey.
Back at Monroe’s camp, Neville is dealing with Mark, but offers to let him go. This turns out to be a ruse however. He makes it look like Mark took a shot at him, then kills him. Jason and another soldier come in, and Neville “explains” about the shots fired.
Back with Miles and Monroe, Miles wakes up on land, with Monroe standing over him. They begin fighting. They are soon shot at by Monroe’s own men. Monroe attempts to make his identity known, however, the soldier continues to shoot.
The show then goes into a flashback of one of Miles’ post-blackout birthdays. In the flashback, he and Monroe reminisce about different birthdays they had, when an explosion takes out the restaurant they are in, knocking them both to the ground.
Aaron is doing some computer work, and learns that his code is being used to work the nanites. He brings it to Grace’s attention, which Aaron finds abhorrent.
Meanwhile, Neville convinces Jason that they need to break into the Tower. Jason calls his father out for being so traitorous, but Neville convinces his son to help him break into the Tower, given that Rachel and Charlie are left unharmed.
Rachel and Grace have a conversation, and Rachel tells her about Danny’s birth, and the troubles he had then. Rachel then tries to convince Grace that they have to stop the Militia. Grace express her concerns about the dangers of “flipping the switch”, but Rachel feels the odds are worth it. Grace insists it is too dangerous, however. Rachel decides the best course of action is to knock Grace out with chloroform, and Charlie and Aaron come to help as Rachel steals Grace’s keycard.
Back in the woods with Miles, he is walking through the forest, and has another flashback, where he has woken up in the hospital after the explosion. Nora is there, as well as Monroe. Monroe explains it was U.S .rebels that bombed the area. Monroe then shows Miles some coffins, which contain the bomber, along with his family–which Monroe killed to make an example of.
Back to the present, Monroe then jumps Miles, but Miles doesn’t seem to want to deal with him. Monroe isn’t happy about it, and continues yelling after him. After a heart to heart, they are attacked by one of Monroe’s helicopters, and Monroe is captured.
Back with Rachel, she, Charlie, and Aaron are sneaking around. Aaron finds a “virtual backdoor” in his coding being used. Aaron feels the blackout was done purposely, and he may be able to break into the code. Nora joins up with them, as they learn of Miles being lost. During their walk to find the way to level 12, Nora reveals to Rachel that she thinks Miles would choose Rachel over her any time.
Monroe in the meantime has been brought to Neville. Monroe is looking a little scared at this time. Neville’s men have been trying to blast their way into the tower. Monroe asks Neville to shoot him, but Neville reveals he has to use Monroe to inspire people to follow him. Jason walks in, and Monroe is “happy” to see him. Jason reveals to Tom that the door has been opened.
Inside, the resistance is looking for Rachel and company. They step over Nora’s makeshift bomb, and the leader calls out for Rachel. Nora isn’t going to let them get past her bomb though, and she tosses a fire extinguisher, and sets off the bomb. This has taken down the men, but Nora was shot in the process, and is bleeding heavily.
Back at the camp, Miles has decided to save Monroe. Miles reveals that he “couldn’t” kill him, and he sets him free, but not without alerting his old Militia, and they pursue Monroe.
Grace wakes up from her chloroform, but runs into Neville and his men, as they have entered the Tower. Nora is bleeding out, and Rachel has spotted Militia coming in. Rachel says they need to go to finish their mission, and that there is no time to get to the infirmary. Nora says that Rachel is right, despite Charlie’s pleading. Rachel heads there, and takes Aaron with her. Aaron gives Nora an ominous goodbye.
Charlie has a fun action scene, as a guard has heard them in the room she and Nora are hiding in, but is subdued by a guard. Miles has managed to get back to them though, and rescues her. After the action, Nora demands that Miles help Rachel. Miles refuses to leave her though, and he and Charlie try to get her to the infirmary. Perhaps Nora was wrong about Miles’ choice between her and Rachel? Unfortunately, Nora passes on their way to the infirmary, however, and Miles and Charlie are both broken up by her death. Miles’ sadness seems to change into anger, and he and Charlie move swiftly to help Rachel and Aaron. Neville and Rachel run into each other. Neville demands their surrender.
Miles and Charlie are able to flank them from the side, however, and begin taking out people. Rachel and Aaron take off. Rachel, Miles, Aaron and Charlie make it to the control room. Inside, Rachel and Aaron have begun the shutdown commands for the nanites.
Neville outside in the meantime demands more explosives to blow the door open. After one more second guessing by Aaron about turning the power on, they input the final command.
The power comes on, and people around the old United States see the power come on. The governor of the Georgia Federation sees the power come on, and demands her tanks be dispatched and online. Inside the Tower, they are watching the world light up on their screens. Outside, Monroe sees thunderstorms going wild.
Inside the Tower, Randall has entered an adjacent room. He thanks Rachel for turning the power back on. Randall then reveals his plan: launching nuclear weapons. Miles makes futile attempts to break the glass separating the two rooms. Randall reveals he is a United States rebel, and his plan was to reunite the United States. He salutes, and blows his own brains out. Seemingly hopeless, Miles asks Rachel about a way into the room as they watch helplessly as the nukes head for the East Coast.
The episode ends with a scene from the President, who has apparently been hiding out in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And it is time to go home, he learns from an advisor. Thus leaving us with a big cliffhanger.
Josh’s Thoughts: Revolution Season Finale
Overall I was fairly happy with the season finale of Revolution. It certainly had some odd moments, like most of the interactions between Monroe and Miles. I could do with a little less whining from the both of them over how they can’t kill each other. I was a little amazed how quickly Monroe’s men turn-coated Monroe though. Apparently there was more dissent in the ranks than we were being shown. Curious to see if there are still any Monroe supporters, and where Monroe ends up next season–assisting Miles and company, or manages to take back his nation?
So now, what do Rachel and Aaron do about the nuclear warheads heading for the East Coast? The Georgia Federation will be blown to bits, as will any nations in the New England area. Can Rachel figure out a way to stop them? I have a feeling the solution may be to shut the power back off, and I am curious to know–if this is done, can they turn the power back on again once this crisis is averted? I have a feeling something will prevent that from happening.
As for the newly revealed “President,” we have known about the “rebels” or “patriots” for some time, but not to the extent of them still having a President. If the bombs are deactivated by Rachel and company, does he still begin his plan to re-unify the United States? Where does this leave Rachel, Charlie, Aaron and Miles? Given that Georgia Federation will be gone if the bombs go off, the only resistance to the re-unification would be Monroe. Where do the four stand on re-unification? We really do not know other than Miles probably being against it since he dealt with so many bombings and such by the “rebels/patriots”. Does this put these guys on the side of Monroe? Well, the show is back tonight, so I guess we will see where Revolution will take us!
Violet’s Thoughts: Revolution Season Finale
It was a pretty exciting season finale, since we finally got the lights back on! I’m not sure how long that’s going to last though, because it seems like in order to keep this show going, the lights have to be off. That’s the only way the inhabitants of this world will continue to live in these post-apocalyptic conditions. However, I think that they will be able to stop the nukes at the last second. On the other hand, if the East Coast is gone, the group will be forced to migrate West, so we would get to see what the West Coast looks like. Although I suppose the East Coast doesn’t have to be demolished in order for the group to head West. It seems like they’ll make their way across the entire former United States eventually.
Not sure what’s going on between Monroe and Miles. One minute they want to kill each other, the next minute they don’t. They need to make up their minds. Curious to see where this season goes, and where Monroe fits into it, now that Neville has taken over his Militia. And what’s up with this so-called “President”? Was this the guy who was President when the blackout occurred? He got to maintain his office for over 15 years? How big of a factor will he be this season? Definitely interested to find out!
Scenes from Revolution, Season 2
Below is the extended trailer for Season 2 of Revolution: