This week’s episode of Revolution delves deeper into the US Government’s return. We also learn little more about Miles’ captors, and who they are working with. There is still a lot that we do not know, however. Is Aaron truly dead? We also see the immediate aftermath of the missile launch from the end of season 1. Let’s get into this week’s episode recap of Revolution!
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Revolution Episode 2 There Will Be Blood Recap Overview
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- The episode begins updating us with everyone–Aaron is alive, Monroe is caught, Charlie is captured
- Miles is still prisoner, and his sheriff buddy is shot dead. Miles attempts escape, but his good heart trying to save a woman causes him to get caught
- Tydus breaks Miles‘ hand to prevent further attempts to escape. His group is sending message to the “US Government”
- Charlie has been captured by a bounty hunter holding Monroe. Rachel tries to get a group together to save Miles
- Neville has taken an alias of Edgar Crane, and has joined a rebel against the US Government. They plot an assassination, but Neville backstabs the mission, and tries to get in the government’s good graces in the process.
- Aaron deals with his coming back to life. His girlfriend, Cynthia, calls it a miracle. He is skeptical. He also hallucinates about Ben.
- Monroe escapes his bounty hunters, Charlie pursues, but ultimately Monroe escapes. Rachel’s dad helps Rachel round up a posse to save Miles. Aaron tells Cynthia about the nanites
- Flashback to the aftermath of the missiles. The government is in communication with Miles‘ captors, and Rachel‘s posse finds a road covered in dead rats
Revolution episode Recap: There Will Be Blood, the Details
A Little Bit of Everybody
This episode of Revolution picks up where the last left off. It begins with Aaron waking up. Rachel sees him waking up, and calls for her father. Aaron’s girlfriend, Cynthia, watches it as well, and he awakens. We learn it has been over 2 hours since he died.
Aaron is confused and disbelieving what has happened to him. Aaron and Rachel conclude it must have been the nanites that revived him, but can’t determine why. In the Plains Nation, we see that Monroe is being held. Charlie has snuck in, and finds Monroe. Unfortunately, someone takes a shot at her, and she dives for cover.
Miles is Nearly Free
Back with Miles, he is caged, and someone is screaming in agony for help as he is being taken away. The sheriff is there too, and Miles asks another prisoner what is behind the door people are taken to. She isn’t sure, but lost her daughter back there. Funny enough, the Sheriff tells of his dad telling him stories of the famous ranger named Walker (a joke about the TV Show). Some men come back in the room, and draw blood from both the sheriff and Miles, and put it on a piece of paper. After looking at the paper, a man points out Miles, which causes a man to then shoot the sheriff dead.
Miles manages to free himself from his cage, and begins to make his escape. He is interrupted by the other prisoner, who he tries to help too. Unfortunately, he is caught before they can get away, as the woman is held hostage and Miles is forced to surrender.
Miles Has a Meeting With the Big Boss
Miles has a meeting with Tydus, the leader of the group holding him. They have an exchange about the changing of the world. We learn that he had child porn on his computer before the blackout, but when the power went out, he was freed. He proclaims a rule-less society. We learn that the group stopped the rider sent to get help for Rachel’s town, so no back up will be coming to help them. The leader then decides to have Miles’ hand smashed with a hammer to prevent any further attempts at escape.
Rachel Seeks To Rescue Miles, Charlie Has Been Captured
Outside the gates of Rachel’s town, a horse is stopped with a rider. The rider is the dead sheriff. The town begins to hunker down, worrying about an impending attack. We flash to Aaron and Cynthia, who are telling a “folktale” about the Ghostbusters. Meanwhile, Rachel is frantically searching for people to search for Miles. No one seems to be willing to help, not even her father.
Back with Charlie, she has been taken prisoner along with Monroe. The man who captured her treats her wounds, and we learn he is a bounty hunter. We also learn that people think that Monroe released the missiles to the east coast. The hunters work for the US government it seems, who wants Monroe alive.
Speak of the Neville…
So Edgar Crane is introduced, who is actually Neville under a new alias. He is holding secret meetings with some men. Neville doesn’t believe that this is the actual US, and he knows they dropped the nukes. He plans to assassinate the woman speaker we have been seeing these episodes.
Neville has begun to orchestrate his planned assassination. Just when he seems to be taking a shot at the woman, he shoots one of his own co-conspirators, to “rescue” the lady. Neville is detained, but gets a meeting with the lady, and we learn this was Neville’s “in” with the new government.
Speaking of Neville, he and the woman have a meeting, and she thanks him for saving her. Neville “explains” he knew that the assassination was coming from following the would-be killer. Neville offers his assistance for security, to help her.
Is Aaron the God of the Nanites?
Aaron and Cynthia visit a doctor, and the doctor calls it a “miracle” which Aaron is sarcastically happy about.
Monroe tries to make small talk with Charlie, and asks what happened to everyone. Monroe then admits his fault in letting Randal into the tower. He seems to genuinely believe he is at fault and feels terrible about the nuking. He still isn’t happy to talk to Charlie though.
Aaron is deep in thought, when he sees a man laying down in the hallway. He turns the man over, and sees Ben, laying in his blood, and he dies. It turns out to be an illusion, as Ben disappears when someone calls his name.
Monroe Flees, Rachel Rescues, Aaron Explains
Returning to Charlie, the bounty hunters begin to transport Monroe, and let Charlie go. Monroe is able to break free of his restraints however, and makes a run for it. Charlie joins the pursuit, and Monroe kills one of the hunters trying to catch him. The other hunter fights with Monroe, and is losing, but Charlie is able to catch up, and help. Monroe takes her down, though, and flees.
Rachel’s father has decided to finally get some people to help Rachel rescue Miles. Rachel tries to stop her father from going, but he refuses to stay behind. Meanwhile, Aaron talks to Cynthia about his hallucination of Ben. She tries to explain it was a miracle again, but he refuses to believe it. He tries to play Ben off as a “misfired” synapse in his head, and then he tells Cynthia of the nanites. He also tells her what caused the blackout.
Flashback, the Government Works with Tydus, A Road of Rats
There is a flashback to the end of season one, and we see Aaron frantically trying to shut down the missiles that were heading for the eastern seaboard. Aaron nearly has the missiles taken down, but the computer crashes, and he is unable to stop them, and he, Rachel and company see the missiles hit. Neville breaks in, and tells them to drop their weapons. The room then shorts out, and the scene ends.
Back with Miles, his hand is broken, and a woman helps bandage him. A guard warns him that, “it won’t hurt much longer”. This guard then makes a letter, and seals it with a symbol. The symbol on the back of the dollar bill. The pyramid with the eye in it. The woman that Neville saved seems to be receiving these letters as well.
Rachel and her posse have headed to help Miles, and we hear an odd sound from the horses hooves. Rachel looks at the ground, and sees that the ground is covered in dead rats as far as the eye can see.
Miles is taken from his cage, and brought into the mysterious red room. In the room, we see several people either dead or on the brink of death. From what it looks like in the brief scene we get, the people are being drained of their blood, I think. It is hard to tell what exactly is going on however. The screen goes dark, and we are left wondering.
Josh’s Thoughts: Revolution, Season 2 Episode 2: There Will Be Blood
First I have one big complaint about Revolution to get off my chest. How has Miles become so progressively “neutered” for lack of a better word? In the beginning of season one, we see him take on dozen of trained soldiers with simply a sword. As the season progressed, we saw him get a little more easily subdued, but this season, just a few guys seem to take him down with ease. I am probably making this a bigger deal than most people, but it is a little bothersome.
What I did like about Miles’ story though, is we are seeing him without control, and a villain who seems to be able to take him down (despite the less formidable Miles). It is interesting seeing Miles in a situation where he is the prisoner, and can’t just find any easy way out. I am also curious how much the writer’s plan to use his broken hand. It is going to simply be gone in the next couple episodes? Will he have permanent damage? Curious to see where that goes. One last thing about hand-smashing scene though–if you pause the episode on the face of Billy Burke, the expression was more of hilarity than horror, as you can see in our featured picture for this episode.
So who is this child molester that is holding Miles, and what is his affiliation with the “US Government”? Why is he draining people’s blood? Is he selling it for medical use? Is he having some weird ritual where massive amounts of blood is needed? I am really wondering where that is going. Hopefully next episode tells us.
As for Aaron, I feel like Revolution is playing him up as God-like figure. It seems the nanites are keeping him alive, but for what purpose? Is Aaron some sort of “prophet” in these post-apocalyptic times? He doesn’t seem to think so, or isn’t willing to acknowledge so.
Charlie, meanwhile, is hell-bent on her vendetta against Monroe, despite it likely being the death of her. Her character seems slightly more tolerable this season so far, even though she still seems like she’s throwing a tantrum whenever she is upset. What I actually took from her scenes had more to do with Monroe than Charlie however. While I already believed it from season 1 of Revolution, Monroe shows Charlie and the audience that he did have his people in mind when he was ruling over them, despite how misguided he was. I have always thought Monroe had a bit of a Hitler/Stalin vibe.
And now the traitorous Neville. He seems to be willing to do anything to stay alive, and really has no moral compass whatsoever. I kind of wish this character was a little less one dimensional, as I can’t really think of many moments that weren’t fueled by his own needs and wants. Even over his son, he chooses himself. I am curious to see what his plan with the government is, as he seems to be one of the few people actually in the thick of things dealing with who knows where the bombs really came from. Does he plan to turn traitor on these people as well or is he playing double agent?
So far, with some quibbles about the episode, I am trying to look at the bright side of things of Revolution. It certainly is no Breaking Bad or even Jericho, but I am enjoying some of the plots we have going right now. It certainly has gotten a little darker this season so far, and hopefully that will make the show fun.
Violets’s Thoughts on This week’s episode of Revolution, There Will Be Blood
I wasn’t all that excited by this episode. Maybe it’s because Miles is being held prisoner, and that’s no fun. He has turned into quite the softie. Of course he was going to try to rescue the woman too when he tried to escape, and of course that would be his undoing. What are they planning to do to him in that creepy room anyway?
As I thought might be the case, Miles being captured spurs Rachel into action to go after him. Looks like the old Rachel might be back now. Charlie accomplished nothing except getting herself caught, although they let her go. These aren’t very good bounty hunters if they let Monroe escape that easily. You’d think they’d keep a better eye on him. Is Charlie going to team up with them to find Monroe again, or will she continue working alone?
The most interesting part of the episode, I thought, was when Neville betrayed his so-called partner and shot him in the head, and took the credit for saving the “U.S. Government” woman. While I was not expecting that to happen, I should have known that Neville would show his true selfish colors at some point. However, you gotta admit, it was a good plan for infiltrating these people claiming to the the U.S. Government. Who are they, and what exactly is their agenda? This seems like it will be one of the big questions this season.The eye in the pyramid symbol seems to suggest that they might be Free Masons.
Another big question this season is why did Aaron come back to life? The nanites? Why is he hallucinating, and will his hallucinations get worse? Looking forward to getting our questions answered, and hopefully things will get a little more exciting. The scenes from the next episode make it look like we’ll get some excitement very soon.