Violet provides the recap for Season 2 Episode 3 of Revolution, titled Love Story. Following the recap, both Violet and Josh provide their thoughts on the episode.
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Revolution, Season 2 Episode 3: Love Story Recap Overview
Need a quick Revolution episode recap of Season 2 Episode 3, titled Love Story? Here is a summary of events for the episode. Each event is linked to the more detailed Revolution episode recap for Love Story if you need more information!
- Rachel saves Miles, but they take Titus‘s wife, Jessica, as collateral.
- Neville and Jason begin working for the U.S. Government. Some guys attack them.
- Titus and his crew follow Miles back to town. Miles threatens to kill Jessica if Titus comes in. He demands to see that his wife is okay. Titus calls off his deal with the U.S. Government.
- Charlie tracks Monroe with the bounty hunter
- Miles brings Jessica to the gate to show Titus she’s okay. Then Miles goes outside to talk to Titus.
- Neville and Jason‘s attackers were vetting them, but they report to their C.O. that they found nothing. However, the C.O. knows Neville’s and Jason’s real identities.
- Miles makes a deal with Titus: if he lets the town go free, he gets Jessica and Miles. Unbeknownst to Miles, Jessica slit her wrists.
- Monroe knocks the bounty hunter out, then shows Charlie that the U.S. Government is offering a bounty for Rachel.
- Miles learns that Jessica is dead. Aaron sends Cynthia ahead without him.
- The U.S. Government officer wants to execute Neville, but Neville says he just wants revenge on Monroe. Justine stops the officer from shooting Neville.
- The bounty hunter doesn’t know why the U.S. Government wants Rachel. Monroe wants to go with Charlie to warn Rachel, but she declines.
- Titus learns that Jessica is dead and attacks the town. Aaron takes refuge in a nearby building. Miles detonates explosives.
- Miles and Rachel are surrounded and try to fight, but Rachel is shot with an arrow. Just as the men are about to kill Miles, U.S. Government soldiers save the day
Revolution Episode Recap: Love Story, the Details
We pick up right where we left off last episode, where Miles is brought into the room with the red door. We learn that Titus’s wife, Jessica, is diabetic and went into renal failure, so her kidneys are unable to filter the toxic blood. Therefore, they are using people with Type O negative blood to replace hers — and Miles apparently has that blood type.
As a guy has his back turned, pumping Miles’s blood, Rachel sneaks in by lifiting a grate in the floor, and knocks the guy out. Rachel’s father and another guy join her in the room. Miles says to take Jessica with them. When they go to free the woman being kept prisoner in the cage, one of Titus’s guys walks in. Their other guy shoots him, which attracts the attention of more of Titus’s guys. He ends up getting an ax thrown at him, while Miles, Rachel, Gene, and the imprisoned woman escape with Jessica.
Meanwhile, at the Savannah Refugee Camp, Neville brings back two U.S. flag patches, and reports to Jason that they’re now working for the patriots. They start by serving food. When they return to their tent, some guys attack them.
Back in Willoughby, Aaron is trying to explain to Cynthia that it was the nanites that saved him, and that it wasn’t a miracle. However, she points out that he doesn’t know why the nanites saved him. Just then, Miles and company return. Miles is surprised to find Aaron alive. It seems that Riley is the new sheriff in town.
A large crowd of Titus’s men show up outside the gates of the town. Miles says if they come in, he’ll kill his wife. Titus says if they hurt her, he’s coming in. So they are at a stalemate. Titus demands to see that she’s okay. Miles agrees.
Titus and one of his guys talk in private on an old school bus, where the man tells Titus he needs to calm down, that they are paying him to scare the town, not gut them. But Titus says their deal is off. He calls the “U.S. Government” out as being “a bunch of plague rats off some boat from Cuba,” and doesn’t care about the diamonds they’re offering. He just wants his wife, or else he’ll kill everyone in the town.
As for Charlie, she’s still with the bounty hunter, trying to track down Monroe. The bounty hunter says he can’t let Charlie kill Monroe because the U.S. Government has his father and they’re willing to trade Monroe for him.
Back in Willoughby, Gene is doctoring up Miles’s hand. Riley comments that Miles is the “town drunk” and questions why they should listen to him. Jessica pleads with Rachel not to bring her back to her husband. Miles overhears, but it’s the only way to protect Rachel. They bring Jessica to the gate and show Titus that she’s okay. Miles comes outside the gate to talk to Titus.
Neville and Jason wake up on the floor after being knocked out. While their attackers are going through their clothes, Jason takes the gun from one of the men. Neville tells him to give the man his gun back, that they’re not being mugged, they’re being vetted. Neville asks to talk to their C.O., who walks in just then, and one of his men tells him they didn’t find anything. The C.O. asks who he is, and Neville introduces himself as Edgar Crane, and his son as Nate. However, the C.O. knows that he is Major Tom Neville, and that his son is Jason.
Miles makes a deal with Titus: once everyone in the town gets out, he gets Jessica back, and Miles will stay behind for Titus to take his blood. However, Rachel returns to Jessica’s room to find that she has slit her wrists, and it’s too late to save her.
As Charlie and the bounty hunter walk down the road, Monroe jumps out and knocks the bounty hunter out with his gun. Monroe shows Charlie that the U.S. Government has a bounty out not only for him, but also for Rachel. Both are wanted alive.
Back in Willougby, Miles is having everyone pack up to leave. Rachel reports to Miles that Jessica’s dead. He tells her to smile, and act like everything’s normal. Miles continues to get as many people out as he can, before Titus finds out. However, Titus has secretly sent one of his guys in to check on his wife. As Miles helps pack up the wagons, Aaron can see that something is wrong. He tells Aaron to grab Cynthia and get out as fast as they can. There’s only one spot left on the wagon, and Aaron convinces Cynthia to go on without him.
The U.S. Government officer has Neville tied to a chair and is questioning him, saying he should be executed. The man doesn’t believe that Neville wants to help them, because he knows that Neville is disloyal and conniving. However, Neville says he’s there because he knows who dropped the bombs and killed his wife: Monroe. And he wants revenge. He then tearfully tells a story about what he imagines his wife’s death was like, and that he needs Monroe to pay. But the officer still thinks Neville is lying, and points his gun at Neville’s head.
He’s about to shoot, when Justine, the woman that Neville “saved” last episode, walks in and tells the officer to drop the gun. She says she doesn’t know if he’s lying, but a man with his unique skills might come in handy; however, they’ll keep him close. She tells the officer to let him go. When Neville asks about his son, Justine says they have “a very special plan for him.” Neville says he doesn’t have a problem with it, declaring “whatever it takes.”
Titus’s man sneaks into Jessica’s room and finds her dead.
Monroe and Charlie ask the bounty hunter about the warrants, specifically Rachel’s. But he says all he knows is that these guys came up from Cuba and pay well. He admits the story about his dad was crap. Monroe is about to shoot the bounty hunter, when Charlie stops him, saying that she doesn’t like killing, not unless she has to. Monroe knocks him out with his gun.
When Charlie asks “What now?”, Monroe says Miles is probably with Rachel, and he’s going to go with Charlie to warn them. Charlie doesn’t seem to like that idea, but Monroe shows her the eye in the pyramid symbol on the warrant, and says that Randall Flynn had a ring with that symbol on it. He says that if these guys are half as bad as Randall was, her family will need his help. Charlie says they won’t want it, calls him delusional, and walks away.
Meanwhile, in Willoughby, Titus’s guy reports Jessica’s status to him. Miles rolls some barrels up to gate, calling them “Plan B.” Rachel says goodbye to Aaron. Miles tries to convince Rachel to get on the last wagon out, but she refuses, saying that she needs Miles, and suggests that they protect each other. Gene tells Rachel to get on the wagon or he’s going to throw her on.
As Aaron’s wagon leaves the gates, Titus’s men attack it. Aaron is able to recover a gun and gets a few shots off. Titus’s men storm the town. Aaron and a few other people from the wagon take refuge in a nearby building. Miles implements Plan B, and the barrels explode. While the fighting is going on, Titus goes to see his dead wife, but the U.S. Government guy puts a bag over his head, and says that Titus should have listened to him.
Miles and Rachel get surrounded in an alley and swordfight with four men. Another man runs up with a crossbow and shoots Rachel in the chest. Meanwhile, men are starting to bust down the door of the building where Aaron is hiding. Several men gang up on Miles and they’re about to drive an ax through him, when all of a sudden, the men are gunned down. The men attacking Aaron are gunned down as well.
A U.S. Government soldier runs up to check on Miles, and calls for a medic for Rachel. Several U.S. Government soldiers come marching into town with machine guns, and raise the U.S. flag on the flagpole, as Miles looks around suspiciously.
Violet’s Thoughts: Revolution, Season 2 Episode 3: Love Story
Rachel sure found Miles very quickly and easily. Kind of a weird transition, considering that when we last saw Rachel, she was on a road covered with rats. Speaking of which, we never got an explanation for that, did we? They also got away pretty fast, considering that they were hauling a wagon with Titus’s wife in it. It seems like that would have slowed them down, and Titus’s men would have been able to overtake them. I was also surprised at Titus’s obsessive behavior towards his wife. He seemed like he genuinely loved her, and was willing to kill people and to give up everything he had worked for, even breaking his deal with the U.S. Government for diamonds, just to save her. This felt like a major inconsistency for his character, since the show had established Titus as a pedophile in the previous episode. So that was bothering me the whole episode.
I’m glad there was a little bit of action this episode, even though it was only at the beginning and the end. I thought it would hard for Miles to fight, considering his broken hand, but apparently he’s just as good a swordsman with his left hand as with his right. Convenient.
Charlie and Monroe seemed to have a flirty vibe going on. Is the show planning on a romantic relationship for the two of them? That would be weird.
As for Neville, I had no idea he’d get called out on being Major Tom Neville so soon, just as he had barely started to implement his plan, so I was pleasantly surprised at this “awww snap” moment. However, now they know who he is, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll put a wrench into his plans. I wonder what job they have in mind for Jason. Neville doesn’t seem to care what it is, since he’s living up to his selfish ways, having pimped his son out for their plan without question.
So now we’re left with the U.S. Government having taken over Willoughby. Based on Titus’s interaction with the U.S. Government representative, it appears that the plan was to for Titus’s men to scare the residents of Willoughby, so that the U.S. Government could swoop in and save the day, thus looking like heroes. Probably just another ploy for the so-called “U.S. Government” group to add credibility to its name. This reminds me of an episode of Jericho, another post-apocalyptic type TV show, [**SPOILER ALERT***] where a group of outlaws was pretending to be the U.S. Army, but really they were just taking advantage of towns that they came across.
The question remains, who is this U.S. Government group, and what are they planning? Now we have new questions: What do they want with both Monroe and Rachel alive? What do they want with the town of Willoughby? I feel like the main reason I keep watching Revolution is because they keep coming up with questions that I want to know the answer to! Hopefully we’ll get some more answers soon! (Although I’m sure we’ll also get more questions too!)
Josh’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 3 of Revolution: Love Story
This episode of Revolution we learned a lot more about the “crazy” Titus, the supposed leader of the cultish group holding Miles. As I suspected, he is a just a pawn for the (supposed) U.S. Government. Despite thinking this could be the case, I thought it was quite an interesting twist when the reveal comes.
The show certainly is trying to keep the audience on its toes, learning that Titus’s wife is being forcibly kept alive. Also, just when Miles seems to have the plan figured out, things go haywire. As Miles’s plan breaks down, I was wondering who may die. We see Rachel take an arrow to the chest as Miles tries to fight off men with a broken hand, and I was actually really concerned for her possibly dying! This was probably one of the best episodes of Revolution so far.
Having the “U.S. Government” swoop in to “save the day” at the end was another twist to the episode, which I thought was really well done. I am enjoying this story line of the “true” government coming in to conveniently save the day when things are looking bad, to gain the trust of the people, in an underhanded way.
I was a little concerned when Charlie and Monroe seemed to be looking to team up.
Scenes from Revolution, Season 2 Episode 4, Patriot Games
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