On this week’s episode of Revolution, two unlikely people team up. We also have some betrayal, and supernatural stuff going on. Intrigued? Josh provides this week’s summary of Revolution’s episode titled Patriot Games followed by commentary by both Josh and Violet!
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Revolution Episode 4: Patriot Games Recap Overview
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- Charlie is nearly raped, but Monroe saves the day. Monroe convinces Charlie to team up to head to Willoughby
- Rachel wakes up, and isn’t happy to see the U.S. Government. She attempts to sneak into an office, and gets shooed out.
- Truman has a problem with Rachel, Aaron has a vision of Miles, and Miles discovers Titus, and some information about the new regime.
- Rachel tells Dawson of her doubts of the government, but he turns out to be a patriot, and attempts to kill Rachel. Unfortunately for him, he is the dead one
- Miles discovers executions happening for the sake trying to make the U.S. Government look like the “good guys”. He is nearly caught, but Aaron subconsciously while asleep sends the nanites in to save the day
- Neville gets his revenge on Lt. Cooke, murdering him, but making it look like a drug overdose. He then manages to swindle his job.
Revolution Episode Recap: Patriot Games, the Details
Charlie and Monroe Head to Willoughby
In Texas, we have Charlie at the bar drinking and having some food. She gets hit on, and offered a drink. Charlie looks around, and realizes she is being gawked at. She decides it’s time to leave, but the door is locked. She asks to be let go, but a man declines her request. She begins fighting, but then she becomes drowsy, seemingly drugged. Suddenly the door bursts open, and Monroe comes to the rescue as Charlie passes out.
She wakes up next to a campfire, and Monroe tries to get her to drink some fluids. Charlie asks what happened, and why he is helping her. Monroe wants Rachel to take him to Miles and Monroe, and he says he wants to make up for what he has done. Charlie calls him out, and says he is a sociopath. Charlie makes a move to kill Monroe, but he easily stops her. He then lays out the problem–the U.S. Government. She seems to simmer down for now.
Rachel Isn’t So Welcoming Toward the U.S. Government
We then have Rachel waking up in bed, wounds dressed, and with an IV. She calls for Miles and her father, and she gets up, walks outside, and realizes she is still in the town she was evacuating from. Confused, she sees “U.S.” troops on patrol, and children in Halloween costumes all around. She finally finds Miles, and Rachel asks questions. Ed Truman, for the U.S. Government, comes to talk with Rachel.
Rachel isn’t too happy to see this Truman guy, but plays along with him. Inside, Aaron, Miles, and Rachel discuss the “U.S. Government”. Rachel begins to panic, and Miles tries to have her calm down. The town is on lockdown, but Miles is going to scope out what is going on outside the gate, to determine the cause of the lockdown.
Truman has a Problem With Rachel
At night, Rachel is walking around, and thinking about Randall’s “I’m a patriot” quip. Rachel bumps into Ken Dawson, a friend of hers we’ve seen in the past few episodes. They talk, but she decides to leave him and investigate a building. She begins combing through some files in a cabinet, and finds a map with Willoughby Trainyard marked on it. She is discovered though, and Truman kicks her out. Rachel’s father gives her a hard time. We learn that Rachel attempted suicide after the bombing.
Meanwhile, Truman discusses the Rachel problem with another soldier. Outside the walls, a rider has been caught, and the soldier executes the rider. They bring the dead rider back to the town, and play it off as Titus’s clansmen killing him, trying to convince the citizens to stay in town.
Aaron is looking out the window at the children celebrating Halloween, when he suddenly falls unconscious. He begins having a vision, where he is watching Miles. He wakes up suddenly, and we go to Miles’s point of view–who is at the exact same spot Aaron saw in his vision. We also see some nanites fly away. We then see that he has returned to Titus’s home. He finds Titus, who explains how Truman betrayed him, and he had to escape their trains that were holding his people. Titus then attempts to kill Miles, but it goes the other way.
Dawson Is, or I Guess Was, a Patriot
Rachel, in the meantime, is having a drink, and Dawson pays her a visit. He asks what is wrong, but she doesn’t want to get him involved. He demands to help her with whatever the problem is. She tells Dawson everything, and he seems contemplative. He offers to help her, and her first idea is to tell people that would support their cause. Dawson takes Rachel down to the cellar to get more wine. While getting the “wine”, Rachel spots some documents with the U.S. Government symbol. Rachel realizes he is working for them, and tries to make an excuse to go home. Dawson is on to her though, grabs her, and knocks her unconscious.
He has chained her up, and we see him digging a hole–her grave. Dawson calls himself a patriot, like Randall. We learn he has been one for 7 years. We learn there is a “man” who is making America a “better place”, and they are working through dozens of towns. Dawson also says the government wants him. Rachel tries to talk her way out of him killing her. He makes his move to stab her, but Rachel is able to kick him down, and she manages to wiggle her hand through the her cuffs, and grabs the knife. She shanks Dawson, and then buries him in the hole meant for her.
Aaron Subconsciously Saves the Day
Aaron, meanwhile, is sleeping, and his girlfriend is concerned for him after his passing out. Miles has jumped the gate, to take a gander at what is going on. He finds a train being guarded, and soldiers take some people and execute them. Miles gets discovered during his eavesdropping, and makes a run for it. He is caught, and it seems like hope is lost. However, Aaron has another vision, sees Miles, and the soldiers that are holding him burst into flames.
Neville at his Best and Worst
Neville is still working with the U.S. Government, and breaks up a fight between two soldiers. His superior, Lt. Cooke, the one giving him a hard time since last episode, is still giving him a hard time.
Neville then decides to tail Lt. Cooke, and ends up at a brothel/drug house it seems. He finds that Lt. Cooke is getting his heroin fix. Neville pays off a woman to leave him alone with Cooke. Cooke wakes up, and he realizes he is tied up. Cooke tries to get Neville to let him go. Neville threatens to out his habits to the boss lady. Neville wants to make a deal, but Cooke threatens to kill him. Cooke says he doesn’t know where his son is, offering better jobs and a promotion. Neville is more interested in finding his son though. Unhappy with his response, or perhaps as was his plan all along, he reinserts the IV injecting the heroin, and overdoses him.
The next morning, Neville has taken over the Cooke’s job, when Justine Allenford comes in to see what is going on. Neville explains that Cooke didn’t show, and someone had to step up. She seems okay with this solution.
Josh’s Thoughts: Revolution Episode 4: Patriot Games
At first I thought I would be completely against a Monroe and Charlie team up, but I have to admit I am a little curious to see where this goes. Based on them being 10 miles out of town, I have a feeling we will see them in Willoughby next episode, provided that the guards let them in. What will Rachel and Miles have to say about this “team”?
I am really curious about Aaron’s powers. What is allowing him to control the nanites? Is it something he will eventually be able to control at will? What else can they do? Can he use them to heal other people? We know they have that capability.
I am very excited for the underground resistance to kick off. I have a feeling Monroe will love that. We do not really know what opinion Rachel’s dad will have of it though. He seems content with letting things be as they may as long as he and his people are okay.
Neville, as usual, uses his cunning to get what he wants. I am wondering where Jason has been though. Also, when does he and the rest of the gang get back together? They seem to be on the same side again, just a few hundred miles away from each other. I have a feeling this team up is on the way, though. I have to say, so far this season of Revolution has my attention.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 4 of Revolution, Patriot Games
I don’t know if I buy this sudden flip of Monroe being portrayed as a “good guy” now. He was so evil last season, but now he’s all of a sudden past that? From Monroe’s point of view, I understand that this is really his only course of action, since the U.S. Government is after him, and a good portion of the population thinks he’s the one responsible for dropping the nukes, so it only makes sense to team up with the only people in the world who know for a fact that’s not true. But from a viewer’s standpoint, it’s a little confusing. First the show wants us to think he’s a bad guy, now, not so much. Make up your mind! Sure, they did sprinkle in some somewhat sensitive moments from Monroe last season, but overall, he consistently did some pretty bad things to people. As I was wondering last week, are we headed toward a Monroe/Charlie coupling? I hope not. Maybe that vibe will go away once they reach Willoughby and are around other people. I’m sure Rachel and Miles won’t like Monroe being there at first, but they’ll eventually come to accept it.
Some people are a little upset that the show, which has been grounded in reality from the beginning, has turned into something more “supernatural,” considering Aaron’s resurrection and his newfound powers. I don’t think that is the case though, as I feel it is more of a scientific extension, and is in line with how the show has been handled all along, since we knew there had been some technological advances. The nanites that are connected with Aaron are just a further advancement of that notion. So I don’t have a problem with it at all. I am curious as to how it works though, and to what extent Aaron will be able to develop powers.
Neville continues to be his weaselly self, using whatever means necessary to climb up the ranks. He climbed a lot quicker than I expected though. I’m wondering what he has in store for the U.S. Government, and for that matter, what the U.S. Government has in store for the town of Willoughby. How many others in Willoughby are Patriots, and if Rachel’s good friend Ken was one, who else could be one? Rachel’s father? Josh had a feeling the very first episode this season that Rachel’s dad seemed suspicious when Rachel brought up Randall, and I dismissed the notion at the time, but now, it makes sense. He’s been trying to stop her from looking into this stuff, because he knows she will find something, and he wants to protect her from anything happening to her as a result of her getting too close to the truth.
Scenes from Revolution, Episode 5: One Riot, One Ranger
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