This episode of Revolution continues with Monroe’s plan to frame the Patriots for the Texas Ranger’s death. Things don’t go quite as planned however, and the show quickly takes a drastic turn. Meanwhile, Neville searches for his son with Allenford. Josh provides this week’s episode recap of Revolution’s episode titled Dead Man Walking, while both Violet and Josh provide their weekly thoughts on Season 2 Episode 6! Let’s get started with the episode summary of Revolution‘s Dead Man Walking!
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Revolution, Season 2 Episode 6: Dead Man Walking Recap Overview
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- Monroe and Miles work on framing the Patriots for the death of the Texas Ranger. Meanwhile, Rachel and Charlie are still going at it passive-aggressively
- Rachel goes off on Miles about working with Monroe. Monroe is captured by the Texas Rangers and Patriots working together. Aaron meets the press while reading comics.
- Charlie and Miles see Monroe moved from the jail to a bank vault, making rescue impossible. Monroe is sentenced to death, and Miles pays a visit to Monroe, and drops an emotional bomb before leaving him for his execution.
- Dr. Porter prepares the lethal injection, and Monroe is buried in an unmarked grave. Aaron says goodbye to his new reporter friend.
- Dr. Porter is a Patriot–or at least working with Truman, and provided the information on Monroe and the framing plan. Meanwhile, Rachel heads to Monroe’s grave with a shovel.
- Neville looks for Jason with Allenford, finds him, but he is brainwashed. Jason is captured, and seems to be still affected by whatever the Patriots did, but it could possibly be subsiding.
Revolution Episode Recap: Dead Man Walking, the Details
Monroe, The Man With the Plan
Season 2 Episode 6 of Revolution begins with Monroe and Miles cleaning up the murder scene where the Texas Ranger was killed, and planting evidence to frame the U.S. Government. The Rangers, in the meantime, begin their search. Rachel pays her father a visit, and Charlie visits with grandpa as well. The Rangers begin investigating the murder, and find the bullet casing that Miles and Monroe planted, and seem to take the bait. They follow some footprints to a river, where they find a dead body. The dead Ranger. The Rangers then discuss their next course of action, as Miles and Monroe watch them talk, and they think their plan is going to go as intended.
The episode then jumps forward 5 days. Rachel, her father, and Charlie are having breakfast, and Rachel and Charlie are having a spat. Rachel’s father tells them to get over their issues. He begins to ask what is wrong, but they aren’t talking. Monroe, on the other hand, has killed a Patriot, and interrogated him before death. Miles is concerned that the plan didn’t work, but Monroe is still convinced. Miles helps bury this Patriot.
Not Such a Good Plan After All
Miles has a visitor at his house–Rachel. She begins to lay into Miles about working with Monroe. Miles defends Monroe a little with how much information he has gotten out of the Patriots. Miles then admits that if Monroe didn’t do this dirty work, he would have to.
Meanwhile, back with Monroe, he is cooking when something is thrown in the window. A flash bang type grenade it would seem. He stumbles out of his dwelling, and is met by several Patriots. He is placed under arrest by the Patriots–and the Texas Rangers.
In town, Rachel, Aaron, and Rachel’s father watch the Patriots come in. Miles comes outside, and they realize that Monroe is caged, and that the Rangers and Patriots are working together. The “Commander in Chief” has strolled into town, and makes a speech about the working with the Rangers and capturing Monroe, who is to be put on trial.
Aaron is sitting in a pub, and looking at a comic book about Human Torch. A woman begins to talk to him, and she is Bonnie Webster. She worked at Forbes before the blackout, and knows who Aaron is. She is currently the press for some of the Patriots. We learn Bonnie is not reporting the news, but propaganda, and she freely admits it to Aaron. Meanwhile, Miles and Rachel discuss their options with Monroe, and he seems too heavily guarded to breakout.
Monroe is Sentenced
Next is a flashback set a little bit after the blackout, where it seems Miles is trying to convince Monroe to steal some food and supplies from another camp. Monroe refuses, and tells him to calm down. Monroe visits his girlfriend, who is pregnant.
Monroe is moved from his prison, and moved into the bank vault. Miles and Charlie see this, and Miles realizes that trying to break out Monroe is futile. Miles returns to Rachel, and accuses her of tipping off the Patriots to move Miles. She admits to it, but says she didn’t narc him out originally. Charlie then tells Rachel it was Monroe who saved her when she was on her own.
At Monroe’s trial, he is obviously found guilty, and is to be killed by lethal injection at midnight. He is in his holding cell, and we go back to his flashback, where his then girlfriend goes into labor. He seems happy, and talks with Monroe. There seems to be an emergency, and Miles goes for supplies to help. This seems to be the first time they meet Neville as he helps Miles get supplies. Miles and Neville head back to Monroe’s tent, but his girlfriend has died.
Back in the present, Miles pays a visit to Monroe. Miles tries to keep his cover as Stu while talking to Monroe, but Monroe thinks that it is pretty obvious that the Patriots know who Miles is. They have their goodbye, and Monroe tells Miles about his kid, and asks him to watch him. Miles is aware, and tells Monroe he knows that his son is fine, and he hid him from Monroe. Monroe gets really angry about this, and screams at Miles.
Monroe’s Death by Lethal Injection
Monroe’s execution is prepared by Rachel and her father. Many of the town has shown up to see him die. Rachel’s father introduces himself to Monroe as his executioner, and he is happy to be doing it.
There is another flashback, with Monroe celebrating. Miles walks in to see what is going on. Monroe had raided the camp Miles had wanted to previously. Miles asks if anyone died, to which Monroe implies they all died. Miles isn’t happy about the deaths, and Monroe basically just shrugs his shoulders. Back in the present, Rachel’s father administers the injection, and Monroe says, “I’m sorry” to Rachel. He dies pretty quickly. Outside a bell is rang indicating his death, and the crowd disperses, as Miles drinks in a bar.
Monroe is put into a plain wood coffin, and buried in an unmarked grave. Charlie visits Miles, and lets him know she is around to talk if he needs. Aaron talks further with Bonnie, and she is leaving town with the “circus”. Looks like Willoughby has been turned over to the U.S. Government through a treaty. Bonnie also says that someone had to help find Monroe.
Dr. Porter Is a Patriot
We find out who the mole is– Rachel’s father. He is meeting with the Truman, and we learn he ratted out Monroe regarding the potential framing of the Patriots. Truman isn’t happy how much trouble Rachel and Miles are stirring up though. Dr. Porter says that his cooperation requires Miles and Rachel to be safe. Porter then makes an odd comment. “Lay a finger on either of them, even Miles, and what do you think Dr. Horn will have to say?”
Aaron leaves the bar, and a man greets him from a horse carriage going by. Aaron looks panicked, and we see why–there is a symbol on the side of the carrier–a symbol Aaron had been doodling when talking to Bonnie inside the bar. Finally we see Rachel. She has gone out to Monroe’s grave. She begins digging.
What’s Tom Neville Been Up To?
Back with Tom Neville, Allenford tries to tell Neville she has gone as far as she will go. She is scared of the reprogramming that is happening to the men, but Neville refuses to let her go . They come across a camp, and they see there are many dead people there. Allenford tells Neville that the reprogrammed people did this, and they become under fire. They make a run for it, when they run across Jason. Jason seems to be as brainwashed as the others, and fires at them too. Neville and Allenford take refuge in a house.
Neville and Allenford hide out, and Allenford admits her own son was reprogrammed. Allenford warns its either them or Jason who lives, there is no repairing what has been done. Neville refuses to give up though. Jason and other men search for Neville, and Neville is able to take some soldiers out as Allenford tries to hide. Jason searches for Neville, and finds his men down. He is then surprised by Neville, but Jason knocks his gun away, and they begin fist fighting. Tom is on the losing end, but Allenford comes to his rescue with a pipe to Jason’s head.
Later, Jason wakes up and seems to recognize his father, but then slips back into brainwashed Jason. Neville tells him that they’re going wait until the drugs wear out. Jason then begins to insult Neville and tells Tom about his wife sleeping with other people. This angers Tom, and he smacks Jason, but insists he will fix Jason.
Josh’s Thoughts: Revolution, Season 2 Episode 6: Dead Man Walking
I really enjoyed this episode of Revolution. The episode made it seem like Monroe’s plan was going to go off without a hitch. But then, as the episode progressed, slowly Miles and me watching began to realize: Perhaps everything isn’t going to go as planned. Then you see the grenade pop into Monroe’s hovel and then you know what happens.
I was wondering all episode from then how they would be able to find out. It came to my mind that perhaps Rachel ratted him out before Miles questioned her, but I didn’t think she would risk that. I actually was a little sad for Monroe this episode–but just a little bit. He is still a murderous deposed tyrant, that probably deserves this death, even though the Patriots are just as bad.
I am curious about this Bonnie Webster lady. What is her significance? She doesn’t seem too interested in trying to help the Patriots, and seems more interested in the money and glamour. Given that she even tipped off Aaron about the mole she suspects, she isn’t that dedicated to the new United States.
As for Neville, will his son come back around? Curious to know if his rant was more from the drugs/brainwashing or deep seeded thoughts that are now surfacing. Either way, I think it’s about time Neville and the gang get back together. The United States isn’t the same good ole US of A we know and love anymore, and lies, deceit, and tyranny seem to be the Patriot’s game now.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 6 of Revolution: Dead Man Walking
If not for the “Scenes from Next Week” that were shown at the end of the previous week’s episode, I really would have thought that Miles and Monroe’s plan to start a war between the U.S. Government and the Patriots was going to work! Unfortunately, those previews gave away way too much info, revealing that Monroe would be captured and face death row! Those preview scenes need to stop giving away so much. Or I suppose I could just not watch them. But it’s so hard to look away when they pop up right after the episode is over!
I just have to say that Josh totally called it from the beginning of this season that Rachel’s dad was a mole. I don’t think he ever wrote about it in his comments, but I mentioned it in my comments last week, as I realized that it would make sense considering that Rachel’s lifelong friend, Ken, was a Patriot, so there’s probably other people in the town who are secretly Patriots as well. So it didn’t surprise me at the end when he showed up talking to Truman, and was exposed as a mole. I hadn’t suspected him as the one who ratted Monroe out to the Patriots though, because he seemed to be out of the loop. You could tell he was trying to dig up info from Rachel and Charlie when they were arguing, but they weren’t giving up any info. So I guess he must have secretly followed them at some point and actually already knew what they were talking about, but was just playing dumb. I also didn’t think Rachel was the one who ratted Monroe out initially, because I would have thought she would be on board with the plan, even if she didn’t like Monroe being around. So even though I knew that Monroe would eventually get caught, I still didn’t understand how. In fact, it’s still not really clear to me, but I guess we’re to assume that Rachel’s dad is a lot stealthier and sneakier than we realized.
At Monroe’s execution, I kept thinking he was going to get out of it some way. Sure enough, Rachel was the one who prepared the injection and handed it to her father, so she could have easily put whatever she wanted into the syringe. I immediately knew that was how he would survive. But why would Rachel of all people want to save Monroe? Just because she recently learned that he saved Charlie’s life? At this point, it looks like only Rachel knows that Monroe is not really dead. That is, unless her dad is able to figure it out somehow, like he figured about Monroe was around in the first place. What is Rachel going to do with Monroe after she digs him up and he wakes up? Tell him, “Hey, I saved your life because you saved Charlie’s life, now go away?” Maybe this is an opening for him to go find his son?
Anyway, quite an interesting episode, which would have been more suspenseful if not for those dang previews! The show always seems to work more questions into each episode, and this episode was no different. Who is Dr. Horn and why do they need Rachel and Miles? For reprogramming? Then what? How soon will the reprogramming wear off on Jason? Revolution definitely knows how to keep my attention with all these new questions that come up, because I need to know the answers!
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