Violet recaps Season 2 Episode 19 of Revolution, titled S#!& Happens, where Miles goes missing, and Charlie, Monroe, and Rachel set out to find him! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts on the episode.
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Episode Recap of Revolution, Season 2 Episode 19: S#!& Happens
- Texas Rangers pursue Miles and company. Miles sends Monroe and Connor off the wagon, and tells Charlie to go back to her mom, while Miles lures the rangers toward him. The wagon flips, and Miles hides behind it while they shoot at him. Miles is able to shoot all of them except one, which he gets into a swordfight with. Miles ends up killing the last ranger, but not before the ranger leaves a slice in Miles’s belly.
- In Willoughby, Aaron brings a walkman to Priscilla, still possessed by the nanos, so she can listen to music. She then demands pizza. Monroe, Connor, and Charlie make it back to town and discover that Miles isn’t back yet, so Charlie, Rachel, and Monroe head out to look for him.
- Miles finds a demolished house, but falls through the rotted floorboards into the basement. The first aid kit is no help. A wall above falls over and covers the hole.
- Monroe, Charlie, and Rachel split up to look for Miles. Aaron asks the nanos to find Miles, but they say he’s not worth finding, and reveal that they appeared to him once. Meanwhile, Miles tries to get out of the hole, to no avail. He then lights a fire and uses his sword to cauterize his wound.
- Charlie runs into Neville, who holds her at gunpoint and demands to know what happened to Jason. He doesn’t believe her when she says she doesn’t know, and has her lead him to her camp, believing Jason is there.
- Rachel and Monroe find the overturned wagon and the dead rangers. Monroe warns that there’s another ranger out there, and they stick together to look for Charlie and Miles. Miles stands on a chair and tries to use a shovel to clear the wall from the hole, but falls.
- Rachel and Monroe get to the site of the demolished house and call for Miles, but he doesn’t hear them because he is passed out, so they continue looking for him elsewhere. Monroe and Rachel get into an argument over the other being bad for Miles. Monroe alludes to a night he and Rachel shared in Philadelphia and tries to kiss her, but she pushes him away.
- Charlie leads Neville to a house, claiming that the others will be back soon with Jason. Neville figures out that Charlie is lying and that Jason is dead. He shoots several times in Charlie’s direction, but she ducks and he doesn’t hit her. He demands to know who killed Jason, and she explains what happened. He points the gun at Charlie’s head and pulls the trigger, but the clip is empty. She leaves and he doesn’t try to stop her.
- Rachel and Monroe find Miles’ jacket, and there’s blood on it. 2 days later, Charlie tells Connor about her ordeal with Neville, and how she realized that she didn’t want to die. Rachel, Monroe, and Charlie head back out to look for Miles. Aaron pleads with the nanos to find Miles, but they tell him not to bring it up again, or else they’ll kill Priscilla.
- Miles seems to have made up his mind to use his last bullet to kill himself. But first, we see a flashback to 6 months ago when Miles gets drunk and follows someone into a shed outside of Willoughby — it’s his brother, Ben, who gives him a guilt trip about Rachel, and says sooner or later Rachel and Charlie will die and it will be his fault. Miles pours out the rest of his drink and lights the shed on fire.
- In the present, Miles finds a guitar pick and has a fond memory of playing guitar and seeing Rachel. He changes his mind, and comes up with a new plan to get out of the hole: he lights the blockage on fire. After it burns away, he crawls out of the hole.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 19 of Revolution: S#!& Happens
FINALLY we get to find out what that whole shed-on-fire scene was about. For those of you who don’t remember, a scene of Miles with a bloody hand standing outside of a burning shed was at the beginning of the first episode of this season, but they never explained what happened with that, or made it seem relevant in any way, until now. It was always in the back of mind, and from time to time I would wonder what was going on there, and if they were ever going to explain it. Well, now they have. It turns out he went out there to the shed because he thought he was following Ben, but it was the nanos, because apparently they have appeared to thousands of other people as well. As the nanos explain to Aaron, they were reflecting Miles’s own thoughts back to him, through Ben. Seems like Miles has a fear of getting Rachel and Charlie killed, and is only a little guilty about sleeping with his brother’s wife. He gets pissed off and punches a mirror, hence the bloody hand. What I’m not sure about is whether he is the one who set the shed on fire, or if the nanos did it, since we know they’re pretty much pyromaniacs, at least through their experiences with Aaron, especially back then.
We also learn an interesting tidbit of information: Monroe and Rachel hooked up one night, back when Rachel was Monroe’s prisoner. Or that was her excuse for doing it, anyway, that she was his prisoner. Either way, she’s definitely not interested now. She totally rejected him when he went in for that kiss. Was he really thinking that she was going to reciprocate, right after telling her off about Miles? Um, hello, you just went off on how attached she is to Miles, why would she go for you, just because Miles is nowhere to be found at the moment? Um, ok, made no sense at all. Has he really had a thing for Rachel all this time, or does he just subconsciously like to have the same women as Miles? Thank you Rachel for pushing him away. Usually in these situations on TV shows and movies, whenever two people get into a heated argument, they end up making out, and most of the time it’s like um, what, really, why? Thankfully, it did not go that way in this case.
So, what’s going to happen with Neville now? He’s lost his son, and he knows who did it. I’m guessing once he gets over his grief and anguish, he’s going to come after not only Charlie, but the others too, for revenge.
Back to the nanos, what’s up with them? They seem like power hungry brats. What’s their beef with Miles and why is he not worth saving? Great speech by Aaron though, by the way, about what friendship and humanity is really all about. Not a convincing enough argument for the nanos though, apparently. They just want some pizza. Good luck with that!
Not sure where this season is going right now, but it could get interesting.
Josh’s Thoughts: Revolution, Season 2 Episode 19: S#!& Happens
So, why didn’t Miles execute his master plan to escape from his basement dungeon sooner? He was up and done executing his plan in seconds! Despite this odd epiphany that Miles Matheson rather abruptly, I actually enjoyed this episode quite a bit. It was a good Miles episode, as well as a good Charlie episode as well.
I have a feeling, after seeing Miles’ flash of memories of Rachel; he will be more upfront with her regarding their relationship. Miles now has a reason to live, so He will likely want to act on that reason!
One thing that has kind of bugged me with Revolution since the show began, is the inconsistencies with Miles’ abilities. We saw him in the first season taken down literally dozens of men in one episode. This season he has been much more vulnerable when fighting. I have a feeling this may have been a conscious decision on the writers’ part, realizing Miles seemed too powerful. I kind of wonder if this was the reason that Miles’ hand was injured a few episodes back.
As for Charlie and Neville, I have a real hard time sympathizing with Tom. He has always been a backstabbing punk, which makes me really hate him. I really did feel for Charlie though, as imagining being the person who blew the chest out of a man who wasn’t necessarily a bad person is hard to think about.
What I really wasn’t sure on was what Tom was trying to accomplish when he shot at Charlie. She managed to duck far enough down that Tom ran out of ammo in that clip, but why did he stop there? Was he just angrily shooting, not intending to shoot her? Was he mid-shot and realized it wasn’t her fault when he ran out of ammo? Or was it simply he was to distressed to even think about reloading? I can’t really decide, but I do hope that Neville now takes his rage to the Patriots.
I didn’t mention Aaron dealing with his nano-possessed wife, but I am not really enjoying their story at the moment. I am hoping that becomes more interesting, but the Nano seems so powerful, I can’t see a solution for Aaron yet. Hopefully one presents itself soon.
I was happy with the episode though, and I look forward to seeing what California looks like. It would be great to see what the urban areas look like in this new world.
Scenes from Revolution, Season 2 Episode 19: Tomorrowland
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