Josh recaps of Season 2 Episode 20 of Revolution, which is titled Tomorrowland! Unfortunately, this isn’t the Tomorrowland of one famous theme park, but a much darker version. Check out what happens this week. There are only a couple of episodes left of Revolution before it is gone forever! So sad! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode.
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Revolution, Season 2 Episode 22: Tomorrowland Recap Overview
- The Patriot’s Truman convinces the President to give him another shot, rather than being shot. Miles, in the meantime, is found by Charlie, and taken back to camp for healing.
- Truman decides mustard gas is the way to deal with the rebels. Most rebels die in the massacre, but Miles, Monroe, Charlie, Connor, Aaron, Gene all make it to to a truck to survive in.
- Monroe and Miles decide to steal some mustard gas for their own use. Miles has his own plans however…
- Gene finds his ex-girlfriend, and takes her back to camp. Miles shows her the mustard gas containers, proving the patriot’s nefarious ways.
- Miles destroys the gas, angering Monroe, who storms off only to bump onto Tom Neville–who is eager to work with Monroe again.
- Priscilla plans to deal with humanity in her own little way, and Aaron seems powerless to stop it.
Truman and Miles–Both Still Alive
This week’s episode of Revolution begins with the finding of Miles, who has managed to climb his way out of the basement he had fell into last week. Charlie finds him, and Rachel, Monroe and Rachel get him back to town.
Meanwhile, Truman has a meeting with the President, who isn’t happy with his performance in Willoughby. Apparently the president had just finished a performance evaluation with a previous patriot, and the review didn’t go very well, as the seat that Truman is now being requested to sit in is full of blood. Truman sees the writing on the wall, and takes a desperate chance standing up to the President, telling him that he has been stuck on a leash. Truman requests to take the reins himself, and he will solve the problem in Willoughby. The president is shocked at Truman’s reaction, but then seemingly admires his bravery. The President gives him one last shot, rather than a shot from his gun he had been brandishing during their conversation.
Truman Visits The Rebels–With Mustard Gas
The episode picks up 5 days later, with Truman returning to Willoughby. He meets with Shaw, one of his officers. Shaw explains a trapper found Miles’ and company’s camp. Truman orders Tom Neville murdered, and soldiers to hit the camp.
In Town, Aaron deals with his nano-possessed wife. Aaron pleads for his wife back, but the Nano does not seem to be giving Priscilla up anytime soon. Miles is up and about, but a little worse for the wear. Miles and Rachel have a sentimental moment, but it is quickly interrupted by Monroe. Overhead, Miles and Monroe, and then the rest of the camp hear birds flocking in one direction. Priscilla then advises Aaron to run–because he is slower than the rest of the camp. He begins to run, and Aaron yells to everyone else that they should too.
Then the camp sees why–the camp is being flooded with mustard gas, a toxic nerve gas. The camp flees but soldiers begin picking off the fleeing camp with guns. Miles, Rachel, Aaron, Charlie, Monroe, Gene and a couple of others make it to a tanker truck. They are able to slide into the tank, close the door, and ride out the mustard gas attack there. Priscilla did not make it, but the Nano manages to keep her alive. She seems fascinated with the dead outside, as she walks among the corpses. Meanwhile, most of the rest of the camp has perished from the gas and gunfire.
Monroe and Miles Have a Plan
Back in Willoughby town, Marion talks with Truman, who is suspiciously putting stuff into a dresser. She examines the dresser, and finds a gas mask along with a file. We don’t learn what is in the file–yet.
Later that night, Miles and the team leave the truck, and discover Priscilla is still alive. Monroe is ticked that they are losing the war, and tells Miles that they should hit back, “Twice as hard”. He wants to snag some mustard gas for their side. Miles decides to agree with the plan. Rachel seems to protest but doesn’t stop Miles. Monroe gets the team together. Miles, Monroe, Connor and one other camp survivor.
The four head for Willoughby, and after Connor and the new guy discuss whether Monroe has hung them out as bait or not, Miles and Monroe move in on some soldiers carrying tanks of gas, and overtake them. Then Miles and the team head back to camp, with their new-found biological weapons.
Nano-Priscilla Has Her Own Plans
Back at the camp, Aaron sees Priscilla wander off, and quickly follows her. He finds that she has wandered into a house. He goes in as well, and thinks he has been spotted by a Patriot. It turns out that Priscilla is having some fun here, and has frozen the people within in time. Priscilla turns on the power, and she asks Aaron, “Don’t they look happy?” Priscilla reveals she discovered the problem with the world–that people are unhappy and they are going to destroy the world. Priscilla decides she wants to “fix” people. Aaron decides it’s time to take off, but Priscilla disagrees and locks him in the house.
Miles’ Plan Was Slightly Different Than Monroe’s…
Then, Gene’s ex-girlfriend pays a visit to her father’s grave. Gene approaches her from the trees, and she doesn’t seem to keen on talking with him. Charlie appears on her other side with a shotgun though, and Gene insists that she has to come with them.
Back at the camp, the mustard gas team has returned, and Monroe is buzzing with excitement with his new toys. Mile pulls a fast one on Monroe and Connor though, and locks them out of their new camp building. Rachel and Miles then destroy the mustard gas. Miles has been playing Monroe the whole time!
Monroe is really upset with Miles, and that is putting it mildly. He and Connor decide that they are better off on their own. Miles doesn’t seem too concerned about it. Meanwhile, Gene has brought Marion back to their camp, and shows her the mustard gas tanks. She finally seems to believe Gene about Truman. She reveals what she saw in Truman’s files–orders for mustard gas. Miles then tells Marion that it would be a help to their cause if Marion stays with Truman as a spy. She agrees. Miles tries to explain this benefit to Monroe before he leaves, but Monroe is too stubborn to accept it.
Tom and Monroe: Allies Again
After Monroe and Connor leave, Rachel asks what’s going on. Miles continues his sentimental moment that was interrupted when the mustard gas hit. He basically says that they were meant for each other, and they’re going to fix the world together.
Flashing over to Monroe and Connor, Monroe apparently has a secret gun stash. Neville for some reason was lying in wait, and grabs Connor. Neville decides that since turning Monroe over won’t help much anymore, he wants to work with Monroe.
So where’s Neville been this whole time? Well, flashback in the episode some, and we see that Shaw catches up to him, and asks if Neville has had any luck with Monroe. Neville decides to invite Shaw in for a drink. Shaw obliges and pulls his gun, waiting for the right moment to take out Tom. Neville was ready for this however, and Shaw winds up in a bear trap Neville had hidden in his make-shift house. Shaw falls to the ground in agony as Neville enjoys his drink.
Shaw tries to warn Neville that if he isn’t let go, Neville is dead. Neville realizes this is an empty threat. Neville also realizes that his own wife is likely dead, since she was just leverage against Neville. Now that that is over, there is no reason for her to be alive. Neville is visibly distraught that he has lost both his wife and son. Tom decides that Shaw’s time is done, and executes him.
Josh’s Thoughts: Revolution Episode 20, Tomorrowland
I really enjoyed this episode of Revolution. I am sad to actually see that it has been cancelled now. For me the show is finally getting its footing, and now we will not be able to see this play out. It really is a bummer.
I really enjoyed the underhanded play that Rachel and Miles pulled on Monroe. I really thought it was clever, both from a plot perspective, but also from the point of view of Miles and Rachel. They now have an asset inside the Patriots, and like Miles said, this could lead to an underground movement. More than what a couple of canisters of mustard gas would do.
Now that Monroe is back on his own, I am curious what his move is. He has a re-found an ally with Neville, but he doesn’t seem to have many other people on his side other than that. I am curious on what their plans will be now.
As for Neville himself, he is in a pretty sad state of affairs. His son is definitely dead, and his wife is too. Through his flashbacks from the first season and the early part of this season, we learned his moves were all to protect his family–at first at least.
I guess my biggest question I have now, is that since the show is ending after this season, can we hope for a nice ending? I would really hate for there to be a big gaping cliffhanger that we will never get to see a resolution to. I guess we will find out soon enough.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 20 of Revolution: Tomorrowland
I was very disappointed to hear last Friday’s announcement that NBC has canceled Revolution. I feel like the show had so much more ground to cover, and that we’re only barely getting into the story. Especially after hearing producer Rockne O’Bannon, and actors Elizabeth Mitchell (Rachel) and Stephen Collins (Gene) talk about the show at WonderCon a few weeks ago, I was excited for what was to come, not only for the remainder of this season, but for future seasons as well. I wanted to see them get to California, and see how that looked and how things were handled there. Unfortunately, we are only left with a couple more episodes until the series is gone forever. That is, unless some other network or web streaming picks it up at some point. It has happened.
Anyway, back to this episode. So Charlie finds Miles, who seems to recover rather quickly from the ordeal that he went through last week. His attempt to tell Rachel about the guitar pick is interrupted when the camp gets attacked by mustard gas. Then our core group conveniently finds an empty gas tanker to hide in, which apparently not only doesn’t let the gas in, but provides enough air for all of them? Not sure how that works, but I guess if it’s airtight, it was only supposed to be a temporary solution and they were hoping the Patriots would be gone and the gas would have dissipated by the time they started running out of air. Then one of the Patriots shoots a few bullets into the tanker, but luckily no one is hit, though they frantically try to plug up the holes. When they get out, they find Priscilla, who says she hid in a fridge. They don’t blink an eye at that, because hey, they found an airtight tanker pretty easily, why wouldn’t Priscilla have found something else airtight? Miraculously, our entire group lives, while all the mercenaries die. Guess that’s one way to get rid of those excess guys and just concentrate on Miles and crew.
It was obvious to us why Aaron would run off without Priscilla, because being the nano, she can self-heal. But no one else knows that, so wouldn’t they think it odd that he so easily left her behind? I guess later on as they approach the tanker he does make an attempt to find her, and is forced to enter the tanker without her, or else he would have died. Priscilla is just getting creepier and creepier as the nano, and it seems like the nano has no plans for giving up Priscilla’s body anytime soon, or ever.
So then we get the break up scene between Miles and Rachel, which was random, and almost a bit tragic, because he hadn’t been able to tell her the guitar pick story yet. But not to worry, it was only a fake breakup to trick Monroe. Poor Monroe, Rachel has stolen his boyfriend away from him. Monroe looked so sad when Miles locked him out, I felt a little bad for him. Even though he pretty much had just admitted he was going to start up the Monroe Republic again and take over everything like he did before. Although when he mentioned Georgia I was like, wait, isn’t Georgia just a nuclear wasteland?
Finally, we get to Neville, who had a trap set up for his Shaw, who he somehow knew was going to kill him, but didn’t let on at all that he knew. I actually had thought Neville was going to poison him when he was fixing drinks for them. Not sure why Shaw felt the need to step forward to shoot Neville, much less wait so long to do it. Seriously, Neville was standing with his back to Shaw for a really long time. He had a perfect opportunity, why didn’t he just go ahead and shoot him?! Anyway, so then Neville catches up with Monroe and Connor, and looks like they’ll be teaming up now! Just like the good ol’ days. Well, except plus Connor now.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that we do get a nice long sappy scene where Miles gets to tell Rachel about the guitar pick, and how it was her and Charlie that inspired him to live. Of course, he has to preface his speech by calling Rachel a miserable person, though he admits that he is too. It’s like they were made for each other.
So, what happens next? What exactly do Neville and Monroe plan to do? How successful will Marion be in spying on the Patriots? What does Priscilla have in store for Aaron next? Only 2 episodes left. Let’s hope they’re good ones!
Scenes from Revolution, Season 2 Episode 21: Memorial Day
Here are scenes from next week’s Revolution episode titled Memorial Day: