Revolution Review: Sons and Daughters

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On Revolution this week, Rachel sought revenge, Miles looked for Charlie and Tom drew the line. All of their goals and actions were driven by one thing: love.

Even as crazy, irrational and odd as love can be.

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Monroe’s drone strike in "The Longest Day" allowed alliances and tensions to be reexamined. Tom, finally, was willing to draw his own line when it came to Jason. It’s sad that he needed to see his son battered and bruised from the drone strike to finally find some sympathy, but at least he knows how terrible of a man he is.

Tom is aware that all of his sins will come back to him one day, but the actions he’s taken have left him mostly alone and isolated from his family; and he refuses to let the same happen to his child. The sad part of it all is Tom is likely to revert right back to being his usual self now that Jason is out of danger and Tom’s dislike of Charlie as Jason and Charlie grow even closer isn’t going to help mend their relationship.

The flashbacks with Miles and Rachel seven years after the blackout made likeable Miles into an absolutely ruthless and evil man. Quite frankly, Miles is a complete jerk in the past. He’s rude, disparaging and physical with Rachel. He wants his brother to find a way to turn the power back on, but Rachel knows any more power will quickly escalate the situation for the worse.

Rachel was willing to give up everything if it meant the world couldn’t have power. Now, Rachel is willing to give the entire world power all so one paranoid dictator can be taken completely off the map. It’s a drastic change.

Rachel’s use of the nanite device that was in Danny’s body to heal her broken leg... I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m more than willing to suspend my disbelief, but as Revolution Season 1 comes to a close, it’s getting more difficult to do so. The blackout used to be the only suspension of disbelief. Now there’s nanites, towers, pendants, computer AI... and whatever else might be coming down the pipeline.

With Monroe wiping out the Georgia Federation, it forces President Kelly to seriously consider surrender unless Miles can think of something. Most everything seems to hinging on if Rachel and Aaron can make it to the Tower and turn the power on - and with Nora in Monroe's possession, things are heating up as Revolution heads towards its season finale.

What are your thoughts?


Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (36 Votes)

Revolution has been interesting for the last few weeks, but I’m not sure I like Rachel much anymore; she seems too focused on vengeance. I’m anxious to see how this first season will wrap considering the show has been renewed for a second season. This week I’ve been working nights at DISH, so I haven’t seen this week’s episode for myself yet. Today I’ll have to catch up during my commute, thanks to my iPad and the DISH Anywhere app. It can stream Revolution, or any other show, from my DVR to my iPad anywhere I go with internet access available.


Great episode! Liked it very much: Tom finally rescuing his son, Monroe's rising paranoia, Rachel making the tough decision (as usual), Charlie and Jason... I got the feeling Nora finally realised something about Miles and Rachel when she repeated her mother?! after Miles's words of how he would never leave Charlie behind as he did with her mother. Loved the flashbacks. While Miles changed A LOT in the last years, Rachel obviously was always willing to do whatever necessary to keep her loved ones save.

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Revolution Season 1 Episode 17 Quotes

What makes you think that I'm in it to help people? I want power so Monroe's enemies can wipe him off the map. I want to kill the man who killed my son, that's it.


Jason: I don't understand you. Why are you doing this? I don't want your help.
Tom: Look, I know what kind of man I am. I have done every bad thing in the good book. I have lied; I have stolen; I have killed and worse. I don't care if you're the devil himself. Everyone draws the line somewhere, and leaving my only son to die alone I guess that's where I draw the line.