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Revolution Review: On The Border

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Revolution splintered into four distinct stories as it headed to Mexico, the White House, Oklahoma and back to Willoughby on Revolution Season 2 Episode 10.

South of the Border

Once again, Revolution Season 2 made a strong case for the stories to which it is building. The trip Miles, Monroe, and Rachel took down south to Mexico offered a glimpse into Monroe’s ideas of the future with Connor:

Monroe envisions the Monroe Republic back in action, he and Connor taking the reigns together. As much fun as Monroe is as a reluctant ally in the fight against the Republic, his blood runs strong and it’s not surprising to find out that he wants to restore his empire with his son at his side.

Still there’s some question of Monroe’s motives. For most of the season, he’s been pretty willing to tag along with everyone else and lend a helping hand (if begrudgingly)... so is being brought back together with his son igniting with Monroe a desire to give him what he once had or is Monroe merely spinning his wheels when he sees that his son is more like him and his republic days?

Whatever his reasons, Monroe is sadly not getting through to his son. Connor is willing to let Monroe go talk to his boss rather than relish in the dreams of his unknown father.

While Monroe’s attempt at a Hallmark ending wasn’t very successful, neither was his introduction. Monroe mouthing off to Connor about being the whitest kid in Mexico, failing to be impressed over how many men he leads was rather funny particularly as both Rachel and Miles began putting the pieces together.

Gene and Charlie in Willoughby and the chemically-laced oranges (bonus points if the patriots name them Agent Orange) was the oddest development. Nothing’s been revealed about the type of chemical in the oranges, but the speech Truman gave made me wonder if he wants to get the people addicted to the oranges or use them to help brainwash and expand the Patriots’ motives.

Tom, Julia and Jason’s family takeover of the White House is slowly coming to fruition. For once, though, it’s looking like Tom might be the biggest fool in the room when it comes to Julia.

Maybe she loves him, but she looks to be the biggest benefactor in this entire scheme by merely using what she has with Tom to her advantage. The two are clearly made for each other by their actions alone, but are their commonalities enough to bridge their marriage and family back together after everything that happened at the tower?

Julia’s moving on and looks to be climbing the social ladder without a thought to Tom. Karma might be ready to bite Tom back.

Finally, there’s Aaron. He really didn’t do very much, but his final scenes in the installment - as he jaded to Spring City in Oklahoma only to find Grace there - were interesting. Grace was one of the few who did not want to turn the power back on and I wonder if that is part of the reason why the nanites lead Aaron to her. Only time will tell.

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I'm really hoping the President is Wayne Ramsey. But I'm probably not that lucky.

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It was a pretty good episode, once I saw the oranges, I knew they would put something in them. Probably a brainwashing chemical but overall it was good. I am kinda tired of Aaron. And was anyone else grossed out and creeped out with the maggots on Miles arm to fight the infection? EWWWWW

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Great episode. I really liked it and I liked other episodes this season but I haven't like this season as much as the first because when they brought in the nanites it didn't seem realistic and I started loosing interest but I'm becoming interested again. I knew Monroe's reunion with his son wouldn't go well but I didn't think it would go like that at least not until Connor walked up to him I knew right away who he was. I'm still not interested in Neville and Jason's story. Charlie and Gene's story is interesting and I can't wait to find out what the patriots are putting in those oranges. Charlie has gotten really good at killing people and it's much easier for her. I've been waiting for that since season one because it makes her character more exciting and interesting. Aaron's story didn't become interesting until the end and I can't wait to see where it goes. Can't wait for the next episode it looks really good.

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I also wonder what Monroe's true motives are. I didn't entirely believe that speel he gave his son about reestablishing the Monroe Republic. I think it bothered him more than anything to see his son the same as he was as a young man. I really hope Monroe isn't really as power-hungry as he seemed in that scene. I miss Charlie being with the rest of the gang but I get that someone needed to stay behind to babysit Aaron and Gene and for storylines sake, show some development in Willoughby. I'm surprised at Charlie killing those patriot soldiers so needlessly. Wasn't it only recently that she said she only kills somebody if she has to? And then there's the return of Grace. She always seems to turn up at random times. I wonder where that storyline will go? I hope the show doesn't overdo it with Aaron's super nano byte powers. Overall, I gave this episode 4 out of 5. I'm so glad the show is finally back on tv. I will be absolutely crushed if it's not renewed for a third season as there's so much potential plot there. Fingers crossed the ratings remain stable. Tomorrow shall tell.