Revolution Review: Children of Men

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The story of The Patriots was beginning to come together on Revolution Season 2 Episode 16

Sadly, The Patriots are just as monstrous as we've been led to believe. 

The Patriots have no problems using children for their own personal gains, reeducating them to killing machines. It's clear from the flashbacks they are Americans in name only as they reshape the continent into their own new image; letting their past ideals die off as much as the population will do.  

Reading the number tattooed inside their eyelid reignites their killing machine tendencies, and when they finally wake up from the trance there's no recollection of them eve doing anything.

The Patriots are splintering off from one faction, while Monroe and Miles are beginning their own frictions once again as well. 

Monroe has no problems killing children because he's in a turf war with The Patriots for his old land. He wants revenge and he wants to build his father-son empire.

Miles, on the other hand, is deferring to a Rachel a lot, who is absolutely sick of all the bloodshed when it comes to their options. It's a divergent way of thinking for Miles and it's not a  way he's entirely comfortable with. 

Miles is questioning his own moral choices and this internal dilemma is what is causing problems for Miles when he can't even answer Monroe's question of what he really wants.

Miles has been wandering since he quit the Republic, but his love for Charlie has grown since he met her. At some point, I think Miles really wants the one thing he lost: Rachel. He wants to rebuild a life with her rather than screwing it up the first time. 

Tom, conversely, wanders to whoever can give him the most power for the situation. Tom wants to make sure he's doing whatever he can to rescue Julia - and if that means he needs to climb a few more social ladders, smooth talk his way past powerful leaders and be a chameleon in every way possible... so be it.

Finally, Aaron and Priscilla are working their way back to Willoughby to meet up with everyone else and the ending clears everything up: the nanotech is inhabiting Priscilla.

The nanotech, for having a God complex, are surprisingly human with their desire to grow closer to their creator. Yet the big question that comes out of this is whether or not Priscilla is actually alive somewhere in there. 

Is Priscilla still in there? 


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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (19 Votes)

So, nano-Priscilla and Aaron are having sex--likely unprotected. (doubt there are any condoms or meds left around for pregancy prevention, at this point). Can nano-Priscilla conceive? Or fake it, to string Aaron along, when he starts having doubts? Is that what the nano-thingies want next?


I just realized you were likely stating your thoughts on the episode, not the title of the episode when stating," Children of Men". It threw me off since that was a title from last season! Sorry about that!


To the writer of this article, this episode was not named "Children of Men". That was the name of episode 19 in Season 1...this episode was titled "Exposition Boulevard".
I really enjoyed this episode. It gave us a lot of background for who the Patriots really are. I agree it is fun to watch everyone back together. However, I don't care for the Charlie/Connor relationship. I prefer her with Monroe because when they are on screen together their chemistry is off the charts! I just don't see in chemistry with Connor at all. I thought it was funny that Monroe called Charlie out on her choosing a Monroe. It will be interested to see where they take this now that Monroe has come clean about wanting the Republic back. I am hoping for a Season 3!

@ Janet

I want a Season 3 too. Don't forget though, that last year, NBC didn't renew a lot of shows till April. The only NBC I know of that's been renewed is the Blacklist.


Bit of trivia for you guys: The guy who plays President Davis previously played the President in the film X2: X-Men United. On a different note, I really feel like the show needs to kill someone off. By this time last season, Maggie and Danny were dead, and Death was knocking on Nora's door.


I for one had enough of Neville long ago. As villains go, he's not that clever, and is predictable as he can be. Every time he gets beaten up I hope that it's the last time. He's one of those who, when a character has been screwed over so many times, I hope that next time they'll just shoot him to get it over with.


I know this was barely part of the story in this episode but I am sick of the nanotech and I thought that after Aaron saved them in the last episode the story would start to go away but it doesn't look like that's happening because of this thing with Priscilla. I liked seen everyone back together I think the shows more fun like that. The one part I thought was funny was when Charlie and Connor were just walking and Gene told Rachael they were sleeping together it was funny and was waiting for one of them to find out though I didn't think he'd be the first. The patriots are horrible I hope Miles kills them all. Can't wait till the next episode it looks good.

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