Who else feels like they just watched an episode of Lost? The revelatory flashbacks, the sudden last minute reveals with the screeching musical score - of course it helps that Lost's very own Juliette is the one dropping the bombshells!
I'm most impressed that Revolution looks like it's intent on answering the "big" questions. We've already gotten a lot of answers this year regarding the show's central mystery, and apparently we'll be getting a lot of the full story next week now that Rachel is about to spill her guts out to Aaron. Well done show. Keep it up.
I must say, Colm Feore is much more impressive than David Lyons as a villain. Randall is intimidating and authoritative in a way that Monroe simply is not, and he's a sinister delight to watch whenever he's onscreen. In addition, the flashbacks did a pretty good job of making him somewhat sympathetic particularly during the death of his son. Here's hoping he offs Monroe at some point and replaces him as the show's primary antagonist.
I wasn't too enthralled by Miles's quest to recruit Jim Hudson, as the latter's story was pretty predictable with his wife leaving him after discovering the truth. Still, I'll let it slide because it's necessary to build up the good guys and their army.
- I love how Randall is sarcastic with Monroe - insulting him and telling him to "lighten up."
- Although Charlie isn't as whiny and annoying as she used to be, I still enjoyed Rachel slapping the heck out of her immensely.
- Very thrilling scene with Rachel destroying the pendants as the Humvees arrive.
- So Randall was Rachel's boss at the DoD. Interesting...
- The episode's best moment: Charlie brutally stabbing a guy with an arrow and then picking up his big-ass rifle. The girl could turn out to be a great heroine after all.
- I was quite shocked by all the blood in this one, particularly in that awesome sword fight. Not complaining; we could all use a little gore sometimes.
- I think Charlie saved her mom a bit too easily. Didn't Randall have a gazillion soldiers?
- Very moving moment with Charlie and Rachel breaking down and hugging. Nora and Miles holding hands however, not so much.
- So what did Flynn "execute" in Kabul to cause the Blackout?
- What an ending! "There's this place... it's called The Tower". Next week can't come soon enough.
- Not as wonderful as last week's outing, but still a promising hour from Revolution.
3 out of 5 fried pendants.
Previously posted on Nad's Reviews.