"So what do you say? Road trip?"
I'm pleased to report that I enjoyed this episode. Revolution is having a pretty good back nine. I particularly enjoyed the mystery aspect, which is where the episode title came from. I assume.
Although when the episode began, I thought I was going to hate it. Twenty-one days of torture? Man, I would have ratted Miles out in the first five minutes. And after twenty-one days, how could Monroe possibly believe that Miles would still be in the same location? Come on! It was also less than believable because it was TV torture -- the sort that doesn't involve permanent disfigurement, and you come out the other side looking a bit drawn with a few artful bruises. So it was...
Nora. In the torture chamber. With the white dress. Speaking of which, why the dress? That made zero sense. Did Monroe think that the candlelight dinner would work?
So then we had half the cast and several continuing characters and mysterious murders at Fort Hanson, and that was actually fun. Who could be the bad guy? Was Nora brainwashed and doing it under the influence? Was it John Sanford? Jason Neville? Jim from Alphas? Some other character whose name begins with J? I knew it couldn't be Neville; he's just not the type to go undercover for so long, and the murders didn't feel like him. I even thought for awhile that Nora was still in the torture chamber and imagining it all. But it was...
Jim. At the Army base. With a switchblade. Darn. I liked Jim.
And then there was the Tower quest. Rachel and Aaron actually, finally reached their destination this week, only to discover everyone else was smart enough to get there more quickly by taking a helicopter. The Tower was revealed to be an underground DOD installation in Colorado, which of course reminded me of Stargate SG-1. And we got a surprise, massive cliffhanger that actually got a worried-I-might-lose-a-character-I-like reaction out of me. Which was...
Rachel. In the tent. With a grenade.
Bits and pieces:
-- Did Miles seem a bit unconcerned that Nora just disappeared for nearly a month?
-- While Charlie and Jason were kissing for the first time, panicked people in the background were evacuating Atlanta. Was anyone else thinking Gone With the Wind?
-- Jim told Miles, "You'd better put on a dress 'cause you're all I have left." Talk about clues.
Two episodes left in this season, and I have no idea where they're going. Will Aaron turn the power back on? Will Miles blow up the Tower and take us back to an electricity-less status quo? Will Tom Neville and Miles duel to the death?
This was an odd episode, but oddly enough, I enjoyed it. Does that make it three out of four inappropriate white dresses?
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.