Welcome back to the Revolution folks! The show continues to keep me entertained, even if I saw right through the major plot twist even before the episode began. There were still some other interesting developments that are bound to pay dividends down the road. Let's dive in and discuss!
- We saw previews last week (if you watched) that this episode would all be about Monroe's trial and execution. That kind of tipped me off that it was never going to happen. He's also a main character on this show and way too early in a season/series/non-sweeps episode to be touched. So, I started looking for any clues for how he'd get out of it. The Charlie/Rachel conversation seemed a clear indicator that he'd be saved. So, I'm guessing Rachel gave him some kind of drug that would make him appear dead. A ruse like this has been done on many shows before. Alias (since I'm currently watching it on Netflix for the first time) and 24 come to mind. Still, it's a useful and engaging plot device! And now everyone assumes Monroe is dead which may give him some freedom to do some crazy things.
- One thing I totally skipped over in the recap was Aaron meeting press girl Bonnie Webster. She does her job in Austin by creating heroes and villains but it's clear she is not a fan of the current regime. She worked for I think the New York Times. In any case she knew who Aaron was from a feature they did about the richest people under 30. By the end of the episode she headed back to Austin with the calvary. But, I'm sure she wasn't introduced just for the hell of it.
- So Aaron was doing research on his condition by reading the Human Torch comic. Pretty funny. But, how about him drawing the all seeing eye? I don't know if he's been privy to the discussions that Miles and Rachel have had where they have seen this logo. Or maybe he has and is just fixated on it. I guess there is a parallel to draw here between the all seeing eye and what is happening to Aaron. Because, he kind of CAN see everything that's going on and impact it. Currently, he can just see his friends. But, maybe his ability can be amplified? (They like that word on this show) I'm sure it's no coincidence that Dr. Horn has come to town and I'm sure he'll take great interest in Aaron. And maybe we'll learn what exactly is happening to him.
- So, Gene is the mole. Something tells me that while he is ratting out Monroe and helping the Patriots, he's also doing this with the mindset that he's helping keep his family safe. He did mention that Rachel and Miles are not to be touched. I guess we'll let that one play out a little more to be sure.
- Monroe made a comment early on in the episode that while he can't stand him, they could really use Tom Neville's help. Something tells me this was a hint that these 2 story lines will be merging soon enough. Speaking of merging, in the flashback we did see that Tom Neville was hanging out in Miles and Monroe's crew back then. He was still unknown as Miles asked him to help get towels and water for Shelly.