Hello and welcome back for the last time to the Revolution! It was a decent show that got a very surprising 2nd chance. It was a 2nd chance that gave us hope that we never should've had that it might be able to stick around for awhile. It certainly improved over the 2 years as it was allowed time to figure out what works best, but the viewers were already gone by the time they figured it out. The series finale certainly had moments that made it feel final, but it was really just bringing closure to the season 2 arcs and maybe some of the season 1 stuff. But, clearly they left things open for future stories. The cliffhanger pretty much indicated what we had already speculated would be the larger battle of the show. My guess is that Kripke and crew wrote the finale knowing that it probably could be the end, but with a glimmer of hope that they could get renewed or picked up by another channel/service. I just don't think there will be enough demand to make that happen though. So, I promised that I would write a recap of this show and I'll do a very brief one. But, obviously there's not much point speculating on a show that is over! Here we go:
- It it would appear the President was not among the people locked in that town hall that was going to get poisoned. And Truman showed he was willing to go to great lengths for the Patriots by killing some Texas Rangers (including their chief dude) and then shooting himself all in the name of setting up a battle between California and Texas. This would have been bad news as it would've made the West ripe for the taking by the Patriots.
- Fortunately, Miles and the good guys found a way to stop the gassing, kidnap the "President" and talk to Mr. Friendly in Austin and convince him of the foul play that had gone afoot. They were able to fool the President into revealing his master plan in front of Mr. Friendly and that pretty much pitted Texas against the Patriots and cleaned them out of Willoughby. All they were missing was someone holding up a tape recorder and saying, "You're soooo going to jail!!" If only they had power! But yes, while Patriots were being killed off left and right, Truman was seen escaping and the President was Texas' captive.
- We saw a turning point for Monroe as he sided with Miles over his son setting up possible future conflicts with him and Tom Neville. Even Rachel thanked Miles for being trustworthy with not killing the President.
- An attempt at closure was in some happy discussions between Miles and Charlie where they talked about what they'd do after they cleared out the Patriots that summer from Willoughby. Charlie basically told Miles she supported him and Rachel being a thing, regardless of the weirdness there.
- Shocker of the season, Rachel's dad survived!
- Then of course there was the nano story. Aaron was successful in getting the nano to leave Priscilla by expressing his love for her (and the whole electrocution thing). But, she had a vision on her way out of nano-land of some smiling face and their plans to take over the country, the world. We then were treated to a montage of people being visited by dead characters. Truman was visited by his fiance he killed (Ethan's mom from LOST, Michelle from 24), President was visited by his father and Tom Neville was visited by Jason. They all were very similar visions to what Aaron was getting all season. They instructed them all to go to some crazy town in Idaho. Priscilla indicated that the nano were going to make the Patriots look like boy scouts. And the final shot of the series was of this town Bradbury, Idaho. The smiling face of some neon clown lit up on an ice cream shack at the center of the town. Then the whole small town USA lights started flickering on the main street as we saw hundreds/thousands of people descending upon Bradbury.