Hello, all you Revolution fans out there! The WonderCon comic book, sci-fi, and motion picture convention just wrapped up today in San Francisco and, of course, the folks from Revolution were on-hand to answer questions, hold a panel, and generally tease us with exciting tidbits of what’s to come in the second half of season 1.
A new trailer premiered at the event (see above) and good news: we can gather that explosions, deaths, and bloody violence are still going to be a major part of the show! All joking aside, this second half does seem to pick up, expand upon mythology, and flesh out the characters that were so severely neglected in the first half. This may sound unnecessary, but spoiler alert! I will be revealing what information is available ahead!
I’ll start with a recap of the trailer. From last week’s episode, we already know that Randall, the ominous DOD guy that Rachel sold out to in order to provide baby Danny with a life-saving surgery, is prepared to help Monroe out. Well it seems that his agenda includes building new amplifiers and helping Monroe wreak havoc upon the otherwise unsuspecting and powerless (literally) world.
Beyond that, Nora is captured by Monroe, as evidenced by a scene in which she is thrown at his feet. What’s to become of Daniella Alonso’s character? Hopefully she manages to defy death as she did all throughout the fall/winter season because I genuinely like Nora. A lot. In what seems like a tit-for-tat response, Charlie and Miles are seen interrogating a tied-up Tom Neville. Maybe we’ll see a prisoner exchange? Also, there’s a bit where Jason gets mad at Miles for doing something to his mother. Does this mean Kim Raver will return for a guest star spot?
In the way of character development, we see Charlie and Rachel fighting and Rachel slaps her daughter for being rather mouthy. It also appears that Rachel and Aaron are building up trust–she does say at one point that she’ll tell Aaron everything she knows (though she does seem to say that a lot without meaning it). Continuing along the lines of Miles getting handsy with Rachel last episode, there’s a full-on makeout scene in the not-so-distant future! Oh Miles, you old dog, you! What would Nora think? Ultimately, it seems the rest of the season is building to Rachel attempting to restore power worldwide once and for all, with the words “I’m not coming back.” Of course, this usually means that she will, indeed, be back.
Shifting gears, the good folks at TV Equals interviewed three cast members: Elizabeth Mitchell (Rachel), Zak Orth (Aaron), and Tracy Spiridakos (Charlie) about what’s to come. A great deal of info was leaked in these interviews (also, Elizabeth Mitchell seems like a genuinely lovely, funny woman). In response to Danny’s death, Mitchell stated that Rachel would be “putting one foot in front of the other” in order to get through. She also stated that Rachel and Aaron would begin to develop a trust between one another and that most of the series’ mythology and secrets would be revealed through these two characters’ conversations throughout the season. Additionally, she teased that there may be a past between Rachel and Miles that will resurface (scandalous!) and that there would be plenty more fighting and in-fighting between characters.
Zak Orth teased that there would be a lot more growth for Aaron, who seemed to be pretty neglected throughout the first half of season 1. He also stated that the consequences of the blackout and the plot behind it would really unfold. In the biggest bombshell of his interview, though, Orth also revealed that Aaron’s wife would return in the present. Her fate was left pretty ambiguous but we do know that he seems to have abandoned her and has a lot of guilt over it. How will this play in to our favorite geek? And will she be forgiving of him?
Lastly, Tracy Spiridakos had a lot to reveal about where Charlie is headed for the remainder of the season. She said that in coping with Danny’s death, Charlie “goes to a darker place” and “struggles with her humanity” and the moral issues she seemed so concerned with before. This is good because the naive Charlie was starting to get on my nerves… Spiridakos also stated that there’s going to be “ongoing craziness” and actions. On the topic of Jason, who may or may not be a budding love interest for Charlie (trust issues aside), Spiridakos coyly said “he’s around” and went on to elaborate that the relationship between the two would begin to evolve. I’m guessing that after his fallout with his dad, Jason may begin sympathizing with the rebels a bit more than he used to…
So what do you guys think of where Revolution is headed? What else do you hope to see as the rest of season 1 unfolds? What do you think will be revealed in terms of how the power went out, and do you think Rachel can fix it? Leave a comment down below, we’d love to hear your thoughts on all of this! I, for one, am definitely excited to see how this plays out. Don’t forget to catch Revolution on NBC Mondays at 10/9C and then check back here for a recap/review by yours truly!