Ready, Revolutionaries, for the return of Revolution? Following a three week Olympian break, Charlie, Miles, Bass, Connor, Rachel and the Nevilles continue their fight against the Patriots – and each other.
When we last saw then, Connor and Monroe are told that they will have to fight each other. With their lives in danger in New Vegas, Monroe (David Lyons) and Connor (Mat Vairo) face a difficult decision in order to survive. Back in Willoughby, Miles (Billy Burke) questions whether he can trust Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason (JD Pardo) to help take down the Patriots. Meanwhile, Aaron (Zak Orth) and Priscilla (Maureen Sebastian) find themselves at odds over the nano code.
There’s a push on by die-hard fans of this show to save it from cancellation and get a 3rd season produced. While I’m still intrigued enough by this show to say I think a third season is probably warranted, there are several things that need to happen to get the show back on track.
First, change the time slot! 7 pm central/8 eastern is not an appropriate time to show this violent program, and may account for a fair share of ratings drop. Second, get the plot moving! Yes, some of these side-trips have been interesting, but the Patriot storyline is moving glacier-slow. We’re no closer than we were at the end of Season 1 to understanding where the Patriots came from and why they happened in the first place. Obviously, this isn’t a new movement – we get the idea that it may have started before the lights went out (and may indeed have been responsible for the extent of the event). This mystery hangs over everything that happens, making me impatient for some kind of information. Everything seems drawn out and beaten to death before it’s resolved! I’m glad that the nanotech storyline seems to have some movement – at least that’s a horse-drawn step in the right direction.