'Revolution' Season 2: What You Need to Know So You Aren't in the Dark
More than three months of fun in the sun is enough to dim anyone's memory about the more intricate plot details of NBC's "Revolution," the sci-fi thriller/family drama about the aftermath of a worldwide blackout, government conspiracies, and the dysfunctional yet ridiculously resilient Matheson family.
Never fear. Yahoo TV's got you covered with this list of the most important things you'll need to remember from June's finale when Season 2 kicks off Sept. 25 in the show's new timeslot, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
While most of the main revolutionaries are alive and kicking, there were losses on all sides, some of which were fairly momentous.
Brother Danny, whose kidnapping reunited Charlie and her uncle Miles in the first place, was gunned down during an attack on a rebel camp.
A Georgian general took out Miles's and Monroe's high school girlfriend after she told Monroe their affair resulted in a son but before she said where he was.
Rebel leader Jim gave intel that led to a deadly drone strike on the rebel camp, shot Sanborn the scientist, and attempted to murder Miles because his wife was being held prisoner by Monroe, but Tom Neville thwarted his plan with a handgun.
Monroe shot his loyal right-hand man Baker when he wrongly assumed he'd planned an assassination attempt.
Defense Secretary Randall shot himself in the Tower.
The biggest shocker was that Nora didn't survive the season finale after weathering multiple explosions, sneak attacks, 21 days of intense militia torture, and more. After she'd rehooked up with Miles, confided to Rachel that she'd always be No. 2 to her for Miles's affections, and concocted a plan to get to the Tower's infamous level 12, she took some shrapnel to the gut enacting said plan. With only one keycard, Rachel chooses to continue the mission before getting Nora to an infirmary, knowing that she'll bleed out before they return and despite Charlie's plea. But it established that Nora was wrong about Miles, who refused to leave her side when he found her wounded, and further damaged the already tenuous bond between Charlie and her mom.
Tower of Terror
The last few episodes were basically a race to the mysterious Colorado Tower, a Department of Defese research-and-development facility where the electricity and satellites were still functioning and that Randall claimed held more power than Monroe could imagine. Rachel and Aaron made their way there on foot through the unfriendly Plains Nation with Jane's journal about the facility that revealed Aaron's college computer code was key to the blackout and its reversal. Aaron, after snooping on the Tower's mainframe, realized that his virtual back door had been used by someone and the apocalypse was no accident.