Revolution Burning Questions: The Rebels Went Down to Georgia
Billy Burke | Photo Credits: Brownie Harris/NBC
The past came back to bite our heroes right in the bum on Revolution. In "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," we saw old friends, old enemies and a few that are a mix of both. Read on for the eight biggest burning questions from the latest episode. [Warning: Major spoilers ahead. Watch out!]
1. Monroe has totally gone off the deep-end Upon learning of the Nevilles' betrayals, Monroe (David Lyons) has lost any semblance of rationality — not that he had too much to begin with. "Clearly I've been too kind, too trusting, right?" he asked Neville's (Giancarlo Esposito) main man shortly before heartlessly murdering him. And we thought he seemed cuckoo bananas after Miles (Billy Burke) betrayed him! "I think he sees threats, danger and a potential usurping from every direction," Lyons told TVGuide.com. "I don't think he's necessarily comfortable in his own environment, let alone with these foreign states trying to encroach on his territory so ... his motivation is dictated by anxiety and paranoia and that can't be good." This doesn't bode too well for the future of the Monroe Republic. It doesn't take a genius to realize you can't lead an army when you don't trust your own men.
2. Who wants to move to Georgia? Filthy rich? Warm weather? Mint juleps? Where do we sign up?! Georgia sounds like a frickin' Utopia after the dystopic Monroe Republic. Though on a show like this, nothing is ever what it seems...
3. Who the hell is Alec? Turns out he's Miles' old protégé from his militia days. Seven years ago, the pair were even so close Miles passed down his lucky knife (hand-carved by his grandfather, I might add). When Alec told Miles he couldn't take it, I started shouting at the screen, "darn right, you can't!" Of course, in the end Miles convinced him. But hey, at least now it's an easy way to know that your former student is most likely hunting you down!
4. Friend or foe? Is Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) insane? They might live in a world without electricity, but that doesn't mean all forms of communication have shut down. Did it never cross her mind that some of her former misdeeds may have gotten back to her old co-worker, like for instance the time she stabbed one of them with a screwdriver? Add to that the fact that her "friend" she's seeking out can burn up bodies from a distance, and if I were Aaron (Zak Orth) I'd dipset ASAP.
5. The original Charlie Rachel wasn't the only one to confront a former friend this week. Like most of his reuions, when Miles and Alec's results in a fierce fistfight. And for once, it was Charlie's (Tracy Spiridakos) turn to orchestrate the rescue. As much as I hate to say it, Charlie's really growing on me these past few episodes. Gone is the pouting, and out is the crossbow. Get it, girl!
Of course, if Alec is to be trusted (which is a big if), we're getting a clear look at what being Miles' protégé turns you into — and it doesn't look good. Another thing not looking too hot: the backstory between Miles and Rachel. Even though the pair shared a fairly hot and heavy kiss recently, Alec balks when he finds out Charlie's working with Miles after what he did to her mom. I'm finding myself way more invested in their relationship lately than the series' ongoing mythology. So what did he do? Answers, please!