Revolution (2013): S01E17 – The Longest Day


Introduction

Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series that ran from 17 September 2012 to 21 May 2014, when it was cancelled by NBC. The show takes place in the post-apocalyptic near-future of the year 2027, 15 years after the start of a worldwide, permanent electrical-power blackout in 2012.

Outline

The Rebel and Georgia Federation Alliance is attacked by the Monroe Republic, reducing their numbers from 300 men to 30. This prompts President Foster (Leslie Hope) to tell Miles that either he comes up with a plan, or she will surrender to Monroe in order to save her people. During the attack on the Rebel/Georgia Alliance, Jason is critically injured, but is carried to safety by his father, Major Neville. Monroe kills Jeremy Baker (Mark Pellegrino) believing him to behind an assassination attempt made against him. It is later revealed that Baker had nothing to do with this assassination attempt, strengthening Baker’s statement that he made before he was killed, pointing out that the only reason all of Monroe’s friends betray him (including Major Neville and Miles) is because his delusions, paranoia, and barbaric nature drive them away. Rachel has Aaron re-programme the flashing LED, which she explains to be first-generation nanotechnology, that she had removed from Danny after his death, and inserted it into her leg to repair the bone and tissues. When Rachel’s leg is healed, a group from the settlement saw how her leg was healed and force them to heal one of the group’s son, who has been injured and has infection in his wounds. They agree to help the boy, but when they arrive at the electronics store where Rachel’s leg was healed, Rachel knocks the boy’s father out. Rachel then says that she has to go the Tower first because she has to restore the world’s electricity so that the opposing nations could overthrow Monroe and end his ongoing war. She also reveals that she wants revenge on Monroe for killing her son, and ruining her life. At the end of the episode, Jason and Charlie are witnessed by Tom, kissing in a hospital room within the Georgia Federation Presidential House. Nora is captured by the Monroe forces and delivered to Monroe, where it is revealed that they knew each other previously.

Flashbacks: More is shown into the history between Miles and Rachel, the latter first arriving at the Monroe Republic to give her family time to escape Miles. She tricks Miles into thinking that she can turn the power back on herself, and that she knew more about the blackout than her then husband, Ben Matheson. It is revealed that Rachel had an affair with Miles and that she deeply regretted it.

Revolution Series

You can find a full index and overview of Revolution here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 13 May 2013.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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