Revolution (2013): S01E19 – Children of Men


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

Rachel unpins the grenade in Monroe’s tent, but one of Monroe’s bodyguards pushes her out of the way. Another militia soldier tackles Rachel and throws the grenade outside just in time. Aaron witnesses Rachel being led in chains, eliminating his chance to get into the Tower. Rachel is allowed access into the Tower, much to the astonishment of Randall. The group inside the Tower witnesses Monroe’s entry as the leader, named Dan Jenkins, orders his men to take their weapons to fight Monroe (Dan Jenkins is the same man who was the Tower’s commander and who took Randall’s order to activate the machine that caused the blackout). Miles lands the helicopter four miles from the Tower On his groups hike to the entrance of the Tower, they run into Aaron. Aaron tells Miles that there is a way into the Tower, but they have to find a way around Monroe’s troops. Inside the Tower, Randall shows Monroe the control room, where the U.S. government’s satellites still have live feeds of the entire planet. According to Randall, the Tower has the capacity to do anything and is impervious to everything, including the Blackout. However, they first need to go to Level 12. Rachel is shocked when Randall reveals this, but Monroe and his troops enter the elevator, ready to witness the entirety of the Tower’s potential. Monroe and his group take the elevator to Level 12, but it stops at Level 11. Monroe’s men step out of the elevator, but an alarm sounds and Jenkin’s men, using superior coil gun weaponry, begin to take down Monroe’s men. Rachel runs for cover in a room that was a vice-presidential bunker, but Monroe follows and pins her, demanding to know who the attackers are. Outside, Tom Neville and Jason take out the Militia encampment’s power source with grenades. Aaron and Miles rush to open the doors of the Tower as Monroe’s men descend on them. However, only Miles, Charlie, Nora, and Aaron can get in, leaving Jason and Neville outside when the door shuts. The Militia captures Jason and Neville, but they manage to plot a revolt with the assistance of the local commanders they meet during interrogation. At the Tower, Rachel tells Monroe that he killed her son and her son’s death was his fault, but Monroe tells her that he doesn’t know how he got out of control and reveals to Rachel that he also has a son, too. Meanwhile, Miles, Charlie, Nora, and Aaron are in the battle with the attackers. Monroe decided to help Rachel save Charlie, but he has to kill Miles. During the fight, Miles and Nora are separated from Charlie and Aaron, and Monroe separated from Rachel, with Miles face to face with Monroe. Rachel, Charlie, and Aaron are captured by the attackers and are led to a place where there are families. They grow their own food and live to protect the Tower, especially Level 12. Rachel realizes that the inhabitants at the Tower are the workers and scientists. Grace Beaumont and Dan Jenkins burn Doctor Warren’s journal in order to prevent Rachel and Aaron from turning the lights back on. This is because there are two possible results of deactivating the nanites. It could turn the lights back on, or it could set the world on fire.

Flashbacks: One week before the Blackout: we see Ben working on something for Randall. Ben and Rachel are having disagreements due to the stress of the project. Rachel wants to spend time apart after the project is launched. Four months after the blackout: We see Ben turning on the Pendant, which enables him to turn on a computer that he uses to contact others. Grace responds to Ben on the computer as Rachel has a suicidal breakdown over the blood on their hands. Ben encourages her to stay strong for the children.

Revolution Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 May 2013.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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