Revolution (2013): S01E20 – The Dark Tower


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

During the fight between Monroe and Miles, they are attacked by the Tower’s inhabitants, and Miles is separated from Nora when he and Monroe are flown away out of the Tower. After waking up outside of the Tower, Miles fights Monroe and beats him. When Miles is about to leave him, Monroe reveals to Miles that everything he has ever done has been for Miles, as he has always followed him to have his back. In addition, he states that the war between him and Miles began when Miles attempted to kill him. Miles reveals that he could never kill Monroe as he still considers him his brother. After that, Monroe is captured by his own men. Meanwhile, Aaron discovers that his code from MIT was sold to the Department of Defence, and was used for the Tower’s operating system, much to his shock. Later, Miles rescues Monroe from the new Monroe Republic, headed by Tom Neville, who led a revolt against Monroe. Miles tells Monroe to run, while he enters the Tower. Meanwhile, Charlie, Rachel, and Aaron escape their way to Level 12, and later reunited with Nora. Nora is shot in the abdomen while creating a way for Rachel, Charlie, and Aaron to reach Level 12, Charlie stays with Nora while Rachel and Aaron makes their way to Level 12. Miles is reunited with Charlie and Nora, who later bled to death and subsequently dying in Miles’ arms. While heading down to Level 12, Aaron and Rachel are confronted by Neville and his Militia, who entered the Tower, first. It is later revealed that Neville decided to become the leader of the Monroe Republic, himself. Neville orders them to surrender, but Miles and Charlie helps them escape. After arriving at Level 12 Aaron runs the shutdown command for the nanites, re-instating electric power worldwide. As the power is re-instated, President Foster of the Georgia Federation orders military strikes on Philadelphia, and lightning begins to strike the surface of the Earth at a rapid rate. However, the victory is short-lived as Randall appears and reveals he has been attempting to gain access to Level 12 for a long time, not to turn the power back on for everybody, but for the purpose of sending out ICBMs aimed at Atlanta and Philadelphia in order to reunite the states into one entity, quoting Lincoln’s famous line, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Randall then proceeds to say that everything he did was so “this great nation shall not perish.” When Rachel asks him why he is doing this, Randall smiles, calls himself a Patriot, and then shoots himself in the head. At the end, the camera shows a room with an American flag, where someone is turning a lamp on and off. Another person enters the room saying that Flynn has succeeded in his mission, and that, “It’s time to go home, Mr. President.” The camera zooms out and the location is a US Colony at Guantánamo Bay, where the President of the United States has presumably been hiding for the past 15 years, waiting for Flynn to fulfil his mission.

Flashbacks: Ten years after the blackout, Miles and Bass are in a restaurant reminiscing about their pasts. A rebel force attacks the restaurant, attempting to assassinate them. Bass retaliates by ordering the killing of the would-be assassin, along with his wife and children. This is the key factor that resulted in Nora and Miles defecting from the Monroe Republic.

Revolution Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 03 June 2013.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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