Revolution (2013): S02E01 – Born in the U.S.A.


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

Set six months after the events of Season 1, the episode is broken into three storylines. Miles, Aaron, and Rachel have settled into life in the Texas town of Willoughby. Rachel was brought to the town in emotional shock after the events of the Tower. As hoped, her father, Gene Porter, is still alive and living in the town, and is willing to help Rachel recover. It is confirmed that the nuclear missiles bound for Atlanta and Philadelphia struck their targets, creating widespread devastation and throwing both the Monroe Republic and the Georgia Federation into disarray. Meanwhile, in a refugee camp outside of Savannah, Georgia, Neville and Jason desperately search for Julia, Neville’s wife. They witness the return of the US Government, and a group calling themselves “The Patriots”. One of the Patriots, Secretary Justine Allenford, gives a speech about how the US Government is back to help its people, but Neville becomes suspicious. He believes that the Patriots were behind the nuclear bombings on Atlanta and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Charlie is hunting for Monroe in the Plains Nation, and comes upon him pit fighting in a small town. She tries to assassinate him but misses and witnesses Monroe abducted by two men. The episode concludes with an attack on Willoughby by a warrior clan from the Plains Nation. In the attack, Miles is captured and brought before the tribe’s leader, Titus Andover. Aaron is killed protecting his girlfriend, but unexpectedly opens his eyes in the final moments of the episode.

Flashback: Six months before, Miles, Aaron and Charlie find Gene, Rachel’s dad and Charlie’s grandfather. Rachel is clearly unwell. Two months later, Charlie leaves and says goodbye to Miles.

Revolution Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 September 2013.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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