Revolution (2013): S02E05 – One Riot, One Ranger


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

In Willoughby, Texas, as Miles and Rachel discuss Ken’s death, Aaron knocks on their door to confront Miles about the situation at the rail road. Aaron says he is pretty sure he caused the men to catch fire, and Rachel thinks it might be the nanotech. Shortly after, Monroe, Charlie and a contingent of Texas Rangers arrive in town. After pointing guns at each other, the Rangers and Patriots lower their weapons. However, the Patriots make efforts to hide their activities from the Rangers. Miles contacts the lead Ranger, Fry, whom he tried to kill when he was in the Monroe army, as he is their best shot at starting a war with the Patriots. Fry demands proof to take back, otherwise Texas will sign a treaty with the Patriots. Charlie and Monroe make contact with Miles and aid him in the capture of the Patriot soldier who was working with Titus. As they prepare to question him at a hidden location, Aaron and Rachel arrive due to a vision Aaron had of the location. As they hide and the Ranger arrives, Miles discovers the soldier committed suicide with a cyanide tooth. Monroe kills Fry in order to frame the Patriots as a way to start the war. In the Savannah Refugee Camp, a wagon is mobbed by desperate people who want to board. Neville speaks with Allenford, who tells him she is being called to D.C. and he is to accompany her as her security force. Along the way, they are ambushed by Patriots, who try to assassinate Allenford. Neville and Allenford escape, although Allenford is wounded. When they stop to rest, Allenford reveals that the wagon was actually taking people to reprogramming centres, the same one where Neville’s son is now. She tells Neville that the Patriots are brainwashing innocent people to become members. She also knows that the Patriots were sent to kill her, in order to silence her for objecting to them. After Neville begins to leave her to die from her wounds, she bargains to take him there if he helps her.

Flashback: Cynthia interviews Aaron about being a teacher, and although he is qualified, she believes Aaron’s unhappiness will upset the children. Later, working as a teacher, he is given a gag gift by Cynthia as her husband walks in. Aaron later runs into her husband sleeping with another woman in a car. After the husband threatens Aaron as he returns to the other woman, Aaron unintentionally sets the car on fire, killing them both, similar to the soldiers in a previous episode. He was not aware that he created the fire until now.

Revolution Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 October 2013.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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