It appears Revolution is continuing to head down a downward spiral. This episode was by far the weakest. And it's difficult not to compare the storytelling to Lost, since they're both J.J. Abrams' show. But each episode is a focus on one character's past, how it connects with the present but in the end actually just leaves more questions to the overall question of why the power and out.
Revolution, starring Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos and Zak Orth, airs on NBC Mondays at 10pm.
This show is like a video game, and Charlie, Miles, Aaron and Nora are the players trying to get to the end of the level. Along their path, they have obstacles thrown their way that they have to take care of. Not everyone will make it to the end alive.
With that in mind, Charlie and Co. have stolen a horse-drawn carriage, I mean wagon from the Monroe Militia because they have to get Nora, who got stabbed the last time we saw her, some help. During their adventure they come across an area that's owned by Drexel, a militia member who deals heroin and is none too happy to see old pal Miles. No clue how heroin is made 15 years after the blackout -- because I'm sure there's some chemical component involved that I assume would require some electricity.
A Mission to Die
Nora can be helped here through a blood transfusion through Miles. When she gets better, Miles wants to leave, but Drexel is making it difficult since saving Nora comes with a price. And it involves Charlie.
She is to go to a family's house, a family that keeps interfering with his heroine-making process and kill the dad. But it's pretty much a trap -- even if she succeeds, the rest of the family will kill her. Charlie goes off, and then Miles later goes after her unnoticed, which you know isn't going to end well.
Meanwhile, Drexel is pissed Miles had left and wants Aaron and Nora to shoot each other. It doesn't matter if they don't because he'll just shoot them. Aaron tells Nora to kill him because he's useless. When she doesn't, he turns the gun on himself and shoots himself! What? Are you freaking kidding me?
But then moments later, Aaron gets up and kills Drexel. I can't handle this scene because it's so incredibly bad. It turns out Aaron had a flask in his chest, so that saved him from dying.
Then, after he just killed their leader, the rest of Drexel's men just let them go. Why?! Makes no sense.
The Great Escape
At the house, Charlie finds out the man was a police officer before the blackout. And he hates Drexel because one of his daughters got addicted to heroin and then Drexel ended up killing her.
Charlie's able to overpower the man -- let's not forget he used to be a COP -- and is just about to kill him when Miles comes in, saves the day and gets them out of there.