Revolution airs on NBC, Season 1 just wrapped up, and NBC has ordered a 22 episode Season 2, which will air on Wednesdays at 8PM.
The series takes place in a post-apocalypticdystopian future. All electricity on Earth has been disabled within a single night, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines. Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water and fly-by-wire aircraft fell from the sky and crashed.
People were forced to adapt to a world without electricity over the next fifteen years. Due to the collapse of government and public order, many areas are now ruled by warlords and militias.
The show focuses on the Monroe Republic and it’s power hungry leader Sebastian “Bass” Monroe as well as Miles, Charlie and Rachel Matheson along with Aaron Pittman and several members of Monroe Milita. Randall Flynn, a former DoD officer, is in charge of a place called “The Tower” which has the capability to turn the power back on, and is the only facility left in the world that still has power. Many members of United States Military are guarding The Tower and attempted to block all access to Level 12, which is where the system to turn the power back on is.
In the Season Finale, Charle, Miles, Rachel and Aaron find out that Aaron’s code that he wrote during his time at MIT was sold by the school to the DoD and they are using it to operate The Tower, because of this, Aaron is the only one that knows the backdoor entry into his operating system and they succeed in turning the power back on, although Randall Flynn drops a bomb shell (literally) when he gets into a locked rook and launches ICBM’s on Atlanta and Philly, the two strongest colonies with military. Randall tells them that “a house divided will never stand” and that he’s “a patriot” and then kills himself. During all of this Monroe Militia is attempting to blow up the door between them and Charlie, Miles, Rachel and Aaron, to prevent them from turning on the power.
In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the President of The United States was in hiding, as the power comes on an assistant to the President walks in and says, “Sir, Randall Flynn has done it. It’s time to go home Mr. President”
This leads us to Season 2.
With two of the strongest colonies presumably destroyed, the Monroe republic is still intact but under the power of Major Tom Neville, who is also power hungry like Monroe was, and will likely grow in numbers and fight against the now returning U.S.A.
Something that would be interesting to see in Season 2, is how well the return of the U.S.A. goes, people have been without clear leadership for fifteen years, and when the President returns to power, who is going to protect him? there are millions of people and only a single leader, and a lot of people with weapons and bombs. The entire world was without power, it will be interesting to see how the world comes back together from scratch. New leaders will be born and the world will be a completely different place.
Season 2 will start presumably in September with all the other shows, unless NBC changes it mind. When Season 1 was ordered they originally ordered 22 episodes but chopped it down to 20. The show started out strong with 11 million people watching the Pilot episode, it’s averaged around 7-8 Million viewers since, dropping down to 5 and 6 Million on a few episodes. The show itself does have good potential, which is why I think NBC placed it on Wednesday at 8PM, airing it a little earlier might entice some new viewers.
Let’s hope NBC doesn’t screw this up. 🙂
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