It feels like NBC’s futuristic adventure, Revolution, was here for a short time, then disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived. Despite solid ratings, it took the network a while to place an order for a full season’s worth of episodes, and while Revolution is coming back, it won’t be for a while yet. We won’t get to hang out with the Matheson clan again until March 25th, after a four-month hiatus, but for now we have this new preview of the second half of the season to help us remember the show.
The first minute or so of this video should help you remember what went down during the first part of the season. There was a worldwide blackout, brutal militias rule the post-apocalyptic landscape, but there may be a way to turn the lights back on. Too bad that technology is now in the hands of the Monroe Militia (AKA the bad guys), who intend to use this new ability to wreak havoc on all of their enemies.
That’s where the new material comes in. From the looks of this preview, part two of the season will focus a little more on the revolution aspect of Revolution. We’ve met small pockets of resistance fighters before, but now that things are getting much more dire, Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Aaron (Zac Orth), and company will have to take a more active role in the uprising.
There was fighting in the first portion of the season, but the upcoming episodes feature a larger-scale kind of combat. It also looks like there is some simmering romance; some inter-family issues, especially between Captain Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and his son, Nate (J.D. Pardo); and helicopters. Lots of helicopters.
Revolution isn’t the greatest new show on television, but there was always enough to keep you interested, and over the course of the first 10 episodes, it kept getting better and better. Depending on where the showrunners take it, there is a ton of potential for Revolution to becomes something special.