After almost four months without new episodes, we’re less than a week away from the return of NBC’s post-blackout series Revolution. To mark the occasion, the network has released the fourth installment in their live-action prequel webseries Enemies of the State.
Episode number four poses more questions than it answers. After digging into Miles’ (Billy Burke) attempted assassination of Monroe (David Lyons), Captain Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) thinks the rebels are all crazy. After talking to his boss, though, he’s not so sure. Maybe Monroe is trying to turn the power back on after all. And if that’s true, maybe the accusations that he’s become power mad aren’t far off either.
When he pokes his nose where it doesn’t belong he finds, well, we’re not sure what he finds. This chapter ends with his discovery of a woman in a holding cell. The easy assumption is that this is Rachel Matheson (Elizabeth Mitchell), but we’re left hanging, and we’ll have to wait and see how this scenario shakes out.
To be honest, I’ll be a little bit sad when we go back to episodes that are primarily focused on Charlie and Danny Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos and Graham Rogers). They’re bland, one-dimensional, and boring as crap. I’d much rather spend time with Esposito’s Captain Neville. He’s by far the most intriguing character on the show, and it’s been nice to get little glimpses into his background. Hopefully he’ll get more screen time when the freshman drama returns.
It will, however, be nice to get back to full-length episodes. Enemies of the State and the animated Wheatley’s Letters webseries were a good way for NBC to keep the show in the public eye, but in reality they’ve been little more than a tease.