Revolution — No Quarter (S1E03)
We learn a lot about Miles in this episode. He was the co-founder of Monroe’s Militia and is still considered a general of the army. We don’t find out how or why he left their ranks, but we see that he was the one who started the policing after the blackout, not Monroe himself. Eight weeks after the blackout, Miles and Bass abandoned the army, realizing that their efforts were futile. Six months after the blackout, Bass and Miles are still making a long trek and they continuously find dead bodies. They don’t understand how things deteriorated quite so quickly, even though people were desperate and starving, they shouldn’t resort to violence. Because no one is keeping the peace, Miles decides that he has to do it. When he sees man getting beat up, he pulls his gun on the large man and against Bass’s wishes executes him. The man that was getting beat up was Jeremy, a future CO of Monroe’s Republic. It’s amazing that Bass was so against trying to enforce order, but turns into the head of the strongest army in the country.
When Charlie, Miles, and Nora arrive at the Rebel camp, they are instantly bombarded with the sight of dozens of wounded people, some of them very young. Charlie decides on the spot that she has to help them, and immediately goes to the aid of the medic. She nearly goes into shock when the kid she’s helping dies. This gentle side of her might seem like a good quality, but in reality it will probably get her killed. Rather than returning to her quest to save Danny, Charlie insists that they stay and help the rebels get moving.
Jeremy had captured one of the rebels during the raid (the one that nearly everyone got wounded during), he tortures him with a game of Russian Roulette until he coughs up the location of the rebel base. And just as the rebels are about to move camp, Jeremy and his troops begin to fire on them. Albert, one of the rebels, takes the sniper and cuts down dozens of Jeremy’s men. The militiamen keep coming one at a time, Jeremy knows that Albert will run out of bullets eventually, and he cares so little for his men anyway. Jeremy’s men are fighting in a style very similar to that of the Civil War, two lines of men alternating between shooting and loading their muskets. This just shows that chaos was bound to ensue from the loss of order.
When the tunnel that the rebels were building to get out safely collapses, Charlie insists that they ought to fight the rebels. Her dad had always ran or submitted to them and he was a coward. This hits a nerve in Miles, he yells at her “Don’t ever disrespect your father!” This could be meant as “don’t speak ill of the dead,” “you have no idea what you’re dealing with,” or regret that he hadn’t spent the end with Ben. This is quickly followed by Jeremy barging in with a sword in hand. Once Miles manages to wrestle him to the ground and ties him up, Jeremy spills Miles deep, dark secret. But his prior indiscretions shouldn’t stop the rebels from trying to stay alive. So he trades his own life for the rebel cause. Nora and Charlie somehow concocted a plan in very little time to kill some of his men and save Miles’ life. Miles won’t explain to Charlie the situation he came from, but he is angry that she doesn’t understand. All he will tell her is that he didn’t care about the rebels’ lives.
Danny is being harassed by the best friend of the man he killed. At first he just drops his cup of water, but when Neville isn’t around, he comes back to beat on him. When the soldier (Michael Mosley, #1/Drew from Scrubs) comes back to abuse Danny again, he fakes an asthma attack to get the man near him and strangles him with his handcuff chain. Somehow Danny went from being incredibly whiny to outsmarting and outmaneuvering the soldier. This seems a bit unlikely to me. I can’t see the reality behind Danny’s character.
Aaron and Maggie make some huge progress in discovering the truth behind electricity. When they get to Grace’s house, it is completely abandoned. But Aaron recognizes the pieces of technology scattered throughout her room, she was trying to build a computer. He thinks that if they can get any sort of information about the power, it’s worth any risk, Maggie is much more hesitant. The only thing that they want is power, though, so she acquiesces to his request and stays. When Aaron is about to give up, the device he received from Ben lit up and buzzed. The CD player begins to play music and Maggie manages to turn on her iPhone and finally catch a glimpse of her children. The power shuts back down abruptly, but they discovered one of the most important secrets: the power can still turn on.
One thing that keeps popping up is current pop culture references. Everything they mentioned happened at least 15 years ago, so why do they keep bringing them up? I’m not sure if they’re trying to hold onto the past with electricity or what. But it seems unnecessary and unlikely that they would keep bringing up references to current and past movies and television.
Posted on October 9, 2012, in Revolution, SciFi, Fantasy, & Horror and tagged #1, aaron, bass, blackout, charlie, danny, electricity, iphone, maggie, miles, militia, monroe, naive, nicholas, no quarter, nora, peanuts, pop culture, power, revolution, s1e03, science fiction, scifi, scrubs, shawshank, sniper, sword. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.