Revolution hasn’t hesitated to remind us that everyone has family, so it was only a matter of time before we’d learn about Nora’s family. This episode, called “Ties That Bind,” presented us with what at first looked to be another gotta-protect-my-younger-sibling, gotta-find-my-missing-family-member storyline until things took a left turn.
The promos for this week’s Revolution, called “The Children’s Crusade,” promised us answers about the cause of the blackout. Well, we did get some answers, but nothing too surprising or shocking. And, also probably to no one’s surprise, we didn’t get the full answer – there’s plenty mystery left about why the whole world has been without electrical power for 15 years.
This week Revolution delivered viewers what very well may be the best episode of the series yet. It was an episode that revealed how our characters act under the pressure of impossible choices and featured a series of flashbacks that may be the show’s most heartbreaking and relatable thus far.
The blackout and the years of chaos following it changed many men, Miles Matheson and Tom Neville certainly included. Revolution had begun filling us in on how Miles became a powerful militia leader, and tonight it was Neville’s turn to have his past illuminated.
The promo for this newest episode of Revolution, titled “The Plague Dogs,” teased a character death. Indeed, someone didn’t make it out alive – and this wasn’t a flashback death. It was a real, in-the-present goodbye to one of the characters we’ve gotten to know over the first four episodes of Revolution. But before I get into that, let’s see how we got there.
The latest episode of Revolution supplied us with torturous near-successes to turn a bit of power back on, torturously emotion-charged revelations about a few characters’ pasts and, in the case of Danny and a few rebels, just plain torture.
In the second episode of Revolution’s freshman season, the cross-country quest continues: Charlie, Miles, Maggie and Aaron charge on ahead in search of Danny, and the viewers continue to learn more about this electricity-less world.
The wait is over: After months of promos and steadily building hype, the new event series of Fall 2012 has premiered.
This high-concept show poses a big “What if?” Revolution asks, what if all sources of electrical power ceased working all over the world? And it looks like we’ve got a whole series of mystery-filled television to tell us the story of what that electricity-stripped world looks like.
To Arrested Development, rap music isn’t the answer to America’s ”social problem,” as Malcolm X once put it, but a tool to help fight for black equality. In this densely constructed, somewhat clumsy mid-tempo track, rapper Speech asserts, ”There’s gotta be action if you want satisfaction.” The crew’s delivery on Revolution is too matter-of-fact, but when the singing stops, the swinging begins. B
We dished about pol parties and larger-than-life wigs with the comedian-cumrabble-rouser, whose third concert, ”Revolution” (Unrated, 85 mins., Wellspring), is out on DVD and whose newest nationwide tour, State of Emergency, is in full swing.
What did you think of the Democratic convention?
It reminded me of convenience stores my family used to run. Whenever Korean people get a business, everybody works behind the counter. Democrats are a lot like Koreans: Each has a turn at the podium.
How has your comedy evolved?
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