In a year of fake-out deaths: first Aaron (Zak Orth), then Monroe (David Lyons), it is hard to still believe that our heroes can actually die on REVOLUTION. But evidenced by the deaths of Ben (Tim Guinee), Maggie (Anna Lise Phillips), Danny (Graham Rogers), and Nora (Daniella Alonso) in the first season, people do die.
So in “Austin City Limits,” when Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) was forced to kill Jason (JD Pardo), we felt like our heart had been ripped out. Jason was one of the heroes. He was supposed to be untouchable. He had survived and overcome so much that it seemed doubly cruel that it was his turn to be sacrificed.
Last season may have been about dismantling Monroe’s Republic and turning the power back on; but this season has been all about the Patriots and their devastating plans to conquer the entire country. Their plans have been in place for nearly two decades. The Patriots have been plotting, scheming and strategizing ever since the day the power went out. Getting the power back on (albeit briefly) was just a means to an end for them. They needed the resources to devastate Monroe’s army and anyone else’s that stood in their way in one swoop. Then they sent in their brain-washed soldiers to clean up the remaining areas of resistance.
After seeing how effectively their brain-washing technique worked on Jason and the other cadets, it is terrifying to imagine how many more of such mindless soldiers are out there under the Patriots control and ready to do their bidding. They are the sleeper agents from hell; virtually unstoppable because you cannot see them coming. [Read more...]