Revolution 1×05 – Soul Train

"I'm gonna have to walk to Philly and kill my best friend."


I’m finding myself being pleasantly surprised by Revolution the last couple of episodes. I didn’t expect the show to reel me in so effectively but Erik Kripke’s brand of human emotion in the midst of a post-apocalyptic world has really grounded the show.

I was particularly impressed by the reveal of Nate turning out to be Jason – Nevil’s son. It’s a genius development that single-handedly makes the former an intriguing character in his own right and not just a disposable love interest for Charlie. I don’t know how I didn’t see it coming with those superb Nevil flashbacks (very Lost like) that did an incredible job of adding layers to one of the show’s most compelling characters.

Now of course, this hour wasn’t perfect. I still don’t know what to make of the train sequence. It was undoubtedly entertaining, but even in this world that they’ve created, it still felt very unbelievable. I don’t think anyone can take Charlie jumping from train to train seriously (unlike Miles for example). In addition, Charlie is still an annoying lead. However, the ending gave us a glimpse of a potentially tougher Charlie so I truly hope that will be the case from now on. She really is bringing down the show with her constant pouting and idealistic whining.

Finally, how awesome was it to see Kim Raver on TV again? I loved her on Grey’s Anatomy the last few years so it’s awesome to see both her and Elizabeth Mitchell again on a weekly basis. The show has really brought a fantastic cast together in its short run.

A highly entertaining episode form a surprisingly enjoyable debut season.

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