Revolution: Things Only Get Worse for Miles and Aaron
by Sadie Gennis
Miles and Aaron just can’t catch a break!
This week on Revolution, both our heroes’ lives go from bad — being captured by a war tribe, dying — to somehow worse. (Okay, well maybe nothing’s as bad as dying, but Aaron definitely has his fair share of problems.) On a positive note, at least Neville will make some headway in his quest for revenge!
Aaron’s revival comes with costs: After coming back from the dead, Google Boy is in the forefront of Wednesday’s episode. “I think it changes him totally and completely,” Kripke said of the life changing experiencing. But while Aaron is quick to assume nanites were behind his revival, his new girlfriend Cynthia pushes him to explore answers a little more divine.
Whatever the force behind the miracle, when it brought Aaron back, it changed him. (Don’t worry. He’s not hungry for brains or anything like that.) Instead, Aaron will be confronted with a disturbing sight from his past that will make him wonder how else the nanites have affected him. “We explore it emotionally, but we also explore it from a plot standpoint because it becomes this big mystery that our heroes really screwed with reality and The Tower and now they have to sort of reap the consequences of that,” Kripke said.
Miles’ trouble is only beginning: “Some gnarly things happen to him that are going to reduce his capabilities a little bit,” Burke said of Miles’ time in captivity. While we won’t give away what happens to the swashbuckling uncle, we can say that what Miles endures this week will have long-lasting consequences on our hero. Thankfully, he somehow keeps his sarcasm alive even when faced with circumstances that would leave anyone else pale (literally).
The Andover Clan is smarter than it looks: Titus will take the time to share his disturbing backstory with his new captive Miles, revealing he isn’t just some backwoods yahoo. In fact, what Miles originally mistook for a simple war tribe is far more complex. For one, there’s the mysterious red door that no one returns from, which has ties to the bizarre blood tests their captives undergo (a practice which will prove fatal for someone).
So are the Andovers related to Season 2’s other evil, The Patriots? “Not as far as you know,” Burke teases. “We can say that The Patriots are running more of the show than we ever thought and … we see that they’re pulling the strings on a lot of things that are going on.”
Neville will do more bad for the greater good: When Neville said he wanted to rip them apart from the inside, he wasn’t kidding. “He does infiltrate” The Patriots, Esposito tells TVGuide.com. But the former Major won’t just be out for revenge for Julia’s alleged death. “I think now he realizes that there’s a bigger force behind what happened and he’s more interested now in bringing that force to justice.” Of course, in typical Neville fashion, his manner of seeking justice will alienate some and be fatal to others. “In order to realize results at something, there has to be something given up. So I think there will be some lives lost but I think you will find out ultimately what a person’s made of inside,” Esposito said. Unfortunately, Jason (JD Pardo) won’t have such a forgiving view of his father’s “all for the greater good” outlook — at least not at first.
At least one of the paternity mysteries will be dealt with: While Burke said he’s not sure whether or not Miles is Charlie’s father (“I mean, it would be weird at this point, but who knows?”), Monroe’s secret son will definitely factor into Season 2. “He has an epiphany of sorts to what he’s become and what he needs to do in order to try and search for some kind of redemption,” Lyons said. “And I think that a lot of that will stem from the fact that he has a family member, a son, out there and a reason to continue on and try to fight.” Though, Lyons adds he’s unsure whether we’ll actually meet the prodigal son this season or if he’ll exist purely as motivation for now.
Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.