Revolution: Can Monroe Be Redeemed?
by Sadie Gennis
To say Monroe ruined Charlie’s life would be an understatement. But according to Revolution star David Lyons, the pair will “really start to find a common ground” this week. Just don’t expect it to be easy.
“I mean, this is the guy who’s been responsible for the death of her father and her brother and the destruction of her life as she knows it,” Lyons tells TVGuide.com. But while Charlie wants nothing more to kill Monroe, the hatred isn’t shared. “He understands completely what Charlie’s perspective is and understands that she wants to kill him and to an extent he probably has a death wish himself… and now [he's going to] fight hard and as well as he can to try and bring her into the fold and make her understand.”
And while Charlie may hate the former general for all he’s done to hurt her personally, she is one of the few people who knows that Monroe isn’t responsible for the nuclear holocaust — something they both feel guilt over failing to prevent. “I think we share some moments together in which they start to talk about their grievances and there’s a reticent mutual understanding that they can possibly come to,” Lyons says.
And with the looming threat of The Patriots, Tracy Spiridakos says Charlie might not have much of a choice when it comes to her allies. “There’s a bigger evil and we all have to figure out if we’re going to be able to put all of our pasts behind to get together and fight for this,” she says.
In addition to teaming up with Charlie, Lyons reveals that Monroe’s anticipated reunion with Miles (Billy Burke) will happen relatively soon. “It’s going to be a bumpy road, as you can expect. And there’s a lot of water under the bridge and the bridge is probably burned as well,” Lyons says. “I think there’s still a lot of love there. You know, that kind of brotherhood bond can’t easily be broken and so it’s reticent. There is a means for them to come together in a mutual space, but it’s going to be tough.”
Hopefully, by finally aligning himself with the good guys, Monroe will be influenced by Miles’ altruism as opposed to trying to lure him back to the dark side. “I think he has a bit of a psychological shift, which means that the prospect of working together might be a little easier than it probably has been in the past,” Lyons says. “Monroe has nothing and when you have nothing, you have nothing to lose and I think that he’s found himself on a journey now that tries to lead him towards some kind of aspect of why he did things and redemption. But it’s going to be a pretty rocky road.”
However, even if Monroe is able to be turn a moral corner, creator Eric Kripke teases that this doesn’t necessarily earn him a happy ending. “He is the continent’s most wanted man and so we play that and we ultimately pay that off. That ultimately the law catches up to him,” Kripke says.
Do you think Monroe can be redeemed?
Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.