Monday, July 22, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Nice! The Hollywood Walk of Fame committee announced its 2014 honorees in a ceremony today featuring Jennifer Lopez, who received a star. The latest group of entertainers whose names will grace Hollywood Boulevard includes Giancarlo Esposito and Tavis Smiley for their achievements in television, as well as a posthumous honor for Tupac Shakur in recording.
Legendary songwriting/producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland were also honored in music. Of note, there were no black honorees in film.
Rounding out the honorees to receive stars in 2014 are Orlando Bloom, Ray Dolby, Sally Field, Jack Harris, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, Paul Mazursky and Tom Sherak for film; Dabney Coleman, Kaley Cuoco, Claire Danes, Deidre Hall, Cheryl Hines, Don Mischer, and Phil Hartman (posthumous) for TV, and Katy Perry and Rick Springfield in music.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
NBC's Revolution is expanding its ranks for season two.
The Royal Pains alum Patrick Heusinger has been tapped for a recurring guest star role on the returning drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The actor will play Adam, a 30-something, physically fit handsome/roguish man who's cool, has a good sense of humor and lives life to its fullest.
Also, Revolution is bringing the romance in Season 2, signing Jessica Collins for a four-episode arc as mysterious new addition Cynthia. Revolution' showrunner Eric Kripke has this to say about the character: "Cynthia is a beautiful young woman of deep faith, whose winning humor and blazing intelligence capture the heart of one of 'Revolution's' leading characters." While that could mean anyone from Miles (presumably still grieving Nora and wrestling with his feelings for Rachel) to Neville (still married) to Monroe (single, but psycho), we're wondering if maybe it's Aaron's turn for a little romantic distraction? Unless he's destined to reunite with his wife?
Heusinger most recently co-starred on Fox's failed drama pilot Boomerang as the son of Felicity Huffman. His credits also include Gossip Girl, Black Swan and NBC's busted pilot Beautiful People. Collins was a regular on AMC's "Rubicon" and ABC's "The Nine," which both lasted just a single season. She also had a supporting role in the Oscar nominated hit drama "Zero Dark Thirty."
Sources: Zap2it | Hollywood Reporter
NBC announced their Comic-Con panels of this year, and Revolution is there!
The Season 1 finale of Revolution found our heroes at The Tower and the switch to turn the lights back on-but the mystery of the blackout is just the beginning. Fans will be treated to an exclusive video presentation, followed by a special Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Warner Bros. Television, the second season of Revolution premieres this fall in its new Wednesday 8/7c time period on NBC.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Because NBC opted to put the program on hiatus for several months in order to air it after new episodes of The Voice, it ended up feeling like we got an extended season of the series filled with betrayals, fights, and several deaths. Revolution doesn’t cut back in terms of action, and it should be nice to revisit the episodes since some of them aired quite far apart—especially since we now know NBC’s drama will officially be returning to the schedule for a second season.
Additionally, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is promising over 90 minutes of bonus features with the set. Blu-ray and DVD sets will come with most of the same features, including the webisodes NBC produced to keep interest in the series strong during its hiatus. If you are looking for interviews with the cast and crew, the Blu-ray may be a better option, since footage from the Paley Fest panel will be available. You can pre-order the set over at Amazon or check out the extras, below.
Revolution DVD Special Features
- An In-depth Look at the Revolution Pilot – Featurette
- Creating a Revolution - Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- NBC.com Webisodes
- Gag Reel
Revolution Blu-ray Special Features
- All of the Blu-ray Extras
- Revolution Cast & Creative Team at the 2013 Paley Festival
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Revolution Season Finale, Episode 1x20, "The Dark Tower", scored 2.0 in the 18-49 demographics and 6.28 million viewers, 3% less than last week.
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 20 "The Dark Tower"
Episode Reviewby SpoilerTV
This week’s season finale of Revolution, “The Dark Tower,” was directed by Charles Beeson. I have to admit, I either missed it, or there was no screen credit for a writer for the episode, but it sure felt like an Eric Kripke penned finale (FYI? The story was by Kripke with Paul Grellong getting a co-writing credit for the teleplay). We begin with a classic rock montage from the season – just as every Supernatural (Kripke’s previous show) finale does. The overlay of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” helped to drive that theme home for the audience. The song was for a time a bit of an anthem on Supernatural. The song’s basic premise and melancholy tone suit Revolution, especially this episode. This episode tied up a lot of season one and opened a lot of doors going into season two.
I want to first comment on some truly powerful performances in this episode. Billy Burke delivered his best performance to date on the series. David Lyons and Giancarlo Esposito have been impressive all season, so it would be easy to simply take their performances for granted, except that’s impossible. Tracy Spiridakos and Daniella Alonso are likewise magnificent in the episode, delivering a season’s best for Spiridakos, and sadly, a series best for Alonso. Finally, Colm Feore also delivers a series best though he has little screen time, and Zac Orth once again makes Aaron the character you most want to bring home with you. It’s simply staggering to realize that I’ve named almost the entire cast here. And that’s not to negate the other performances, these simply deserved a special mention.
For me, this was an action-packed episode that still managed to hit some satisfying emotional climaxes. The theme of family was carried throughout the episode. Both Jason (JD Pardo) and Charlie (Spiridakos) find their parents wanting. Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) being driven by revenge for Danny even when her living daughter begs her to stop, shows how destructive revenge can be. I felt this nicely paralleled the similar storyline in Supernatural when John sacrifices his relationship with his living sons in order to devote his entire life to exacting revenge for his wife’s death. It’s also a great scene for Spiridakos, in which Charlie really does come into her own.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 19 "Children of Men"
Monday, May 27, 2013
Review of Episode 19: "Children of Men"by SpoilerTV
This week’s episode of Revolution, “Children of Men,” was written by David Rambo and Jim Barnes and directed by Frederick E. O. Toye. This is the second last episode of the season and things are starting to build to a climax. This episode featured some great lines and action sequences. We also see the world of Revolution expand a bit more through the introduction of some new characters.
This episode felt a bit stronger than some of the recent episodes and had a few really great moments for me. Miles’ (Billy Burke) declaration that it was “Just another Monday” is a typical Kripke shout out to the fact that the show airs on Mondays. My favorite exchange of dialogue was Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) calling Aaron (Zak Orth) “Chubs” and Aaron responding by calling Neville a “Dick.” The blood explosions in the fight in the Tower are a Kripke signature. I also loved the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi shout out as Aaron and company are trying to break into the Tower under a hail of enemy fire. Watching Dr Warren’s book burn, which is also reflected in Aaron’s glasses is a wonderful visual echo of Grace’s (Maria Howell) revelation that turning the power on could result in setting the world on fire and a powerful image to end the episode wit.
Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) once again fails to kill Monroe (David Lyons). The scene with her pulling the pin on the grenade and then letting the soldier wrestle it away from her was bordering on the ridiculous. The show redeemed itself somewhat through Monroe’s insight that she didn’t really want to commit suicide even if she did want him dead. This does make sense. Rachel is a fighter – she’s been fighting for her kids since Danny was born after all. I’ll admit to rolling my eyes when Monroe started confessing to Rachel that he’d just learned he had a son, so now he understood her anger over Danny’s death. Mitchell does a credible job conveying Rachel’s reluctant sympathy for him. In fact, both Mitchell and Lyons deliver powerful performances in the scene. The flashback to Rachel and Ben (Tim Guinee) after the blackout and the parallel of Monroe’s and Rachel’s comments on needing redemption for the blood on their hands – especially from their children is very effective. We see Rachel at her weakest in the flashback and Ben using the children to give her strength – the very thing she is continuing to draw strength from. It’s hard to believe, however, that after years of ruthlessness, Monroe is suddenly going to have a change of heart and overcome his paranoia for a son he’s never seen. Rachel puts Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) ahead of Miles (Billy Burke) when she gives Monroe the gun and trusts him to help save Charlie. He does save Charlie even if Rachel immediately gets Charlie and Aaron captured.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
With Revolution moving to Austin, Texas to film its second season, a small, close-knit group of extras that were cast to play militia members in Wilmington are reflecting on the times they spent on the show.
According to one of the militia members, David Pascua, the group has been dubbed 'Sgt. Sam's Militia of Background Artists', named for the production assistant in charge of the group, Samantha Marie Clark.
The group started working together on Episode 3.
Pascua said they filmed scenes at the former Sticky Fingers restaurant in Wilmington and Smith Creek Bridge in Castle Hayne.
"Over the five days of filming, a camaraderie was established and many us became friends," Pascua explained in an email to our Ashlea Kosikowski. "During that time, the weather was not only hot and humid, but basically unforgiving."
The group soon became brothers-in-arms, carpooling to the set or to auditions, helping eachother and hanging out when not working.
On Monday nights, the militia members gather at The Cellar in downtown Wilmington to watch Revolution together. Revolution stars Billy Burke and David Lyons have even stopped by to watch an episode or two with the group.
With two episodes left in the season, the group is preparing to say goodbye to seeing themselves on the show and to celebrate their time together.
They plan to meet for the final episode of the season at The Cellar on Monday, June 3rd at 10:00 p.m.
"We just want to celebrate our time as extras on Revolution and give the show, the production staff and actors a great big farewell sendoff to Texas," said Pascua.
While the group continues to work on other film and TV productions in and around Wilmington, Pascua said they will miss working on Revolution.
Giancarlo Esposito confirmed in a text message to our Frances Weller on Friday night that NBC is moving the hit series to Texas.
Councilman Kevin O'Grady said it seems the story line was moving them away from the Port City.
"They had always made allusions to Texas in the show, and I was thinking if they go to Texas, that it would be hard to imagine Texas here," he said. "We don't have that dry, arroyo type location. So, it's not a complete shock. We have lots of film work and other shows here now and there will be more coming."
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Episode Review: 1x18 "Clue"by SpoilerTV
This week’s episode of Revolution, “Clue,” was written by Paul Grellong and Oanh Ly and directed by Helen Shaver. It’s one of the few episodes that hasn’t featured flashbacks. The core storyline was a nice murder mystery a la Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians – hence the importance of clues.
I thought the murder mystery was well done. Admittedly, I’m busy taking notes as I watch, but it really didn’t seem obvious to me. There were clues that could have implicated any of them. Jim (Malik Yoba) doesn’t really tip his hand even when Miles (Billy Burke) tells him to go to his wife. I’d have to go back to see if we have any indication that Jim was involved in the drone attack at the time. Of course, one of the failings of the show for me has been the lack of time we actually get to know the characters. The flashbacks for the main characters do help with that, but there have been numerous peripheral characters, like Jim and Jeremy (Mark Pellegrino) among others, who I would have liked to know a lot more about. It’s difficult to be able to really gauge some of the characters’ actions.
It was fantastic to see Daniella Alonso (Nora) really get to show off what she can do in this episode. Her portrayal of a soldier beaten, tortured, and drugged past her limits was fantastic. Nora was a great tribute to soldiers of any gender and her surrender was of a soldier who has finally passed the final limits – it didn’t make her less brave or weak. I also really liked the Raiders of the Lost Ark shout out when Monroe (David Lyons) sends her the white dress and then asks her to dinner. Unlike Marion Ravenwood, Nora has given up drinking, however. I’m really enjoying most of the women characters, but especially Nora. She returns and instead of resenting Miles for not finding her, she is filled with guilt for having broken and revealed their secrets. Yet, she isn’t paralyzed by the guilt, she’s simply eager to help make up for it. The scene in which she gets free and takes out one of the guards was a terrific fight scene for her. Having the drugs still in her system makes for another level of uncertainty in figuring out who the guilty party is, but it is stupid of Miles to let Nora go (and for Nora to want to go as she is really endangering the whole party by not being 100%).
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 17 "The Longest Day"
Revolution Reviewby SpoilerTV
This week’s episode of Revolution, “The Longest Day,” was written by Anne Cofell Saunders and directed by Steve Boyum. Saunders and Boyum last collaborated on the mid-season return episode, “The Stand.” Interestingly, this episode sees the return of the device Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) removed from Danny (Graham Rogers) in that episode. This episode also features a significant firefight and the death of another moderately important character. Boyum does his usual outstanding job of helping his actors deliver emotional and nuanced performances. I did find that the characterizations felt uneven, however.
Nora (Daniella Alonso) wakes up after sleeping with Miles (Billy Burke), which she’s been trying to do for several episodes, only to be full of regret suddenly. She tells him she sees no future for them other than watching each other die and having made the connection with each other, this will only make the death that much harder. This doesn’t seem particularly consistent with Nora’s character up until this point. It’s possible to explain her seeming change of heart based on how the war is wearing her down, but we’ve seen no evidence of it. Her leading the militia away from Miles to allow him to look for Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) feels like a suicide run – if I die first, I don’t have to watch you die. It was nice to see Alonso actually get something to do for a change.
As the episode begins, Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) confronts Jason (JD Pardo) about leaving him for the Militia in the last episode. Jason refuses to answer so, Neville tells Jason to shoot him. Pardo and Esposito have some great scenes together in this episode. Jason trying to sacrifice himself so that Nora, Miles, and Tom can save Charlie is a great scene for Pardo, but Esposito once again has one of the most powerful scenes of the episode when he tells Jason that even the most evil person has a line they won’t cross, and his line is letting his only son die. Once again, even though we are supposed to hate Tom, you can’t help but feel sympathy for him and what he’s had to become to survive. He is clearly not the coward he was in the flashbacks to just before the blackout when in the present, he takes a bullet for Jason and barely flinches.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
During my freshman year at MIT, most of the guys in my dorm would stay up insanely late trying to think up an idea that would change the world. Unfortunately, this pursuit usually just turned into betting someone to do something stupid. Case in point, I remember one night I bet my friend Gary 50 bucks that he couldn't down three flaming vodka shots in under a minute. He gladly accepted the challenge and we set them ablaze. However, as we were stupid college freshmen, we didn't know that you have to blow out the flame before drinking and sadly, Gary didn't realize this until it was too late. Terrified, he spit the vodka out - momentarily resembling a screaming dragon - and lit the common room ping-pong table on fire. Luckily, someone else grabbed a fire extinguisher while I hid in the corner laughing, fairly certain I had just witnessed the best fire story of my life.
I was wrong. Yesterday, I saw two men spontaneously combust in front of me. Apparently the nanites that are constantly absorbing the flow of electricity are also able to expel it on command, turning our would-be rapists into Kentucky-fried Militia. Sorry, Gary. Dr. Warren wins. But what has really boggled my mind since witnessing this event is - the Blackout is potentially the LEAST amazing thing these little machines can do.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 16 "The Love Boat"
Revolution "The Love Boat" Reviewby SpoilerTV
Tonight’s episode of Revolution, “The Love Boat,” written by Melissa Glenn and directed by Charles Beeson, features a classic seventies throw back title from Kripke to the classic television show about a cruise ship that brought couples together. While the episode only brought one couple together in that way – Miles (Billy Burke) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) – love did figure prominently in the plot. I thought tonight’s episode was the strongest one we’ve had in a few episodes, but I also found myself wondering if the pacing has felt a little off because the story arc of the series is a bit skewed from most other television series which are in their final weeks of their seasons. Revolution has four more episodes compared to only one or two, so those series are coming to a climax in their major story arcs while Revolution is just beginning to ramp up to the end.
Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) reports to the headquarters of the Rebel-Georgia alliance, and Miles is less than happy to see him. In fact, nobody is happy to see him, not even his own son, and Nora and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) join Miles in wanting to kill Neville. Esposito is his usual joy to watch as Neville faces off with each of the rebels. Neville is completely full of himself when he arrives in Miles’ office, but by the end of the episode, in a nicely mirrored scene, Miles has the upper hand again, and he tells Neville that Foster is more interested in wins than Neville’s hurt pride. Of course, nothing is going to make Neville more dangerous than depriving him of his pride.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A few months ago, when Charlie was first setting out to get Danny back, I stood in my house, hyperventilating, holding the damned pendant that Ben handed me before he died - and in that moment, if there was any way out for me, I would have taken it. I'd spent years after the Blackout in the wild, fighting just to eat. I'd lost everything to it, even Priscilla. And the truth was, I was scared of what was out there. I wish someone else could have taken the burden from me... but they couldn't. Because I owed Danny too much to stay behind, even if it meant ending up bloody in a ditch halfway to Philadelphia. His parents brought me in from the cold, but it was Danny and Charlie that showed me there was still something worth a damn in the world.
When I first met Danny, he was this scrawny, asthmatic kid who could barely keep up with his big sister. I couldn't help but see myself in him. And there weren't many people like me left. Danny and Charlie, they had something that nobody has anymore - innocence. Ben and Rachel shielded them from the worst of things. Let them be normal kids, most of the time. I'm not saying they didn't have to learn to field dress a deer when they should have been watching "Bambi," but to them, the world outside their cul-de-sac was still, somehow, a beautiful place. Because it was full of possibility and things they'd never seen or even heard of - these kids had no memories of movies, or planes, or even of riding in cars. To see the look on their faces whenever they saw some new artifact from before the Blackout, the sheer wonder... it let me see the world that way again, too.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Revolution packed two major twists into Monday's episode — including the discovery that one of our favorites is a father! Read on to discover the proud papa's identity.
[Warning: Major spoilers ahead!]
Love stinks, part 1Tired of waiting for Miles to surface on his own, Monroe hatches a scheme to bring his former bestie right to him: hold his ex-fiancé hostage! Sucks to have dated a Matheson, amiright? (Rachel, you know what I'm talking about!) Of course, Monroe isn't one to do anything halfway, so instead of just threatening Emma's life, he goes after their entire hometown. No one can ever say Monroe doesn't give 100%.
Family feudMan, Charlie is really killing it recently. When Miles came in for a little uncle-niece bonding, my new favorite bada-- basically told him to cut the crap unless he wanted to own up to swapping spit with her mom. And thank god she did, because we need some answers around here! Unfortunately, Miles isn't exactly one to open up about his feelings, so we'll have to wait a bit longer to find out what that's all about. But at least Charlie is starting to become the voice of the audience she was always meant to be.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Revolution Episode 1x15, "Home", scored 2.0 in the 18-49 demographics and 5.80 million viewers. Remember that NBC has renewed Revolution for a second season!
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 14 "Home"
Episode 1x15 Review: "Home"by SpoilerTV
Tonight’s episode of Revolution, “Home,” was written by David Rambo and directed by Jon Cassar. Rambo also wrote the episode “Sex and Drugs” which featured flashbacks of Aaron (Zac Orth) and his wife Priscilla (Maureen Sebastian) who are reunited in this episode. In fact, the episode revolves around several romantically entangled reunions. The episode, while called “Home,” actually proves the old saying that you can’t go home again.
As the episode opens, it’s clear that the war is taking its toll on both Miles (Billy Burke) and Monroe (David Lyons). Miles is clearly weary and disturbed by returning to the battlefield, and Monroe is increasingly paranoid and obsessed with killing Miles. Neither are relishing being "home" on the battlefield. It was nice to see Mark Pellegrino back as Jeremy Baker who seems to be Monroe’s new second in command. Pellegrino delivers his usual great performance. Baker, who has likely known Miles and Monroe the longest as they rescued him on the road as seen in the flashbacks in “No Quarter,” seems to know how to handle the increasingly volatile Monroe. Baker keeps an easy smile and makes his suggestions clearly suggestions so as not to set Monroe off.
Meanwhile, Miles is dealing with his own staff problems in the form of Captain Dixon (Joe Knezevich) who is the liaison for the Georgia troops. Neither Miles nor Hudson (Malik Yoba) like Dixon. Their instincts are justified by the end of the episode when he disobeys Miles’ direct order and shoots Emma (Annie Wersching) hoping to kill Monroe. Miles then kills Dixon, nicely setting us up for the return of Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) as President Foster’s (Leslie Hope) new liaison. And I can’t wait to see Miles’ face when Neville shows up to join the team!!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Episode 1x16 - The Love Boat
"THE LOVE BOAT"
05/06/2013 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : MILES REMAINS WARY AS NEVILLE CLAIMS TO BE ON HIS SIDE AND THE GANG MAKES A DARING RESCUE, WHILE RACHEL AND AARON FACE THE MILITIA – Miles (Billy Burke) and Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) find themselves fighting for the same cause but Miles still doesn’t trust him. And Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Jason (JD Pardo) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of Dr. Stephen Camp (Timothy Busfield) to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of Monroe (David Lyons). Meanwhile Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) are captured and threatened by Militia forces.
Also starring, Colm Feore and Tom Nowicki
Episode 1x17 - The Longest Day
"THE LONGEST DAY"
05/13/2013 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : AS ACTION HEIGHTENS, SO DOES ROMANCE AMONG THE CORE REBELS-Romantic connections heat up between two couples -- Miles (Billy Burke) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Jason (JD Pardo) -- but disastrous drone strikes from the Militia threaten them all. An assassination attempt on Monroe (David Lyons) heightens his paranoia and Georgia Federation President Foster (guest star Leslie Hope) contemplates surrender. Meanwhile, Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) push through the Plains Nation into Colorado.
Also starting Giancarlo Esposito, Mark Pellegrino
All the shows — including Parenthood — received 22-episode orders.
“On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we’re pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season line-up,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “We’re proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out. These complex shows represent a broad range of genres and tones, and all of them stand out for us in a television landscape now filled with one-hour series. We’re especially pleased to be renewing Revolution and Chicago Fire — two first-season successes — and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.”
Awesome news guy! Congratulations to the cast and crew of Rvolution for an amazing show! =)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 14 "The Night the Lights went out in Georgia"
Review Episode 1x14by SpoilerTV
This week’s episode of Revolution, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” was originally supposed to air last week, but due to the Boston Marathon bombings, it was quickly pulled from the schedule and delayed until this week. Given the scenes of terrified citizens fleeing from a potential terrorist attack, I applaud the people who made the decision. It’s pointed out several times that the bomber wants to try for the “maximum innocent casualties.” Even a week later, those scenes very much resonated with me, and I’m sure with many watching.
The episode was written by Paul Grellong and directed by Nick Copus. Grellong again delivers an action packed episode and flashbacks that help to flesh out Miles’ back story this time. Copus is new to Revolution but has turned in episodes of both Arrow and Supernatural this year. He brings a great sense of timing and delivers some really emotional scenes and some great action sequences. I particularly liked the fight sequence in tight quarters between Miles (Billy Burke) and Alec (Dayo Okeniyi).
The episode begins with Monroe (David Lyons) learning that the Nevilles have snuck out of town and that their son has been seen alive. Monroe is clearly becoming paranoid and kills the Captain who bears the bad news to him because he was Neville's aide. Monroe also looks to be finding solace in alcohol. I hope that this is not the beginning of the end for Monroe as I’ve very much enjoyed Lyons. I’m still hoping they’ve got more for him to do other than simply unraveling and that we’ll see him reunited with Miles (Billy Burke) in flashbacks and in ‘present’ day.
Burke gives a wonderful performance in the episode as Miles is faced with one of the people he betrayed – a young soldier whom he mentored and considered a son. Miles trained Alec and gave Alec the knife his grandfather gave to his father who gave it to him. In flashback, we see that Miles had to sacrifice Alec to prevent a war. Alec botched an assassination attempt, and therefore, Miles has to give them Alec to placate them. Alec feels betrayed as he expected Miles to protect him. Ultimately, Alec feels even more betrayed because when he finally did return to the Republic, Miles had left, making Alec feel like his sacrifice had been for nothing. Ironically, it is Miles’ family knife with which he once again must sacrifice Alec for the greater good – to stop the detonating of the nuclear device.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
NBC won't be airing tonight's scheduled episode of Revolution to emit a special coverage of Boston bombing tragedy. From "Revolution Is On" we send our thoughts and prayers to the victims of the tragedy, and if you live in Boston we hope you and your loved ones are ok and out of danger.
Brian Williams will anchor a special @nbcnightlynews tonight at 10pm. The #Revolution family sends thoughts + support to the city of Boston.
— Revolution (@NBCRevolution) April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 13 "The Song Remains the Same"
Review by TVLineMonday’s Revolution finally revealed what caused the power to go out 15 years ago, and the answer is: Tiny, tiny, tiny computers?
Rachel shows Aaron a sketch of a design involving a very small circular object with extending arms. Each one is the size of a virus, and they’re everywhere, even in the air they’re breathing at that moment. There’s a couple hundred quadrillion of these things floating around out there with two programmed commands: To absorb electricity and to replicate. One day, something went wrong in the tower and they started reproducing out of control.
And there you have it.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
04/22/2013 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : MILES AND MONROE FACE OFF WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES WHILE RACHEL AND AARON ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES IN QUEST TO REACH THE TOWER- When the past catches up with Miles (Billy Burke) and Monroe (David Lyons) in the form of mutual heartthrob, Emma (Annie Wersching) all hell breaks loose for them physically and emotionally. Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) are the ones who rescue Miles this time. Meanwhile Aaron’s (Zak Orth) life is turned inside out while accompanying Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) on her tenacious trek to the mysterious Tower where she plans to restore the power.
Also starring Giancarlo Esposito, Leslie Hope, Malik Yoba, Mark Pellegrino and Maureen Sebastian.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) faces danger and hard choices as Monroe (David Lyons) doubts his loyalty.
In the wake of Danny’s death, Hollywood.com caught up with the cast and executive producers of Revolution this past weekend at WonderCon to learn all about what’s in store for our grief-stricken rebels and to find out if Danny is really gone for good.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Last week's Revolution saw Jason finally take a stand against his father and do the right thing. But does that mean he's a rebel now that he's abandoned the militia? The war is only just getting started, and while Jason might not believe in the slaughter of innocent families, it's unlikely that he supports killing his own family either. So can Jason be trusted?
"His intensions are good, but is he gonna screw you over again? Who knows?" JD Pardo, who plays the former soldier, tells TVGuide.com. "But I believe that what Charlie brings out of Jason is a different side. She forces him to see things from her perspective and it doesn't match up with what he's being told, so there's a struggle ahead."
Even if Jason does decide to take up arms against his father, he still needs to convince Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) before he can join her Scooby Gang. When asked whether or not her character can trust Jason, Spiridakos kept it blunt: "Why should she?"
"He's saved her life, yes, but he's also put her in harm's way and done things to kind of mess things up for them a few times," Spiridakos continues, adding that while Jason will be around more, she's unsure if that's a good or bad thing. "She's been through so many times where she's trusted the wrong person and gotten kind of scolded for it. You've got to tread lightly."
Spiridakos is not kidding about Charlie being a little too trustworthy (see: Ray Kinsey, Maya Clayton). Although her hesitation to trust Jason is understandable, he is more than worthy of an exception. Even when Jason was in the militia, Pardo explains, he always thought that he was doing the right thing. That is, until the militia butchered entire rebel camps.
But while Jason's unwavering desire to do good has currently alienated him from his family, Pardo is simply happy that Jason's finally making his own decisions. "Let's say he doesn't choose the rebels. He doesn't choose Monroe. Let's say he's independent. That's great. As long as he's his own man," Pardo says. "Live and die by your own choices."
Pardo may be proud of Jason's autonomy, but it has come at a cost for the star. "I think that as an actor I've walked away from the set frustrated, not feeling like I have a group," he says. "Like, where do I fit in? How do I fit in? Then it took me a second to realize, 'Oh, it's OK because that's how the character feels.'
"It is a lonely place," he continues. "[Jason's] loyal to a father that sees right through him and he wants to be with the girl, but there's no trust there. Where do you go?"
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Thanks for all the scoop on Revolution. What the heck is the Tower?! - ClarkNATALIE: We will see the Tower of power before the end of the season, co-executive producer David Rambo says. "It's very much like the cave that the Dragon guards in mythology," he says. "It's a place of a lot of power and it's dangerous for everybody who goes in there. Whoever controls the Tower, controls the power."
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Next Monday we have Episode 13 "The Song Remains the Same" in which, according to Eric Kripke, they reveal the BIG mystery: Why did the lights go out?
Revolution Episode 1x12, "Ghosts", scored 2.3 in the 18-49 demographics and 6.65 million viewers. This monday's episode, the second since its return, was down 15%.
Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes
Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 12 "Ghosts"
Review by SpoilerTVThis week’s solid episode of Revolution, “Ghosts,” was written by the team of David Rambo and Melissa Glenn who also wrote a solid episode in “Ties that Bind.” Once again, the story deals with family. Most of the characters are dealing with a loss and fragmentation of their family. The episode was directed by Miguel Sapochnik whose credits include another JJ Abrams’ show: Fringe. Sapochnik’s use of tight focus and light and shadow in the first scene between Monroe (David Lyons) and Flynn (Colm Feore) is particularly effective in being evocative of the cat and mouse game the characters are playing as they vie for dominance in their relationship. There is also a beautiful transition between a slow motion shot of Flynn walking in the present to a regular speed shot of him walking in the past.
All the characters are still reeling from Danny’s (Graham Rogers) death, and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), and Miles (Billy Burke) each deal with his death in their own destructive way. While many viewers felt cheated that the entire first half of the season was about saving Danny only to kill him, his death is an important catalyst going forward. It also is in keeping with a precedent that Kripke began in Supernatural when the entire first season was about finding John only to have him die in the season two premiere. It’s also a device used by Abrams in Lost when Boone survives the plane crash only to be killed relatively shortly thereafter.
Danny’s death, perhaps most importantly, really causes Miles to commit to helping the rebels and he embarks on a mission to gather all his own former senior officers, starting with Jim Hudson (Malik Yoba). Going forward, this supplies us with at least a few episodes that will revolve around the quest to build Miles’ special force and has the potential to supply us with a number of interesting characters going forward. When Nora (Daniella Alonso) tries to reach out to him about Danny’s death, he tells her, “I’m fighting for your stupid rebels, what more do you want from me?” He’s committed to getting revenge for Danny’s death as opposed to the rebels themselves.