Smorgasbord Review #1 ~ October 7th – 11th

     

Okay. We’re terrible. We said it was one of those weeks, but we may have been understating the situation a little. We were both completely out of action for the whole thing. So what we’re doing to make up for it is one long post that encompasses all the shows that we missed. You’ll get a paragraph worth of review/recap and a quote for each show. That is all. Unless it was a particularly exciting episode. Then you might get two paragraphs. And, just to be up front, we wouldn’t be expecting a whole load of posts this week either. There may just have to be another Smorgasbord Review (or two) that we’ll post over the coming weeks. We’re sorry. We can do better and we must do better and we will do better, and we will start this moment, today. (West Wing, bitchezzzz.)

So here we go:

Treme, “Me Donkey Want Water” This wasn’t quite as monumental as the previous week’s episode. Stuff happened, yeah, but nothing too huge. It was an episode of decisions and deals. Nelson and Robinette are playing NOAH straight and providing full remediation. Toni is chasing a cop – Wilson – who she thinks shot the Abreu kid. She goes after him hard, placing an ad in the paper asking anyone who has been abused by Officer Wilson to get in contact with her. Janette is down home looking at the restaurant space. She loves it, decides to go for it, leaves New York, asks Jacques to come work for her. Antoine puts Delmond in touch with LaDonna regarding the use of Gigi’s for Guardians practice. Delmond seems thrown by her but it’s clear already that it’s a great partnership in the making. Davis decides to make a tribute CD, the proceeds of which will go, in their entirety, to old jazz musicians who were cheated out of royalties. Terry may have solved the Cardella murder from “Saints”. He’s thinking of putting his papers in. Sofia’s trying to hook him up with her mom.  LP Everett is still pursuing the King case. Albert Lambreaux has non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Sonny and his girlfriend finally have sex. Antoine is a man whore. — K

Quoteworthy: “That’s the crime problem, right there.” – onlooker, about Officer Wilson

Once Upon a Time, “We Are Both” OUaT was hilarious this week. I’m just not quite sure it was meant to be. In the present: we found out that the citizens of Storybrooke are just as trapped as they always were – part of the curse involved a barrier spell on the outskirts. Anyone who crosses the line forgets who they really are. Again. Regina’s powers are still on the fritz. Until they’re not. August is still a block of wood, but appears to be starting to wake up. Charming is being a shit prince because he’s avoiding everyone and focusing on Emma and Snow. Until he’s not. He’s on a quest for another spelled tree. August is the only one who knows where it is, but no one knows where August is. Regina gets her mother’s book of spells from Gold and has magic. She takes Henry. Lets him go when she realizes she doesn’t want to turn into her mother. Everyone is scared of Regina. They try to leave Storybrooke. Charming gives the worst rousing speech of all time. Somehow it works. Everything is wonderful. People open their stores again. As consumerism thrives, joy is found. They are their old selves and their new selves. Gold is sad about the barrier spell because now he can’t leave to find Baelfire. August disappears. In the past, in the Enchanted Forest: Continue reading

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“No Quarter” – ‘Revolution’

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It’s hard to even know what to write about this week. The whole episode, despite its brief forays into Aaron and Maggie’s side quest and Danny’s life with the Militia, felt like a series of occurrences that all had to happen to get us to the big, dramatic reveal. Which had already been dramatically revealed in the promo at the end of last week’s episode. So it all felt a little pointless. There were some nice story-telling flairs, but the story didn’t really move forward in any meaningful way, other than the fact that we know a little more about Miles and Bass. Hate to say this, but I think the show’s starting to lose a little momentum, and we might be seeing the end of this promising show sooner than expected.

Nora, Charlie and Miles are on the way to the rebel headquarters to hand over the gun. Miles is trying to talk Nora out of it – he thinks they’ll have a better chance of fighting Monroe and getting Danny back if they have that gun. Nora won’t hear of it.

Flashback to Parris Island Marine Depot. It’s eight weeks after the blackout. Miles has had his fill of sitting around waiting for orders that won’t come. He decides to set out to find Ben. Bass won’t let him go alone.

Miles, Charlie and Nora arrive at the rebel base, where Miles gives fake names for himself and Charlie, and Nora gets an oddly long hug from some guy we assume she’s dating. We learn that the rebels are just back from a raid on a Militia camp. It was an ambush. Twelve are dead, nearly everyone else is horrifically injured, and one of them is missing, possibly captured, possibly giving up their position right that second.

Cut to the woods. Lo, it’s the missing rebel ‘soldier’, being tortured (with Russian roulette) by a Militia commander, and giving up their position right that second. Duh.

Over with Danny, he’s in the process of discovering he’s made a Militia enemy. Turns out the Militia man he crossbowed in the chest had a best friend. Uh oh.

Back at rebel base, Miles is saying that he, Charlie and Nora should all leave as soon as possible, before it’s too late. Nora argues that the rebels are hurt and need help so they should stay. Charlie decides they’ll stay for half an hour, then go.

Aaron and Maggie arrive at Grace’s place. The door is broken (from Randall’s arrival last week) so they’re a little concerned. They look around. There’s a discman sitting out. That’s a bit suspicious. They find the components of a computer upstairs (it was obviously broken by Randall). Aaron gets excited and thinks she must’ve had power. Thinks they should stay, fix the computer, and plug it in to see if he can boot it up. Surely there’d have been an easier way to check the power. Like, I bet she still has a million iPhone wall chargers around the place. I have one and I don’t even have an iPhone.

At rebel base, Charlie sort of flirts with one of the injured rebels and makes a connection. He’s too young to be a love-interest so he’ll probably die horrifically. The uncomfortably-long hugger is a priest. Nora joined the rebels because of a man, but not the priest. Just as the rebels are about to leave the base, the shooting starts. That kid Charlie was flirting with? Bullet to the gut. Dead. Called it. Escape plan: tunnelling their way out. Miles sends their best shot to the roof with the sniper rifle and a bag of bullets.

Outside, every time the commanding officer sends one of his men forward, the sniper shoots. But he keeps sending them. Why? To speed along the inevitable running out of bullets. Hero.

Inside, Charlie and Nora have a heart to heart. Nora doesn’t think they can beat Monroe. She’s only helping the rebels because she hates the Militia so much. They kicked the shit out of her and her boyfriend and made her miscarry at five months. She’s fighting so that the next time she’s pregnant she’ll know her and the baby are safe.

Back with Danny. He’s told that the man he killed was called Templeton and that Templeton’s wife, Carol, is going to be asking if the Militia got payback. Templeton’s friend fully intends to be able to say yes. Danny points out that he’s pretty sure Monroe wants him alive. Templeton’s friend says he will be. Then starts beating him with a bag full of rocks. Good guys, these Militia men.

There’s another flashback. Six months after the blackout. Bass and Miles come across a murdered couple at the side of a road. Miles is disgusted that things fell apart so quickly and that people have no help.

The rebels only have one bullet left when there’s a tunnel cave-in. No escape. Militia men get in, quick sword fight. Miles comes face to face with the Militia commander, puts a sword to his throat and threatens to kill him if the other men don’t back off. Down in the basement, as they’re tying up the Militia commander, Jeremy (Mark Pellegrino, Supernatural), we get that dramatic reveal. Not only was Miles in the Militia, he was one of its founding fathers. He was second only to Monroe.

Aaron is struggling to put the computer back together and is frustrated because he doesn’t know what the necklace is for.

Miles tells Jeremy that if the Militia lets the rebels go, he’ll go to Monroe of his own free will. Jeremy accepts the deal, as long as the rifle is part of it.

Danny is still in the wars with Templeton’s friend. He becomes my favorite character of the episode when he fakes an asthma attack to get his aggressor into a weaker position. Genius.

After Jeremy says that Monroe hasn’t been the same since Miles left – “He’s angrier. Shorter fuse, y’know? Not like the good old days.” – Charlie and Nora spring Miles from the Militia’s clutches. Nora’s a total badass. She really is good at blowing shit up.

And Jeremy is set up as another villain. A sub-villain if you will. I just heart that he’s ever so slightly unhinged.

Flashback to six months after blackout. Miles and Bass happen upon two guys beating the shit out of a third. They intervene. Miles asks the attackers if they had anything to do with the dead couple up the road. When they don’t deny it, he shoots them. I think that’s the birth of the Militia right there. Oh, and the guy they saved? Jeremy.

Final scene: Aaron and Maggie are sitting in Grace’s house, dejected and on the verge of giving up. Then the necklace powers up of its own accord. The discman starts working – Marvin Gaye – and Maggie is able to power her phone up for long enough to see the photo of her kids. Aww. I may have teared up a little. — K

 

Observations and theories:

Those CGI youth effects on Miles look terrible. Like, they don’t just make him look younger, they make him look inhuman. But, all the same, why didn’t Bass get any? 

Charlie said they’d stay at the base for half an hour. But how do they tell how long half an hour is? They don’t have watches or clocks. I know people had time before clocks, but they had sundials and shit. I don’t think they’re toting around sundials. And you can’t say ‘well, a person knows how long half an hour is’ ‘cause that’s very subjective. What feels like ten minutes to one person can feel like an hour to another, depending on the situation. … Sometimes I feel like I care too much about the little things.

After 15 years, those glasses Aaron wears would be impossible to see out of. Honestly, I’ve had glasses for less than two years that are nearly unwearable because of the build up of dust that I can’t seem to get rid of anymore. Plus they don’t even look a little beat up. A little realism wouldn’t kill you, guys. This is nearly as bad as the bra thing.

This isn’t an observation so much as a query to the scientifically-minded. The computer makes sense. That runs on electricity so, when the necklace boots the power back up, that’d work perfectly. But the discman runs on AAs. I mean, I know the same principle of booting the power back up would power up batteries too. Theoretically, that makes sense. But I’m a bit doubtful of the quality of the batteries after 15 years. Even if she had boxes full for when they run out of juice, wouldn’t even the unused ones have started to degrade?

Getting those Firefly vibes again. They just all talk a little bit like they’re in an old-timey Western. 

Bass’s accent is terrible! Could he not just have been Australian??

A Firefly-related theory on why Miles went all out and shot the attackers: In the episode “Bushwhacked”, Malcolm Reynolds talks about how when “a man comes up against that kind of will, the only way to deal with it, I suspect, is to become it.” Could Miles have seen too much death and got to the stage where the only appropriate response for him was to start killing?

When Charlie tells Miles she knows he still cares, he says she’s wrong. Maybe he only let himself get caught because he wanted to go back to Bass and the Militia. He could’ve killed Jeremy numerous times, but didn’t. Does he still feel akin to them?

Do iPhones really power up that quickly? I’m beginning to regret buying my Blackberry.

It feels like Bass and Miles got it backward. Bass was more peaceful and less inclined to kill. In fact, he hated it when Miles did. Miles was the gung-ho one. Now Monroe is running an (arguably) evil Militia that Miles wants nothing to do with…

 

Mysteries:

There really aren’t a whole bunch of mysteries this episode. They pretty much answer everything that’s raised, like ‘why is Nora with the rebels’ and ‘how hardcore is Danny’ and ‘why did Miles start the Militia’. The only new, unanswered questions we get are:

– why did Miles leave the Militia? But I think I know that already. Or can make a guess anyway. It’s clear from the flashbacks that he started it to instil some law and order in the world after the blackout. To make it safe for the average person to walk the roads. But it turned into this monster that killed indiscriminately and didn’t make only the bad guys suffer. He probably couldn’t bear to see what he thought was a noble pursuit turn so ugly. Or that’s why I would’ve left. He may have had a vastly different reason.

– How did the necklace power up? I always thought Grace was able to do it whenever she wanted and for as long as she wanted, but I also thought she did it herself. This powered up autonomously. Did someone else do it remotely?

 

Quoteworthy:

“I’m not dragging you into this. My family. My problem.”

“And you’re my family. That makes it my problem. I’m not asking you.” – Miles, Bass (aww)

 

“So the woman who can turn the power back on lives here?”

“It’s a little low-key, I’ll give you that.” – Maggie, Aaron

 

 “It’s Shaq over there, innit. The honest love of a good man. That’s why you’re fighting with the amateurs.”

“Wow. Can you boil everything down to getting laid?”

“Yeah.” – Miles, Nora

 

“We are going to Shawshank our asses out of here.” – Miles

 

“And do you know what he’s cutting us down with, sergeant? A marine corps M40A… and that’s the reason it is illegal for citizens to own firearms. Squeezing off five rounds in the amount of time it takes us to load one. Seems to have a remarkable amount of ammo but you and I know that bullets are rare, which means sooner or later he’s going to run out, so let’s just try to help him along a little, shall we? Send in another man… Send in another man!”

“Yes, sir.” (Gets up to give orders, gets shot.)

“Terrific.” – Jeremy, sergeant

 

“This is so dramatic. You guys remember ‘One Life to Live’?” – Jeremy


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Oooh somebody’s going to die! After loving her in the first episode, is it really bad that I hope it’s Charlie? I mean, it’ll probably be Maggie because she’s 100 per cent inconsequential to the plot so far. But it’d be cool if it was Charlie.

“Chained Heat” – ‘Revolution’

Image copyright NBC (2012)As this week’s episode opens, we’re thrown back to one week after the blackout. The Matheson’s are about to leave their Chicago home and the city to find somewhere safe to start over. Charlie’s mom, Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost, V), gives her one simple instruction – “I need you to be a big sister. Your job, Charlie, is to not let go of your brother’s hand. To never let go of Danny’s hand. Can you do that?” Jump back to the present/future (15 years on) as Charlie gazes balefully at the Chicago skyline. The city that was once her home now just reminds her that she failed her mother, she failed Danny and she failed herself.

She’s still with Miles, Maggie and Aaron on their quest to get Danny back. Miles is away from the others, having a sword fight with some civil-war era looking chap – a bounty hunter who hopes to bring Miles to Monroe. Miles is about to kill him when Charlie stops him. Yeah, Charlie. Great call. That won’t come back to bite you in the ass at all. *sarcasm hand*

Nate is stalking them.

They arrive at a market town called Pontiac. Miles is looking for some people to help him take on the militia. He’s here for a woman called Nora Clayton.

Wouldn’t ya just know it – here’s the bounty hunter (C. Thomas Howell, Southland). He’s already caught up. Fight to the death! But not until Miles gets Nora’s whereabouts out of him. She was arrested for stealing militia gold and is part of some work camp south of Pontiac.

Over with Danny, Captain Neville and the militia men, gunshots! You’ll remember firearms are illegal? So they hop on over to this farm to confront the guy who’s got a deer strung up and full of buckshot. He draws on them after they find an (also illegal and a symbol of rebellion) American flag, so they kill him. But not before he shoots one of the militia men.

Then we see Monroe being kinda terrifying. One of his men is interrogating one of the rebels. Monroe is too nice to the guy… that kind of nice where you know horrible things are lurking under the surface. But not very far.

After being tracked down by the bounty hunter, Miles is loath to keep travelling with Charlie. Her inability to let anyone be killed is going to hold them back. So he decides to go find Nora – who, he says, is really good at blowing stuff up – by himself, and meet Charlie, Maggie and Aaron in two weeks in Lowell, Indiana.

Charlie’s less than happy about being left behind so she sneaks away from the other two in the night. Nate follows her, but she knows. Feigns a fall to get him close and, when he comes over to help, handcuffs him to a freeway sign. That’s gratitude for you. His name isn’t really Nate, though, so what does he expect if he’s going to lie like that. He says he has orders to track Miles and bring him to Monroe alive.

Aaron shows Maggie the necklace and explains that Ben told him to look after it and bring it to Grace (the woman with the computer from the pilot). So we’ve solved the mystery of what Ben told him to do and developed a side quest for Aaron and Maggie. Yaay!

He thinks the necklace might help turn the power back on, which Maggie’s really happy about because it means she might be able to use her iPhone again. So materialistic. Nah, just kidding. She wants to see the photos of her children.

Back with the militia, we see the man who got shot die – “It’s die quick or die painful. That’s all you got left.” Danny is visibly upset. He and Neville have a heart to heart. Neville tells him that what the militia is doing is beneficial. They’re the closest to keeping things lawful that you can get. Danny disagrees. He says that’s just what Neville tells himself to hide from the fact that he’s a murderer and a psychopath. To be fair, we could come down on either side of that debate.

Miles and Charlie ‘rescue’ Nora (Daniella Alonso, One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights) even though she didn’t want to be rescued. She got arrested on purpose. She’s trying to steal the foreman’s rifle so she can sell it on the black-market or something.

She agrees to go with Charlie and Miles once she has the gun. They come up with a plan that involves Charlie shooting the foreman. We’re treated to a flashback of her being threatened by a man as she, Danny and their parents flee Chicago. Ben and Rachel are each given the opportunity to shoot this man. Her father can’t, but her mother can. We’re left wondering which of her parents Charlie takes after. But we’re not wondering for long – Charlie doesn’t even hesitate. She takes out the foreman and Nora and Miles deal with everyone else.

Nora got stabbed a little in the fight and, when she’s bandaging herself up, Miles spots an American flag tattooed on her shoulder. She’s a rebel, though she would call herself a patriot. She actually wanted the rifle to give to the rebels, not to sell. Well gosh, Nora. We just don’t know who you are anymore! We’re assuming she’ll still bring her penchant for blowing shit up on the road with Miles and Charlie though…

We see Grace, in a panic. Someone’s broken into her house. She boots up her computer and tells whoever’s on the other end that Randall’s there. He has his own necklace and a stun gun. We don’t see what happens to her. It can’t be anything good.

Major twist of the episode? Rachel isn’t dead! She’s being ‘kept’ by Monroe. A life of luxury, but clearly just a gilded cage. And Monroe is threatening to hurt Danny if she doesn’t start talking: “You want to see your son again you’re going to talk. About Ben, about the power, about everything, you understand?”

 

Observations:

Miles calls Aaron ‘Chuckles’. Knowing that this is a JJ Abrams show, could Miles be the new Sawyer? A nickname for everyone?

There’s enough walking in this show to rival Lord of the Rings. Like, seriously.

Kirsty kept thinking of Firefly as she watched the pilot and this week was no different. There’s Pontiac, which is exactly like every market on the border moons. There’s Captain Neville, who speaks like Joss is the one writing him. There’s the general chaos and lawlessness, all overseen by some jumped up man who’s decided he’s in charge. There’s the militia, offering an ineffective protection to the people but, in reality, causing most of the problems. It’s uncanny. Fewer psychics though.

We can’t help but feel a little bit preached to sometimes, particularly with that whole Maggie’s iPhone storyline. It’s like JJ is making the point that we’re over-reliant on technology and that we should change our ways because we have nothing to physically hold anymore. Or something. Okay, fine! We’ll print off some photos! Yeesh…

The interplay between Neville and Danny – we sort of feel like the writers are cueing Danny up to be a militia convert! Like, he’s going to be indoctrinated to the degree that he thinks what the militia is doing is worthwhile and, by the time they arrive at Monroe’s camp, he’ll be begging to become a member. But we could be way off base.

Charlie is such an idealist. As Miles and Nora fight over getting the rifle, Charlie is only concerned about the people in the camp – “the 30 innocent people down there who are working as slaves and it’s insane to me that neither of you have even mentioned it. What the hell is wrong with you?”

 

Mysteries:

Why does Nate care so much about Charlie? Could they know each other from pre-blackout? Maybe they were friends and she’s just forgotten.

Miles tells Nora she has to help him because she owes him. When she asks for what he says she knows. But we don’t! Why does she owe him?!

Who’s Randall?

Did Ben know that Rachel wasn’t dead? How did Monroe get her?

 

So Revolution survives post-pilot. There’s still enough mystery, intrigue and just generally good story-telling to keep us interested! We sort of can’t wait to see what will happen next… – B + K

 

Quoteworthy:

 “It’s like one day into this trip. You’re already a pain in the ass.” – Miles

 

“Great! They’re having a sale on heroin…” – Aaron

 

“Where are you going?”

“This little place called shut up and stay here.” – Charlie, Miles

 

“If it’s man made then maybe we can fix it.” – Aaron, about the blackout

 

“Have some conviction. If you think something, then say it.” – Neville, to Danny

 

“You were a womanizing drunk and I liked you a lot better then.” – Rachel, to Monroe

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Ooooooh bombshell!

“Pilot” – ‘Revolution’

Image copyright NBC (2012)The world is consumed by technology then, for some inexplicable reason, it all goes black. Fifteen years later the man who knew it was going to happen, Ben (Tim Guinee, The Good Wife, Water for Elephants), is living in a rustic village with his children and his new girlfriend, Maggie. His wife is dead, killed out in the world by militia men. His daughter, Charlie (basic unknown Tracy Spiridakos), is a gung-ho adventurer, obsessed with digging up the past. His son, Danny (another virtual unknown, Graham Rogers), is an asthmatic, struggling to survive in a world without medicine.

When a militia squad led by Captain Neville (Giancarlo Esposito, Once Upon a Time, Breaking Bad) arrives at the village looking for Ben and his brother Miles, all hell breaks loose. Danny refuses to let his father leave with them and levels a crossbow at Neville. Ben is shot when he jumps in front of a bullet meant for Danny, then all of the villagers leap to their defense.

Ben dies, Danny is taken and, fulfilling her father’s dying wishes, Charlie heads off to Chicago to connect with her uncle, Miles – their only hope for getting Danny back. She is accompanied by Maggie and Aaron (Zak Orth, Romeo + Juliet), a man entrusted with the USB necklace we saw in flashbacks to before the blackout.

On the way to Chicago, they run into the bizarrely handsome Nate (JD Pardo, 90210, The OC, Veronica Mars), who rescues them from rapists aboard an abandoned plane at O’Hare.

They make it to the hotel where Miles (Billy Burke, Twilight Saga, 24) runs a still/bar. He refuses to help Charlie because he doesn’t want to be found by the dreaded General Sebastian Monroe. “Your brother is bait, you understand that?”

Nate’s a militia man (you can tell because of the ‘M’ branded on his wrist). But, even when Miles knows his location is about to be revealed, and even when she invokes the ‘we’re family’ plea, he still refuses to help Charlie. “Family? Kid, I don’t even know you.” She, Maggie and Aaron leave.

Danny, meanwhile, has escaped his captors, had an asthma attack, been taken in by a woman who treats said asthma, and been turned in by her when Neville comes knocking.

When the militia arrives at the hotel, Miles takes them out disgustingly easily, except for a brief second when he needs to be rescued by the returning Charlie. Charlie, in turn, gets rescued by Nate. Bizarre. Miles agrees to help her out with Danny. “Lover boy’ll just send more troops. I can’t stay here.”

Then we have one final flashback. Miles and his friend Bass. Bass. Sebastian. Sebastian Monroe (David Lyons, ER). They were marines together. And guess what. That ‘M’ brand? A copy of his tattoo.

And that’s not even the most mind blowy mind blow of the episode. That woman that took Danny in? Grace? She’s got a USB necklace that matches the USB necklace that belonged to Ben and is being carried around by Aaron. And she uses it to power up a computer. On which she’s talking to someone. … Mind. Blown.

 

Observations and Mysteries:

We’ve got a lot of both for Revolution. Observations first.

We have to question the likelihood of Charlie being able to find a wearable bra, in her cup size, with adjustable straps. Or do they still have factories to make the little plastic adjustor bits? Does this count as being too eagle-eyed?

Aren’t they being a little wasteful with the candles? It’s not like they’re easy to make. They’ve got like a bazillion lit. A) Fire hazard. B) Do they think tallow grows on trees? (It doesn’t, right?)

How cool is Maggie with her poisoned whiskey?

We’ve decided Aaron is definitely the comic relief! And our absolute favourite. He’s also one of the most interesting characters. He’s hiding something and definitely only went with Maggie and Charlie because Ben told him to. So what’s his mission? Plus there’s the fact that he worked for Google and had $80 million banked (not exactly small change) – he must be wicked good with computers. Why do we feel like that’s going to come in handy later?

Captain Neville told Danny, “Let’s not forget: you drew first. That puts your daddy’s blood on your hands, son.” We reckon that’s gonna be a theme of the season – Danny is going to be tortured by the fact that his father’s death might be his fault.

We think they’re totally setting Nate and Charlie up for a Romeo and Juliet-style romance, only rivaled in the tragedy stakes by best friends Miles and Bass fighting on opposite sides of a war.

We love Tracy Spiridakos – she’s not overacting, which is remarkable considering what the acting is usually like on these shows.

Kirsty wants to make it clear that she all the way loves Billy Burke. He’s just the coolest guy, with his sword and his still. She’s thought he was wonderful since his Charlie Swan days. She knows it’s not a metric by which anything should be judged but, to be fair, he’s the best thing in Twilight.

Terrifyingly enough, we also think this entire show is a completely plausible scenario. We’re a bit worried! 

Now mysteries.

Ben and his wife knew the blackout was going to happen. How? What was his job?

Ben handed Aaron the USB necklace, telling him “Take it. Take it. Don’t let anybody know that you have it. If anything happens to me, just do what I told you. Stay off the road, they’re going to be looking for it. Keep it safe. Do you understand?!” What instructions did Ben give to Aaron? What did he tell him to do?

If you can get hung for having weapons how come Grace wasn’t hung for harboring a fugitive?

What happened between Miles and Ben to make them fall out? They haven’t seen each other in Charlie’s memory and haven’t spoken in three years or something.

If the USB technology is out there, how come they haven’t rebuilt society yet? Why are they hoarding the technology? 

And who are ‘they’? Who is Grace talking to? And how many other necklaces are out there? — B + K


Quoteworthy (Which we will possibly rename ‘The Aaron Chronicles’):

“You know, a walk like this, I counted on sore, but not on the … chafing ‘issues’.” – Aaron

 

Excuse me, is she a part of this family now? Is that what’s going on here? She hops into bed with you and, what, that makes her Mom?” – Charlie

 

“Aaron, come on. I mean, you’re afraid of bees.”

“I’m not afraid of bees. I’m allergic to bees, there’s a big difference.”

“Well, it’s your funeral.”

“Probably, yes.” – Charlie, Aaron, Maggie, Aaron

 

“I know that learning isn’t as cool as bow hunting or whatever, but still. This should bother you. Physics went insane. The world went insane, over night, and nobody knows why.” – Aaron

 

“I used to work at this place called Google… $80 million in the bank and I would trade it all right now for a roll of Charmin.” – Aaron

 

“Monroe thought your dad knew something. Something important. And he thinks your dad told me so I must know it too.”

“What…?”

“Why the lights went off. Maybe how to turn them back on. If Monroe got the power going, that would mean tanks and planes and factories. He would steamroll the entire continent and he would butcher the other republics.” – Miles and Charlie


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‘Revolution’ Preview

This is one of the shows we’re most looking forward to this season. With J.J. Abrams (Star TrekLost) as executive producer and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) as series creator, Revolution takes place in a post-apocalyptic society, 15 years after all of Earth’s advanced technology stopped working. People were forced to adapt to a world without cars, computers, phones… The old ways collapsed and a new world order rose up, with militias and warlords ruling worldwide. The Matheson family, the focus of the show, is in possession of an object that may explain what happened 15 years ago, and reverse it. 

Revolution airs from September 17 at 10/9c on NBC.