Sunday, April 14, 2013

What I’m Watching: Revolution

Revolution: Season 1, Episode 13 “The Song Remains the Same” (F)

This show continues to proceed along with an inane storyline, and I once again find myself bashing it every week. Yet there’s such a sense of lost hope when, episode after episode, the same thing happens with one or two variations on the specifics. The predictability level is unbearably high, evidenced most in Tom’s capture and inevitable escape. He did seem to accept the presence of his son all too quickly, but the notion that the rebels, who managed to survive being in hiding for who knows how long, were so easily tracked by his Houdini skills that he managed both to get away and to kill both of them without much resistance of any kind. His escape, however, didn’t do him much good, since Monroe apparently can’t comprehend that Tom is his best asset, and instead feels the need to make him feel underappreciated and embarrassed in front of his new best friend Randall, who managed to skirt yet another close call with enemy forces. While it’s probably true that he is on the right side of things now, Miles did seem awfully quick to trust Jason after a somewhat significant gesture that wasn’t nearly as grand as he made it out to be. Danny getting killed recently and Rachel running off to protect her family by being away from them makes this whole cycle feel awfully repetitive, and the journey up until now rather pointless. Aaron accompanying Rachel also seems futile given that, one flask-centric incident aside, he’s proven pretty useless in a tight situation.

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