052 Revolution Fan Podcast – Declaration Of Independence

S02E22-Declaration-Of-IndependenceIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Rob talk about Revolution season 2, episode 22, the series finale, Declaration Of Independence. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, Revolution Revealed, and read and talk about your feedback.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • Our overall impression of the episode. Shelley didn’t even think it was a good season finale. Tom thought it was a good way to wrap up the Patriots.
  • Priscilla in her dream state with her two girls. How quickly did time pass in her mind?
  • Priscilla seeing her kids faceless was a little strange. Jenn says it is like a glitch in the Matrix.podcast-150x150
  • In the final edition of Revolution Revealed, Paul Grellong makes the parallel of Aaron urging Priscilla out of her dream, vs. Priscilla as the face of the nanites when Aaron was in his state in episode 15.
  • Is Bradbury, Idaho named after Ray Bradbury? Jenn really likes Neil Gaiman’s “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” which you can listen to on Soundcloud.
  • Neville, Truman, and President Truman get visited by dead loved ones. Were these people more susceptible than average?
  • As an aside, we talk about the show 24.
  • Shelley thought there should have been more with Connor watching Neville talk with “nobody.”
  • We liked the Miles plan to kidnap President Davis and to get him to confess in front of Texas General Blanchard. But why did Monroe stop at the shack? We can’t figure any reason why.
  • Shelley reminds us of Monroe’s time as a Marine. He probably checked out the shack when he first got there and figured out how he could escape if cornered like he was.
  • We talked about “watering the horses.” Shelley thought it was interesting that Miles chose Monroe to do it.
  • Truman’s “Plan B” was really clever and worked well.
  • Truman, Gene and Connor all survived season 2. We kind of thought they all might have been killed at different times this season.
  • Rob liked that now, after two seasons, there was a true Revolution.
  • On Revolution Revealed, Paul Grellong talked about the importance of Willoughby throughout season two, and how it was fitting to spend the first part of this episode saving it.
  • We speculate how season three would start. We think Aaron, Priscilla, Rachel and Miles would go to Bradbury, Idaho.
  • The final entry of Aaron’s Journal was called The Future.
  • Tom and Rob talk about the dead loves ones and the people walking mindlessly to Bradbury, Idaho.
  • When the “Patriots” came in to rescue the President, Rob thinks they would have just killed Team Miles.
  • Rob thought it was convenient that Neville and Connor had lots of ammunition but then ran out exactly when they were locked in with a wooden door.

We read and talked about comments from Kyle Pope and Carrespondent from our last episode regarding Revolution losing their audience and The Walking Dead.

Shelley and Jenn talk about the science fiction and fantasy that they read.

We talked about our podcasting journey over two years and 52 episodes. Thanks to all of you for listening and to those of you that send in feedback. You can find Shelley’s articles on PaperDroids.com.

Tom released a 17-song instrumental music album called “Major 7ths and Minor 9ths.” It includes the Revolution Fan Podcast Theme, video game, new age, and jazz songs. You can listen or stream from the Bandcamp web site, and if you’d like to download it, pay what you want. Pay $0 or more. You can find it at tomsnively.bandcamp.com.

You can play Tom’s web-based “Match Em” video game here: http://revolutionfanpodcast.com/game. It is a matching game but not a Match-3 and not a memory game. It requires a computer browser and does not yet work on iPhone or iPad.

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051 Revolution Fan Podcast – Memorial Day

S02E21-Memorial-DayIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Rob talk about Revolution season 2, episode 21, Memorial Day. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, Revolution Revealed, and read and talk about an email feedback.

NBC has cancelled Revolution. We spent a bit of time talking about how the networks choose what they are going to renew. We also talked about whether they had two different endings, one that led into season 3, and one that tries to settle things more.

We will keep up the website and podcast feed going, and keep the Twitter account open @RevFanPodcast. If there is any Revolution news down the line, or if our gang decides to create a new podcast about a similar show, we will let you know both with a short new episode and on Twitter.podcast-150x150

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • Jenn loved the “Because you’re Rachel!” answer to why she slapped Nano-Priscilla.
  • We talked about Aaron being exposed to “We Built This City” being played over and over. Would it be worse to hear “Crazy For You” by Madonna over and over instead?
  • Rachel handled the new information really calmly.
  • “We have a rat room.” The Revolution writers answered one of our long-standing questions from Season 2, Episode 2, There Will Be Blood – why were all those rats dead? They also answered about the fireflies.
  • Was it the real Priscilla that opened its eyes after electrocution didn’t work. Jenn and Shelley don’t think so. If it was really Priscilla, she would have had a bigger reaction after waking up from a happier state.
  • Priscilla said “Now I’m really angry.” Jenn and Shelley talk about The Incredible Hulk in a geek-aside.
  • We’re going to miss Aaron. Rob told us that Zak Orth appeared in an episode of season 1 of Fringe.
  • Jenn questioned Marion getting people for the resistance. She couldn’t give people a survey because she’d be caught if she asked the wrong folks.
  • What was Truman’s plan for Marion? Was he going to kill her with the gas, or save her and have her know the Patriots were responsible? Would there have been any way to save her and still blame California?
  • What is Truman’s plan now? Is he planning on killing the Texas President? Tom thinks he is a target but Jenn and Shelley don’t think so.
  • The Duncan militia guy that is a double agent is named Scanlon. Tom doesn’t think he was ever named on screen.
  • So Team Miles decides to steal a train. They couldn’t have banged on the red compartment first? 🙂
  • We talk about how they transported the mustard gas, and how they got it into the movable containers.
  • Jenn and Shelley didn’t get anything out of the train heist. Tom liked seeing Miles smile and celebrate at the end.
  • Jenn liked the pairing of Monroe, Connor and Neville. Alas the Miles-Monroe bromance ruins it. Tom liked the Neville’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” line.

We also compared Revolution to The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones and their mainstream appeal. Why does The Walking Dead capture so many more viewers?

On this week’s Revolution Revealed, they talked about the Miles – “what would a good guy do” scene. They also talked about how Aaron and the nanite story was a bit like Snuffleupagus when only Big Bird could see him.

This week’s Aaron’s Journal was called The Moment I Knew. Aaron talks about his first three meetings with Priscilla and the moment he knew he loved her, and the present day moment when he knew he had to kill her.

We read an email from Marco. He mentioned how the NBC writers confirmed they were thinking of the MKUltra project (CIA mind control) when writing the Patriots and their camps.

We did a retro version of Kill Count. Miles and Charlie killed about five, and Gene killed a couple as well. Jenn mentioned Charlie had way-too-good success with a handgun on the top of the train.

Do we think the Patriots created new mustard gas, or was the US storing a lot of it in Guantanamo Bay? That brought up a retro version of Scientific Revolution.

We talk about what we expect for next week’s episode, Declaration of Independence. How is it all going to end? Maybe there could be some official novels continuing the story.

Tom created a web-based video game called “Match Em.” You can play it here: http://revolutionfanpodcast.com/game. It is a matching game but not a Match 3 and not a memory game. It requires a computer browser and does not yet work on iPhone or iPad.

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050 Revolution Fan Podcast – Tomorrowland

S02E20-TomorrowlandIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Rob talk about Revolution season 2, episode 20, Tomorrowland. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, Revolution Revealed, and read and talk about an email feedback.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • The episode title, “Tomorrowland.” Jenn suggests it is what the nanites are trying to do with all the people.
  • We liked Nano-Priscilla warning Aaron to run.
  • We weren’t sure why the birds were in danger if they are “higher” like Miles suggested.
  • Nano-Priscilla is very much like Skynet and HAL in saying that people are the problem.
  • podcast-150x150In this week’s Revolution Revealed, they wanted the Patriots to look like the Gasman of Kiev coming out of the mustard gas cloud. They also said the two Patriots at the end were lobotomized.
  • We liked Truman standing up for himself in the President Davis’s office. Was that really Roger Allenford’s blood on the chair?
  • Which is worse for the county? The Patriots or Monroe?
  • Is the Monroe / Neville alliance going to just work out well? The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Jenn and Shelley don’t think any former Monroe Militia members in the Northeast will not just go back to working for Monroe. They may be Patriots at this time as well.
  • The plan of convincing Marion of the Patriots’ true identity seems to have worked because of what she already saw in Truman’s drawer with the Yellow Cross.
  • We talk about this week’s Aaron’s Journal, Mind Games. Why do the nanites care if Aaron is happy?
  • Rob thinks Charlie and Rachel’s characters are not being used to the fullest intent. Rob wants to see a whole episode that is dependent on one of their decisions. It seems Rachel will be important in next week’s episode regarding the nanites.
  • Jenn liked the way Miles described his relationship with Rachel in the guitar pick scene: they are both miserable people, but good for each other.
  • We talked about the Neville / Shaw torture scene.

In the preview for next week, we see Rachel confronting Priscilla as being “her damn science project” and we see Miles suggesting they will steal the Patriot’s train containing the large car of mustard gas.

Rob asks what is the biggest thing we want to see resolved. Jenn wants to see the nanites destroyed. But if the Patriots were responsible for the blackout, we want the nanites to take out the Patriots first. Shelley and Jenn finally decide they want to get rid of the Patriots more.

The upcoming episode titles are:

  • May 14 – “Memorial Day”
  • May 21 – “Declaration of Independence”

We read an email from Rob Kearney. He suggests that there might be splinters in the nanites, where they have different factions that want different things.

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049 Revolution Fan Podcast – $#!& Happens

S02E19-$#!&-HappensIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Rob talk about Revolution season 2, episode 19, $#!& Happens. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, Revolution Revealed, and talk about the next episode.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • The episode title. We agree to call it “Stuff Happens.” We liked how this came from the bumper sticker on the vehicle Miles ran into with his cart.
  • The nanites journey, experiencing music and wanting pizza. Jenn really likes Neil Gaiman’s American Gods that Nano-Priscilla was reading.
  • This week’s Aaron’s Journal was interesting about Aaron being just 3,289 others. We talked about how the nanites contacted Mpodcast-150x150iles compared to how they contacted Aaron a few months later.
  • Rob talks about how the characters had internal struggles, and how a lot of this was like Hamlet.
  • Miles was trying to do the right thing, talking to the Rangers and only killed them in self defense. Jenn thinks his stab would would have hit an intestine and caused sepsis.
  • Nano-Ben said it was his family, but this came from Miles’s head, so if Miles really is Charlie’s Dad, he doesn’t know.
  • We talk about Miles’s risky plan to burn the roof. It was amazing he was able to climb up and out.
  • In this week’s Revolution Revealed, Billy Burke said Eric Kripke told him when they filmed the season opener that they he didn’t know what was in the shed. Could the Revolution writers not have planned that far in advance?
  • Shelley talked about the Wondercon panel, and how the nanites and Patriots story lines are going to converge. Tom made a video version of last week’s episode when he talked about the five minute video.
  • Jenn and Shelley agreed that Rachel and Monroe were fighting over Miles.
  • Yes, Monroe and Rachel had sex in Philadelphia, but Jenn says in her situation as a prisoner, there is no way she can consent.
  • On the Revolution Revealed, they showed clips of Monroe touching prisoner Rachel in Philadelphia and how Rachel looked skeeved.
  • We talked a bit about the difference between Monroe and Miles and Miles’s conscious.
  • Where did Charlie lead Neville too with the knife in the house? They must have been reasonably close the Willoughby.
  • We really liked Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Neville (Giancarlo Esposito)’s performances.
  • Jenn thinks Neville knew how many rounds he had in his pistol, and he clicked it against Charlie’s head empty on purpose.
  • What is Neville going to do next? Is there still any possibility the Patriots will let Julia go? We don’t think so.

The upcoming episode titles are:

  • May 7 – “Tomorrowland”
  • May 14 – “Memorial Day”
  • May 21 – “Declaration of Independence”

We talked a little about what happens in next week’s episode. On the trailer, Miles is OK, he and Rachel kiss a lot, and a lot of birds fly over but it’s not the nanites. NBC.com talks about the Patriots attacking Willoughby with mustard gas.

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048 Revolution Fan Podcast – Season 2 Late Hiatus

RFP048-DogChickenIn this brief episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom talks about the remaining schedule for Revolution’s season 2, a highlight and preview video that NBC released, and a new Aaron’s Journal.

NBC changed the schedule for the end of season 2. There was no episode this week. The new episode is Wednesday April 30th and the finale will be May 21st.

NBC released a 5-minute highlight and preview video. They do show Miles with the burning shed. In terms of upcoming spoilers, the Patriots are going to help Texas against California’s
“threat” with weapons and support. Miles and Monroe are going to kidnap the Patriot President and steal a train. Rachel will know that Priscilla is being controlled by the nanites. There is also a strange scene with a couple of men wearing gas masks, walking through a room of yellow gas.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Revolution folks can get Jennifer Garner to be a guest star as herself / Governor Affleck of California?

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There is a new Aaron’s Journal called Legends. Aaron talks about missing supermarket tabloids, and he talks about legends like vampires, werewolves, and new things like Appalachian mountain dragon and Plains Nation firebirds. He also talks of the legend of the “Wintalef” (pictured above) with the head of a dog, and the body and feet of a chicken.

The upcoming Revolution episode titles are very interesting.

  • Apr 30 – “$#!& Happens”
  • May 7 – “Tomorrowland”
  • May 14 – “Memorial Day”
  • May 21 – “Declaration of Independence”

Tom has a music podcast called Making My Own Music. The new episode is an interview with Whitaker Trebella, the game designer and composer who made the game Pivvot. Tom’s interview with Whit is in episode 24. To hear Tom’s instrumental music, or to contact him about writing music for your video game, please see TomSnively.com.

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047 Revolution Fan Podcast – Austin City Limits

S02E18-Austin-City-LimitsIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Rob talk about Revolution season 2, episode 18, Austin City Limits. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, Revolution Revealed, and talk about the next episode.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • They finally addressed Priscilla’s family. Jenn said we suggested the possibility that eating the apple was the nanites trying to experience things as a human.
  • Aaron and Rachel are reunited. Jenn and Shelley don’t think Rachel will suspect anything about being “tracked.”podcast-150x150
  • The Neville and Jason scene at the start of the episode.
  • Jenn thought it was very strange that it was so hard to track Team Miles, but Jason is able to show up pretty quickly with the Austin address.
  • We talk about the Patriot woman running the gun store and the “paying the rent” comment.
  • Jason knows the Patriot playbook and is able to get them in the room. It was weird having chalk to mark the grenade locations.
  • We talk about the Patriot cadet training, and whether Dillon was activated during the assassination attempt.
  • It was quick for Dillon to be accepted as a new Texas Ranger.
  • We joke about the “walnut” safe word scene. Jenn highly suspected that he was going to be killed when he left the room.
  • Jason was able to read the target’s name in Arabic
  • It was a bad plan, walking through the rally trying to look for cadets, but it was the only chance they had. It was good that Miles recognized Dillon.
  • Miles and Monroe ran at the end. Jenn and Shelley did not think they would have been able to explain the truth, even with two young people dead with tattoos in their eyelids.
  • Charlie was right to be very suspicious of Jason going off alone. The Charlie and Jason struggle reminded us of the pivotal scene from Divergent.
  • Rob made a good point that Jason was programmed, and Priscilla was also being programmed.
  • Charlie killed Jason. It was sad for Charlie to have to do that, and kill him when we wasn’t even himself. It was well acted.
  • Jenn reviewed his tragic path. In Revolution Revealed, they had almost three minutes about Jason’s journey. Tracy Spiradakos, the actress who plays Charlie talked about reading and filming the scene and how she misses JD Pardo, the actor who plays Jason.
  • Rob liked what the nanites are doing with Priscilla. Aaron is “over a barrel.” The nanites are Rob’s favorite bad guys.
  • Maureen Sebastian, the actress who plays Priscilla has had to play the regular Priscilla, Aaron’s dream Priscilla, and now nanite Priscilla.
  • We talked about Priscilla’s state. She is with her girls. Didn’t she just have one girl?
  • In this week’s Aaron’s Journal, Strangers, Aaron talks about what would he have to do to get Priscilla back. Or would she figure it out herself that it’s not real.
  • Jason’s gone. We talked about whether it was better to know in advance that someone was going to be killed.

Next week there is no episode, but when we come back, Neville is going to confront Charlie about what happened to Jason.

Shelley said they are going to air the last two episodes of Revolution at Wondercon. We talk about if this is a drive to get the show renewed.

NBC.com/Revolution is promoting “The mystery of the burning shed redux.” We will probably find out more about whom Miles killed and burned up in a shed at the beginning of season 2.

We talk a little about what they might do in the season 2 finale. They will plan something big that no one can predict, just like the way they introduced the Patriots right at the end of season 1. They talked about Governor Affleck and implied that it was Jennifer Garner. Wouldn’t it be really cool if they introduced Jennifer Garner for the end of season 2 or for season 3?

Tom has a music podcast called Making My Own Music. The new episode is an interview with Joe Gilder from Home Studio Corner. Tom’s interview with Joe is at episode 23. To hear Tom’s instrumental music, please see TomSnively.com.

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046 Revolution Fan Podcast – Why We Fight

S02E17-Why-We-FightIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn and Shelley talk about Revolution season 2, episode 17, Why We Fight. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, Revolution Revealed, read and talk about your feedback, and talk about next week’s episode.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • Jenn liked Monroe’s line about doing the right thing.
  • Jenn and Shelley were sad that Duncan died. So was Monroe.
  • Charlie was a good leader to “her guys.”podcast-150x150
  • It made sense for Monroe to “mop up” shooting all the Patriots, dead yet or not. He didn’t have the resources to help any of them
  • Jenn said Monroe is about to be dangerous now. He wasn’t in a position to be dangerous before.
  • Gene’s ex Mary was really in a tough spot going back and forth on what she believed. Jenn and Shelley don’t think it will be possible to convince her of the truth now.
  • Jason and Neville know about the cadets and the Patriots’ control over them. Neville will not completely control Jason if they get separated.
  • Neville was able to free his arms enough to save himself when there was a distraction (Monroe inadvertently saved the Nevilles).
  • Charlie really has a lot of mixed feelings – not thinking she’s going to live more than a year, but still fighting for survival
  • Jenn loved Charlie’s line that Rachel is the “scariest person she knows” even when knowing Monroe, Miles and Neville.
  • We talked about why Miles fights, and his line about the “stupid and selfish” thing.
  • It seemed a stretch that someone who severed two tours in Afghanistan could translate Arabic fluently.
  • We’re happy they are leaving Willoughby and heading to Austin. It could work out well if they can convince the Texas government before the Patriots get there.
  • In Revolution Revealed, Rockne S. O’Bannon said this episode is a launching pad for the final five episodes. Trey Calloway said in the next few episodes, there will be turns that no one in the audience will see coming.
  • In the preview for the next episode, we talk about “one of our favorites will get killed.” We’re pretty sure none of our top characters (Miles, Monroe, Charlie, Rachel, Aaron) are safe. It could be someone like Jason, Gene or Connor that gets killed. The last two who got “killed,” Monroe and Aaron didn’t actually die.
  • In this week’s Aaron’s Journal, he talks about the amount of walking he’s done, bicycles, horses, and shoes. Jenn talks about the Stephen King short story The Long Walk.

We read an email from Clarise in Colorado. She asked about the apple being a Garden of Eden thing and Priscilla eating from the tree of knowledge. Is the nano trying to have Aaron impregnate Priscilla? These are great ideas that we did not think of. She also asks about the similarity to V’Ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

Next week there is no episode, but the following week’s episode is called “Austin City Limits” which was an unplugged music TV show.

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045 Revolution Fan Podcast – Initial Reaction to Why We Fight

In this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom and Jenn give their initial reaction to season 2, episode 17, Why We Fight. We also request your feedback before we record our full show later in the week.

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In this week’s initial reaction, we talk about:

  • It started slow but Jenn really liked the second half.
  • It was disappointing that we didn’t see Aaron.
  • Miles and Gene spent the episode in the basement. It reminded Tom of R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet.
  • We found out where the men came from, but poor Duncan.
  • Jenn thinks Charlie is a little off the rails.
  • It’s interesting to see Willoughby from someone inside and what the Patriots are saying about them.

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044 Revolution Fan Podcast – Exposition Boulevard

S02-E16-Exposition-BoulevardIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn and Shelley talk about Revolution season 2, episode 16, Exposition Boulevard. We talk about Aaron’s Journal, read and talk about your feedback, and talk about next week’s episode.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • “Exposition Boulevard” is a street in Los Angeles
  • Tom liked how they picked up right at the Mexican standoff with Miles, Neville, Jason and Rachel. Doyle really messed things up by interfering. We are not going to count those deaths in Kill Count because we can’t be 100% sure they were Miles’s kills.
  • We start to feel bad for Ed Truman in this episode even though we don’t like him.
  • We talk about how Willoughby’s outskirts have a lot of habitable hideouts for Team Miles. Tom suggests that there is every place that people lived before the blackout.
  • Truman is weak-minded compared to the rest of our characters, and Neville is able to convince him to find Miles and Monroe without permission.podcast-150x150
  • In the flashbacks, Truman’s name-tape didn’t have his name but just a 5-digit number.
  • They had orders to keep the prisons operating. Did they receive any orders in six months? In the NBC Revolution Footnotes for episode 3, there was an incident report for Parris Island that talked about how many soldiers went AWOL over what time period. No one was still around at six months. However, they are not on an island with another country.
  • We clarified who was killed and that the Vice President still needed to be killed for Jack Davis to be the “legitimate” President of the United States. Was the VP on the boats with him? Is it Joe Biden (who was mentioned by Nora in 
  • Randall Flynn was the “Deputy” Secretary of Defense meaning he was second in command. Randall’s plan seems to be the one he executed that took 15 years to complete to turn on the power and drop nukes on whichever cities had power then.
  • Do we know any more whether the Patriots caused the blackout on purpose? We discuss. We also talk about how quickly it would take for 70% of Americans to die and from what.
  • We saw Mr. Allenford but we didn’t see Mrs. Justine Allenford coming off the boats.
  • President Davis was a little psycho talking freely in front of his young son, including “I will kill you and your whole family…”
  • We found out the Patriots’ plan – reeducation camp in Willoughby, then take over Texas, then the rest of the continent.
  • The sound a stick breaking gives away so many people while walking in the woods.
  • We talk about all the people who know Charlie and Connor have slept together and are telling other people.
  • We agree with Monroe that it is stupid to take the children home.
  • We talk about Kim and her Dad, and how the Patriots had a good message about protecting them and enlisting. We also talk about the eye numbers, activating them, and the difference between Kim’s and Jason’s reactions, and how to activate lots of people at once.
  • We weren’t thrilled with the #RevolutionShowdown. Jenn said it was so predictable.
  • What are you fighting for? Miles didn’t really have an answer. Can Miles “retire” again like he was in the Pilot?
  • It was kind of clear something was up with Priscilla because she never mentioned going back to find her daughter. And was she a little “too” excited about the apple? The lightning bug love fest was very strange. Shelley thinks she is possessed.
  • Aaron’s Journal, The Really Real World was very interesting in terms of trying to experience new sensations to make sure he was really awake. Revolution Revealed is here.
  • Rob liked how the girl shot her Dad and killed herself. And kudos to Monroe for not getting all touchy-feely like everyone else.

We read an email from Roger Sanderson. He says “evolution” and “Revolution” and how that relates to the nanites. The nanites are definitely evolving. It seems more and more likely that the Patriots cause the blackout.

Next week’s episode is called “Why We Fight.” Monroe gets new guys. Also, Doyle has Neville and is ready to hurt him. It doesn’t look good for Neville but he’ll probably get out of it OK.

Going back to this week, one of Duncan’s guys was staring and creepy and making judgments. We talk about mercenaries. How frequently do they get paid and for how long?

Shelley found out that Revolution’s finale will be Wednesday, May 14th so NBC has to take two weeks off. It seems there is no episode on March 26th. If they take of March 26th and April 3rd, they could be every Wednesday until the finale.

Was the order to keep the prison operating so that they would have lots of people on which to practice re-education?

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043 Revolution Fan Podcast – Dreamcatcher

S02E14-DreamCatcherIn this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn and Rob talk about Revolution season 2, episode 15, Dreamcatcher. We talk about Revolution Revealed, Aaron’s Journals, and talk about the next episode.

We start by following up on the use of “dick” as an insult on network TV. In this link, someone said Ben called someone a dick on Felicity around 2000. Last week’s Revolution episode was rated TV-14 DLV, where the L is for coarse language.

We also talked about the hexagon vs. octagon shape of the fence cages from last week. Tom tweeted screenshots of the prison cage and fighting cage. They don’t look like octagons. But Tom likes how Hexagonbot retweets any mention of the word “hexagon” on Twitter.

In this week’s discussion of the episode, we talk about:

  • We all really liked the episode. Jenn really liked Aaron. Jenn is not a fan of alternate realities on TV and is happy this seems to be a one-off episode.
  • podcast-150x150On NBC.com/Revolution, they had the full segment of Rachel on All In with Chris Hayes, an MSNBC show.
  • We like the Bud Light product placement. We talked about making alcohol without electricity, and a little about Tom’s good experience with Zima.
  • How much time went by with Aaron and Priscilla unconscious? Did he experience all the days, like the drive to Chicago or the walk from Lubbock to Willoughby?
  • On NBC.com/Revolution, they had the Tom Neville insurance commercial including a phone number (612) 353-8113. We called the number to hear Tom Neville’s recorded message.
  • We liked the motel scene: Monroe liking the Civil War, the “Be It!” with the snapping, and “Stay Puft.”
  • We talk more about alternate time line plot devices and Jenn’s disappointment in Fringe. This episode did move along the plot – the nanites were dying and needed Aaron’s new code. Just turning off the computer prevents the virus going in, but they needed to do this to get the corrected code. We also talked about memory leaks.
  • Jenn liked Aaron’s use of Charlie as the wake-up call. Jenn also like the juxtaposition of the intense scene with Charlie (cross-bow to death sequence) right to Rachel on the cell phone talking about picking Charlie up from ballet practice. Tracy Spiradakos talked about her scene in this week’s Revolution Revealed.
  • Jenn also liked the scene of recruiting Rachel (“crazy, scary, brilliant person”).
  • We were happy that Aaron jumping off the building was not the conclusion of the episode. We then talk about if we could jump off a building if needed like this.
  • Aaron jumps off, but is now held by Dr. Horn. He does his Matrix “there is no spoon” moment to free himself from that and wakes up. Tom suspected he might still be inside the dream state but Rob and Jenn were fooled.
  • Aaron and Priscilla walk from Lubbock to Willoughby, the nanites are dying and the power is kind of coming back. Aaron gives the nanites the code to save Rachel and others around the world getting struck by lightning.
  • In Revolution Revealed, Paul Grellong talked about how the nanites are evolving, from Aaron’s resurrection to the fire-starting to this episode, and that they are not done with Aaron yet. Rob brings up that the nanites are now the power that the “revolution” is against now. We went from the Monroe Republic to the Patriots but the nanites are the big bad.
  • If Aaron had handled his initial communication with the nanites better, would things be better? Aaron’s long-term guilt is approaching Rachel’s. He wrote the Tower and nanite code, he turned the power on so Randall could nuke two cities, and he wrote the corrected nanite code.
  • Tom went back to review Aaron’s scenes with nano-Kevin in episode 9, Everyone Says I Love You. Nano-Kevin’s line was “we know your thinks.”
  • Peter was giddy about the new nano-God. How long will they continue to help Peter heal people?
  • We talked more about the Pittman Digital scene where the two employees needed the boss to write a small amount of code.
  • In Revolution Revealed, Zak Orth, the actor who plays Aaron thought the writing was great and he was overwhelmed that it was his character. We loved Zak Orth’s acting in this episode. He played everything excellently.
  • Is Priscilla going to stay with Aaron now? Or is going to go back to find her family?
  • Tom thought it was funny that Aaron had to walk from Lubbock to Willoughby in real life after he did the same walk in his dream. Also, will Aaron ever be sure he’s still not in a nanite dream?
  • In this week’s Aaron’s Journal, Everything is Awesome was written in Minneapolis 2014 before he knew it was a nanite dream.

In terms of Kill Count, do we count Charlie, Miles and Monroe’s kills? They all took place in Aaron’s head. Tom may count them up but asterisk them.

We talked about how we resume next week after seeing next week’s preview. We’ll have a lot of face-offs: Miles and Neville, Jason and Connor, Jason and Charlie, Neville and Monroe. They might pick up right from the standoff from last week.

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