In this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Stephen talk about Revolution season 1, episode 6, Sex and Drugs. We talk about Hurricane Sandy and how that affected us and Northeast US viewers. We also talk about the official NBC site’s Footnotes and Interactive Map.
Revolution aired during Hurricane Sandy when many people in the Northeast United States were losing power, or the show was pre-empted by news coverage. However, it did not seem that rating suffered from viewership. We talked about the similarities to Revolution with no power, no gas deliveries, and no supermarket deliveries.
Tom talked about the Indiana and Ohio locations on the NBC Revolution Interactive Map. We also talked about NBC Revolution’s Footnotes. NBC puts out an entry for each episode. In episode 3, No Quarter, the entry is a log of happenings on Parris Island, which mentioned that two helicopters crashed at the time of the blackout. We had a discussion of whether helicopters could land in the case of a power failure. In the episode 5 for Soul Train, the entry was an article from the Noblesville Gazette called “A Future On the Line” which explained why it took 15 years to get a steam locomotive working. In this episode, the entry was a tech magazine article called “Five Questions with Aaron Pittman.”
Stephen reported the 3-4 month hiatus that NBC announced between November or December until March. There are 22 episodes and 52 weeks in the year, so there has to be many weeks with no new episode, but it seems NBC will make many of them consecutive.
In our discussion of Sex and Drugs, we covered:
- Aaron’s back story, starting with the unimportant car crash
- the scene with Monroe and Danny, and Monroe’s offer as his guest. “How about freedom?”
- Neville’s promotion from Captain to Major, and how he is still is a far way from “high up in the military.” Jason’s rank was Lieutenant, which is not very far from Captain.
- Drexel and Miles’s history
- How NBC cut the preview for this episode to mislead us: Miles’s choice was not about prostituting Charlie to get penicillin for Nora
- Drexel’s heroin business and how he co-exists with the militia
- Why Charlie chose to kill Bill O’Halloran, thinking it was the only way to save the rest of her group. And also, wouldn’t it have been better character development if she did kill him
- Why Drexel’s men didn’t do anything when Aaron shot Drexel, and if they didn’t like him, why they didn’t kill Drexel himself
- Aaron’s choice to abandon his wife and leave his group 8 months after the blackout, and how we will see Aaron’s wife again
- Aaron’s strategy of shooting himself in his flask, in order to get Drexel closer to the point where he could shoot and kill him
- Danny and Rachel’s reunion
- How the title, Sex and Drugs was strange because there wasn’t any sex and there really wasn’t that much about drugs
We talked about the preview for next week’s episode regarding pendants, and what the bright light is that Miles and company react to. Stephen conjectures that it is arclight. Ben and his partners created the device; but something could cost millions of lives. It seems we are also finally going to find out what happened to Grace, which we haven’t seen since episode 2, Chained Heat.
Stephen talks about JJ Abrams’s TED Talk and “the mystery box.”
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