In 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.
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.
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