Revolution Watch: Episode 9 - Kashmir

By Lauren Heimbaugh 2012-11-20 00:36:13 discussion comments
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Thankfully Miles’ tears were not magical enough to wake someone up from a bullet-induced black-out, but the fact that he was tearing up is enough of a statement on its own within this episode that is already sharing more about the man than he has through the entire season. In addition to his emotions in this scene when he fears losing his niece, as well as the telling hallucination with Monroe, we learn from Nora that Miles was unable to pull the trigger on Monroe before. Now tie that in with his slightly drunken talk with Charlie in the beginning of the episode about not understanding why she is so sure he even knows what he is doing and we’ve got some real self-doubt issues to deal with, contrasting greatly from the self-assured fighter we’ve known up to this point. Maybe he really will turn over to the dark side in order to save his family, just like Rachel.

The Amplifier
Speaking of Rachel, as frustrating as she can be considering what she has done in order to protect Danny, the one thing that can be said about her is that she always keeps us guessing. Just take this episode: it starts out with her showing off what the amplifier can do to Neville, saying that instead of the necklace only being able to affect smaller objects within ten feet, it can now reach bigger things within half a mile, such as Monroe’s fleet of helicopters. Tsk, tsk Rachel.

Well, let’s not be too fast to judge. As willing as she was to go along with what Monroe asked of her before, there comes a time when maybe she’s had enough. Turns out that the amplifier actually was made to go “boom,” and might have had the chance to do so had Neville not been as perceptive as he is. For now her plan is ruined by Neville and Dr. Jaffe’s second opinion about what she really had planned (guess this is why we don’t endanger other people’s families), and Rachel would have been tossed to the side for this disloyalty had she not taken out the only other current hope for Monroe to get his amplifier by stabbing her past colleague in the chest, with the don’t mess with me line of “Now you need me” to close out the episode.

Final Thoughts
With only one episode to go this year, we are looking for one great fall finale if it continues on the pace set up by “Kashmir.”

So what did you think of this week’s episode of Revolution? With all the hallucinations, did you have time to miss the flashbacks that usually run through the episodes? If you were standing on a mine, how comforted would you be if someone said they think they disarmed it, but there may be a second mind underneath anyway? If Nora knew Miles back when he was a general, was she also with the militia? If they hadn’t given Ashley a name, would she still be alive? Who had the biggest failure moment this episode: Charlie with the mine (and the dominoes that fall because of it), or Miles not recognizing someone he once pinned a medal on while working in the militia? And on a serious note: do you think Miles will say yes to Monroe’s offer of rejoining, or will he find a way out of it? Let me know your thoughts on all things Revolution in the comment section below!
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