Revolution Watch: Episode 9 - Kashmir

By Lauren Heimbaugh 2012-11-20 00:36:13 discussion comments
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With only one episode to go until the fall finale of Revolution, Miles and the gang are back on track to finding Danny. Oh who cares about Danny; what we’re really looking forward to is the confrontation with Monroe. Until then, it’s time for some psychological horror inspired tunnel scenes as they make their way to the main militia base.

Something In The Air
Or rather, something isn’t in the air, and it is a lack of, um… air. Each week it’s pretty easy to poke fun at the characters who seem to constantly mess things up along the way. It used to be Danny back when he was on the show (mostly just ruining my enjoyment of any scene he was in), and then more often than not it was Aaron (usually involving his handling of the pendant, or inability to do anything). Then there is Charlie. She is prone to miss-stepping along the way plenty, and tonight is no different when she plants a foot on a pressure plate. Long story short everyone almost dies because of her.

Ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. But the dominoes falling from this moment involve an explosion that crumbles the path behind them, cutting off an oxygen supply; and lack of oxygen means it is time for some rather telling hallucinations. Mostly anyway; I’m not quite sure what Nora’s alligator freak out stems from… We already knew from “Sex and Drugs” that Aaron still has trouble coming to terms with his past based on how the flashbacks fed into the situation he was in, so what does it say about Aaron that the hallucination of his wife would point out the inconsistency of what he is doing now versus what he did then by leaving her. Why was he willing to go with Charlie when she left the village in the pilot?

We've already been down that road before, and as the oxygen further thins we finally get a scene between Miles and Monroe, even if it didn’t actually happen. As Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” builds in the background, Miles hugs the man he once tried to assassinate for what he was doing to the people of the country, the same man who is convinced that Miles will come back to the militia if Monroe were to offer up this option. It isn’t quite clear why Miles is scared that he would do this (considering all of the hallucinations were of fears), though it could just stem from a fear of who he once was. With that said, it does foreshadow what we see in the preview for next week. Should be interesting to see how it plays out.

Bullet Delivered Dream
With everyone imagining things that aren’t there, it was only a matter of time before Charlie gets to play along, albeit in her own special way since it wasn’t from the lack of oxygen, so much as a bullet to the head. Because of this, her imagined scene doesn’t quite play out as all the others that deal in fears, so much so as plays off the wish that she must have of everything being as it once was. This may not stem from a fear of hers, but on the outside of this dream world we get to witness a true showing of emotion from Miles as he is clearly afraid of losing the family he now has.
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