Revolution is back this week following a much-needed break from the slightly disappointing start to the series, bringing the big guns out according to the title. Luckily the dependency on these elements is rather low, instead going for a series of flashbacks to really drive this episode home emotionally.
A Man And His Drugs
Now I am not going to judge Miles like Charlie does each week, but he really needs to reconsider the people he spends his time with if it includes people like Drexel. The heroin is actually the best side of him as he greets Miles with a gun to the head, possibly because of a slight grudge he holds for the treatment he received for his “Team Miles” t-shirt following Miles’ desertion. Slightly disturbed, completely creepy.
Based on his comments about burying himself in tail and Charlie having the right amount of biscuit showing from the dress he uniformed her with, this episode could have gone a very different route than it did. Luckily Drexel kept his hands to himself and managed to remain far more of a gentleman than I expected, not even leering in at Charlie during her naked, “F you postcards and all the people who leave me!” meltdown through a secret peep hole (which was surprisingly not a part of this scene considering how often they play into scenes like this in many cases). Not saying punching her across the face was acceptable, just that she should be happy that this is as far as he went in concern to laying hands on her.
Charlie may have been doing her best to mask her emotional instability with feigned toughness towards doing what had to be done, but it is pretty surprising how far she made it in Drexel’s revenge plot considering how much she was deteriorating in the episode. Her emotional struggles aren’t always presented strongly in the episode since she often ends up slightly annoying in how she deals with things (such as yelling at Miles), but she’s been through a Hell of a lot and is bound to break down at any second, so much so that after her thoughts of her mother and Maggie I doubt she would have survived killing a man with his son not too far away (especially considering his backstory involving Drexel). She probably would have completely shut down into herself just to avoid the guilt, so thank goodness Miles showed up when he did.
Aaron The BAMF
Aaron never really has his hero moments, and when they do come to pass he tends to quake where he stands until they go away. Why exactly did he volunteer to come along on this quest again?
This is definitely something to ponder when considering his past, which we are now privy to with this week’s flashbacks. After the pilot episode I always like to picture Aaron rolling around in mounds and mounds of Charmin while using a Google device on his private jet, but I guess his life wasn’t as shiny as I made it out to be. At least not when we jump in. The night the lights went out, Aaron and his wife celebrated their anniversary by being T-boned by a semi. Luckily they survived what appeared to be a horrific accident in the split second it happened, though the editing then did an awkward job of brushing this plot point under the rug, just in time to catch back up with our couple as Aaron’s wife is on her way to pooping herself to death. Yay dysentery.