6.9
8,560 votes
Revolution

Revolution

NBC 2012

One day, electricity just stopped working and the world was suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Now, 15 years later, a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously—and unbeknownst to her—had something to do with the blackout. An unlikely group sets out off on a daring journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Revolution

Revolution - S1E20

#1 - The Dark Tower

8.26

Season 1 - Episode 20

Life-threatening dangers abound on all sides as the Rebels infiltrate the Tower. Miles' leadership abilities and character are sorely tested as well as his feelings for Rachel and Nora. Aaron's genius comes in handy while Tom Neville and Randall Flynn bring new meaning to the dark side.

The episode was rated from 1121 votes.

Revolution - S2E9

#2 - Everyone Says I Love You

8.08

Season 2 - Episode 9

The relationship between Rachel and Gene remains strained as Charlie shows her mom how much she's grown. Meanwhile, Neville gives Jason a determined proclamation.

The episode was rated from 1118 votes.

Revolution - S1E10

#3 - Nobody's Fault But Mine

8.07

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the gang’s quest to rescue Danny, the time has come for Miles and Monroe to meet face to face. Meanwhile, on the verge of reuniting with her brother, Charlie is conflicted by a shocking discovery and Rachel tests Monroe’s patience.

The episode was rated from 915 votes.

Revolution - S1E19

#4 - Children of Men

8.07

Season 1 - Episode 19

Rachel and Monroe battle with more than wits. Meanwhile, Miles, Charlie, Nora and Aaron get inside the Tower but Tom Neville and son Jason get shut out. Miles and Monroe once again face-off, this time even more lethally.

The episode was rated from 1043 votes.

Revolution - S1E18

#5 - Clue

8.05

Season 1 - Episode 18

A captive Nora is tortured and left for dead. Monroe learns of Rachael’s attempt to reach the Tower but is unaware of her deadly plan for him. Meanwhile, Miles is desperate to find out how so many of his close associates are being brutally murdered. Later, Miles, Charlie, Neville, Jason, Hudson and Sanborn struggle to make it out of the Plains Nation to join Rachel and save her from what they believe to be certain death.

The episode was rated from 1093 votes.

Revolution - S2E6
#6 - Dead Man Walking
8.03
Season 2 - Episode 6

As Charlie, Rachel and Gene question Monroe’s true allegiance, Miles himself is weary of his former friend’s intentions. Meanwhile, Aaron continues to have visions that lead to endless questions.

The episode was rated from 1162 votes.
Revolution - S2E5
#7 - One Riot, One Ranger
8.02
Season 2 - Episode 5

Aaron and Rachel speculate on the extreme effects of Nano technology, while he also confides in Cynthia. Meanwhile a figure from Miles’ rugged past, Texas Ranger John Fry reemerges. Fry could be Miles’ chance to bring down the Patriots in a big way, however Fry will need convincing. Charlie has a surprise for Miles and her mother, while Secretary Allenford holds a secret important to Neville.

The episode was rated from 1160 votes.
Revolution - S2E18
#8 - Austin City Limits
8.01
Season 2 - Episode 18

Frustrated with Neville, Jason turns to Miles with crucial information about the Patriots’ next steps for Texas. Determined to derail the Patriots’ plans, Miles and Monroe rush to Austin with Jason, Charlie and Connor in tow. Meanwhile, Aaron grows suspicious of Priscilla’s increasingly unusual behavior.

The episode was rated from 1120 votes.
Revolution - S2E4
#9 - Patriot Games
7.95
Season 2 - Episode 4

Monroe and Charlie's dynamic begins to evolve. Meanwhile, wounds of Miles and Rachel begin to heal, yet her curiosity and heightened awareness could be her undoing. Neville's manipulation of Patriot power brokers makes Machiavelli look like a cherub and Aaron's mind works overtime awake or asleep with mind-blowing effectiveness. Rachel and Miles begin planning a resistance to what they believe might be the Patriot occupation.

The episode was rated from 1163 votes.
Revolution - S2E15
#10 - Dreamcatcher
7.90
Season 2 - Episode 15

Aaron awakes to find himself in a world with power, married to Priscilla and running his company. As he gets the feeling that something isn't quite right, familiar faces begin to appear.

The episode was rated from 1129 votes.

Last updated: jul 24, 2021

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There is a ridiculous amount of self-justification about liking the show going on, in this thread and in general. Almost every person who "likes" it, is quick to point out how they think the premise makes absolutely no sense, but then follow that up with, "... but it's so cool, let's see what they do to explain it." That implies that the writers planned this bizarre setup, in order to give the viewer an explanation for these issues in later episodes. I don't know how someone can have make the criticisms about the show many are making and then turn around and say it's a good show. If the writers base the show in our physical universe, electricity can't disappear. It is possible to knock out electricity temporarily, and ruin electrical devices with something similar to an EMP. But electricity doesn't disappear forever, it exists all around us, not just in things we plug into the wall. It's a plot hole, from bad writing. And that doesn't even factor in how apparently none of the survivors are aware of anything that happened in the world prior to electrical technology. Combustion works, because bullets work. Steam power works, because... well because it does. But no one on the entire planet is aware of this. I guess there was a global conference for people with working brains around the time of the incident and they were all in planes when the electricity went out. All the smart people are dead. Maybe that's the explanation! This show is about what would happen if only stupid people survived. It's Idiocracy with swords!! :)

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I wish they didn't cancel this show.

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For me, the first season had ups and downs. The beginning was a bit slow, I remember enjoying the Pilot but the following episodes were a bit slow-paced, which may be the reason why a lot of people said it had "bad writing", though I don't agree. I mean, a lot of shows have a premise like that and take a while to explain... in LOST, the true reason for the plane crash was only explained towards the end of season 2!! Either way, they already revealed why the power went out, but people dropped it in the beginning.... if I dropped shows because of the premise, I would have missed many of my favourite ones. I'm not saying that it's perfect, it does have a lot of flaws and some details that I don't like, but like I was saying, it had its ups and downs along the season, I liked the parallel stories (specially when they were about Neville, great Giancarlo Esposito :P) and it got way more interesting in the second half. I had mixed feelings about the finale, though.. the whole Randall thing was weird.. and I refuse to believe what Neville has accomplished in the last two episodes. (Plus, can't Monroe be reached by bullets or what?? That was impossible.. I know it's for the sake of the plot, but those guys suck at aiming :S)

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I actually enjoyed watching this TV series. Improvements could be made in areas but overall the show just wasn't being produced to its full potential. Although it had a great plot.

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I really enjoyed watching this. Too bad it was cancelled. Would have loved to see more!

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Best show ever. Going to miss it.

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I'm really sad this show got canceled. I was really hoping to see a second rise to power by the Sebastian "Bass" Monroe. Only this time his empire controlling the entire eastern seaboard, not just the northeast. R.I.P. Revolution, you truly will be missed. Another instance of NBC canceling a show for no reason, other than to insert another show of equal or lesser caliber into it's time slot, with the flawed hope it will reign in better ratings.

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Really? This show has turned out to be misrable. Each episode is about the same thing - kill someone, revenge, a very long walk, monroe/rachel/miles arguing. And also after someone has been killed, lets just introduce someone new to kill. This show simple didn't develop into something - it was merely a never ending loop with a few episodes to expand it. Just like 'The Event' and 'Flashforward'. I'm glad this show finished. I just waited for an ending. Hopefully it will wrap things up properly!

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I've seen all the first season with less and less hope at every episode. At the end : It's one of the worst show I've seen. I'd hope for a good post-apocalystic, steam-punk show and I have a bad soap with mousquets and sabres. A face/palm every 10 minutes. The explanation of the desapearence of the electricity is not the problem, but WHY everyone forget about steam ? About Diesel engine ? and others ? In one of the episode Monroe was happy because they can repair a steam train... 10/15 year for that ??? And the end of the season ! I hope it's a joke because it's really ashamed. Every bad movies' "cliché" are in this show. Perhaps it's the writers' will : mentionned every "clichés" and see if there is enough people to like the show.

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Is there a good reason why we should side with the rebels, other than because " 'merica number one!"? It's hard to side with them when it seems they would be just as bad at running things as Monroe is (which is not that bad).

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