8,510 votes


NBC 2012

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And 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. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Revolution

Revolution - S1E2

#1 - Chained Heat


Season 1 - Episode 2

In order to rescue Danny, Miles knows he and the gang will need help. Thus, the search begins for Nora, a rebel fighter battling against the Militia. Meanwhile, Aaron confides in Maggie and Danny lays witness to what Captain Neville is capable of.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Revolution from 1166 votes.

Revolution - S1E1

#2 - Pilot


Season 1 - Episode 1

A family struggles in an American landscape of empty cities, militias and freedom fighters, where every piece of technology has blacked out forever.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Revolution from 1506 votes.

Revolution - S1E6

#3 - Sex and Drugs


Season 1 - Episode 6

In order to save Nora from her injury, Miles leads the gang on a detour to visit an old acquaintance of his for medical support, but they quickly find themselves in unfriendly territory. Aaron recalls his meek history as he looks back at his pre/post-blackout life, and Neville delivers Danny to Monroe.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Revolution from 930 votes.

Revolution - S1E3

#4 - No Quarter


Season 1 - Episode 3

On the run from the Militia, Nora leads Miles and Charlie back to the Rebel camp. Aaron and Maggie search for Grace, and Danny stands up to one of Captain Neville’s men.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Revolution from 1049 votes.

Revolution - S1E4

#5 - The Plague Dogs


Season 1 - Episode 4

After Charlie and Nora rescue Miles from Militia, they set off to meet Aaron and Maggie. Tracking Miles and Charlie at every turn is Nate. As the gang reunites and continues on their journey, unforeseeable challenges await.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Revolution from 981 votes.

Revolution - S2E22

#6 - Declaration of Independence


Season 2 - Episode 22

Miles, Charlie and Monroe launch an attack on the Patriots, but must improvise a risky new plan in order to halt the oncoming war between California and Texas. Out for revenge, Neville sets his sights on President Davis. Meanwhile, Aaron and Rachel’s efforts to save Priscilla from the nano-tech has unexpected consequences.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Revolution from 1055 votes.

Revolution - S2E11

#7 - Mis Dos Padres


Season 2 - Episode 11

Monroe finds himself in unfamiliar territory and must make a choice about his son, Conner while Neville and Julia continue to tango at Jason's dismay. Meanwhile, Gene leads Charlie to an uneasy discovery.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Revolution from 1102 votes.

Revolution - S2E20

#8 - Tomorrowland


Season 2 - Episode 20

Truman, empowered with new authority from the President, launches a mustard gas attack designed to kill Miles and Monroe. To Rachel's disappointment, Miles agrees to join Monroe in a ruthless plot to beat the Patriots at their own game. As Neville faces his own challenge from the Patriots, Aaron grows increasingly alarmed by the power of the nanotech.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Revolution from 1063 votes.

Revolution - S1E12

#9 - Ghosts


Season 1 - Episode 12

A final act of heroism by one of their own saves the lives of Charlie and the gang, but the loss devastates everyone and they must carry on with heavy hearts but increased resolve. Miles sets out on a mission with Nora to recruit his former Militia comrade, Jim Hudson and enlist his savage killing skills. Meanwhile, Rachel looks for a power source and a way back into the heart of her daughter Charlie. Rachel also attempts to elude the grip of Randall Flynn, her ruthless former boss and ally of Monroe.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Revolution from 1092 votes.

Revolution - S2E19

#10 - S#!& Happens


Season 2 - Episode 19

As Miles, Monroe, Charlie and Connor rush to escape Austin, a confrontation with Texas Rangers separates Miles from the group. While out searching for Miles, Charlie is confronted by Neville who demands information on Jason’s whereabouts. As a wounded Miles faces increasingly hopeless circumstances, Aaron learns that the nanotech has been busy.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Revolution from 1073 votes.

Revolution - S1E5
#11 - Soul Train
Season 1 - Episode 5

As the gang nears Neville and his men, their hopes of finding Danny grow until a shocking discovery threatens to impede their efforts. Meanwhile, orders from Monroe have upped the value of Danny's life and Nora connects with a fellow Rebel.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Revolution from 931 votes.

Revolution - S2E16
#12 - Exposition Boulevard
Season 2 - Episode 16

Monroe, Charlie and Connor make their way back to Willoughby, where they find that the Patriots' reeducation center is up and running. An encounter with two of the center's young cadets leaves Rachel and Miles divided on the lengths they are willing to go in order to take down the Patriots. As Neville and Jason find a new ally for their mission, more about the history of the Patriots is revealed.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Revolution from 1091 votes.

Revolution - S1E7
#13 - The Children's Crusade
Season 1 - Episode 7

When Charlie meets a boy who's suffered a plight similar to her own, she relates and longs to help him and his young friends. First, she must convince Miles. Meanwhile, Rachel grows weary of General Monroe as she meets someone from her past.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Revolution from 880 votes.

Revolution - S1E15
#14 - Home
Season 1 - Episode 15

When the past catches up with Miles and Monroe in the form of mutual heartthrob, Emma all hell breaks loose for them physically and emotionally. Charlie and Nora are the ones who rescue Miles this time. Meanwhile Aaron’s life is turned inside out while accompanying Rachel on her tenacious trek to the mysterious Tower where she plans to restore the power.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Revolution from 1043 votes.

Revolution - S2E12
#15 - Captain Trips
Season 2 - Episode 12

When Gene decides to assist the town of Willoughby, Rachel and Charlie feel compelled to help too as Miles and Monroe continue to join forces in order to survive.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Revolution from 1096 votes.

Revolution - S1E9
#16 - Kashmir
Season 1 - Episode 9

Miles and the gang are bound for Monroe's lair - Independence Hall, but their efforts are impeded when they begin to have difficulty separating fantasy from reality. Meanwhile, Neville starts to grow suspicious of Rachel.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Revolution from 858 votes.

Revolution - S1E13
#17 - The Song Remains the Same
Season 1 - Episode 13

Neville faces danger and hard choices as Monroe doubts his loyalty, he disowns his son Jason and gets captured by Miles. Rachel and Charlie begin slowly patching their relationship only to be pulled apart again as Rachel suddenly embarks on a quest to restore the power and her self-respect. She must make a dangerous journey to the mysterious Tower as it holds her only chance at redemption.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Revolution from 1075 votes.

Revolution - S2E21
#18 - Memorial Day
Season 2 - Episode 21

United by their desire to take the Patriots down, Neville and Monroe form an uneasy alliance. As Rachel comes face-to-face with the nano-tech while searching for Aaron, things don't go according to plan for Miles, Charlie and Gene when they try to steal the Patriots' supply of mustard gas.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Revolution from 1044 votes.

Revolution - S2E2
#19 - There Will Be Blood
Season 2 - Episode 2

Miles' life is in grave danger as he finds himself in the clutches of Titus Andover. Charlie is determined to find Monroe, as Rachel and her father, Dr. Porter desperately attempt to revive Aaron. Meanwhile, Neville hatches a plan to infiltrate the Patriots.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Revolution from 1196 votes.

Revolution - S2E17
#20 - Why We Fight
Season 2 - Episode 17

While Dr. Porter and Miles venture into Willoughby in search of allies within the town, Monroe seizes an opportunity to surprise the Patriots. Neville’s political maneuverings put him and Jason in serious danger.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Revolution from 1120 votes.

Last updated: apr 18, 2021



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!! :)


I wish they didn't cancel this show.


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)


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.


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


Best show ever. Going to miss it.


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.


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!


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.


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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