Let’s get this over with as soon as possible.
In the flashbacks we see that when Miles was nearly killed by rebels, Monroe hunted down not just the bomber but also his wife and kids. Monroe is not entirely what we’d call “stable.” He says he would go to the ends of the earth to protect his “family,” his “brother” Miles. Hey, Revolution, I already have one incredibly co-dependent fraternal relationship to watch.
In the present day, Rachel decides that they absolutely need to turn the power back on, so she sets about doing that. To get past the guards/people who have been living in the tower for a decade and a half she blows a large number of them up. Nora gets hit by shrapnel. Charlie wants to get to the infirmary before she bleeds out, but Rachel won’t allow it. She and Aaron leave to head to level 12.
Meanwhile, Gus Fring has taken over the Monroe Republic. He captures Miles and Monroe, allowing Miles to be free and tying Monroe up so they can have a farce of a trial before he is executed. Miles is left to guard him, but lets him go, because it turns out their co-dependence really is “co-“ tastic! The rest of the militia infiltrates the tower.
Miles catches up to Nora and Charlie and together they watch Nora bleed to death. They then run after Rachel and Aaron; Charlie is serious levels of pissed at Rachel for letting Nora die. They reach level 12 and Aaron uses his haXor skillz to re-write his own programme and turn the lights back on. Grace had informed us earlier that since the nanoviralbots are everywhere, this has the distinct chance of killing everyone and setting the world on fire. Good news: it doesn’t.
However, once the group leaves Randal breaks in. He types in some code and monologues that he is a patriot; he believes in the rebel’s cause of unifying the United States once again. With his code, he can send bombs to Atlanta and Philadelphia to destroy the Georgia and Monroe Republics. He shoots himself in the head after.
In the final scene, we pan out to beautiful Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where we learn that there’s a “U.S.” colony… lead by the president of the United States. Dun dun DUN!
Okay well there you have it, or at any rate all the high points. I still say that reading these reviews makes the show sound like it’s good, or at least decent; plus, looking at the ratings, it’s the highest rated show on NBC. (Dear America: You know Community and Parks and Rec are on NBC, right?) But it still falls so flat. There were good performances from Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito tonight, but the other actors just show up and read their lines with somewhat constipated looks on their faces and call it a day. The writing is bland and predictable. All in all it boils down to a cool concept that was poorly executed. If the show manages to stick around for a few years I think it could have the potential to improve, especially if they can bring in some new (and better) people. But from what I’ve seen so far, I have no desire to stick with this show. And since The Resident and I have made the executive decision to recap Supernatural next season instead of this and Once Upon a Time, I don’t have to!