Memorial Day!! Revolution S2 Ep.21 Recap!!

Rachel sees first hand how much the nanotech has gone awry.

WARNING: SPOILERS!! THAT IS ALL!!

Charlie, Miles and Gene sneak into the Patriot camp to ride the "crazy train"--full of mustard gas.
Charlie, Miles and Gene sneak into the Patriot camp to ride the “crazy train”–full of mustard gas.

Monroe and Tom resolve their differences as they plan to take down the Patriots and Washington. Miles and Charlie find the man Marion spoke of. Joe shows them the tanker car full of mustard gas. In Willoughby, Marion searches Truman’s office and discovers that Patriots intend to unleash the mustard gas on Austin, Texas. She takes the information to Miles and Miles makes plans to steal the train. Matt finds Monroe and tells him about Miles’ plan. Marion brings Joe and his daughter to speak with Miles who reluctantly accepts their help. Elsewhere, Rachel searches for Aaron and finds him at a house with power. He tells Rachel about the nanotech taking over Pricilla’s body. Pricilla tells Rachel about her plan to control humanity. The plan to steal the Patriot train is put into motion. Joe’s daughter sneaks Miles, Gene and Charlie into the train yard and Joe grabs the conductor. However, the Patriots quickly discover them and a gunfight ensues. The conductor is killed in the process and Joe is forced to drive the train himself. Charlie and Miles take out the remaining Patriots and Joe runs the train full steam. At the house, Rachel and Aaron devise a plan to stop the nanotech. Monroe, Tom and Connor wait for the train to arrive further down the track and steal it from Miles, Charlie and Gene. Tom aims a gun at Charlie but Monroe intervenes. Miles joins the scuffle and knocks out Tom. The tanker is shot in the process and is discovered to be empty. They learn from Joe about the meeting in the courthouse in Willoughby and deduce that the Patriots intend to unleash the gas there. After President Davis gives his speech, Truman prepares to release the mustard gas but not before he kills Marion.

Monroe and Miles still do not see eye to eye.
Monroe and Miles still do not see eye to eye.
Good help is hard to find. Miles hopes to have a strong resistance team against the Patriots but the Truman’s hold on Willoughby is strong. He has to make use of the father and sister of the Patriot recruit he shot in Texas. At this point, he probably wondering if he made the right choice in not hanging out with Monroe a little bit longer. But Miles is resourceful and makes due with his ragtag crew. He and Charlie seemed to enjoy themselves after successfully stealing the train, sharing a laugh when Joe blows the whistle in triumph. Monroe decides to give Neville a shot since Tom shares the same deep, seeded hatred as Monroe for the Patriots. Tom has stabbed Monroe in the back plenty of times before and Monroe trusts him just about as far as he can throw him. Still, he needs all the help he can get. Tom knows Monroe will never fully abandon Miles and the evidence becomes clearer when Monroe prevents him from shooting Miles in order to kill Charlie for Jason’s death. However, Neville has nothing to lose so killing Miles and Charlie is not a problem for him if Monroe were to kill him afterward. Luckily for Tom, Miles knocks him out a short tussle. The nanotech has gone off the deep end, which is how it would appear to us humans. In machine terms, they have studied how humans are capable of death and see this as something in need of being fixed. Rachel finds the house that Aaron is being held captive in by the nanotech. Inside, she sees the bodies of two Patriot soldiers and a woman locked in a trance who has brushed the hair off her head. Aaron tells Rachel about the nanotech riding around in Pricilla’s body. The nanotech wants to use Rachel for their next test subject which doesn’t go over well with Rachel. She tries to convince Aaron to help her defeat the micro-machines and save Pricilla, but poor Aaron is scared to death of them and what they will do to Pricilla. Aaron relents and decides to help, remembering what the nanotech did to him when they were rooting around in his noggin. He and Rachel attempt to destroy the nanotech by electrocuting them but this just makes them angry. Barbeque anybody?

Rachel sees first hand how much the nanotech has gone awry.
Rachel sees first hand how much the nanotech has gone awry.
The Patriots always seem to have a contingency plan up their sleeve. The tanker car Miles had stolen is empty. At some point, Truman had the mustard gas moved to the courthouse in Willoughby and plans to unleash it on the town, killing everyone except for those brandishing “Ol’ Glory” on their uniform. Miles and his ragtag crew which includes Monroe race back to Willoughby to save the town from their political overlords. Will they be in time? Rachel and Aaron have infuriated the nanotech. What will they do and will they be able to save Pricilla?

Sidenote: As of May 10, NBC has officially canceled Revolution thus making next week’s episode the last in the series. Good things must come to an end, I guess.

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