The Man Under the Hood!! Revolution S2 Ep.19 Recap!!

WARNING: SPOILERS!! THAT IS ALL!!

Miles deals with a group of Texas Rangers while heading back to Willoughby.

Miles deals with a group of Texas Rangers while heading back to Willoughby.

Charlie, Monroe, Connor and Miles return from Texas after stopping the assassination of President Carver. Soon they are pursued by Texas Rangers. They split up while Miles leads the Rangers on a goose chase until the wagon flips over. The Rangers keep Miles pinned down and he is forced to kill them all. Monroe, Connor and Charlie return to Willoughby when Charlie notices that Miles has not returned. Elsewhere, Miles finds a ruined home and ends up trapped in the basement. He makes several futile attempts to escape. While searching for Miles with her mother and Monroe, Charlie runs into Tom Neville. He forces Charlie to take him to their camp in Willoughby. Monroe and Rachel come close to finding Miles at the ruined home unaware that he is in the basement. Charlie leads Neville to an empty house where she attempts to strike against Tom before she is thrown to the floor. Tom asks again about Jason and Charlie tells him the awful truth. During their search for him, Rachel and Monroe find Miles jacket covered in blood. Two days pass since Miles disappeared. Monroe and Rachel head out again. Still trapped in the basement and bleeding from the wound he received earlier, Miles begins to lose hope.

Tom Neville is just a little bit upset over the death of his son.

Tom Neville is just a little bit upset over the death of his son.

It’s been a long break but Revolution is back and a lot of stuff went down in this episode. Let’s jump into it. Charlie is visibly shaken after killing her one true love Jason Neville in Texas. It was a tough decision that she will obviously have to deal with the rest of her life. Then, I wondered how Tom Neville will react when he finds out what happened to Jason. He finds Charlie while she was looking for Miles and immediately asks about Jason, knowing his son would come to her after he was such a jerk to him earlier. Tom badgers and belittles his son who he loves so much. Yeah, “Father of the Year” he ain’t. Tom pushes Charlie to tell him about Jason and she does her best to keep the truth hidden but Tom is not dumb. He’s an idiot, but not dumb. He sees in Charlie’s eye the truth he feared—his son is dead. At first he thinks Miles or Monroe killed him to which he seemed to smile gleefully, as if Jason had died honorably. But when Charlie tells him she killed Jason, Tom damn near wanted to cry. Not because his son was killed but because his son was killed by an unworthy opponent. Charlie poured out her heart to Tom who takes the news by shooting madly and missing Charlie which is weird. He gets another opportunity to kill her when she lets him press his gun against her head and nothing happens when he pulls the trigger. Whether he miscounted or emptied his gun on purpose, I don’t know. Maybe for a moment, he felt remorse for Charlie for being forced to kill someone she loved, an act he couldn’t do before when Jason attacked him. Or Tom could feel like total crap since the last moment he had shared with Jason was an argument. It might be the latter since after he failed to kill Charlie, Tom drops to his knees and weeps. Guess he does have feelings. He’s still a dick though.

Rachel and Monroe iron things out.

Rachel and Monroe iron things out.

Rachel and Monroe have butted heads numerous times since even before the blackout. This conflict would eventually boil over. While searching for Miles who had gone missing, Monroe and Rachel have it out. They lay their cards on the table and lay into each other, letting their true feelings for one another come out. During this, Monroe kisses Rachel. What was all that about? Now one would expect them to hate each other even more but this does not appear to be the case. When Rachel finds Miles’ jacket caked in his blood, Monroe expresses comfort, telling her that Miles is too stubborn to die. They do not like each other very much but one thing is certain—they both care about Miles. Their impromptu theory session has seemed to clear the air between them as they gear up over the next couple of days keeping up the search for Miles. Hopefully this new change between Rachel and Monroe lasts a bit.

Aaron Pittman is having a total Frankenstein moment. The nanites have taken over Pricilla and refuse to help him find Miles, saying that they will kill her and his friends if he asks them to help out again. The nanotech also denounce Aaron as their creator and state that they rule over him. So basically the micro-machines made Aaron their bitch. They tell him what to do, and what they want. Aaron’s not the toughest guy in the world so this is not challenge especially since they have him by the balls being in Pricilla’s body and they can kill her at less than a moment’s notice.

Remember at the start of the season when Miles burned down the shed he was living in and his hands were covered in blood? Well that’s because the nanotech visited Miles in the form of his brother Ben Matteson and demanded him to stay away from Charlie and Rachel. Miles ignores the figment of his brother and he punches a mirror that reflected the dead bodies of Rachel and Charlie. That explains the blood of his hands. Miles likely burned down the shed as an attempt to get rid of another bad memory. What sets Miles apart is that he is a survivor. When he became trapped in the basement of a ruined home, Miles made several attempts to escape. He sees the picture of a cat hanging from a rope with the words “Hang in there” blazoned across the top. Miles does that, he hangs in there even when despair sets in. He finds a guitar pick with Rachel’s name written across it which spurs him on and he eventually frees himself. With Miles back in the saddle, I can’t wait to see what happens when he finds out about Monroe locking lips with Rachel.