This Day We Fight!! Revolution S2 Ep.17 Recap!!

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!!

Miles and Gene head to Willoughby in search of help. Pictured: (l-r) Mat Vairo as Connor, Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson, Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter, David Lyons as Sebastian Monroe, Billy Burke as Miles Matheson

Miles and Gene head to Willoughby in search of help. Pictured: (l-r) Mat Vairo as Connor, Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson, Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter, David Lyons as Sebastian Monroe, Billy Burke as Miles Matheson

Monroe is concerned that the Patriots will find them at their new location since Miles let the recruit they had captured go. Gene offers to go to Willoughby to find help and Miles escorts him. Tom Neville tries to convince Truman to take action against Doyle. After he leaves, Doyle’s men attack him. Miles and Gene sneak into the bar owned by a woman named Marion. Gene tries to reason with her but she is not listening to him. Truman and several soldiers enter the bar. Marion goes to Truman before he suspects something is up. Elsewhere, Charlie, Connor, Rachel and Monroe investigate a bond fire and find several of Duncan’s men standing over the bodies of Patriot soldiers. One of the men tells Monroe that Duncan was killed by Patriots. Miles and Gene search for a way to out of the basement of the bar. Gene asks Mile what he is fighting for. Marion asks Truman about Grant Carson who was killed by his daughter Kim. Truman denies the murder. Meanwhile, Monroe moves against the camp with his new army. Truman is later informed of the attack on the camp while outside Marion’s bar. Marion tells him about Gene and Miles and Truman sends soldiers into the bar. Miles fights his way out with Gene getting injured in the process. They arrive later at their camp site where Miles confronts Monroe about the attack on the Patriot camp. One of the men has deciphered that letter found in Doyle’s office. The Patriots plan to take down the Texas government.

Miles (Billy Burke) is at odds with Monroe (David Lyons) over the attack on the Patriot camp. However, Monroe's savagery may be needed to take down the Patriots.

Miles (Billy Burke) is at odds with Monroe (David Lyons) over the attack on the Patriot camp. However, Monroe’s savagery may be needed to take down the Patriots.

What they say is true, action speaks louder than words. Gene wanted to speak with the people of Willoughby whereas Monroe wants to fight against the Patriots. Gene and Miles return to Willoughby to see if they can rally a posse. While there, Miles finally reveals why he is fighting to save lives. All the bad stuff he did when he was in the Republic still haunt him and he sees this as a way of banishing his own demons. Their first stop is a bar owned by a woman named Marion who once believed in Gene before the Patriots can in and used their Neurolizer on the townsfolk. She tells them the tale of how the Patriots found bombs and a journal in Gene’s house. Clearly, they will not be getting help from these folks anytime soon. Needless to say, the Patriots have done a real number in Willoughby. For a moment it seemed that Marion was coming around when she basically saved Miles and Gene from Patriots. However, when word of the attack on the camp got out, she turned coat and ratted them out. While this was happening, Monroe finds the rest of Duncan’s men where he learns that she was killed by Patriots and they are out for red, white and blue blood. That’s all Monroe needed. He wanted an army and got one without any trouble. He takes his new troops out for a spin and lays waste to the Patriot camp, killing everyone in uniform. This isn’t a problem for Monroe. He has killed for less. But the Patriots destroyed his empire when Flynn dropped the bomb on Philadelphia. He’s been gunning for a chance to pay them back and now he has it. However, his dream of having his son by his side is in question when Connor witnesses first hand just how merciless Monroe can be in battle. Connor watches his father plow through Patriot soldiers leaving no quarter. But Monroe has bigger thorn in his side. Miles is certainly not happy with his friend’s efforts but even he cannot turn a blind eye from the results. Now he wonders if what Monroe provides is right. The Patriots will not listen to words. Perhaps the only way to defeat a tyrant is with another tyrant.

Tom Neville’s plan pans out for him finally. He and Jason are captured by Senator Doyle’s men and Doyle reveals that he learned about Tom’s deception from Jason when he activated the mind control. But Tom doesn’t falter. He remains ever defiant. When Monroe’s army storms the camp, Tom seizes the opportunity to kill Doyle as he promised to Julia earlier in the season. Again, he manipulates Truman into taking the credit and further his position after telling him that one of Monroe’s men killed Doyle. Of course, this is all a rouse for Tom to further his own position. He will continue to use Truman until the time comes to cut him loose. Until then, Tom will play nice with all the President’s men.