While “Revolution” has always had its share of guns, sword fights, and bloodshed, the episode “Love Story” seemed especially gory. If you couldn’t stomach this brutal episode, here’s a guide to what you missed out on!
Titus Andover, you are one creepy dude
Under the rule of Titus Andover, if your blood is “unlclean,” that means Titus is gonna replace it with “fresh” Type O blood. That’s bad news for Miles, who gets strapped down to a table to be “purified.” Seeing a blood transfusion done 19th century-style with a hand pump was pretty nasty. Thankfully, Miles isn’t on the table for too long before Rachel shows up to rescue him. They also rescue Jessica, the wife of Titus and blood donor to Miles. Miles isn’t out of danger yet, though, because that hand injury is starting to look bad.
War clan on the move
Miles and Rachel make it back to the settlement. Unfortunately, Titus and his war clan follow them. Jessica slits her wrists (with really deep, disturbing cuts) to avoid having to go back with her “husband.” When Titus finds out, he pillages the settlement. People are killed in all sorts of bloody, terrible ways. Rachel gets hit with a crossbow shot, and things look pretty bleak until the U.S. Army shows up and puts down the threat.
Meanwhile, in Georgia
After Tom’s stunt last week, he and Jason are both “in” with the patriot government. Tom burns the only picture of his wife, and tells Jason it’s time to start their plan to destroy the government from the inside out. No sooner do they get “in,” but they are brutally assaulted with 2×4 boards. Turns out the kidnapping is because the patriots know who Tom is, and they’re keeping Jason as collateral to ensure that Tom behaves.
Meanwhile, after discovering that there’s a government bounty on Rachel’s head, Monroe asks Charlie to team up with him and go warn Rachel. Needless to say, this puts a crimp in the relationship between Charlie and the handsome government bounty hunter she’s been buddy-buddy with. It seems like a strange partnership, but Monroe is a pretty strange guy. Charlie is probably never going to trust him as far as she can throw him.
Yeah, Aaron is basically Harry Potter now
Aaron chats with his girlfriend about his newfound power of resurrection, and refuses to believe that he was “chosen” for some reason.
“I’m not Harry Potter! I’m an agnostic Jew from Minnesota…People don’t get ‘chosen,'” he proclaims, despite the fact that he’s a clearly a magical resurrection man wearing nerd glasses. Maybe the next episode in the series will explain exactly what’s keeping Aaron alive. Or maybe Aaron will get his letter from Hogwarts and go fight some dark wizard.
“Revolution” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.