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  • Revolution comes from the minds of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke. It is an action adventure in which a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape. This is a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- have mysteriously blacked out.

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Declaration of Independence

    Aired 5/21/14

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    Memorial Day

    Aired 5/14/14

  • S 2 : Ep 20


    Aired 5/7/14

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    S#!& Happens

    Aired 4/30/14

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    Austin City Limits

    Aired 4/2/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Billy Burke

    Miles Matheson

  • Tracy Spiridakos

    Charlie Matheson

  • Giancarlo Esposito

    Tom Neville

  • Zak Orth

    Aaron Pittman

  • David Lyons

    Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Rudy: There are no more tall ships, no more steam boats. They were all destroyed in the war or ripped apart for lumber. Or the militia's got em. Hell, getting to England is like getting to the moon.

    • Miles: Corporal.
      Sgt. Strausser: I'm a sergeant now.
      Miles: Well, let's be honest, you're a sociopath, is what you are. Before the blackout, you'd have been locked in a rubber room.

    • Aaron: (after having the boy "kill them all" the boy asks) Why didn't you just ask me to heal her?" Great question kid!

    • Miles: (spying Aaron at the door) Who's Beardy McGee?

    Notes (81)

    • TV Audience (USA) - 11,650,000

    • Tagline:
      15 years after the blackout...they will light the way.


    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 17, 2012 on Citytv
      Australia: September 19, 2012 on Fox8
      Turkey: November 25, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Finland: January 9, 2014 on Sub

    • Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    • TV Audience (USA) - 9,210,000 (+DVR - 14,080,000)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 24, 2012 on Citytv
      Australia: September 26, 2012 on FOX8
      Turkey: December 2, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Finland: January 16, 2014 on Sub

    • JD Pardo and Elizabeth Mitchell were credited but did not appear in this episode.

    • TV Audience - 8,320,000 (+DVR - 12,790,000)

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    Trivia (9)

    • The episode was formerly titled "Pontiac, Illinois", and showed scenes of the future look of the town of Pontiac, IL. Guest star C. Thomas Howell, who played the role of Jacob; starred in the movie Grandview U.S.A. as Tim Pearson, which was filmed in Pontiac, IL.

    • Hutch gives his full name as "Ken Hutchinson". That was also the full name of David Soul's character on Starsky & Hutch.

    • The number of the train is 47. This number reoccurs in all of JJ Abrams shows.

    • The steel trussbridge filmed in this episode does not resemble the steel-reinforced concrete bridge currently spanning the Allegheny River at Freeport, PA.

    • There are some inconsistencies between the map that Randall Flynn shows to Grace in the episode and the map that Tom Neville has displayed in his house. Although Flynn's map shows that the southern portions of modern-day British Columbia have been annexed by the California Commonwealth, it does not show that the Commonwealth has annexed the Baja California peninsula of modern-day Mexico. In addition, Neville's map appears to show that the Monroe Republic controls parts of modern-day Maritime Canada, with a northern border along the Saint Lawrence River in modern-day Quebec.

    • Upon learning that Nora wants to cross the river, Mia automatically assumes that the group are traveling to Philadelphia. Although that may be a logical conclusion to which one would jump, Philadelphia is not necessarily the only destination of choice. For all Mia knew, they could have been headed toward any number of other cities along the east coast (Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk), or any number of smaller cities inland (Frederick MD, Cumberland MD, Chambersburg PA, Carlisle PA, etc.).

    • Freeport, Pennsylvania (where most of this episode's events take place) is on the banks of the Allegheny River. Morgantown, West Virginia isalong the Monongahela River. Throughout the episode, it is implied that they are on the same river (especially with Miles saying "We cross the river at Morgantown", then "If we want to get Danny back, we've got to get across that river" a short time later), which is not the case. The Allegheny and the Monongahela flow independently along separate paths, coming together to form the Ohio River in Pittsburgh.

    • In this episode, Miles, Charlie, et al. attempt to infiltrate a heavily fortified Philadelphia via the subway tunnels and surface through the only unsealed exit at Girard Station. In reality, Girard Station is elevated, much like a significant portion of SEPTA's Market-Frankfort Line. In fact, the entirety of the Market-Frankfort Line north of Girard station (reaching into Philadelphia's northern neighborhoods) is elevated, as well as Spring Garden Station to the immediate south.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Shawshank Redemption:
      When Miles is looking for a way out he tells Nicholas that his plan to tunnel they're way out "Shawshank" using chair legs, etc. In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne tunneled his way out of the prison to freedom.

    • Stephen King's "The Stand." When introduced to the rebels, Miles introduces themselves as "Stu Redman" and "Frannie," character names from another famous post-apocalyptic drama.

    • Willoughby, the name of the town in this episode of "Revolution," is an ironic reference to an imaginary town of the same name in "A Stop at Willoughby," an episode of Rod Serling's classic TV series, "The Twilight Zone."

    • Title - Captain Tripps - Allusions to Steven Kings Book "The Stand"  What the disease outbreak was called.

  • Fan Reviews (221)
  • Cancellation was predictable...

    By aquarius32761, Apr 07, 2015

  • Give us an ending

    By obrn4life, Mar 23, 2015

  • BRING IT BACK!!! Now

    By teresaoverton503, Mar 20, 2015

  • Glad it ended where it did

    By jenshadus, Nov 20, 2014

  • Why cancel the good shows

    By alaincraven, Oct 26, 2014