Revolution

Season 2 Episode 22

Declaration of Independence

20
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 21, 2014 on NBC
8.5
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Priscilla fights her way back to reality with the help of Aaron and Rachel. Trueman's atrocities escalate as he tries to stop the resistance. Bass and Miles kidnap the President.

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  • Beyond disappointing, tedious and boring

    4.0
    Beyond disappointing last ever episode. It was tedious, boring and did nothing to tie up any lose ends. It would have been boring for a filler episode, disappointing for a finale, but for a last ever episode, it was criminal.
  • Decent Season Finale Not Fitting Series Finale

    8.5
    Too many retreads of battles? Maybe. Something killed this series and I suspect even though it had a good core premise the writers just prolonged the struggles with too many battles that had the feel of being reruns. I still need to see how the nanobots are reigned in and defeated, but apparently that's not going to happen. One good discovery was Billy Burke. He became that flawed hero you really liked and rooted for. His support group was also pretty solid and was the anti-hero Miles. I will sorely miss a final resolution to Revolution.



    Here's a thought. My personal favorite TV drama was, and I guess still is, The Fugitive. I know it was mined successfully for a movie, but even that's old history now. I think it could be time to bring it back and who other than Billy Burke is perfect for the David Janssen role of Richard Kimball? Burke is so much reminiscent of Janssen that at time I felt I was seeing Janssen in Revolution. Strange? Maybe, but a new The Fugitive might just be viable with Burke and some talented writers.moreless
  • So sad that they canceled the show

    8.5
    I love this episode, it was a perfect ending for a season.

    To all people complaining about this not being a good ending for the show, this was not intended as an end.

    Some people seems to don't understand that when they wrote, filmed and edited this episodes they didn't know about the cancellation of the show. This was probably shot months if not one year before the network decide to cancel the show.

    Unfortunately networks cancel a lot of good shows during the year, this maybe wasn't the best one but they kept worst show instead of giving another chance to Revolution.

    At the end, I'll miss Revolution and this goes to my infinite list of favorites show that got cancelled instead of others not so great shows.moreless
  • This is goodbye

    9.0
    So we are now saying goodbye to this show. They kind of wrapped up the patriot storyline in this episode. I thought it felt a bit rushed after a whole season of our little band of rebels not making any progress at all in their fight against the Patriots, they suddenly get the upper hand and Texas in their side ( they never mentioned before that Texas has that much more troops than the Patriots and will surely win an armed conflict with them). It was nice that they managed to show Monroe doing the right thing, even if it meant loosing his son in the process. I think when Connor says that he is his family and not Miles and that is the reason that they should stick together, he doesn't quite see that Miles is essentially a brother to Monroe.

    Nice trick with the president , when I really thought that they now all get killed, and it turns out that it was a trick to get the president to confess and that the "patriot soldiers" really were the rebels. I didn't see that coming.

    Nice scene where Charlie tells Miles that she is all for him making a life with her mother, even though I didn't get the feeling that they exactly kept their relationship a secret ( which she seemed to think). I always thought that Charlie knew, as did Monroe and Rachel's father.

    I always thought that the real danger would be coming from the nano and couldn't quite understand why Aaron and Rachel didn't seem to bother telling the others about the development concerning the nano ( they also seemed to think that getting Priscilla free of the nano was a victory). This was probably supposed to be the set up for the next season. It would have been interesting to see what they would have made with this. As pistols, swords and explosives wouldn't do anything to the nanos I just wonder how they would brought this kind of action into the further future story development. I can only imagine that this would have retooled the show and made it something different ( an example would be the epitath episodes at the end of season 1 and 2 of Dollhouse).moreless
  • Spectacular episode, although sadly it left the door wide open.

    10
    If there was a Season 3 coming, this would have been the perfect conclusion to Season 2 and the perfect premise to Season 3. Sadly that's not the case, and I'll really miss this very underrated show.



    So much happened today - I loved the way they got Texas on their side and tha t was really ingenious. The nano storyline was promising but sadly it will never hit full potential aftet a brilliant set-up for a nonexistent Season 3...



    I just liked everything about this episode - if there was a Season3 on its way, this was the perfect cliffhanger... Ugh, but since there is no Season 3, we finish with a whole lot ore uquestions than answers...



    I'll miss Revolution a lot...moreless
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Reiko Aylesworth

Marion Kelly

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Colby French

Colby French

Joe Matthews

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M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey

Frank Blanchard

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Billy Lush

Billy Lush

Scanlon

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Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Dr. Gene Porter

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Steven Culp

Steven Culp

Edward Truman

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