'Revolution' recap: Blackout cause revealed in 'The Children's Crusade,' sort of

Technically, NBC wasn't really lying in those ads that promised this week's "Revolution" would reveal the truth behind the blackout."How did it really all begin? And who's responsible? Next Monday, the truth will be revealed!" screamed last week's promos for the Nov. 5 episode "The Children's Crusade."Viewers sort of got an answer during the installment's flashback storyline. Three years before the blackout, Ben (Tim Guinee) and Rachel Matheson (Elizabeth Mitchell) were hard at work on a device that would generate "clean low cost electricity." But as Ben explained to Department of Defense Assistant Secretary Flynn (Colm Feore), the device backfired. "Instead of generating electricity it inhibits it," Ben tells Flynn. "It's a failure, but a very very interesting one." He then gives Mr. Flynn a vivid demonstration of what the device is capable of, and the Assistant Secretary couldn't be more interested."Can this be replicated? On how large a scale?" he asks Ben, as Rachel...



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