'Revolution' midseason premiere shocker: Eric Kripke explains the dramatic ending (major spoilers)

Death came to "Revolution" again in the shocking ending to midseason premiere episode "The Stand." We're only halfway through Season 1 and the show has already lost its second full-time cast member, now that Danny (Graham Rogers) has joined Maggie (Anna Lise Phillips) as casualties of the increasingly dangerous rebellion."I think it's exactly the right type of shocking development that really ramps everybody up emotionally for their mission in the second half of the season," showrunner Eric Kripke says of the decision to kill off Danny. "It emotionally escalates everything."Poor Danny had only recently been reunited with his mother Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell), sister Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and uncle Miles (Billy Burke) before he bravely faced off against an attacking Monroe militia helicopter and saved the rebels by shooting it down. As the copter came crashing down out of control, Danny was struck and killed by the spray of bullets."Every character needs an intense emotional drive...



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