'Revolution' Season 2: Creator Eric Kripke on the new big bad (plus an exclusive clip)

Eric Kripke counts himself as a fan of "the Joss Whedon school of showrunning," in which a season of TV is driven by a "big bad." In the case of Kripke's show "Revolution," the current big bad is ... the U.S. government?The first two episodes of Season 2 have dealt in part with a group claiming to represent the exiled U.S. government returning to the mainland and promising to reunite and restore the country. Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) is highly suspicious of their agenda, and in Wednesday's (Oct. 9) episode, you'll see some more questionable moves by what the show calls the Patriots."There have been a lot of hard swallows in the writers' room," Kripke says about making the Patriots the villains this season. "Obviously we're Americans -- I'm a proud American -- and we're taking a lot of the patriotic iconography of the United States and we're twisting it into something ominous and malevolent. ......



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