Revolution Season 2 Review “Captain Trips”

Since coming back from the winter break, Revolution has been fairly hit-or-miss on its various story arcs. Unfortunately, “Captain Trips” chose to focus on what’s been a fairly big miss for me, the ongoing Patriot presence in Willoughby. There were definitely some strong scenes to help balance things out, but this was overall a fairly dull episode.

The thing that’s really helped Revolution in its second season is the consistent style and tone it’s managed to keep. The downside to consistency, though, is that there’s always the danger of repetition, and that’s sadly what the whole plague storyline feels like. Really, the arrival and death of Horne should’ve been the end of Willoughby. By the midseason finale, the Patriots had been fully established as an untrustworthy, despicable organization. The idea that they would want to weed out “undesirables” isn’t exactly a surprise, and the fact that this is once again taking place in Willoughby further detracts from the excitement.



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