Revolution 2.17 “Why We Fight” Review

Monroe is tired of waiting for the right moment to fight the Patriots and takes matters into his own hands. His respect for Miles is not enough anymore as he fights to take back the Monroe Republic.

The episode begins with the Patriots raiding another safe house as Monroe, Rachel and Miles watch on. The young recruit who Miles set free last week revealed their location much to Monroe’s chagrin. They set up camp elsewhere and Miles and Monroe bicker about right and wrong. Miles reveals to the group of Monroe and Connor’s plan to bring back the Monroe Republic, the revelation is not as shocking as Miles intended. It is obvious that Monroe would want to bring it back to win Connor’s loyalty.

Gene has had enough with the two of them arguing and wants to try to fix things his way. He proposes that they sneak into Willoughby and show the townspeople what terrible things the Patriots have done. As a once respected resident of the town, this shouldn’t be a problem. Of course, this is Revolutionand nothing is ever simple. Nor would it make good television if he could just stroll in and convince them. Miles joins Gene and helps him sneak past the guards and into the town. As they look around, he sees that his friends have joined the Patriots and are dressed in full uniform. Gene feels betrayed, how could they have been so easily misled? Gene is reminded that he isn’t so perfect, for years he was aware of the Patriots’ plans as they provided the town with lifesaving medicine. Now he wants to put things right.



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