This week’s Revolution was a bit better than the previous episodes, though I’m still baffled by Charlie. As expected, things are getting more and more violent and her reactions don’t make much sense to me. Let’s take this one step at a time:
- We know for sure that she watched her mother murder a guy trying to rob them of food when she was a child
- She volunteered to kill a guy in order to gain Nora’s help (though we’re never really told why she’s vital – what Nora could do that Miles can’t)
- She seemed pretty cool with shooting a guy in the chest with an arrow to save Miles when he was taken hostage, not to mention the explosives
- Yet, she is extremely sensitive to violence and death (zoning out when the rebel kid died during a militia attack? Get your head in the game, girl!)
I feel like she’s a really poorly developed character and easily the least interesting. I’m also confused as to why she’s so quick to accept that Nora is vital. The syllogism is that she needs Miles to find Danny, and Miles needs Nora. Therefore, Charlie needs Nora. But there’s no additional information. Yes, Nora is totally kickass, clever, and an asset to their team, but so far we’re not really given any reason as to why she is the sole person who can get Danny back to his family. Even Miles points out in this episode why she’s holding onto Nora so tightly and her response was “You said we needed her.” C’mon. Give us something to work with here.
Annnnd, since when does Charlie think her dad’s a coward? I’m not disagreeing, but seriously, when did that happen?
This episode did have an actual plot twist, though! Miles is the commanding general of the Monroe Militia? I actually would really love to see more of that history and development.
In other news, mysterious Grace is missing, Danny got kind of awesome, Nora got dumped for being too badass (apparently this Frank guy is an idiot), and no word on Rachel still being alive.