A Major Cliffhanger, A Decision for Miles, and Monroe’s Plans Revealed in Monday’s Finale

Revolution‘s band of fighters have finally reached Philadelphia, but the City of Brotherly Love it ain’t. In fact, the survivors’ troubles are only beginning now that they’re in enemy territory.

Here, co-executive producer David Rambo previews Monday’s big midseason finale (NBC, 10/9c), which features an internal conflict for Miles, the reveal of Monroe’s plans and a possible mother/daughter reunion. The EP also teases what’s in store for the second half of Season 1 (hint: it involves travel), which kicks off on March 25.

TVLINE | What challenges lie ahead for Miles, Charlie and everyone now that they’re in Philadelphia?
Next week will be the first time that all the Mathesons are in the same city since the premiere. So there are lots of opportunities to see what could happen there. A big challenge for Miles is — [as] part of him revealed in the hallucination he had last [Monday] — if Monroe asked him to come back, he would like that. We are going to see Miles and Monroe come face-to-face, and Monroe is going to ask him to come back to the militia.

Revolution 1x10 Nobodys Fault But Mine 008 300x200 A Major Cliffhanger, A Decision for Miles, and Monroes Plans Revealed in Mondays FinaleTVLINE | How does that meeting compare with the one that we saw in this past episode?
(Granted, it was a hallucination.) [Laughs] Well, the hallucinations pretty much express Miles’ own internal needs and wants. Really it was from Miles’ heart, the hallucination. But Monroe really means it when he says, “I want you back. Come back.” We’ll see that next week. Of course, that’s a crisis for Miles.

TVLINE | Despite the fact that obviously something really horrible went down between them and Miles tried to assassinate Monroe, is there a feeling of brotherhood and love when they meet again?
A lot of that’s going to be revealed in [Monday's] episode…. It’s really the heart of the episode. I can tell you we really go pretty deeply into how the bond was formed, how far back in their lives it goes and the crisis that that presents in the present for them both when they come face-to-face. And there is an epic sword fight. I have to say that. It’s fantastic.

TVLINE | You mentioned a cliffhanger. Is it going to be like, “OMG, I cant believe that just happened!” or “What on earth will happen in the first minutes of March 25?!”?
I would say both. We’re going to be off the air for four months. We have to give people something to look forward to in March.

Read the rest of the interview @ TvLine.com

Revolution’s Billy Burke on Miles’ ‘Brilliant’ Run-In With Monroe and Rachel’s Mysterious Backstory

Things get trippy in Monday’s Revolution (NBC, 10/9c) when Miles, Charlie & Co. have trouble figuring out what’s real and what’s fantasy. Their hallucinations will be accompanied by the music of legendary rockers Led Zeppelin, who granted the freshman hit the rights to use two songs – “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and “Kashmir” (which is also the episode’s title) – in the special installment.

Know what else rocks? With only two new hours left before the show takes a hiatus until March 25, Billy Burke tackled some of our burning questions.

Revolution 1x10 Nobodys Fault But Mine 001 300x200 Revolutions Billy Burke on Miles Brilliant Run In With Monroe and Rachels Mysterious BackstoryWHAT’S GOT THE GANG SEEING THINGS? | When the band of survivors finds itself in an incredibly disorienting situation, “We walk the line between what the characters know as reality and what might not be reality [and] what might be playing with their heads a little bit,” previews Burke. “It’s really cool.”

HOW DID MILES BECOME A MILITIA BADDIE? | “We’re going to start to see where it all came from and how it all happened. We actually haven’t gotten to any of those episodes, but I know they’re coming. But as this year comes to a close and we open next year with the second half of the season, from my understanding, we’re going to start to get heavy into that backstory.”

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Giancarlo Esposito talks bad guys, teases big ‘Revolution’ cliffhanger

giancarlo esposito character bio Giancarlo Esposito talks bad guys, teases big Revolution cliffhangerIf you look in the dictionary under devilishly evil, you might well see a picture of Giancarlo Esposito. In the recent past, the Emmy-nominated actor has gone from one bad-guy role to another, starring in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” (as the unpredictable meth dealer Gustavo Fring), ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” (as Sidney Glass of Magic Mirror fame) and of course, in his current role as Major Tom Neville in NBC’s post-apocalyptic hit, “Revolution.”

So which sort of role does he really prefer to play — the rare good guys or those wicked ones he’s known so well for?

“I love them both!” Esposito told The Clicker. “I think you are good and you are bad, and bad and good, and good and bad! It’s actually been really interesting, especially with Gustavo and now Tom. With each role, I find something that is redeemable but yet I find a new level of darkness.”

Esposito’s favorite evil man? “Breaking Bad’s” Gustavo.

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