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Review Billy Grifter 7 Mar 2014 - 09:15
Revolution continues to channel The Matrix in this week's uncharacteristically enjoyable episode...
This review contains spoilers.
Not often does anything that happens in Revolution surprise me, because it’s usually constructed with the complexity of TV aimed at small children. But the end of the last story threw the sort-of crazy twist that only science fiction - or maybe Dallas - can. Aaron’s attempt to end the rule of the nanites ended with him waking up in 2014, with the post-electronic era relegated to just a crazy dream.
Dreamcatcher started with that same altered reality, and then decided to ride the concept around, like a feral child on a motorbike he’d stolen. It pains me to say so, but for forty minutes or so, this was much more entertaining than the usual Revolution guff, by some considerable margin.
As I said last week, »
Revolution, Season 2, Episode 15: “Dreamcatcher”
Directed by Roxann Dawson
Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on NBC
It doesn’t take too long for Aaron to clack together his ruby slippers and remind himself that there’s no place like home, even though that familiar landscape is a desolate, sprawling hellscape where there’s exactly zero chance of a cold beer.
The nanites easily could have trapped Aaron in this alternate reality for multiple episodes. Instead, he is back to reality before the closing credits. What existed in the electrified world of his mind was false and he could not accept that, despite the promise of a more comfortable life. It’s a shame, though, that the episode’s two major twists — that the world of Pittman Digital existed only in his mind and the nanites tricked him into believing he was back in the »
- Kris Holt
2 items from 2014
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