"Revolution" Soul Train (TV Episode 2012) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • After burying their friend, Miles, Charlie and the others continue their quest to rescue Danny. They learn that Monroe now has a working train and Miles is certain Danny will be transported to Philadelphia. Nora contacts a fellow member of the militia and she decides to blow up the train, even if it puts Danny's life in danger. Danny meanwhile is having a hard time with Captain Tom Neville. In flashbacks, Neville's life at the time of the blackout is revealed. He is clearly prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect his wife and son. In Philadelphia, Rachel tells Monroe about the pendants.

  • As Miles and the others near Neville and his men, Nora re-connects with a fellow rebel. Orders from Monroe up the value of Danny's life.



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  • The episode opens with Tom boxing (and beating) some of the men in his company. He tells Danny to jump in and proceeds to give him a thrashing. Tom flashes back to his life pre-blackout and we see that he was fired, essentially for being too nice.

    Maggie is buried. After 30 minutes Miles wants to get going and they head off to try and find Danny. On their way through the woods they hear what sounds like a train. They run to the woods' edge and see that Monroe's side has a train.

    Monroe tells Rachel that Danny will be boarding the train when it leaves first thing the following morning for Philadelphia. He says that this means they can be together again. She asks him to let Danny go, saying "I'll tell you everything." He says that the reason he's confidence she will tell him what she knows is the fact that he has Danny.

    Miles is sure Danny will be on the train to Philadelphia and that if they don't get him before the train leaves, he says, "he's gone."

    Tom tries to tell Danny a story about his history and Danny tells him to "shut up." This seems to bother Tom greatly and Danny asks what it says about Tom that he beats up 18-year-old kids. Tom flashes back to the night of the blackout and we see him asking a neighbor politely to keep down his loud music as it keeps his kid awake. Before dinner Tom goes downstairs and hits the heavy bag. While he teaches his son how to punch, the lights go out.

    Nora goes to the bookstore in town and asks for a biography of Joe Biden. This is clearly a signal. The man, named Hutch, is a Rebel and he tells her that he's the only one left of his unit. The militia wiped out the rest, including his wife.

    Charlie runs into Tom. He asks her what she's doing and she says she's concerned her boyfriend is cheating on her. They shake hands and she realizes who he is. Tom pretends not to know who she is, then grabs her around the corner. Miles comes to her rescue and tells Charlie to run. Miles and Tom fight and talk. Miles wants to trade for "Nate." Tom isn't interested. Miles says he'll kill him and Tom says "do what you gotta do."

    Nora and Hutch return to their hideout. She tells him to warn Miles that she's putting a bomb on the train. She says killing militia officers is the priority and says Miles will simply have to find Danny first.

    Miles yells at Charlie for ruining the element of surprise they had. She's sad that Miles has become so nasty.

    Tom wants to move Danny to a more secure location. Danny observes that Tom looks nervous and he grabs Danny by the neck. Tom flashes to six weeks following the blackout. His neighbor breaks into his house and begins beating Tom. Tom turns the tables and punches the neighbor relentlessly.

    Charlie wants Miles to stop Nora from blowing up the train. Charlie demands "Nate" give her some information, but he says he can't help her. Mile pulls out a sword and Nate manages to escape.

    Monroe talks to a high-ranking lieutenant named John about taking over North America.

    Nora sneaks onto the train. The bomb is hidden inside a log and she sticks in on a woodpile.

    Danny is loaded onto the train way ahead of schedule and it begins to pull out of the station. Nora sees this and wants them to get the bomb off. Hutch thinks they have to do it for his wife and stabs her in the stomach when she tries to stop the train. Nora tells everybody else about the bomb and Danny both being on the train. She gives them its location.

    Miles and Charlie steal some horses and go after the train. They get on the train and Miles heads for the woodpile.

    Charlie makes her way towards Danny. Danny spots her and jumps on Tom to give her an opportunity. Tom turns the tables and gets Charlie up against a wall before Danny helps her out.

    Miles manages to pull the bomb out of the fire and throw it off the train.

    Before Charlie and Danny can escape, Nate shows up and grabs her. Tom has a gun to Danny's head. He gives Nate an order to bring her to him, but Nate tosses her off the train. Tom puts Danny in cuffs and when Nate points a gun at Miles he jumps off the train. Tom glares at Nate and says "I told you to bring me the girl."

    Charlie stares at the train as it heads away with tears in her eyes. Miles tells her he can't be the uncle she knew, in large part because he's going to have to go to Philly and kill his best friend. The next stop is Philly.

    Tom arrives triumphantly in Philadelphia. He embraces his wife, who looks at Nate with a smile. "Hello, Jason." Nate is Tom's son. Another flashback, this time to Tom teaching his young son that they can't be scared.

    Monroe again asks Rachel what Ben was working on. She sits at a desk and begins writing. She says they were both working on it, and draws him a picture of the pendant Aaron is wearing. She tells him there are 12 of them.

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