Warning: The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains spoilers from NBC’s Revolution.
NBC’s Revolution, in its fourth outing, busted out one of the oldest tricks in the book: inviting us to care, more than we had done to date, about a major-ish character, before killing that person off.
In this case, it was Maggie, the steely British doctor who had been Ben Matheson’s “lady friend” and joined Charlie in the mission to find Danny after Ben was killed by the militia.
They definitely played with out emotions in this one. And they certainly wanted to up the stakes. In the first episode, they killed Ben, who we assumed was going to be a main character. Still, we can, in our minds, chalk that up to part of the show set up. Now, after four episodes, killing what seemed to be a main character after starting to care for her, really plays with our emotions and ups the stakes. Now we know, they will kill characters, which brings up the level of drama. I’m upset about it, but I understand why and I think it’s a good kind of upset.
I’m still finding Charlie just a tad on the annoying side. On the other hand, they have to have a place for her character to go so I’m not too worried about it right now.