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(warning: spoilers for most recent episode)
This recap is ANIMAL THEMED! For REASONS!
Who’s the snake, the horse, and the dog (yes, I know there were literal dogs, but stay with me here) of Revolution? Read on after the rating to find out…
Episode Rating: 6 blood-soaked diners (out of 7)
Best Moment: “Don’t leave me, everybody leaves me.”
I would watch Danny and Captain Neville for the whole hour. The dynamic they’re building here is absolutely fascinating. Danny is being stripped (literally - his shirt seems to have left its sleeves somewhere on the road) to the core, leaving behind a dark-eyed strength that Neville seems to be respecting more and more… even if Neville doesn’t quite realize it. Of course, Neville’s still in control, as seen during the pair’s time in the storm shelter. Just watch the way he combines honest fear and exhaustion with a careful manipulation of Danny’s youth and emotional state - referencing the dead father? Classic move. The camera focuses on Danny’s face as he makes careful, tiny steps forward. It was like coaxing a spooked horse and it was amazing to watch.
Oh beautiful, soulless Bass Monroe - there’s something serpentine about you, isn’t there… and you make the most of very little screentime. First, there’s the way he enters Rachel’s room, sliding through the candlelight (seriously, did they make up the premise of this show just so they could constantly light scenes in gorgeous amber tones?). Then that terrifying, seductive moment where his tongue darts out to lick his finger before he calls in his favorite torturer. No direct violence, of course. Monroe keeps his distance. Rachel’s complete lack of reaction (until the end, when he mentions Danny) is first odd and then heartbreaking, considering the implication that she’s been imprisoned and regularly tortured for about 10 years. We see in flashbacks that she’s always been strong, but now she’s numb.
And one other thing: