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(Welcome to 5 Things + 1 Other Thing, because the Tivli blogger likes listing things about TV.)
5 Best Quotes + 1 Other Quote
This episode had a lot of fun stuff. Fight clubs! Trains! Codewords! Log bombs!
Episode Rating: 8 secret American flags (out of 10)
Here are the five best lines from the episode…
1. “Aaron, Guard Nipples.”
For some reason, this is the episode where everyone decided to get annoyed with Nate’s choice in clothes and it was weirdly hilarious. The best part was that Neville knew exactly who had been captured from the clues “following us, short hair, shirt too tight.” And yes, I know we found out who Nate really is (he’s finally starting to get interesting, though I still don’t know what the deal is with his Charlie-shaped soft spot), but I’m probably still going to call him Nate for a while. Or Nipples. Heh. I love Miles.
2. “There are twelve of them.”
After standing inappropriately close to Rachel one too many times, she finally gives in and tells General Monroe what she knows. She’d say she broke because of the whole “my son is in horrifying danger” thing, but I think it was the piercing and ridiculously pale gaze of a very pretty/creepy dude. But now we know the plot… twelve pendants to find. Gotta love a good ol’ quest for mystical objects.
And there’s something very dangerous in Rachel’s face now. I like it.
3. “You in, or are you gonna try to kill my brother again?”
Yes, Charlie, good. You’re both impressively strong and infuriatingly incompetent, so it’s nice to see you take on more of a leadership role. You do have a talent for getting people to do what you want, even when they are much older and meaner and knowledgeable about explosives.
4. “We only hit the bag. We never hit people.”
“Except, son, if they’re our angelic-looking captives with whom we make lots of weirdly intimate eye contact.”
Now might be the time to mention that I really love Stockholm Syndrome (captive sympathizing with captor) and Lima Syndrome (vice versa) storylines, and this one is especially well done. I’m not sure what I liked most… Danny’s solid punch to Neville’s ribs, or Neville’s shocked and thrilled reaction. It pretty much sums up their whole relationship. Those two are going to get much more screwed up and intertwined before the end of the season, and I can’t wait. The whole mess is especially poignant considering that we’ve now seen the man Neville used to be.
5. “That’s just what I’m going to do, Miles. Spread my legs and show you everything.”
The militia storyline is by far the best thing this show has done. And the smartest, since it’s been doling out increasingly intense confrontations for Miles and making the inevitable showdown with Monroe into an almost mythic event. If a show is going to rely this heavily on flashbacks, they can’t just tell us who these people were. We have to be on the edge of our seats waiting for the next bit of history, the next hint of why “best friend” became “target.” Thank goodness Revolution has given the most backstory to its best actors (Giancarlo Esposito and Billy Burke), because every moment of that Tom/Miles fight was just overflowing with unspoken history. And of course, one should never deny Captain Tom Neville a chance to be sassy to his former boss.
And of course, best of all…
6. “I’m looking for a biography of Joe Biden.”
GREATEST. CODEWORD. EVER.