NBC’s Revolution is on a roll. Within the first four episodes, we were hit with a one-two punch of secrets and death. According to creator Eric Kripke, there’s even more where that came from. ScreenCrave recently spoke to the showrunner about the tumultuous events heading our way. This week, we delve into Neville’s past and meet his wife, who’s played by a familiar face. Kripke also teased Danny’s imminent rescue, and Miles and Monroe’s uneasy reunion. Plus, Grace’s story isn’t over yet!
Tonight’s episode “Soul Train” marks the debut of Grey’s Anatomy alum Kim Raver. The actress stars as Capt. Neville’s (Giancarlo Esposito) wife, who’s more than meets the eye.
Eric Kripke: We’re planting Kim now, and then, you know we’re going to meet her in the present day and really explore her character a couple episodes down the line. And we’re going to see how… a very normal suburban wife before the blackout, post-blackout, transformed into a Lady Macbeth.
Speaking of the blackout, Kripke teased they may reveal its origin sooner than later.
Eric Kripke: You know there was a phenomenon that, you know we have up our sleeve as to what caused the blackout… What you saw in that globe shot [of darkness spreading across the Earth] is an accurate representation of what we are working on… Right now we’re currently in the writers room. We’re talking dangerously about revealing that secret before the end of the first season.
Another mystery hanging over the series is Grace’s (Maria Howell) disappearance. As someone who has access to electricity, she’s an integral part of the Revolution journey.
Eric Kripke: I think the next time we see her again is Episode 7, so not too far away. And we see who Randall is, this person who kidnapped her in Episode 2, and we get to learn more about him. And we start to expand it because she is under duress with this character Randall, and you know she’s in a dangerous position right now… The second half of the season Grace and Randall, and what’s happening with their story line really begins to play a huge, huge part in the main story line of the show.
Right now, Charlie’s (Tracy Spiridakos) main objective is finding and rescuing Danny (Graham Rogers). But how long can the writers really drag that out?
Eric Kripke: We can keep that quest going until Episode 10, and then we shake things up… We climax that story, because you can’t keep that story going forever. And we never had any intention of keeping the search for Danny going forever.
We’re still early in the season, and already so much has been revealed about Miles. He has a connection with the Militia and had a hand in Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) leaving. We wonder what else he’s hiding?
Eric Kripke: Certainly within Season 1 we reveal what the story line with Rachel was all about, and reveal not just to the audience, but to Charlie, which, you know I think will be pretty explosive for Charlie to hear.
As for Miles’ inevitable reunion with Monroe (David Lyons), things will get complicated.
Eric Kripke: In Episode 10 they confront each other for the first time in years, and we think it’s pretty explosive and emotional. When they see each other they’re not sure whether they’re going to kill each other or hug each other. We think it’s really interesting that, you know the hero of the show and the big bad of the show have such a close relationship.
Whew! Episode 10 can’t get here fast enough.
Revolution airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
What are you looking forward to the most?