The Season 1 finale of “Revolution” brought the world’s power back on. The opening moments of Season 2, however, reveal that the fix was far from permanent.
As creator Eric Kripke told fans at Comic-Con in July, the lights go back off rather quickly — though not quickly enough to save Philadelphia and Atlanta, the two cities Flynn (Colm Feore) targeted with his nuclear missiles. The devastation in those two cities is discussed more than seen in the first two episodes, but based on what is said, it’s every bit as bad as you might imagine.
So, on that cheerful note, here are some of the other things you can look forward to seeing when “Revolution” returns at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday (Sept. 25) with an episode titled “Born in the USA.”
Time does not stand still: The show picks up several months after the power blinked on and back off. “Where were you when it came back on?” is apparently a good way to make small talk, but understandably most of the main characters aren’t that interested in talking about it.
Scattered: The band has broken up as we return. Miles (Billy Burke), Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) have settled in Texas, where Rachel has reunited with her dad (new cast member Stephen Collins). Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) is somewhere in the Plains Nation, still hunting for Monroe (David Lyons). Tom (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason (JD Pardo) are in a refugee camp in Savannah, looking for Tom’s wife.
USA! USA?: The final shot of last season revealed the president of the United States was living in exile in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The POTUS remains unseen in the first two episodes, but a group claiming to represent him sails into Savannah promising big things. Are they really what they seem? Tom, for one, is mighty skeptical.
Embracing the apocalypse: Despite the earlier timeslot, the show is not shying away from the darker aspects of its story. If anything, the start of this season presents a world that has descended further into chaos. You’ll become familiar with the phrase “war clan.” Speaking of which …
Prepare to meet the single creepiest character on “Revolution” to date. His name is Titus Andover, he’s played by Matt Ross of “Big Love” and “American Horror Story,” and he will make your skin crawl.