The Love Boat
Original Air Date: May 6, 2013
Vincent C. – TwoCents Reviewer
Miles the Magnificent General. Miles the Merciful. Can these two co-exist? Tonight’s episode seems to suggest that perhaps they can. We start off with Miles and Nora blowing up a Monroe Republic lab and kidnapping a scientist.
Two days earlier, Georgia has sent Tom Neville to Miles with reinforcements. Tom is now a commissioned officer of the Georgia Federation. If Miles refuses Tom, then Georgia reinforcements and weapons disappear. Miles is willing to give up Georgia’s help, but Tom also brings news that Monroe is weaponizing anthrax. Dr. Ethan Camp is in charge. Miles will need Tom’s help.
Nora and Charlie are skeptical of Miles helping Tom. “Since when is this a democracy?” asks Miles. The team hop onto a Georgia Navy steamboat that is disguised as a fishing vessel.
On the steamboat, Tom tries to re-bond with Jason, but they remain antagonistic. Tom’s wife caught hypothermia while they were fleeing the Monroe Republic. He blames Jason for their predicament and for his wife almost dying.
In Philly, Flynn does not agree with Monroe’s plans to use anthrax. Monroe calls Flynn his “I.T. guy” and threatens Flynn’s life if Flynn doesn’t speak with Monroe with a little bit more respect. I wonder how much longer Flynn is going to put up with Monroe. Exactly why is Monroe more worthy of Flynn’s pendants than say, Miles Matheson?
Tom stays behind on the steamboat while Miles, Nora, Charlie, and Jason break into the lab and kidnap Dr. Camp and bring him back to the boat.
Rachel and Aaron are trying to get food, but can’t get anyone to barter with them. Aaron eventually gets caught stealing food. The owner of the food is about to execute both Aaron and Rachel, but Rachel shoots first, with a handgun that Miles gave her. The two of them run, but Rachel gets injured.
Below decks on the good ship lollipop, Tom toasts Miles with some alcohol. In the last couple of years, Monroe has been recruiting younger and dumber. It was a pleasure to operate with a true professional. (Miles). Dr. Camp is worried about his family. Monroe kidnapped his family. It turns out that while Miles and his squad were kidnapping Dr. Camp, Tom and his squad were kidnapping Camp’s family. Now, Tom and Miles tell Camp he will help Georgia or never see his family again. Charlie is upset with this turn of events. Nora is also mad at Miles and says she’ll transfer to another rebel unit once they reach shore.
Aaron carries Rachel to an abandoned truck where he helps to fix Rachel’s injured leg. Rachel tells Aaron to leave her, but he won’t abandon her.
A siren on the boat rings. A Monroe Republic river patrol boat is approaching. It might just be a routine inspection. The boat is boarded, but they don’t find Neville or Dr. Camp. The Monroe patrol officer does find a shell of ammunition, which is illegal to have. The Georgia captain has to bribe his way out, but is seems everything is okay. The Monroe patrol officer doesn’t seem to recognize Miles on the boat. Or does he?
As the boat is underway again and Tom comes out of the hiding space, he punches Charlie for defending Camp. While they were hiding, Tom was prepared to kill Camp instead of letting him fall into Monroe’s hands. While Tom had his pistol aimed at Camp, Charlie aimed her pistol at Tom. Miles intervenes and threatens Tom to never touch Charlie again.
Rachel and Aaron survive an encounter with two armed men who were looking for them after they shot the man with the food. Aaron was instrumental in the fight, and Rachel looks genuinely and pleasantly surprised that they survived.
Miles and Charlie argue. Charlie asks how holding Camp’s family hostage is any different from Monroe holding Rachel hostage. Miles admits that it isn’t different. He tried to escape all this madness by hiding in Chicago, but this war. He has to go all out. Even if that means holding Camp’s family hostage.
Charlie locks Miles in his cabin. Jason knocks out Tom. Nora, Jason and Charlie hold the Georgia boat crew at gunpoint. They fake distress so that the second boat with Camp’s family will arrive to help. Why did it seem like neither boat crews were armed?? Camp’s family is rescued.
Tom awakens and regains control of the situation. The boat crew is now armed. Tom and Jason get into a heated argument and Tom knocks out Jason. Tom confronts Charlie as one of the biggest pains in the ass he has ever met. Before he can attack Charlie, Miles has also escaped from his cabin and punches Tom. Tom orders his soldiers to “shoot them all,” meaning Miles and his squad. Luckily for Miles, the boats were passing a nearby Monroe guard post on shore. The Monroe soldiers open up with automatic gunfire at the two Georgia boats. The Monroe river patrol officer did, in fact, recognize Miles but was afraid to get into a fight with the feared Miles Matheson while onboard. He would rather target the boat from afar with machine gun fire. While the Monroe soldiers provide ample distraction, Miles and his rebel squad escape on the smaller Georgia boat with Camp and his family. Tom and the Georgia crews are left on the larger boat fighting off the Monroe soldiers.
Charlie thanks Miles for saving her. Miles says he’s the one who should thank Charlie, for helping him maintain his humanity. Camp will work for neither Monroe nor Foster.
Tom has escaped from the firefight on the river. He threatens to take all of his troops back to Georgia. Miles doubts that. Foster cares about winning battles, which Miles is doing. Tom leaves pissed.
As Miles is relaxing with some alcohol, Nora arrives dressed in… um…. intimate apparel. She tells Miles that he’s not such a bad guy. The two of them kiss and presumably go farther.
Rachel tells Aaron that he has to reach the Tower. He won’t leave Rachel, but she tells him he needs to be the one who reaches the Tower. She hands over Dr. Warren’s leather notebook and tells him to turn to page 74. On that page, there is an article clipping of a younger Aaron. He’s confused and a little freaked out as to why he would be involved. Rachel doesn’t really know either.
In the Tower, Grace has activated the elevator. Flynn’s lieutenant takes the elevator down and tries to get down to level 12. However, the elevator stops at level 7. Something attacks the lieutenant/guard. The elevator starts coming back up. When the elevator doors open back up, Grace has a look of fright.
So what do you guys think was on level 7? How did Dr. Warren predict that Aaron would be needed to fix things at the Tower? Looks like there are a few more mysterious sci-fi type elements to Revolution than I previously expected.