Sex and drugs- how do you say no to that? Call them a turkey, break someone’s neck, and then shoot yourself. That’s how the Revolution crew rolls. Technically no one called anyone a turkey but the other stuff happened in this week’s exciting episode. “Sex and Drugs” certainly brought us the sexiest episode of Revolution so far, with prostitutes and side boob galore! The audience sees our heroes taking a brief reprieve from the main plotline to deal with a heroin peddling, plantation living, prostitute employing, nutcase ex-friend of Miles. With every episode we find out a little more about the characters, often through the Lost-style flashbacks, and this episode focuses in on nerdy Aaron’s past. Turns out that being a successful nerd doesn’t translate well into apocalypse survival skills. Who knew?
Here’s your recap:
Escape! Nora’s been shot, and Miles, Charlie, and Aaron haul ass on a horse-drawn carriage to get her to safety. Aaron insists that Nora’s going to be okay, and Charlie, like the burgeoning hardass that she is, says that “it’s going to be okay” is one of those dumb things people say when they’re scared and don’t know any better. Left with no other choice, Miles takes the injured Nora to his old pal Drexel’s place. After giving him a greeting reminiscent of an extreme version of Lando greeting Han at Bespin, Drexel welcomes the group in and gives Nora medical care. Drexel’s a lively guy, saying pretty much anything that pops in his head, no matter how inappropriate. Everything is “fun and games” to him; he doesn’t really see the value in anything. He was a weird, evil bastard, and I want more of him.
Later, it’s revealed that he’s got someone he wants dead, and he wants Charlie to do it. Despite Miles’ protests, she agrees, and heads over to a rival encampment to do Drexel’s dirty work for him. As it turns out, her target is a tough, but kind, ex-police officer. Charlie has her reservations, but ultimately sets out to kill the guy before Miles swoops in at the last second and stops her. I’m all for seeing Charlie become a tough-as-nails badass a la Walking Dead’s Michonne, but I want her to do it for a good reason, not as some bad guy’s murderous flunky. Also, along the way to stop Charlie, Miles gets in a brief, but awesome brawl with one of Drexel’s henchmen, and snaps a couple of necks like Brock freaking Samson. YES!
The flashback portion of the episode chronicle’s Aaron’s journey as a newlywed rich guy, with a hot wife and a kickass limousine; but when the power goes out, he’s out of place. He has trouble caring for his wife, something newcomer Shawn has no problem doing, and soon Aaron feels like the little wheel on a big kid’s tricycle. Ultimately, he leaves his wife in the company of Shawn and his group, and runs away crying. Sack up, Aaron! Your wife loved you for you, not because you were good at beating people up! You quit being such a baby and get back there and smooch that beautiful Asian woman!
Ultimately, he leaves his wife in the company of Shawn and his group, and runs away crying. Sack up, Aaron! Your wife loved you for you, not because you were good at beating people up!
Back in the present, while Miles saves Charlie from herself, Drexel forces Aaron and Nora to pistol duel. Aaron insists that Nora shoot him, reasoning that she’s the useful one, not him. Nora declines, and Aaron shoots himself. Drexel gleefully checks his body only to find—psych! Aaron shot himself in the whiskey flask, which miraculously stopped the bullet. He pops up and puts a bullet in Drexel’s chest before taking off with Nora in tow.
Tom finally manages to bring Danny in to Monroe; when he does, he’s immediately treated to a promotion, and Danny gets treated to meeting the mother he thought was dead! Kidnapping Danny might seem like a bad guy move, but outside of that, Monroe sure was keeping things nice this episode. Maybe next week he’ll gut a cow or something.
Overall, this episode was a fun side excursion that gave some new insight into Aaron, as well as a bevy of prostitutes for all of the boys (and some of the girls) in the audience to ogle at, and a few actions scenes in which Miles got to show off his sweet fighting skills. Can’t wait to see what’ll happen next!
This is the Action Flick Chick, and you’ve just been kicked in the ass!