Meanwhile, Miles is dealing with his own staff problems in the form of Captain Dixon (Joe Knezevich) who is the liaison for the Georgia troops. Neither Miles nor Hudson (Malik Yoba) like Dixon. Their instincts are justified by the end of the episode when he disobeys Miles’ direct order and shoots Emma (Annie Wersching) hoping to kill Monroe. Miles then kills Dixon, nicely setting us up for the return of Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) as President Foster’s (Leslie Hope) new liaison. And I can’t wait to see Miles’ face when Neville shows up to join the team!!
In a way then, both major storylines in this episode revolve around romantic triangles: Emma/Miles/Sebastian and Aaron/Priscilla/her husband. In addition, I wonder if we can link Ben/Rachel/Miles here as well. In all cases, it's impossible for the characters to return to what they had, to in a sense go home again. The episode is also book ended with two fight scenes. In the first the rebels and Georgians win a victory over the Monroe Republic. In the second, Nora, Hudson, and Charlie come to Miles’ rescue. Monroe’s willingness to kill the entire town where he grew up by fire is horrific. I had a few issues with some of the logic during the final scene. For instance, Miles is shot in the leg, yet this fact seems to be dropped by the time he comes out of the town hall. In addition, he formed the perfect target going in or going out of the building – why did no one take a shot? If he also grew up in the town, why did he not recognize or be recognized by anyone else in the town other than Emma? You’d think the other members of the town might have had questions for both Miles and Monroe.
Overall, I quite enjoyed the episode, and I’m looking forward to a number of the storylines the episode breaks. I felt that the writing was generally pretty tight and wove the theme of the episode nicely through the multiple storylines both past and present. What did you think of the episode? Are you looking forward to Neville and Miles’ reunion? Let me know in the comments below.