This week’s episode of Revolution, “Clue,” was written by Paul Grellong and Oanh Ly and directed by Helen Shaver. It’s one of the few episodes that hasn’t featured flashbacks. The core storyline was a nice murder mystery a la Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians – hence the importance of clues.
I was disappointed that they killed Sanborn (Leland Orser). I think the character could have brought an interesting dynamic to the Rebel side, and I really like Orser as an actor. Here again was an underused actor, who we really didn’t know enough about to truly gauge whether he could have been a double agent. Certainly, there are enough holes in his escape story – is anyone that lucky? Had he really reached his limit with Monroe? Did he suspect that Flynn (Colm Feore) would now want him killed because he’d seemingly ratted Flynn out to Monroe? Lots of good questions that we’ll likely never know the answer too. It’s a bit ironic that Revolution actually suffers from too much plot, with the result being there are often lots of storylines that will never get explored.
What did you think of the episode? I enjoyed the ‘who done it’ of the stranded team, and I continue to enjoy the portrayal of strong women in the show. There were some good performances and some good action in this episode. If you’ve seen the promotional photos for the last two episodes, you may have some thoughts on where we seem to be going... Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.