Super Bowl Blackout sparks bright idea for REVOLUTION promo

When the Louisiana Superdome unexpectedly lost power soon after the beginning of the third quarter of the Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers game, fans quickly took to Twitter to express frustration and offer suggestions as to what might be causing the blackout. This chance power outage also inspired the folks behind NBC’s Revolution to do a little creative promotion for their fledgling post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama.

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REVOLUTION Episode 10 review: ‘Nobody's Fault But Mine’

So this was supposed to be the big mid-season sendoff, where all of those dangling plot threads would get tied up, families would be reunited, and good would finally come face to face with bad in a slam bang cliffhanger ending designed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats panting for the series to return in March. Yeah, not so much of the cliffhanger thing going on here. But I’m willing to give them points for trying.

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REVOLUTION Episode 7 review: ‘The Children’s Crusade’

Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) decides to rescue the kidnapped leader of the kid-only community that she and the gang have stumbled across solely because the boy reminded her of her own missing brother Danny (Graham Rogers). Miles (Billy Burke) is initially opposed to a rescue mission, but caves because he suddenly feels responsible for the kids’ rebel parents all having been captured and killed, as that must have happened while he was Commanding General of the Monroe Militia.

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REVOLUTION Episode 6: Not Enough ‘Sex and Drugs’ to Help

Miles (Billy Burke) takes Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and crew to visit old frenemy Drexel (Todd Stashwick) in order to get medical help for the stabbed Nora (Daniella Alonso). Drexel turns out to be a psychopathic drug-dealing pimp who offers aid in exchange for Charlie killing the next-door neighbor who torched his heroin-producing poppy fields.

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Is REVOLUTION Plagued with Tired Tropes?

Revolution takes a few steps forward with ‘The Plague Dogs” by hitting some genuine emotional notes and solidifying the relationship between Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Uncle Miles (Billy Burke), and a few steps backward in the way it chooses to do so.

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Giving REVOLUTION ‘No Quarter’

When one of Monroe’s captains Jeremy (the wonderful Mark Pellegrino) lays siege to the rebel hideout where Miles and Charlie and the group are hiding, it forces Miles to reveal that old friendship and admit that he was once a prominent general in the Monroe Militia – the very enemy against which the rebels are fighting.

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NBC Picks Up Full Season of REVOLUTION

It’s official; NBC has picked up its action/adventure drama Revolution for a full season commitment for the 2012-13 season, according to Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said Salke in NBC’s October 2 press release.

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