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Revolution Burning Questions: Charlie's Got Some Serious Mommy Issues

Date October 08, 2012

Tracy Spiridakos

It's hard to talk about "The Plague Dogs" without giving away any spoilers so read ahead for the 6 burning questions from Monday's all-new Revolution.[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Revolution's fourth episode]

Who do you trust?Aaron (Zak Orth) trusted Maggie (Anna Lise Philips) with the secret of the pendant, but why not Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Miles (Billy Burke)? Well, scratch that. Not trusting Miles is understandable — but Charlie? She's a lot of things (pouty, naïve, nosy, etc.), but untrustworthy is not one of them. And now that he's the only one that knows the secret, will he decide to share?

You didn't feel that shift in the air?I've been complaining that we don't know enough about Danny (Graham Rogers), but thankfully they changed all that tonight. Now we know that he's a badass with bad lungs who — get this — can feel the weather! That's all we get still? Really? While all of Revolution's characters continue to grow and change, Danny seems stuck in a rut. Can we get some personality on the side of that sexy?

Revolution claims its first victim, drops another bombshell

X + Y = Secret Government Employee Ben (Tim Guinee) and Grace (Maria Howell) both claimed to be algebra teachers pre-blackout. Riiight... "algebra teachers." Could this be the worst cover since Veronica Mars pretended to rush a sorority?

Maggie goes to the dogs In the middle of a rough-and-tumble illegal quest, Maggie dies because of dog murder? What a sad way to go. But was it tears worthy sad? Not so much (and I cried watchingAir Bud). But I do have to give it to Spiridakos. That pout was put into good use tonight and while I didn't cry, her performance did give me some chills.

Revolution Burning Questions: Secrets, bombs and Marvin Gaye

"I'm not really such a monster" Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) proposes this to Danny while trapped in a storm cellar together, but do you still think he's evil? Esposito certainly doesn't. The actor defends his character and Neville's treatment of Danny, saying: "[Danny's] maybe a little too vulnerable, maybe a little too weak and I think [Neville] wants him to become a man... if you meet another child whose been behaving and acting out and that parent's not around, part of your responsibility is to sort of straighten them out." Elizabeth Mitchell, on the other hand, doesn't seem to agree with her co-star. "I think he's frickin' brutal!" she told TVGuide.com. In the end, Danny puts his faith in Neville and saves his life only to get captured by the captain again. Did Danny make the right decision?

The Truth About RachelRachel (Mitchell) claimed to be "going for supplies" when she was allegedly killed, but now we know what really happened. Rachel didn't return to her family because she was captured by Monroe (David Lyons) — she never planned on returning! The mother-of-two abandoned her family and ran straight to Miles and the militia. What deal could the pair have made for her to leave Ben and the kids? And is Miles ever planning on telling Charlie the truth?

And speaking of Charlie, this was just not her episode. First, her surrogate mom died in front of her and then we learn her real mother abandoned her! (Not to mention nearly being impaled by a crossbow.) I wonder if any therapists survived the blackout, because this girl needs one, stat!

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