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Five things to know before 'Revolution' returns tonight

Posted by Emily Wright  March 25, 2013 02:58 PM

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NBC's adventurous drama "Revolution" returns tonight at 10 p.m. after nearly three months off the air. Need a refresher on where the show finished? We've got you covered with these five tips:

1. Sebastian Monroe has the power, literally

The final episode before the winter hiatus featured Monroe fighting Miles Matheson, getting control of power via an amplifier, and unleashing a slew of helicopters on Matheson, his family, and friends. The last seconds of that episode, "Nobody's Fault But Mine," showed Matheson and company running away as the choppers ascended overhead.

2. Rachel may be able to turn ALL of the power on

NBC's promos for the mid-season return of the show feature Rachel (played by Elizabeth Mitchell) saying she's going to "turn the power on," as if she knows more than she is letting on -- which wouldn't be a surprise. Writers had viewers fooled that Rachel had disappeared, perhaps been murdered, never to be seen again. Then, during one action-packed episode, Rachel was revealed as a prisoner in Monroe's mansion. He was holding her there in hopes that she could help him turn on the power, which she claimed she couldn't. Low and behold, she knew the secret the whole time, which included building an amplifier to increase the power production of each pendant -- tricky, tricky.

3. Jason is Major Neville's son

Jason, who played a love interest-turned-spy from the Monroe Militia (sent to keep tabs on Charlie), turned out to be the son of none other than Major Tom Neville of the Monroe Militia. Yes, the Tom Neville who had Charlie's brother Danny under lock and key for the majority of the fall shows. Although Charlie knows that Jason is technically an enemy, there's still some weird chemistry going on between the two of them, especially since he saved her life. More to come this spring? We'll find out.

4. Miles and Sebastian are closer than we thought

Not only did the men serve in the US Armed Forces together before creating the Militia, Miles also saved Sebastian from committing suicide. He convinced his friend to turn over a gun that he had in his hand while visiting the graves of his parents and sisters, who were killed in a car accident, before the blackout. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" also shows the two men as boys, clearly showing how deep that friendship ran, before it was blown to bits.

5. Rachel made it out of Sebastian's control

Danny and Charlie's mother is now running from the Militia with the other rebels: Miles, Nora, Danny, Charlie, and Aaron.

Now that we've got you caught up and refreshed, watch a preview of tonight's episode below.

NBC has more info and full episodes if you want to catch up even more.

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