|Revolution -- Season 2 (Flashbacks in parentheses)|
|#01 "Born in the U.S.A." (Rachel, Miles, and Charlie)||#09 "Everyone Says I Love You" (Rachel)||#16 "Exposition Boulevard" (Truman)|
|#02 "There Will Be Blood" (Aaron)||#10 "Three Amigos"||#17 "Why We Fight"|
|#03 "Love Story"||#11 "Mis Dos Padres"||#18 "Austin City Limits"|
|#04 "Patriot Games"||#12 "Captain Trips" (Julia)||#19 "Shit Happens" (Charlie and Miles)|
|#05 "One Riot, One Ranger" (Aaron)||#13 "Happy Endings"||#20 "Tomorrowland" (TBA)|
|#06 "Dead Man Walking" (Monroe)||#14 "Fear and Loathing"||#21 "Memorial Day" (TBA)|
|#07 "The Patriot Act" (Gene)||#15 "Dreamcatcher"||#22 "Declaration of Independence" (TBA)|
|#08 "Come Blow Your Horn" (Dr. Horn)|
|One Riot, One Ranger|
|Season 2, Episode 5|
|Air date||October 23rd 2013|
|Written by||David Rambo & Ben Edlund|
|Directed by||Frederick E. O. Toye|
"Dead Man Walking"
"One Riot, One Ranger" is the 5th episode of Season 2 and first aired on October 23rd 2013
Aaron and Rachel consider the effects of nanotechnology, while he also confides in Cynthia. Meanwhile Texas Ranger John Franklin Fry a man from Miles' past appears, and Miles believes Fry can help take down The Patriots in a big way, but he'll need some convincing. Charlie has a surprise for Miles and Rachel, while secretary Justine Allenford holds a secret important to Neville.
Monroe and Charlie spy on Willoughby. Charlie wants to go home, but Monroe holds her back. Clearly the Patriots have taken over. Meanwhile, Truman surveys the charred bodies of the guards that died chasing Miles - what could have caused this? In a panic, Aaron tells Miles and Rachel exactly what happened to the guards last night. He fears he is to blame, but Rachel insists the nanites are not capable of that kind of intelligence. Suddenly, the town bell rings as five Texas Rangers ride into town, looking for Truman. The Patriots are occupying sovereign soil, and Texan Secretary of the Interior John Franklin Fry wants to know why his men should not kill them all right now. Miles tells Rachel that their best chance at starting a war with the Patriots just arrived.
At the refugee camp, people are scrambling to get on the few wagons heading to a nicer camp in Perrysburg . Secretary Allenford has been called to D.C. and needs Neville to be a part of her security detail. On the road, another Patriot convoy stops them, and the commander kills the guards and shoots Allenford in the stomach. Neville springs into action and shoots the commander dead, saving Allenford's life.
Ordering his men to back off, Truman asks the Rangers to stay to observe Willoughby as proof of the Patriots' good intentions. Fry refuses. He will tell the General about the Patriots, but he is leaving at first light. Soon afterwards, Miles summons Fry to warn of the Patriots' bad intentions, asking him to bring the Rangers to Willoughby to fight them. With a history of bad blood with Miles, Fry cannot trust a word he says, and most of the Rangers are out fighting on the Southern border. His boss wants a treaty, not a war. He will need hard proof to do anything else. Out of options, Miles asks Fry to meet him - alone - at Lasky's Mill up river at midnight; he will see his proof there.
Aaron flashes back to his first days in Willoughby, when Cynthia interviewed him for a teaching job at the school. Aaron was in a dark place, drunk and unable to overcome the aftermath of the nukes dropping. Frankly, Cynthia thought he would scare the kids, but Aaron begged her for a job. Back in the present, Aaron packs a bag and heads out. Cynthia asks Rachel to help her find Aaron, recalling his first days at the school just six months ago. She brought him a gag gift of chattering teeth because he never smiled. Her husband Carl showed up that day to threaten Aaron not to get to close to Cynthia.
Charlie meets Miles on the street, where their happy homecoming is short lived. After showing Miles Rachel's wanted poster, Charlie leads Miles out of town for another surprise: Monroe, in the flesh. Charlie admits Monroe saved her life, and he has come to help. "You want to help me?" Miles hisses. "Go away." But Monroe presses on. The best way to defeat the Patriots involves both of them working together. Monroe is asking for a truce. Miles takes Charlie and Monroe to the train yard, but it has been scrubbed clean of any evidence for Fry. Monroe smiles mysteriously, confident they will come up with some evidence by nightfall.
Rachel finds Aaron moping in the boat yard. Aaron insists he cannot return home; he is too much of a hazard to the people he loves. Aaron killed those Patriots just by thinking it—and it wasn't the first time. Aaron recalls an incident five months before. Walking around drunk one night, he discovered Carl having sex with a woman in an abandoned car. Aaron's resentment for Cynthia's husband boiled up, and as he walked away, the car burst into flames, incinerating Carl and the woman, despite Aaron's best efforts to get them out. Regardless, Rachel advises Aaron to go home; they will figure it out.
As Neville cleans Allenford's bullet wound, she tells him why the ambush happened: she spoke out about the "camp" where the Patriots shipped the young, healthy refugees. It is not a camp, but a reprogramming center offering a steady cocktail of LSD and PCP and violent behavioral conditioning to yield zombified killing machines. Realizing Allenford is now dead to the Patriots, Neville prepares to abandon her, until she confesses that Jason has been taken to the reprogramming center. Neville stops dead in his tracks, demanding to know the center's location. Allenford offers to lead him there, as long as he takes her with him.
Miles, Monroe and Charlie search the train yard under cover of darkness, finding nothing. Suddenly, shots ring out - a Patriot ambush! Just like old times, Miles and Monroe take them out one by one until only Garrett is left. They drag him to Lasky's Mill, hoping to extract information on the Patriots to give Fry. In the meantime, Aaron has another vision, which draws him and Rachel to the mill, where Rachel grabs a gun, hoping to kill Monroe. With Fry on his way, Miles disarms Rachel and tells everyone to hide. Rachel and Charlie immediately start fighting over Monroe - why didn't Charlie kill him when she had the chance? Charlie protests that Monroe has changed, but Rachel absolutely refuses to hear any of it.
When Fry arrives, Miles is disgusted to discover Garrett used his cyanide tooth and killed himself. As far as Fry is concerned, his boss will not be starting any war with the Patriots without proof of their malevolence. A shot rings out, and Fry drops to the ground dead, as Monroe steps out of the shadows. Now all they have to do is frame the Patriots for Fry's murder, and Miles will have his war...
- Billy Burke as Miles Matheson
- Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson
- Giancarlo Esposito as Tom Neville
- Zak Orth as Aaron Pittman
- David Lyons as Sebastian Monroe
- J.D. Pardo as Jason Neville (credit only)
- Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter (credit only)
- Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson
- Jim Beaver as John Franklin Fry
- Jessica Collins as Cynthia
- Steven Culp as Edward Truman
- Nicole Ari Parker as Secretary Justine Allenford
- Adam Sinclair as Carl
- Barry Tubb as Malcolm Dove
- First appearance of John Franklin Fry.
- First appearance of Malcolm Dove.
- First (and last) appearance of Carl.