Tom and Jason Neville bring their government-mandated hunt for Monroe to Texas, where they con Miles and Rachel into helping them. While spying on the patriots, they learn that the next government project for Willoughby is a reeducation center -- like the one that brainwashed Jason -- and it's being overseen by Julia's second husband, Victor Doyle. Tom and Jason want to kidnap and interrogate Victor, but Miles realizes the Nevilles are using him, so the four of them face off, Mathesons vs. Nevilles, and everyone points their guns at everyone else and no one gets any answers. I also don't know where Gene was hiding all this time, so don't ask.
In New Vegas, casino greaseball Gould forces Connor and Monroe to fight to the death after catching them trying to rob him. Charlie appeals to Duncan to help her save the Monroes, but Duncan just turns her over to Gould so he can force her into prostitution. Charlie manages to get free and save Duncan from a Gould-ordered assassination attempt, so Duncan kills Gould and her men save the Monroes just before Connor would've killed his father. Duncan, to repay Charlie for saving her life, gives her five mercenaries for their war against the patriots.
And in Lubbock, Aaron and Priscilla agree to help Peter fix the ailing nanotech, which Peter thinks is "better than God" and which Priscilla totally hates. But instead of fixing it, Aaron drops a virus into the code. The nanotech, personified by Cynthia, freaks out and Aaron suddenly wakes up next to Cynthia in his own bed, in 2014, in what looks like a fully functioning world. So that's an intriguing twist.
Previously on Revolution: The President sent Jason and Tom Neville to hunt down Monroe, or else he'll have Julia tortured (some more) and killed. In Lubbock, Aaron and Priscilla found their old friend Peter, who helped them build the nanotech when they were all at MIT together, but Peter is a faith-healing religious fanatic now so he locks them in a room when they try to tell his congregation that it's not God but a bunch of rogue computer code healing them. And Charlie, Connor, and Monroe go to New Vegas to hire themselves some mercenaries to take on the patriots, but their plan to steal a bunch of diamonds to pay for said mercenaries goes catastrophically wrong. Oh, and then the Olympics happened. Did everyone enjoy their borscht?
We pick up right where we left off, with Gould's casino enforcers dragging bloodied Monroe and Connor into a chain-link octagon. Because you can never have enough of David Lyons shirtless and punching people. Pretty sure that was the whole reason for season fourteen of ER and all of The Cape. Monroe eyes a sharp shard of metal on the ground. Charlie, who managed to get away, watches from the bushes.
Gould taunts Monroe from outside the octagon; he's discovered Monroe's true identity, and that Connor is his son. Monroe tries to bluff, but Gould doesn't believe him, and explains that to repay the debt, Monroe and Connor will be fighting to the death. (He calls it a dogfight, in case anyone was misled by his subtlety.) Through the fence, Monroe grabs Gould by the throat and holds his shiv to it, but of course Gould is surrounded by armed men, who aim their guns at Connor. Monroe nicks Gould, but lets him go. Gould says he'll kill them both if he thinks either of them is trying to throw the fight tomorrow.
Connor speculates that maybe Charlie can help, but Monroe isn't optimistic, even though he calls her "Mini-Miles." He grimly says he's going to teach his son how to kill him.
Willoughby. Rachel, Miles, and the Nevilles watch the patriots bustle around busily in the quarantine hospital, which they're surprised to see is being remodeled. They're not sure what it's becoming, but Miles speculates, "Oh, probably something terrible." The patriots are unloading barrels from wagons, and Jason seems to recognize the barrels. Up there giving orders: Julia's second husband, Victor Doyle. The Nevilles do not pipe up with his ID, just give each other guilty side-eye when Miles says they should have a little chat with Victor.