On the great plains of Charlie and Monroe's bogus journey, she no sooner walks away from the two hot dirty guys in the woods than she finds herself drugged and surrounded by rapey assholes. Monroe saves her, and then uses the I-just-saved-your-life card to get her to take him to Miles and Rachel.
Rachel has survived her crossbow to the chest, but her crazy is intact. As soon as she learns that Willoughby's saviors are wearing the uniforms of the U.S. government, she starts ranting to Ken about her certainty that Randall was working for the government, and he blew up Philadelphia and Atlanta on their orders. Ken, it turns out, is a U.S. government–affiliated patriot, so he tries to kill Rachel in his basement. But not before creepily stroking her face. Rather than going quietly into the nice hole in the floor, Rachel kills Ken and scampers back to Miles, promising to be quieter about her crazy theories.
Miles -- out on recon beyond Willoughby's walls -- discovers that the U.S. government is indeed up to no good: they're killing people and blaming it on Titus Andover's reavers. Miles gets caught and almost killed, but it turns out that Aaron's near-death experience has given him the power of seeing through the fireflies to what's going on elsewhere. Specifically, he saves Miles's bacon by setting a couple of government soldiers on fire with his mind. Yeah, I know. It's bananas.
And in Georgia, Tom Neville is doing what he does best: finding a weak man, exploiting his weakness, then walking over his face with spiked boots to further his own ends.
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Previously on Revolution: Turns out Cheekbones once played a super hot douche bag on 30 Rock, as I learned from a rerun last week. It's one of the Salma Hayek episodes. Anyway, on this show, Aaron died and then the nanites un-dead'ed him. Charlie found out there's a government bounty on her mother's head as well as on Monroe's, and Titus Andover and his family attacked Grandpa Doctor Gene's hometown of Willoughby. But then the U.S. government showed up and saved the civilians. And in Georgia, the family Neville infiltrated the feds.
Pottsboro, North Texas. Oh, I hope the memory of Lionel Barrymore was somehow involved in the naming of this squalid place. Charlie is stuffing her face with something that's possibly a stew, and slugging back brown liquor while a sweaty guy hits on her. He offers to buy her uno mas, and she politely declines. Sweaty is not impressed with Charlie's manners. When she tries to leave, the door is locked. When Sweaty and five gross friends who seem to have less than gentlemanly impulses surround her, she makes her best Linda Hamilton I'm-Gonna-Shove-a-Hypodermic-in-Your-Eye,-Sucka face, and then beats the shit out of them with a pool cue. But then she starts to get wobbly from something that was in the booze. Ruh-roh.
Just in time, Monroe breaks through the locked door, draws his sword, and comes swashbuckling to Charlie's rescue. Charlie watches him stab some bum to death right before slumping into unconsciousness. And I type the words "into unconsciousness" so many times with this show that I'm thinking of replacing the word "unconsciousness" with "bunnies." So Charlie falls over, bunny-ed.
Rachel wakes up in a lovely bed in a sunny room, windows open, and curtains blowing in the breeze. It's basically a Cialis ad, except for the twin bathtubs. She pulls up her shirt to look at the slightly bloody bandage from her crossbow wound, and hollers for Miles and Gene. She wanders outside and is first spooked by a kid dressed as a skeleton, then sees several other children in Halloween costumes. She continues wandering through Willoughby, still pretty drugged up if that slack-jawed look is any indication. Khaki-uniformed soldiers with the American flag on their arms are patrolling the town, armed with semiautomatic weapons. One of them rides into town with a bunch of dead reaper bodies slung over a pack horse. The Stars and Stripes flies over the town square, and Rachel spots Ken, then Miles.