TV Guide – Revolution

(October 3) – Snippet

We’ll also get some clarity on Charlie’s mom, Rachel, played by Lost vet Elizabeth Mitchell, who isn’t as dead as her family thinks. “I asked [Kripke] if my character is some sort of sociopath, because I couldn’t see any other way a woman would leave her children like that — especially in a national crisis,” says Mitchell. “But I keep getting told she’s a good person, really strong and a true survivor. You’ll just have to cut her some slack.

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(September 26) – Snippet

There was no second week letdown for Revolution Monday night. The second episode, “Chained Heat,” was a shocking, action-filled hour, ending with a twist to keep us talking and guessing until next week. Until then, here are our six burning questions.

6. And of course: Rachel’s alive?! C’mon, guys. You knew geek goddess Elizabeth Mitchell would never be hired to play a character who only sporadically appears in flashbacks. Rachel’s alive — and living with the enemy! Say it ain’t so! Then again, as we saw when she pulled the trigger on the future soldier, Rachel might not be as sweet as she seems. So what exactly led her to live with the militia (though it appears she might be more hostage than houseguest)?

According to Mitchell, we’ll have to wait until Episode 6 to learn exactly why Rachel abandoned her family. However, she did give some hints. “I feel like if you kind of let your imagination go to what would happen to a devoted mother of two kids — invested, protective — what would take her away from her kids? And you can usually come up with exactly the right answer,” the actress told

So did Rachel sacrifice herself for the good of her family? More importantly, knowing now that her husband’s dead and son’s in custody, will she sell out the rebellion to save Danny?

What did you think of “Chained Heat”? And whose side do you think Rachel’s on?

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Revolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito Share Their Theories on the Blackout – (September 24)

What caused the blackout? That’s what everyone who watched Revolution‘s record-breaking premiere last week wants to know — even the series’ own stars! Elizabeth Mitchell (Rachel) and Giancarlo Esposito (Capt. Neville) talked to about their theories on what turned off the lights.

After the pilot ended with twist — Grace (Maria Howell) pulling out a flash drive that restarted her computer — we had to start rethinking our theories (and the rules of physics). Mitchell’s suggestion:  “I am very intrigued by the fact that if you do have a device near it, like they show at the end of the episode, that the electricity is again okay. That to me would say that there is some sort of a shield.”

Esposito took Mitchell’s theory one step further. “I know that there’s a device now that if it’s within 100 miles offshore — and by the way, we only monitor 100 miles offshore —  if it’s 105 miles offshore, a magnetic pull could pull all the energy in this city of Willmington [N.C.] and put us in a blackout. In New York or in California it could do the same thing,” the actor told

So is Esposito right? Could the answer be as simple as magnets? It would support Eric Kripke’s claim that whatever turned off the power is theoretically possible (they even ran the secret by an actual physicist to check). Not to mention, Revolution producer J.J. Abrams does have a history with electromagnestism.

But whatever the cause, the show’s world, filled with a violent militia and corrupt government, has made Mitchell a little nervous about the big reveal. “I almost don’t want them to say the answer because I don’t want someone to test it,” she laughed.

What do you think caused the blackout?

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