Fifteen years ago, the world lost power. Without power, society has reverted to a simple existence and Charlie Matheson and her family are living in a small farming community. That is, until the militia comes for them. After her brother is taken, Charlie embarks on mission to rescue him that will lead to secrets being uncovered and dangers being faced.
Eric Kripke and JJ Abrams' thrilling action drama concluded its debut season with Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Monroe (David Lyons) forced together to battle with more than wits as they gained access to the tower and came under unexpected attack. Outside, Militia troops surrounded the tower and as Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie, Nora and Aaron negotiated safe passage inside, the Nevilles were left to the mercy of the men they once served alongside. And in a thrilling finale twist the lights came back on.
After the dramatic conclusion of season one, season two picks up minutes later with ICBMs speeding toward Atlanta and Philadelphia. Last season, Rachel Mathesons relentless quest to avenge her sons death sent her on a heroic journey to the Tower, where she could turn the power back on so the Rebels and the Georgians could wage war against Gen. Sebastian Monroe and defeat his treacherous Militia. Aaron Pittman (Zak Orth), a major player at Google, joined her on this suicide mission with hopes of restoring the worlds technology. Miles Matheson (Billy Burke) discovered that Monroe was waiting at the Tower for Rachel and mounted a rescue mission with his niece, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and his son Jason Neville (JD Pardo).
But our heroes soon discovered that former Dept. of Defense Secretary Randall Flynn (guest star Colm Feore) had outwitted Monroe and hijacked the Tower for a sinister Patriot scheme. With help from a very reluctant Aaron, Randall turned the power back on and used the surge to deploy nuclear warheads toward the Eastern seaboard. For four minutes, the power came on across the globe creating what is now known as the Surge. But something mysterious happened to our heroes during this surge
This season, Revolution returns to its powerless roots and settles into Willoughby a small town in Texas. We flash forward three months to find Miles, Rachel and Aaron licking their wounds and lying low, aided by the town doctor, Gene Porter (Stephen Collins). While Charlie sets off on a vision quest in the Plains Nation, a desperate Neville and Jason search the Georgian Refugee Camp for their beloved Julia (guest star Kim Raver). Though our heroes are scattered around the continent, one thing is clear: That harrowing trip to the Tower created some peculiar circumstances and altered the political landscape of the continent.