“Revolution” season 1 ends in just a few days with the big finale, “The Dark Tower,” and on Friday, May 31, we joined a press call with star Billy Burke to get details on what to expect.
“Everything we’ve been fighting for comes into question,” Burke said about the “Revolution” season 1 finale, which he went on to describe as “brilliantly implosive” and call “a great way to not only cap off this season but bring us into the next.” “It all does culminate in the event that’s about to take place in the Tower. We all find out what we’ve been fighting for all along may not be—physically or spiritually—what we thought we were fighting for.” As for what happens next, he has no idea because he has yet to read anything about season 2.
As the last episode, “Children of Men,” ended, Miles and Monroe were gearing up for what could be a big showdown considering their weapons. But where did that conflict all begin? “[Miles] saw Monroe going off in this direction that looked dangerous and, for lack of a better term, wrong. He didn’t want to be a part of that,” the actor told reporters. “But now that he’s back in the fight, he knows now that he’s got to do some stuff that’s ugly too.” But how long can this conflict last like it has? “The brotherhood between them seems to be so strong that it’s kind of overcome a lot of those [showdown] moments,” the actor admitted before teasing, “but I don’t know how long that will continue.”
Something else to look forward to in the finale is finding out Randall’s M.O., and while the description states that he and Tom Neville “bring new meaning to the dark side,” Burke explained that “doesn’t necessarily mean they’re doing that in tandem.” “Those two characters individually have their own agendas, and we will see those come to a head in the finale,” he previewed.
Other notes from Billy Burke:
- Will there be another death? All Burke teased on that matter was, “We’re all in precarious situations and all in the same precarious situation collectively together and the nature of the show is people are going to die in this scenario, with the world being the way it is and the battle that we’re fighting. … It’s my guess we’ll see new people and we might be saying goodbye to some others” as the series moves into its second season.
- Can Miles be happy? “I think he can be his kind of happy,” the actor said, “which is in tiny little spurts.”
- We’ll “start to get what’s happening with [the love triangle featuring Miles, Nora and Rachel], at least where Miles is concerned.”
“Revolution” season 1 ends Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC, with the series returning for a second season in the fall in a new time slot, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
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