Everyone’s lives are at stake in the Season 1 finale of “Revolution,” when the rebel forces and Monroe’s army come face-to-face at the Tower — and the rebels manage to infiltrate the imposing structure.
Billy Burke, who plays Miles Matheson, told xfinityTV in a conference call, that the finale can be described as “brilliantly implosive.”
“You will see in this final episode that we all find out that what we’ve been fighting for all along may not be spiritually or physically what we thought we were fighting for,” he adds. “It all comes to a big head.”
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In addition to the two armies facing off against each other, he promises there will be a one-to-one confrontation between Miles and Monroe (David Lyons).
“It is pretty safe to say that we aren’t going to end this season without some sort of final showdown between those two characters,” he said. “We have seen the conflict go on so long and the nature of these two guys is they are both fighting different sorts of pathos within themselves. Each one thinks they are doing the thing for the common good and the overall right. That is the struggle we deal with. “
But whether or not Miles will be able to kill Monroe — if given the opportunity — and put an end to the war, is still a question to be answered. “The brotherhood between them seems to be so strong that it has overcome a lot of those moments. I don’t know how long that will continue,” Burke added. “At the beginning of the series, we found Miles had walked away from the fight and it was because he didn’t want to be in it anymore. He saw Monroe going off in this direction that looked dangerous and, for lack of a better term, wrong, and he didn’t want to be part of that. Now that he is back in the fight, he knows now that he has got to do some stuff that is ugly, too.”
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Death has become a way of life on “Revolution.” Miles, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) have already lost two family members this season — Danny (Graham Rogers) and Ben (Tim Guinee) — and there may be more to come.
“The nature of the show is this: We are all in precarious situations and people are going to die in this scenario with the world being the way it is and the battles we are fighting,” Burke says. “I can’t speak to particular characters, whether they will be around or not, but as the show goes on, it is my guess we will see new people and we might be saying goodbye to some others.”
In addition to the face-off between the opposing forces, the rebels are going to have to have to deal with Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito), who was locked out of the Tower at the last minute, and Randall Flynn (Colm Feore), whose motive for aligning himself with Monroe will finally be revealed.
“Definitely those two characters individually have their own agendas and we will see those come to a head in the finale,” Burke adds. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are doing it in tandem.”
More will also be revealed about Miles’ feelings for Rachel and Nora (Danielle Alonso), who last week realized there was more to Miles and Rachel’s previous relationship than he had ever let on to her.
“I hate to be vague but at this point we sort of get it,” Burke says. “You see the overall dynamic no matter how oblique that may be. You will start to get what is happening, at least from where Miles is concerned.”
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As for next season when the show relocates to Austin, TX from Wilmington, NC to film, Burke says he hasn’t seen a single word, so he really can’t reveal anything. But he does speculate — when asked — that we might get to meet the son that Monroe never knew he had until Emma (Annie Wersching) revealed it with her dying breath.
“We don’t often in any storylines, television or other, introduce a character like a son, even if we haven’t seen him yet, if you don’t intend to follow through with that. So, I would imagine going into this next season that will come into play. But I am only guessing, because I have seen no scripts from the next season yet.”
“Revolution” airs “The Dark Tower,” its Season 1 finale, tonight at 10/9c on NBC.