Revolution producer teases what comes next after that shocking finale

Believe it or not, we’ve reached the midseason point of Revolution’s second season — and boy, it was a doozy. So, what’s next?

Spoilers ahead for Revolution’s latest episode!

Last night’s episode included some game-changing twists, most notably some major revelations about the nanobot technology. Aaron (Zak Orth) woke the stuff up at the end of season one, and we finally got some answers about what it’s doing last night. Basically, it was responding to Aaron’s thoughts because of that connection, but the nanotech is apparently learning — so things are about to get interesting.

Oh yeah, Aaron’s freakout rage (with the help of the nano tech) also resulted in the entire local contingent of Patriot soldiers being spontaneously burned alive, so at least that hurdle will be out of the way when the show returns in 2014.

So what can we expect moving forward? A lot more nanotech problems, at least according to co-showrunner Rockne S. O’Bannon. Here’s an excerpt from his interview with TV Line:

“The nanobot twist is something that really launches us into how we’re viewing the latter half of the season, which is kind of its own standalone event. People should be prepared for the last part of the season to really crank up all the show’s mythology on all sorts of levels. [There are] very big plot moves relative to the nano, but also in terms of the Patriots and what their game is and all the lengths that we have to go to to stop that. Character relationships — all that stuff is going to be wildly dialed up. The nano is one of the most exotic ideas about this world. [Aaron is] the perfect front man to lead us into that world. Where the nano takes him upcoming is fascinating and extremely emotional. We’re really going to be putting Aaron through the ringer in that regard…

The nano is everywhere. There’s trillions of them. They not only infuse the atmosphere, but our bodies, as well. But it was Aaron’s actions at the tower that initially signaled him to be special. And then there’s other things that we’ll discover. There are other reasons why Aaron has been singled out by the nano.”

Ever since its launch, the series has taken some risks with its storytelling. They instituted a semi-reboot in the back half of season one, and things were switched up again in season two. After the latest midseason finale, it looks like we’re in for even more twists and turns.

What have you thought of the new season so far? 

(Via TV Line)

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