Revolution Episode 2 Upon reaching Chicago they find that The Grand has been converted to a tavern owned by Miles. Following an altercation with the militia the party sets forth. Meanwhile, Danny escapes and meets Grace who is later shown using a trinket akin to Matheson’s to power a computer and communicate with an unknown party. In the series premiere, an American family struggles to reunite in a world devoid of electricity for fifteen years. Charlie and two others from her village start their journey to Chicago in search of her uncle Miles. They hope he will help rescue her asthmatic brother Danny, who’s been taken by General Monroe’s militia. She meets Nate, an archer who helps them out of trouble along the way. Advance screenings
In the summer of 2012, NBC had a voting campaign Revolution Episode 2 on Revolution’s Facebook page where visitors could vote for which American city should have an advance screening of the series’ pilot in early September. The top-10 markets selected were: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle. New York City’s screening was held on September 4 for 1,000 guests, 80 of them seated on stationary bicycles to generate electricity for lighting. The remaining cities’ screenings were held on September 6, 2012. The pilot episode is available for download in Apple’s iTunes Store and is also viewable on Hulu.
 Critical reception
Revolution Episode 2 The series premiere received ‘generally favorable’ reviews with a Metacritic score of 65 out of 100 based on 29 reviews. Glen Garvin of The Miami Herald described the show as “big, bold and brassy adventure, a cowboys-and-Indians story for end times”. Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal praised the production quality of the show saying “if the quality of this one, so irresistible in its vitality and suspense, does fail to hold up, its creators will have delivered, at the least, one remarkably fine hour”.
Revolution Episode 2 Ed Bark observed that the show “has the overall look and feel of a big budget feature, delivers some consistently terrific action scenes”. Many have compared the show to The Hunger Games and Lost.
Verne Gay of the Newsday however gave Revolution Episode 2 the premiere a neutral review saying “There’s an almost overwhelming been-there-seen-that feel to the pilot, which doesn’t really offer any suggestion of ‘well, you haven’t seen this.’”