In Revolution the big thing is the setting which has not gotten an explanation. If a story doesnt explain the setting, which has a HUGE IMPACT in this story, how are the viewer supposed to react to the events the characters are going through? You need a base to start from.
So far the characters are making conclusions that the viewer already knows, "This could be man-made." Yeah, we knew that last episode. Most of this setting is unexplained, i dont even know how this Militia thing functions, so i dont really have any connection with the characters. I dont know how im suppose to be feeling about what they are going through because i dont know the dangers or what they can and cannot do. Apparently The Militia are the rulers and they make the rules? They made some rule of no guns and they are enforcing them by....... having a group of people with swords and one with a gun walk around? That doesnt seem to be an effective police force as shown by this episode and three people taking the whole group out. So how does the Militia control all these people?