A new episode of Revolution airs tonight at 10PM (ET) on NBC, and after last week’s shockers, we have some more excitement on the way… or at least, that’s what actress Daniella Alonso (Nora) told us at this week’s Wondercon convention in Anaheim.
Tonight’s episode, “Ghosts,” has something big for Daniella and her Nora character in particular. “It’s my first big sword fight. I fought twelve guys at once. I’m hoping they don’t cut it,” she told us in the Revolution press room. “I’m excited.”
Revolution does want their fight scenes to look accurate, but because of the show’s rigorous shooting schedule, fight scenes have to be learned quickly and there isn’t a whole lot of time for practice. “Because we work every day, six days a week, there’s not much… we basically show up, we’ll learn the fight at the beginning of the day. For example [with] that one, that scene took 17 hours. So I showed up, they showed me what the fight was going to look like, piece by piece, just to create that [scene],” Alonso says.
If you haven’t seen Revolution before, it shows a world that has been mostly without electrical power for several years. Coincidentally, shooting Revolution is similar because of its remote shooting locations. A conscious effort to avoid using electronics isn’t needed, because of that geography. “We shoot in the middle of nowhere, so there’s no phone service,” Daniella admits. “We can’t have our computers on us because we’re roughing it. So we pretty much go all day without any [of those things]. Only when you run back to base for, like, twenty minutes, you can look at your e-mails and everything, and then it’s like ‘back out into the wilderness.’ Which is great, though, because it really throws us into that world,” she says.
All in all, fans should expect answers to their questions and a huge season finale. “The last episode of the season is amazing. It’s huge,” Daniella teases.
Revolution airs Mondays at 10PM on NBC. Here are some images from tonight’s episode: