Today's News: Our Take - Revolution: Can Jason Be Trusted?
Last week's Revolution saw Jason finally take a stand against his father and do the right thing. But does that mean he's a rebel now that he's abandoned the militia? The war is only just getting started, and while Jason might not believe in the slaughter of innocent families, it's unlikely that he supports killing his own family either. So can Jason be trusted?
"His intensions are good, but is he gonna screw you over again? Who knows?" JD Pardo, who plays the former soldier, tells TVGuide.com. "But I believe that what Charlie brings out of Jason is a different side. She forces him to see things from her perspective and it doesn't match up with what he's being told, so there's a struggle ahead."
Even if Jason does decide to take up arms against his father, he still needs to convince Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) before he can join her Scooby Gang. When asked whether or not her character can trust Jason, Spiridakos kept it blunt: "Why should she?"
"He's saved her life, yes, but he's also put her in harm's way and done things to kind of mess things up for them a few times," Spiridakos continues, adding that while Jason will be around more, she's unsure if that's a good or bad thing. "She's been through so many times where she's trusted the wrong person and gotten kind of scolded for it. You've got to tread lightly."
Spiridakos is not kidding about Charlie being a little too trustworthy (see: Ray Kinsey, Maya Clayton). Although her hesitation to trust Jason is understandable, he is more than worthy of an exception. Even when Jason was in the militia, Pardo explains, he always thought that he was doing the right thing. That is, until the militia butchered entire rebel camps.
But while Jason's unwavering desire to do good has currently alienated him from his family, Pardo is simply happy that Jason's finally making his own decisions. "Let's say he doesn't choose the rebels. He doesn't choose Monroe. Let's say he's independent. That's great. As long as he's his own man," Pardo says. "Live and die by your own choices."
Pardo may be proud of Jason's autonomy, but it has come at a cost for the star. "I think that as an actor I've walked away from the set frustrated, not feeling like I have a group," he says. "Like, where do I fit in? How do I fit in? Then it took me a second to realize, 'Oh, it's OK because that's how the character feels.'
"It is a lonely place," he continues. "[Jason's] loyal to a father that sees right through him and he wants to be with the girl, but there's no trust there. Where do you go?"
What do you think Jason should do? Do you think Charlie should trust him? Sound off in the comments below!
Revolution airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.
Additional reporting by Natalie Abrams
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