By Mark Barger, NBC
The fall cliffhanger had its heroes literally under the gun.
The opening moments of the show's spring premiere are the start of of ten straight weeks of game-changing action. The blackout that started the series is still there, as are the nearly lawless republics the U.S. has dissolved into.
Now Monroe, the leader of one republic, has a pendant that's restored some power in a limited way, and after surviving a showdown with his former best friend Miles, he's out for domination.
The show's creators promise to deliver revelations at a much quicker pace in the season's second half. We'll see more of the 'other' republics, including the "Georgia" republic.