Or Could It Be A Daughter?

Ever notice how Charlie's eyes are that piercing blue, just like Monroe's? Perhaps that casting decision wasn't an accident.

Charlie and Monroe scout in Revolution

OK, before we delve into theories about Monroe's child, we first have to disclose some other theories we think are ahead.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read past this point unless you want details on upcoming episodes of Revolution.

We don't think Monroe (David Lyons) is really dead. If he were, the show would have given him a much more meaningful sendoff. There's a good chance that the syringe was filled with something other than a lethal injection or that the nanites will bring him back. That being said, we think the real drama will surround Miles' big reveal that he's the one who hid Monroe's baby following its birth.

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Show runner Eric Kripke told TVLine that Monroe's son "does become a developing storyline this season [and will offer] some twists and turns."

That being said, here are our theories on the identity of Monroe's child.

1. Charlie

Maybe everyone is just telling Monroe it's a boy to throw him off. Here's the thing: If Miles (Billy Burke) were tasked with giving his best friend's baby away, he would give it to someone he trusted to raise it right. It would be a stable, married couple with great jobs. Who better than Miles' brother Ben and his wife Rachel? Plus, we always noticed that Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Monroe have the same piercing blue eyes. Perhaps that wasn't a casting coincidence.

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2. Danny

Could Monroe have killed his own son? That would be an awful plot twist. I think that would be a worse punishment than death for Monroe's crimes. I can think of nothing worse than a parent suffering the loss of a child. They could go this route in an attempt to make Monroe into a new man. This would be the ultimate storyline for Monroe to realize the error of his ways and seek forgiveness.

3. A new character

We've been in need of some more young, attractive men on the show. Now that Jason's gone all crazy killer, it's time for a new love interest for Charlie. If Miles thinks the boy is safe from Monroe because he's "dead," maybe he'll go retrieve the son. That could spice up the drama, especially because there is a very good chance Monroe will return — and an even better chance Charlie and Jason will reunite at some point.

Who do you think is Monroe's son?

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Comments on "Revolution theories: Who is Monroe's son?"

Sandy December 01, 2013 | 2:23 PM

A new character. I had several of the same thoughts as you did with regards to Charlie and Danny but Miles said that Emma got word to him when Bass was already showing instability, which hints to events after the blackout. Plus, as someone else mentioned, Danny's illness while Rachel was pregnant and as a baby was the main reason they got into bed with Randall and the others in the first place. Not Jason either as being the child of Neville is hardly a glowing future and Jason looks like his parents. I'm happy with the idea of a new character though...betters the chances for a Monroe and Charlie pairing. I hope that will be helped along by a possible splitting up of groups with Charlie and Monroe going off to find his son and Miles and Rachel pursuing the Patriot agenda. I had thought for a second or two (based on an interview with the actress that plays Charlie) that Adam might be a contender but he's too old. Looks the same age as Monroe...not like his son. Random bartender guy was too random to be it. Pretty clear he was just a way to introduce Monroe's presence in the area.

NancyM November 03, 2013 | 9:23 AM

Miles didn't give Monroe's "baby" away. He said Emma got word to him when Monroe was already off the rails and no one was safe around him. Meaning it would have been during the final years he was with Monroe in Philadelphia. The "baby" would have been an adult by then or close to it, given that Monroe/Emma wound have been around 18 when they conceived the child. Don't know where you even come up with your first two choices since it's been emphasized the child was a son and Danny is definitely Rachel's child since the fact he was in poor health before even being born was a major plot point and we saw her pregnant with him in several flashbacks. Most likely it's someone we never saw before, although I think it would be interesting if it was the guy at the bar in the first episode of season two that Charlie slept with. Charlie would be freaked out to find out she was with Monroe's son. Especially if she and Monroe start having feeling for each other before finding out.

Carissa November 03, 2013 | 8:18 AM

Jason - all the cutaways when Monroe talks about his son and the big deal Neville makes about Jason being his son just makes me think even more that he's his son. Plus, he's about the right age. Seven when the blackout hit. Miles hid him in plain sight with someone he could trust.

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