So THAT's why the action will be moving to Texas in S2 of Revolution

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Aug 23, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

The producers had been dropping hints all through season one about the other territories in the world of Revolution, and now we know we’ll definitely see Texas in season two. But why?

It has a lot to do with the recent casting of Stephen Collins (7th Heaven), who will apparently be playing Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) father, who lives in Texas. Apparently the events of the season finale take a toll on Rachel — so the gang takes her to Texas to reconnect with her dad.

But don’t expect things to be all warm and fuzzy, 7th Heaven-style. Apparently Collins' character is not a very nice guy. TV Line broke the news as part of a Q&A piece, talking to producer Eric Kripke about season two.

Check out the excerpt below:

You will get scoop on one of the new players — and only one. (For now.) With Rachel in a very bad place in the wake of the season finale, Aaron and Miles will bring her to Texas to reunite with her father Gene, played by 7th Heaven‘s Stephen Collins. And “this role is unlike anything Stephen’s ever done before,” says showrunner Eric Kripke. “He’s gruff and pissed off and tough. It’s really fascinating to see Stephen playing this part, all whiskered and haggard. I think people are going to be blown away by the work he’s doing.”

Are you glad to hear we’ll be seeing more of the former United States, or do you wish they’d just focus on the areas we already know and dig into some new stories? 

(Via TV Line)