It’s time to take back the Alamo. “Texas Rising,” a History Channel drama based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico, will air its final, blood-soaked episode on Monday. That means fans of the 10-hour television miniseries, which kicked off on Memorial Day, will get to witness the rise of the republic in the fifth episode of the Roland Joffé-directed historical series.
“The Rise of the Republic” will air Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on History Channel and according to the synopsis for episode 5, viewers should prepare themselves for a celebratory installment to take place.
“The Texas Rangers return to Victoria to celebrate their victory over Mexico,” the summary begins, adding that the defeat over Mexico will force General Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) to make a vital political decision. “Houston is encouraged to take an important role in the future of the newly independent territory."
“Texas Rising” left off on a nail-bitter of a note. The Texas rebels has just launched a surprise attack on the Mexican army “in the decisive Battle of San Jacinto.” The battle, which was fought on April 21, 1836, was deemed a critical point in the revolution because it’s when Texas had defeated General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s (Oliver Martinez) men in a battle that reportedly lasted 18 minutes. The defeat resulted Santa Anna signing a treaty that gave Texas their independence and forced the Mexico army out of the region.
Although Texas may have won the Alamo in the previous installment of “Texas Rising,” the Texas Rangers still need to save the girl who was kidnapped by Colonel Portilla (Harold Torres) in episode 4. Will Deaf Smith (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who is suffering from an advance case of consumption, be able to rescue Emily D. West (Cynthia Addai-Robinso), the Yellow Rose of Texas, from imprisonment? Fans will find out when the final episode of the History Channel miniseries airs.
“Texas Rising” will conclude its 10-hour event on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT.