It's too bad they waited until this episode to build some sympathy for Monroe. He would have been a much more compelling character if we'd had a chance to know him a bit better than the stoic cardboard cutout he's been the entire show.
Agreed, they have however done a good job with Tom. Then again, Giancarlo Esposito is a much better actor than David Lyons is as Monroe.
Revolution Cast - character bios