Revenge really stepped it up this week, offering up an episode as good as they used to be in the first season. When they teased that Victoria Grayson would be getting her revenge on Emily this time around, I didn’t really understand what that meant. But it’s all very clear to me know. Emily, or Amanda, whatever she’s going by now officially, has lost the upper hand on everyone… including Nolan.
Victoria got kidnapped by David Clarke last week and thank god for that because we’re not wasting anytime figuring out who he is, where he’s been and what his motives are. Victoria was really terrified seeing the man she “loved”, the man who was suppose to be dead for 20-years alive. Especially because much of what happened to him seemed to be her fault. As she tried to run away, David saved her and said, “I won’t lose you again.” That right there laid it all out. When he showed her where he had been hiding out for years, although we still don’t know why he was hiding for so long, he said his love for her kept him alive. Great. Does anyone else feel super betrayed? Like, his daughter has sacrificed EVERYTHING to avenge his death–to bring down the people, including Victoria, who wronged him. Yet her father says this woman was his only hope. What a stab to the back!! Victoria is continuously on the edge about David’s intentions, until he tells her that he’s the one who killed Conrad. He says that after he saw the news about what David did to Charlotte he wanted to free V from him, before Conrad dragged her down with him. This is clearly the most romantic thing anyone could ever do for Victoria… especially the man she’s pined for all these years. I mean, I would have hoped he killed Conrad for everything he’s done to him. But once again, it seems like Conrad is standing up for his Grayson daughter, but not for his Clarke daughter. Gross.
It gets worse. He thinks that Amanda Clarke is dead. Not sure how he followed the news, but he’s totally un-aware that Emily Thorne exists/is his real daughter. Victoria on the other hand knows the truth. Just because the “love of her life” is back, doesn’t mean she’s changing her ways, or that her heart is becoming pure, or that she’s going to drop her revenge. She sees the opportunity in everything. After she realizes that David really wants to make things work with her and his other daughter, Charlotte, she finds the perfect revenge plot. She confirms that Amanda Clarke is dead, and adds fuel to the fire by telling David that Emily Thorne has been a woman who caused her much grief and suffering, ultimately institutionalizing her against her own will.
Yes, this is a crappy set-up… and once again, a low blow. But do you think David really won’t recognize his own daughter? This is debatable. He seems to be just as blinded by Victoria as he was back in the day… but the way Emily has always talked about her father, all those memories… you’d think they would mean something. That he would recognize her right away. Well, if Emily even makes it out alive after her sister set her on fire.
Truth: Charlotte Grayson is a crazy bitch whose just stupid. I’ve never been a Charlotte fan. She’s done stupid stuff throughout every season, but this one tops the cake. I get it, her dad sold her out and died. Her mom skipped town. Her boyfriend Gideon is cheating and she has a cocaine problem. She feels alone and thinks her only way out is by jumping off the building. Emily tries to talk her off the edge– talk about good timing, but it doesn’t work. Thankfully, Jack’s sidekick cop intervenes and saves her. Side-note: Jack’s partner is going to be bad news. He’s too suspicious of everything and I don’t like it.
This ordeal prompts Emily to come clean to Charlotte. She finally reveals her true identity, explains why she did what she did, fesses up to kidnapping her and shows her the “infinity box” that David left her. And Charlotte reacts like a typical rich, spoiled brat– she flips out. She tells Emily that she feels used and she can’t just make grand speeches and expect everyone to forgive her. While she may be right, Emily did choose revenge over her, the point is that she’s learned from her mistakes and unlike her real family, she actually cares about her. None of that matters to Charlotte. It’s what she does next that’s really surprising.
She invites Emily over to the Stowaway and gives her a note saying that she’s got so much to tell her, but she can’t without raising her temper. As Emily reads the note, Charlotte bashes her over the head, lights the place on fire and leaves Emily to burn. She even turns away help, saying she was the only one inside. Crazy. She is crazy. You could see by the look in her eyes, the cocaine has gotten to her. Plus, she is a Grayson after all and that means that whatever mommy dearest will tell her now, Charlotte will follow. Especially cause they both know the truth. But will Charlotte be able to keep the secret of Em’s identity from David? I don’t think so.
As for Emily, you know she’ll survive. Jack was leaving from his police shift, when his partner asked if he needed any help at the Stowaway. He declined, which means he’s on his way to the bar. He’ll get there right in time to see the fire. He’ll brave the flames and go save his one-true love. He’s going to be super pissed that Charlotte burned dow his fathers bar. Why does he even have hope for that girl anymore? And once everyone finds out about David Clarke, Jack and Nolan will do everything to help convince him that Emily is really Amanda, although do you think it will be that hard? Common sense gives it away. The man you trusted with your daughter, plus your daughter’s childhood friend who was “married” to Amanda. There’s bound to be plenty of scenes. I doubt Emily will want to keep her real identity a secret– especially when she sees how close David is with Victoria. It’s going to completely throw her off.
In Daniel Grayson news, well he’s masterminding with Margeoux. The fact that Charlotte saw Gideon sleeping with some model was probably all set up by her brother. He slashed Gideon’s tires, so he was late for a meeting with investors in Paris. But that’s exactly what they wanted. He took their bait and met up with another investor, when he got confronted by a woman who said he stole from her and pulled out two bags of cocaine from his coat pocket. The investor walked off upset, but Gideon knew it was a set-up by his sister. He confronted her, saying she and Daniel would end up like the “red-head” girl if they didn’t reverse this, so Margeoux called in a favor. The investor agreed to meet again, she got him the next ticket out to London, but planted more cocaine in his bag. When he was about to go through security, a TSA dog smelled it, and Gideon got arrested. Well played. In celebration, Daniel and Margeoux finally gave in to their “chemistry” for each other and celebrated with a little romp in the bed. Another gross, but they deserve each other.
What do you think of the David Clarke twist? Will he realize Em’s is his real daughter? Will he fall for Victoria’s manipulative crap? How do you feel about Charlotte and Emily’s new relationship? How do you think things will go from here?
A ‘Revenge’ Virtual Reunion Is Happening in February with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and More
Emily Thorne, is that you?
After six years, Hampton’s finest are back together again. The cast of ‘Revenge’ is reuniting virtually this February. The best part? You can be a part of it.
Join Emily Vancamp (Amanda Clarke/ Emily Thorne), Josh Bowman (Daniel Grayson), Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter), and Barry Sloane (Aiden Mathis) on February 6, 2021 for the fun-filled festivities!
Fans will be able to play video games with Barry nd Josh! Per the invite, you can “Play Co-Op or Free-For-All in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with Barry” or “Play FIFA World Cup with Josh Bowman!”
You can also take part in 1-on-1 virtual hangouts with 2.5 minutes with Josh, Nick, or Barry.
There’s an option to snag autographs from Josh, Emily, Barry, or Nick or opt for a personalized video message, which also makes a great gift.
And you can even commemorate the day with a T-Shirt!
According to Vancamp’s Instagram story, a portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s, so not only are you getting to catch up with your favorite characters, but it’s also for a good cause!
For more information, check out Tixr.com!
Revenge- Two Graves (4×23)
And just like that, we close the chapter of Revenge. We say goodbye to Victoria Grayson, David Clarke, Emily Thorne and most importantly Amanda Clarke. Can I say I’m totally content with the ending? Yes and no.
Amanda said, when you embark on the path or revenge, always dig two graves. One for Victoria- may she rest in peace. The other, for Amanda and all the parts of herself she lost along the way. That was metaphorical. The second grave, was for her father, David Clarke, who got a piece of her back that was gone before the revenge. In the end, she gained time to get to know him, but lost him to the cancer. You always lose something while gaining something else.
But let’s reverse a little shall we. We picked up this final episode with Amanda admitting that she was guilty of killing Victoria after finding out Ben had been murdered. She knew the only way to end this once and for all was to get transferred to a maximum security prison and break out with Nolan and Jack’s help.
When Victoria found out Amanda was out of jail, she began taking precautions. But, eventually, her heart got in the way of things. Margaux had set everything up; she got Victoria a passport and a private jet out of town. But, Victoria decided to attend her own funeral where she heard Louise speak fondly of her. She decided she didn’t want her to mourn her death, so she asked Margaux to bring Louise to her. She was obviously really shocked, but agreed to keep Victoria’s secret.
Victoria admitted to putting her mothers body in the explosion, hence the dental records that came back linking the body to Victoria. Before she sacrificed her mothers corpse, she went to visit her in the hospital. I didn’t really get the point of this whole scene and only really figured that Victoria had the same relationship with Emily as her mother had with her. Plus, she’d also failed as a mother with all of her children, but her weakness was that heart of hers, which ultimately got her killed.
When Amanda learned that Victoria used her mother, things were really set in motion. Nolan figured out that Margaux was helping Victoria by hiring hit-woman White Gold. When they realized White Gold was coming for Emily, it was too late. Thankfully, David made the call to 911 and they saved Jack, who did quite the job defending himself from the assailant.
This led Amanda to make the ultimate choice- she was ready to kill Victoria. But how? How would she find out where she was hiding. Louise! After finding out Victoria had played her, she realized that Nolan had been right the whole time; Victoria was a manipulative bitch who didn’t care about anyone but herself. She physically brought Amanda to Victoria’s hiding place and I couldn’t have been more proud. At this point, Victoria knew she was going to die– you could see it in Amanda’s eyes. She was done playing- she knew the only way to end this once and for all was to end Victoria. As she was about to pull the trigger, David shot Victoria. As she lay dying, she used her last breath to pick up a gun and shoot Amanda.
Okay, at this point, I was like holy crap, Amanda cannot die. We’ve come so far. Done so much. Four-years worth of revenging…. They can’t both die at the same time right? Right! Amanda was saved, spent a lot of time with David in his last few months before the cancer took him, reconnected with Charlotte and married Jack.
Sort of perfect ending if you think about it. She got her revenge, she got to know her dad, she got rid of the bitch and she got the boy. Sure, she lost a lot of people along the way and part of herself, but I feel like it was worth it. She knew what she was getting herself into when she started this whole thing. And that’s what’s most important.
Louise finally redeemed herself. Margaux also took the high road, helping Nolan bring down White Gold and turning herself in in honor of Daniel. She wanted to be proud of the person she was and helping Victoria destroyed her soul. It’s funny if you think about it. Victoria thought she had all these minions who seemed faithful but weren’t because eventually, they realized they were fighting for the wrong thing. Amanda was painted as this evil person, but she did everything out of love. Victoria, she did it for self-preservation and she wasn’t afraid to throw anyone under the bus.
As Amanda and Jack jetted off into the sunset, after having a beautiful wedding with Carl as the ring bearer, she had a terrifying dream. At least, I hope it’s a dream. In it, the doctor thanks Charlotte for agreeing to use her mothers heart for a heart transplant to save Amanda. It seems rather ridiculous that they would include this though and maybe, Amanda’s heart really does belong to Victoria now. Maybe in a funny way, she ended up having to save her. And this was Charlotte’s way of getting back at her mother. Or, it’s just a reminder that she’ll never shake Victoria. Either way, we’ll never know and I guess its left up to interpretation.
As for Nolan, I feel like that was also left open for a possible spinoff show. He was so worried about what he would do after revenge since he got so good at it and Amanda made sure to send a guy his way that a. could be a potential love interest and b. needs help getting revenge for his mother. Oh, how things never change.
Were you satisfied with the series finale? Are you happy Amanda and Jack ended up together? Do you wish David Clarke made it through? Are you glad Victoria is finally 5 feet under? You know she never stood a chance against Amanda. I say, I’ll be content with the finale because Amanda, well, she pretty much got everything she wanted and more. I raise my glass to you Ms. Clarke!
Revenge- Plea (4×22)
Alright Revengers, are you ready for the end? Next week is the series finale of Revenge and I am completely devastated. While I agree, the show needs to end, I don’t think all of my questions can be answered in one episode. I don’t think the closure I need from this weeks episode can come in 45 minutes! With that being said, lets tackle the biggest moments of this weeks episode…
- Louise got smart for one second and figured out that Victoria might be faking her own death. Who knew Louise could consider Victoria as anything but an “angel.” That didn’t last long however because she told Margaux that she found a hoodie similar to the one Ems wore when she allegedly attacked Victoria and the French liar once again fooled Louise into believing bull. Ugh get it together Lou-Lou!
- After all this time, you’d think I wouldn’t be surprised by Emily’s bold decisions, but I still am. Why did she think switching her ankle monitor was a good idea? I don’t care how good Nolan is at his job, you know she’s going to get caught. You know Ben won’t let up and he’ll come to check on her. She was asking for trouble. If she involved Nolan and Jack in this for years, she could at least accept their help. Although I guess it’s a good thing they didn’t go cause they would end up dead.
- Charlotte Greyson returned and it was tragic and totally useless. Rehab has done wonders for her yeah. She turned over a new leaf and is “helping” people, but did we really need to see her just to know that she didn’t care if her mom “died” again. She might be the smartest person in the Hamptons knowing her mom is capable of faking her own death just to get ahead.
- Jack willingly helping Emily, believing her and bringing down Margaux was sweet to see. Thank god he finally came to his senses. And Margaux was key in Emily finding out how Victoria got away with such an elaborate plan. Also, how the hell does Emily know how to get keys in jail and stuff? Her life skills are on a pro level, for real.
- David only has 6 months to live… give or take since the cancer has spread to his brain. This pissed me off. Emily did all of this just to lose her father to cancer? And without even getting a decent amount of time with him? I call BS!
- Emily finally told Jack she had feelings for him and it wasn’t all that it should have been. When they kissed the nigh Sammy died, it still felt real. Then Emily fell in love with Aiden and now seeing her “want” Jack seems delusional and totally passionless. Boo.
- Can you honestly believe Margaux stooped down so low? She was even the one who attacked Victoria just to frame Emily. And she’s using her magazine to expose that truth. It’s so sad since she was actually a pretty legit character before hitching her wagon to Victoria’s.
- So the bitch isn’t really dead. She’s totally alive. Victoria is alive. We knew that, we speculated, but it was still really shocking seeing her casually walk out of the shower only to come face to face with Ben.
- Who was in disbelief because this whole time he thought Emily was crazy but she was actually telling the truth. She was the one he should have trusted. Unfortunately, when he finally realized all of that he was stabbed by Courtney Love’s character and died. Oh Ben. He never even saw it coming which makes him a crap cop. But it was still sad. Let’s just say Emily won’t be happy to hear about this and there’s one more person just gone that could have corroborated Emily’s story! So, how will she get out? How will she prove her innocence?
Do you think Emily will die next week? The episode is called Two Graves which links back to the very first quote of the show… When starting Revenge, always dig two graves. Is one for Victoria and one for her? For her dad? For her old identity- Emily Thorne? I’d be super pissed if Emily, Nolan or Jack died… I’d literally take my red sharpie out and start avenging them. But, the promo doesn’t look too promising for either Victoria, Jack or Ems. What do you think? Use this week to mental prepare yourselves!
2. Victoria is alive. I mean, we speculated it would happen, but seeing her casually walk out of the bathroom still stunned us.
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