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Revenge- Disgrace (3×16)

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“Grace is at the core of tragedy.”

EMILY VANCAMP, JOSH BOWMAN, MADELEINE STOWE

Things are always dramatic at the opera… No scratch that at the Hamptons….Actually, scratch that, things are always dramatic when they involve the Grayson’s. But the drama is even better when you’ve played the enemy into thinking they’ve won when they really haven’t. That’s the case with this week’s Emily’s faked pregnancy tip. She’s got them right where she wants them. Sidenote; does anyone else feel like Revenge is turning into the a more sophisticated version of Gossip Girl? Gossip Girl 2.0 Hamptons edition?

After Emily found out that Daniel had pictures of her and Aiden making out, she was upset that the ball wasn’t in her court. Even worse, that she was so preoccupied with her black-outs that she didn’t even notice Daniel had a PI following her. Instead of lettingthe Grayson’s leak some secrets about Emily, she decided to take matters into her own hands and leaked the medical records of her ‘fake’ pregnancy. She immediately became the talk of the town for trying to keep her man with the oldest trick in the book. Victoria took this opportunity to publicly chew Emily out and Daniel served his beloved wife with divorce papers.

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But Emily’s unwillingness to accept a huge sum of money to leave quietly raised her speculations. Emily wasn’t after the money, she was targeting the Grayson family. Well sherlock, that took you about four years. Actually, I’m quite surprised as to how Victoria pieced the pieces of Emily’s puzzle together. She hasn’t reached the actual answer, but she’s on the right track thinking that Emily came into their lives because of something to do with David Clarke. Well, its actually quite proposterous to think that anything at the Hamptons doesn’t have something to do with David.

One of her puzzle pieces became our next clue!  Victoria mentioned it was strange Emily was targeting the Graysons, dating Aiden Mathis,  best friends with Amanda Clarke, and living in the old Clarke home. Wait, what does Aiden Mathis have to do with this? According to Victoria, Aiden’s father was the one that planted the bomb on the plane that killed David Clarke. Mind=blown. Victoria has a piece of the puzzle that Emily doesn’t even know exists. Does Aiden know about his fathers involvement? Is that why Takeda found him to help Emily? How did his father’s know the Grayson’s? I mean, this revelation is huge!!!! I wonder how Emily will stumble upon the evidence. Was his father pictured in that photograph she used to cross off people?

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It feels like were getting closer and closer to a series finale, which is totally understandable given that this show doesn’t have the same drive as it did in season one and two. Sometimes it feels like this storyline is getting stretched thin, but I feel like all these connections to the murder of David Clarke might revive it a bit and give the show a well deserved finale when their time comes. More and more people are somehow involved in the murder than we previously believed; directly or indirectly.  If Emily really wants this revenge, how far is she willing to go? Could she really betray the love of her life Aiden, to avenge her fathers death? Would Aiden be mad? Would he join her? After all, from the looks of it, his father is long dead.

Which brings us to Jack, another one of Emily’s “love” interests whose been dragged into her revenge plot. Jack’s always been against Emily continuing her mission as he doesn’t want to lose anymore loved ones. First he loses Amanda because of the Grayson’s, than Declan. But wouldn’t that make him want to take down the Grayson’s for good? Not if it meant putting his baby in danger.  Yet after spending some time with his mother, he realizes she too was involved in the David Clarke scandal, yet unlike most people in the Hamptons who helped take him down, she was trying to free him. After she went to see him in jail, she was arrested for a DUI the next day although she wasn’t drunk and the rest is history.Now that she’s back in the Hamptons and sees how determined Emily is to do right by Amanda’s father, she wants to help get his name cleared. Plus, the Grayson’s deserve everything that’s coming to them. Her attitude motivates Jack to be on Team Emily now. Secretly, I think she knows Emily’s true identity.

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Jack steals the archives for Emily, despite her pleas not to get involved. It’s annoying because if it wasn’t for the people on Team Emily, she wouldn’t have gotten as far as she has. Team Emily is growing with each coming episode.  With Emily out of the Grayson manor, she needs all the allies she can get. After all, its all going to boil down to Team Emily vs. the Graysons!

The big twist this week links Pascal, Margeoux’s father, to Aiden’s father and to the whole David Clarke murder. Pascal isn’t just going to up and leave the Hamptons now that Conrad has exposed him at Voulez and pretty much forced him to work with him. Also, lets not forget Conrad knows Pascal’s deepest darkest secret; that Pascal’s hands aren’t all that clean. When looking through the stolen archives, Emily finds a note that states “took care of NWM.” She matches up the writing of that note to the one she received on her wedding day from Pascal. Knowing what we know about Aiden’s dad, we can kind of infer that NWM stands for his father’s initials.

After Emily informs Jack about Pascal’s involvement, she thinks Jack will step back and ask Em’s not to go after his girlfriends family, but instead he just says they’ll have to avoid collateral damage. Yes, they’ll like as in the two of them. As in behind Margeoux back. As in Jack and Emily. As in Jack the badass has come to life! I loved guy next door Jack, but involved in the mission Jack is just as hot!!

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This episode felt like a game changer. I feel like things will really just fall into place for Em’s now. Instead of Emily vs. Graysons, we know have a strong team backing Emily up, who know she’s working for a greater cause. Everyone sticking by her is trully passionate about the cause and they’ll go to great lengths. She’s got this great, strong army. And the Grayson’s well, their known to go to extremes as well to protect themselves. Additionally, the dynamic of all of these characters is so fascinating because their so intertwined. Jack for example would never get along with a girl like Margeoux. And despite loving her so much he knows the right thing to do. While Margeoux is tag teaming with the enemy, Daniel, in order to get back at her father. And her father is trying to get into the enemies pants. Small towns I tell ya.

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Other thoughts

-Pascal swooning over Victoria and Conrad trying to bribe him by offering him his wife is gross. All of it. But even worse, the fact that Victoria thinks she’s hot shit and every man wants her. No hunny, no one likes you.

– Daniel’s pathetic. Whatever happened to Sarah?

– What does Em’s have planned for the Graysons? Why does she want them thinking they won?

– Anyone else make the correlation that when Emily exposed herself, she ran off from the ball like Cinderella. She’s also involved with the Grayson’s which can easily be compared to the evil step-sisters and step-mother. Well played writers!

– Can Stevie be trusted?


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A ‘Revenge’ Virtual Reunion Is Happening in February with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and More

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Revenge reunion February 2021 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! 

Revenge reunion February 2021 with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and more

CredIt: Emily Vancamp screenshot Instagram story

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Revenge- Two Graves (4×23)

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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!


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Revenge- Plea (4×22)

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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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