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Revenge- Impetus (3×21)

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“The truth is I have no idea who Amanda Clarke is anymore.”

The feeling of Revenge can be bittersweet. Emily’s plan for incriminating the Grayson’s worked, but like the sneakiest woman on television put it, the war is not over yet. We’ve waited over three seasons for Emily to succeed in avenging her fathers death…. and it was everything we’d imagine it to be and more! (Literally, BEST EPISODE EVER! It’s like Christmas came super early this year!)

revengeRight off the bat, we found out that Charlotte’s kidnapper wasn’t the creepy David Clarke guy from the cabin, but actually Emily, Aiden and Nolan. With Pascal dead, Charlotte was Emily’s last point of leverage– the only person the Grayson’s cared so much about that they would to expose the truth in order to save her life. Conrad receives a video of Charlotte tied up alongside a call that encourages him to hold a press conference later on in the day, to convince to the terrorism of the flight. He tries to call up one of his hit-man, but technology guru Nolan screens the call and sends it to a dummy voicemail. Aiden goes to Conrad’s meetup spot and leaves him another video of Charlotte getting beaten and her ear sliced off (courtesy of Javier’s very realistic app! it didn’t actually happen.) Conrad freaks out, goes to Victoria to inform her and per the kidnappers request, schedules a press conference outside of his home. Victoria isn’t so easily fooled though. She’s been hot on her Emily Thorne trail for weeks. Last week she finally connected the David Clarke death vengeance to Emily and now, she was onto her next lead; proving that Emily Thorne was really Amanda. She stalked down Jack’s son at the playground in hopes of getting some of his blood for DNA testing against Charlotte’s DNA. When the results came in, she was pleasantly surprised to figure out (and I’m assuming here) that little Porter’s did not match Charlottes therefore making Amanda Clarke a fraud. Also, another thing worth noting, Victoria’s “guy” was the dude from the cabin that was sending Charlotte notes pretending to be David Clarke. ‘WTF’ were my thought’s exactly. Why is he working for Victoria? Why is he sending those letters? Who is this man? And why did he have David Clarke’s ring?! (I’ll elaborate more on that later.)

You know, it always kind of shocks me. While Em’s is trying to put people behind bars for commiting a huge crime, she’s committed a few along the way. I guess that’s just the price she has to pay. That’s the beauty of the robot Emily Thorne… she doesn’t have a soul. While she still felt bad torturing her half-sister, she needed Charlotte to know the truth. Here’s the thing about Emily. She’s always ahead of everyone by like 10 steps. And even when she’s taken by surprise, she still knows how to wiggle out of it.

ngeeBump number one in her plan? When Jack got wind that Charlotte was missing, he had Javier track down Nolans phone. He found the trio behind a huge kidnapping– Emily’s last straw at the Grayson’s. Although he wasn’t up for it, he stuck around to make sure Charlotte wasn’t being harmed in the process. And while Emily would never physically harm her, all the abundance of info she gave her about the bombing of flight 197 and her parents involvement started giving her major anxiety attacks. Aiden encouraged Emily to pull back as watching Charlotte suffer, reminded him of his sister Coleen, who to was abducted and used as leverage to make a man confess. On her way to the pharmacy to get some anti-anxiety medication, Emily was asked to go to the station with Margeoux’s detective. He was working on the Pascal death case and got a tip from someone that Emily had been involved. That someone was none other than Daniel Grayson himself; the wonderful ex-husband whose had it out for Em’s ever since their painful divorce.

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Daniel was gloating in his little trap for Emily. He identified her as the woman from the pictures on the stairs, just minutes before Pascals untimely death. He was convinced that Em’s was working with Conrad and posed as a secret agent, giving Pascal the ear piece he was wearing before his death. At this point, I’m not really sure whose team Daniel is playing for because he’s lying to everyone, but pretending to be on everyone’s side. While being questioned, Emily secretly calls Nolan whose able to listen in on everything and conjures up a plan to switch Emily’s prints in the system. Emily’s prints have been switched with Amanda’s but obviously linking the ear piece to a dead girl would sound off red flags. Aiden fly’s into the station and randomly attacks Daniel in order to buy his boo some time. Honestly, as random as it was, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Daniel get sucker punched in the face. Victory!! That right there was some good revenge. When the prints finally came back they didn’t match Emily’s and she was free to go… but not before the detective totally hit on her.

charlottMeanwhile, Charlotte was growing impatient and Jack finally blindfolded her and released her. We later find out that his decision to do so was per Aiden’s orders and all part of Emily’s master plan. Once Charlotte was released she went straight home, where Conrad was overjoyed to see her. For just a brief moment though. Because she just went off on him, accusing him of being the guy behind flight 197, killing her father, all those innocent people and Amanda, her half sister. At first, I thought Conrad was going to deny the whole thing, but his reaction took me by surprise. He turned from loving father, to monster with a capital M. He confessed to everything she had accused him of. He was proud of his terrorism, for killing the pansy David Clarke. He admitted he came out on top always and if she tried to report him to police or bring him down, he would get rid of her just lie he got rid of her real dad and her nuisance of a sister. Two things about this scene. One, I’ve never despised a character more in my life! Two, I felt so bad for Charlotte. While finally finding out the truth and seeing who Conrad really was, she was totally abused and hurt. She’s been living a lie and no matter what, she did think of this man as dad.

The third thing about this scene. Well, it was bloody brilliant. You see Charlotte wasn’t aware that she was wired with a camera. When she confronted her father, and he snapped and confessed, he was being broadcast live to the WHOLE world. Yep. Emily Thorne is a fricking genius. She knew that by showing Charlotte the truth, she’d confront her father. It took a lot of fate in both Charlotte and Conrad on Emily’s part, to believe that these two would act in the way she wanted them too and that her plan would be successful. But it worked! After so many seasons, Emily had finally exposed Conrad Grayson for who he really was. In the best way possible! And who would have thought Charlotte and Jack would be the key players in the revenge plot! I was so overjoyed watching this plot twist because it came out of nowhere. I was blindsided and I liked it!

rengeThe feds came for Conrad almost automatically. He took his arrest in stride. He wasn’t going to run–that would be to cowardly. But before he left, he made sure Victoria knew he was going to dig up every skeleton in her closet. She was just as involved in the bombing of the flight as he was and he wasn’t going down without her. With Emily Thorne around, he wouldn’t have too. Her plan has always been to take down the people who killed her father, not person. And that means Victoria is her next target. Emily visited Conrad in jail and he realized that the person behind his demise was his ex-daughter in law. How precious! It wasn’t anger in his eyes after he found out though, it was amusement. Why Emily revealed herself I’m not sure. It probably would have been safer for her to keep hidden and request Conrad’s help another way, but this bold move showed that she was proud as hell of finally putting this dude behind bars. And now she needed his help to takedown Victoria. I can’t even begin to imagine what master plan she has in store for her. Although I don’t think she’ll be as easy to takedown. Conrad is smart, but he was blindsided and had a fault— he was full of himself. Victoria, she’s completely in the know. She’s going to be tricky!

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And even the most anxiety-excitement-filled episode, needs a little trouble in the romance department. In order to get Jack to comply with the plan, he needed to believe that his help would one day give him what he always wanted– his childhood love Amanda Clarke. Aiden played him by admitting that while he and Emily tried being together multiple times, it never worked out. He was letting her go because they didn’t belong together and if Jack ever wanted his Amanda back, he had to help Emily destroy the people who turned her into a robot. So Jack did as he was asked and completed the plan… successfully obviously. But when he came to congratulate Em’s on her revenge, he walked in on her kissing Aiden, who just gave her a huge speech about how they kept trying to be together and it was because they fit. They were meant to be. What a manipulator right? And I hate that I’m saying that because I love Aiden! Although seeing Jack hurt was pretty painful. Love talk aside, Jack had a confession. He explained to Emily how Charlotte had been getting weird letters from someone posing as David and when they visited the cabin, he found a ring, just like the one her father used to wear. No doubt in Emily’s mind, that was her fathers ring. What does that mean though? I’m totally lost on the connection here between the guy in the cabin, David Clarke, Victoria and Charlotte. Is David Clarke alive? Highly doubt it, but it’s revenge so you never know. Why is Victoria involved though? Who is that guy?

Next week is the insane season finale and from the promo it looks like the cats out of the bag. Victoria has finally put the pieces of the puzzle together! Emily Thorne is actually Amanda Clarke. In the promo Victoria explains how she knew it the day she laid eyes on her. (That’s a stretch girl, it took you almost three season to get it together!) Amidst all the action, the words Goodbye Emily Thorne come out. Does Victoria expose her? Does Emily expose herself (more than she already has). Who is going to die in the finale? Why? I’m so pumped! This season has really redeemed itself! What are your thoughts? I’ll see you next week!

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Memorable Quotes

Nolan: Revenge is yours.

Emily: The wars not over.

Emily: An intention fueled by passion can be impossible to stop. Over time it gains momentum until it turns into an impetus for change.

 


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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

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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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