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Everything was so right and so wrong at the same time on this weeks Revenge.

The moment we’ve all been waiting for finally happened! Emily Thorne finally found out her father, David Clarke, was alive after all these years. But all these years of revenge might have been in vain because David is playing for Team Victoria. The reunion, or lack-of, was a brutal part of this realization. With the way things turned out, David being a free-man with his family, Victoria and Charlotte at his side, a truthful and happy reunion will actually be harder than imagined. 


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We start off the episode with Nolan forcing Emily to tell the cops about the armed intruder. He’s scared that Victoria and Charlotte have gone to extreme lengths to take Emily out of the game. He calls Jack without Emily’s consent, which gets Ben and Jack involved in something way bigger than just a break-in. Their about to break a huge story: David Clarke is alive after 20-years.

Back in the woods, David Clarke comes home from his night on the town, and Victoria scolds him for leaving and being so reckless out in public. Her behavior put’s David off. He’s got bigger plans for his re-introduction into the world and it includes taking a chain and beating himself, then going to steal some goodies at the grocery store in order to get arrested. 

Ben sees David come into the precinct and calls Emily to come make an ID on a man that matches the description she provided. During the line-up, Jack sees David and freaks out. He tries to warn Emily before she comes in to identify, but is stopped by Ben, who tells him he isn’t allowed to talk to her before she makes her statement. When Emily lays eyes on David for the first time, it’s a truly chilling moment. Her father, the one she’s been fighting for, is alive. But he’s also the one who tried to kill her last night. Who broke into her house. All the emotions, thoughts and questions are too much and she breaks down. All she’s ever wished for since her father “died” was to see her father one more time. Her wish came true, but it wouldn’t be as joyful as she had imagined. She tells Ben that it isn’t the man who was in her house last night, which saves David from some jail-time. 

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The realization that David is alive crumbles our heroine. It crumbles Nolan. Jack decides he’s not ready to face his “father-in-law.” Doesn’t it have to be hard to to keep the Amanda secret? To pretend Emily is so upset because her best friend was Amanda. To pretend that Jack was married to this mans daughter.

David is being questioned by the FBI. How did he survive? Where was he all this time? Does his story add up? Of course it does because one, he has eliminated Conrad and two, he has Victoria and the most expensive lawyer by his side. David really thought this through. When he got arrested, he wanted the FBI to ask for his version so he could explain that for 20-years Conrad held him hostage. He did in fact get stabbed in prison, but didn’t die. Conrad kidnapped him and abused and threatened him. The lashes on his back are proof of it… well at least that’s what it looks like. He admits that he finally broke free and was disoriented when he was picked up at the store for theft. David plays his cards right stating he’s scared that Conrad will find him and ruin him again. Police tell him that Conrad is dead so he has nothing to worry about. Just like that, he’s cleared of Conrad’s murder and David walks out a free man. Does anyone else have a feeling Conrad isn’t really dead and he’ll just pop out in true Grayson fashion, plotting more evil than anyone could possibly imagine?

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The man on the television says David’s name is finally cleared. It’s like music to Emily’s ears. Her father is set to hold a press conference in about 30-minutes, which she obviously has to attend. What is he going to say? What will the statement be? What she doesn’t know is that Victoria is right by David’s side. Surprisingly though, breaking free and coming “clean” makes gives David some balls. He tells Victoria that he will not be anyones prisoner anymore. This is a different side to David Clarke. He started off the season kind of crazy, trying to lure Victoria back into his life and hoping they could be a family again. After she helped free him, he turns on her and it’s a nice twist. Victoria is taken aback by his reaction and suddenly, she’s got that manipulative, crazy look. It isn’t love, it’s a need to keep this man by her side. On her side. He’s the only way that she can finally stick it to Emily. And that’s been her main mission this whole time. We know that Victoria doesn’t ever really love anyone whole heartedly unless theirs something in it for her. She uses people. She’s using David and she’s using Charlotte. 

I just want everything to come to light. And I think Charlotte is going to be the person that will let that happen. Charlotte has subconsciously figured out that her mom is in this for all the wrong reasons. She wants a relationship with her dad, but not on her moms terms. Not for the benefit of ruining Amanda. Not by throwing his real daughter, the one her mother allowed him to believe is dead, under the bus.  I think, Charlotte will finally see how much Emily is hurting after finding out her father is alive. She’ll come to help Emily and betray her mom. And god, I hope she realizes Emily’s intentions were always good and they all team up to ruin Victoria. 

The press conference is really heart breaking. Emily watches her father speak out for the first time and even after that tense moment between two-former lovers, he still thanks his family for being by his side. His family, which he refers to as Charlotte and Victoria, who are standing by his side. It takes Emily by surprise. Victoria got to him first and that’s what she meant by seeing Emily suffer slowly. You can see the look of victory in Victoria’s eyes as she gloats up on that stage next to the man she’s always loved. David is called a “symbol of hope and courage.” All I really see is a broken man, who will do anything to get what he wants. At this point, he’s no better than a Grayson, allowing himself to be manipulated by Victoria and resorting to violence to try to rid her of her demons. Sure, David needed those survival skills to survive prison and being framed, but would the old David Clarke go and try to kill some young woman? Probably not. I’m surprised he didn’t put two and two together and realize Emily was actually his daughter, especially after Nolan came to her defense. But maybe he did and he’s just playing along? Maybe the reason he turned himself in and came clean, was to find a way back to his daughter, who he thinks is in danger. I don’t think Victoria should trust David, because his intentions aren’t to make them a family… their to find out what really happened to his daughter. Never underestimate a fathers love.  

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At first it didn’t seem like David was too concerned with his actual daughter, but from the promo’s it looks like David’s mission as a free man is to find out what the hell really happened to his daughter. What prompted this? The fact that he say Emily and knew subconsciously it was Amanda. Does he believe she died? If so, he wants to know how and who killed her. He’s going to have to turn to Jack, who was Amanda’s husband and I think that’s the only way Emily will have a chance at finally being able to sit down with her dad. That’s the only way he’ll believe she’s Amanda… with the help of Nolan and Jack. David will obviously remember those two and he’ll believe them, hopefully, over Victoria. Plus, if Charlotte backs her sister up and finally forgives her for everything, than maybe these two will finally get the proper reunion and catch up on lost times. Although I know, now that Emily knows how low Victoria is willing to go, she’s going to do everything to get her father back. She’s hurt now because she probably doesn’t understand why her father didn’t seek her out, but she’ll eventually realize he thinks she’s dead. That’s the downfall of having a fake identity. 

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Margeoux and Daniel are continuing their odd relationship and it seems their totally smitten with each other. I really think Daniel is so pointless in this whole storyline. He’s upset with his mother for using Margeoux, but isn’t that what she does best? He’s also kind of using Margeoux to boost his self esteem and get his image back. He scores his first client, Louise, a woman that used to room with Victoria in the psych hospital. Ever since her escape, she’s been trying to establish a relationship with Victoria. When it didn’t work, she opted for Daniel. She basically manipulated him into a partnership and I think Daniel being the man-whore he is, will be completely seduced by her. But the bigger question is, what does she really want from the Grayson’s? Does she want a new “mommy” because hers never loved her?

Margeoux finds out her magazine is not selling as much as it should and that readership is down. With the David Clarke story coming to light and the revelation that Victoria and Charlotte are by his side, she might just cash in on that favor Victoria owes her and try to score a one-on-one with Mr. Clark himself. Will this cause a rift between her and Daniel? Will he be upset that he wasn’t informed of David Clarke before it became public knowledge? Victoria basically executed him out of the family.

All in all, I love where this season of Revenge is going. It has me hanging on by a thread because I do not know what to expect from David. We’ve also never seen Emily in such a vulnerable position, so it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. How will the characters change and interact now that David Clarke is back? Will it bring Emily and Jack closer together? Will David eventually find out the truth about his daughter and turn on Victoria? Will Emily finally be victorious and put revenge behind her?

 


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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! 

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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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