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Revenge- Renaissance (4×01)

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“What did they say about the girl who gave up revenge? She lived happily ever after.”

Well, what about the girl who couldn’t give up revenge? Cause that’s Emily Thorne’s problem. And it seems that as long as she stays in The Hampton’s, she won’t be able to move on. Her need for revenge, she says, is caused by Victoria Grayson, who brutally murdered her lover Aiden last season. But I think that’s just Emily’s excuse. With Aiden alive, or not, Emily wouldn’t be able to get back to “normal” life no matter what. She’s been living this revenge life for so long, that’s all she knows. I guess in a way, it’s safe. As Nolan put it, she’s an addict.

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Well, that addict’s fire was just fueled. The premiere of Revenge wasn’t crazy, or exciting. I’ve seen it all before. I’ve seen Emily fake smile and do things in order to screw with someones mind and cause a scene. Case and point, crashing into __ car in order to drag her over to the party, where she was unveiling a boat, for a couple responsible for killing her fiancee. And exposing that happy couple as distraught and upset, plagued by a cheating husband who was riding his whore. Touching. But why do we care? I don’t. It was boring and felt like it was just filling screen time.

Brilliant on the other hand, was Victoria Grayson taking being locked up in the mental institute in stride, and staying evil, classy and fashionable all the way through… if those things are even possible altogether. Surprisingly, she made plenty of friends during her stay, some of which even helped her gain access to a cellphone. The person she chose to call was Emily, who was now living in Grayson manor. Her phone call wasn’t appreciated and Emily told her she would do everything all over again if she could. We got to see that Emily has the director of the facility on speed dial. Well, Victoria knows how to outsmart the system. With a little help, she made sure the fire alarms turned on, raining down in the hallways, as she escaped fashionably, unfortunately leaving behind her friend Poppet. You know Victoria is not one to save people before she saves herself, but I think it’d be kind of awesome if we revisited Poppet, and she was taken out to become Victoria’s little minion. She tends to prey on the weak and lost. 

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Emily moved into the Grayson house, getting even closer to the root of the problem, instead of detaching. She’s throwing lavish Victoria Grayson style parties, and basking in her victory. Conrad is dead. Victoria is locked up. Daniel is dealing with the murder of his “escort” and living off of Grayson money, that’s running out. While Charlotte, is in a dysfunctional downward spiral, and Emily pretends to be the sister who cares, without really knowing what’s actually happening. And the children literally think their mother is out traveling the world. They think she escaped her problems and flew off to Europe, leaving them to fend for themselves. I wonder why no one actually told them the truth? 

We find out Daniel has also left his appointed position at the magazine, causing a huge rift between him and Margeoux. She’s been busy dealing with her brother, who is really the core of Daniel’s problems. Nolan slips a clue to Margeoux, telling her to ask Daniel about the red head girl, and he finally comes clean saying the escort O.D, and Margeoux’s brother was there that night. He took pictures of Daniel with the dead body and threatened to expose them if he didn’t leave the magazine. Margeoux isn’t as surprised as she should be. She’s come to expect the worst. And that worst is getting involved with Charlotte. God, why does she always chose the worst men in the world.

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Charlotte is really the dumbest character on this show, and she doesn’t get smarter with seasons. She’s dating the bad boy, sniffing down coke, sleeping around and stealing babies to make a point. She’s taking a page from her sisters book! When she stole Carl from daycare to make sure Jack understood what it felt like to have your child stolen.. on the first day of the job. Because Jack decided to take a new path and become a police officer. Apparently that’s been his dream since he saw how corrupt the law is, but didn’t want to begin, not until Emily finished her revenge. Now, he’s all suited up and ready to protect. Seeing him so mature, and Emily still clinging on for the need to get revenge, I realized I wasn’t shipping this couple as much as I thought I would be. 

Nolan tried convincing Emily to become Amanda Clarke again, which she’s obviously opposed to. She doesn’t even know who that is anymore, but it seems like she might want to get used to that name again. After escaping the psych ward, Victoria made Grayson manor her first stop. And she let Emily know that she knew exactly who she was and what she was doing. That feeling she had inside, that must have been the feeling Emily had when she came to the Hamptons. Victoria tells her that things could have turned out differently. She could have come into her life as Amanda, looking for answers and an “I’m Sorry,” but her need for revenge over powered that. Emily doesn’t seemed phased at all. To be honest, neither am I. The word revenge has seemed to lose meaning already.

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We finally saw what David Clarke has been up to since we last saw him… he’s been hiding out. But now, it’s time to leave and make his way to the Hamptons. His appearance was discreet, but it made a statement. It showed that we weren’t dealing with the same, sweet David Clarke we’ve seen in Emily’s memories. He’s angry, and he’s vengeful. And his first victim: Victoria Grayson. As she left the Grayson manor after making a statement, she was attacked, shocked to see David, before he chloroformed her and carried her out. What’s he going to do with her? Is he going to try to explain everything to her as she’s tied up? Why did he appear to his old lover before Emily? Is he upset for her participation in his framing? Oh, all the questions. This was, hands-down, the best moment of the episode. David Clarke is a game changer for everyone, and I’m glad he’s not back as the sweet daddy reuniting happily with his daughter.

There were redeemable moments throughout the premiere, that will definitely evolve into great story arcs for the season. But with ratings taking a drop, I think it’s safe to say this is the final season of Revenge, which might be for the best.Better to end something before it’s ruined. How do you want them to wrap this vengeful story? Share your thoughts! I rate this episode 6/10. 


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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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Revenge- Aftermath (4×21)

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Ding dong, is the bitch really dead? Maybe, maybe not, but one thing is for sure…. she’s turned the tables on the revenge game and it’s not looking pretty for Emily.

After Grayson manor exploded, no one seemed to think much of it. Amanda thought that it was pretty good timing considering she was closing the chapter on Emily. Louise and Margaux seemed to think it was karma. No one thought it was Victoria’s evil plan to make Emily pay for everything she’s done. That is until they found a body and positively ID’d it as Victoria’s.

Then people thought it was simply a suicide, considering Vicki left a suicide letter for Margaux. Nolan was like ‘omg I can’t believe she’s gone’ and Amanda figured a world without Victoria was pretty sweet. That is until Louise began thinking with her southern little head and saw Victoria’s staged break in. That’s when Emily became suspect number one. After all, Victoria, her sworn enemy, died in her house. Coincidence? I think not.

When she came in for questioning, she didn’t have an alibi like the rest of the suspects. Well, she did but it was a dead guy and Ben wasn’t falling for it. He needed proof and Emily willingly gave up her car to be fingerprinted so that they could see, she did actually talk to Mason Treadwell that day. And that’s how she fell into the trap. Who would have thought Victoria and Mason were actually working together? They finally pulled out the big red sharpie themselves…  and all of this was staged to frame Amanda for Victoria’s death. When he met up with Em’s in her car, he wasn’t sick… he was dropping Victoria’s hair and spraying her blood on the floor. How cruel.

When he finally called her to tell her what’s up– after she cleared his name of course– he also sent her a little goodbye message from Victoria, which conveniently deleted off her server just as the cops, with Ben in tow, came to arrest her for murder. Emily genuinely got played and she didn’t see this one coming. Gah! In fact, neither did I.

The big question is, is Victoria really dead? I can’t seem to believe she’d actually blow herself up just for the sake of revenge. But, the actress that plays her, Madeline Stowe, said Victoria is definitely not returning if the season gets renewed. So maybe she did really pull the trigger one last time. The second question, is this really the end of Revenge? I was really leaning towards heck yes. But after this weeks episode, I just don’t see how they can wrap all of this up in two episodes and actually be fair to the audience. I’m thinking, Revenge needs to be renewed for at least another half season!

Other Important Moments

  • Margaux is trying to expose Emily but honestly, a woman from her grave can do it better. Can we just get rid of this character once and for all? And can she take Louise too?
  • Jack returned from LA because clearly it looked totally suspicious that he was leaving the minute Emily’s house, with Victoria in it, blew up. He iced Em’s out completely until Ben told him that Emily went chasing his plane to stop him from leaving. He won. Emily loved him. He came to tell her that night but unfortunately witnessed her getting arrested for murder. Now, it’s really all up to Jack, David and Nolan. Will they believe their girl and get her out?
  • Em’s also finally found out her dad had cancer. There’s nothing this girl can’t overcome and this will just be another obstacle for them. Plus, being framed for murder might be worse at this point.
  • Charlotte Grayson returns next week. What team will she be on? Team Emily? Team Mom? Or Team WTF is going on? I pick the last one.
  • Poor Nolan. He was finally falling for someone and then boom, the dude breaks up with him cause his adoption just went through and he needs to be a single dad. Touching but I also think he’s up to no good, so maybe not as touching as I thought.

What are your thoughts? Will Emily free herself from this “revenge” plot of Victoria’s? Is Revenge done for good? Will she finally walk off into the sunset with her dad, Jack and baby Karl? How mad would you be if Emily ended up getting screwed over in the end!?

 

 


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