Revenge "Confidence" Review: Mother Effer

Revenge S02E03: "Confidence"

Every couple years I get a flu or cold virus so intense I spend about three days dressed like a bag lady, eating fistfuls of Airborne and wincing whenever I have to move my eyes. So please forgive me for having watched Revenge this week delirious and pardon me if some of my confusion makes its way into this review because damned if I can tell the difference between a decadent fever dream and the tangle of loyalties and intrigue that Revenge Season 2 has become. Just stay with me and let me know in comments if I something I state as fact was actually cough syrup. We'll get through this.

One of the big reveals of this episode was that Aiden, Emily's Proud Protectoress, was in fact kind of a co-ed with her at Revenge Academy (similar to Hogwarts except all the food is served at grill tables like at Benihana) until he left her to pursue his revenge mission and she got sonned by Takeida really hard. "How does it feel to open your heart and be abandoned again?"

Apparently not very good, since Emily repaid Aidan's efforts to keep her alive by throwing him IN A DUMPSTER with an airplane ticket in his pocket.

I do appreciate that she asked specifically for the little sleeve with the airline name on it for the ticket. You have to request those now that everything is e-tickets and self-check-in and boarding passes these days look about as glamorous as a receipt from CVS and no doubt Emily feels me on this one.

Meanwhile, Fauxmanda was up late smelling liquor and drinking milk, which made me laugh out loud. "Just need the delectable smell of gin right now." Hard drinkers: in it for the taste. Jack preceeded to pull a big he-man move in forbidding Fauxmanda to use Charlotte's gift certificate to a baby boutique in town. Why would they take the Graysons' charity when Jack already has a perfectly good rocking chair up in the attic with a spider egg sac under the seat? They can dry out the mildewed carpet with a hair dryer and hammer some of the rusty nails in the floor down flat. Hey, cavemen had babies without things like mobiles and changing tables and beds, Little Miss Priss! Jack may be poor but he has his pride, and a nice old lobster trap they can use for a cradle.

Fauxmanda was totally ready to let Jack call the shots and raise her baby in a bare attic room, but Emily (who spent this episode being a lot more conniving than usual) had big plans for her, namely passing off a fake diary to Charlotte. More on that later.

Meanwhile, Victoria was healing excellently from her beating at the hands of Conrad and heading the old breakfast table at the House of Usher next door. Weirdly (and I think this was a mixed moment) she was totally taking it in stride that Daniel and Ashley were together and Ashley had been essentially filling in for Victoria in her absence. Also sort of weird was Conrad, in his moments alone with Victoria, volleying between threats to kill her and taunts that it was time for her to take up her "wifely duties" which, since they have a maid staff, I'm going to assume means sex. Like what? What happened to Lydia? What happened to both of you hating each other? Perhaps, like a generation of middle-aged Fifty Shades of Grey readers, a consensual round of grown-up punch-buggy has reinvigorated Conrad's libido to an awkard degree. Henry Czerny was making it work because he's awesome, but the character turn was a tad too lusty for me.

Meanwhile, Nolan had to introduce Emily to someone and instead of saying "Platonic Soulmates," described her very cutely as "And this is Emily my... Emily."

Liz Lemon looked so let down. Although considering she hunted down Nolan at Emily's house, should it really have surprised her? She's climbed through Emily's window, so it's about time they were introduced.

And then poor Nolan walked into Emily's house with all the lights off. Nolan, come on. Everybody in the Hamptons, come on: Emily's beach house is like a Grand Central Station for psychopaths. It's where they go first when they're in town, meet friends, spend the night if they're broke, get a pastry, and administer chokeholds freely. By now y'all should know:

– Do not walk in there when all the lights are out.

– Do not walk in there when the lights are on if the curtains are blowing.

– Do not walk in there if there's a crowd of people down on the beach waiting for their birthday cake literally 30 feet away.

– Do not walk in there if you don’t like getting choked.

Although how hilarious was it that Emily was very concerned for once about Nolan getting choked? She has woken up to wringing his neck in the past. Despite her newfound concern for Nolan, she is STILL kicking him out of her house! The writers giveth, the writers taketh away. I really looked forward to them living together indefinitely, falling into a routine of eating Elio's pizza in front of a laptop streaming footage of the Graysons. Alas, Nolan packed up his tasteful guest bedroom last night. My heart GRIEVES for what could have been.

I do love the hints this episode gave us that Victoria is onto Emily's true identity. The fact that she told Charlotte that Fauxmanda was her half sister, "if that," was pretty momentous. And for sheer bitchery, how awesome was it when Victoria told Emily she would be cutting all ties with her and then had security escort her from the property? Victoria like, fired her from being her acquaintance.

So obviously the big news of the episode: Emily's mom is alive and shackin' up or more with White-Haired Guy, running a hotel in Twin Peaks and taking anti-psychotics. And White-Haired-Guy carried around an old-timey pocket watch like the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland? You know what, sure. He does have a wall of cuckoo clocks. Villains can have hobbies. They can collect timepieces. I'll buy it.

The big question is, who is the White-Haired man to Emily's mother:

– Her lover?

– Her dad?

– Her hubbind?

– Her sober buddy with benefits?

– Emily's true dad?

My mind reels, and not just because my body temperature is elevated to a point that is possibly sizzling my brain.

Poor Fauxmanda, who only wants to bear her child and raise it in the crawlspace with Jack, got suckered by Emily into turning up at the Graysons' press conference event; Emily wanted Fauxmanda to trigger a revelation that would lead to a domino-effect of ruination for Victoria by giving Charlotte a fake version of David Clarke's diary.

Think about that. That means Emily had to sit up late one night and fill in a Moleskin notebook with fan fiction about her father's life behind bars. Its not like she's going to hire a ghostwriter for this. She had to seed revelations into a plausible diary kept by someone in federal prison in the voice of her own dad. What did she do for the non-important entries not marked by Post-its? Did she make up supporting characters? "My roommate Shivvie is whittling a potato in his spare time." "My lunch pals today included BoJangles and a very nice man with an eyepatch. We had Spaghetti-Os."

Whatever she wrote, it worked, making Charlotte (the second least likable character in this series after Declan) come at her mother like a flying squirrel, shrieking all her secrets at a reporter. And while it looked like this plan had succeeded in toppling the Graysons once and for all (or at least send them fleeing to Europe), Victoria's mastery of spin made her turn her press conference into essentially a disowning of Charlotte plus making Daniel come to heel publicly. And, worst of all, dragging up Fauxmanda to basically give them her public approval and absolve them of having betrayed David Clarke—probably the exact opposite of what Emily had in mind for the evening's events.

Ashley whispered something to Emily about this making the Graysons stronger than ever; I'd argue they were slightly more strong when they weren't suspected of being terrorists and punching each other in the face in mountaintop cabins. Also a spicy sex-line operator called Conrad, or that’s what it sounded like to me. Or I guess it was the Initiative? The sizyrup was kicking in at this point guys, not going to lie.

If Emily's plan to trigger a Grayson meltdown on live TV backfired, it did have the unintended bonus of ruining Fauxmanda's life. Jack, ever the bastion of integrity, broke up with a woman eight months pregnant with his child in the coldest way possible because she got dragged up on stage for a photo-op. Way to bully your lady at her most vulnerable because she doesn't subjugate her will to yours, Jack. You're SUCH A CATCH.

So, troubling and tumultuous times, as ever! But how awesome that Emily's mom is out of flashbacks and on my screen (and psychotic)! Victoria seems completely onto Emily, and Jack is ready to resume his horrible non-relationship with Emily. Progress?! Maybe. Entertaining?! ABSOLUTELY.

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QUESTIONS:

1. How refreshing was it to have Declan onscreen for like only two minutes?

2. Aidan: officially Emily's new love interest this season?

3. Why is Victoria not freaking out more about Ashley taking over her life, basically?

4. Has Emily written off Revenging her dad in her pursuit of her mom? Is there still a way to exonerate her dad without Victoria's help? (Evidence is blowed up, right?)

5. Is anyone out there a Charlotte fan or is she just a big whiny mess these days?

6. Are you peeved Nolan is moving out?

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1. Not sure, I find his character pretty unnerving

2. I really hope so! Love his accent.

3. First things first. When the crisis pass, she's gonna destroy her!

4. I'm pretty bummed about that... it's like Emily forgot about her dad completely!

5. I'm a big Charlotte fan! She's too cute.

6. I am :( They are the perfect roommates!
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1. I can't say how much, but yes, it was refreshing.

2. I still hope not.

3. I don't see it that way, so maybe she isn't either.

4. No of course not.

5. I have no problem with her

6. I don't really care.
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I don't understand Revenge anymore. It used to be one of the best show last season but to see what it has become since...well it just makes me sad. When the Grayson's family got reunited at the end of the episode I realised how lost the writers of Revenge actually are. Just like Emily and Victoria they seem to improvise but in the same time they're so scared of changing anything that they never can't move forward (the grayson's wedding? seriously?). And the family's dynamic and character's alliances keep changing so many times that it's simply getting annoying. I have the feeling Revenge don't know where it's going anymore.
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1) The thing about Declan is that his story lines don't make sense. How did we jump from hiding a necklace in his bedroom to robbing someone's signed baseball? Huh? I agree with the previous commenter - this story line is lazily written.



2) Yes please. Aidan is yummy and the love/hate/horrible history thing is ripe for romantic drama



3) I sense the Ashley drama will come later. Right now she is keeping Danny busy and urking Emily at the same time to V is happy. When she double-crosses V, I think we'll see the fur fly



4) This whole revengy thing has actually lost me a bit. Doesn't Nolan still have the evidence on a copy?



5) I like the potential of Charlotte. She is whiny, but if they could turn her into a smart plotter like her mom and sister, then we would have more opportunity for double-double-crossing excitement. Yes!



6) Yes. Would love Nolan to stay - I like that he adds the human side the Em's character. I hope they figure this all out. When is Liz Lemon going to realize Nolan is gay? Or is he Bi?







As for Nolan, I hope they do move back in together. Such good fodder there.



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Add your comment...Refreshing. I had allow myself to have high hopes for the kid, but then he went and stole with a rich guy from an even richer guy and that rich guy was JR. Bourne who could kill you with a single icy glare. Way to go Declan...wait, this could work. Nevermind.



- Officially. I like Aidan. They will totally have one of those love/hate Mr and Mrs Smith type of relationships. I dig it. Better and sexier to watch than that whole War of the Roses the Grayson's have going on next door.



- She did freak out but her facial expressions are limited. I think she'll let out it come out in some truly bitchified way that only Victoria can pull off.



- Nah. I think she thinks they're one in the same. She can do both, I don't think she needs Vicki as much as she thinks she does. Can somebody please tell me WTH is LYDIA?! Either she just disappeared until further notice, suffered a delayed setback from that thirty story drop that time, or Victoria left her on the plane that actually blew up, which is terrifying.



-No, although I like her better this season than I did last.



- YES!!!WHY Emily?!! Ugh. I had it all in my head that it would be all this fun stuff with the blonde dynamic duo and then she went and ruined. I loved her concern for Aidan ringing Nolan's neck, loved that Nolan put up a decent fight this time, and loved the touching scene towards the end where she said she'd never be able to thank Nolan enough or whatever...which was even great to hear after that earlier awkward moment where poor Nolan didn't even know what to call her. Platonic Soulmates...best title to date. I approve Lily.



- Jackassery- the art of Jack being a complete and utter ass. I didn't get the self righeous kick. Well I did, the guy isn't into Fauxmanda and he was just waiting for an excuse to bounce, but the delivery was cold and illogical. "I admire and respect you for reaching out to your sis like that because family is important. Mad respect for that because I'd do anything for my bro (including kicking him out of the lobstershack and leaving him to deal with the plumbing issues). It totally wasn't fair for me to keep you away like that, I'm such a dick. Oh, btw...we're over." Huh?!! Daniel is...ugh. And Jack is an ass. Team Aiden.

-Awesome review and hope you feel better! : )
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I love your reviews. It's always fun to read what crazy stuff just went down. Revenge is a show i have completely given up on following the red thread and just embrace the crazy. It is the only show i have ever done this with and there can be no other. It's just a blast staring at your screen and just taking it all in. No worrying about plot lines, intrigues or whatever because my brain went AWOL and i can't keep track of the lies and the plots. It's awesome. And reading about all the sillyness afterward makes my day.
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1. I totally agree, he is boring as hell. His character could have evolved if the writers had let him become some kind of a badass thief rather than a struggling orphan.

2. I gotta say he's hot... Emily and he would offer us some tough sex scenes! But otherwise, when is Ems+Jack gonna happen?

3. Victoria is not afraid of Ashley because she knows she can take her out anytime. Meanwhile she's a distraction for Daniel; not like Emily, that she considered a real threat since the very beginning.

4. Maybe not this season, but sooner or later.

5. I love Charlotte! She is way bolder than Daniel, who's just a coward and a lose canon.

6. Of course. Hope he will find something else to do that being Ems's errant boy though
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1. Very.

2. Nah, i don't like it.

3. 'Cause she knows she owns her.

4. Seems like it.

5. I like her a lot better now than before. Just i bit tired about the fact that Charlotte and Daniel can't decide which parent to hate.

6. Yeah! Move back in!



Finally i loved that Jack dumped Fauxmanda! Hope it's over forever!
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1) Declan is a non-issue in my opinion. He's basically dead weight, if you ask me, so I just sort of fade out during his scenes.



2) Probably. Not interested though. The only guy on this show good enough for Emily is Nolan and that's unlikely to happen (plus it would totally mess up their awesome chemistry).



3) Victoria has enough to deal with--also, I agree with the previous comment.



4) I'm sure there is a way--the writers will find one, because if there's one thing the Revenge writers are good at, it's inventing preposterous scenarios that are still oh so entertaining.



5) I only like Charlotte in as much as she's Emily's family and you know that matters to Emily, even if girl spends most of her time pretending she's all dark and guarded. But yes, pretty whiny.



6) Obviously! Nolan and Ems forever.
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As to the questions, I have to say:



1) I honestly have never had issue with Declan, up until this episode, so "meh".

2) Not really sure how I feel about Aiden. Haven't really seen much about his character other than "I'm dark and brooding, and I help do revenge-y things". Daniel is a much more compelling character (imo) than Aiden so far.

3) Not really seeing it. Ashley is basically just the mouthpiece of the family to the press, aside from being a piece of ass for Daniel (who quite obviously is not really much into her). I think Victoria isn't freaking out more for the simple fact that Ashley fell into the background the instant Victoria returned.

4) Better to place efforts into finding a living parent, than avenging a dead one I guess?

5) I personally like Charlotte, if only because she is one of the very few characters that is actually open and honest, and not lying and scheming to get something. She's relatively innocent, and genuinely wants to help her family (be it Amanda or Daniel, or even her parents from time to time).

6) YES. Seriously, revenge-y pillow fights could be had!
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Charlotte is there so male viewers have someone they can imagine being in a relationship with without her backstabbing them,and Declan is there to show she has really low standards.(His going straight from holding stolen property to taking part in burglaries was hard to buy,though).
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Loved this episode, so much awesome! My only problem came when the dude showed up at the bar holding Declan's driver's license. I immediately thought "no...they wouldn't do that. They wouldn't seriously have him somehow *drop* his driver's license at the scene of the crime. Because that would require supreme amounts of stupidity, and doesn't even happen in children's stories. Oh wait, so it did happen? Fuck my life." This felt incredibly forced, easily the sloppiest piece of writing on the show to date, and it made me pretty sad. But whatever, at least the guy was super chilled about people stealing his Babe Ruth-signed baseball that's likely worth tens of thousand of dollars (or more).
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Here's the thing: because of the insane amount of eye-effing that guy was doing to both Jack and Declan, I feel like he's in on this whole scenario and got Declan's ID via the Preppy co-robber or another means, or even is the fence Declan is selling these things to and is threatening to expose him. Its just way too major an actor to have sail in there for a bit part, I think we're going to learn something crazy about him next week. However, if Declan did just (facepalm) drop his license at a crime scene, thats ridiculously lazy writing and drop that dumbass in the ocean already.
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-Declan got all the screen time he needed. Yay.

-I think so. Either he's her love interest, or he gets killed, spurring her on to greater heights and such.

-Oh, I think Victoria is going to rock Ashley in the coming episodes. She'll just do it Grayson-style.

-I think Emily will come back to that. This public reveal helps bring up the old David Clarke conversation anyway.

-I like Charlotte well enough, but I'm not a huge fan. I like her more this season so far than I did at the end of last season, though.

-Yes. That was going to be epic. Now I'm sad.
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I definitely dig Aidan as Emily's love interest because he's the only one who could be her equal. Daniel is a spineless Daddy's/Mommy's boy (depending on the day of the week) and Jack... well, lets facet it, as much as I like his character, he's not the sharpest tool in the shed. Plus, he's been a real jerk in this episode.

So it's official: Team Aidan all the way!
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Aiden will be the dead man on the boat.Daniel and Jack are too important to the long-term plot to lose,and Aiden is too much of a complication to keep around.
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Sorry, you failed to mention the first appearance of J.R.Bourne. It was the syrup, I'm sure, so I forgive you!

Anyway, Emily is really much darker than before, she seems like really pissed wit Fauxmanda for having Jack's baby and ruining her "coming clean" last season. I like the Irish guy BTW even as a love interest...Those two sure will have hot steaming sex...

I don't care about Declan, but I don't dislike Charlotte so much. Maybe they can send them both on a boot camp for troubled children and we can all learn what happened to them at the end of the summer..

Victoria knows that she can destroy Ashley in a beat ...and I'm pretty sure Ashley is boning Conrad so Victoria can see that as an added benefit...

Emily and Nolan should always be together....like Siamese twins....

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Did I miss an episode? How did Declan all of a sudden get from "keeping a bracelet" for safekeeping, to full out "breaking and entering". Did I fall asleep when they explained that? I'm seriously asking :-P

Anyway, Declan apart, that was another great episode of Revenge. If I could have one small wish, would be that Emily finds her mother soon, so she can get back to her revenging ways against the Graysons and Co. As much as I love Victoria, she's still a villain and ... she must pay!

That's just a small wish - I trust the writers of the show completely. I'm sure they have something even better in store for us next week.
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I wondered if the "IF THAT" line meant that, actually, David Clarke may not have been Emily's father after all...
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Emily has to be David Clarke's daughter, because if you recall the DNA test from last season that Victoria had taken on Amanda, the results came out positive, so Emily had to have used her own DNA.



ALSO, from last week's episode, it seems Emily's mom didn't even know who Gordon Ramsey was when Victoria came to visit her at the institute. And as we know, Emily was already born then.
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I love Nolan. He makes the show for me. Toy robots, HA!



Is there a reason why Declan is still on this show? What's the point in having him around? At least Charlotte became a little more interesting.



I still can't stand Jack or Daniel. Jack is a control freak. I just want to smack him across the head and yell at him why do you think Fauxmanda lied in the first place? Idiot. As for Daniel, I don't know what mother would let him yell at her like he did and not give him a beating with a belt.



So far, it was an okay episode.



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I like Charlotte now that her storyline actually has to do with the plot and not Declan. I want her to find out who Emily really is. I've never liked Jack and never liked Jack and Emily/Amanda together. If they're endgame, Fauxmanda shouldn't be pregnant and just no. They're so stupid. I like Emily with Daniel more.
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Favorite bit: Nolan PACKING UP HIS TOYS. It's blink and you'll miss it, but he actually puts an orange plastic robot in his suitcase when he packs up his things. I love you, Nolan.
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The dogs in the first scene were so freaking cute.
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Might be irrelevant but I'm so rooting for an Arrow/Revenge crossover!
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YES!!!!!!
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Emily and Arrow.....they can be the rulers of the world...
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And they'd look incredibly hot together. :)
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I don't really understand the Declan hate. I don't love him but I don't spend my time hating him either, there is just too much going on to focus any attention to him.

The press conference was great. I love it when Victoria makes Emily's life more difficult. It leads to more bitchiness, nobody does bitchiness better than the Revenge writers.
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Yeah this episode really killed off any remaining affection I had for Jack. Before he was just a good lookin, kinda dumb sanctimonious wet blanket, but now he's a controlling jerk-wad douchebag too. Forget Emily and Jack, I'm now just rooting for Emily and Nolan as lifelong platonic BFFs.

Declan really embraced a life of crime rather quickly! I was giving it 3 episodes until he's arrested, but I may have to move that prediction up to next episode.

Also I really really love that the dad from Teen Wolf is on Revenge! And he seemed like a big suspicious weirdo, so I'm excited to see where that goes!
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Nice review, as always. I'd say the chances of White-Haired Man being Emily's dad is zilch, considering that Emily compared her & Charlotte's DNA to ascertain her parentage. So unless Victoria forgot a past tryst with White-Haired Man... LOL.
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What if Emily's mom is behind everything? What if she's the head of the terrorist group and that's why she held David responsible for the act? Just sayin'...
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Loved after Nolan got choked (again) how he was like: "Why does this keep happening to me?" At least this time he got some good elbow jabs in there...not enough to avoid near-unconsciousness but still, good effort Nolan!
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after watching revenge i always wait patiently for your comments and man did they make me laugh... especially this one! omg i loved the list of moments when one shouldn't enter emilys house.

5. actually, i kind of like charlotte, ok... not my fav character but the rest of them are way to cool.

6. i saw that one coming... come on... i want nolan in one piece if he stayed in emily's house he end up shot, choked (again), kidnapped (again)... and apparently his super training wasn't awesome enough.

4. well i was thinking the same but as iAnonymus points i think it's all part of the bigger plan.

3. maybe she doesn't see her as a threat?

2. yeah, it appears to be the case... at least he is a competent protectess

1. eee well declan isn't the most amazing character ever... he is well kind of dumb... i correct myself really dumb... come on! he couldn't ask nolan for some job or something?



ah! i hope you are feeling muuuch better now!

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The ep was crazy, I found myself laughing screaming and confused all at the same time. How is this show so good?
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that's because they have good writers and you probably drank too much cough syrup ^-^
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couch syrup in the USA is certainly a strong medicine.....
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I like Charlotte alot more this season than last. This season she has reason to be on the show.
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Ok, so am I the only one that looked at the picture of the diary and the caption that read "the good parts," and thought that Lily was talking about the boobs in that scene, I swear every time I see fauxmanda on the screen all I can see is her overstuffed bra, yeah I know they swell during pregnancy, but I think the wardrobe department went a little overboard.
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you're definitely not the only one :-P
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lol I totally did that at first too!! haha but I didn't want to admit it : )
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Where is the Once Upon Review =( ?
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haven't you read about the flu part of Lily's review?
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I thought the woman calling Conrad was Emily's mom but maybe not. Also, wasn't the guy from last yar also Takeida? Is this his brother? Or did they recast (terribly) the character?
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yes they did recast cuz the other actor is buzy shooting a movie :)

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Think they could have made the new guy his brother? Or found someone who even slightly resembled the old guy?
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The old one was SATOSHI Takeda,this one so far just "Takeda"...it's possible they will turn out to be brothers if Hiroyuki Sanada is free again when the show is still running...
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1. I know (though I must confess, even though I haven't watched it in years, I had watched two hours of Season 5 of Gossip Girl on Style earlier in the day and they only mentioned Eric, but then I found myself staring at Declan and seriously only seeing Eric...then when J.R. Bourne came on, I found myself thinking, well, it is the beginning of the season, he is a bad guy...no wait, that is Teen Wolf where first 3 episodes he is always a bad guy, then the next 3 where he starts to question, then the next 3 where he is trying to figure out how not to kill his family because they are evil psychopaths)



2. I have a feeling that Aiden is a longer term love interest and that he might take Jack's place (who is suddenly a jerk) in the love triangle, only this time, Aiden is the guy who is actually in love with the real Amanda Clarke and not the Emily Thorne who is the only one Daniel knows.



3. Well because Victoria wants a sycophant for a daughter in law, someone to be under her thumb, not someone who doesn't appear to give a f*&K about her.



4. Well, I think that is actually Takeda's point (and Aiden's to a certain extent), I think Takeda is all about taking down the Invition and if Emily is onto avenging her father, it serves Takeda's purpose because Grayson Global is the most public face of the organization. Nolan has most of the information backed up, or so I thought, but he, having Emily's actual best interest at heart, is all for her focusing on her mother.



5. I like Charlotte more this season than last season. I hope she is able to branch out.



6. No, but as long as he realizes that a) Emily's house is dangerous and 2) if he really listened to Emily, she needs him more then every. I have a weird feeling that Aiden and Nolan might become allies in trying to help Emily out from under all of this mess.
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I miss Teen Wolf... :(
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QUESTIONS!



2. Aidan: officially Emily's new love interest this season?

- I believe so, but he's certainly going to have to work to get her trust back. I like him though! He's a competent and equally trained "revenger" just like Emily and that makes them almost equal. This is something Emily did not have last season, and I like it.



4. Has Emily written off Revenging her dad in her pursuit of her mom? Is there still a way to exonerate her dad without Victoria's help? (Evidence is blowed up, right?)

- No. Emily's ultimate goal is and will be to clear her father's name and she hasn't done that yet. It was said by the WHM that her mother could help in this case big time, and I think that will tie into Emily helping get revenge for her father. Right now though, her main priority is to first FIND her mother. Eventually though, they will need Victoria's help.



5. Is anyone out there a Charlotte fan or is she just a big whiny mess these days?

- I actually like Charlotte this season a lot more than last season. She's more relevant to the story and she isn't as whiny as you call her anymore. She's more in the know of things and I like that. Plus, I always welcome more Emily + Charlotte moments.



6. Are you peeved Nolan is moving out?

- It's sad, because they made awesome roommates, BUT I loved the scene between Emily and Nolan and Emily saying one say she'll find a way to thank him. Beautiful. I love their FRIENDSHIP, it doesn't need to be anything romantic.
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OH! I'm shocked you didn't mention Conrad announcing to that one reporter that Victoria and him were getting REMARRIED!!! Mike Kelley said there would be a wedding this season (followed by the events in the season premiere) and I never expected it to be these two!
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Last week Revenge hit the reset button, and last night Revenge came back full force! This episode was awesome and that press conference. WOW! That was incredibly well done. I can't wait for next week now! Why couldn't everyday be Sunday, right?
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Oh no!! Hope you feel better! :-(



Also, I am not convinced that Victoria knows that Emily is really Amanda. However, I DO think that she knows that Fauxmanda isn't really Amanda. While they were on stage, she said something like, "And let this be a lesson to anybody out there who would try to harm my family" and then she turned to Fauxmanda and whispered, "Understand?" in a VERY threatening tone.



On to the questions then:



1. How refreshing was it to have Declan onscreen for like only two minutes? --> I don't hate Declan, actually....I kind of like his character. Though....his storyline is confusing. Last week he was holding onto some (evidently stolen) valuables from Tyler Jr. and now....they're (horrible) small crime partners? Did I miss something??????



2. Aidan: officially Emily's new love interest this season? --> Bleck....probably. Not a huge fan of his....not yet, anyway. I wonder if the back story with his sister will somehow play into this season?



3. Why is Victoria not freaking out more about Ashley taking over her life, basically? --> Ashley is easily controllable. Victoria has bigger fish to fry.



4. Has Emily written off Revenging her dad in her pursuit of her mom? Is there still a way to exonerate her dad without Victoria's help? (Evidence is blowed up, right?) --> It would seem that way, yes....but didn't Nolan salvage some of the evidence? Though...yeah, it seems pretty bleak (if not impossible) without Victoria's help at this point.



5. Is anyone out there a Charlotte fan or is she just a big whiny mess these days? --> But you KNOW that the fact that she currently has over half a billion dollars in an account that her family can't touch is going to mean something later in the season.



6. Are you peeved Nolan is moving out? --> Nope. I am not a huge Emily/Nolan shipper.
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When Victoria says "Understand?" to Fauxmanda it probably means "That includes you B...." more than she knows she isn't who she claims she is
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I am not convinced either, but I wonder how much Gordon and Victoria talked during Victoria's hiding. But then I also wonder, if I were Victoria, I might have tried to keep tabs on the girl I shoved into the foster care system and where she might have gone afterwards (after all, isn't half of Nolan's company owned by Amanda Clarke? He didn't have any idea of this whole Emily Thorne thing when he started the company).
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