Revenge "Engagement" Review: Doesn't Anyone on This Show Use Condoms?

Revenge S02E20: "Engagement"

Murder! Betrayal! Baby on board! The penultimate episode of Revenge's second season was positively electrifying—unless you happen to live in Emily Thorne's New York.

The biggest jaw-dropper was that Charlotte Grayson finally has an interesting storyline, because the misunderstood party girl is preggers! Those poor Porter boys generally don't have much to brag about, but their sperm sure are strong swimmers. So unless Charlotte hooked up with Emily's fo-bro, Declan is on track to be the Stowaway's latest baby daddy.

Oh, the irony. The world has only just learned about Victoria's secret firstborn son, and now she could be a meemaw. Even worse, her only "legitimate" child, Daniel, is re-engaged to Emily Thorne—and they're moving to Paris. Ooh-la-la!

"How repetitious," Vicky said drolly when our favorite mama grizzly heard about the nuptials. (At this point, she was unaware of her own daughter repeating her history.)  

Unlike his wife, Conrad was happy about his son's tidings, which would definitely boost his struggling gubernatorial campaign.

But not if Uncle Jack had anything to say about it: When Ashley downplayed his incriminating picture of Conrad meeting with his opponent's wife, Alison Stoddard, he shared it with Victoria. She returned the favor by telling him that Jack's kiss with Emily was the reason she called it quits with Daniel the first time.

So Jack swooped up Emily, they sailed off into the sunset together, and nothing else matters. Jamanda 4Evah, the end!  

No? Okay, maybe it didn't quite go down that way. Jack confronted Emily on her porch (where so much went down on the night of her re-engagement party), and she told him Amanda's baby bump spoiled their moment. Instead of softening, he stormed off because all these lies really made him mad. Grrr!

Aiden was mad, too—fightin' mad. Sword-fightin' mad, to be exact (the blackout wasn't the only thing this swashbuckling episode had in common with Revolution). And when Takeda challenged him to a duel, the student became the master: Aiden slayed his (and Emily's) mentor.

His method was apt, as Nolan observed before the duel: "It's a subzero world when your own sensei stabs you in the back."

But it was only figuratively speaking in Takeda's case: He told Daniel that Aiden's father was the baggage handler who put the bomb on Flight 197, and Danny Boy promptly fired him. But that wasn't the only line item on the revenge master's Big Apple to-do list: He'd learned that the Initiative was planning to strike again and vowed to take them down himself. (Oops.) Another factoid we learned before he fell on Aiden's sword: Takeda had other plans for Emily, and—unlike Aiden—she had no idea what his "true objective" was. Hmmm.

Aiden's objective, however, was to drain the Amanda Clarke Foundation account and bankrupt the Graysons—ASAP, because the now-former treasurer was about to lose his access. One hiccup: He needed the account info from the Falcon, so he persuaded Nolan to visit her in prison.

Edith didn't seem to mind her orange jumpsuit, because she was confident she'd be back in her hoodies and manga tees in no time. Carrion, she told Nolan, couldn't operate without her "magic touch," and the Initiative would surely find a way to free her if her nemesis didn't. She was clearly in a sharing mood, because she told Nolan that when Victoria's young son tried to find his birth mother, Victoria paid him $5 million to disappear. Edith also got her Gollum on, posing a riddle whose answer would lead to the Foundation account. (Her Street Fighter high score, obvi.)   

Emily, to her fury, arrived at Nolcorp too late to stop Aiden from transferring the money. Not only would the Graysons know he was responsible, but that he jumped the gun on her scheme to take them down.

No one was scheming harder than Victoria, though. She confronted Alison Stoddard and discovered that Alison was helping Conrad sabotage her own husband's campaign, because he had a heart condition that would prove fatal if he served another term. Then the first lady almost guaranteed a victory for Conrad by publicly revealing Governor Stoddard's health issues. So Jack played his second card for Victoria: the recording of Conrad basically ordering Amanda's hit.

Then: Boom boom, out went the lights! No one's playing Street Fighter now, because its top scorer, Nolan Leslie Ross, wrote a software program powerful enough to take down New York's entire power grid. Carrion worked!    

"Engagement" had more twists and turns than a roller-coaster... so why did it feel like the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland? Because no1curr about most of these characters. Aiden could die next week (and most people seem to be predicting that he will) and few would miss him. Jack Porter's sorry "scheming" took center stage, but animatronic hippos have more spirit than this sad sack. Charlotte? It's never been easy to sympathize with the poor little rich girl, even after she found out David Clarke was her father. The arrival of the Falcon has meant more screen time for Nolan, always a good thing, but it's hard to get excited about Edith when we just met her last week.

Can this season be saved? We'll find out in next week's "nail-biting, gut-wrenching, heart-stopping" two-hour season finale: Jack walks into a trap, someone exits in an ambulance, Charlotte cries, and Emily confesses… something, to someone!


QUESTIONS:

– What is Takeda's "true objective"?

– Who's that ambulance for?

– Is Emily going to Amandize herself for Jack?

– Will Conrad win the election?

– Carrion happened. Now what?

– Why doesn't anyone in the Hamptons use birth control?


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p.s. i heart aiden
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1) SWORDFIGHT?? 2) PREGNANCY?? 3) WHAT IS GOING ON?? i hate typing in full caps but omg. i hadn't watched revenge in so long because i've been putting it off due to waay too much focus - by which i mean any focus at all - on jack, declan and charlotte. if they killed all three off, i would be the happiest person on the planet. everytime jack appears on screen, i want to tear his, not my, hair out. anyway, if the finale isn't absolutely amazing, this might just be the last episode of revenge i watch. on to the next one!
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Emily's tortured poor Jack long enough. He's had to deal with the loss of his babymama, deception and intimidating rich folk. He wants revenge and she wants revenge. Just tell him the truth, make love and pull him into the fold. They've dragged this out long enough. I think that Aiden would accept Emily leaving him for Jack before he would that moron Daniel.
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Sword fight was already kind of foolish, but when the lights went out... I just thought it was much too much. I mean, really? The city went black just like that? Revenge lost the element of believability (not that it is very much like real life)

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It was a fun, mediocre episode (just like the entire season 2 was) but I was lost the moment Aidan and Takeda engaged into a samurai sword battle. It was a big what the friggin hell moment for me. Sword fight? Really?
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My first thought when the lights went out was "So the Graysons were paying the bills, eh?"
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Pretty sure Declan is gonna get killed next week. Charlotte and Jack crying, it makes sense. Can't say I'll miss that character.

Really wish Aiden had been the one to die fighting Takeda. He's annoying, although I haven't liked Takeda since he turned into a different actor. (Could they not have found someone who looks a LITTLE like the first guy? Were they all "it's the Hamptons so one non-white guy is interchangable with another?")
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Speak for yourself....I will miss Aiden if he dies because his relationship with Emily is the only real thing aside from Ems and Nolan's relationship....But the spoilers said that the person who dies is someone who has been on the show since day 1 so sorry, sexy Aiden is sticking around.
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Man , this season was so freakin disappointing ! No clever revenge plots like season one. Boring new characters , Padma , charlotte's new friend and hell if they bring back that book writer again !!!
A lot of lame moments : Amanda getting off balcony or whatever early this season and Aiden cutting the sword into half ...WTF is happening ?!!!
Ok , I still have faith in the show , the whole city is off now , plzz bring some Awesome plots and end this season with a BANG!
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So maybe I'm stating the obvious here or else I'm completely crazy, but Nolan accidentally activated Carrion with Falcon's Street Fighter high score, right? Her little smirk in prison was a little too smirky, if you ask me.

And HEY! *I* will miss Aiden if he dies. I was very nearly concerned during the sword fight. I wish the Takeda-as-enemy thing had been drawn out a little longer (or, ya know, at all), but I enjoyed the plot while it lasted. And OMG DUH Takeda has been using Emily and Aiden for his own nefarious purposes! We've been predicting that junk since season 1. Too bad he died before Emily could confront him.

Although the Porters are generally dull, I actually appreciated them a titch this episode. Sometimes you just need a character scrounging for bus fare to really ground a show set in the Hamptons, you know? And Declan actually acted like a very decent friend instead of a jilted teenage girl and it was very refreshing. It was also cool seeing Jack going toe to toe with Victoria. Of course, it was like watching a tee ball kiddie face off against the Yankees (sports metaphors!), but I enjoyed it.

Guys, I'm worried Patrick is going to be boring. The storyline got a big yawn from me during this episode and since he's evidently not one of the dudes we already know, I no longer really care. Sigh.
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Personally, I love the porter boys. I think with everything those guys have been through, especially Jack, his attitude towards the Grayson’s is only natural and completely justified. I love seeing Emily get her revenge on but it’s great to see Jack doing the same. Especially after Conrad ordered his wife killed.
I don’t want to see Jack or Nolan die. I think if either one of those guys died it would be the death of the show. I don’t want to see Charlotte die because it’s nice to see her kind of character come from the Grayson family and she hasn’t even found out the truth about Emily. I would like to see her reaction on that.
The only person I think who wouldn’t really NEED to find the truth out is Ashley. Aiden I’m not too fussed about if he goes or not. We all know where Emily’s heart truly lies.
What is Takeda's "true objective"? – Not sure though I am quite interested in this one. He is so adamant about them getting their own revenge that I think he’s trying to get his somehow. Maybe them being on their path will help him be on his own path.
Who's that ambulance for? As long as the ambulance is not for the key characters mentioned above that I love, not too fussed.
Is Emily going to Amandize herself for Jack? I hope so. I mean the promo does make us believe that. The episodes are called Truth part 1 and 2 so maybe the truth is something else completely that gets out rather that Emily is the real Amanda. Though I would love for Jack to find out.
Will Conrad win the election? I hope not, he does not deserve it. Maybe the truth that comes out is what he really did to Amanda.
Carrion happened. Now what? Something bad……really bad.
Why doesn't anyone in the Hamptons use birth control? I guess they can’t afford it.

Thanks for reading guys! Woo hoo one week to go!
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I still think Aidan will make it out for now, and I'm hoping Jack or Declan die very soon. The Jack/Emily bit is played out, old news, boring old stuff to me. I feel Aidan's kill was righteous because Takeda tried to kill him first, and he was obviously hiding more from Emily. The whole Charlotte being pregnant thing...pfft. Don't give a hoot. Really don't care about her. I'll have to wait and see how things go for the next two episodes. See if Aidan will tell the truth about Takeda and how Emily reacts, how carrion will change anything, and if someone dies that I actually will care about.
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I would love for the Porters and Aiden to be killed off, but that's too much to ask for. Does anyone still want Jack and Emanda to get together? I don't see how.... Jack is the worrrssst character.
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It feels like Revenge doesn't have a plot any more and they're just making things up as they go. When is the last time Emily actually got revenge on someone before the falcon, what like 10 episodes ago? Hope it ends at season 3.
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You hit the nail right on its widdle head. Nobody really cares about anyone but Emily, Nolan and Vicki and the rest is all just cannon fodder. The show has escalated this season beyond its own scope and has become ridiculous, and not good ridiculous like last season, but the bad ridiculous where it's hard to care anymore...
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I liked this episode; saw Takeda's death coming a mile away; as for his secret - a last minute twist added in by the writers that promised us a murder way in the beginning that was a "man" and turned out to be Amanda.

I'm sort of tired of the Daniel, Emily, Aiden, and Jack Quadrangle here's hoping for a fresh start next season; hope Nolan gets another love interest. Charlotte is one of those characters like Declan created for a "younger" audience but has no real place on a show like this; hope they become useful next year.

– What is Takeda's "true objective" : He was probably going to do whatever it is the initiative had planned for himself.
– Who's that ambulance for: Maybe Conrad if he's there for the confession.
– Is Emily going to Amandize herself for Jack: With this show promo's are usually decieving so probably not; but I hope she does because can we really watch another season of Jack not knowing? Also if she tells Jack she's also telling the person he's holding the gun on; so who's that?
– Will Conrad win the election: My guess is Conrad or Aiden will get killed.
– Carrion happened. Now what: Time to get more chicks in the Hamptons pregnant (Just kidding)
– Why doesn't anyone in the Hamptons use birth control: Because it's a soap opera.
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-I don't like this new Takeda's got a different motive. I refuse to spend energy guessing.
-I'm guessing Charlotte. Pregnancy complications or maybe she'll try and kill herself.
-Maybe? He won't love her for it. Jack is pissed at Emily.
-Probably. Stupid bastard.
-End of the world? Wait wait wait what if Revolution happened because of Carrion. Crossover series from 2 different networks? Crazy? Maybe.....maybe not.....
-They don't want to get caught buying it at their local Walgreens or CVS?
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I've had a feeling ever since we met him, that he had more in mind than simply helping Emily/Amanda get revenge against the Graysons... even when we learned about this whole Initiative thing.

That her goals were semi-tangential to his and that he was ultimately going to use her to do something she wouldn't want to do otherwise.
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I know but there is something evil and warped about a mentor using his/her mentee for their own selfish ends.
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Loved this episode. I'm really intrigued about Takeda's "true objective", but it better be HUGE, or else. The Carrion Affair, as it shall hence forth be known, was awesome, although I dont really care for The Falcon. Charlotte preggers? Eh. The only two women left on this series who have yet to be preggers are Emily and Ashley. Now don't get any ideas, Revenge writers.

I hate Daniel more and more by the episode. Honestly, he was just cruel to his own mother, and not even in a funny like how Victoria rolls. Seriously I hate him, and he's one of "good guys"? He's like a child, he and Jack both.
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Ugh I really hate Daniel too. And that smarmy douche-smile he had on every time he talked to his parents! I very nearly threw up. I wouldn't mind if they killed him off- it's not like he and Emily are an even remotely appropriate couple any more.
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Questions:

1. He wants to impregnate Emily with an alien?
2. Probably for Charlotte. After all, she's now pregnant so sooner or later something bad has to happen to her.
3. Hope so.
4. Yes, but it won't matter cause he's poor now like everybody else.
5. I expect Hyenas will show up.
6. Cause it eliminates all the fun?

Seriously - during the first season, Revenge was decent thriller. Now, it's just ridiculous. I have no idea why I'm still watching this show...
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that episode was intense I never liked Aiden he never felt like part of the show for me and I hope he's the one that dies in the finale. Nolan was awesome as always but I don;t think we've seen the last of him and the Flacon's story arc. Oh Jack please behave and give Emily time but I get why he's angry. I'm kinda over this show and hope they don't drag it out too long, I just want to see the reveal especially Victoria's face
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1. Just a thought, but his true objective could have been to somehow join the initiative, thereby having the ability to destroy it from the inside. And while this wouldn't have necessarily gone against Amanda's goal of destroying the Graysons (and the Initiative as well), it most likely would have at least put a hiccup in her plans. He may have been planning on sparing the Graysons, or something like that, in order to get to the top, something which Amanda would not have been on board with. Likewise, he could have been planning on throwing Amanda to the wolves, so to speak, in order to get to the top, so that ultimately he would get the revenge that she wanted for herself. But hey, for all we know, Takeda could have been a member of the Initiative this whole time, and he's been using his pawns to strike back at the organization he secretly wishes were destroyed.

2. Charlotte seems to be pretty safe right now, considering she's in a police station. Regina and Declan, on the other hand, are trapped in a bank. So my guess is that it's probably one of them, since banks are always a obvious target for looters during a blackout. And since no one would really care at this point if it were Regina in the ambulance, it'll probably be Declan. Of those two, that is. Because seeing as one angry conversation sent someone tumbling over the balcony in the Grayson house about ten episodes ago, and more angry conversations go on in that house than there are pleasant ones, anyone who's remotely near that house should probably have an ambulance on-call 24/7.

3. At this point, it might be in Amanda's best interests to tell Jack who she really is. At the very least, she could let Jack in on her plans to destroy the Graysons. Now, I'm fully aware that this would be a very dangerous move on her part, since chances are he would let this information slip to Victoria herself within five minutes of hearing it. However, he may actually be more trouble to Amanda at the moment, as he thinks he's going stuff that Amanda would want him to do even though he's just blindly poking into the darkness with a stick and hoping that someone screams, than the potential trouble he could cause for her if he knows the truth. So I could actually see Amanda telling Jack the truth now, as opposed to earlier, because at this point he's safer off knowing about all the monsters going bump in the night and the real danger all around him, because otherwise he's just going to get himself killed if he continues his blindly stupid antics.

4. I hope that Conrad does win the election, because that way the show would be making a statement that, yes indeed, things do happen on this show. We're not just constantly dancing around the same exact formula and basic set of relationships, but instead big things can actually grow and blossom on this show, without being killed off before they change the board too much. The big build-up of Season 1 was the culmination of the case against the Graysons, which was abruptly destroyed--and all but forgotten--at the very end of the finale and the first few episodes of Season 2. And while we learned about the initiative, who have played a large part in this season, it would be nice to see something that has been building for a while in this season actually come to fruition. So yeah, I hope Conrad becomes Governor; it would certainly make the show more interesting.

5. It's been clear for a while that the Initiative has been buying up stock in emergency response businesses, and creating a blackout at night is just such an emergency that will boost the stock of these companies. The thing is, though, that now that the event has happened, there's not much that Amanda and co. can actually do right now, other than expose the Initiative or steal their money. Sure, they could race toward turning the lights back on, but the damage has already been done, for the most part. Realistically, it would be incredible if they could find a way to take back control of carrion within an hour, but one hour is all it takes for the Initiative to get the mass mayhem it needs. What this means is that the real importance of the finale will not be about stopping the blackout, but rather about the outcome of this disaster. And this could range from Amanda dealing the Initiative a deadly blow, to Nolan going down as a scapegoat for the attack (he created carrion, after all).

6. To be fair, Amanda has got that birth control down, and she's had more sex on this show than any of the people who have actually become pregnant. There's no way she's letting a baby throw a wrench in her plans. Everyone else though, they're all about being passionate over being rational. Emily (the real Emily) and Charlotte are all about doing crazy, not so smart things because they follow their feelings, you know? They're passionate like that. Which makes you wonder what they look like when they're tying their shoes, or brushing their teeth. I bet they do all of these things so very passionately, and that you can see so much emotion in their faces while they do so.
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". So my guess is that it's probably one of them, since banks are always a obvious target for looters during a blackout. And since no one would really care at this point if it were Regina in the ambulance, it'll probably be Declan. "

Well if it is him then the plot would be that pregnant Charlotte moves in with Jack and they both mourn their baby's other parents while raising the two babies together. They also become more bitter, lost, and have a greater lust for vengeance.
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I love it. They could band together to create the most ineffective revenge partnership ever. That almost deserves its own spin-off.
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It might actually make their characters worthwhile!
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You be 50 shades of cray, yo. This episode was G-R-E-A-T.
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Am I the only one who liked this one?

Yes, the sword fight was sort of ridiculous and funny (LOL) but most everything made me happy. Takeda was getting on my last nerve, glad he is gone! Aiden was all kinds of awesome, he bankrupted the Graysons. How sick was that? From plot development stand point, it had to happen and Amanda never had the guts to do it. So, I'm also glad that happened because everything has been stale and boring. The finale promo looks GREAT!

I think they are leading us to believe that Amanda will reveal who she really is to Jack, but there's no way that's going to happen.....which is really sad. =.=

This is the first time I'm learning a major character is going to be killed off. First, let me say it's not going to be Daniel or Jack (that's not happening ever). So in the process of elimination, perhaps Conrad? HEY, WE NEED CHARLOTTE TO STAY ALIVE.

The writers have not developed Charlotte and Amanda's relationship at all. We learned they are bilogical half-sisters and nothing. She simply cannot die. < < Perhaps she will lose the baby? I don't understand this pregnancy non-sense again?
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Amanda was too slow. Aidan may have to go into hiding, but at least he did something directly that won't trace back to Emily. He did more in two minutes than she's done in eight years. It seems like she doesn't have a real grand plan, and it's just being dragged out.
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DON'T READ THIS IF YOU HATE SPOILERS!!!
Ok so although I'm sure mostly everyone knows (well everyone I know who watches Revenge thanks to Internet spoilers) that someone is going to die in the finale. I was thinking it'd be Daniel (because of foreshadowing at Amanda's funeral), but now I think it's going to be Charlotte. I mean she's been on a down spiral since Amanda died, doing all this crazy stuff, and now she's pregnant? The spoilers also said that "a love interest would be left behind...and devastated" so I think Declan will be devastated not just because she died but so did his unborn child, and that will probably put him on a revenge plot or something himself. Plus Emily would be devastated and Victoria would just lose it, so I'm thinking its her :/ (I'm one of the few people who like Charlotte lol). Also, I doubt they'll be giving us two Porter babies within a year of each other. They may put Declan with Regina (was that her name?) if Charlotte does die, which would be weird but I got that vibe at the end of last night's episode. Alright rant over!
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That works.

Besides the downward spiral, she's really had nothing much to do on the show lately anyway. Ever since the reveal that she was Emily's sister and her trying to learn about her bio-father, her storyline in general has fizzled to oblivion.

I don't mind the character per-se, but they just don't have much worth doing with her anymore. Great: she KO'ed her pal for talking smack about her "sister" and is having issues again. Whoo-pee.

Honestly, the show should remove a couple of the excess characters since they're no longer useful.
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I think Charlotte is going to die.
Emily may reveal herself to Jack, but this show has a track record for making viewers think that someone important is going to die or Emily's revengy plans are going off the rail, but that does not happen...
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I live for Emily and Victoria scenes
i love them together
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Watching this season has made me realize how good "Dallas" was this season compared to this mess. 12-13 episode seasons is the way to tell a good story not episode after episode filled with filler and roles of exposition. Telling the story over 24 episodes means a lot of boring stuff and there are only a few actors/characters on this show you even care about anyway so 24 episodes has a lot of nothing. The fired Mike Kelley because he only wanted to do a shortened third season because he recognized that fact. I think he may have been on to something. Good luck figuring out how to make this show watchable again.

I know the Porter boys get most of the hate, and deservedly so - they are written and come off like complete feckless losers - I'm not sure killing either of them off would do anything (who would care) but the one thing that could help this show is to finally kill off the young actor who in two years has learned nothing and still cannot act - Joshua Bowman and 'Daniel' need to go. They'd be getting rid of a dead weight from around this show's neck and it would provide tons of story opportunities for the people who are good actors and losing screen time to at best a fit for daytime soap actor. How many time did this episode just grind to a halt when he was on screen?
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It's not just Dallas, a lot of Cable shows tend to use a shortened season. Or at least they used to... they're starting to grow again. I agree, short and to-the-point seasons are the way to go. This way you can focus on a high quality script jam-packed with plot-favored goodness.

Also... Season 1 just seemed to have a general flow. More "pre-planned" Like the writer had been toying with this idea for a while in his head and had a grand vision. Then it felt like the network said "Make this 3 seasons" and he had to pull the whole Initiative story out of his behind while at the same time stretching it to two additional seasons.
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Apparently Mike Kelley wanted a shorter season next year and ABC wouldnt agree so thats why he left. He wanted to focus on quality, no quantity, but as usual the network couldnt see past the dollar signs in their eyes to see the sense in his suggestion.
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quality, not quantity*
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Just wondering if anyone else thinks that Nolan was tricked by the Falcon into activating the carrion program. It did come online after he used the Falcons code to hack into the bank account.
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I was wondering the same thing. So not only did he build the gun, but he technically pulled the trigger.

Also, now Aiden is going to have some explaining to do to the authorities. Even if they don't track down the source of the virus to the transaction... it's going to be REALLY suspicious when they realize he emptied someone's bank account 30 seconds before the big power outage.
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So there I was, watching my usual slightly crazy episode of Revenge. When suddenly... THERE IS A SAMURAI SWORD FIGHT BETWEEN AIDEN AND TAKEDA. This show is completly insane and I fudging love it for it!
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Why is Aiden still alive? Why is Daniel still alive? Why am I still watching this? Why why why?!?
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If you figure it out let me know as I am asking myself the same question! This show (for me) is similar to True Blood and American Horror story in that it transcends notions of 'good' and 'bad.' It's just so friggin' crazy that it's become addictive and I no longer care. I just want to see what mad twist / turn is coming up next! :-)
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LOL! Totally agree with you.
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I’m excited about the end because I feel I just can’t predict where this is going. I wish we could have felt Master Takeita’s death a bit more. If only he was around longer. I also feel like he was right, all these people i.e Nolan, Aidan, Jack (who I all love) just complicate Emily’s revenge. Hopefully if they all die in the finale , she can get back to focus. This is a revenge story, enough with the love triangles.
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Still not really feeling Aiden. I don't like when characters are tossed into the mix out of nowhere and then becoming a love interest for Emanda? A REAL love interest? He seemed to throw her off her game IMO so when I saw an opportunity for him to get axed by Takeda I was all for it. Ah well. Guess we're stuck with him a little longer.

Charlette's pregnancy was just too much. Yes, this is a soap, a night soap but still. I'm like too sudsy from this new "revelation". Come ON.

I don't trust the promo's either. We'll see soon enough if Emanda TRULY confesses to Jack.
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She'd been off her game since the end of season 1. To me it just seems Aidan is trying to get her back on track and accelerate the play.
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The promo is misleading for sure. There's no way she is going to tell the truth to Jack. They are just going to milk this another season or two....sigh. :L
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I was so sure Takeda was going to kill Aiden (even last night, I was like, at least he can go out dressed in black which I personally like him in more than his suits) and set up the Graysons somehow to get Emily back on her path that this was really surprising to me.

I actually think Emily knows that Takeda has his own plans for the Initiative and that they are distinct from Emily's issues with the Graysons, but what I am curious about is the never letting them go stuff that Aiden was talking about. Did he plan to sacrifice his students to his cause? Its too bad Nolan didn't have a lot of time to gloat when Aiden was like you were right we should have been getting Emily off this path.

So, the Graysons are going to have to turn to Daniel for financial help now? I am assuming that was a banker's check and not something that still needs to be cashed. Who will feel more stupid, Aiden or Nolan? I mean, Aiden knew he was being set up but Daniel actually let him off the hook and now he is going to be traced to the event that set off whatever will happen. And Nolan didn't notice the total bs that Falcon was feeding him?

I actually now am really thinking there might be some credence to my thinking Nolan might be Patrick, even with 38 billion, I am thinking Conrad would notice five million going away, especially around the time of the David Clarke trial. And I think Falcon knows because she just became so much more gabby around that time. And we know the score was total manipulation.
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I don't know about the Emily / Jack thing. They love to play tricks on us with those teasers... so while they're making it LOOK like Emily's going to come clean to Jack I imagine the scene was really about something else.

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I totally agree. UNLESS they are pulling a double wool over our eyes, and she is actually saying it to jack
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Well, I think the more shocking news here, (assuming Charlotte never cheated on her boyfriend) is DECLAN HAD SEX. Wow, did not see that one coming. But seriously, the Porter boys are in need of a sex talk.
I'm really intrigued by Takaeda's last words to Aiden, what was he scheaming?? Also, Aiden is starting to look more and more like a serial killer from my point of view. He does have at least 3 bodies in his murder closet, right?
Is it me or Jack's getting more boring and more annoying by the episode? Really, it's starting to bother me almost as much as Daniel...
Speaking of Danny boy, let's just kill him, shall we? It's for the greater good.
So now that we know Carrion works, what is the Iniciative's goal? It can't be to turn the power off for the sake of it... Now, the finale is named Truth, so I'm thinking Emily confesses (don't know what percentage) of the truth to... Jack? Can't think of anyone else.
I heard someone dies on it too, and though I truly hope it's either Daniel or Jack or Declan, I think it's gonna be Aiden. Because now he's just bothering...
It wasn't a bad episode, but it wasn't the most interesting one either... Hoping for a great finale just like last year!
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They should've killed Daniel a long damn time ago ugh. That is all :)
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Well, as we've heard / learned over the course of the series... the Initiative likes to cause chaos so they can profit from it. At least, that's what we've been TOLD. I wouldn't be surprised if there's more going on here.

I imagine a terrorist-bombing of a plane made them money. Contracts with Homeland Security, using the disaster precog knowledge to make a load on the stock market, etc. Heck, with the whole Homeland thing they probably also got some of their people in places of power in the government.

So I imagine here that if they can keep the power outage long enough here they can make loads of money again. Plus, depending on how bad it is, they could hope for (or try to cause) mass riots and such. So the end result is the city looks like New Orleans after the flood and thus need a lot of rebuilding.
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