Revenge "Forgiveness" Review: New Arrivals

Revenge S02E05: "Forgiveness"

How many of you went/are going as Victoria Grayson for Halloween? Any Nolans?! Can we do pictures? I’d love to see pictures (email them to mailbag at tv dot com or tweet them to us: @tvdotcom). It’s kind of a no-brainer Halloween costume, because comparing notes on Revenge is the best thing to happen to parties since body shots! (Correction, body shots are the worst thing to happen to parties ever, I just remembered a party a couple years back where a guy with waist-length hair insisted on participating in body shots and I had to watch him mop some poor girl’s midsection with dirty hair and liquor. Needless to say I stealthily pitched myself backward out the nearest window and ran home crying.)

Last night we welcomed the newest of several new cast members to the “Hamptons,” young Carl. Emily’s reaction to Carl sincerely cracked me up “He’s somethin’” is maybe the most heartless reaction to a newborn baby I’ve ever heard. Poor Carl! Carl. Isn’t Carl the funniest name in the world? Maybe I'm just associating it with Karl Pilkington. Well, at least Carl was born to an alert and alive mom, who despite ping-pong-balling her way down two stories of marble and oak seemed completely okay. The attempted-child-murdering arms of his grandma were also waiting for him, as the Hamptons’ most lovable psychopath to date had invited herself over to Victoria’s mansion for a goofy and confusing tete-a-tete.

Like, who picks a rose out of a vase and plays with it while talking? And then bloodies her hands? I’m sure she needed to get in there to plant a bug or a whale cam or a soap cam or ClamCam (TM), but still, the level of subtlety was zero. Her appearance had already alarmed Victoria so greatly that their first bout of eye contact took place in luxurious slow motion. At least Kara is distracting Victoria from her increasing fixation on Emily and is standing in as the possible source for Fauxmanda’s access to David Clarke’s diaries.

The episode was positively riddled with Emily and her mom talking to each other through Fauxmanda in a way that was both poignant and frustrating. Emily was clearly a little upset that her mom didn’t recognize her, and it would seem as if my hopes that Kara didn’t actually try to kill her daughter have been dashed—she was “very sick” at the time. So David Clarke is just that much more perfect. He brought his daughter back to life after she was drowned. Folks, how many of you are certain that David Clarke is coming back as some ultimate big bad? Like, the Head of the Initiative after all? Maybe not. Maybe this just is the sweetest gig ever for actor James Tupper, whose weekly schedule consists of playing in the shore with a 5-year-old girl and not memorizing lines.

In all this heartbreaking drama that Emily is inflicting on herself, I kind of feel the worst for Fauxmanda (and hello, actress Margarita Levieva is KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK. Her reaction to her baby, to Emily’s confession—she’s seriously great). As a teen she traded identities with Emily for a fat check, now she’s been drawn into constant smalltalk (and occasional very very big talk) with a psychopathic fake mom for the rest of her life.

And she almost got her neck snapped. Thankfully Emily revealed that Jack was actually the father in a conversation that could have been taken word for word from a telenovela, complete with tears. “Jack deserves happiness, if you tell him the truth now it will only break his heart all over again” is just TORN from soap opera language.

Still, it was a necessary moment to reaffirm Emily as our hero—of all the morally dubious moves she’s made, lying to Fauxmanda about Jack’s baby was far and away the worst. 

The second worst was her reaction to Nolan telling her his dad died. NOT EVEN A HUG. It didn’t throw Nolan, who went right back to getting caught up in Emily’s ever more vague revenge plans, masking his hurt with what sounded like a pop culture slam poem. What was that he was saying? “No place like home, ruby shoes so let's fly away, winged monkey because I got a banana on a branch hi-up hi-top apple cider with a cinnamon stick to stir it girl.” Keep doing you,Nolan, keep doing you and stop doing Padma because girl is nosin’ around where she doesn’t belong, financially.

I am no longer on the fence about Padma, I sincerely think she should not be a romantic interest for Nolan. Frankly, while in real life nerd-on-nerd relationships are long and strong, they make for terrible TV. There’s a reason Chuck was a runaway success, it's because nerdy guys do best crushing on badass girls. Nolan sitting across from Liz Lemon is like a bowl of soup with a side of soup. He’d be better secretly loving Emily romantically or even Aidan than nerdy Padma. Not that I see either of those two options unfolding (sorry Nolem shippers, I know you suffer), but those specific types set him off to more advantage. Also she’s opened the door for the Graysons to nab a controlling interest in Norelcorp, so, dealbreaker.

A similar lackluster couple is Ashley and Daniel, for much the same reason.They’re both gorgeous, kind-of-conniving, ultimately-benevolent characters in desperate need of conflict. (Her spying for Conrad fizzled out last week, so now they’re just a pair of steady-freddies—which again, bad TV.) This week’s promo hinted Daniel might make a pass at Emily; I’d almost rather Ashley made a pass at Aidan, drawing her into actual conflict with Emily, because we all know Emily couldn't care less about Daniel. All it would take is a few more nights out on the company card for it to happen. (What was that place, Big Wang's? They kind of cheaped out. Let’s show him the power of the corporate card: two-for-one Choco-Chilladas at Chili’s.)

Or am I just pairing everyone up with Aidan? I’m smitten guys, he is just so over the top and Kiefer Sutherland-intense. He’s also survived a dumpster, a neck-tasing, and a chair flop in two weeks—fully committing to wacky facial expressions throughout, like a streamlined Stephen Baldwin. He’s slipping into center-stage as he maneuvers within Grayson Global, and the idea of him being becoming an antagonist to Emily has given him edge.

Mr. Veneers, however, I am completely unexcited about. It could be that his storyline is hopelessly mired in Declan, or it could be that his endgame appears to be buying the Stowaway, possibly the saddest endgame ever for a villain on this show or any other.  Poor Declan spent another week isolated from all the other characters, spraying vat after vat of vinegar to kill the mold that is apparently riddling the peanut-shell-strewn planks of the Stowaway. Why would anyone want to take this thing on? Hopefully Mr. Veneers' real goal is to put Declan in a position where he’s forced to become a boy hustler. Fingers crossed this dude is actually the foremost Man Madam of the Hamptons, waiting to turn a himbo out!  I would love if Declan started showing up to wealthy clients with a tux over his shirtless, tiny torso and a single rose in hand. Please, Revenge, please.

And finalllllly, everyone’s favorite ludicrous-line-dispensing device is back! Mason Treadwell is already prying into whether or not Fauxmanda is actually David Clarke’s daughter and playing the dozens with Victoria. His line about her face being an elegant mix of fact and fiction was a winky joke by the writers that needs to STOP. Granted it's also true—whatever work she’s had done, Madeleine Stowe looks mind-blowingly gorgeous, I bow before her, would that we could all be so lucky to have the genes or doctors it takes to be as perennially 29. But despite that snap, I’m sooo glad Mason’s back and on the case. Seriously just so many nice developments last night! Padma pissed off Nolan; Nolcorp and therefore Nolan might get pulled into serious drama; Emily came clean to Fauxmanda; Emily and her mom got lots of weird alone time. Revenge is still pitching a winning season as far as I’m concerned. 


QUESTIONS:

1. Why would Mason Treadwell leave a folder full of evidence with Fauxmanda if he suspects her? Hopefully he made a copy of his work this time?

2. What do you think Kara planted in Victoria’s bathroom/house?

3. Aidan: Are you smitten yet or do you not trust him?

4. Would you forgive your mom for attempting to kill you and then faking her own death?

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Also "... his endgame appears to be buying the Stowaway, possibly the saddest endgame ever for a villain on this show or any other." ahahaha, so true :-)

This show is so ridiculous sometimes - I love it :-P
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Great review, as usual. I mostly agree with everything .. except for Aidan - I want him gone. He's meddling too much into Emily's revengey things. Go away already!
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And another brilliant review from Lily.

I'm sure the show-runners are fans too for still keeping Declan around
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poor Nolan
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I dread scenes between Victoria and Kara - I can't keep my eyes off their lips. When either of them are in scenes with anyone else, I don't notice as much, but both of them together, GAH!



Padma's probably just pretending to be nerdy to hook up with her assigned target, Nolan. Time will tell though.
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Is anyone else thinking Kara knows her daughter is really Emily and is just playing along to understand what is going on?
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Yes I do! First thing I thought of when the two of them met for the first time
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yes!! a mother knows her own child, come on!! and they did a great job with the casting as Ems and JJL have the same eyes
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-Of course he made copies! He's just asking to be killed soon. He's ticking everyone off in that delicious way that he does.

- Bug. I'm going with a Bug. Ohh or maybe she left some evidence of WHM man so she can pin a murder on the Grayson's w/o an actual body. A single white hair left by a Psychopath. The poor maid will probably overlook it because she's too busy scrubbing out blood stains and God knows what (we know what...) other stains that could be found in Conrad's office or Daniel's bedroom.

- Both. I was smitten with him from the beginning and I haven't trusted him since before that. He's charming and has a 007 quality to him that a gal can't resist and if I had to ship anyone it'd be Aidan and Emily because those two...good times and great chemistry.

- Mmm I'm going to go with no. It's that pesky almost murdering me thing that would just get in the way.

I don't trust Padma and if she harms a hair on my sweet Nolan's head.....Oh but I still like the idea of him having his own storyline and even though Emily didn't attempt to crack her stoic face in order to show anything close to sympathy for her friend it's evident that she cares...in her own way. She'll go postal on Aidan if he screws things up with Nolcorp and Nolan. She will. Fauxmanda still doesn't do it for me. I'm waiting for her and little Carl (really? Carl?) to set afloat somewhere. And why is my badass witch/werewolf hunter trying to buy the Stowaway? What's in it for ....zzzz, As much as I love JR I can't even pretend to be interested in that story.
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1. I am assuming Mason learned his lesson from the blow up of his house to keep copies (plus, I also assume those were copies of Amanda Clarke's medical records from whatever emergency trip she took to the hospital)



2. I have a feeling Kara was thinking too highly of her own Emma like lie detecting ability and didn't plant anything (though I just had a funny scene in my head that Nolan, after learning of Grayson Global's possible ownership comes to complain at Emily's and she is just in the kitchen pouring whatever booze they are drinking and he notices some interference with Emily's plants).



3. I must say, Sunday night was supposed to be filled with shocks, like that Whale was Frankestein (duh, knew it) or that the Governor was twisted (haven't not read the comics, I already suspected this as I have read plenty of stories like this) but Aiden ratting out Nolocorp's ownership was something that really made me gasp. Talk about not getting on Emily's good side...screw with both her best friend and, even though she cashed out years ago, I suspect that there might be a paper trail to figure out who she is if Daniel is smart enough. I really want to trust Aiden because he seems to really care for the real Amanda but he does also seem to be under Takeda's thumb and, well, kind of reactionary.



4. Um...no.
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Am I the only one who was disappointed no one died? And they could of at least given Amanda a broken arm or leg.....



And why is Emily always so ugly to Nolan? She is starting to work on my nerves!
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I agree....hopefully she will come through and finally do something nice for him by getting revenge on Padma
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Oh hi5 girl, I am completely smitten by Aiden - the guy is so much more interesting than Jack and Daniel combined. I think he is on Emily's side, but maybe the trick is that because she is not letting him onto all the details he may end up hurting Nolan unwillingly...But I will only make my final decision on this guy once I see next episode because that is where EVERYONE will interact - Aiden, Nolan, Emily, Padma, Daniel and Ashley...plus everyone else. Its going to be one hell of a wedding!
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Lily, you crack me up. The soap-thingy, I was lol-ing, rofl-ing, and all kinds of acronyms involving l-ing and o-ing something. And also the Declan thing.. You are so creative in your weird little fantasy world (I think I have visited on several occasions/have a residency permit).

I like Aiden, but if he messes with Nolan, well you know how many people think of that.



Padma, exit please. All the emotional stuff in this episode was nicely done, and as I said last week, I feel sorry for Fauxmanda and I guess after all that she's been through Emily should give her a break and let her be happy with Jack. It's too late for Jack and Emily imo. Emily at this point can not find a decent love interest, she first has to have some closure. After that maybe. But I don't think it's going to be Daniel, Jack, Aiden or Nolan. Besides, she has this brother-sister-esque bond with Nolan. It would be awkward if they got together, they're basically in a Dexter-Debra position.



Anyway, I think Emily deserves a break. The way things are going she's only going to be more and more bitter. I see her ending up as Victoria basically.
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Oh, and I think the "Jack deserves happiness" thing is stupid advice from Emily. If Emily loves Jack, she should tell him the truth or encourage Amanda to let him know his relationship and family is based on a lie. I suppose she wouldn't allow that, it's bad for her revenge thing though. I think she's going to get her comeuppance down the line for this though. Poor Jack!
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Another great review. Loved this episode too.



I am increasingly thinking that Nolan is the only one Emily can trust. I think that Aidan is jealous of Nolan and that's why he's causing trouble for him with his company. Because Ashley told Aidan that Emily cheated on Daniel. Aidan might assume it was with Nolan because Emily told Aidan she cares about Nolan and that he is her concern.



Apologies for the off topic thing, but I actually think that Emily ending up with Jack at the end of the show (when it does finally end) will be too obvious an ending for this show. I think that Jack won't be able to forgive all the lies Emily and Amanda have told him (I am just re-watching season one and poor Jack gets lied to anew virtually every single episode.)



I think that Emily will realize Nolan is her true love and the only one she can count on.

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Exactly what I was thinking about the Mr Veneers thing. Helping someone restore their property at a cheap price before buying it from them? It's actually kinda nice? And then seeing as Jack is opposing no resistance whatsoever, maybe just turning up and offering the same things without the blackmail would have worked just as well? This all seems like a lot of work for not much, if you take into consideration that the plan started with I-can't-bother-to-remember-his-name faking a somewhat friendship with Declan (and then vanishing into thin air).

Maybe they were just bored? Is there anyone who actually cares about that storyline anyway?
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Amazing episode as usual! Do we expect anything less from this show? Great review as always Lily!
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So I've been pulling for Aiden and Emily but then all of a sudden he's pairing up with..daniel? WHY! I hope he has some greater plan in motion that will actually help Em and not bring her down. Lame.

I'm happy that Em finally told Amanda that the baby is Jack's loved that bit and when she was crying listening to her mum talk <3 And...I still don't care about Declan and the witchhunter dude.
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I'd definitely forgive my mother because I would know that she had done it because she loved me far too much to just kill me (again). Shed a tear or two, and it's sweet memories galore all over again. As far as the soppy father-and-daughter scenes are concerned, I guess Season 2 is nothing compared to Season 1, when Amanda would regularly remember running in the beach or lying in the couch or just going to the loo in the company of her perfect father, which made it that more of a sobfest. (On a related, I am so glad Amanda's watching of old news clips and everything has stopped; that was an annoyingly nasty habit she successfully got rid of, yay for Amanda. No more couch potato!)



Moreover, I don't remember Mason Treadwell making that fact-fiction comment about Victoria's face, rather about the Vanity Fair article on her! Having that said, having him back is such a blast.



When it comes to trusting Aidan, well, he is such a babe; need I say more? Probably a kind, good-hearted guy who likes making clay vases in his spare time, getting dirty and wet and all that shit, back in them olden Takeda days, somewhere in between labyrinth classes and tie-me-to-a-pole games.



Plus, Kara and the rose, such a nice touch, even if a bit pompously executed (come on, she's a psycho, and with psychos one can never be too sure, because you know, they be crazy and unpredictable!), as if to portend doom and gloom that is on between her and the thorn/Thorne woman. Don't play with roses unless you are ready to get burrrrrn'd, is all I'm saying.
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As I sit and watch in preparation for the Cardinals and 49ers on Monday Night Football I just enjoyed my favorite pre-game segment - C'mon Man. In this segment if you haven't seen it they go back to previous plays during the week where questionable behavior or questionable acts of God are featured with the presenter at the end uttering loudly, "C'mon man! Now if ever a TV show was applicable to this entertaining ritual it would have to be Revenge. Let me start it off with the questionable problems(?!!?) with gravity in the Hamptons where even very pregnant women can quickly bounce back from certain death tumbles from high places. This weeks C'mon Man goes to Fauxmanda for her survival and quick recovery from her fall in last week's episode and delivering a perfect child...C'mon Man!!!
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There was a lot going on in this episode, but it was not overdone. The Fauxmanda-Emily-Psychopath Mom scenes seemed very awkward, but it think they would be in real life as well which gives it an aspect of realism. I am determined that Jack and Emily will be together someday! But not anytime soon now that there's a baby involved. Padma is moving up the ranks too quickly to be a good guy. She should have stopped at achieving CFO level. But no, she had to be greedy and go right for personal assistant/work girlfriend status as well. And now she's nosing into the company's finances and might ruin everything for Emily. Nolan really needs to stop her/distract her with something shiny. I am undecided about Aidan. He seems to have forged a genuine connection with Emily, but she seems just as content to push him away as he is to hang around. And if Daniel and Ashley are getting in the mix, this could prove to be an interesting romantic quadrilateral.
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I was so mad when I realized Aidan was angling toward getting the Graysons to take over Nolcorp! But then I took a deep breath and realized, duh that's good drama. And if Nolan goes broke maybe he can move back in with Emily. But still, back the heck off Nolan, jerks!

This JR Bourne character better end up being far more spectacularly evil then he seems so far, or else what is the point?! It's JR Bourne, don't waste him! Maybe he'll start fighting the Graysons for control over the Hamptons and try to take them out. That'd be a start.
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I just wish Aiden didn't tell Daniel about Nolan and his company. Part of me thinks he just did because he is sort of jealous of Nolan because Emily was like he is my friend and I care about him.
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Awesome episode! I can't get enough!
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Oh, and also I'm - so far - disappointed with JR Bourne's character. I mean I love that actor to death and I think he can squeeze awesomeness from just about anything but he's still human and as such - has his limits. I really hope they do something good with this plot line, especially since JR Bourne is supposed to be joined by Michael Trucco who will be playing JR Bourne's character's brother, I think? And if this thread continues in this way, that would be a gigantic waste of two amazing actors.
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Not to be "that guy" but it's Kara Clarke. Not Cora.
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Thank you, though JJLeigh is buried far down teh imdb page you're right, she's listed as Kara- though a quick google shows me I'm not the only blogger who's been hearing "Cora"...interestingly, the same fake name Fauxmanda adopted when she returned to the Hamptons! Overlap of names. Interesting.
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1. He's a show off. He had to show her what he (supposedly) knows.

2. I'm still undecided as to the level of Kara's craziness. And I think that's kudos for the actress to dance that fine line between "I'm batshit crazy" and "Everyone thinks I'm batshit crazy so that I can get away with my batshit".

3. I adore this guy and from the first episode I've been rooting for him to be Emily's ultimate romantic interest. These two are equals in the truest sense like no other male on the show. And I loved that bit about him getting fed up with Emily's... well.. bitchiness and threatening to stand against her. I can already see this arc: Aidan starts messing with Emily's plans and then they have a revengers showdown that ends up with them having angry hot revengy sex! And then taking down the Initiative had in hand. Please, show, let this be so!

4. Ur... Like Emily said, I think I would want to. But would I be able to? No clue.
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IT IS KARAAAAAAA!!! Lily, do you do once upon a time reviews as well? evil queens are easily mistaken but Kara and Cora? hell-of a NO
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We've corrected the name!
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Nice one on the Twin peaks, Invitation to love soap opera.
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Yes!!! You caught it. THE BEST!
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Is anybody else super confused about the scar issue for real Amanda. We have seen Emily's back on multiple occasions and I have never seen any scaring. And with Kara around some DNA testing wouldn't be so hard for Victoria to try!
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Good episode this week. Anybody else thinks that Padma might be a secret agent of the Initiative?
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Or a plant from Grayson Global, since all her work is going in their favor. Or maybe she thinks Nolan's in bed with the Initiative and is trying to uncover evidence! Hopefully it's that one.
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never thought of that :O
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Good episode, one of the first times I've actually seen Emily show her tender side, while hearing Faux-Amanda with her mom. Really liking this show
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BTW, Lily, her name is Kara, not Cora.
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Thanks for the heads up. I comfort myself that I'm not the only blogger dealing in this visual medium to have misheard the name of this relatively new character (and also Fauxmanda was called Kara when she first came to the Hamptons, so they need to give that name a rest)
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Hun, if you're going to continue to write these at least have the gumption to do a little research. Her name is KARA, not Cora. Phonetics are a good thing in this case, please use it as well as ABC or IMDb as a reference.



Aidan's awesome, and I hope he'll get a bigger part as time goes on. I won't lie, Jack and Declan's whole story bores me to death, either of them could die in the mid-season finale and I wouldn't give a hoot.
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Hun, I research this show plenty. Maybe too much. Stroll on down to the imdb page and take a gander how far jennifer jason leigh is buried and tell me if you haven't heard Aiden say "Cora" at least once "phonetically"
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She could have looked it up on this site, says it right on the previous episode's cast and credits section. When Aidan says the name it comes out "Kah-Rah" Different from what Emily used, but still, no 'O.' It also doesn't matter if the information is "buried," a little bit of effort to check the work doesn't take much time at all.
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You can say "you" as you're talking directly to me! You've made your point: do you have anything else to say besides attacking a stranger, any larger ideas or are you just having fun being a troll?
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In response to Endgame's last comment below: no. No, you are not offering constructive criticism. You are trolling. Constructive criticism would be offering suggestions, different perspectives, counterpoints, etc. Going "OMGZ YOU HER NAME ISN'T CORA DO SOME RESEARCH!!!!!" is trolling. Hey, if that's your thing, whatevs. But own it!
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I'm simply supplying some constructive criticism. Sorry to offend, and I didn't realize you had written the column when I replied to your initial comment.
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Hun, I'm pretty sure she just got it mixed up with Once Upon A Time's 'Cora', seeing as how she does the reviews for both of the shows.
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So? Can't keep two shows straight, maybe writing reviews for multiple shows shouldn't be her job then. I mean really, shows aren't similar at all.
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No, but they DO come on back to back, and she DOES write both at the same time. And, really, she mixed up two names which sound similar. It's not like she mixed up something major. "This week, Victoria and Cora had a deathly staring contest in the enchanted forest while, back in Storybrooke, Emily administered a choke hold to David Nolan." Seriously, you're harping on a minor mistake.
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Time to quit fighting, everyone. People make mistakes. We fixed the error, and we'll do our damnedest not to repeat it. It's not like Lily was talking about a Mr. Whale cam, or Fauxmanda falling into a portal to Fairy Tale Land instead of off a balcony. She misheard a name. If you want to blame someone, blame me for not catching the error when I edited and published the story. Then can we please make up and move on?
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HAHAH Mr. Whale Cam! that was funny!
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mhihih i am glad this conflict arose because damn your reaction is just funny. And whatev, mishearing a name is not a capital crime.
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I blame you for making the same point and allusion I was going to make....*sigh*. :-)
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This season is a little off for me, too. I liked the "list" aspect of the early shows; Emily had a target per episode, and by the end she had manipulated them into self-destruction. I suppose that it couldn't be done this way forever, though. Most shows have a gimmick like this to get you hooked, and then they wean you off and switch to the extended storyline. I guess the storyline just isn't up my alley. Plus, it's hard to root for Emily after the things she's done. I'm finding myself feeling sorry for the people who are supposed to be close to her, as they get ground up under her wheels.
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I miss seeing Emily commit felonies. She should sneak around breaking and entering dressed in all black more often.

It seems like now she's lost control and is just reacting to all these new players. Girl needs to take someone OUT! Or at least demonstrate some kind of a plan
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2. Kara didn't plant anything she's just cray

3. In love with Aidan , definitely. But if he really starts going after Nolan that going to end SOON

4. And, no! I would be like "get away from my child stranger"
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I suppose we are on opposite ends of the spectrum this week, Lily. I HATED this episode. First of all, I am getting soooooo sick of Fauxmanda's storyline. Love the actress, but seriously, how many times does Emily have to lie to her/ask her to do awful things/put her life in danger before this girl wakes up and bitch slaps her on her way out the door?! She has a kid now! This cannot continue. Then there's Aidan....hate him. What purpose does this character serve? A more combative (yet overall less awesome) form of Emily? A man "on the inside" of Grayson Global? AND PADMA!! What the eff is HER deal?! Annoyingly mousy and now lying to Nolan for heretofore unknown reasons. I realize they're trying to build drama, but....no. I am not buying it. Seriously disappointing episode. Hope they turn it around next week.
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I am with you on Aiden and we are definitely in the minority there. Don't get what people love about him - is it the accent? He is forgettable and pointless. Ugh. See potential with the Padma storyline though - NO ONE wants her messing with Nolan, but hoping we finally see Ems come through in the friendship dept and nip this in the bud.
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I'm with you on Padma at least...super annoying that she's getting Nolan into trouble nosing around, and they just have no chemistry, none at all.
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Not into Aidan. He fully cowardly dumped Emily just so he could do revenging on his own. Then gets mad when she does revenge without him even though he himself is doing solo missions for her on his own. So, now he's decided to become her enemy? Makes no sense.
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I don't trust Aidan, but I like his character- especially because he's basically a male Emily with a secret agenda. There's just too much possibility there to NOT like it!
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Totally agree. Didn't get that at all. He said something a week or two ago like: "What do I have to do for you to trust me again?" and then he gets mad and decides to be her enemy?! Uhh I'd say that's a step in the WRONG direction buddy.
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LOL, good point!
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BTW her names is Kara not Cora. I think you're getting revenge and once upon a time mixed up lol
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Thanks for the heads up. Could have sworn I heard Aiden call her Cora multiple times but maybe its the Aussie accent that threw me. Also Fauxmanda called herself Kara when she first came to the Hamptons, interesting overlap. Checked on imdb and you clearly have sharper ears than mine...although I've always said I'd want to name a daughter Cora so maybe I'm biased.
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Pretty sure she only called herself Kara because Ems gave her that fake ID in her mom's name. I was wondering if the writers would remember doing that when they announced JJL was joining the cast.
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Sorry to bring this one up, but I'm pretty sure the accent is British, not Aussie.
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I thought season 1 was brilliant but season 2 seems off somehow. It's just too out of focus and without sharpness. It's still good but feels like a hastily put together story line. I will keep watching.
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I agree. More Madeleine Stowe please!!!! Her comments and facial expressions when she's with Conrad are just the best. The show needs to focus more on her and less on this stupid Aiden character, Stowaway mold, Declan the robber, and "Padma, don't mess with our Nolan!" nonsense.
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