Revenge "Illusion" Review: The Second Time Around

Revenge S02E06: "Illusion"


While like most Americans I think a reconciled couple having a fancy second wedding is straight up B.S., the Graysons’ ultra-luxe second-time-around nuptials certainly set a theme for the night. Daniel hinted at a second time around to Emily after she showed up baring the world’s sexiest sternum, Jack proposed to Fauxmanda after writing her off not even two weeks ago, Mason Treadwell took a second look at his David Clarke obsession, the Initiative offered Conrad Grayson the opportunity to pick up the tab on round two of domestic terrorism, and Charlotte got back on with Declan.

Victoria spoke for all of us last night when she responded, “Oh, not that one again.” It is the only response to Charlotte and Declan's relationship re-starting. “Oh, not that one again.” —Viewers around the world, on Charlotte and Declan.

Also, I can’t go much further in this review without acknowledging Jack’s trendy new haircut. Is the Stowaway officially a hipster dive yet? This hair is a step in the right direction.

“Villian” Kenny is kind of better than any of Jack and Declan’s friends. He is scheming so hard on owning the Stowaway that he shows up and does bartending work for free! He negotiates back-alley cheap liquor distributors! He’s a borderline guardian angel to the Porter boys, and if he ends up buying/taking the Stowaway off their hands, at the end of the day, would that really be so awful? Raising a baby in a crawlspace over a bar isn’t exactly ideal.

Kara continued her campaign of unnerving Victoria by creeping around her house and picking up things that don’t belong to her. There is something just so intensely awful about smelling someone’s toiletries as you chit-chat with them. Both wrists to her face, inhaling Victoria’s Calgon body spray! I mean obviously I would lather myself with any toiletry Victoria Grayson left laying around, but I’d wait for her to leave the room.

Between that and sketching ominous charcoals of the Grayson house, Kara was in top form as an unbalanced psychopath. It helped provide a bonding moment between Kara and Emily on the beach as they both talked trash on the Graysons.

Don’t get too swept away by the mother-daughter bonding, because this came within mere hours of Emily’s trip to the morgue to steal Kara’s boyfriend’s body and stage it in an airstream.

Emily, in top form this episode, implicated Conrad Grayson in the killing of Gordon, using a preposterously monogrammed onyx cufflink to ruin not just the Graysons' second wedding but the, “We are victims, not monsters” illusion they’ve been perpetrating on the national media. It’s been a while since Emily pulled off a scheme-y little heist with such aplomb, and much like Nolan I was very into it.

I absolutely loved that for once Emily was hissing and bullying Nolan to help his interests. She was genuinely concerned about his welfare and got him caught up on Grayson Global’s money-grubbin’ schemes, warning him about attending the Graysons’ wedding. As if Nolan would miss the wedding of the century! If nothing else, Nolan needed to show off the most avant-garde waistcoast since Cirque de Soleil came through town, and also corner Padma about her recent digging. It was more than Charlotte was willing to do, preferring to go to the Stowaway and make swan napkins alongside Kenny and Declan. Charlotte manages to make worse choices stone-cold sober than when she’s pilled up to the gills up.

Perhaps in retribution, Victoria didn’t wear Charlotte’s “something blue” necklace.

Sorray baby girl! Mama doesn’t give two sh-ts and it would have clashed with her lavish gray evening gown and BOUQUET OF BLACK FLOWERS.

Victoria stunned me by defending “the help” Ashley as being a cut above “juvy girl” Emily Thorne. Not only did this give Mason a key piece of information for his red-yarn-and-photographs board (get a freaking computer already, Mason), but I’m a little disappointed there won’t be a shouting match between Ashley and Victoria. Thrown teacups! British accents! Even if we never get to see Ashley and Victoria wrestle each other to the ground during a tea party, conflict, she is a-comin’. Clearly an Aidan-Ashley-Emily-Daniel love rectangle is in the cards, given all the hot looks between Aidan and Ashley and Daniel almost melting at the sight of Emily’s exposed sternum. Maybe they should just put all their keys in a bowl every weekend or something? Like, so many coy glances.

How funny is it this season that every time Emily shows up to a Grayson gala or event she has to explain who invited her? Like technically she should never step into the Grayson Manor again, it's a palace of awkward and Victoria previously had her escorted out by security. Her ex-fiance and his family have absolutely no reason to invite her over ever. Yet she’s back every other day, with some plausible explanation, and her excuses are getting thinner and thinner. “I’m Aidan’s date.” “I’m the godmother.” “I need a cup of sugar.” “I was bored.” “Some of your empty Lean Cuisine boxes blew into my lawn.” For Hampton socialites not aware that Emily is hellbent on revenge, she must come across as the most socially dense young lady ever.

Aidan and Daniel are not trying to get Conrad voted off the GG board ASAP—good news for all of us, as Conrad has now promised to dabble in killing innocent people with the Initiative again. Will he be fired from his own company before the Initiative can get their money? If so, will that mean the Initiative will pressure/threaten Daniel or will Aidan and therefore Emily be put in direct confrontation with the Initiative? I don’t know if I want the conflicts going forward to be between Emily and the Initiative. I prefer the garden-party-cum-cage-match she and Victoria have going. But the path between now and six seasons from now is going to have to get pretty twisty, so I am eager to see how the writers keep Emily and Victoria at constant odds while the “Big Bad” shifts.

For longevity’s sake, Victoria should stay off her widow’s walk and hang out more in her scrapbooking closet, as creepy Kara could throw her off the balcony at any moment. Victoria can read it in her eyes! And also, is that charcoal on your hands? Kara, are you a frustrated artist? Victoria, a one-time art dealer? Perhaps a business arrangement can be struck that will smooth the who-killed-whose-husband issues of the past and turn a nice profit for both of you?

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, meanwhile, continued their push and pull of no trust = no love. Aidan apologized that no one had ever been there for Emily, foolishly forgetting the witty banter and warm protection of ride-or-die bestie Nolan. Is Aidan for real sweet on Emily or is he secretly drawn to foxy Ashley’s braids and fashion sense? (Or is that just me? Seriously, I love Ashley. Give her something fun to do. She’s all work and no play.)

Next week promises to be kind of a big deal. Knowing Mason Treadwell’s penchant for compound, florid insults I think we should brace ourselves for some delectable zingers—and of course Emily’s tiny meltdown when she finds out Jack and Fauxmanda are making it official.


QUESTIONS:

1. What is Kenny doing, exactly, besides volunteering at a bar?

2. Are Declan and Charlotte the worst couple ever?

3. Does Aidan have a thing for Ashley?

4. Who would win in a slap fight: Kara or Victoria?

5. Is Emily headed for a showdown with the Initiative or is that, like, Season 3 stuff?

6. What do you think of Jack’s haircut?

7. Are you secretly rooting for Jack and the mother of his child?

8. What did you think of this episode?

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Nov 12, 2012
1. He's trying to do something that probably won't be successful.

2. Dont't think so. Just young; and maybe foolish. But at least it gives them something to do, and not just pour drinks or pop pills.

3. Maybe... but he definetly wants Emily for himself.

4. :) I wanna see that fight.... But seriously, a physical confrontation would go to kara, who really is positivly creepy. On the other hand, a confrontation of any other kind, would probably go to Victoria.

5.Probably some day. But you can't get much bigger that "global terrorism". So that may be a while off.

6. What? He got his hair cut? Didn't notice, don't care ;)

7. Yes.. definetly for Jack.

And I think its really neat that you and fans have taken to calling her Faux-manda. That ist so... Fringe-y :P

8. Really liked it. Watched it twice...
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Nov 11, 2012
1. Waiting for his moment to steal the Stowaway and I'm with you on that Lily. It could end up being a good thing for the Porters to get out of that place. Unless underneath the bar is like oil, or gold, or the solution to Peace in the Middle East in which case then it will be sad they got forced out.



2. No. Come on. Rich girl and poor boy. Star crossed lovers. It has the elements of a good story. There problem is that they are 3rd tier characters. They don't get much screen time and only serve purposes every now and again.



3. Does Aidan have a thing for Ashley? Maybe. He seemed to think Ashley might know about Emily's past. If so how? And why hasn't she said anything? She used the trial of the century to get a leg up - couldn't she gain even more ground by exposing Emily Thorne as Amanda Clarke?



4. Who would win in a slap fight: Kara or Victoria? - Victoria would win the slap fight totally however Kara would then go all Krav Maga and it would be over for Victoria.



5. Is Emily headed for a showdown with the Initiative or is that, like, Season 3 stuff? I"m thinking Season 3. I'm thinking that they kill whoever was on the boat and that sparks Emily to take up Revenge.



6. What do you think of Jack's haircut? Honestly I didn't notice it unti you mentioned it Lily. However it could give the Stowaway it's much needed hipster vibe. Poser wanna bes are the only way to stimulate the economy in this recession.



7. Are you secretly rooting for Jack and the mother of his child? Only because Jack doesn't deserve any more heartbreak. And if faux Amanda goes down she'll take everyone down with her. Talk about a mother that would drown the baby before she would let Child Services take him away.



8. What did you think of this episode? LOVED IT!

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Nov 09, 2012
Yup. Mason darn near put on the tin foil hat and created his own beautiful mind wall....I'm betting he's the one that ends up dead.
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Nov 13, 2012
Ends up dead on the Amanda at the end of the season? Or just ends up dead in general?
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Nov 09, 2012
-I don't even know. Like it makes no sense whatsoever...is the Stowaway sitting on top of rare black diamonds or something? Like why does he want it so bad? I don't really care though. Although he's the coolest friend the Porter bros have had since Nolan. I'm trying to wrap my head around this "villain" thing.

-Yeah, pretty much. they're just dull. Inexplicably dull. Why are they relevant? The cutest thing I've seen Declan do is get a matching haircut with his brother, at the Barber school...because they're free there.

- Does Daniel have a thing for Ashley? Aidan seemed more believable than Daniel ever was...even before he got all googly eyed over Emily in her signature red dress. Prettiest Love rectangle ever.

- Victoria is conniving but Kara is crazy. In any battle...crazy always wins.

- Penultimate season two finale stuff.

- See two.

- No. Not really.

- It was quintessentially Revenge-y.
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Nov 09, 2012
Coy glances screencaps were great!
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Nov 08, 2012
HAHAHAHAAA the pictures kill me!!!!
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Nov 08, 2012
Would love to see some proud Irish protectoress on Brit fashionista action. So much flirting!

Kara has officially become the creepiest character of the series, above Mason. He's going to have to die, isn't he? I can feel it. I still hope he won't, because he's such a fun character (creepyfun), and I'd actually like to see Emily discovered. I know it'd be a pretty risky turn for the series, but I'm getting bored with her undercover act. I'd like it if at least a couple of the main players knew her identity.

Also Paradise Circus is a great song that I love, but it's been used like a thousand times on TV, and soundtrack-makers need to leave it alone now. Please.
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Nov 08, 2012
Does anyone else ship Nolan and Emily? I mean, in 1st season I thought he was gay, but if he can be with Padma (aka: Rebecca from Greek), why not Emily? I'd like that very much.
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Nov 08, 2012
i think mason is the next corpse
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Nov 08, 2012
OMG, the part about the Lean Cuisine boxes blowing into the Grayson's yard had me in tears!!!! Thank you for that.
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Nov 13, 2012
I know. Lily's a riot!
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Nov 07, 2012
Also did anyone else notice that Jennifer Jason Leigh had problems with her facial expressions this episode. As in, she doesn't seem to have the usual range of expressions. She was botoxed up.

Also Madeleine Stowe is such a beautiful woman, now every time I see her on screen all I can look at is her lips. She'd look great without all that.
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Nov 09, 2012
Yes! I cringe when they're both in scenes together. More sideway scenes for the plumped-lip-ladies please.
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Nov 07, 2012
I love these recaps.



I actually think Declan and Charlotte are sweet together, glad they're back together!



Something I don't understand is why Nolan is still with Padma? Is there some benevolent reason why she was digging into the investment records of Nolcorp? Why did she hide it from him until he asked her about it? Shes clearly up to no good, so why is Nolan not kicking her to the curb. Perhaps that will be in the next episode.



I am paranoid now about everyone being part of the Initiative. Ashley and Padma might be. I have a feeling this show is going to turn into Alias and it's all going to be along the same lines once they bring the Initiative into it more. I liked it better when it was just Emily against the Graysons, but I suppose there's only so much you can explore that.



I too am flabbergasted Victoria prefers Ashley as a partner for Daniel, who used to be her help. Bizarre.
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Nov 07, 2012
1. What is Kenny doing, exactly, besides volunteering at a bar?= scheming to buy the bar out from under Jack and Declan while saying it's in their best interest. What I can't figure out is why. It must be connected to the Graysons somehow.



2. Are Declan and Charlotte the worst couple ever?= no they are not. They might be melodramatic, but so are most teenagers. Also, the writers have not concentrated on playing up the wealth disparity angle which I feel would insult our intelligence.



3. Does Aidan have a thing for Ashley?= maybe. he might just be making Emily jealous...



4. Who would win in a slap fight: Kara or Victoria? Kara for sure. She has what I would call "crazy eyes." Also the touching of Victoria's perfumes in front of her was extremely creepy and Jennifer Jason Leigh totally sells it.



5. Is Emily headed for a showdown with the Initiative or is that, like, Season 3 stuff? Don't know. It may be on the horizon, not for a while.



6. What do you think of Jack's haircut? I like it. But not Declan's.



7. Are you secretly rooting for Jack and the mother of his child? No. I think something will happen to break them up and hopefully it happens before the wedding. I smell some Emily and Nolan scheming coming on!



8. What did you think of this episode? Not the best episode, but not the worst either. The only "illusion" in this episode is Conrad and Victoria's second marriage. Zing. Anyways, props to Mason Treadwell for figuring out the whole Amanda/Emily situation. The last person to figure that out ended up dead. Should be interesting to see how he broaches the subject and to whom.
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Nov 07, 2012
1. No clue - but he's really creepy

2. Haha .. probably. But, I'm really glad they are getting back together. At least they will have a reason to be on this show (Declan especially)

3. No way - His eyes are only for Emily. How could they not be? I mean .. I'm in love with that girl, and I KNOW she's a fictional character :-)

4. Oh please .. silly question. Victoria is too bad ass for the unstable psycopath.

5. Hopefully Season 8 stuff?

6. Didn't even notice :-P

7. No - no secrets. Those two morons are perfect for each other!

8. Great episode. Emily's dress pushes it to the top of my list.

Totally love this show :-)
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Nov 07, 2012
Is it too early to start the guessing game about the dead body in the 'Amanda' (Jack's boat)?



Mason? Aidan? The creepy co-owner of the Stowaway? I can't believe they would kill Conrad but hey...



Definitely nobody can kill Daniel or Nolan and probably not Jack either...



Declan - please go away on a world tour / army etc.
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Nov 08, 2012
Never too soon for this one. It definitely was a masculine hand. I'm going to say mason, if he gets any closer to the truth. he's the least connected/protected and he's nosing in this very dangerous world of elite super companies and murderous billionaires. As to why it would be on Jack's boat I have no idea.

It could also be Kenny, he seems sort of disposable and isn't getting caught up into the larger arc of the show. If he isn't connected to Emily in some way they have no reason to keep him around and obviously the Porters are never going to be scraped from the Stowaway, they are a tenacious barnacle on that wormy institution.

So, in short: Mason or Kenny gets my vote.
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Nov 07, 2012
Kara's voice is really annoying.
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Nov 07, 2012
Bwahmp. I nearly died laughing.
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Nov 06, 2012
1. I don't know, but I'm pretty sure he will die in a boat accident. I mean, it's his arms. Hope his son/guy/whatever dies too.



2. Really trying to understand how he flied to her balcony, really, just amusing. But, no, they aren't the worst couple ever. NAH, JK, THEY TOTALLY ARE.



3. I hope so, I'm rooting for them since I'm rooting for Daniel and Emily. They looked so cute this episode, with reconciliation talks and stuff... IN LOVE.



4. Victoria. She's the badass bitch in town.



5. Totally Season 3 stuff. Can you imagine how crazy, season 2 finale featuring a terrorism act and framing Kara, and then she goes all revenge-y on the Initiative? I know right.



6. Totally gonna copy it.



7. I'm openly rooting for them.



8. Best episode Revenge has ever produced. Featuring Victoria at her best, Emily in the hottest look EVER. I MEAN, PLEASE. THAT WOMAN... Nolan being scheme-y, Conrad visiting the jail, Mason being smart, Emily being more than SUPER SMART, and the Initiative planning new stuff. So yeah, just plain awesome. This show gets better every week.
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Nov 06, 2012
Firstly let me just say that this review was hilarious "Does his taxes with an abacus" hahahaha

1. Ummm the whole Kenny storyline is boring so I don't really care.

2. Declan and Charlotte are also boring also how the hell did he sneak onto her balcony when they have 50 police wandering around? Grason Manor lacks decent security.

3. I think he's realised that Ashley isn't as stupid as everyone thinks she is. I think she's quite the con-artist herself. I'd love to see Ashley try to pull something over Emily and Em just putting her in her place!

4. Kara!!! She's so freakin' mental, each time I see her on screen she's like high on pain killers or something, with a twisted look of murder in her eyes. Woman is craaaaaazy!

5. Season 3.

6. Very nice, I approve.

7. Yes, I have actually come to like Fauxmanda and Jack together, I think they're at the same level. I'm rooting for Emily and Aidan.

8. Whirlwind of schemes and revenge coming to the surface, I can't wait for next week!
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Nov 06, 2012
I think he's trying to either (A) make the brothers rely on him too much so if he threatens to pull out they're screwed and thus can take the bar for a steal. Or (B) he has some other motive for getting in so close with them.
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Nov 06, 2012
1. Being creepy...



2. Yes. Apparently there can be something worse than Dair



3. Yes, in terms of finding out more about her - No in terms of LOVE, Emily is the only lady for him!



4. Victoria!



5. Almost maybe



6. Ok



7. Yes



8. Awesome!
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Nov 06, 2012
1. Waiting for SG-1?

2. I think they are totally cute together!

3. Maybe, it's really hard to tell knowing he was trained by Takeda.

4. Kara.

5. I think it would be too early right now.

6. He has a new haircut? How do you notice these things?

7. YES!

8. I enjoyed it. I just wished Kara would have thrown Victoria off the balcony.

Addendum: Was no one else worried that Fauxmanda was drinking alcohol? Baby Carl's gonna be so drunk when he gets any milk that night...
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Nov 06, 2012
Although I've watched Revenge since day 1, I still find parts of every episode a bit confusing. This one was no different. A lot of people say it's their favourite show. Not my favourite by a long shot, but for some reason I still watch it.
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Nov 08, 2012
You know sometimes I'll think I've missed something but I just kind of let it go and catch up within the episode from context. A lot of the logisitical details don't need a close examining, and if that's what you're into it can make the show mroe confusing than it needs to be. It's a lot like Dynasty, where the business logic/ technical logic (poisonous office paint, anyone?) doesn't hold up under a microscope, but its enough of an excuse to set the fiery character dynamics off, which is all we're waiting for.
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Nov 06, 2012
1. He certainly can't be going to all of this trouble setting up the Porters so that he can own some dive bar. Maybe the property is necessary to some real estate scheme he has going?

2. Not the worst ever. I don't hate them, I just don't care about them and kind of tune out when they're together. Okay, I guess that's not entirely true. Whenever Declan is on screen, I roll my eyes and wait for his scene to end. I don't mind Charlotte that much, but since they keep sticking her with the annoying Declan, she bugs by default.

3. No, I actually didn't get that vibe at all. I think Aiden has a thing for stirring up trouble and playing with people's minds.

4. My first impulse was to say, Victoria, but then I thought about it, and I think Kara's craziness and history have given her an edge in the 'ability to blithely use violence on another person category'. Kara's dark side is way darker than Victoria's, I think, so she'd ultimately prevail.

5. Yes, probably. Don't care who she is fighting, as long as it is cleverly and intriguingly accomplished.

6. Dig it.

7. Are you secretly rooting for Jack and the mother of his child? Actually, yes. After the proposal scene I thought, good for them. Let them have some happiness for once. I like Jack and Fauxmanda together significantly better than Jack and Emily. I, too, am pro Aiden and Emily. She needs someone more her equal and on her level.

8. This ep was decent. One thing they seemed to be doing that I thought was a cool move was, I kept finding myself wondering if they were purposely juxtaposing crazy Kara next to revenge-obsessed Emily for a reason. Like, maybe they are laying the groundwork for us to wonder if maybe Emily is more like her mother than her father. And maybe Emily isn't a just a clever revenger, maybe she is also off her rocker? I've never thought Emily was crazy, or even a sociopath, but I find it an interesting tease by the writers, if that is what they are trying to make us question a bit.
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Nov 08, 2012
I definitely respect that Fauxmanda unapologetically goes after what makes her happy and sloughs off any hurt or needless self- introspection. She's a very positive character in that respect, and a perfect foil for Emily.



I wish they'd give Charlotte something better to do than whine and make doe eyes at Declan. She definitely got the bad lump of Clarke DNA.



Good point about Kara and Emily being juxtaposed. Emily's character was a little more ambiguous season 1 (is she just a heartless, hate filled robot? who else could hurt Nolan?) but she's appreciably warmed up this season. Still she has miles to go before she even begins to approach "definitely sane"



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Nov 06, 2012
I look forward to these Revengy blog posts every week - so entertaining!

I could care less about "the bar" and its goings on, including lil' Declan. Him and Charlotte are cute together, but they better not take up any more screen time this season.

I don't think Aiden has a thing for Ashley. I think (and hope) he is more concerned about protecting Emily from Ashley's agenda and how it could impact Emily's revenge work.

I'm thinking Kara would have more street smarts to win a slap fight against Victoria. That would be something to witness!

I'm hoping they can slow down this season a bit and give us some more answers before Emily's life gets turned even more upside down by the initiative. I'm really hoping Daniel finds out who Emily is first, forgives her, and then has a change of heart and starts working with her to plot revenge stuff in this season. OR I'm thinking it could be interesting if Charlotte was the first to find out and also wanted to plot revenge against her own family! Taking down the initiative could be season 3.

Jack is becoming more annoying with each episode, but hey at least he doesn't look as straggly now! I was surprised how quickly Amanda and the baby recovered and how fast Jack changed his mind to propose to her, just days after kicking her to the curb. Seriously, grow some confidence and think things through Jack!

I thought this episode was better than last week's. But I find I'm more confused every week! I'm hoping there will be an episode super soon that reveals a lot of the secrets and confusion
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Nov 08, 2012
Thanks so much!

Yes the further the bar and the porters get from Emily and her drama, the less interesting and pointless it seems. Kind of miss Sammy as a device for tying Jack occassionally into bigger plot themes. Now that Jack has a wife and kid, he's not much of a romantic option for Emily (not that he ever really was personality-wise) so they need to connect them in another way or that storyline is going to drag even heavier.
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Nov 06, 2012
I don't think Aidan has a thing for Ashley; to me, it looks like he is massively in love with Emily, and he's a perfect match for her, too. Daniel is so blah and wooden.
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Nov 06, 2012
Declan and Charlotte have their place in the teens love affair, certain people do appreciate the on-off connection. Many adults also relate to the obstacles that are always put in place before you settle in with the one you love.

Aidan seemed concerned about how easy a mark Ashley was for Emily in the beginning. I wonder if that would turn into something, to discover that Ashley had an agenda all along?

Victoria plays well with manipulation and threats. She might lose the fight to Kara who's probably had a lot more practice at it.

So Jack lost the puppy eyed hairstyle. He looks neater and more responsible. Probably related to the proposal.

Jack and Amanda, tough one. It seems inevitable that this pair would always be family. They've been pawns at times in a deceptive game. They should have their own happiness.
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Nov 06, 2012
Of course aidan is interested in ashley have you seen her?! but he is only interested in her to rattle Emily and to mess with Daniel. He knows Daniel is a hot head so that would give aidan an advantage... when the time comes.
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Nov 06, 2012
1. i think kenny has a secret agend..ZZZZZZZZZZ

2. declan and charlotte ARE the worst couple ever seriously do something about it

3. i wish aidan had a thing for me.. but if he reallyyy can't then no, i think he has one for emily

4. victoria FTW

5. maybe season 2 finale or something

6. i don't like jack very much he's boring

7. i AM rooting for them! they belong together seriously emily deserves better

8. i LOVED IT

9. thanks lily
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Nov 06, 2012
Maybe the dead on the Amanda will be Mason Treadwell... Now that "he knows" he has te be going soon. Plus the clothes on the 'dead guy' seemed a little 'fancy' and he also has chubby hands.
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Nov 06, 2012
Aren't push pins and yarn still state-of-the-art for conspiracy boards? There's not an app for that.
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Nov 06, 2012
I really want Amanda to die. It would solve a lot of Emily's problems.
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Nov 06, 2012
I actually was thinking this after the fall, but I actually think it would cause some long term problems. Like, presume Kara is not around, but someday Emily wants to reclaim her identity - why would anyone believe her? I think Emily needs Amanda just to prove who she really is.
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Nov 06, 2012
I think Amanda has proven how much help and worth she is to Emily alive than dead. Plus, I'm liking her this season with the great work the writers are doing with her character, so I don't want her to leave just yet.
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Nov 06, 2012
Declan and Charolette again - C'mon man!
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Nov 06, 2012
This episode has changed my mind completely, I am 100% pro British Nanny!! I love how Emily has a whole team helping her out with her schemes now, and the nanny is the best/most compelling match for her that we've seen yet.

And, when this Treadwell thing comes to a head, it seems like Emily will have two choices- kill him or get him on her side. I hope he joins Team Revenge! Or The Revengers.

Jack's haircut- best thing to happen on this show since Nolan's! Suddenly I find him so much more... compelling.
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Nov 06, 2012
Apart of me was hoping, and I think I wasn't the only one, Kara was going to push Victoria over that ledge. She did a hell of a job keeping her crazy in check. Mason just doesn't know when to quit, Emi should nip it in the bud next week. Those Initiative guys are at it again it seems but I think Conrad will be the one getting screwed in the end.
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Nov 06, 2012
1. I hope another poster is right about the bar just having bodies hidden in it.

2. Declan and Charlotte are the worst.

3. I would love it if Emily got Aidan to seduce Ashley so she could marry Daniel when he takes over Grayson Global. If he does.

4. Victoria would win that fight. Just think of all the stuff she's done on accident like throw a pregnant woman over a railing.

5. Hopefully Emily starts revenging the Initiative because she has not made a ton of progress this season.

6. Love Jack's haircut.

7. I root for Jack and Fauxmanda because he cannot keep up with Emily.

8. It was decent.
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Nov 08, 2012
OOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooh bodies in the bar...I do love that.
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Nov 06, 2012
I loved this episode (and because it colors my viewpoint, I am kind of Team Aiden)...



1. I am not sure anymore, it seemed like he wanted to own the bar. I thought maybe to knock it down in some scheme to build up ocean front condos (not that the Montauck Zoning Board would allow that one). But, he seemed really into running the bar for a profit (and I have trouble remember his name is not Chris Argent). I am suspecting that there was either an old deal between the Porter dad and him that he is trying to collect on or, hell, he buried a body somewhere on the property and is looking for it.



2. No, but most boring? Maybe.



3. I actually don' t think so, I think he finds her a bit of a mystery and cannot figure out her game just yet (and perhaps recognizes something in her accent that makes her something different than what she says she is but could be hidden from Americans) and I think he doesn't like anyone in the Grayson inner circle that Emily feels any sympathy for or who she underestimates.



4. A slap fight? Victoria. A punch and throw you over the edge...Kara.



5. I think that is further down the road, but I suspect Aiden might face them sooner and if we are going to feel really really bad for Emily, I envision Emily finally acknowledging that she loves him (to like Nolan) and goes to find him to discover he lost whatever battle with the Initiative. And that very well could lead her to march over to the Graysons, tell Victoria everything and offer to join forces to take the Initiative down.



6. Very nice...



7. Kind of, I like Amanda and as her and Emily are getting to a more honest place with each other (and I am Team Aiden), more power to them (and since a marriage is supposed to take place around Labor Day, I think they make it)



8. Loved it!!
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Nov 06, 2012
I spent all last season really wanting to like Ashley but she's done very little to deserve it. She's a useless opportunist. I want to see her stop being so small-time and start being a diabolical madwoman.

I did notice Jack's haircut and I love it. Like I kind of want it for myself.

Now that we know the big wedding is Amanda and Jack, don't you think that hand floating on the Amanda is Kenny's? It looked like a big man hand and we know Jack won't die and Declan has delicate girl hands so I really think it will be Kenny who gets the axe. Plus JR Bourne needs to get back to Teen Wolf so we know he won't be a permanent character.
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Nov 06, 2012
Good point about the hand being Kenny's, I forgot about that. It probably is..I hope it is. I don't get his lame-ass storyline yet and he is so annoying/creepy/weird.
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Nov 06, 2012
Well, if he follows a short version of his Teen Wolf arcs (and I think that would be really funny because it strikes me that this cast would love TW), he starts off as just a tool, then he is the bad guy, then he starts doubting his bad guy mission, then a fellow bad guy takes it too far, then he starts working with his former enemies (ie the good guys), stands up against former allies for the good guys, is kind of an ineffectual asset in the final battle. We missed the doubt and the other bad guy portion. But as we are never seeing the final battle, I bet he is dead (of course wouldn't that just be another second half of a season where Jack is the main suspect but we know he didn't do it).
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Nov 06, 2012
He did look like he had a moment of doubt about taking all of this away from Jack, so he could go down that path!
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