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Revenge "Intuition" Review: It's Rainin' Pregnant Women

Revenge S02E04: "Intuition"

If the Graysons come for you, move to a one-story ranch. Or crash in a friend's wine cellar (sleepin' bags and grigio, yo). Stay low to the ground, is my point, because besides bouncing you off a taxi they will also send a bitch flying off a balustrade.

I respect any show with the audacity to depict an eight-months-pregnant woman tumbling head over heels from an indoor balcony, but of course you add that to onscreen attempted child murder and suddenly "Intuition" could stand in as the series' Halloween episode / my new favorite comedy. Come on guys, I was shocked to see Fauxmanda getting thrown a flight backward at a baby shower, but that whole interlude was hilarious, from Fauxmanda bringing a cadre of angry-looking exotic dancers to Victoria's immediate response to watching someone fly backward over a balcony to scream for the help: "MAAARTHA!!!" And wow, who can forget Victoria announcing, "Charlotte, would you escort the ladies to the conservatory for petit fours?" Like, these are comedy choices. Don't tell me there's not a cut scene with some of Fauxmanda's stripper friends trotting into the conservatory and making faces at the petit fours while Charlotte wrings her hands and tries not ask if any of them have pills.

"What are these, broke-down cupcakes? Some kinda mini Debbie snack cake?"

"I can't eat no freakin' Debbie Snack cakes right now, I'm back on the pole at five and if I got sugar bloat it throws off my hula hoop trick."

"Check it out this globe got liquor bottles in it!"

And let's not forget Nolan FALLING THROUGH A BOX trying to kiss Padma. Aside from the moment of endearing slapstick, Revenge gave Nolan an emotionally juicy arc with the revelation his father had and he actually kind of made it incredibly meaningful? In a series where offscreen characters drop like flies, Nolan's reaction (and subsequent donning of a black dress shirt) was actually very authentic and kind of touching and made me forget no one had actually died, which is I guess what good acting is supposed to do.

And then that was spiked with the moment of endearing slapstick.

Are you relieved Padma's looking out for Nolan? It's like Nolan has a Nolan now and Lord, does he need it. Obviously it's too soon to trust her guys, but I respect that Padma hasn't slammed her own head against a dock piling a la Tyler and that she's not ashamed to ask for a dinner date date in Paris. Go big or go home when you're flirting with trillionaires, right? Also hopefully ABC will soon auction off the brilliant Nolan binder he flipped through at his desk, how much do you want that thing?! Art department overdid themselves on this one and I can think of no book I'd rather leave opened on my coffee table at cocktail parties:

Thoughtfully, Nolan's dad did NOT weave a roadmap for revenge into this binder. Leave that to shady old David Clarke, who apparently was as secretive as his wife and daughter, telling Emily her mom was dead when actually she was just, you know, a child murderer.

While we're talking about great acting, can I get a round of clappity-claps for Jennifer Jason Leigh? She's such a naturalistic actress, but she's playing her character so naturally it almost kind of doesn't jibe with her larger-than-life whisper-screaming scene partner Aidan, making her seem—in comparison to his Kiefer Sutherland ca. 24—like a confused Marina del Rey woman who walked onto the set of Revenge from off the street while looking for a public bathroom to wash her hands and now is pretty angry that actors keep talking to her. It delights me.

Anyway, I love how easily she manipulated him with the, "Oh there's a drive in there with a bunch of secrets" ploy and then tased the eff out of him. I'm not so crazy about the apparent child murder.

Either Emily's remembering it wrong, or her mom actually had a good reason for forcing her head under the surface of the ocean (lice), or she's just a new big bad for Emily to spar with. If she's the new big bad she's an exceptionally cruel one: tying a man's hands together and then smearing them with jam? That would drive anyone bonkers!

Personally I think there's going to be some preposterous / understandable reason she was holding Emily underwater, and then it will be revealed that Victoria twisted things around to make her look like a killer and got her put in the psych ward. She did appear at Fauxmanda's bedside moments before she apparently flat-lined, triggering Emily's latent murder memory.

I am going to be so bummed if they have truly killed off Fauxmanda. I know that her death clears the way for Godmother Emily to move Jack into her drafty beach house and solve all his many, many, many financial problems but honestly I kind of love Fauxmanda. As long as we haven't seen a funeral scene I'm going to hold out hope for her recovery, flatline sound effect be damned. If Lydia could survive a taxi bounce then I'd say Fauxmanda's odds still look pretty good.

So after seeing her plans unravel and her only true friend die, and remembering her mother had attempted to kill her, Emily sat down in her living room with ALL THE WINDOWS OPEN. Some people call friends over, some people update their status to "#bored who wants to hang out?," but Emily opens every damn French window and sure enough, someone will join her for a rassling match.

A comforting rassling match. Just take this one, Emily. You need some warm fuzzies. In other news:

– The Graysons may constantly be at each other's throats trapped in the web of each other's lies but they still believe in a daily formal breakfast with the good silver.

– Daniel is on to Ashley's back-stabbing shenanigans and he is also all up ON Ashley if you get my drift.

– Declan draped his jacket around Charlotte at the hospital, in a moment where both characters quietly realized she could never fit her lady arms into the tiny sleeves of his children's clothes.

– Jack offered a man $2,500 dollars cash that I suppose he had on his person in order to bribe the safety inspector.

– The Intiative is all powerful and Conrad is a busy busy businessman, but when they need to talk, they set aside a day to drive out to some forsaken swampland for an extremely vague and unproductive 20-second conversation. Because that’s how busy people work.


QUESTIONS:

1. Emily's mom: psycho killer or more to the story?

2. Fauxmanda: RIP or miraculous recovery ahoy?

3. Did Emily dress even sexier than the strippers for that baby shower?

4. Did you laugh when the woman from the Intiative showed up in a leather shrug like a maitre d' at a bondage buffet?

5. CAN VICTORIA BE STOPPED?!?! (No she can't, obviously, thank goodness.)

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I'm confused - isn't Nolan gay? I mean, it wasn't exactly advertised, and bisexuality is a preference and all, but I dunno. I liked the idea of Nolan being gay cause he isn't so camp and stereotypical like gay men usually are. And he is just so darn beautiful.
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I'm the only one actually really thrilled by revenge? What's not to get in the storyline? To make it clear, it is like this:



*STORYLINE TIME*

Emily found out her mom was still alive and she went on a quest to find her. She prepared herself for it in Japan, where we met Aiden, the guy she used to train with. Aidan came to the Hamptons because Takeda, the super boss, feels like Emily is about to do something crazy, and Aidan, that is kind of in love with her, tries to save his girl from every bump in the road. Victoria was assumed dead but she was hiding, she used Charlotte to communicate. With Charlotte, she'd be capable of paying the white haired man, but Conrad dried the poor girl's bank account, that way, Victoria couldn't pay the guy, that was pretty much dangerous and part of the Americon Initiative, that is a terrorist groupt that blamed Emily's father. That way, she set up a plan to make Gordon look guilty. In the pass, we found out that Victoria knew Emily's mother was a total liability, since she could gather proof to ruin blaming-David-plot. So, that way, she told Gordon to kill her, which he didn't, he fell in love with her, and told her everything. Aidan found out that, but he didn't told Emily. Fauxamanda is pregnant wich Jack's baby but she thinks it isn't Jack's. Following Emily's orders, she infiltrated the Graysons in order to get more information about her mother. Emily's mother was smart, she noted that Aidan was no detective and Emily found out that Aidan found her mother aswell. Fauxamanda began demanding answers from Victoria and fell, but survived. Before she fell, she got a scoop in how Emily's mom tried to kill her for reasons that are yet to be discovered. Emily, which is trained for this kind of stuff, got a piece of her memory back, when she clearly sees her mother is trying to kill her. Finally, Emily's mother thinks Fauxamanda is truly Amanda, but Emily is Amanda and that's odd and this show's fantastic. Don't think I need to talk about Daniel, Declan, Charlotte and Jack, or Nolan.

*END OF STORYLINE TIME*



- Psycho killer, totes

- RIP

- I loved it <3

- A lot.

- Thank God she cannot.
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why u explaining the storyline?????

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-There is always more to the story. But it's good to know that Emily got her cray-cray from somewhere. I was wondering when that comment WHM made in the finale about Em getting her fighting skills from her mum would come out in the open a bit more.

- I hope it's a R.I.P because I'm just not a big Fauxmanda fan. But I'm doubting it is.

- The girls were definitely front and center for it to be a baby shower full of high noon tea and petite size snacklets. I should have known something traumatic would happen. Everyone was looking casket sharp at that baby shower.

- I think my eyes glazed over at that time because Nolan or Emily wasn't onscreen.

-Never.

I still see zero chemistry between Ashley and Daniel. I still see some chemistry between Ashley and Conrad. I feel bad for that poor maid who has cleaned up God knows how much blood. I bet she has her own secret formula for removing it and everything. I love how Daniel and Ashley just ignored the fact that it was a crime scene in the foyer. No biggie...just another Sunday! If I had to jump on a ship and sound the horns I'm going for Aidan and Emily all the way.They get each other, can handle each other, and have great chemistry. I'm liking Aidan!! Also, I don't trust Padma but I cannot lie, she is adorable and does seem to have Nolan's back for now and I love that he has that type of support, even though it's inexplicable "whatchu be up to?" support. He was so adorable making a fool of himself trying to kiss her. Ahhh I loves me my Nolan!
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I'm actually not understanding the plotlines that much anymore! It's all really confused and disconnected so far XD

What really bothers me is Nolan's unclear sexuality :/
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Yeah, Nolan's bi. Though I don't think that should really be the focus of the episode... And the plotlines arent that hard to follow. Basically Emily's mom is crazy, and came out of hiding after the White Hair Man died and Aiden showed up. Now she thinks Faux-Amanda is her daughter. Thats the jist of the central plot right now.
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I really don't see how his sexuality is unclear, he basically said in an episode in S1 that he was a 3 on the Kinsey scale of sexuality, so he's bisexual.
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Oh yeah! I totally forgot about that. =s
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It IS clear because in the first season he said to Tyler that he was about a '3' on the Kinsey scale; which is equally heterosexual and homosexual. He basically goes by how he feels and if he likes someone he goes with it. Whether they are a man or a woman.
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I guess I don't know what the Kinsey scale is xD About the plots, I may be confused about the alliances and the double-crossing. And I'm interested in all of the storylines, so the central plot is not enough for me!

Thanks for your explanations anyway!
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I am really starting to lose interest in keeping up with the storyline(s) of this show. In Season 1, the episodes felt like a story with chapters that were part of a unified arc with proper timing and appropriate twists and reveals. Season 2 is much more a soap opera feel where each episode is its own drama and the "end" is not even in sight because the writers don't want it (or their paychecks) to end. This show needs to get back to the core characters: Victoria, Daniel, Emily, Nolan. The rest (yes, Conrad, Charlotte, Jack, Fauxmanda, Ashley, and Declan) are supporting characters. The show needs more focus and less peripheral noise.
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The new blood is kind of distracting and waters down the core players we're invested in. Still, the first couple episodes of season 1 had a period of ramping up before they got into golden-era-revenge mode and a slew of characters who started falling away immediately. I suspect the same is happening here.
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Emily in that dress: Dayummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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The whole Jack/Declan/stolen property thing is interesting but also confusing. Why would someone want to blackmail them, I mean aside from the obvious of doing it just for the hell of it? Fauxmanda falling from the balcony totally caught me by surprise. Not going to lie, my first reaction was "that's why you don't wear heels when you're pregnant." Mrs. Clarke showing up to Faxmanda's room and totally ruining Emily's whole plan was heartbreaking. Not only was this the first time Emily has seen her mom since she was little, but she had to watch her mother sitting by someone else's bedside.Talk about and cruel and unusual punishment. The whole Ashley/Daniel thing is troublesome too. Obviously Ashley is not done doing Conrad's dirty work spying on Daniel but she wants Daniel to think she is, which I don't think he does. One other thing, Fauxmanda's former co-workers showing up to the baby shower she only got a 24 hour notice on was priceless. It was like she was paying Emily back for forcing Fauxmanda to get involved with the Graysons in the first place.
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You did watch the entire episode right because they explained the whole Jack/Declan being targeted thing pretty well right after he took the call that his ex had done a double pike off the balcony over at the Grayson's.
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As a small note about the Jack/Declan thing. Jack didn't just "happen to have the money on him". It was the money Declan had got from the sale of the stolen goods, which he handed to Jack in the scene on the boat. Jack then offered the guy said money to repay the stolen goods.
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Hate the Jack/Declan story. I'm sure he'll lose the bar to this guy although his two best friends are ridiculously wealthy and would gladly lend him the money and give him all the time in the world to pay them back - if he would even have to pay it back.



What was up with Conrad entering the mansion and seeing the blood immediately, yet 2 minutes later when Daniel arrives at home he does either not see it or just doesn't care? Hey dad, how was your trip? WTH?



Who were all these women at the baby shower? Amanda doesn't really have friends except the strippers she brought herself...so did Victoria just invite random people? :)



All in all the whole mother story reminds me of Prison Break. Child thinks their mother is dead yet she is still alive and seems to have questionable intentions and is involved with some kind of group no one knows anything about - "The Company" vs "The Initiative.

I'm also supporting the theory she was not trying to drown Emily but rather hide her from something (although it's kinda weird cause the person we didn't see was obviously her father shouting "Amanda")
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To me, it looked like her mom was trying to hide her from whoever was shouting when they were in the water. The Initiative maybe, since we're bound to find out that Mama Clarke was secretly Sidney Bristow? But then why hang out in the sea in your swimsuit if a group of psycho spies/psycho something (I'm still not sure what their main goal in life is apart from ordering hits on people?) are dogging your heels? Who knows. It's Revenge. Nothing would surprise me.

I'm rooting for Fauxmanda not only because she's one of the most decent human beings on this show despite being a murdering stripper, but also because Margarita Levieva deserves to be happy! I am still traumatized by the ending of the Invisible.

Also Gossip Girl has spoiled Connor Paolo forever for me, and I find it very hard to take him seriously in straight roles (children's clothes! so true!).
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Man! That falling from upstairs scene made me feel for a few seconds like I was watching some good old fashioned Mexican soap. Not the crappy short ones, but the neverending, "I'm in love with my twin's husband", the villain-pushing-the-lady-down-the-stairs kinda soap. Sooooo good.
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I was thinking something similar, but would have ended it with "sooooo bad". I don't think the show gets better just because the soapy stuff gets more extreme.
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It's funny-because-it's-sad, the main thing I remember from the last episode I watched is a woman falling off a building right after she found out something that would blow the story wide open, and I come back to the same thing. And since she was pregnant, it was so predictable, I would've bet against it. What's that saying, "You got an unborn baby's chance in a soap opera..."?

Pretty much the only thing I liked about this show was that Amanda and Victoria weren't morons, and that's still pretty much true, but most everyone around them don't interest me at all. It sounds like Amanda hadn't been dealing with Nolan too much, and if so, I wish that had continued for just one more week. That guy annoys the hell outta me. Declan's still a walking failure, and Nick...*are* people still rooting for him to get with Amanda? This guy is lame and boring. Show-stopping boring, and they shouldn't pair up longer than a few episodes.

One thing that was interesting is that they did the classic "clear out the unwanted television child with death" trick...only to not kill the child. It seems that they actually went through all that to get Fauxmanda out of the way? So now, they're going to have the most boring (and broke) guy on television raise a kid by himself? It just seems not worth the hassle this week, especially since Amanda ended up remembering the secret five minutes later.
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I don't think Amanda is/was her only true friend. She loves Emily, that's for sure. But Emily, from the beginning, back when they were both in jail, befriended her because she wanted to be left in peace. Amanda bullied Emily back then. After getting out, Emily just put the girl to good use... I think Nolan is her only true friend. She refuses to really accept his friendship and affection, but he's the one that's always with her no matter what. Never threatens her in any way (like Amanda does... a lot, by the way).



In my opinion, Emily wasn't crying because Amanda is a friend, but of guilt (she never meant for Amanda to really be harmed, let alone a baby!) and for the memory of her mom trying to drown her (good reason or not, the woman could've killed her).



I don't know, but I still can't seem to trust Padma... She seems too good to be true.
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"Snap crackle pop" had me rolling xD.
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Can't wait for the part where the hospital asked Mrs. Clark to give blood for her daughter and then find out there is a difference... But then the writers might have came up with something else...

I was expecting Mrs.Clark to say to the others, hey, that's not my daughter...
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So, after reading this review, I just had to recheck the episode to make sure of something, and, now that I have... Who died? THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Hell, who flatlined? Continuous beeping doesn't mean at all anyone is flatlining! Yes, Fauxmanda is in a coma, but she ain't dead yet! That, and the whole 'watching pregnant chicks falling off of balcony is divine hilarity' thing kinda force me to write the following:

Love you, Lilly. Truly do - you're a great writer. But it seems your attempts to ENHANCE your viewing experience may directly affect what you THINK you saw and what actually happened.during the show. Plus, it kinda make you uber-cruel. Basically, all I am saying is: maybe you should take a little bit less HOOCH while watching "Revenge". I'm pretty sure you will still enjoy it, even with a legal blood/alcohol level. It will also help you to not find a mother drowning her kid funny. Hey, try it for a week or two - if the lack of booze starts making you lose interest in Amanda and her friends, you can always get back on your path to LiLo-dom...

Good episode. No idea where that whole 'Mommy Dearest' storyline is suppose to go. Seriously hope Emily survives this - I mean, if she ends up dead, who else can take her place as Amanda's genuine-BBF-that-she-still-treat-as-dirt-cause-she-is-a-psycho? Just the fact that he knows Ashley was spying on him for his dad should be more than enough for Daniel to dump her ass, but I guess he's way too lazy to even bother trying to find someone else when such an easy lay is still around... Gotta say: such a freak accident in real life would have got Victoria in front of pretty much any police officer to explain herself, but, hey, this ain't "Law & Order"! The whole bar-scheme storyline is so stupid, since it's so damn obviously that this was a setup from the get-go, that I cannot wait for it to be over' the only good thing about it, though: it will ultimately force Jack to get off of his high horse, starts to act way more humble and ask his two ultra-rich friends, who both love him to death, to lend him a hand for once.

'Til next week...
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I'm sorry, I just---you know this is pretend, right? if you take any of this seriously (a mother drowning her child! domestic terrorism going unpunished! an orphaned child pushing everyone away from her!) then you'd have to feel guilty for enjoying any of it. these are actors, on sets, and if you get offended by my enjoying an over-the-top attempted-child murderer-mom storyline, then you're really watching in the wrong spirit.

Also, the only thing I'm drunk on while watchign this is exhaustion. if the soundeffect coming out of her room wasn't technically a flatline, it still alarmed several orderlies who rushed to her room. Take a chill pill, read a book, life is too short.
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You appear to be correct. Not only that, the monitor is visible in the last moments of that scene and there's still a pulse. Shame. I don't really find the poor peoples' storylines interesting.
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I love it that throughout this show we have no idea how Victoria really felt about David Clarke. And no, there is no stopping her...
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Great review - as always, I get to double the fun reading it seconds after watching the episode.

I think the mom is schizophrenic but managed it with meds and Victoria tempered with them to make her have a psychotic episode and harm her daughter (because, I don't know, aliens were coming to take her away) so she could have her comitted and get David all to herself.
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But Victoria and David met two years AFTER Kara had been committed to a mental institution. It said so in his diary. I wouldn't put it past Victoria to do a thing like that but the timeline is off.

Could be that Kara had her first episode trying to kill her daughter and that David feared for Mini-Mandas life so he got his wife locked up and ran. Or he found out that Kara had a history of craziness in her family and didn't want his daughter being influenced by her sick mother.

I can't wait for the flashback explaining what happened there!
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Oh, just stop with the facts already!
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Awesome review!



1. Psycho with more to the story.

2. RIP. At least until she comes for her revenge.

3. Mmm, sexier, yes, sluttier, no.

4. Yes.

5. Not now, but maybe... Soon? Not too soon.
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Love Love Love this serie, but I love these amazing funny reviews even more!
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Fauxmanda isn't dead, but I'm not expecting a miraculous recovery either. She'll lose the baby, and either the physical trauma of the fall or the emotional trauma of the stillbirth will cause her to lose it, making what she knows even more dangerous to Emily. I believe she'll wake up not remembering her Fauxmanda identity and claim to be Emily Thorne.
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The baby was born alive. It's in the NICU.
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Well, I didn't expect that coming. Fauxmanda's fall from grace, only Revenge can pull something like that off without becoming ridiculous. And Victoria didn't even do it intentionally and seemed really distressed about the accident (or she pulled that face for the cleaning maid).

1. Emily's mom: psycho killer or more to the story? - Well, the lady has some serious psychological issues. If I recall correctly she is a schizophrenic that can cause hallucinations and episodes of perscutional delusions. Kara could have been convinced that she was saving her daughter by drowning her in the ocean. Who knows in what kind of mindset she was then. And now she is without medication which leads to your second question...

2. Fauxmanda: RIP or miraculous recovery ahoy? - If the beeping sound didn't come from her room then there's still Kara who might want to "save" her daughter again by putting a cushion to her face. Anyways, I wouldn't mind if Fauxmanda walked into the light never to come back. I think she has served her purpose in Emily's revenge plans. Besides, I never liked her.

3. Did Emily dress even sexier than the strippers for that baby shower? - I thought so, too. It looked like she gained some cleavage as if she was the one having a baby. ^^ Or has the actress finally gotten to take regular meals? By the end of last season the girl seemed to waste away on the screen (although cameras add ten pounds). She looks much better now.

4. Did you laugh when the woman from the Intiative showed up in a leather shrug like a maitre d' at a bondage buffet? - I was thinking dominatrix, too. *lol* I was expecting her to take out her whip and give Conrad a good spank. That scene was just hilarious. And again only Revenge can get away with something like that.

5. CAN VICTORIA BE STOPPED?!?! (No she can't, obviously, thank goodness.) - Why would someone want to stop her? That woman has so many secrets that she needs a seperate walk-in closet for them or else she'll lose track of them herself.
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What is Nolans ugly bettys story with her geeky glasses look...THEN takes them off and is apparently sexy!!!

ps worst acting too...she just looks out of place with the show its like she wandered in from another show by accident huh???....her and the party planner gotta go!!!!
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I know a lot of people hate Amanda, but she DID sacrifice a lot for Emily, and kept on doing it so the last couple of episodes I kinda felt sorry for her (especially Emily blackmailing her on the babydaddy-issue). But at this point it's best if she dies, so Emily can contemplate on her actions and how she basically causes Amanda to die by pushing her back to the Grayson manor. But still, even if Amanda dies, i think Jack and Emily wouldn't work, neither would Emily and Daniel (I mean, after Ashley? nu-uhh. would love to see her jealous tho). Aiden and Emily I'm not too sure about, he DID leave her once.

Dexter needs to come into this show and do some cleaning, because it has gotten all messy with the who backstabbed who and all the drama, it has to be a bit clearer and more focused I think, now it's a bit chaotic and I don't really like that personally. Please don't walk the Gossip Girl path.
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Yeah as others have said, Amanda didn't flatline, there was clearly beeping, could hear it. i watched it like 3 times.
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Lily I love your reviews almost as much as I love Revenge! They make me laugh so much.



I don't trust Padma. She lingered too long over the check from David Clarke and also the voiceover about who is an enemy vs who is a friend came right at the moment she was looking at that check. To me that says she's going to screw Nolan over down the line.

Maybe she's going to track what he's doing (when he's helping Emily) for someone else. She did pursue him a bit too vigorously, turning up at Emily's house and letting herself in, then taking the keys and going to the storage unit. A bit too "full on" considering she's only just met Nolan and is an employee.



I like Aidan and I think he can be trusted.



Please get rid of Declan. He's so boring. I would prefer for him to get back with Charlotte so he has something to do besides commit crimes. Also they were kind of cute together.



I want more Emily and Nolan screen time.



1. Emily's mom: psycho killer or more to the story?



Probably. I don't have the imagination to go there.



2. Fauxmanda: RIP or miraculous recovery ahoy?



Miraculous recovery for sure. They will need her later on.



3. Did Emily dress even sexier than the strippers for that baby shower?



Yes I think she did. She looked hot.



4. Did you laugh when the woman from the Intiative showed up in a leather shrug like a maitre d' at a bondage buffet?



Yes. Thought it was a bit too sexy. When Conrad visibly gulped when she spoke I thought she was going to get out a whip.



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That makes my day, thanks very much. I'm excited about tonight and reading comments from the last episode like yours always helps me keep an eye out for detail while watching.
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Is there a visible date on that cover that mentions the Nolcorp IPO?

I want to know whether it's before or after Amanda got out of juvie in 2003 owning 49%.
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Emily's Mother: had mental issues, was probably depressed and therefore tried to kill her daughter

Daniel listened to Ashley telling Conrad to basically get lost and leave her alone, so no backstabbing here

Wondering about why Declan was set up - what do they want with the bar?
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1. Mentally ill (remember the pills)

2. Surge

3. ... nod

4. nah

5. I expect to see a zombie episode with her getting killed a million times and still rolling
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I thought that this was a really bad episode. Too many plausibility issues, too many soap opera cliches, too much weird behavior, and weak acting (more than usual). Nolan has no chemistry with that Indian girl. Neither of them seem to have the acting abilities to pull it off. He's good when he's with Emily, but here, when he had to flirt with a girl, he was pretty bad. Maybe both of them just seemed bad because the scene was badly written. Either way, the scene didn't work.

It was completely unbelievable that Fauxmanda would fall over the rail because of that little struggle for a piece of paper.

A coma!? How cliche is that? It would have been better to just kill her off.

Why did Aidan choose not to tell Emily that he had found her mother? Let me guess, "to protect her". That's what they always say on TV, but it never makes sense.

Emily had completely forgotten that she almost drowned, until she saw her mom, and then she remembered exactly that happened. That's even less plausible than the fall.

Someone should have called the police, or at least *asked* how she managed to fall.
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I remember the dr saying that they induced the coma due to the extent of her injuries. I find this completely believable, as it recently happened to my neighbor (car accident, not fall).



Agree with the police not being called, and Emily repressing her drowning memory until it was triggered by the sight of her mother. It was only a few episodes ago that we saw Emily doing an underwater-escape exercise with her revenge-sensai - I'd think that would trigger her drowning memory, since she came close to drowning in the exercise.
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There you go ruining the episode with, um...logic. The police?!? Really? The Hampton's PD works for Victoria - or Conrad - where have you been? You don't need to see the body - move along, move along. And comas are standard fare, how dare you? If you're not gonna get with the program we don't want you here!
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Thank you, yes, sorry this show isn't a joyless slog through logistics, its a larger-than-life romp along the lines of dynasty (think lily pad fights)

After Lydia ended up getting thrown off a balcony and surviving with AMNESIA in the beginning of season 1, anyone who didn't care for soap opera tropes should have stopped watching and used that hour to quilt or make barometers or whatever sensible thing they do.
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Great review for another great episode. This show is just amazing. I just hope Fauxmanda is not dead, because you just know they will try and get Emily together with Jack - the couple with the least chemistry on the show.

As the reviewer suggested last week (or was it 2?), Jack and Fauxmanda are both morons and, as such, perfect for each other :-)

PS "Jack offered a man $2,500 dollars cash that I suppose he had on his person in order to bribe the safety inspector." - when did that happen? I think you're probably referring to the money that Jack offered the guy that was supposedly "robbed" by Declan .. boring storyline, so it doesn't matter anyway.
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The $2500 was what Trey gave Declan as his cut from the robbery.
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... and then Jack confiscated, to give to the dude that is conning Declan. Right?
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Great episode. Still haven't caught up on season 1 yet, but things are starting to kind of make sense. Hopefully, I should be able to catch up sometime on some of those. As for the episode, how could Emily forget about her mom holding her underwater for so long? Ususally one would hold onto memories like that. But yeah, the rest of it was interesting with Victoria and "faux" Amanda falling off the ledge. I'm really starting to get into this show.
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What a joy to read your review!
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Btw. I'm not really understanding where the show is going with Emily's mom but so far in my mind her mom is irrelevant. I'm more focused of what the graisons have in store for amanda, her baby, and what Daniel is planning to do to his father involving graison manor.
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Fauxmanda needs to stay - DECLAN, on the other hand, needs to go, get a haircut and join the army or something - how could his character deteriorate so?! :(
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I love this serious! It is absolutely mind blowing & keeps anyone who watches interested in more. I love Emily & honestly want her to get back together with Daniel Graison. I also think it would be interesting if Amanda died but it will be even more shocking if she stays alive because there will be more twist to the story and it can be continued with multiple scenarios. As for Victoria, she is a never ending mystery and i am DYING to see what is revealed in the next episode and others to come. Keep us surprised!
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I've seen some stories where both mother and child were in danger if discovered, so mom has to keep baby quiet. But holding a child underwater? The writers better do better than that.



I was surprised to see the maid cleaning the blood and no signs of police investigation. Maybe I missed it though.
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I really want Fauxmanda to die, I really hate her. Other thing I really want is Daniel to break up with Ashley, she's such a bitch! I loved Emily and Daniel together.
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I can't believe Aiden fell for the act Kara was putting on. Everybody know crazy people are unpredictable. You can't trust them. I hope Kara had a good reason for trying to kill Amanda/Emily but I have a feeling there isn't one. I'm actually tired of Fauxmanda there really hasn't been a purpose for her lately, besides getting Victoria to spill the beans but we all know that Victoria is going to talk. As for her keeping Jack away from Emily there seems to be a new man in Emily life now so there is no reason for her to stick around. I also don't trust the new women in Nolan life. I have a feeling she is up to no good. It seems like all the new characters are up to no good. While maybe besides Aiden and he is still a bit shady.



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I just watched the final scene again in case i missed the flatline and fauxmanda "dying", she does not flatline.. she's just fine, given the circumstances.. just thought you should know
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I hate Fauxmanda, kill her off!
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I think that Fauxmanda is going to recover. The fact that Kara is back in the picture and she thinks she's the real Amanda is too much good drama to avoid for the sake of tying up loose ends.
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Emily's mum is crazzzzy did anyone else notice when she said "you sure as hell aren't working with my husband" did she mean the white-haired man?



Anyway this whole ep was crazy, I didn't expect fauxmanda to fall off the balcony, but the writers are geniuses. I used to hate her but somehow she's grown on me...so they should just keep her in a coma for a while and then she can wake up =)



Again...I don't care about Declan's storyline of how he's stupidly getting conned, I knew that dude was bad news, who is stupid enough to leave (or bring) their id with them if they go robbing people? Ummm...no one. Can't wait for next week though!
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Declan didn't leave his ID, don't you get it?
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I think that other kid is in cahoots with JR Bourne and they just snagged Declan's ID from his wallet when he wasn't looking or something. But still, Declan is stupid and he is eagerly digging his own grave.
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Oh, if Declan goes down I don't know what we'll do...
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good season so far
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3.- There were stripers in the party? didnt saw anything after emily appear
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If you're not gonna watch then what's the point?
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i did watch it, you miss the point completely
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Most tangled and delicious web of all time. When I was watching all this I thought of that old show SOAP and wondered when the aliens might arrive - season 4 probably. Unfortunately you can't do the surviving the death fall too many times so Fauxmanda's toast. But if any show has the stones to bring her back, it's this one. A course they could resurrect Lydia from the grandest fall of all - airplane - should her presence be needed. The only thing I dread is the awful inevitable two to three month hiatus that awaits near Thanksgiving. Last year it was unbearable waiting for summer in the Hamptons to resume. My favorite non-summer summer show of all time. It's odd that all the treachery takes place in the summer, isn't it? It's only 8 weeks since the season 1 finale. Just how long is summer in the Hamptons anyway...
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8 months, or roughly one baby incubation.
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Sounds about right...
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The greatest hour of television I have ever seen. My mind was blown. The entire episode was like a weeping angel, knawing its way into my head and trying to turn me from within. Just loved it.
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Um, I don't know what show you're watching, but your timelines are a bit off. Amanda had a flatline and came back before Kara showed up. Emily was walking to the room and saw her mother there, and that first sight of her mother triggered the memory. And really, what good excuse could there be to attempt to drown your child? The white-haired man had anti-psychotics, which Emily suspected were for her mother. Obviously the mother is deranged.
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No one has mentioned that Amanda's mom doesn't recognize her own child. Emily's disguise is better than Clarke Kent's. See what I did there...
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And thaaat's how the writers get Jack back to being single and ready to mingle. Good thing babies are great at helping you pick up women. Or is that only puppies?

I was hoping that pool of blood would be due to Fauxmanda going into labor in the Grayson's foyer and Victoria would be screaming "Maaarthaaa! Get the Egyptian cotton towels and a couple of bottles of Perrier! And for God's sake someone call a doctor!". That would have been enough drama to appease me, but the writers really went for it.

Also, did anyone else catch Padma's lingering gaze on the check David Clarke gave Nolan? I am all kinds of suspicious of her now. Either she's with the terrorists or she thinks Nolan is with the terrorists. Or she's another of David Clarke's long-lost daughters. I'm up for anything at this point!
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That was quite a bucket of blood, was it not?
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I'm still waiting to see Conrad's daughters by his first wife.There has to be a reason ABC's official character bio for Charlotte dubs her "youngest daughter of th Grayson clan".
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I loved it too!! But I really hope Fauxmanda's not dead! As much as I don't want her to be with Jack and to stop effing up Emily's plans, I love her on this show and I hope she survives.

Also, I love how she doesn't want to be part of Emily's schemes anymore...but emily tried to get her to leave multiple times and Fauxmanda was the one who stayed and told Jack that she was Amanda Clarke. So she kind of brought this on herself. I mean Jack liked her before she told him that so it wasn't even necessary. But even so I love Fauxmanda and her boob chain and her trashy stripper friends.

Oh and Padma's a shady little...something. I'm not sure what yet. But I don't trust her.
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