Revenge "Revelations" Review: Dangerous Liaisons

Revenge S02E09: "Revelations"


Last night's episode of Revenge represented quite a shakeup in the Hamptons, especially in the collar department. I'm sorry, but a little respect:

A tailored poet's blouse? And on top of that, a heretofore inconceivable double-collar dress shirt that's butterfly-popped on Nolan?

Like a proud Monarch arching its wings to the sunlight, Revenge writers unfurled a stunning, game-changing episode with "Revelations," much like they've done in every episode this season because that’s basically what they do. I might as well tell you Batman saved Gotham or a cat sat on someone's face: That’s the promise Revenge delivers on like an ambitious pizza boy on crack-cocaine.

Emily and Aidan, in spy sync like Mr. and Mrs Smith, appeared at a shooting party (lol) in matching vests (lol) where a new dodgy 1% tycoon, a cross between the Dos Equis guy and Indiana Jones, was wearing jodhpurs and leering at Ashley and dangling a deciding vote on the upcoming contest between Daniel and Conrad for King of the Graysons that Monday. Victoria and Conrad laid out the stakes for us when the Initiative woman took a break from playing a Nintendo handheld in her car to call them up and remind them that if Daniel won the board's vote, he'd be in trouble, and if they warned him, he would also be in trouble. Victoria played it cool by screaming murder threats on speaker phone. (Don't worry, the help is used to it, they just assumed she was talking to an Ice Sculpture artist or something.)

While the tension of Nolan losing his company and Conrad and Daniel was promising enough, imagine my delight when this turned into a good, old-fashioned takedown episode of ASHLEY! Not that I wanted my girl crush taken down, but the idea of her being featured in the intrigue at last, at long last, was incredibly appealing. And the previous week's reveal that she'd practically been a Russian mob escort set the stage for the rather ridiculous business arrangement she fell into last night.

"Victoria's summoning her to Salvatore's bed" is a phrase I would expect a character with a powdered wig to say while snapping open a fan, but we heard it last night from my lovah Aidan after he and Emily had forwarded her sex tape to Victoria via the Windows phone. These Windows phones have become practically supporting characters in the last few weeks, and I'm frankly surprised no one's explicitly said "Hand me your Windows phone, now available at Best Buy superstores with a two-year contract for only $399!" ...but I'm keeping an ear out. Christmas shopping, folks! Don't forget Nordstrom, rich folks, and Target, Porters!

Anyway, your suspicions were correct, commenters: Ashley and Conrad totally did it on what appeared to be a piano, before she started dating Daniel and after he'd separated from Victoria, obviously still kind of incest-y, but still ethically a gray area. Of course, Victoria would use that as leverage to tip Ashley into being a pro bono escort and it was up to Emily and Aidan to save Victoria from yet another brush with the world's oldest customer service job. Of course that would have to involve breaking Daniel's mighty, poetic heart.

If he broke off an engagement after Emily and Jack gently pressed lips, imagine his horror at seeing Ashley in a white robe chilling with Mr. Jodhpurs. I did love his quick thinking in snapping a photo of them as leverage for the man's vote. You learn to swim fast in a shark tank, chum!

Meanwhile this was the episode from hell for poor Nolan, getting gouged by Daniel, losing control of his company, and then being betrayed by an ex who then pressed him for a job. The world's longest day! And on top of that, to get a request to do some gumshoe detecting on Jack's new business bros?

Let me tell you, Trucco is the only thing making this Stowaway plotline even barely digestible and oh wait no he actually isn't. This plotline is killing me by inches and has gone so far afield of every other story arc on the show I'm starting to wonder if the writers actually will kill Jack off. Jack is now wise to the fact that the two relative strangers who have been volunteering their time helping with scut work at the bar might have an ulterior motive and be killers! Hey daddy, that's your cue to pack your girlfriend, bro, and baby into the ship and get the hell out of the Hamptons. You've always hated the Stowaway, it’s a rat's nest soaked in vinegar, and you've got Charlotte sitting up on the bar every night regaling people by talking trash on her family.

This bitch, seriously. First of all, little miss pill addict, nice place to continue your recovery. Secondly, whoever is doing dresses might like her even less than I do, she's turning the character into a Madame Alexander doll. Remember when the series started and she minced around looking cool in bikinis and Blake Lively gear? Every episode she's in some starched Lolita frock looking like a chump. You're what now, Charlotte, 19? Get some effing pants.

Nolan should just buy the bar, period. Then Emily could give him some start-up cash and he could knock it down and install something worth running and eventually the Porters could earn enough money to move out of the crawlspace and get the baby away from the asbestos. I have to say I absolutely love Emily with Aidan.

I didn't realize what a relief it would be to see Emily being honest with someone (like when she broke it down about Jack: no secrets!) and resting her banana curls on someone's shoulder. The promo that followed this episode truly worried me that once again she'll be forced to sublimate her true feelings to kowtow to Daniel. Intrigue upon intrigue! Surely that was what Victoria was suggesting with her late-night booty call to Emily—to influence Daniel and save his life from the Initiative, who've installed a Clock Cam in his office.

Wow that thing is big and ugly. How dare they imagine he would keep it out in his office! The Whale Cam is so much less obtrusive in comparison. Speaking of obtrusive, why does Daniel have a giant picture of hair in he and Ashley's bedroom?

Now just his bedroom, damn. The good thing about Ashley's takedown: We finally got to see her cross swords with Victoria... I wish she had gotten some more heinous lines to lob at Victoria, but instead she begged for mercy. (Although of course her Seductive Red dress made me practically cry and she hilariously told Daniel she had to go butter up some investors. Butter, KY, whatever.) Then she packed her luxurious leather bag and skedaddled out of the manor. Don't assume that she's going straight to a Russian mobster to sell her body, though, I'm sure she'll get installed in some kind of interesting apartment and maybe even eventually work her way into Emily's? Nolan's? The Porters' crawlspace? Surely not the Porters' Crawlspace—Ashley is a delicate hothouse flower and I feel like she would shrivel up and die the first time she came across a peanut shell on the floor.

All in all, the scion of the Graysons is now a more key player than ever and everything's lined up for him and Emily to do yet another dance of deceit. The only difference is that Emily has lost one love in pursuing Daniel, will she dare risk another?!


QUESTIONS:

1. Where will Ashley live now?

2. Is the Initiative serious with that clock?

3. Would Nolan do better to go with Marco or Padma?

4. Can you stand the Stowaway storyline?

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1. I hate ashley so I don't care
2. LOL but I think they are.. also my mom and I were watching and halfway through my mom said "why haven't the Graysons checked for hidden cameras already, I mean the entire season they have been blackmailed with videos from WITHIN their home", I laughed but she was right and apparently the writers listened to her and decided to make a final move during the commercial break and include a little dude to take them all out haha
3. NOLAN WOULD DO BETTER WITH EMILY (as friends but I love those two) Also love Aidan and Emily forever and ever amen.
4. I don't know what you're talking about... what's the stowaway?

You are hilarious Lily!!
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Also, I'm not sure on the hate-on for the Stowaway storyline. I've been enjoying it so far. Since the show began, there has been essentially one storyline: Emily and the Graysons, with everything being perpendicular to that. This storyline is nice in that it has nothing to do with Emily, the Graysons, or the Initiative. As much as I enjoy the Graysons (even Charlotte!), it's nice to have something apart from them. That, and I really enjoy the actors who play the two brothers.
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I'm absolutely amazed there was no mention of the final scene of the Initiative. It was like something out of a cartoon, or a James Bond movie, with all the Initiative members sitting in a pitch black room with mood lighting, and a big screen. It was so comical I had to laugh my ass off. Who seriously does that? You get millions of dollars (billions even?), control half the known world, so you decide you need to be in a pitch black room with overhead spotlights? It's so ridiculous.
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1. What if Ashley tries to go all "Tyler" and start tricking people into letting her stay with them? She won't stay with Emily no way. She despises Nolan so that is no dice. Maybe Conrad will set her up with a suite at the South Fork Inn.
2) Um yeah. Which also leads me to believe that Emily is smarter with her whale camera than the Initiative is with the stupid weird clock. Maybe Emily will take over the Initiative (talk about your game changers)?
3) I have a feeling Nolan will try to go for both. It will be interesting to see Marco and Padma work together.
4) It doesn't bother me. (Although I understand a bunch of fans hate it.)
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The Stowaway plot sucks why did they have to get 2 really decent actors to run that story with? Michael Trucco needs his agent to find him a good role, like one of the final five good. First USA torpedos his show with Sarah Shahi by creatively destroying it and now he winds up on a great show but in its single dumbest story, one in which his character is an afterthought. The only payoff I will accept from that story is Jack and Declan with bullets in their skulls at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and Trucco on a boat sailing away to find Starbuck.) (all signs point to actual Emily being the corpse and she is the only one of the three that I care about on this show so that would be a disppointment). I hope that isn't the end of Ashley Madekwe. I've liked her since "Secret Diary of a Call Girl".
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1. I would think she'll bounce back and hopefully we see it on the show. Her red dress was amazing.

2. Iniative doesn't feel very threatening even though they've done a bunch of bad, bad things. Big black, threatening clocks will fix this?

3. I love Nolan. I would have wanted him to be with Emily (though I am quite happy with Aidan now). So... Padma is very pretty, let's go with her.

4. No. Could they already drown the whoever in the boat so we can forget this crap. Ryan brothers are so damn dull that I want them out even though they've been portrayed by some great actors.
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Haha, we're so spoiled by Revenge having such quick moving stories that when they do a slow-buildup it drives us crazy! Now that Nolan's been brought in on Jack's story, hopefully it's just a matter of time before Nolan informs Emily, since Nolan knows Emily is soft on Jack.
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Loved the Ashley takedown. It was just plain nice to see her featured in the story in some substantial form instead of being a glorified secretary.
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This was an epic episode. Imagine how ironic it was for Ashley to boo hoo2 at being forced into being a Russian mob escort b4, rescued miraculously by Emily for a second chance in life, only to turn out later in her future as no better than another, by choice higher browed "escort." Karma bites! Guessed that's how some lives will need to play out as fate. Aiden and Emily makes a super dynamic couple-same objectives,no secrets and shared past. Daniel surprised me that he had it in him to be more shrewd than his father. And man, can't wait to see Nolan and Pamla blindside this irritating Marco/Daniel/whoever to wrestle back control of his empire; and how Aiden and Emily will now have the uphill task of battling Daniel and the initiative. Cool. As usual, Madeleine Stowe is IMPECCABLY dangerous & cool!
PS: Who are these all powerful all knowing Initiatives btw? Terrorists? And how did the Graysons get "chosen" instead over other richer more useful families around the world to serve their cause? Just a thought.
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My guess is that the Graysons were more willing to kill than the other eligible families. And I also wonder if maybe being the puppet-masters of a large airline might be one of the Initiative's goal?
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Aidan and Emily <3<3<3
The Ashley take down was so good, but even more frustrating is seeing Daniel being so selfish and power hungry...can't wait to see what he's got coming his way. I always enjoy when Conrad and Victoria work together so I'm enjoying their re-married situation. I feel so bad about Nolan, that Marco dude is so annoying (I just want to see all the annoying people getting taken down). I know Nolan has something up his sleeve so it better be good and ruin Daniel and Grayson Global.
Also I do not care about Jack and his zzzzzzzz of a storyline. Get fauxmanda and your baby to safety Jack and for god's sake ask someone for help because we all know you don't have the brains to fix this problem.
Again can I mention how much I am LOVING Aidan and Emily! They are the best <3
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Let's all face facts. Season 2 has been a letdown. The finale was much better than most of the episodes this season.The reason this season has been a
letdown boils down to one thing, ONE issue that will come back again
even IF they get back on track and that is.:


There isnt anybody left to do revengy things on!

The whole point of bringing in “The Initiative” is to give Emily more people to take down which is what the fans want. So we can complain all we want about the nitiative being Alias (a comment that I have seen lifted and used by
just about everybody who has no suggestions to get the show on track again)

It also cant be ALL Emily take-downs ALL the time…it would get tired fast.

The problem Revenge has in my opinion is that it doesn't write the
characters well. Faux- Emily was bad..now shes good. Danny was good, now
he’s bad. (but he is friggin hot) Jack’s so nice, he’s
boring. Ashley was never an angel, but sleeping with Conrad AND sleeping with skeevy old dude all revealed in this episode. That was
character assassination! She deserved better, espcially after the whole Tyler thing (Tyler..should have kept around much longer) Nolan being bi? NO WAY!! Give me a break. Dudeis gay! Look at him, listen to him..watch his eyes. He also has zero chemistry with any other woman EXCEPT the real Emily. New hot guy with accent? Well he's just Emily's puppy.

The whole Emily’s mom storyline. WTF was that?

If people are interested in the characters they will come back. Plot alone does not propel a show into longevity.

I know that they are bringing in Conrads FIRST family next year (yup,
surprise). Hopefully these characters will be better developed.

They need to fire a couple of writers. Keep Mike Kelley as showrunner but bring in better writers.

End of rant.

Love Live Revenge!
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They seem to be setting things up so that Emily can be with Daniel again, and I hate the idea! I mean, that would be like going around in circles! But maybe it's the only way that Emily can get in touch with the Initiative, or vice versa. I wonder if that will happen this season... Even more so, I wonder whatever the Hell is gonna happen this season?! They seem to have lost direction...

1. Ashley will manage to find a place to stay, I assume. I just wish for her to stay involved with the whole Grayson storyline, otherwise she will become a drag like Declan and Charlotte.

2. Yeah, they are the kings and queens of subtlety!

3. Neither! Padma feels like she's up to something, and Marco is a bit too nosy about the Amanda stuff.

4. MY GOD NO! I assume they wanted to give the Porters something to do, but it ended up making them more boring than ever!
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A Very Entertaining episode!
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I gotta agree the Stowaway storyline has REALLY gotten detached from the main storyline, and seems kinda pointless, but I suppose its because it has something to do with revenge? A bit unnecessary because the main story line has plenty of meat on it. And fauxmanda has been completely shoved to the side. It kinda seems the writers have been in doubt where to take the story this season. The first season started out great. Take them down one at a time which was the reason i was intrigued in the first place. Now it seems more like a really complex mess with no sense of direction.
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-I'm not particularly fond of Ashley but I felt for her. Being forced to endure matching bathing robes with that slimebag. *yuck* Or was it "before" and the guy had just told Ash to go put on something more comfy than her red dress? I surely do hope so. But I cannot say that she didn't deserve to get thrown out of the house. She was starting to get much too big ideas about her influence on Daniel. Tsk, tsk!
Anyway, I don't really care if she has to sleep under a bridge or on the beach. It's still summer, she won't freeze to death.

-I was waiting on Daniel throwing that hideous thing into the trash bin. Can't wait to see what the Initiative is planning to do and what part they have in mind for Daniel.

-Hm, I don't know about these two. I've got a feeling from the start that "Padma" was up to no good. She was the one going through Nolan's stuff and digging up that check. Seeing her in a scene with Mario, I immediately though, that the two look a lot alike. Could they be related and conspiring against Nolan?

-As for the Stowaway line, I'm not really into it either. Don't get what the brothers want. They tortured the murderer of their father and the guy surely gave away his sins. So, what do they want with the bar?
As Jack was telling Faux-Mandy to go to bed, I was cracking up. Better tell your wife everything, Jack! She's the one who has got the punch and the guts to get rid of the cockroaches trying to invade the Stowaway! *lol* Hopefully, they'll tell Emily about the guys, that should end their problems.
And I completely agree, that Nolan should buy the place and turn it into something decent already. Jack should think of his family and not his pride.
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I totally thought gun too. I was just getting used to Nolan's style, but that shirt is just not doing it.
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It's such a relief to see Emily and Aidan, they work so well together and their relationship looks sincere and pure… I don’t think he will betray her but I’m quite sure that she will by putting her revenge mission first and seduce Daniel again or Takeda will get involved and break them up… there is something quite wrong with Takeda. Who is he? What’s in it for him?
I’m quite sure he’s the one behind Aimily first breakup. I guess we’ll find out that he holds some grudges against the initiative.

1. She probably stole/saved a lot of money while sleeping with Conrad and Daniel so I'm not worried about her! I would like to see her being a real villain. She has a tough background, she's been threatened and humiliated by too many people to let it go

2. It's not that bad

3. Padma of course, she's way sexier than Marco !!!

4. NO! enough with it already!! let Fauxmanda kill them all… I admit Michael Trucco is hot but still...zzzzz and please send Charlotte and Declan off to college already so we don’t have to see them more than once in the season. Even Jack is boring this season.


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Stowaway storyline ---- ZZZZZ boring ZZZZZ
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Was I the only one who, for a second, thought Daniel was about to pull a gun out of his jacket and then lol'd when it was just a phone? For me it was hilarious.
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that's exactly what happened to me! that was hilarious
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I might be alone on this, but I don't really like the addition of The Initiative very much. I get that the writers had to go somewhere big and broad in order for the story to keep evolving. But I liked it much better when the Graysons were Em's main Big Bad, when evil and greed were human traits in human men, and this was all just a passionate tale about revenge. That, and I just plain don't like the idea of a super secret Legion of Doom.
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It was clear from the beginning that the Graysons were working for the Initiative,but the Initiative needs to be better explained.They can't be a powerful secret Establishment force AND anti-American bombers!
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i agree wiv you...i dont like the initiative bits at all...(I kinda forward them sometimes) *gasp*!!
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I thought I was the only one to think this! I hated the idea from the moment they brought it up!
I liked it so much better when she just drew red Xs on that photo of hers. I miss that :(
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I don´t like it neither - plus they will turn out to be a bunch of fluffies at the end, I'm sure.
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I did a double take when I saw Nolan's shirt collar. Only Nolan can pull off a double collared dress shirt! It's like the mullet of shirts. The bottom one says "all business" and the top one says "... but I like to party."
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for the love of God please don't break up Emily & Aiden!!!!!

not only is Aiden H.O.T and oh my word that voice (I also thoroughly enjoy scences of him in his lounge wear) but seriously it's great to see the human side of Emily/Amanda...it makes for great viewing and they work well together.

the onscreen making out sessions have some real chemistry too
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Couldn't disagree more,I want Aiden DEAD!!
He's entirely in the way of what ought to be happening!
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A very enjoyable ep!
Yeeebaaah! :D
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Oh Revenge, you are awesome so.
1. I still want Ashley to rise up as an evil villain. So, because of that... I see her living at the Stowaway to a) try to inject some pizzazz into that storyline and b) because that makes little to no sense, so it seems like it'll happen just because. Also, LOVED seeing her taken down a peg, even though I still want her to rise up.
2. I have a clock just like it.... in my insane clock collection where I have all the clocks thrown out by everyone else ever. What can I say? It's The Initiative. They do conspiracies. Conspiracies are logical and rigidly planned. Emily is smooth and vengeful. The smooth and vengeful use clam cams, the rigidly logical use metal and chrome. Clam cam FTW.
3. Padma all up and down. Marco comes off to me as a scared weasel. I wouldn't even mind seeing Daniel being the guy to take him out (of the show, no need to necessarily kill him off).
4. I enjoy Michael Trucco and JR Bourne (aka Mr. Argent). Seeing them on screen is fine by me, but the storyline is pretty blah. I think it would spice it up a little bit if one of them could go after Jack like he's going to kill him and then kill Charlotte by mistake. That would serve both the purposes of getting Charlotte out of the way and bring in Mama Grayson to come show them both what it truly means to be a force on this show. I would love to see her just dominate those two guys up and down the pier.
Love this show so much, not looking forward to the month's time without it.
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When they get to the part "Do you renounce Satan and all of his empty promises?", does anyone ever say "No. Oh, God no. Is that required, where do you think I got these shoes?"
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This looks to be the last episode until January :( Very sad.
Also, did anyone catch what Declan was saying before the christening, at the bar when they were talking about him being the godfather. He said something about Jack holding out for someone else as a joke, but I didn't get the name or why it was supposed to be funny. Please help?
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I asked it before and ask it again, what is Takeda's interest in all this? He has an interest in Emily's revenge quest beyond being an involved teacher, but not a whisper, clue or tease. Please give me something.
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1- I'm guessing where she lived before she moved into Grayson Palace
2- LOL .. how funny would it be if, first thing next episode, Daniel chucks that clock in the garbage can :-)
3- Definitely Padma .. this whole Marco situation is ridiculous. I hope Nolan has something in store for him
4- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Don't agree with you on 1 point .. Emily and Aidan. I just don't like him (might be a little jealousy :-P). I bet he will end up betraying her sooner or later.
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Revenge is back to normal and upping the anti.
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Awesome icon.
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Thanks
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1. well she used to have a house somewhere, right?
2. really hoping not... come on! the initiative according to me have money and skills so can´t they use tiny invisible cams?
3. neither! nolan i such a catch! he deserves better male or female don't care...
4. such a bore zzzz!!
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I was so excited for this episode but it turned out to let me down - the guy who was covered in blood was that guy who shot that other guy in that sl no cares about! And how DARE they insinuate that Emily and Daniel are getting back together in the promo? Did the people who wrote that see this episode and the amazingness that Aimily is? Because Emily getting back with Danny boy (as much as I loved them in s1, now he is just a rat) is no me gusta. NO!
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Damn. Daniel is taking charge of everything. Too bad he's a dope...

Jack should just save us time and tell Fauxmanda what's going on with the Ryan brothers, or whatever their names are, so she can just get rid of them already.
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Fauxmanda was already looking suspicious of the Ryan brothers in this episode, and I thought she was considering going crazy stripper assassin on them. I would love to see that! Also, Jack should've asked for Nolan's help the moment he started having problems with the bar.
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AGREED!!!! Excellent points.
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So Daniel's a full on sociopath now, right? WTF, I though he and Nolan were at least friendly if not actual friends. He deserves whatever the Initiative has planned for him.

I'm starting to enjoy the mob story at the Stowaway since it's reaching epic levels of trashy soap opera noir these days. Mobsters! Christenings! Godfathers (and godmothers)! Smokey bars and guys getting beat down in foggy alleys!

Ashley was the worst, but I will miss her for her wardrobe. Hopefully she'll still be lurking around the Hamptons in her really, really, ridiculously good looking clothes.

What's a more boring story than the bar even these days? The Initiati-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. If they had stuck that butt ugly clock in my hypothetical office the only footage they'd have gotten off it was me hurling it into the trash, and then maybe setting that trash on fire or something. It was that bad.

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I completely agree about the Initiative being boring as hell. I seriously went, "Are you kidding me?" when it cut to that scene of them sitting at a long table in a darkened room. It just seemed too Dr. Evil-y for me...
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Your flying-clock scene reminds me of that bit in the Sopranos. We see this whole big thing about the FBI trying to make a 100% accurate reproduction of a lamp. Scratches, scuffs, imperfections, etc. Sneaking it into the house. Getting some stuff of tape. A real big deal/

And a few days/weeks later Meadow decides to take it to college and they're hearing her pack it up and drive away.

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This episode was....fine. I mean, nothing terrible in and of itself, but I am getting SOOO tired of some of these plot lines/characters. Daniel is grating on my last nerve. The Initiative couldn't be less threatening as the "big bad" villain (okay, they blew up a plane 20-odd years ago, but have they done ANYTHING this season to be feared other than hate-calling Conrad and installing a spy cam that Emily/Aidan/Nolan will immediately identify when they see it?). Marco is an annoying twat. And SPEAKING of annoying twats, goodbye, Ashley (at least for now). Jack/Declan/Charlotte/Fauxmanda have no real purpose these days. SO. MUCH. BLARGH.
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Oh god the smokey scene with the guy getting beat up - so cliche, yet very funny somehow. I thought this episode had really funny moments, such as Victoria slapping Conrad in the face, he was like what the hell was that for? and she replied with pick one :)))
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Also, really funny that Fauxmanda has evolved from annoying and reckless to somewhat adult and responsible. She is like TVD's Caroline of Revenge.
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I love it how Danny the heartbroken deletes the pictures of Ashley and him (or just that one he didn't really like), only to replace them with sweet, sweet pictures of Emily. OUT WITH THE NEW; IN WITH THE OLD. Oh Danny boy, that's not how it goes. You should really consider taking some time off from the relationship thing, and really, really, really think about your actions and your future. Too many lovers in one life time ain't good for you.

The highlight, though, was the casual "Who's that?", "Leverage." YANNO, Victoria summoning Emily to Daniel's bed, kinda what she (thinks she) is good at. Tough being a gurrrl with all them men arrround.

Also, I sincerely hope that the whole Jack and Emily heartbreaking is now in the area of never-gonna-happen, even if she does give him one of those longing looks during the Christening. AIDEN WOMAN AIDEN
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hear hear...AIDEN WOMAN AIDEN!!!!!!
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1. With any luck, in a van down by the water.
2. Considering Daniel's apparent fascination with the thing ("Oooo, shiny!"), I'd say the Initiative knows what they're about.
3. Marco's a dirtbag and Padma's a meddler. Stay single, Nolan!
4. I can't stand any subplot involving Brother w/ No Personality and/or Brother w/ Tiny Head.
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Obviously the brothers knew he was lying and he knew they were lying, it was just a little cat-and-mouse game to see whether one party would openly admit it. Jack now knows that they will basically round-up all of his Dad's friends to find out who murdered their (SOB) father and they don't give a crap about who knows who they are anymore. At least that's what I concluded, otherwise the story would suck.
As for the rest: it will be fun to see Emily getting her hooks into Daniel again, who I'd say is now the most despicable character of them all. Take him down, Em's! Him and his whole god-forsaken family! (Except for half-sister Charlotte, she deserves a chance.)
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Yeh, but it was just so... awkward. Neither side really played it off well in either direction (acting like nothing is going on / acting like they knew that he knew that they knew ...)

It was like, an awkward scene with your roommate and his GF. Like they spend the night "rather loudly" in his room to the point you can hear them. And the next morning all 3 of you are just pretending that nothing is going on.
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As I've pointed out before, I don't like season 2. Emily seems out of place, disorganized and not on top of the scheme of things. She's just picking up the pieces and makes everything up as she goes along, not controlling anything anymore. I just don't get it anymore. Not that fun to watch....but I'll keep watching anyway.
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Well, they say if you want to make God laugh then just make a plan.

It seemed like the Season 1 Finale really threw a wrench in her plan. Her mother is alive, the plane blew up, Fauxmanda is preggers with her crush's baby.

Enter Season 2 and you have Aidan is doing "his" thing which wasn't exactly what Emily wanted. IE: setting up Nolan to get in their good graces and what-not. And a handful of other things.

And her mother... gosh her mother was just screwing things up left and right.
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1. Probably back wherever she lives in the off season (I know totally unoriginal suggestion) but I can't help but think that the younger set of conspirators (Daniel, Ashley, Aiden, Emily, Nolan) might be spending a bit more time in Manhattan with the older set staying back in the Hamptons.

2. I know, right?

3. Marco is so skeevey that I, who used to have no opinion on Padma which was bad for her, that I fear he is somehow Nolan's weakness. I might enjoy a triangle for a bit and let's have Emily enter her two cents as his BFF.

4. NOOO...it really is too bad as the only reason I believe it is around is that if all else falls around Emily's ears, the group that goes there will be her only support system, since I really think Amanda thinks of her as her sister.
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The Stowaway storyline lets me watch episodes in 30 minutes because I can just fastforward it as it is no longer tied to any relevant storylines. Get that man something supernatural to kill! I bet he's counting the days to Teen Wolf season 3.

I'm surprised there's no screen grab of the Initiative's evil lair. Like seriously? They actually meet at a steel table in a shadowy room? Are they at their moon base or on a sub?
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The scene with "The Initiative" felt like taken out of an Austin Powers Movie.
Dafuq did I just watch?
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Look, budgets are tight these days, and Revenge was NOT ABOUT to dip into the funds they spend on Victoria's beauty team and stylists to afford a glamorous location for The Initiative HQ. They're lucky they got the camera clock and the big screen spy TV.
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Also, as boring as the Stowaway storyline is, I'm surprised there were no screen grabs of Jack's confrontation with the brothers towards the end.

Seriously, the way both sides were trying to play it up like nothing was wrong... was just SOOOO BAD. It was soooo bad, it was cheesey and thus worth a grab in my opinion if for no other reason than the big texts making fun of them.

Seriously, the non-mocked scene played out like

- Everything OK with you?
- (Scowl) sure, why not.
- OK, well I just accidentally took this thing of your dad's, he has lots of friends, but nothing strange is going on at ALL. Nope!
- Then why did you cross of the name of the guy that almost died today.
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Eh, I wasn't a fan of Marco.

He had a revisionist look at things. We saw what happened last week from a third-party view. And he came back and complained how Nolan fired him and left him with nothing. Really? That's how you remember it?

He does have one character trait that I admire: part of the reason he's so ticked at Nolan is he's learned how poorly "Amanda" is living. If he really gave her the $500mill like he said, why is "she" living above a crummy bar.
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Padma and Marco kinda look alike. Padma is like his female version :)) i don't like Marco either, he was really annoying. At least Padma is trying to help Nolan.
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