Revenge "Sacrifice" Review: The B*tch Had It Coming

Revenge S02E14: "Sacrifice"

Revenge is back, bitches!

After a sophomore slump dogged by silly, tortuous storylines, fatuous characters, and a helpless heroine, the ABC soap delivered a bold, satisfying and shocking mid-season finale last night.

Even the fateful boat catastrophe teased all season had a legit payoff. If the only casualty had been ex-con Nate Ryan, star of the season's most boring subplot, I probably would've tuned out forever.

But Revenge had something else up its sleeve (besides Nate's severed arm!): the death of Amanda Clarke!

With melodramatic perfection, Fauxmanda uttered her last words in her alter ego's arms before slipping into the sea. The scene was so reminiscent of Jack Dawson's tragic fate in Titanic that I'm surprised Celine Dion didn't provide the soundtrack.

Victoria Grayson said it best: "The bitch had it coming."

I feel that way about Fauxmanda, but Victoria was really referring to the Initiative's Helen Crowley, whom she shot dead last week. Tonight she was positively purring when she donned her victim's clothes, briefly assumed her identity, and later used her possessions to incriminate "that vicious opportunist" Amanda Clarke.

Victoria saved her finest performance for Daniel's office, hamming up her outrage at Helen's dastardly deeds for the Initiative's video surveillance cameras. Her victorious secret smile as she stormed out was classic Victoria Grayson.

Even Conrad got his groove back, announcing his gubernatorial candidacy at the Graysons' annual Labor Day bash. Only this year, Emily Thorne was too busy navigating the high seas to join in their celebration.

After looking at one of the wedding photos, eagle-eyed Emily realized that Nate had concealed himself as a stowaway aboard Jack's boat, and she enlisted Nolan to help her rescue the honeymooners.

Bonus points for this episode's brisk pacing and intricate plot points. Even Aiden and Padma, usually irritating characters, enjoyed an exciting scene. With Aiden's encouragement, she demanded proof that her kidnapped father was still alive. Trask, Helen's Initiative stand-in, was happy to oblige, delivering daddy's finger in a neat package.

Still, The Amanda crew provided most of the action. Everyone except Jack, who spent most of the time whimpering.

C'mon, son! Have you no dignity? At least the sorry barkeep managed to release the lifeboat before Nate shot him. Instead of escaping with her injured groom, the new bride stayed aboard to finish off Nate. Or something.

No worries: Nomily to the rescue! Thanks to Declan's laptop, Ems and Nolan had a Skype-row seat to the thrilling events! Using their high-powered binoculars to find the gravely injured Jack, Nolan agreed to rush him to the hospital while Emily took off in the lifeboat after Fauxmanda.

All aboard, Cap'n Emily! Tag-teamed by the juvie girls, Nate ended up shot and half-submerged in the flooded cabin with gas streaming from the ship's propane tank. But just as the sisters in crime were about to escape in the lifeboat, Faxumanda turned back to retrieve her necklace. You know, the one her BFF gave her when they first switched identities.

Fauxmanda glanced in the cabin just in time to see Nate flick his Bic. Bravo, sir! Mad appreciation for a bitter dying man with a sense of humor.

Anyway, boom! While Nate's various body parts sunk with the wreckage, Fauxmanda surfaced just long enough to expire in Emily's arms. Thanks to Emily VanCamp's A+ weeping, Fauxmanda's death was moving and poignant, even while "My Heart Will Go On" sounded in my head as she slipped into the water.

I, for one, am not going to miss Fauxmanda. She reminded me too much of Faith, my least favorite character on Buffy, and her Amanda served as a constant reminder of Emily's failure. Hopefully, our heroine can now focus on what she does best: exacting revenge. It's time that girl bought a new Sharpie and put it to work!

QUESTIONS

1. Are you going to miss Fauxmanda?

2. Do you wish Jack shared his bride's watery grave?

3. Where do you think Fauxmanda stashed Em's computer?

4. Will grief and anger add new dimensions to Jack's character, or will he be more insufferably sad and pathetic than ever?

5. What dastardly scheme does Emily have in store for Charlotte? More diaper duty?

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1. In season 1 no I wouldn't have missed Fauxmanda but now that we've grown to know her and see who she is and what she values - let's not forget that her final words were not for herself but for the gift that real Amanda had given her and begged real Amanda to watch over her husband and son. This is a long way from the girl who was swimming in the millionare's pool.

2. No! I don't know what your problem is Drusilla. Jack it out of the loop but he always has been. He's a hard working man with a heart of gold. He has lived a life of simplicity, family and love. It isn't his fault that he can't piece together some master-mind plot.

3. No idea! Hopefully we'll see where it is soon.

4. They could go either way. Have Jack retreat away or have him jump into the mix. The creators have talked about how each Season a different person will be "seeking" revenge. Maybe Season 3 will be a story of Jack's revenge?

5. Why would Emily be scheming anything for Charlotte? That doesn't make sense.
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I know Fauxamanda pretty much brought this one on herself BUT the Grayson doing what they're doing without losing any sleep. What kind of sociopathic family is that??? I was expecting someone to pop a Xanax or something for Daniel!
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Side note, Faith was way more awesomely twisty and badass than "stupider than stupid" Fauxmanda. All Faux did was whine, feel bad for herself and cause issues for far smarter Emily....at least Faith kicked ass and took names
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I, for one, am SO glad Fauxmanda is gone! However, props to Emily VanCamp for actually making me care that my most loathed character died....something I had been wishing for since season 1 but somehow felt bad about after seeing how much it hurt Emily. I hope that since she is now dead, maybe this will spark a change in Jack from goofy perpetual optimist to a more interesting darker jaded character (not that we needed more of those on Revenge...). Overall, good ep that had enough of the old Revenge flair for neatly wrapped framing jobs (WTG Victoria on planting that scarf and phone under Amanda's bed in time for creepy Trask to find them) with just enough twists to keep it from being TOO predictable.
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Faith was way better than Dawn.
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1. I'll miss Fauxmanda a little bit. I liked her unpredictability. There are so many boring characters that I wish would of died instead of her~~mainly Jack and Daniel. At least Daniel is 1% more interesting then he use to be however Jack remains the most boring and useless character on the show (Emily/Amanda doesn't need Jack...she has Aiden and Nolan)
2. YES, I can't stand Jack. He is a useless character. So what she had a childhood crush on him. She has Nolan to bring her back from the edge if she gets to "cold". She has Aiden for love and sex (plus he can be badass)
3. The air conditioner is so obvious--let's see how smart the show is. I think it would be cool if the air conditioner was a red herring
4. Jack hasn't grown since the show began, despite all the mini-arcs/dramas involving him like going to jail. I think he will still be boring and pathetic. Either kill off Jack, have him leave the show (go live elsewhere) or develop his character (make him start to become a badass but he's to stupid to be an effective badass so I say kill him or send him away). I don't like this "fated love" (destined to be together in the end) that shows try to get people to buy into. Like real Amanda and Jack or Stefan and Elena.... Characters should grow and have evolving relationships.
5. Emily likes Charlotte but will use her if needed. I don't think Charlotte should be recruited (she is to stupid) but she should be used to further Emily's agenda. I'd be ok with Charlotte, Declan, Jack and baby leaving town for good (sell the Stowaway to Emily...doesn't she own it already with the $ she gave fauxmanda)

How do they know the severed finger wasn't done post-mortem?
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Ugh. Bye Fauxmanda. Good riddance. I just hope her death somehow makes Jack more tolerable... although my limited vision anticipates him being all sad and droopy and bleh. Aiden's not annoying to me, but I am getting bored of him. Then again, I'm pretty much bored with all of the secondary characters. It's the biggest reason I can't get REALLY into Revenge.
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This review is incredible. You are amazing.
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Season one I did not like Fakemanda, but I liked her in the second . She made the side story of the bar more enjoyable and she truly was in love with Jack and I thought they were perfect together. The real Amanda and Jack can't be together; way too many lies would have to surface! The real Amanda lies every episode and I know it's for a reason which makes this show very exciting. We really do not even know if that is Jack's baby.. Realmanda may have just said that to suit her own agenda. Don't get me wrong, I like Emily as she is ..smart and scheming and not lovey-dovey with Jack.

Can you believe those Graysons? Framed the father and then the daughter without a care ..how evil can you be?
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Beware Revenge lovers, I've said it earlier this season but numbers are so dropping for the show 9.7M for the premiere and only 6M for this ep. it's time to really get our friends & relatives invested in this show cuz it can't afford to lose other viewers: the difference between ep 1 & 14 is a 40% drop, it is so big I'm starting to smell the cancellation!!!!!
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If it does get cancelled I hope they get enough notice not to leave the whole plot hanging wide open and unresolved.
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the reason why it dropped this much in 3 weeks was because it was up against the golden globes, nfl football, and the grammys and if im not mistaken it actually went up 4 tenths from the last episode. so thats a sign that it might go up even more. brothers and sisters didnt go up this much after the special events plus it never left the ones. but revenge is still likely to be renewed. its not just revenge that dropped this much also once upon a time.
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the fact that both Revenge & OUAT dropped a lot doesn't satisfy me at all. I'm just really worried the 2 best new shows from 2011 might get away for good :) I don't really understand the loss of viewers even with special events, IMO revenge season 2 is a little low but OUAT's as good if not better: viewers pls, stick to theses shows!!!!!!
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i hear u these r the 2 best shows on abc but im little more worried for revenge then ouat
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the fact that all dramas on abc besides scandal and greys are not doing good is a better chance that revenge might be renewed it went up 29% from the last episode. the fact that this episode has been getting a lot of positive buzz is a sign that revenge might go up more
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for example numbers for Brothers & Sisters season 5 were almost the same when it got cancelled, same channel same low numbers, we should really be scared
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Eh I don't really care that she's gone. She was just so frustrating to the plot line. The only reason they got rid of her is so Jack can be with Emily. But I do feel bad for baby Carl who's going to grow up without a mother. Jack was as useless as ever...

I can't help but to feel Victoria framing FauxAmanda was all a waste since she's now dead, but how is Victoria supposed to know that. Although I bet the Initiative will now drag Jack into this somehow... Ugh.
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Nolan tells Padma to trust Aiden...and Aiden uses Padma to betray Nolan (not the first time he's hurt Nolan for his own purposes).

And of course severed fingers can be from dead people.
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Ugh, why is this a midseason finale?? there have only been a handful of episodes since Christmas. Its not like this season has been especially good so far that it requires months of planning and brilliant writing for each episode. Seriously Revenge, get your act together.
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Won't miss Fauxmanda either but her death was decently done. I'm glad that Jack is gonna make it but I hope he doesn't turn all annoying ala Mandy.
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Faith was Awesome !
Fauxmanda was a little bi-a-tch sometimes but come on , she sacrifices a lot !! Her life was full of tragedy and sadness but still capable of love , sacrifice and her ending was above-Awesome.
Overall great episode , it had the greatness of season one episodes and i wish the upcoming episodes will have more action and more focusing to the main story!!
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5. Try PERMANENT diaper duty! Muhahahahaha!
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Y'know, I've been storing up episodes to watch on a bored weekend. Now that I know Fauxmanda dies, I'm motivated to catch up. It's like somebody just told me the end of the meal will be awesome.
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It's interesting Buffy should be mentioned, since Faith was a vampire slayer, and Drusilla, a vampire in the same show.
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I'm sad to see Amanda go but it was the right move. Her death was impactful and the loss will light a fire under Emily and make her more determined than ever. I love when Revenge screws over Emily just as she's going soft. It's time to harden her up!
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1. Sort of...I mean, I was kind of annoyed with her with the whole laptop thing, but she was one of only enjoyable prescences in the Stowaway storylines and you felt bad for Emily. And though I can't think this through fully...somehow I think this makes Emily ever retaking her identity difficult.

2. This is morbid, but yes...

3. I have this weird image that it is still in the trunk of her car.

4. I have doubts that he will be much more than a rogue figure, likely focused entirely on the Graysons who gets in our gang's way.

5. Well, gosh, I think the truth would work and to point out all the Grayson machinations. Sure, Charlotte would be mad at Emily, but it might cause her to just, you know leave.
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I agree that Amanda being legally dead is a complication for the real Amanda.
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O_O! Um, you, uhh.....may want to not make disparaging comments about characters in the Buffy-verse. Just a small suggestion, from me to you. Unless you're talking about Dawn. She was awful.

Anyway, I am sad to see Fauxmanda go!! I really liked her a lot. But I will say this will definitely drag the supporting characters into the main fray here....there wasn't a whole lot left to do with the Stowaway story line, and now that the Initiative is poking around, things may finally get interesting for Declan and Jack. AND, if the spoilers are to be believed, looks like Charlotte might be upgraded from "angst-ridden rich teenager" to "Revenge pawn"! So, you know....happy for her, too. :-)
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I think by killing Amanda, the writers are playing a long game. Obviously they have suggested that Jack and Emily should be together but I just hate the idea, As said by many people, he is just too ordinary and whimpy for Ems. I can already see how this is going to go down. Emily will support Jack in his grief and they will rekindle their ... whatever they had before.
I just think Aiden is just so much more convincing as her partner. He is strong and determined and has a cool accent. If I am honest, I was hoping that Amanda lived and Jack died. Then we could have seen Amanda going off the rails and maybe join Emily in revenging the Graysons. Who could ever beat those two? But Jack? Such a whimp. How many times do others have to save him? Such a damsel in distress and Emily is the white knight. She needs to be saved as well, doesnt she? Jack is not capable of that.
Please dear writers, do NOT do this.
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I agree. If not only Jack, then both should have died. I don't want Emily with Jack. She is perfect with Aiden. He's the only one who can understand her pain and suffering, and purpose in Revenge. She doesn't have to put up a front or lie to him. He knows everything, and doesn't judge her. She can be honest with only him, and quite honestly. I think Aiden is hot. Do not let Emily get with Jack!
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Our heroine MUST wind up with Jack by series finale time,and I hope Aiden dies a horrible death well before that.
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The laptop is surely stashed in the broken air-con at the Stowaway.. Chekhov's gun, anyone?
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Aiden is boring? The one character who has brought out Emily's emotinal side the most this season is boring? Sorry, but in terms of being boring Aiden is farrrrrrrrrrrr the least boring character since Declan, Charlotte, Jack, Daniel and Padma have been in race for the title since ever......
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Meh. I'm getting tired of Aiden. But I'd agree with you that all the characters you mentioned are worse.
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Aiden is annoying more than "boring"...he is an obstacle to our heroine getting things done her way,and always ready to treat Nolan as expendable.
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Please name the episode and moment when he was an obstacle and as far as Nolan goes, the past few episodes proved that he no longer treats Nolan as an expendable....I think you just Emily to be like in s1 doing everything on her own and her way...but may I remind you that Nolan also sometimes serves as an obstacle to her getting things done the way she wants because he reminds her that sometimes she goes too far and needs to be more considerate. I am not implying that Nolan is not right because he is, but sometimes Emily does need some obstacles because otherwise it would not be interesting to watch and root for this heroine who is like a feelingless machine who just avenges her father and walking over bodies.
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i second you a 100% !!
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Faith was your least favourite character?!? Well I feel like I can't trust your opinion on anything now. Faith and season 3 is awesome. And have you watched Buffy season 5-7? Dawn!?!? You hate Faith more than DAWN!?!? That's the craziest fucking thing I've ever heard. Also, here's hoping someone smothers Jack...with Declan.
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OK, fine, you win! I exaggerated. Faith has nothing on Dawn, Riley and probably a dozen more characters across the seasons. (Plus I fault the character much less than the actress who portrayed her. Yes, I went there.)
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ugh...can't breathe. feel...aneurysm...building in brain. You're lucky I don't personally know Eliza Dushku or I would so tell on you! We will have to agree to disagree on this on. IMO, Faith and Eliza's potrayal of her were spot on.
I will grant you the fact that I may be biased as I have been in love with since I was 12 when I saw True Lies when it first came out.
So... HOW DARE YOU MA'AM!!
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I try to respect this review but I just can't. Is the person writing this a fan of the show? Have you ma'am been watching the show since the very beginning?

"I, for one, am not going to miss Fauxmanda. She reminded me too much of Faith, my least favorite character on Buffy, and her Amanda served as a constant reminder of Emily's failure."-- I've never actually seen Buffy, but I couldn't disagree more about not missing Amanda.

Amanda and Emily shared a sepcial bond, in the last flashback we saw that Amanda considered Emily her sister and she loved her as such. After Amanda died, Emily wispered " I love you too". I think that was the most real and sincere she has EVER been! I can't express how much I'm going to miss Amanda and how much this show have lost by deciding to kill her and keep AIDEN (whom I do not care for and personally despise)!!!! Hell, Emily put her feelings for Jack aside, in order for Amanda to be happy. She wanted her to have a family. I just can't believe she is really gone....

What has Aiden brought to the show? Nothing. I'm pretty much done unless they get rid of him. :( :(
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I agree that Aiden must go,but Fauxmanda was also an obstacle.
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1. Honestly I'm going to have to yes and no to this one. She was definitely great to have around when Emily was telling her what to say and do through an earpiece. Seriously, those scenes where Emily sort of got to be herself, and got to tell people what she really thought of them, are still some of the best scenes of the series. However, I guess I won't be that sad to see her go, since from the beginning she has been such a destructive force on the show. Show has both intentionally and unintentionally messed up Emily's plans on so many occasions that I'm surprised Emily trusts her with anything. And the worst part is that she does the most damage when she's trying to be helpful, case in point being when she recently stole Emily's laptop to blackmail Conrad. While she had a touching few last words with Emily in this episode, it would have been much nicer to Emily if she had also told her where to find her laptop.

There's also that annoying bit about Amanda stealing the man that Emily was "destined" to be with, mostly due to the fact that Jack thinks that the woman he married is actually Amanda. And sure, lately Amanda has been a pretty likable character (minus the computer stealing bit) especially now that she's raising a baby and has been fighting some genuine bad guys. But if you recall, she showed up with that baby in her belly literally right before Emily and Jack were going to be together forever. But by far the biggest reason that I don't like her character is that she's made it so that people think of her as Amanda, while they think of the actual Amanda as Emily. Even when I talk about the show normally, and in this very comment, I refer to the actual Amanda Clarke as Emily and the actual Emily as Amanda. I liked it a whole lot better when Amanda called herself Emily but we all really thought of her as Amanda, which is a point we will hopefully be able to get at in the future.

2. For the most part, no. I think that Jack is still an important person to keep alive, if only for that awesome moment when Emily tells him the truth about her identity (see I'm still using the name Emily because otherwise it would be too confusing. At least if I mentioned the character Dick Whitman on Mad Men I wouldn't have to clarify who I meant). At least, I hope at some point she will tell him the truth, though once she does he'll want to be her ally, which he really shouldn't be. Jack has become the most ineffective person on this show, and ruins most plans that he touches. Still though, it would be a great moment. The only reason that it would be nice to have Jack go is that now Emily has three men in her life that she has to choose between, not just two. Two people is already a little ridiculous, so I'm worried as to what it will look like now that Emily could legitimately pursue Jack once more. I can see why the writers kept him on, since he still represents that normal life that Emily could have, but if he's going to stay alive he could at least get with the program and actually do a decent job of running his bar, raising his child, or really anything. Don't make me wish that we had a lovely shot of Jack and Amanda holding hands at the bottom the of ocean. Please justify Jack's continued existence in ways that aren't just metaphorical. Could you do that for me?

3. I think at this point that if it isn't in the broken air conditioner, that will be the most shocking twist of the entire series so far.

4. I'd like to say yes, but it's probably not going to happen. My guess is that, since he knows Conrad is kind-of behind his wife's death, Jack will just go after Conrad with nothing but anger and poorly constructed sentences. He won't come up with a plan, or gather evidence, or do anything like that. He'll just storm into the Grayson mansion somehow and confront Conrad with nothing much. Then he'll punch him in the face and spend the rest of the season wishing that he had used his head a little, because Conrad will make his life miserable until Emily eventually does her best to save the day. Again, I really hope I'm not right about this, but I'm pretty sure Jack is doomed to punch first and start regretting almost immediately afterward. You know it's a sad state of affairs when Declan is the smarter, more reliable, and more mature brother. And this is Declan we're talking about.

5. If I were writing this thing, I'd have Emily tell Charlotte the truth and recruit her at the end of this season. The writers have made it clear in the past two episodes that Daniel, Conrad, and Victoria have formed a fairly strong alliance, while Charlotte has been kicked to the side of her family's nefarious dealings. Now that her father hired a dude who intentionally/unintentionally killed someone close to Charlotte, this is the best time to unite her with her real sister against a common enemy. That being said, someone needs to change that baby's diaper, and that someone is certainly not going to be Jack. No, we couldn't have the baby's actual father do any of that stuff. After all, we do want Carl to live. So yeah, Charlotte will still have to change a lot of diapers. On the bright side though, changing diapers is arguably the most effective birth control out there. So she won't suddenly become pregnant on us.
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It will be interesting to see how long it takes Jack to forgive real Amanda for deceiving him when he does find out.
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Ah feck it I liked Fauxmanda. Her spontaneous scheming was hilarious next to Emily's carefully conceived plans. Also can we just kill Jack off now?
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I love the show and so do all you whiners cause you keep watching it. Storybook ending, three episodes left. I did like the wedding band trick as we (here) have all been eliminating all the men who didn't have wedding bands from the boat death list. Put a ring on Jack then all of a sudden Nate has a wedding band on. They at least had him put a shirt on over his T before the boat went down.

I will not miss Amanda but North American writers can't kill the nice guy. Jack will be confused for one episode consoled by Emily in the next and Aiden will die saving Padma's father. Emily tell Jack the truth and before they ride off into the sunset she will have the ultimate revenge on Conrad but leave Queen Victoria (probably the hottest woman on TV) alive. The show will end and much like Christopher Nolan, Mike Kelley will leave us expecting something even better.
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Questions:

1. Yeah, I will miss her. Emily used her. I hoped she would finally have some peace.

2. To be honest, I would prefer Jack to die instead of Fauxmanda

3. Somewhere in the bar.

4. Without both the dog and Fauxmanda Jack will be even more pathetic then before.

5. No idea.

Also how can you not like Faith?! She was awesome.
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1- No, not at all, but I may have shred a tear when she died. Mostly because Emily was breaking my heart, showing emotions and all of that...
2- I would have been more interesting, that's for sure. Now I only hope he gets less boring.
3- No clue. The Stowaway maybe?
4- I wish the first but probably the latter.
5- At this point, I don't think ANYONE gives a crap about Charlotte.
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WTF is with TV killing everyone off? I was fine with Jeremy but Amanda!?! I know her story was sort of petering out but they could have done something with her. They didn't need to kill her. Another amazing death scene to boot. Top class acting on all counts :'( The only way I am happy with this is if it culminates in a faster reveal of the switch.
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hey thanks for the spoilers.... haven't watched tvd yet :( !!
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Sorry about that but, given how my first sentence was about how everyone on TV was dying, it was fairly obviously what my comment was gonna be about. And it's nearly been 5 days and has been trending on Twitter almost non-stop since it aired(the most recent being "Never forget Jeremy Gilbert" which trended last night). I'm not really sure how you missed it.
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May I just say that the last thing the state of New York needs is someone like Conrad as their governor. The guy can't even broker a real estate deal without getting his ass handed to him by a 20 something girl. How would he handle the pressures of being governor?

1. Are you going to miss Fauxmanda? Yes, she kind of grew on me. And her relationship with Emily was really touching.

2. Do you wish Jack shared his bride's watery grave? No. I actually like that not every part of this show is based on Emily being angry with someone.

3. Where do you think Fauxmanda stashed Em's computer? No idea.

4. Will grief and anger add new dimensions to Jack's character, or will he be more insufferably sad and pathetic than ever? I think Emily will talk to him and convince him to be her partner in her attempts to slowly dismantle the Grayson family. It won't make him feel any better, but he'll go along with it anyways. Because Nolan will keep elbowing him until he does.

5. What dastardly scheme does Emily have in store for Charlotte? More diaper duty? You know, Emily said she would be using Charlotte as a pawn before and never really did. So I'm not holding my breath this time.
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Honestly, the death scene would have been better if Emily had referred to Fauxmanda as Emily...giving her back her identity in her last moments.
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Yes.
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I felt like she felt that her Identity really was Amanda, she was finally happy.
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R.I.P FAUXMANDA, YOU WILL LIVE ON FOREVER! Watch out Graysons you will get what is coming to you!
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This season has been pretty awful when you compare it to last season. But after last night and the death of the worst character on the show there's hope again. If only they'd stop taking weeks long breaks between each episode the show might get some steam back.
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I'm not even watching this season and I wish Jack had shared her watery grave.
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I have to say this was one of beat episodes they have done in a long time. I am not surprised they killed off amanda after amanda had carl i knew they would and they did it in a way that eould push em and jack closer together beteen her promise to amanda to her guilt over not watching over jack they set it up that she will blame herself and be out for blood. As for jack i knew they wouldn't kill him off he represents who she use to be and there is way to much story to tell there and i don't see em surviving jack. As for aiden they could get rid of him anytime they want he bores me but i see a triangle coming em is going to be more involved with jack which will irritate aiden. Regardless how far her and aiden go in the end it will always be jack.
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Revenge is the stupidest show on TV, hands down. The second season is exciting as much as the first one, but somehow, the drama and the thrills got even more cheaper than the first season's ones. If someone asked me, the perfect combo of people to die in one Revenge episode would be: Jack, Amanda, Declan, Charlotte, Ashely, Padma.
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Haha, I agree with this comment in so far as I want almost all of the secondary characters to die, as well.
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Okay, I wouldn't call it the stupidest show on TV. It's not the smartest, but not that stupid either.
There certainly is a lot of drama in it, but shows without drama are rare. Besides, the drama in this one doesn't feel tiresome to me. They don't dwell on it too much.
Jack should have died. Declan was never ever interesting. Charlotte is actually less irritating this season and it seems Ems has got a plan coming for her. Ashley was pointless all through season one. At least now she does something. And besides, I love her accent!
Padma is okay. I'm indifferent when it comes to her.
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Funny how Amanda, Declan and Padma died, guess the producers heard my cry.
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Poor Jack! His father died, his dog died, his wife died, his brother died.
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Owen! (Torchwood) Burn Gorman in a really bad American accent. YES!
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The show is improving and it seems it's finally going back to it's roots, that being said compared to last season's disaster episode it was a bit of a mix bag. I understand it's a tv show and a soap opera for that matter, but you seriously had to suspend disbelief. I mean, so many flawed points... Emily and Nolan just happen to run into Jack? Emily looks at the picture of Jack and Amanda and instantly sees Nate in the background? The list goes on and on, I don't know...it felt a bit rushed. That being said, much like with Tyler, I really think Amanda had so much left to do as a character. She was fun and you never knew what she would do, I liked her and I'll miss her. I appreciated her unpredictability and she was far more interesting than Declan, Charlotte, Aiden or Ashley. They should have killed any of those characters, as they're dull and uninteresting. Why do they have to kill off the interesting and fun characters?
The promo for the next episode got me all excited, I mean did anyone else see it?! As soon as it said: "Emily's thirst for vengeance is reborn", I thought: "Reborn, you say? It's about fucking time". I choose to believe that the show is finally getting it's shit together.
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I loved how they seemed to be in the middle of an ocean but the producers didn't even bother making it look so, esp considering the, what now strikes me as bold bird's-eye shots of Emily and Amanda in water. Suspension of belief, more like. I do miss Tyler, that boy was quite the troublemaker!
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He sure was, I always felt they could have done more with the character. I always thought that killing him was such a big mistake, they should have killed boring and useless Daniel. Daniel's death made much more sense and would have created so much drama and interesting developments for the show. Besides, it's not like Daniel is so interesting...
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Did they not learn anything from Ringer? I mean that cruising-the-high-seas-at-top-speed sequence with the motor boat was hilariously bad. The CGI/green screen was so cheesy and awful...
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1. No. 2. Yes. 3. Don't know, it has GPS so Nolan will find it. 4. Hopefully as he and his brother and all that crap about keeping their bar no matter is really boring. 5. Hmm..Could be.

Anyway, I hope they show more of the Iniative as they're one of the highlights in this show to be honest, aside from the Graysons' scheme. I wonder what Mr. Trask will do next.
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I vote Victoria for the Initiative's new leader. She's kicking some serious ass since last episode instead of having other people doing her dirty work. This is a way better Victoria and is actually awesome, I don't hate her anymore :)) Emily and Amanda broke my heart.
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1) Not going to miss FauxManda 2) I wish Jack would have died too but they aren't going to leave the baby without parents 3) The computer is in the AC unit 4) Jack is horrible and too dumb to have another dynamic.
- The only things that bothered me were when Jack first left the boat on a life raft, Nate was like awww shucks now I'll never get him... although I'm on this sweet ass boat and he's in a life raft. Also, how did Nolan know to go back for Emily and how in the world did they navigate to find everyone on the water. Yes I know they had the general area from the online computer but c'mon the ocean is a vast beast.
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1) Nope. I liked her in the beginning but I felt that after a while, she just kind of...dragged on. And did stupid things like steal Emily's laptop. Really?
2) A little bit, but I don't think that would've been good for the show as a whole. I think part of the reason Emily is still so calculated and not outright bad is because she still cares for Jack. I think a part of her still believes that if she can make it through all of this without getting caught or committing any seriously heinous crimes, she might still have a chance with him. If he was to die, then she might lose her anchor.
3) On the boat? In the bar? Safety deposit box?
4) I hope Jack will experience the grief and anger and really embrace it. Because if he becomes insufferably sad and pathetic, I'll be a bit disappointed in the writers.
5) Charlotte? Charlotte who?

Also, Aidan is awesome.

And I totally wasn't paying full attention to the episode until the party scene where Trask started to talk. I happened to glance at the screen, saw Burn Gorman, and actually let out a happy little yelp. Because Torchwood! :D
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Much like Tyler, I feel that Amanda had so much left to do as a character and I liked her.
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First of all, Aidan irritating? I certainly don't think so, Padma absolutely, she can just die soon.
1) Miss Fauxmanda? Really, never.
2) Absolutely, weak point of the show, go away.
3) Maybe she did leave it in Montauk? Otherwise someone like Declan or Charlotte will be finding it soon.
4) Jack'll be more insufferably sad and pathetic than ever. Now Emily will go traipsing back to boring old Jack. Emphasis on BORING.
Charlotte? Who cares, probably try to get her to turn away from the family even more? That or get her out of the picture too. Wouldn't exactly be against it.
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Faith was not the worst character on Buffy. I'd have to go with Kennedy!
I'm going to miss Faux Amanda's pretty curls, that's about it.
I love Aiden and Emily together.
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the way the show handled fauxmanda's death is annoyingly ridiculous. the way the show handled this mid-season finale in general is actually ridiculous. it would take forever to bitch about the characters and their unbelievably stupid and rash decisions, about nate hiding in the boat for what, a whole night, stashed somewhere between the boards, waiting for the perfect moment to unveil himself and stir trouble, only to be persuaded into calling monsieur grayson after two minutes talk. oh boy and it gets worse. amanda and jack haven't used the bathroom presumably during the entire night, is where he's been biding his time, staring at the sink. or maybe he had music on his smartphone so that's what kept him alert? i wonder i wonder.

what about the whole cheap stunt with the laptop and webcam and, well, everything? infuriating how badly it was all executed. botched to the extreme.

also, victoria passing off as the great helen? her driver is what, blind deaf numb and dumb? i cannot even.

i am quite used to things being fantastically orchestrated in this show but this is going too far. none of the storylines made any sort of sense except the fact they wanted to kill off one character and make things difficult for emily and aiden and argh. them all being reduced to saps, i find it difficult to relate to the characters. hopefully, the quality improves soon or i'm just out.
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