Revenge Season 3 Premiere Review: Erasing Season 2, One Plot at a Time

Revenge S03E01: "Fear"


There was a point in time when Revenge was must-watch TV. Not in the way that you'd suffer some great pop-culture deficiency if you didn't tune in; it was more that you just wanted to see what ridiculous thing Emily would do next. In Season 1 the show was fun and vengeful, with just the right amount of sudsy drama to keep it from feeling stale. Watching Emily knock person after person off their high horse was an enjoyable way to spend an evening. And having the always fashionable and quip-ready Nolan Ross as a sidekick provided just the right amount of humor and sarcasm to level out Emily's no-nonsense seriousness.

And then Season 2 happened. 

Revenge's sophomore season was a failure not because viewers had grown tired of Emily's drawn-out vengeance plot, but because someone somewhere had subscribed to the notion that more drama somehow meant better TV. And that's just not the case. The writers' attempt to incorporate increasingly convoluted storylines—in addition to several new characters—into an already crowded world meant less time for the people we'd already grown to know and love (or at least tolerate), and even less time for Emily's original revengenda against Victoria and Conrad. 

Aiden's introduction was particularly troublesome, because even though Emily knew him and cared about him, the audience did not. And Revenge's writers never made it a priority to make us care about him, so when the time came for his sister and what happened to her to become a plot point, no one cared. So many of Season 2's plots felt like they were added at the last minute that Revenge became less about Emily's revenge on the Graysons, and more about what crackpot storyline the writers could get away with that week. The show stopped being must-watch viewing and became the show you watched while cleaning on Saturday morning, so that by the time Sunday evening rolled around there was enough DVR space for Homeland, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men.

However, despite the problematic second season, there was some cautious optimism surrounding Revenge's third season. When news of behind-the-scenes shakeups broke last spring—creator and showrunner Mike Kelley was stepping down, rumored to have wanted to increase the quality of the show with a shorter episode count—it wasn't clear what would happen to the show. But suddenly there was a possibility that Revenge could wipe the slate clean and start anew. I had hoped the show might attempt to scale back on the messy plots that ended up as roads to nowhere, and return to the tighter, Emily-and-Nolan-based operation of Season 1. What I got in the Season 3 premiere was a rather poor attempt to erase some of last season's sudsy drama... and Charlotte with bangs.


What was clever in Season 1 felt old and worn out by the time "Fear" opened with Emily being shot on what appeared to be her wedding day. That setup worked in the first season because we didn't know Daniel, and after having gotten to know him, it was still possible that he was the body on the beach. Now, at the start of Season 3, not only is it ridiculous to believe that Revenge's writers would kill off their lead character, but the fake-out-to-be-resolved-later schtick is tired. Just tell us the story without the weird time jumps. 

The episode really began a few days before Memorial Day. Emily and Daniel had been living in the city for six months, while Victoria had been getting up close and personal with her firstborn son Patrick and some horses out on Long Island. Charlotte had been off traveling through Europe (sans baby, a topic I'll tackle in a moment), while Jack had all but disappeared following Emily's confession of who she really is in the Season 2 finale. Oh, and my boy Nolan was just chilling in jail trading video game secrets for lobster-adorned jumpsuits or something. He was released in the premiere after being exonerated, but I hate to think about what happened to him on the inside. Nolan is far too pretty and fashionable to be stuck in prison orange all the time. 


Emily's reluctance to a set a date for her wedding to Daniel makes sense considering she's just using him, but at some point even Daniel—who's not exactly the brightest guy, but certainly not as dumb as Jack, who believed Fauxmanda was actually Amanda for forever—has to become suspicious. Emily is not that good of a liar. She usually gets by with false sincerity and thinly veiled barbs. But she's kind of a frigid bitch, because her heart is cold and dead unless we're talking about her dad, Nolan, Jack, or Sammy the Wonder Dog. Shouldn't Daniel think twice about how his fiancee refused to set a wedding date for six months and then all of a sudden settled on one and it's only three months away? Only two kinds of people do that: pregnant women and manipulative liars who are dead set on ruining your family because your parents framed their father for an act of terrorism they were responsible for. Get a clue, Danny Boy!

At this point, I'm starting to feel bad for Daniel in a way that I never have before. There was a point where I thought maybe Emily would actually fall for him—the guy's not bad-looking in the facial and abdominal regions, and he's actually pretty fun and normal for someone who has two psychopaths for parents. However, as the episodes tick by it's becoming clear that Emily only wants two things: to ruin the Graysons, and Jack. Who, by the way, wants nothing from her. He returned in the premiere with a pretty good game of his own, pretending he wasn't completely in hate with Emily, only to heatedly kiss her and then declare that he feels absolutely nothing for her. My heart swelled two sizes at that moment, because Jack deserves to be happy and Emily deserves... well, not Jack. Jack also told her that she has until the end of the summer to wrap up her revenge plans and hightail it out of the Hamptons, or he's going public with her secret.


Elsewhere, Charlotte—despite not having any friends to tell her she'd look terrible with bangs—has been the sole beneficiary of this new season so far. The baby she was carrying at the end of Season 2 has been magically erased by a miscarriage. And that might make me sound like a horrible person, but that storyline was garbage, so we're all better off this way. Unfortunately, that's about where my patience with Charlotte ran out, because her mommy issues are stale, her undying faith in and love for her father are baffling, and her threats to Patrick were confusing. 

Lastly, we have Emily's Takedown of the Week and it was a twofer. She successfully rid the Hamptons of Ashley Davenport forever (so maybe Charlotte's miscarriage wasn't the episode's only attempt at starting fresh), and had Nolan execute A PARACHUTE DROP INTO THE MEMORIAL DAY PARTY so she could sneak a vial of unnamed liquid into the party to use against Conrad so that he'd fall over and look stupid during his speech. J/K. We'll get to Conrad and the rest of Emily's plan in a minute, but I can't ignore Nolan's James Bondian entrance. On the one hand: Nolan is the best thing about this show and he's always been a bit larger than life, so this didn't exactly seem all that ridiculous. On the other hand: HE PARACHUTED INTO A PARTY TO AVOID SECURITY. Was this one of those "bigger is not always better" moments? Or does the fact that it was Nolan, and the fact that he was so well dressed under that jumpsuit, make up for such a crackpot grand gesture? Discuss in the comments, please.


Now, as for the implications of that vial Nolan snuck in. It sent Conrad to the hospital, where Emily somehow managed to gain access to his medical records and swap Conrad's test results for ones that would read as if Conrad had Huntington's Disease. And the fact that all of this had been witnessed by a large group of wealthy and influential people meant that all eyes were on New York and the state of its governor. Victoria and Daniel tried to cover it up, of course, but Emily gave the scoop to the press (and blamed it on Ashley, thereby removing her from the picture forever). It was a convoluted storyline that may've been aimed at helping Revenge start over (by putting the wheels in motion to oust Conrad from office), but it was most likely just another case of Boring Ridiculous Plotlinitis.

If Revenge is going to attempt to wipe the slate clean in Season 3, this premiere gave little indication of that fact. Nolan's newfound freedom and Charlotte's miscarriage aside, the series is pretty much just as we left it. While Carrion and the Initiative—which may or may not have even existed—are in the past, the direction that we're moving is not necessarily good. I sincerely hope that doesn't remain the case, especially now that Emily is up against a timeline (courtesy of Jack's ultimatum), but Aiden's return in the final moments of the premiere do not bode well for Season 3.


NOTES

– "Let's never say the words Carrion or Initiative again." —Emily, speaking for the entirety of humanity.

– Do you trust Patrick (if he really is Patrick)?

– What's Margaux's real agenda? Does she want Daniel? Does she want to expose the Graysons? Does she want to be besties with Emily now that Ashley's gone?

– Do you think Nolan burned that zip-up hoodie and jeans immediately after wearing them?

– Did you like Charlotte's bangs?



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Feb 07, 2014
This show has lost it's appeal. Emily is on the losing end too much these days while the Graysons carry on.
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Dec 24, 2013
This show is getting damn right boring. The Graysons and the ititiative are all living a good life, and the only people I see getting hurt and killed are Emily and people close to her. Where is the 'revenge'?
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Oct 12, 2013
Why is Emily even marrying Daniel at this point? I realize the two actors are dating in real life and someone has decided they have chemistry (NOT!). But there is nothing there for me in terms of chemistry or motivation. Victoria has another, older, smarter, handsomer and seemingly more loving son to lavish her affections on now in Patrick. The Graysons are broke. And I've long tired of tons of screen time being wasted on this character who is really no more of a consequence to the main plotpoint than Charlotte. I'm not sure that they should've brought Aiden back but even his character seems far more intriguing and integral to the revengey storyline than Daniel's constant and useless presence.
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Oct 13, 2013
The point of Daniel is obviously that he is still the only son and heir of Conrad Grayson (not that there is any money left) and therefore integral to Emily's plot to make Conrad pay for his sins. The chemistry or lack of is irrelevant.
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Oct 13, 2013
He is the son of Conrad... so what? He is still of no valid consequence to the plot of ruining the Conrad/Victoria.
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Oct 13, 2013
Can you not see that by hurting Daniel Emily gets to hurt both Victoria and Conrad at the same time? He is the only child they both share. Also Victoria was prepared to murder to protect Daniel.
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Oct 08, 2013
My problem with this show has always been how quickly it handles its plotlines. When the show started it was about revenge, revenge against one family that the viewer didn't know anything about. When we got to know the family we understood why, but it has kind off stopped there. Emily never really gets revenge on anybody and the Graysons never really learn from their mistakes. I just wish they would take TIME with things instead of going in circles like this. Getting rid of enemies in the space of ONE episode and not even having that be the main thread of the episode means that there is more time for things to get... muddled. Which is exactly what keeps happening.
Add to that that at this point I care more about Victoria than I do about Emily and her revenge. They've done what most shows do with their best villains, they've given her a heart. But they keep harping on the same things, like saying she's evil while showing she has a heart (much like Regina on OUAT). EXPLORE things more. And if they want Charlotte to turn into her mother, SHOW us WHY that would happen!!
And of course Jack loves Emily. His face when he turned around made that abundantly clear and although I'd like to see those two together, I just can't really get myself to... care.

However, I find that if I stop expecting things from this show I actually enjoy it. Revenge ventured into some serious soap opera territory and I don't really see it venturing out of that anytime soon. So I'll just take ridiculous and keep yelling at my screen ;).
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Oct 03, 2013
Way too much new stuff happened here without explaining a lot of stuff from last season. Here's what I know about this episode/season: Ashley will be back, Jack loves Emily/Real Amanda, He's not really going to blow the whistle about who Emily really is, Emily probably gets shot on her wedding day, The whole Victoria/Conrad thing isn't over either, I'm not sure why Charlotte hates Patrick so much, good luck finding a job Charlotte.
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Oct 02, 2013

I forgot to add Emily getting shot; I guess I forgot because we all know she's not going to die; unless Captain America: Winter Soldier is such a huge success she becomes a mega star; that aside Emily isn't going to die; even seeing the blood in the water and the look on her face as if she's dead; they aren't fooling anyone so lets not pretend like it's anything but what it is; a desperate attempt to shock people into watching the show. The only thing that viewers have to contemplate is who shot her and will she be getting a good revenge plot out of it.
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Oct 05, 2013
I think she should become a mega star though. I really like her. So maybe she will get shot :D. .... But I agree. I don't really think so. My guess right now is, she sets up her death by one of the Graysons as to ruin them and runs away with Jack.
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Oct 02, 2013
I hear you writers; you were speaking directly to me letting me know that you know that season 2 was crap and your going to try better for season 3. "Let's never say the words Carrion or Initiative again."

Well Glad to see that everything was retconned and all that happened in season 2 was pretty much glossed over and forgotten; no baby, Nolan's out of jail, no carrion, no initiative, Conrad's not a governor and it's back to the business of scratching off faces in pictures.

What's new Marqaux is Ashley 2.0, looks like social climber after Daniel (with the exception that she has her own money).
Victoria's Son is back and he's going to be her new ally; although I think he'll stab her in the back by the end of the season.
Charlotte's got a new attitude, She going up for first runner up for queen bitch. Victoria and Amanda/Emily are tied at first.

I honestly thought Ashley was getting killed off when I heard she was fired; I'm curious as to whether or not she'll come back later in the season.

With the business of wrapping up season 2 done in this episode I look forward for a third season that is as juicy as season 1 all that have to do is keep the focus on the characters we like and squeeze in a minority so I can have my diversity fix. :)
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Oct 02, 2013
Retcons are always a cop-out... But the Revenge writers have trouble pretty consistently.
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Oct 03, 2013
Season 2 was basically quicksand; glad they decided not to wade in those stories much longer; just give me what I want; my trashy soap back
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Oct 02, 2013
I thought the premiere was fantastic and returned to basics in a lot of much-needed ways... until about, oh, the last minute? It was all going great until that poor-man's excuse for a James Bond shows up on Victoria's Balcony. Aiden does nothing for the show, I don't care about him. I don't care about his sister. I DO care when he hogs far too much screentime away from characters I actually, yunno, like.
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Oct 21, 2013
Aiden is gorgeous and tough.....at this point I would prefer if they showed him more than Emily. All she's been doing this season is storm off mad. I now like Victoria more than her.
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Oct 02, 2013
I don't understand why Emily likes Jack he's a horribly written character. I don't want to complain but I feel it is lacking in so many levels...
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Oct 02, 2013
I think the writers' mistake were having made Jack a different social class from Emily. I also think their relationship very far fetched.

A nice looking man in his thirties as Jack still waiting for the little girl's childhood crush is ridiculous. I 'can' even accept in the case of Emily since she had her childhood and adolescence stolen, but a man like Jack, no.
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Oct 02, 2013
The social class difference happened over time.
It wasn't something they were conscious of before.
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Oct 02, 2013
I couldn't watch the premiere the whole way through because I thought it was so bad. I understand that S2 was getting too convuluted, but I still enjoyed watching it because I cared about the characters. And by the end of S2, I actually thought the unnecessary plotlines were slowing down a little bit (or all becoming necessary) and the show was getting its groove back. I cared about what happens next. Now that the new showrunner has erased all of that, I no longer care about what happens next and I feel jipped somehow. Also the characters don't feel at all like the same people any more. The dialogue feels so fake and forced. The new showrunner may have erased the bad things about Revenge, but he also erased the good things.
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Oct 02, 2013
The premiere was poor in so many ways, the whole time jump is ridiculous cuz no show can kill is main character unless its at is end, Daniel should at least be a bit suspicious of Emily with her sudden disappearance for long hours. I kind of miss Victoria's villainy as he new moral code she is following diminishes her character.
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Oct 02, 2013
Like many of the commentators, I also found the revenge premier to be a bit frustrating. I think part of the problem is that the fundamental structure of the show doesn't allow for any closure, so the plots continually get recycled in different forms. (Emily and Daniel getting married again!) If Emily ever fully actualized her revenge on the Graysons the show would end, so she can never really succeed as long as ABC orders more seasons. She had enough evidence to clear her father's name and send them all to prison is Season 1 and she has made them all suffer on plenty of occasions.

I fell like this structure also makes Emily seem more sadistic and a little unstable. She started out as a sympathetic character but I find that I like her less and less now. The best thing would be for her just to finish them off once and for all and then move on with her life but it seems a part of her enjoys torturing them and spending all her time plotting.

I'm interested to see where the rest of the season goes and I hope that the writers can find a way to take the show in a new direction and not just have Emily causing another scene at another party over and over again throughout the summer.
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Oct 02, 2013
i'm sorry kaitlain i disagree with this review i loved this episode. wheres lily? i miss her recaps. if ur just going to write hateful reviews about the show then dont write the recaps, i want to read reviews from someone who actually enjoys the show
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Oct 02, 2013
I loved the review.. I read so many reviews about Revenge and normally they always pretend everything is awesome. Its not - I used to love Revenge, but lets be honest its not good anymore. You should be allowed to say that!
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Oct 02, 2013
everyone has different opinions about the show and in my opinion i thought that premiere set revenge of to a promising season, it wasnt perfect but still promising. to be honest revenge was never really good to begin with the over the top, ridiculous storyline's and the campiness is what in my opinion works for this show and thats what i love about it
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Oct 02, 2013
It was an average season opener at best.
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Oct 02, 2013
Ugh on the bangs.
I think it was a cop-out to write out the Initiative like that.
They dropped Edward Grayson and Kara Clarke and expected we'd forget them so the writers don't have much respect for viewers' memories.
We also have never seen the rumored children of Conrad's first marriage
(Charlotte's official bio used to call her "youngest daughter of the Grayson clan" and there were casting notices posted for an older son of Conrad).
Aiden is obviously doing his own rogue revenge game and I still want him dead.
Nice to see Madeleine Stowe return to her piano-playing roots though.
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Oct 01, 2013
Huh, what just happened? This has to be the single biggest return to a clean slate I have ever seen in an opening episode. (Unlike you, Kaitlin, I do think this is a massive wiping of the slate. While the style seems to be the same, many things have changed.) The writers have turned everything on its head. Charlotte suddenly turning into a bitch extraordinaire and having lost the extra baby weight, literally, just like that? Victoria and Emily being all buddy-buddy? Nolan being suddenly released because of a "fail safe" hidden in Carrion? Aiden (apparently) now hell bent on destroying Emily? Victoria hanging out with her long lost kid without anyone knowing what their relationship is? Ashley suddenly wanting to black mail and completely expose Emily, her previous BFF, just because she is out of money? The Initiative disappearing into thin air?

And why do all seasons start at the beginning of the summer? What do the characters do during the months in between seasons? Do the different parties declare truce for the winter months, and decide a summer date when the plotting may recommence? How civil.

Charlotte's bangs? Thumbs up. I don't know why so many people have such a problem with bangs. Every time a celebrity gets herself bangs there's a huge outcry on-line. I think Charlotte's/Allen's bangs look great!
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Oct 07, 2014
Seasons don't start in the summer, they start in late spring because that is when "the season" starts in the Hamptons. That's why "townies" like Jack both hate and love the summer. It's when the returning tonny set arrives to make the locals' blue-collar lives miserable, but it's also the time they can make money.
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Oct 02, 2013
"Charlotte's bangs? Thumbs up. I don't know why so many people have such a problem with bangs."

May be because she looks truly horrible? She looks like someone who's in their late 40ties, not a good look on such a young and beautiful face. Apparently the new showrunner (and/or writers) think the only way to make someone look mature is by giving them bangs. How about having a change of attitude? (and no, I'm not talking about her new found bitchy attitude which is quite laughable)
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Oct 02, 2013
tr00.. I also hated her new hair.
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Oct 01, 2013
Eww. Jack and Amanda kissing was weird. A kiss between Rush Limbaugh and Ellen Degeneres could not have more awkward. I loved the formula Amanda and Nolan v. Victoria and Conrad; but I am almost totally disinvested in Amanda b/c the character has become just like the Victoria character.
It was nice 2C those 2 scene stealers Victoria and Conrad battle 4 dominance, Madeline Stowe can do more with a exhale than some actors can do with 20 pages of dialogue; but without Nolan's hacking the delicious double voyeurism is gone. Pls! Don't ruin a scene with a towel wearing Justin Hartley, by adding Charlotte...can she just send a txt?

Was that a real prison in the open? Did anyone see the people in the bckgrnd video bomb the shot?
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Oct 02, 2013
Agreed on the kiss. It was painfully awkward to watch.
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Oct 01, 2013
Well I did like it, there were some faults and maybe because I missed most of last season horrible secondary character plots, it seemed quite interesting, at least that start setting this season for something bearable to watch, even if only as a guilty pleasure as was season 1 once was. Let´s see how it turns out.
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Oct 01, 2013
Best part of the episode? Justin Hartley wearing nothing but a towel. Smart move ABC
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Oct 01, 2013
This episode was annoying in the extreme. Emily was acting and sounding like a totally different character than S1 and 2. I hate her and Jack together, the whole thing is dumb. In S1, the story was that she was using Daniel in the beginning, but began to develop feelings for him. I never bought into her and Aiden. I was glad when Aiden "died" at the end of S2. I even thought it was great that Danny boy was the one to finish him off, but now he's back?? Ugh! He was one of the worst things about S2, why bring him back? The only thing that is slightly encouraging is the end date, so I'm hoping that this is the final Season and we get a good ending to what started out as a brilliant show. Unfortunately, I dont see that happening. I'm glad Ashley is gone, but I dont understand the need to replace her with the French girl, Margot. She is clearly going to try come between Daniel and Emily. She is not needed. Don't understand why they brought Patrick in and let him go all in the same episode. That was unessecary, unless he becomes relevant to the revenge plot later on. Jack and Carl should have stayed gone.
I like Charlotte's new look, but again, she is annoying, you would think "after all she'd been through" she's have undergone some sort of personality shift, maybe some maturing, but no, she's still just a bitchy, spoilt Daddy's girl. *puke*
At this stage I'm not sure if I can stomach finishing this show out. To be honest it might actually come down to if I am willing to prioritise it over other shows I'm watching as my time becomes more limited. Which is a shame, because this show was one of my favourite things to look forward to in S1.
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Oct 02, 2013
Thumbs up for Aiden hate!

Disagree about Ashley. She was great, and I'll miss her.
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Oct 01, 2013
I wrote on the last episode of season 2 that I would give up on this show and I stand by that, I will drop by to read some of the reviews if anything changes but I don't think it will. I zapped through this (boring) episode because most of the characters annoy me. Maybe it's because I'm still detoxing from Breaking Bad's awesomeness...
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Oct 01, 2013
I don't like Jack or Daniel, daniel knew the truth about amanda's dad and he didn't do anything he just cared about money and power. I did like aiden and for what I saw he is alive yay!! jack i don't care, please get a new storyline
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Oct 01, 2013
The look Emily and Victoria shared after sending Ashley was great. Even better was them realizing the moment was over, and walking away in opposite directions, to continue their own battle another day.
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Oct 01, 2013
I liked charlotte's bangs.
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Oct 01, 2013
What I saw was a edict from ABC to new showrunner...we might give you a second season but treat this like its the end. So you have Aiden and Victoria working against Emily toward different ends (so if this is it Aiden will be there to provide Emily with her exit since I think we can all agree he technically is the perfect one for this damaged Amanda). If we are continuing have Jack there with an axe so we can have him killed especially if ABC ison the fence.

I have no idea if Patrick is Patrick or another student of the revenge school. I do think Charlotte is begging to be a murder victim herself.

Um and I still maintain Emily is faking being shot.
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Oct 01, 2013
I thought this opener was pretty good. Removing random pregnancies and Ashley are definitely in the plus column.
I still hate Daniel... and Jack... and Aiden. Huh maybe Emily should just stick with Nolan since all other men in her life are more irritating than an itchy foot in a shoe.
Also Nolan's entrance into the party was the best part of the episode.
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Oct 01, 2013
Smile My favorite show is back
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Sep 30, 2013
You may have not liked the premier and that's fine but I don't understand how you can say the direction the show's going in isn't good when they're doing exactly what you're saying they should do, scale the show back and get back to basics. Emily has three months to ruin the Graysons, that's the central plot of the show. I don't know how anyone who was a fan of season one can't be excited by that. I enjoyed the premier, it gets an 8/10. The Ashley takedown was good but not quite as epic as they use to be but they set up everything exactly the way they needed to and I'm really hopeful for this season.
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Oct 01, 2013
They made moves to scale back by getting rid of Ashley, removing Charlotte's baby from the picture, and removing Conrad from office, but then they brought Aiden back at the very end, therefore complicating everything once again. They also introduced Margaux and Patrick, two more characters that will probably end up just like Aiden, complicating the central narrative for almost no reason.
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Oct 01, 2013
I agree about Margaux. But not about Patrick. I think he's some kind of impostor hired by Emily and Nolan .

Victoria’s relationship with Patrick is weird, right? There’s a reason Charlotte instantly assumed the hot stable boy was her mother’s lover, because they were acting like it. All of their conversations sounded so much more like two lovers talking than a long lost mother and son.

Theory, Patrick isn’t actually Patrick, but someone paid by Emily and Nolan to pose as him. Although why Victoria would act that way with someone she thought was her son isn’t explained. I think the Queen Vicky figured out the deception and has begun her own plan?!! I know it’s far fetched, but I needed to come up with something other than incest to explain those scenes and Patrick into the Revenge's plot.



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Oct 01, 2013
I agree, Victoria and Patrick were acting incredibly incestuous. It was quite unsettling to watch.
I do agree with Kaitlin though, unessecary complications, in the form of Aiden, Margot, and Patrick.
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Sep 30, 2013
One thing to say: Jack's a little b*tch.

I tolerated him at the beginning of the show, now he's just plain annoying. May someone remind him that Declan's death was his fault as opposed to Emily's? She had nothing to do with that. It was Jack who thought he could play at the pro level against the Graysons. Heck, he couldn't even keep a little secret like working with Ashley a secret *eye roll*. Was I the only one rolling my eyes everytime he tried to play badass last season? Now he's worried about him and his son being collateral in Emily's game. Tell me, why the hell didn't he just stay away then? Much less trouble for everyone involved.

(I admit Emily was getting on my nerves before too, but in the end, gotta defend the main character :P She's not THAT bad. )

Oh and out of all the guys, I was rooting for her to get together with Aiden too, but then he went a little psycho-stalker like. Of course, in season 1 I was wondering if there was any chance with Nolan... :P (for the record, he is absolutely the best part of this show)

Anyway, dunno why people say the show sucks now. Yeah, it has it's dumb and stupid parts, but it's still fairly entertaining. As for the dramatics, it is listed as a soap opera on Wikipedia after all LOL. I'm still hooked and want to see the next episode.
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Sep 30, 2013
The first of episode of revenge was not Bad, and that’s being kind. So let’s forget,anti-climatic season 2 resolutions (Nolan already out of jail,)the brushed under the rug storylines (Charlotte’s baby and her new sexuality???) Don’t mind the plot holes (danciel and Victoria can’t tell Emily’s is acting evil) and convoluted plot points (Nolan parachuted in to avoid security, Emily SO easily changed the medical records and pinned it on “Ashely”???) WHATEVER it was still entaining

Season 3 is on a mission to take us back to the original, but here’s the thing, season 1 was must watch TV because it was fun, scandalous and over the top but all the while managing to be very “Focused”.

What Revenge 3 needs to do, is take out the B-level character dead weight and focus on Emily. As far as i'm concerned all the secondary characters, Danciel, Jack, Ashley, Charlotte and Aidan are minor distractions that make her mission a little challenging and raise the stakes, but ultimately are “distractions” and should stay that way.
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Oct 01, 2013
Charlottes new sexuality??? Did I miss something?
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Oct 02, 2013
yeah she was making out with that other new girl and totaly ditching Declan
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Oct 02, 2013
Oh yeah that. That was just a bit of teen rebellion and acting out because she was up the duff. Typical girl on girl for attention stuff. Pretty standard in the 16-22 age bracket.
It backfired a bit cos that other girl was actually in love with Charlotte.
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Sep 30, 2013
Seriously this episode was just garbage. Last season I liked. Of course I understand the writers need to give us more of a storyline so that we understand why Em hasn't already offed the entire greyson clan..and so the carion and initiative storylines are spawned..but uh time jumping back and then explaining what happened in such a forced way....oh and the cheesiness of Nolan parachuting into the party..so dumb!!..and yes none of us liked the charlotte prego story but to assume we would buy a miscarraige..if all unplanned pregnancies ended this way the world would be a totally different place and unpopulated place...They better try alot harder to keep me watching next week!!
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Oct 01, 2013
I agree, the maintenance of pregnancy of Charlotte would've been a disaster to the third season's plot and show's dynamics. However the new showrunner should've been a little bit more honest in taking on an abortion rather than a miscarriage. Abortions are not atypical among clueless spoiled girls of her age. Likely, Charlotte is.
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Oct 02, 2013
Are you sure she didn't secretly have the baby and surrender it for adoption while in Europe?
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Oct 02, 2013
Hope not. Hope she really miscarried or aborted it. Babies tend to drag down shows. We already had Amanda's baby, so another would just be the same thing over again. Drama, drama, drama, it sucks!

I really like how b!tchy she is this season. She seems capable of standing up to her mother and family now, and I'm looking forward to seeing more conflict between them.
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Oct 02, 2013
It's just been six months...
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Oct 01, 2013
I agree about the abortion, never mind the fact that someone of Charlotte socio-economic class could have easily accessed it (or even gone to another country to have it).
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Sep 30, 2013
A so-so season premiere. Ashley's exit was underwhelming. Nolan was awesome as usual. Still don't give a hoot about Jack. The ending with Aiden was good. I am hoping he is setting up Victoria.
All in all I hope this season can match season 1 in terms of quality.
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Sep 30, 2013
Now Jack knows Emily is really Amanda, does he (or anyone actually) realize he's is in fact her husband assuming the county records don't have pictures next to the names of the bride and groom on the marriage certificate?
Do the writes realize this?
I mean, if Jack exposes Emily as he said he would do if she isn't gone forever after this summer, he would in fact make it clear.

Did really nobody see Emily open that bottle, put that stuff in it and close it again? Did Conrad really not notice the bottle wasn't brand new anymore by means of the lit still being sealed?

The scene in the hospital where Emily walked to Victoria who was crying, made me kind of shout to the tv: "Think woman, you don't see Emily for six months and all is well and now she is close again, things go bad!!!".

I like this show, it is fun to see one person (with some help) give a family so much problems but some plots do give me the feeling that Emily must really be a mastermind to come up with it.
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Oct 01, 2013
I don't see your point about the marrage thing. There is also a certificate that says that Amanda is dead, thus Jack is not married to her anymore. If they make a sign identification, they'll find out that Amanda's signature on the marriage cerificate was a fake one. Let alone the witnesses that can confess Jack didn't marry Emily. Should Jack reveal the truth, Amanda/Emily will go to jail for criminal impersonation and, I guess, many more crimes. But, most likely, Corand will just kill her.
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Sep 30, 2013
I used to love Revenge it was so entertaining and now well I watch it mostly cause of Nolan.
To the questions:

1.- I want to trust him damn he has nice abs but this is revenge so of course he is either evil or really dumb.
2.- I think Margaux's is there to be Emily's competition and seduce Daniel and add an european element (especially cause Ashley is gone).
3.- He digged a hole, put salt and burned it while screaming "dieeeee!!!"
4.- I don't think it was that awful, for reals she is pretty, thin, has a sense of style so she has some odd looking bangs fine by me.

Emily I used to love you, but now? I miss what we used to have before season 1, you were awesome, cold and had ninja moves ... now you are just cold. Agh and please forget about Daniel he is dumbest man in the world and you (even if you are a shadow of what you used to be) deserve more.
And Nolan! I love you and your parachute scene who cares if you were almost shot at? you did it with style.
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Sep 30, 2013
Well see I have a massive problem since this episode: IM NOT IN THE TEAM OF AMANDA/EMILY ANYMORE.. boom thats it.. its just wrong and stupid now.
Those are my biggest problems:
1. Daniel. I love Daniel and Im sooo sure that if he would have a lovely girlfriend and if he would get away from his parents he would be an amazing guy. Emily must have felt something for him in the first season. She should have left with him to Paris, bur of course she didnt. And now she is just using him. Every time he wants to leave his parents or the company she tries to get him back because she wants her stupid revenge. Well thats really nice of you Amanda.. Lets destroy another life shall we? How about living with a guy for ! 6 months ! pretending you love him etc. its not okay
2. Emily/Amanda: What does she want? Bring they Graysons down - okay we wanted that aswell but now I just wonder what she wants. Kill them? Take their money? Make them feel like crab? well why dont u just go to the press? U have enough proof
3. Her Revenge: How long should we accept people getting killed and their lives are getting destroyed just because her daddy was arrested and killed. Look it is horrible, but there were enough moments where I thought: Come on get over it
4. Jack: Oh Jesus stop trying to tell us how awesome Jack and Amanda are. They are not awesome! Okay I had friends when I was a kid, I had massive crushes on them.. oh yeah but do I wanna marry them or be with them? NO
Especially if I missed their whole live and dont even know if we would fit. I know those 2 are gonna be endgame and that makes me angry. So Aiden or Daniel were there for her, she loved them but as soon as Jackie turned up she looked at him like he is Jesus... come on. Why?
5. The Morality: All those points wouldnt be as bad if someone would tell her that she sometimes sucks ;) Aiden told her that she isnt doing the right thing and that her Daddy wouldnt want that but she didnt listen, Nolan told her once but it seems like he forgot. NO ONE EVER says anything to her. It just feels like Dexter: No I dont like her anymore... not good for a main character.
And how stupid is Charlotte? I liked her but now she is playing the daddy-is-awesome-and-im-a-bitch-now- card and I dont like it either
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Oct 01, 2013
Weird, I personally never liked her so I thought that anyone was like me. What is to like on somebody that spend each and every second of her existance seeking revenge? The only thing that justified her acts was that the Greysons continued doing horrible things. But even if they had regretted it, she would most likely still want revenge.
No, I can't sympathise with a person like Emily. However this is a show. So I just left my morals out of this and teamed with her, just because it was fun to see the way she destroyed those rich people. When she started slowing down cause of her emotions, it was annoying (at least I thought so). It's called "revenge" and that's what she should seek. It's the theme of the show and she has to be a villian. Maybe a villian that fights villians but still, a villian.
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Oct 01, 2013
Speaking of Charlotte, one dead utter boring boyfriend and a miscarriage (thanks God) and suddenly the moody little teenager is gone and a full blown Grayson has taken her place, complete with bitchy retorts and vague threats. I approve.
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Sep 30, 2013
I have to agree with you more or less. Season 1 worked well because Emily started developing real feelings for Daniel. It made the story more believable and it made her more likeable. Now that she's back to just using him, it makes her look not so peachy. She feels like a true villian. Maybe that's how it's supposed to be ? I don't know. All I know is that Emily is no longer the same person she used to be. She used to pretend that she doesn't feel, she acted tough just to put up a front. But deep inside she did care about Jack and Daniel. (and I think that she loved them both)

For me part of the show (and S1-the real Emily) died when faux-Amanda died. Emily is a former shell of herself now. She doesn't care that she's using Daniel, she doesn't care about Charlotte even though they are half-sisters, and she doesn't care who she hurts in order to exact her revenge.

It's becoming harder and harder for me to root for her. I think this is a huge problem, since she's the main character in the story and she should be written somewhat relatable and likeable which clearly isn't the case anymore...
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Oct 01, 2013
The idea that Amanda died when the real Emily died is a good one! Never thought about it like that.
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Sep 30, 2013
I really liked season 1 and although my analysis of season 2 isn't as in depth and succinct as yours, I think the Initiative plot was convoluted and boring. The two Initiative characters that got knocked off didn't come across as all that scary and ruthless as they needed to be. And actually, while I think of it, Conrad could do to be a little more cold and ruthless.

I didn't think the premiere was all that epic or exciting. There were moments though that allowed the actors to shine that I enjoyed. By Season 2 I was tired of uptight Victoria, so the giggly schoolgirl version of her is fun and interesting. I actually felt Emily's heart getting ripped out when Jack backed away and told her he felt nothing. That was pretty good. And I liked the look exchanged between Emily and Victoria at the air strip where they looked at each other and then walk to separate cars.

I didn't see the Ashley thing as really a takedown in the traditional Revenge sense. She's been ousted before and returned, so I just didn't get the feeling we'd seen the last of her. I'm looking forward to this season. It may be on a downward slide, but at least it's not existing on life support like some other medical shows that will remain nameless.

Was I the only one that was confused when Aiden shows up deciding to take down Emily? I thought they parted on good terms last season.

And does anyone else think that Patrick isn't really Victoria's son, that he's been hired by Emily to help destroy Victoria from the inside?
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Oct 01, 2013
The exchange between Jack and Emily really surprised me with its intensity. I felt Emily's heart being broken (and sort of shocked, even though girl had it coming), as well as Jack's anger. But I don't believe that he feels nothing for her, he's obviously angry and hurt, and while telling someone you feel nothing might be more hurtful, it is not believable after that kiss!
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Oct 01, 2013
I agree! I STILL want them to end up together! I thought that was so harsh of Jack!
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Oct 01, 2013
Ashley Madekwe (who played Ashley) actually left the show. Her departure was announced either in late spring or early summer, so I'm pretty sure the character is gone for good.
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Sep 30, 2013
Ok, I liked two things about the premiere - one is that Emily is finally given a deadline with her revenge because come on, really why is taking her two years already? And two - OMG, Jack of all people is the one who "corners" her. Also, credit to this boring character for at least giving Emily the cold shoulder she deserved.

Things that sucked - Charlotte being there with bangs, looking awful. Ashley being quickly revenged out when she could have been a good sort of wild card like Tyler but I guess the writers only wanted to plagiarize the first part of their series premiere - someone getting shot. So original. Not.

Oh and P.S. please do not just assume that because so people did not like Aiden, we should all be accounted for, because as much as S2 sucked, it brought us more knowledge about Emily through Aiden whom I still believe to be an interesting character sans the whole sister searching and Takeda killing part. But other than that, a good character, showing us the real Emily - not the sweet caring socialite pretending to be in love with Daniel and the girl who wants to be the girl she could have been if her father was not accused and remain Amanda and live happily ever after with Jack. Aiden showed us the real Emily. True, Nolan brings out the real her but through friendship, and this guy is the real feelings.
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Sep 30, 2013
season 1 of revenge was amazing
season 2 was a way to avoid going after the Grayson family (considering they got ride of the minor allies in season 1) . this made for way to many side plots and that plus how Emily avoided Nolan (a terrible idea considering Nolan is one of the few likable characters on the show). many people (everybody) hated the whole Aiden concept but I actually liked it. the writers made a mistake by making Emily fall for Aiden before the audience even really got to know him, but there is a passion between Aiden and Emily that she did not have with Daniel( who even thought she is only pretending to like there have been suggestions on the show that prove she might genuinely begin to like) or even jack( who I hate and has absolutely no point in even being on the show anymore but Emily seems to be head over heels for).
season 3(so far) was a way to erase the mistakes form the past season and a bit too obvious. I didn't like the lame attempt to set thing back via miscarriage nor the new googlie-eyed Victoria( although this could be part of some super secret plan isn't really her style). I liked the fact that Aiden is back and has joined the dark side(probably). not a big fan of the Emily and Victoria teamwork thing nor the fact that they got ride of Ashley, who even thought she was becoming a very pointless character had potential. what they should have done was prolonged her stay at the Hamptons and the battle between her and Emily, because they way they got rid of her was frankly boring. I don't know why they played it out that way when Emily had so much dirt on her the she was the um "mistress" of the former candidate for governor, the current governor and that fact that she was a prostitute. but the biggest flaw of this episode is that they kill of the main character. we all know she is not really going to die so what would be the point of that. all this will amount to is a big fat and disappoint JK with some lame excuse like it was staged or she has an evil twin sister.
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Sep 30, 2013
They're not much, but here are my predictions based on this episode...

- Patrick's departure sets the stage for Aiden assuming the role of Victoria's "toyboy". Charlotte meanwhile has sought refuge under Jack's roof as Carl's nanny, out of loyalty to Declan
- Jobless Daniel and disgraced Nolan come together to restore NolCorp to its former glory
- Daniel and Margaux almost do the deed. Margaux's agenda is to split them up, and it's all Charlotte's idea. Her trip to France turned into a fact-finding mission about Emily, and now that she knows the truth, she wants to handle them all in her mini-Victoriesque way. In the 3x02 promo, she is seen standing threateningly over Conrad, saying, "this is for my father...."

Charlotte has been such a dead weight these last 2 seasons, it would make sense to make her a dark horse in this one. Never underestimate the power of a new haircut.
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Sep 30, 2013

One thing is for sure, I want Lily back! Please!

Sorry, but the lady rambling above is just ruininig all the fun. This is the Revenge community. Shouldn't its members love the show? Or at least enjoy watching it?

Well, yeah. season 2 had its ups and downs but overall it ended really well und season three got a nice kick-start.

I don't mind that we got the sword of Damocles "who shot Emily?" dangling over our heads. Really, it could be everyone. Daniel, Aiden, Ashley, Jack, heck even the one with the bangs. She still doesn't know that Emily is her real (half) sister. They way she's been prancing around, Charlotte might just want to shoot Emily if she ever finds out that she grieved over Fauxmanda all in vain.

Don't you get it that Revenge is a long and stony path? Not even the Count of Monte Cristo wrapped it all up in one season and he's the literary source on which Revenge is based upon. Emily got all tangled up with her targets. She'll bring them down eventually. In the meantime I'd like to enjoy the ride. And I did with the season opener.

Not for one bit I believe Jack that he has no feelings for Emily. He wants to get back at her, I get it, but he'll come around. We can't have Emily married to Daniel, can we?

And why wouldn't Daniel let himself be played along by Emily? If she can't pull that kind of thing off, who can?

And Ashley got davenported! I was waiting so long for it. I almost couldn't believe that my biggest wish was granted, it happens so rarely!

Kudos to Nolan, 2-point-no. Less hacking and more parachuting? Hell, yeah! You can land on my lawn anytime even in an orange jumpsuit.

I hope that Nolan has made some friends in the slammer. He spent six months in there. And I wonder if he'll ever get on his feet again, financially speaking. I'm eager too see what team Nemily is up to this next season.

I raise my glass chilled Chardonnay to Revenge coming back.

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Sep 30, 2013
I guarantee that Kaitlin loves Revenge. If anything, I chalk up her disappointment with the premiere to an expectation of outstanding departures from the formula now that Sunil Nayar is the showrunner. The premiere made some interesting strides, but S2 cast a long shadow I don't blame her for being concerned that S3 may go the same way. Part of the fun should be the freedom to have a different perspective.

I'm all the way with you on Ashley's departure - it couldn't have come soon enough. The only thing better would be, as I said below, if she comes back only to be dispatched more permanently.
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Sep 30, 2013
The review just felt like a giant pile-on. I'm all for a fair review and not a big love circle only highlighting Revenge's strengths but you have to actually find things to like about it. This is for fans who actually do enjoy the show after all and this review just felt like a rant from a bitter fan who's ready to give up. I'd rather have no review than a weekly diatribe about how much Revenge sucks.
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Oct 01, 2013
If I just wrote a big love letter to the things I like about Revenge, that wouldn't be a review, that would be a big love letter to the things I like about Revenge.
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Sep 30, 2013
The parachute was GREAT, but only because it was Nolan.
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Sep 30, 2013
I don't know, Kaitlin, while I typically agree with a lot of your reviews, I feel you're wrong on a lot of this one. I don't think the show has gone nearly as bad or off-the-rails as you think it has. I think this episode did a lot to set the state for the rest of the season, and in a good way. As for Emily being shot, of course she won't die, but the previews alone had me wondering who was shooting her, why, what will happen to lead to this event - just like the previous two flash-forwards have done.
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Sep 30, 2013
I have a feeling that Ems is faking her death and whoever shot her is (obviously) in on it.
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Sep 30, 2013
I'd rather Charlotte figure out Emily's M.O. and try to stop her from taking down her parents.
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Oct 14, 2013
I think it would be awesome if Charlotte shot her own sister. With her attitude it kind of seems where she's heading as it is...but I don't know, it might just be for not taking them down with the way she feels about Conrad at the moment.
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Sep 30, 2013
I really like this episode!!!!
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Sep 30, 2013
Kait, where do I start??

Charlotte's bangs, that's a good place. She needs some new friends. But overall I like her new edgier look and attitude - it might be fun to see her claws come out.

Patrick: He has an angle. The only truly good person in this entire series has been Jack and even he's been compromised. I just hope it's a decent angle and not something totally stupid. Also, doe-eyed Victoria kinda makes me want to vom. Hello, Queen of All Evil, how are you so blinded that you've just accepted this man at face value? If David Clarke himself rose from the grave and swore his undying love you'd probably shoot him to protect yourself, so what's the deal with Patrick?

Ashley: I know she's not a regular cast member anymore, but I feel like they left it open for her to come back and have a real departure (from her mortal coil) in extraordinary fashion. Please oh please let me be right.

Aiden: Anything other than him continuing to help Emily (albeit with a whole new angle) is just a complete waste of time. If he's really trying to ruin her then everybody knows all he would have to do is tell Queen V that she's really Amanda.

Margaux is a waste of time unless Danny Boy actually takes the bait.

I could write you a(nother) novel about my love for Nolan, so let's just say I love Nolan. And his outfit (as always) makes up for his security breach.
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Sep 30, 2013
"Margaux is a waste of time unless Danny Boy actually takes the bait."

I think it's pretty obvious that he will...this is Revenge after all.
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Sep 30, 2013
While I never cared for much of the Initiative Storyline; I felt they could've at least made some effort to wrap up that subplot than just a few Deus Ex Machina lines of dialogue. Other than that and Aiden being back this was a satisfactory episode.
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Sep 30, 2013
The trouble is, we seem to have kinda ran out of the little people that were directly/indirectly involved with the Graysons - that Emily could spend time taking down one by one in the first season, now that we seem to be left with just the main takedown, the question then tends to be - Emily, what the heck is taking you so long? Unfortunately this isn't really going to be solved with a larger arc like introducing Carrion/The Initiative and all that stuff, so the show really has to find a way to make these little takedowns or one ups against the Graysons more deliciously revengey, which at the moment, they aren't. The show suffers when Emily isn't in a scene with Nolan or Victoria.
Has the show succeeded in kinda cleaning the slate? I suppose, but it seems like taking an unnecessary step back now. I realize most people don't like Aiden, but I still can't believe Jack is still in this show, or that Emily is somehow going to try and redeem herself to him. I was looking forward to seeing Jack this ep, but only in anticipation of the conversation we all thought was going to happen after last season's finale. The whole explanation of yes I'm Amanda and wtf - the whole drama of that conversation that could have made Jack useful in a scene at last, but instead we skipped over that only to see Jack long after in his I'm so angsty and you're dead to me mode - which we've already seen all last season.
What I did enjoy is Nolan's unconditional loyalty - I don't care how random it is that they just dropped the whole arresting/prosecuting Nolan from last season, I am glad that Emily fetches him and they're a team again. I've said it before - Nolan is Emily's Haydee, and Jack is Mercedes, I love that Nolan's loyalty is unconditional, whereas Jack has just given a pointless ultimatum, and Aiden seems to be going against Emily now (wtf?).
I am glad the show's back, but more plotting action and less side plots please.
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Sep 30, 2013
"I realize most people don't like Aiden, but I still can't believe Jack is still in this show, or that Emily is somehow going to try and redeem herself to him."

What's wrong with Jack? Yes, he's a little dull, and he's just a love interest for Emily but I don't detest him as much as I hate Aiden. The actor playing Aiden has this smug expression on his face 24/7, and everytime he shows up, I feel like punching the wall. LOL

+ Jack's an alcoholic now. XD < hoping the writers will finally develop him some more.
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Sep 30, 2013
Jack is constantly at the wrong place at the wrong time. I feel that as a character he is just there to be a liability, to interrupt things and spoil Emily's plan or be in danger somewhere to distract Emily and Nolan. Like now, this I'll keep your secret but hey no wait I'm not going to keep this secret after all, I'm going to tell everyone this summer - pointless liability. This just makes me view him like a total tool, which I guess he is, the writer's plot tool. Now in season one it seemed more balanced between Jack and Daniel, they established a love triangle, and Jack was a good way to reveal more of Emily/Amanda's childhood and the could have been scenario, and the happiness she lost, but now Jack is just this angry victim, and I'm still reeling from the nonsense plot that was the Ryan brothers last season. I'm sure I didn't start out disliking Jack, but for a main character it sure seems like the show just doesn't know what to do with him.
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Sep 30, 2013
Who says "most people don't like Aiden"? I saw a poll on another site that showed more people wanted Emily to end up with Aiden than with Jack or Daniel. I like Aiden and think he is the only one who truly "gets" Emily. Jack is just stupid.
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Sep 30, 2013
I do come across a lot of hate Aiden comments, such as the one just above yours. I did like Aiden before, and was always more fond of that pairing above Daniel or Jack, but in the way the second half of last season went, it didn't feel like he's totally loyal to Emily, that he can be compromised - by his own agenda, jealousy, something. If he comes back to the gang (or is secretly part of the gang) great, but as of late he seems to be a bit of a wild card.
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Sep 30, 2013
1- Kaitlin Thomas, thanks for your honesty. I didn't really enjoy it either. I didn't connect myself to the characters, I felt the spirit of the show has gone. People didn't like S2 (I did), but S2 debut was better.
2-They wanted, too quickly, to wash up S2; Ashley's departure was hastened, and her takedown too easy.
3- Daniel, please wake up : Tyler, your dad and mother, Jack even Aiden in somehow warned you. Haven't you realized each time something happen to you or your family at the Hamptons, since Emily's apparition? Frank (the only clever man in that show) realized it very quickly.
4- The men is that show are good looking, have muscles but no brain.
5-The only thing maybe they are good in: is making love and kissing girls.
6- Charlotte is playing Madam, weird.
7- Aiden, what does he want? Emily's heart? Crap! Everybody is using the Graysons to do a dirty job.
8- I'm tired to see unannounced people in Graysons bedroom. How can a such 2400 square feet manor doesn't have effective CCTV or staff?
9- I liked when Jack played with Emily's feelings, that's all I liked.
10- I can't understand how the Graysons framed David Clarke, because they are not so clever.
11- Sunil Nayar, said Conrad won't ask for a second medical opinion, I'm stunned. His resignation as governor was unbelievable hastened.
12- All Graysons (V,C,D) are playing Emily: they understood who she is. Otherwise I can't understand why Victoria confided in Emily about Patrick's departure, and why they were not so upset about Conrad disease.
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Oct 02, 2013
Whether or not he consults another doctor,any course of treatments would involve continued tests,and there can't be time to rig them all!
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Sep 30, 2013
I've often wondered about the unannounced people in the house, too. It actually makes their wealth, influence and power less believable because of the apparent lack of security. Double for Victoria answering her own front door.
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Sep 30, 2013
it was just ok....just watched cos i thought jack and emily finally got together...alas :(
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Sep 30, 2013
I was very happy about the pace and the focus of this episode and it feels like it is back on track from a show that derailed somewhere in the middle of Season 2. It felt like Season 1 again.
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Sep 30, 2013
Okay, I will readily admit the only reason I wanted to watch was Justin Hartley, and fell asleep part way through the eppy. If the character of Patrick somehow too falls in love with Emily, I shall have to gag somewhat. The parts I did see, I didn't really like. I don't like that Patrick seems not to have an edge to him..."can he really be Victoria's son; he's too nice." I was rather looking forward to Conrad being the politician because he so looks/acts the part...now what will he do "fall in love with Emily too." Didn't realize Charlotte lost the baby until your review....no Deckland heir...how sad, Jack is truly alone now. Emily conning Daniel again....not entertaining anymore unless she actually does fall in love with him and he treats her like poo.
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