In a race between danger and indecision, the difference between life and death comes down to confidence--faith in our abilities, certainty in ourselves and the trust we put in others.”
God, it's like reading a Whitman poem. So who took the bad acting pill? Oh, the entire cast of Revenge did and its side effect? One poorly acted episode. Last night's episode, titled "Confidence," lacked my vote of confidence that this show was going to be worth the 42 minutes I'd spend watching it. Let's just get it all out there, shall we?
WHAT is happening? Emily seems distracted trying to find mummy. Aiden - a blast from her Tokyo-past - is hunting down, what? who? But he's getting in the way of Emily and he killed "White Haired Man," who was Emily's mother's lover. Fakamanda is still pregs (she makes 9 months seem so long), and she gets a little closer to the Grayson clan when Victoria publicly embraces her while addressing the press about her (fake) 8 week kidnapping. Conrad seems back in bed with Victoria in a plot to... who knows, and Daniel is grasping for power by trying to one-up Victoria, while Declan is stealing baseballs. If you too thought this paragraph was a bunch of rambling, well, then you know exactly how I feel about the way this show is being run.
Like a rambling, confusing, mess with no clear direction - and if this was LOST, I'd commend the writers. But since it is Revenge - and the television equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey meets Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - it's losing me, fast, without any signs of leather bondage or Gary Oldman (two things, I for one, think belong together).
Emily Thorne (The real Amanda)
"Won't ask. Won't tell. Will fix."
Are you getting a love interest? Your CFO is hot for you... and if you'd stop being Emily's pet, maybe, just maybe you could keep your pants off for the rest of the season. But I thought you were a bit absent this episode... and I'm hoping that the writers erase some of the more erroneous subplots (like the entire Porter clan) and beef up your role.
Here's a remedy for this season: let's kill Charlotte, divvy up her inheritance, and everyone goes off in peace and we can get back to some kick-ass revenge. Anyone?
As for last night, with all the shenanigans going on in the Grayson household, this girl wants to volunteer with pets. I can just hear what happens in her head. "Mommy is dead. Pills...Mommy is alive. FTW, but YAY! I'll keep your secret... Mommy and not-my-daddy-Daddy are home...which emoticon should I tweet? Life is hard... Oh, puppies!"
"Mother is inviting every vulture in the sky down for a feast, attempting to capitalize on the one thing she has never had...sympathy"
Trying to kill your wife didn't work. So now that she is alive, you are going to remarry her... in Tuscany? Someone get a clue to the writers' room - stat. In any case, I'm not sure why this guy can't go earn a living the hard-earned way, like freelancing for a blog... or folding jeans at the GAP... or I don't know, watching over the billions of dollars his company handles... because going after your daughter's inheritance while fending off your vulture ex-wife - the 1% it does not make.
Jack & Amanda
- The potential that Jennifer Jason Leigh could have a bigger role in coming weeks and participate in the demise of Victoria Grayson.
- "Revenge Cats" is better than the Revenge Humans.
- The new Takada looks NOTHING like the old Takada.
- Where was the Clam Cam this week? I mean, this whole episode dealt with "clams" and the best character of this season was MIA. It's got to make its way into the Grayson manse.
- The writing.
- The acting.
- Not enough Jennifer Jason Leigh.
- Not enough Nolan Ross.
- No one cares about socialites this much to create such a media storm. Alright, there was that whole Paris Hiltonepisode back in 2006 when you could drive up Santa Monica Blvd... but a helicopter flying over the Hamptons, shining a flood light? Not buying it.
Relive last week's episode the way the internet intended... through cats.
I love this show, but this season makes 0 sense.
Marianne - I couldn't agree more. I feel as though when Mike Kelley created it, he meant it to go for 1 season... and ABC, we're going to need 3... and he was like "okay, let me stretch it out." It's really, really headed for cancellation road. Unless, with Jennifer Jason Leigh they can turn this ship around - or let Jack and Declan sink on it.