"They say, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions.”
Yeah, we aren't quite sure what that means either. Is it just me, or are Emily Thorne's voice-overs in the beginning like listening to someone in an ambien haze? I have this rule about my ambien hazes - turn off your phone, lock yourself in your room, and don't speak to anyone until half-way through your third cup of coffee. The writers of Revengeshould start taking my advice.
Last night was all about forgiveness. Emily's mom was back and there was some confrontation, but that was overshadowed by the 800 other subplots happening... and Emily asking for forgiveness from Fauxmanda, Charlotte asking for it from Declan, and Victoria and Cara Clarke doing some sort of ritual peacock forgiveness dance. In sum, this episode - like the rest of the season before it - are a hot mess. Forgive me, I'm grading harshly.
Mason: “Being dead is de rigueur in these parts." Victoria: "You should try it."
Well, you just know when to keep your enemies close, and those women who you tried to kill off 20 years ago, closer. Here's what I learned last night - the Graysons aren't really as smart as we think. Have you realized that everything they have triedto accomplish, hasn't really been accomplished? Victoria couldn't get rid of Cara Clarke. She couldn't get rid of Fauxmanda. And she couldn't get rid of Emily Thorne. I'm starting to realize that although she's got the devil's grin, she's not really that successful in totally accomplishing everything she's set out to do. What's the deal? Not enough money...not enough time... trusted henchmen? Should I only envy you for your glare and good taste in furniture? Disappointed.
Emily Thorne (The real Amanda)
So you meet your mom but cannot confront her. When are we going to start blowing this whole scheme wide open? Emily recalls - because all of a sudden she remembers a 20-year-old memory - that her mother tried to kill her. Now, suddenly, she doesn't really want anything to do with her mother. She seems to pawn her off on Fauxmanda while simultaneously getting a little sentimental about a mother's love lost. Here's the deal, unless you start punching and stabbing people, I'm losing faith that you are around to kick ass and take names. I want that Emily back.
You know, I think Daniel could be the center of attention in coming episodes. With the new knowledge that NolCorp was started by a Grayson Global investment, Daniel could potentiallybring down his father. The question is, does he have the cajones to do it? Something tells me that if he doesn't, either his new confidant Aiden or his social-climbing girlfriend, Ashley, will motivate him.
"No place like home, huh, Auntie Em?"
I feel for Nolan. Here he is finally getting his game on (with a woman, but I guess he's bi - whatever that means) and Em is here to rain on his parade. Nolan's CFO is digging up dirt on him... and Nolan ain't going to tolerate it. That on top of the recent loss of his father makes the forecast for Nolan about as bleak as it is for the northeast (bad hurricane joke, but I had to make at least one). Nolan could be in some serious heat if Daniel decides to pursue this lead on David Clarke's initial investment in his company which would set up a Daniel-Aiden versus Nolan-Emily showdown pretty nicely. Nolan's wit, charm and technological prowess with Emily's gun-wielding, icy stare and verbal tear-down ability, I know who I've got my money on.
How do you save your own ass? Re-propose to the woman who you divorced. We've got a wedding coming!! Conrad can't believe Cara Clarke is back. He can't believe Fauxmanda survived the fall. Has he realized yet that he and his wife are like tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum of revenging? They are like a comical duo that get off on being dramatic, and yet can't really get anything done. They haven't even figured out that white-haired-man is dead. Hmm... a man terrorizes you and then mysteriously disappears - guess what? He's dead. But you probably remain just as afraid of him as you do The Initiative.I hope one of the maids - that are still in those ridiculous uniforms - is an informant for The Initiative and poisons your drink.
Jack & Fauxmanda
"The daughter of Kara Wallace and David Clarke? That is one thing that you most definitely are not.”
Guess who? Who can be 9 months pregnant, fall 10-15 feet, land on a marble floor, survive, give birth and come out of a coma after 24 hours? Fauxmanda!! Seriously. This girl is a feckin' cockroach. She's like Cher. How many farewell tours is she going to do?
Girl comes out of a coma and jumps right back into the drama of dealing with her non-mother's return. I mean, can a girl breastfeed in peace? And on the porch of Emily's house, she forgives her non-mother, learns that Carl is really Jack's baby (or is he?) and is confronted by Mason Treadwell, who is hot on her trail of not being Amanda Clarke. I bet she'll think twice about sitting on that porch again.
Here's my hope for her. She gets enough chutzpah to realize none of this matters, that it's too much for her to handle, and decides to leave town. That not only would tell me she had a brain, but then she wouldn't be on the show anymore. Two birds, one stone.
Meanwhile, Jack is whining about his bar not being ready. "How can I be a daddy with no income? I am surrounded by rich people, and I'm so poor. Boohoo!" Ugh, I would punch the TV every time he came on, but I have to watch The Good Wife when this is done.
"I make a far better partner than enemy.”
This guy's accent makes me drool! I'm not clear on half the sh*t he says, but who cares, he's British! Here's where I got really confused - is he out to help Emily or hurt? Because he's blowing up Nolan's spot by drawing a connection between Nolcorp-David Clarke-Grayson Global. This could (potentially) hurt Nolan, help Aiden, and Daniel, and upset Emily (but work out to her benefit in the long run - as it'd bring down Conrad). I'm not sure what this move means, so until I can figure it out, both eyes are on Aiden.
- Roger Bart is back!!! And he's onto Fauxmanda. Maybe, just maybe, he'll blow this sh*t up!
- Not keeping Fauxmanda in a coma long enough to advance this plot to the extent that she becomes insignificant and worthy of just writing off.
- Poor Nolan... he got to feel love for like, 2 episodes.
- Remember The Initiative...? Yeah, they got one small mention this episode where the last two Victoria and Conrad were frightened by them. Someone work on continuity for this show.
- Who else hates Ashley?
- I actually missed Charlotte this episode. That little scene with Declan was nothing. After opening the season with a little sub-plot of her own, I kind of missed her this week.
What do we think was in the file Mason Treadwell left with Fauxmanda?
I want Daniel and Emily back together, especially now Daniel is in touch with his dark side. The longer Daniel stays with Ashley the more I dislike Daniel.