Now you can monitor Boris and Natasha's every move...” I have only seen the coming attractions of Cloud Atlas,but from them and a good friend who thought the book was life-changing, I can tell you that it's about a lot going on.
Similarly, there's a lot going on in Revenge- only there's no Halle Berry to distract me. Here's the deal - I'm not enjoying this season. At all. And one day I'm going to write what I think should have happened. Til then, I'll write my million-dollar insights here...
It's clear that there is something bigger at play in the Hamptons; everyone is either working for, working against, or unaware of the secret organization, The Initiative. We meet one of their (clad-in-black, of course) members when Conrad goes down to WPB, but we aren't quite sure what they are, who they are, or what they want - we just know they are powerful, controlling, and dangerous. Wasn't The Initiative also on LOST? These people are everywhere! Nolan breaks into the Grayson's new security system, hands Emily a listening device and says, "Now you can monitor Boris and Natasha's every move...” and then I thought - he's onto something. Boris and Natasha were cartoon spies (that had their own 1992 live-action film ) who began to question who they were working for, and why. Is this what we are getting to with Victoria and Conrad? That the two are working for someone (The Initiative?) and aren't sure why (world domination?). Maybe I'm thinking too hard, but at least I'd be the only one involved with Revengethat is thinking... To the grades...
"Will you escort the ladies to the conservatory for petit fours and refreshments?"
I long for the day that I can say that with a straight face. Victoria wants the journals David Clarke wrote in jail, that Charlotte knows about, that Fakamanda has, that Emily Thorne re-wrote to get Victoria to tell all about her mother. When she tries to buy them, she flings Fakamanda over her balcony, blood goes everywhere, but aside from the shock that would result in a minor power outage ("Did the lights just go out? My lord..." "Yes, but they'll be back on in a jiffy..." "Oh okay, carry on.) Victoria doesn't flinch. Was it just me or did she have little to no concern that Fakamanda and her spawn could have died? She could have just yelled at her "How could you do this, to ME?"and it would have been just the same. And the callous face she has , as her maid is mopping up blood - as the saying goes, she follows - there's no crying over spilled blood.
Emily Thorne (The real Amanda)
"Nice touch, bringing your girls from The Beaver Dam."
Please tell me The Beaver Damwas a real place...Because, that was the funniest line of a rather dull evening. Emily is a girl that just wants her mommy back... or Jack, or Aiden, but not Daniel, anymore, he's just a pawn. Aiden and Emily know about The Initiative but are not sure if they work with them, against them, or what... but they mention how powerful and all-knowing they are. What they are working for or against remains unclear as Emily's plot to get her mother back takes center-stage. Was that concern on her face, when she thought Fakamanda might die? Although, when the doctor asks, "The baby or Fakamanda?" and not a blink goes by before she answers, "The baby," it's all followed with a heavy pause. She knew how fast she answered, so she backtracks, "It's what she told me in the ambulance." Emily wants Fakamanda dead. She wants her out of her way - probably so she can stop trying to negotiate with her and get on with getting her way.
"Only Luddites use snail mail."
Not being by Emily's side every episode has been refreshing. We've seen this guy stand out on his own, and this time he looks on topof things - if you know what I mean. This episode we really saw an independent Nolan - who learns that his daddy dies and there's a treasure trove of goodies that were left for him. Amongst those things is a check from David Clarke to Nolan for a first investment into his company... When the CFO found it, I wondered if she'd draw a connection between what's happening back in the Hamptons and how Nolan can be involved. Then I realized, nah - the writers can't be that smart to tie the two together... I do hope that Nolan and CFO Padma, continue to hit it off and leave the Hampton's living behind him. Spin off? Me hopes so.
"So, does anyone know any shower games?" Random stripper: "Girl, do I."
Charlotte just wants to have a sister and be an auntie and volunteer with puppies. Why can't life be just the way we want it? Everyone's got to rain on her parade and fall down in her house. Hmph.
Conrad: "Is that worry I detect in your voice?" Victoria: "Yes, it is. Worry that you'll screw things up like everything else you lay your reptilian hands on."
Is it just me, or is Conrad the Lucius Malfoy of the Hamptons? There's something bigger - The Initiative - at play, and they are just as controlling and dark as Lord Voldemort himself. Let's just hope we don't have to wait a few seasons before we meet the "Lord Voldemort" of Revenge... now that there is one. I love how Conrad has to discuss bringing The Initiative back into the picture with Victoria. Sounds like they're both scared of them... whoever they are, and whatever control they may have over everyone.
And until I know why you are here, Aiden, I need at least ONE shirtless scene every episode.
Fakamanda is in a coma. Praying for one more episode where she doesn't talk.
Jennifer Jason Leigh v. Madeliene Stowe showdown potential.
- Nolan getting his own plotline. We've been asking since episode 3 season 1.
- REVENGE CATS - Maybe you have, maybe you haven't, but this interpretation of Revenge's storyline, done by Cats - is better than what's on ABC.
- The Initiative was LOST's thing. Copycats.
- Not killing off Fakamanda or the baby - someone's got to go soon.