Few shows can pull off offbeat episodes such as this one but Legacy was a stunning success. It did a superb job of bringing together a variety of plots threads and intriguing details that emerged throughout the year into a fascinating and cohesive whole.
I was most impressed by the fact that the writers dedicated an entire episode to flashbacks without warning. I hadn’t realized how much we needed an hour such as this one to put things into perspective and ensure our alignment with Emily’s path. All signs certainly lead to a near cataclysmic clash of power in the finale and we’re now firmly on Miss Thorne’s vengeful trajectory.
Beginning with our heroine’s suitably dark club days following her juvie-release, it was interesting to see Amanda’s first return visit to the Hamptons as well as the reappearance of a number of faces from the beginning of the year. There’s a certainly satisfying touch watching all the people Emily burned over the year gathered in a dinner party from hell. The hour was filled with little nuggets of plot points that certified just how much the Revenge writing staff care about continuity which makes this viewer supremely happy. I think what I enjoyed most besides seeing Amanda’s previous victims was Lydia’s appearance. I never expected her to be the one who planted the first move on Conrad so I’m glad she got what was coming to her.
Moreover, I absolutely adored Victoria in this one. It was an eye-opening delight to see her first meeting with David Clarke and just what exactly brought these two souls together. The chemistry was evident from the start and I look forward to seeing more endearing moments between them as they’re undeniably my favorite couple on the show.
Finally, I’m intrigued that we jumped back to the present for the episode’s final scene and ten years later no less. Wonderful ending.
– Jack’s flashback hair: HA!
– Oh Frank, I don’t really think I missed you. Still as creepy as ever.
– I pretty much love anytime young Amanda is on screen having a moment with her father. They’re an awesome duo.
– Madeleine Stowe looked absolutely gorgeous in that “Dolce”.
– Jack’s bartender girlfriend was probably the weakest part of this hour. She seemed much too forced.
– Sinfully awesome shot of Lydia adjusting herself in the mirror as Conrad gives his speech.
– Amanda’s breakdown at the end following the discovery of the body was great.
– Loved Victoria grabbing Mason by the head. Wish she snapped it off.
Brimming with an excellent eye for continuity, this was a marvelous hour of Revenge.