Revenge 2×06 – Illusion

"You win with the steely eyes."


While this hour was not as thrilling as last week’s stunner, it was still a very solid offering from a show that’s slowly but surely finding its footing again after a somewhat rough start to the season.

What I most loved about this episode was the fact that Emily was back in full Revenge mode. She was conniving, deceitful, and always one step ahead of her targets. I loved that about her in season one and I’m glad she’s back to those sinister ways. The montage at the end revealing all of her tricks and ploys throughout the episode (like how she planted Gordon’s body) were so very welcome and reminded me of similar satisfying moments from the first season.

Although I’m not a big fan of The Initiative arc (I’ve made that very clear countless times), I’m undoubtedly intrigued to see what they’re cooking up. I do hope their next plot is epic and explosive (literally). It’s going to be interesting to watch Victoria and Conrad deal with this covert agency and what side of the war they’ll take.

And finally, it’s about time somebody else discovered Emily’s secret! Now with Mason on her trail (in an excellent little misdirection with the wall of evidence being his and not Emily’s), things are definitely going to get very exciting. I can’t wait to see how Emily will handle that little pest; here’s hoping she’s especially violent.

Vengeful Bits

– Emily in the red dress… wow! I’ll say it again: Emily VanCamp keeps getting more and more gorgeous as the show goes on.

– Conrad offering Victoria that bazillion dollar gun was kind of touching.

– I really enjoyed Emily and Danielle dancing together at the wedding. I actually miss these two.

– Victoria’s half-smile during Conrad’s arrest funny. But the look on Emily’s face was priceless and oh so devious. What a woman!

– Every time Kara is on screen, I feel like she’s going to snap. I seriously thought she was going to push Victoria off the balcony.

– Electric scene with Aiden by the fireplace. Really love their history and their chemistry.

Devious Delights

Victoria: Learn to take a joke Conrad, since we’re perpetrating one.

Aiden: There’s a prince next door who’s very eager to be a king.

Nolan: (to Emily and Aiden) Emms… Mr. Bond.

Nolan: (to Emily) Having Conrad arrested on the day of his wedding… now that’s a revenge all star opportunity.

An intriguing and solid hour from Revenge‘s sophomore season.

Nad Rating


  1. in my opinion i thought that this was the best episode of the season because it was finally good to see emily in control again, this episode was very engaging its a sign that we will see more of vengious emily again.

  2. Let's hope that Jack and FauxAmanda boards the boat and sail away to Africa.
    Declan to get his share of the bar and go to another state. Hahaha.
    Love this ep.
    The Aiden/Ems scenes are great!
    Nolan has a new co-conspirator; but I don't think he should trust her too much like Ems said.
    It's nice that Victoria and Conrad are again targeting each other. Hehehe.
    Nice review, Nadim.

  3. Really good episode and yes, it´s awesome having Emily back on revenge mode. And the ending… can´t wait to see what´s coming next.

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