Revenge 2×07 – Penance

"When the time comes, I say we drag them to hell with us."


Although I still groan every time somebody mentions “The Initiative”, this was another solid hour in Revenge’s reinvigorated sophomore season.

I’m most enjoying the fact that Emily is back to being a kickass, manipulative heroine with a resourceful solution to every problem that comes her way. In this case, it was the devious Mason Treadwell whom she capably handled and imprisoned by the end of the hour with one heck of a deal. In addition to her sneaky tactics, I loved the final kiss with Aiden as the show is finally going there with their relationship. That’s just a really cool coupling that I can’t wait to see more of.

Meanwhile, Kara finally snapped and I adored her holding the Graysons hostage. It’s so satisfying to hear them flat-out confess their heinous crimes for once. The tension ratcheted up nicely during the sequence as our villains held hands (in a surprisingly touching moment) only for Aiden to save them at the last second.

Vengeful Bits

– Loved Emily finally revealing the truth to Mason.

– I hate to say it, but Madeleine Stowe is nowhere near as gorgeous as she was last year. Did I just get over her or did she have some more work done on her face?

– More stuff happened with Jack and Declan. I still don’t care.

– I was shocked to see Emily lose her cool (banging on the wheel like a madwoman) when Mason went off-book with Kara.

– Padma is still useless. Shocker.

– Love the surprised look on Victoria’s face as Conrad gave her a genuine goodnight kiss. I wonder if they’ll actually fall for each other all over again.

Devious Delights

Daniel: Mom and dad will be very touched, assuming it’s not ticking.

Nolan: You might have mentioned that. “Hey Nolan. This one time, at Revenge camp, I met this fellow avenger and oh, guess where he’s going to be summering?”

All in all, a compelling and intriguing hour of Revenge.

Nad Rating


  1. that was another thrilling episode of revenge. the first 4 episodes were kinda slow i was beginning to lose interest but then the show started rolling by episode 5 and gained back my interest again

  2. Allo, Nadim.
    What a happy review. Hahaha.
    Posted some blah at Billie's.
    Any ep with Ems in revenge-y mode is great, huh? 🙂
    And most of all, no Declan!
    I missed Charlotte though; don't know why. 🙂

  3. Amazing episode once again. I loved Emily kicking ass and taking names once again, although I´m not seeing a bright future for Fake Amanda.

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