Revenge 2×09 – Revelations

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I had a lot of expectations going into this mid-season finale. All of my shows will be going on hiatus for a month or more now so I really want to be blown away with twists and cliffhangers. Sadly, this wasn’t the most exciting hour of Revenge.

It’s been an uneven season. We’ve had some moments of greatness, but we’ve also had to suffer through a ton of boring subplots (Jack, Declan, Nolan) to get to them. Daniel finally becoming CEO is definitely a compelling development, and I look forward to him having a larger role this season. The Ashely plot was also satisfying, as I don’t think anyone didn’t enjoy Victoria pimping out the little harlot to gain a vote.

Still, the Jack and Declan subplot continues to grate. So the enemy siblings are finally exacting their revenge (by killing the black guy which was pretty tedious) and now it looks like they’re finally going to get more proactive in hurting our “favorite” brothers. I just really want to care more but it’s practically impossible.

Thankfully, Emily’s Team Takeda now has some great backup thanks to Nolan and Aiden. These three can certainly cause damage and it’s great to have them on the same side plotting to bring down the Graysons from every level. And the ending with Emily and Victoria about to work together? The mind boggles at this wicked combination. Bring it on.

Vengeful Bits

– It’s fun to see Victoria with a shotgun. More of that please.

– Well it look long enough for Ashley to find herself on Emily’s hitlist. I always felt there was something between her and Conrad. Nasty duo.

– The look on Victoria’s face when she sees the Ashley-Conrad video. Some GIF that.

– Heartbreaking to watch Emily during the christening.

– I can’t get over Victoria pimping out Ashley. Hilarious.

– The Initiative in a pitch-black room watching Daniel. How evil (and far from subtle).

Devious Delights

Nolan: (about Daniel) Here comes little Simba now.

Victoria: (to the Initiative) I swear you so much as lay a hand on my son, I will kill you myself.

Ashley: I do my best to keep out of your way.
Victoria: That’s debatable.

Aiden: What was that?
Emily: Leverage.

Conclusion
While it wasn’t boring, Revenge’s mid-season finale should have been a much stronger and twistier hour.

Β Nad Rating
B-

3 comments

  1. In this ep, i'm going to be corny, Nadim. πŸ™‚

    Most fun thing – The exit of Ashley. Yeah!
    Bring out the barrel….

    Most sad thing – Ems during the christening.
    Thinking what it might have been.

    Most irritating thing – entrance of Mario as the new he-Ashley.
    Grrrr. I hate him already.
    Bring back the barrel…

    Most loving thing – Ems snuggling with Aidan.
    Fave one was in Grayson Global office being watched by Simba,
    ahem, I mean Daniel. Hehehe.
    Loved his facial expression.

    Most intriguing thing – Nolan cooking of a plot against Daniel
    that probably includes he-Ashley.

    Most ho-hum plotline – Of course, the Porter boys, no less.

    Most sinister plot – The Initiative voting in a batcave regarding
    whatever that has got to do with Daniel.

    Most hopefully smart thing any of the show's character will do –
    Daniel to be skeptical about the gift he received from someone
    he doesn't know.
    He should at least have the clock checked!
    For goodness sakes. Hmmp!

    Okay, i'm done with my rants for now.

    Have a nice week, Nadim. πŸ™‚

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