I honestly don’t have much more to say about Revenge at this point. In its current state, it’s become a tedious and repetitive soap with few saving graces. How sad is that?
So many developments should have felt exciting this week: Conrad visiting Aiden, Nolan short-circuiting the lights and waging war on Daniel and Charlotte, Margaux embracing villainy – and yet, they all fell flat. I’m not invested in any of these characters which renders all their actions pointless.
As always, the David Clarke mystery got needlessly convoluted with the introduction of Luke whatshisname. Thankfully, this was somewhat salvaged by the reveal of Victoria orchestrating the entire plot to confirm her suspicions concerning Emily. Although that was surprisingly ambitious as a plot point, it did not make sitting through the episode any easier.
On the bright side, I’ll admit that Allegiance‘s final scene was one of the single best sequences this show’s ever produced. It started with Emily crossing out Luke’s name with her trusted red sharpie of doom (in glorious slow motion), before transitioning to a black sharpie as we saw Victoria in Pascal’s lap. Sure Vicky might not know Emily’s identity yet, but she knows her goal now (“It’s revenge… for David”) and that’s bound to yield a whole new status quo. I can’t stress this enough: I am sick of the current one with Emily and Victoria’s endlessly repetitive tirade of barbs and fake smiles. However, I’m not going to get my hopes up for next week; I’ve been disappointed by Revenge far too often.
– Does no one else find Javier’s program to be eye-rollingly unbelievable? Kill me now.
– Oliver Martinez is a terrible actor. Seriously.
– Aiden and Nolan visiting Oscar Chapman (disguised as a woman) bored me to tears. Oh, and Aiden’s dad was in fact murdered. How riveting.
– So Luke getting poisoned by the real chemicals didn’t even kill him? Really?
– I was shocked that Pascal actually did the dirty work and shot Oscar Chapman. Dude’s got gut.
– Emily’s hooded black figure message to Luke on his laptop was laughable and cringeworthy.
– Part of me is praying for Revenge to get cancelled just so I don’t have to put up with Margaux on my screen next season (she’s been upped to series regular for some inexplicable reason).
Nolan: Why the Aiden face?
Luke: (to Victoria) Hypocrisy is alive and well and living in the Hamptons.
While the final scene was a stunner, the rest of Allegiance was a hot mess.