I want to love this season’s story-arc, but it’s just so frustrating to watch.
The notion of Vicky turning Emily’s father against her is a brilliant one, but I keep finding myself annoyed and waiting for the moment when Emily and David finally reunite. In addition, the fact that the writers still aren’t telling us what David was up to, and why he was in hiding for so long, just makes me hate the twist regarding his return even more. It completely destroys the foundation of the show and renders the first three seasons (and Emily’s passionate quest) useless. Maybe I’ll change my mind when we get some answers, but at the moment, I’m annoyed, and that’s not how a TV show is supposed to make you feel (and yes I realize I sound like I’m talking about some toxic ex-girlfriend but I take my shows seriously).
On a positive note, Emily VanCamp must be commended for her terrific performance this week. The scene with her spotting her father in the perp lineup was a particular highlight, as VanCamp expressed the perfect dose of shock and betrayal. Her delivery of the line “it’s not him” was even more impactful as a result.
I know I was excited about Louise’s addition to the show last week, but I found myself dozing off during her scenes with Daniel in Meteor. Of course there’s always hope that next week will be more exciting, but with Margaux lounging about and Ben not far behind, there’s always some sideshow character on Revenge who’s ready to distract you from the main proceedings in a distinctly dull manner.
– David whipping himself was pretty bizarre and disturbing. I thought I was watching Angels and Demons there for a second. Was that and the failed robbery all part of his plot to frame Conrad?
– Jack tells Emily he’ll arrest if she hurts Victoria. I hope Ems kicks his ass if he tries.
– After the lineup scene, I most enjoyed Emily, Nolan and Jack discussing David right outside the police station. It’ll be interesting to see Nolan eventually reunited with David and what their dynamic will be like.
– David asking Victoria and Charlotte to join him in the press conference on live television made me want to smash the screen (and not in a good way). Please Emms, stop being so nice and start unleashing hell; you’ve grown far too soft and it’s killing the show.
Victoria: We have all been to hell and back.
Charlotte: Mine was a one-way trip.
The same flaws persist, but I’m obviously still intrigued to see how the writers will salvage this storyline.