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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2012, 10:49:47 am »
I didn't understand the point of beating up the thug at the end.  Why did she do that? 

It's been a long break between episodes, so my memory is a bit hazy, but I think the Thug was the one hired to retrieve the Amanda tapes and subsequently beat up Jack in the process. That's why she says "This is for Jack" when the ass kicking began. Yes, it does bring unwanted attention to her and her plans. But  s h i t  happens in the heat of the moment.........
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« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2012, 03:33:44 pm »
I suppose.  Emily/Amanda usually has more subtle ways of destroying those she hates, so I was surprised she would expose her character like that.  Oh well, we'll see if it comes to bite her in the ass later on.

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« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2012, 03:37:22 pm »
Oh well, we'll see if it comes to bite her in the ass later on.

I'm counting on it.
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« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2012, 04:51:58 pm »
Added Episode 18: Justice
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2012, 06:20:30 pm »
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There is good and there is bad about this episode. First the bad. Although I liked the idea of Emily framing the Thug with the bloody hoody to save Jack, I think having him killed soon after being arrested was the wrong way to go. We just bypassed a lot of fun blackmailing that could have made Victoria ****. Now that they have a suicide note from Thug "confessing to killing" Tyler, that means that Daniel will have all charges dropped against him and set free. Although I didn't want the second half of this season to turn into a court room drama, I did think it warranted at least a couple of episodes before using this angle.

And now the good about the episode. Thank God the whole Trial will be averted. Yes, I know, I'm contradicting myself with the above statement. But ever since Daniel was arrested and this was nothing but Trial prepping, the show had already come to a standstill. We weren't getting what most people have tuned into the show to see: Emily doing her thang. Now that this part of the arc has been reseolved, Emily can get back to doing just that. Kicking ass.

I know they had to speed up Daniel's release faster than normal because the story had to move forward with the HUGE revelation at the end when Emily disovers that Conrad Grayson murdered her father in prison. If Emily wasn't motivated before, she certainly will be now. She's gonna have blood lust from here on out for sure.
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« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2012, 12:22:40 pm »
Um...I don't think that Emily had The Thug killed, I think the Graysons did.  And she does still have the witness tampering she can throw at them later on if the need arises, but so far, Emily hasn't really killed anyone, she has only made them wish they were dead.  As we have now learned, the Graysons have killed people to keep their secrets.  I get the feeling that Emily's plan to ruin the Graysons will not happen through Daniel's trial, but in unraveling their secrets from when they framed her dad.

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« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2012, 12:27:22 pm »
I reread what I wrote and I can see that it sounded like I was saying Emily killed the thug. Not my intention. What I meant to say it was too soon on the part of the writers to kill off the thug. My bad.
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2012, 11:35:24 am »
Added Episode 19: Absolution
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2012, 01:01:03 pm »
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Really good episode and one that finally lays out all the cards. I wasn't expecting to ever see Conrad do a confessional of his crimes regarding to David Clarke and the the Thug. I for sure thought that Daniel was going to come clean and air his family's dirty laundry on the air. I don't know why I did because that would have pretty much ended everything right then and there. In hindsight, it's no wonder that Daniel would side with his father.

I really liked the twist and reveal about who Carol Miller is. Right when I saw that Nolan was in the picture with her, I immediately shouted out HE's HER SON! DAVID AND CAROL HAD AN AFFAIR AND 9 MONTHS LATER NOLAN WAS BORN! As soon as I said that, Nolan shot down that theory by saying she was her Aunt. I was so certain that they were gonna reveal Nolan and Amanda to be Half-Sibling. Oh well....

During the Prison Riot on the day that Clarke was murdered, the 'white-haired' guy looked to be James Morrison, better known to the world as Bill Buchanan from 24 fame. It looked like him, but I wasn't 100% certain. The grainy picture at the end does in fact look to be him. Gotta wait till Emily tracks him down to confirm since I am avoiding all spoilers and refusing to read anything about Revenge.
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2012, 01:35:48 pm »
Added Episode 20: Legacy
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2012, 03:28:54 pm »
Legacy

























With the exception of the final scene, Legacy is told entirely in one long flashback, based on a letter that Roger, a friend and witness to David Clarke's innocence, gave to Emily. The bulk of this episode centers around the infamous New Year's Eve Party. If your memory is a bit hazy, it's the party that had Amanda photographed at, the same one that Lydia tried to expose Amanda and Emily as one and the same. It was cool to see all the people that Emily would eventually bring down, together in one setting. Roger is a new key to the puzzle. I can't remember if they ever mentioned his character before in passing. The long hiatus didn't help.

Really interesting to see where Amanda's head was at the time and how irrational she was and who didn't have a handle on her emotions, like she does now, save for that one beatdown on the Thug. Really bizarre seeing Jack with long hair. Crazy wig!! There was one unintentional funny moment in this episode. As mentioned, it's all in flashbacks and there was a scene were she has a flashback to when she was a kid. So, a flashback within a flashback......

I coulnd't help but not think of the SNL skit with Justine Bateman doing the Family Ties Flashback gag with Victoria Jackson as Tina Yothers. YEEEEEEAH! Awesome!!
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2012, 12:14:09 pm »
Added Episode 21: Grief
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2012, 02:32:28 pm »
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What a sad episode. Watching Emily and Jack first coming to the realization that Sammy had just for a minutes left and then saying their goodbye's was gut wrenching. I thought for sure Emily was going to tell Jack that she was in fact Amanda, which would explain why Sammy kept going back to her over and over. Sure, telling the secret wouldn't make sense within the show right now.

The ending wasn't a total surprise. I was expecting the "White-haired" Guy (James Morrison) to show up at Nolan's house and take him down. As for Daniel, he has really turned out to be a total douche, just like his father Conrad. Not a surprise at all. It was expected. But the transformation in the last couple episodes has been sped up in anticipation of the Season Finale.
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2012, 05:42:10 am »
Added Episode 22: Reckoning
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Re: Revenge (Season 1)
« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2012, 07:39:12 am »
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As a Revenge episode, this was good. But as a Season Finale it was pretty soft. I was expecting something along the lines of 45 minutes of non-stop epic showdowns that never really materialized. It wasn't until the last few minutes does anything meaningful really happen and that was only just to set up next seasons arc. I feel kind of cheated in that there was no resolution or something that I can hang my hat on after investing time for all of Season 1.

Think about it this way. The showdown between Emily and Gray-Hair man failed to deliever on any level. Other than a short fist fight......she lets him walk away. Yeah, I know, Emily isn't a killer and she let him live because her father wouldn't want her to go down that road. But still, this scene didn't do anything for me.

Also, the "showdown" between Emily and Victoria, what the entire season was built on....left me cheated as well. Victoria confronts Emily to gloat about her breakup with her son and the whole empty wedding gift she gave her. No retaliation on Emily's part. No "I'm Amanda Clarke, you  f u c k i n g   b i t c h "!. Nothing. To say I was disapointed is an understatement.

Onto the good stuff...namely the last 5 minutes.

Amanda returns to claim Jack with bun in the oven, which takes away Emily getting the chance to tell Jack who she is and what she really feels about him. I was expecting something along the lines of how it played out. But I for one am not convinced it's Jack's baby. It wouldn't shock me to find out that it's Satoshi Takeda, since he was the last person to see her before her sudden return.

The plane carrying Victoria and Lydia explodes in a fiery attempt to keep a lid on Conrad's secret. I actually expected this long before it happened when he offered the use of his plane to Lydia. Personally, I don't think Victoria is dead. The way she was looking at the plane just prior to getting on board tells me she knew what was coming which tells me that this was being used as a way to fake her death. Besides, killing her off before Emily and Victoria do have that epic confrontation that I talked about earlier would undermine the entire series. It is after all the sole objective for Emily and for the show itself existing. Also, I am aware that the White-Haired Man was seen leaving the plane. But I stand by my "she still is alive" theory.

The apparent overdose by Charlotte at the end is going to turn out to be nothing more than a cry for help when Season 2 starts up.

The last scene with Emily and Nolan provides the biggest bombshell for the show, but it wasn't a shock for me because I had thought about the "Where is Amanda's mother" angle near the start of the season. Even though she was "dead", I wasn't buying it. If they are not on screen....then everyone and anyone is alive in my book.

All in all, a good episode...just not a great one. Also, they never explained what the Smoke Monster was.......

I really enjoyed the entire season of Revenge. It's been a guilty pleasure all season long and one of the very rare "Must-See TV" shows for me this year where I HAD to watch it. I give it.......

Revenge (Season 1)
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