This is the first week back from hiatus for Revenge. For an episode titled “Payback”, there wasn’t a lot of that going around. The show is now filling ABC’s 10pm time-slot. I found myself restless to find out if they would take it as an advantage and pursue a somewhat less PG-13 route. It seems too early to say, but I don’t feel like they delivered this week. It was enjoyable, but not, we were gone for 3 months and now we’re back, good.
I didn’t think I would, but I am kind of enjoying the Emily black-outs and I absolutely loved the fact that they included her mother’s mental illness. (Yay, for continuity!) The timeline blanks gives a real sense of mystery to the episode, especially the Conrad and Emily scheming together, but I do hope they use it wisely. It could easily get on my nerves, if they suddenly justify everything with Emily not being herself during black-outs.
I don’t know if I have an aversion to the Queen, but during the episode (as well as the last one), I tended to side with Patrick’s father. I don’t trust her. I always feel like she’s lying to justify herself.(I can’t be the only one?) I guess we will never know, who was telling the truth. Now that he’s dead, I only assume nothing more will be addressed of this storyline. The gallery fire last episode seemed really random and unjustified to me. Hey, mommy, I am really made at you, I’m going to set your gallery on fire. I know he’s got problems, clearly, but I am happy with the justification behind his actions. I was a great way to get Jimmy Brennan in the picture and maybe get some answers. Patrick summarized my thoughts on pretty much all the characters on Revenge, but especially the mother/son duo:
I really loved the new character of Stevie Grayson, that is, until the surprisingly unsurprising end-of-episode-revelation. I was surprised, not because I didn’t see it coming, but because I couldn’t believe they were actually taking this route. The only thing that could possibly come out of this is getting Jack out of the hole the writers have put him in. I’m getting really tired of watching him play house with Margaux.
Please give Nolan something interesting to do.
1. Hate or love the direction of the Stevie Grayson Storyline?
2. Should Emily ditch Daniel?
3. What do you want to see happen with Nolan? (I’d vote for anything, anything at all!)