Revenge Review: Hypocrisy & Betrayal

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The past continued to haunt the residents of the Hamptons this week, as Emily's Revenge won't be stopped. Isn't that right, Senator Kingsley? This made has more than one "Betrayal" to answer for.

One of the most fascinating things about this week's story was that we learned Victoria loved David. So the ice queen has a heart. She even tried to save him. Conrad must hate that and Victoria must despise him for stopping her.

It seems they've betrayed one another so many times that Conrad can't possibly buy Victoria's trust with baubles, no matter how flawless and expensive.

The Past of Victoria

Do you think Emily is starting to feel something for Daniel? He's one of the few who attempts to learn from his mistakes and tries to make things right. At the very least, I think she has a bit of a soft spot for him... but will that stop her from using him to exact her revenge on his parents? I doubt it.

I love the hypocrisy of Senator Kingsley. The honorable, passionate, conservative public servant who is a little more liberal when it comes to his love life. He's anti-abortion but quick to pay for his mistress to end her pregnancy. He makes Emily's job far too easy. And since Emily's out to do more than just destroy his career, it looks like his wife will find out about his personal betrayal as well.

As an added benefit, Emily manages to engineer the e-mails to look as though they've come from Conrad's computer, thus making him doubt Victoria. Is she trying to turn the two against one another and watch them take each other out? That could be entertaining.

Every time I see Nolan I just want someone to cut his hair. Is it just me? I really find the shaggy look distracting. Other than that, I continue to like him. Nolan is in awe of Emily but still willing to assist, even when she isn't very nice to him. And his offer to help Declan take down his enemies sans violence is a nice surprise. Perhaps he really will make friends.

Speaking of Declan, sending Charlotte the sunset video is a nice touch. Now when her boyfriend's sex tape comes out, she'll run to the one person who makes her smile. Well played.

My favorite moment of this episode was a simple one: the eye roll Victoria gives just before she turns back to Emily when she asks if she can address her by her first name. Every instinct Victoria possesses tells her this girl is running some sort of game. She just can't find any proof. So these two powerful women smile politely at one another as they sharpen their claws for when the truth comes out. 

I don't wish for that moment to come too soon, but I know I'm going to enjoy the heck out of it when it arrives.


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I just started watching, and i like it, but I'm not sure I loved this episode. While the Prosecuter might be a douche, I have real issues with Emily targeting him. He was a prosecuter, that was his job. I do not like how she made him out to be evil when seriously, his job is to put people away. It's the defence's fault he didn't get off.


It took me too long to watch this off my dvr, but I loved it. I liked that you did get to see that Victoria did once have integrity and did love Emily's dad. And I find it so interesting that perhaps Emily is not the only one out for revenge. Perhaps Victoria is our for justice just as much as Emily. I can't wait for the next episode.


Hey michydubs, We know that Daniel gets shot but are we certain that he's dead? Perhaps there is still hope. Like you, I'm on team Daniel. Jack is just a little too perfect. We'll all have to wait and see which team Emily falls on.


i'm on team Daniel ... his just not what you wld expect of a bad boy ,,, his really growing on me .... i can't help but feel sad that he dies in the end...... i had really hoped she would have at least fallen in love with Daniel.... jack seems too good to be true for my liking.


I am just wondering if the gun that Emily left in the drawer and Daniel found will somehow end up being the one used on him. Also, with Sam the dog keep showing up at Emily's will Jack figure out who she is? I totally agree that this show is getting better and better!!


We know about her father and what about her mother?


The Episode was perfect I Watch it online Like all of the shows because of the time but allot of shows I have pause and didn't actually care what happens next and on this show I just cant put pause. It just had all on one and its going fast but at the same time you can get it because allot of shows go so fast that you don't even have a clue and on this one is just fast but you get it all and they tell you how does she does to get her revenge not like in Pretty Little Liars that we don't have a clue how does --A does what he/she/it does it(still love PLL) so its good


Victoria loved David and wanted to help him! Nolan (to Emily): You're scary!". Yes, yes she is. Nolan's an ally of convenience but everyone thinks he's creeping on Emily. I don't like his hair. I liked that Nolan showed Declan that revenge need not be violent and gave him a laptop. I like Declan, I just don't think the role's acted well. I love that Victoria knows Emily is up to something but can't figure what. Victoria thinks Emily was involved with Lydia's ex-husband but Emily helped him meet his gf. Emily should go after other people so the pattern doesn't become evident to people like Victoria. Sammie's had slowed ageing treatments? He's at least 16!


man i love this show. its so mysterious and dramatic. i love Vitoria and emily.. i wish they would be friends. victoria is hot


It looks that the first episode where they show him getting shot, before the shooter runs off when he is looking at emily calling daniels pho ne they show his face. At first we didnt know who he was, however whwn we met jack I was like, "thats who shot that guy in the beginning...maybe it just looked like him, but I'm assuming it it's

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Revenge Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

I'm a big believer in finishing what you start.


Victoria: Charlotte, it's 11 o'clock.
Charlotte: Yes mother, it happens twice a day.