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Revenge Review: Being Frank

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"Intrigue" was a game-changer with so many twists and turns that, in the end, I almost didn't realize Emily Thorne hadn't taken down a new victim.

First... Lydia's alive?!?  When she fell off that balcony, things took a turn Emily didn't see coming. The revelation that she's in a coma, similarly, was a surprise I didn't foresee. So the cab broke her fall? Ouch! But it's such a great complication for down the road. What will happen when Lydia wakes up? How much will remember?

Declan in the Dark

Is Tyler completely off his rocker? We all knew Tyler wasn't quite right, but after this episode I believe we can safely call that an understatement. Emily pegged what we all suspected, that Tyler didn't have the money he claimed, yet somehow the slippery little weasel continued to get away with his farce.

Ummm, did Tyler make a move on Daniel when he put him to bed or did I misread that? For a moment it certainly appeared that he wanted to be more than just Daniel's best friend and when Daniel rejected him... that's when things got scary. Just how twisted is Tyler? I assume we haven't seen the last of his craziness, although I'm still trying to figure out his end game. Overall? I simply can't wait to see Emily take him down.

Jack made his move. I was a little surprised Jack put it all out there the way he did, especially with Emily dating Daniel. But I suppose he felt if he didn't make his move now it might be too late. Unfortunately, Emily's game includes bedding Daniel and she's determined to ignore her heart and follow her plan.

His honest plea to her was heartbreaking to watch. Who hasn't put themselves out there only to get crushed? It's a moment you wish you could forget but never do and it brought Emily to tears.

Nolan bailed. Frank scared the crap out of Nolan, which sent the mogul running to Emily to tell her he's out. I was so disappointed. Nolan was so ballsy when Frank was threatening him. Who else could make double rainbow jokes while being roughed up by a possible murderer?

Of course, the big problem here was that now Frank knows there's a connection back to Emily and he won't stop digging until he finds it.

On other fronts: how much of an idiot was Conrad? Frank has been his fixer for years. He knows all of the Grayson's secrets. Together they framed a man for a terrorist plot and watched him die in prison but I guess knowing the man would murder your mistress because he lusts after your wife was a little too much for Conrad. (What a great sentence, huh? I love Revenge!)

Still, it's a huge risk to turn on him. Conrad should have been smart enough to keep his enemies close because firing Frank will definitely come back to bite him.

Over at the Stowaway, Declan did a lot of stupid things and one smart one. Being honest with Charlotte probably got him closer to her than any fancy dinner ever could.

Back to Emily, I had one question: Why keep the picture that links her to her past? I thought she should have burned it. Of course, if anyone finds that box, her game is over, with or without the photo. I hope she's got that thing locked up.

So will Frank figure out her plot for revenge and use it to get back into Victoria's good graces? Did Emily's lack of a successful victim this week disappoint? Or was there enough intrigue to keep you wanting more?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (293 Votes)

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    Fortyseven

    Scattered. I'm not sure about Lydia being alive. It could be good or bad. The writers just write anything for Declan? I thought Declan was getting 2 lobsters and was going to cook them on the beach for Charlotte. That would have been smart and good writing but no we get a stupid sl just to intertwine with major plots/relationships. Tyler isn't well conceived. In theory, he's acting similar to Emily but we don't know his motives or background and so he's just an unsympathetic villain. I thought he was going to have sex with Daniel/make Daniel(or others) think he had sex with Daniel. I loved Emily attacking Tyler at dinner. Emily will fall in love with Jack and possibly Daniel and this will complicate her plans. Next episode will be a big one!

    Shrimpie

    I loved this epi and I was scared for nolan's life but I hope this isn't the end of his and emily's friendship. I enjoy these two together!

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    I agree with Lois - I think Tyler is the one that shoots Daniel. I really hope Frank goes next week. he is making me too nervous.

    Jeca

    It didn't fascinated me , Nolan is such a baby, he could lie and let the trace to the grayson , but he ran to cry to Emily , and left frank to know who is he working with, and the video,Emily is right he shouldn't be in it, he's to careless, I want this Tyler guy get what he deserves

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    I think this was the most unrealistic episode to date Lydia is alive? Why? so you may or may not bring her back later. can you say Cliché? and with the ongoing investigation at her apartment, i'm suprised NYs finest didn't check the surveillance footage to see if anyone entered the apartment I'm trying to figure what's Tyler's deal? I found it funny how Emily called him out at the dinner table, but why was Ashley so upset at the fact that Tyler lies and is fake? I'll never understand women I'm glad it took an entire episode for the Grayson's to realize someone sent them that email. All in all, the worst episode to date

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    Em really need to watch her back. Tyler will try something with her. I hope Jack will get with Em and take care of the others.

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    I think Tyler will be the one that kills Daniel.

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    Jack didn't kill Daniel...he found him on the beach!!!!

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    i think emily was right in not wanting to let anyone help her. she knows what she's doing and if she had gone to lydia's house herself, i'm sure she would have known how to do it more discretely than nolan. it was all nolan's carelessness that allow frank to identify him, and then right after being attacked, knowing full well that frank is in the vicinity, he leads emily away and has a discussion in full sight of everyone with a worried expression! what an idiot! even i know not to be having that conversation right away with emily!!!

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    The thing is, we SEE it is Jack that kills Daniel (or shoots - maybe he doesn't die - Season 2??? but I digress...) - but now, we have a better theory than jaded lover (too simple for Revenge). Frank sets it up. How better to punish Victoria and Conrad AND Emily all at once? Jack probably tries to protect Emily somewhere along the way & is why he's forced to do the deed. You can tell while he's doing it that he's troubled, almost as if he knows that if he doesn't kill Daniel, someone else will kill _______ (Emily? His brother?).