Revenge Round Table: "Duplicity"
Did you hear the good news? Revenge has been picked up by ABC for a full season.
Did you hear the even better news? Staff writers Dan Forcella, Christine Orlando and Leigh Raines are back with another edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. Below, they dissect various aspect of "Duplicity," choosing a man for Emily and giving her latest scheme a grade. Let's dig right in...
Rate Emily's Revenge on the good doctor on a scale of 1 to 10.
Christine: I'd give it a 7. She'll never have a practice in the Hamptons again, will most likely get sued by her patients, and with the videos still floating around the internet she'll have trouble starting a practice anywhere else. I would have loved to see her suffer in that storage container a little longer though. She deserved it.
Leigh: Last night's revenge was artistic! A cold hard 10. Not only did she take down the doctor, but the doctor's patients, and somehow got the finger pointed at Victoria. It's all starting to piece together now for me.
Dan: I'll split the difference and go 8.5. My favorite part is that she threw herself in the video in order to throw everyone off the scent. Smooth moves, Emily.
What's Tyler's end game in getting Daniel wasted and away from Emily?
Christine: I honestly don't know. Is he gay and secretly lusting after Daniel? Is he exacting his own revenge? I can't figure out what's in this for him.
Leigh: Tyler has his own agenda fueled by jealousy. It must have something to do with the past. It's shady, but I'm not sure what it is yet.
Dan: The fact that none of us have any idea what Tyler's deal is shows that they're doing things right in this case. The suspense of not knowing what his goal is makes for some pretty interesting twists and turns.
Team Danily or Team Jackily?
Christine: I was Danily up until last night. Daniel certainly backslid into old habits pretty quickly. Plus this was the first time I felt the chemistry between Jack and Emily. I just don't think she's going to be willing to go there. Her focus is on making Victoria pay and Daniel is a great tool to get that done.
Leigh: Team Jackily. Daniel is hot, but she and Jack have the unspoken vibe.
Dan: I signed up for Team Jackily so early that they gave me a free jersey. Instead of a number on the back it's just a big heart. I agree with Christine that Emily is too driven at this point to worry about Jack, but it will happen. Oh yes, it will happen.
Play screenwriter and explain how Emily both got the office recordings and got the doctor into the storage unit?
Christine: The recordings are easy. Dr. Banks leaves her alone in her office and Emily either accesses her computer or finds the digital recordings. She's been seeing her for a year so there are a lot of opportunities there. Getting Banks into that storage container is trickier. If Emily knocks her unconscious and drags her off to the storage container she's risking someone seeing her or her leaving evidence behind. If she has someone else do it there's the risk that they'll turn on her. It's a toss up, which it was.
Leigh: Well, we know that she knows how to rig camera systems. It could've been as simple as sneaking into the office and planting a device or she could have hacked into the software somehow. As far as the storage unit, I'd say it was probably a chloroform situation, but the doctor got startled and Emily just knocked her out. She knows how to fight, remember when she took Nolan out in the pilot?
Dan: Christine and Leigh have some good ideas, but my question is why didn't we get to see any of this? I wanted to see Emily in action again!
Was Declan's accent thicker than usual? And has it become annoying?
Christine: Honestly I didn't even notice. I thought he and Charlotte were adorable and it was nice to have a small ray of sunshine in the middle of all of the angst.
Leigh: Declan's accent was thicker, but he was sweet with Charlotte and I liked his shades so I overlooked it.
Dan: I couldn't handle it. I was annoyed by the accent.