Revenge Round Table: "Charade"
Revenge is taking this Wednesday off. What ever will fans do?!?
Read through the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, of course, reliving "Charade" along with Leigh Raines, Christine Orlando, Chandel Charles and Dan Forcella! Pull up a virtual chair now and dive into their following Q&A...
What was your favorite scene from this week's episode?
Leigh: In an episode chock full of action, I have to say I really enjoyed the scene between Daniel and Victoria on the balcony. It was heartfelt and it actually humanized Victoria. A rare moment.
Christine: I enjoyed the argument between Conrad and Victoria where she admits she has something in common with Lydia since she started off as Conrad's other woman. I loved it when he told her he's never loved anyone the way he loves her and Victoria quips, "Just my luck." It made me like Victoria more than I ever had.
Chandel: Emily stopping by the Stowaway to drop off the mariners compass. I keep waiting for Jack to suddenly put the pieces together. I know he's gonna find out eventually, somehow. Whatever these two end up being to one another, I like their dynamic.
Dan: Look at you three saps. My favorite was when the real Emily Thorne smashed Frank over the head with a tire iron, potentially killing him. We don't need any loose ends getting in OUR Emily's way.
Was Declan out of order at dinner?
Leigh: While I think he was a little harsh on Emily, he also doesn't know the truth about things. I cringed at first but I'm glad he was himself instead of trying to fit in with the rich kid world and acting fake. Kudos for not drinking the Grayson Kool-Aid.
Christine: This was a family party and he was a guest. Calling Emily out at the dinner table was simply rude. He could have told her off later and not made such a scene.
Chandel: No, I think he was just being genuine. I think everyone else at the table has a hidden agenda of some kind, or was putting on airs. Declan's a genuine kind of guy. He even thought that Mrs. Grayson had cooked their dinner. He is naive that way, and he keeps the show grounded, which I appreciate.
Dan: I thought he was a bit out of line. There is a time and a place for issues like that to come out, and the dinner table isn't it. There is a thin line between being naive and just being dumb. Declan thinking that Victoria cooked the meal was kind of dumb.
Impressed by Nolan's determination? Or upset that he bedded such a fool as Tyler?
Leigh: Well, let's just say that Christine's gaydar was dead on in last week's review. How did I never realize that Nolan and Tyler had more in common than I thought? Nolan is devious and determined and as awful as I find Tyler, he pulled a very slick move. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Now he knows Tyler's whole hand.
Christine: Impressed and skeeved out. I've always liked Nolan but Tyler makes my skin crawl. I can't wait until Nolan or Emily finally take him down.
Chandel: I was a little shocked to say the least. Not sure whether or not I am surprised at his determination. I just know I'm gonna be disappointed if some sort of relationship develops there. Nolan was so eager to get in on Emily's plans that he just needs to prove he can be an asset. Destroy Tyler and move on.
Dan: Upset. There has to be another way Nolan!
Is the real Emily Thorne going to help or hurt OUR Emily in the long run?
Leigh: I don't know if she's going to help or hurt but I know that Lisa P is going to cause some chaos and I'm damn excited!
Christine: As I said in my review, no good can come from having a stripper named Amanda Clarke running around town. Emily needs to pay this girl off and send her packing ASAP.
Chandel: Not sure. I think Emily has developed some kind of network in her past that almost allows her to continue this revenge plot because they believe and maybe even support her. I am not sure that her past will be the problem, but the present attempting to dig into it, as we've already seen. How many people have to end up dead or critically injured before we figure that out?
Dan: I think she may help. If Frank is out of the picture, and the stripper doesn't use the name Amanda Clarke, she could fill in where Nolan is now absent. OUR Emily can always use a little help.
Do you have sympathy for Victoria Grayson?
Leigh: Ugh this is a tough one. I want to say no, but everything happened when she was younger, dumb, and naive. Plus she was being threatened that she would lose everything. Then again, It's pretty effing clear that framing an innocent man for a terrorist plot is absolutely wrong. How could she do that to someone loved? So I suppose I answered my own question.
Christine: Yes and no. This is a Hell of her own making. She agreed to frame her lover and then basically had a traumatized, young girl emotionally tortured. I understand why Emily wants her Revenge. On the other hand, I can see how Victoria was intimidated by Conrad and Frank. In the end, it looks like she's going to lose everything that she truly loves and it's harder to watch than I expected.
Chandel: I wish I did because I think there's some guilt in her. Honestly, I think people always have a choice and can control their lives as a result. I think she's a total monster. She made her bed, now she can lay in it. Funny thing is, something tells me that by the end of the series, Victoria Grayson may end up in kahootz with Emily...it's just a hunch, and only time will tell.
Dan: I do. I am always a sucker for the villains anyway. Making her more sympathetic only clinches it for me.