Revenge Review: A Ticking Bomb

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"Loyalty" seemed like an unknown concept in the Hamptons this week, as plots for payback, blackmail and Revenge spun out of control.

Emily set up her enemies to devour one another, but some plans were more successful than others. Let's run it down, shall we?

Mr. Miyagi bails. I know his name's really Mr. Takeda but every time he appears on screen I have flashes of the Karate Kid movies. I found this part of Emily's story a little absurd. So poor little Amanda was sent off with social services but was somehow sent to Japan and apprenticed with this guy for her lifelong goal of revenge?!? I'm generally willing to suspend my disbelief for a good plot but this one may have taken it too far.

Nolan and Mr. Takeda appeared to be the angel and devil on Emily's shoulders, although calling Nolan an angel is a bit of a stretch. He wants her to get in touch with her emotions and live the life her father wanted for her. Takeda claimed her emotions would lead her to nothing but failure.

With her mentor gone, will Emily's heart begin to break free? Is there any chance she'll decide that love is worth more than revenge? Nah. I don't think so.

Karate Chop!

It just happened? That was Amanda's explanation to Emily about coming clean to Jack concerning her counter identity. Oddly enough, Amanda got Emily's blessing to stick around, but only because she saw a way to use Amanda to her advantage. 

I began to feel more for Amanda this week. She was lost and looking for attention. Unfortunately, Jack was so lonely he bought her story without question. We all know this won't end well. Jack Porter is once again destined for heartbreak.

Advice taken. Declan did the right thing for his own future as well as Charlotte's. Jack's advice was correct: If he wants any shot with Charlotte, he needs to make something of himself, although that $25,000 check could have helped with that college education.

Every time Charlotte runs to Daddy, I grow more convinced that David's her real father. It's such a fun, devastatingly good twist that I've got my fingers crossed it turns out to be true.

With Charlotte at her dad's, Daniel made his way back to Victoria where he let it slip that the real Amanda Clarke was back in town. I can't wait to see more of Victoria's reaction to that news.

Letting the snakes devour one another. That was Emily's plan. She leaked Nolan's sex tape to Daniel knowing it would start a chain of events that put Tyler and Conrad in one another's crosshairs. 

Conrad's a powerful man but Tyler's equally morally corrupt and he's now an unmedicated schizophrenic. In case you missed it, Tyler was searching for his empty prescription for Clozapine. A quick Google search showed that the drug is used by schizophrenics, specifically those with a history of harming themselves. 

So if I'm right, Tyler's now under intense pressure and is off his meds. What could possibly go wrong? Well, if you saw the promo for the next episode then you already have a clue. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until the new year to get our answers. Enjoy your holidays, Revenge-free... if that's possible.


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I think the lawyer is her next takedown target,not her secret ally. If David Clarke is still alive,the entire premise of the show as understood by the viewer has been false.I note however from the new episode explicit confirmation that his daughter IS out to clear his name,not just let him be thought guilty but make the framers pay for it.Another very disturbing twist would be the discovery that,though he can't be as guilty as alleged,he really did know about the terrorists' money-laundering and not stop it.


Why didn't you post my comment? I thought it was pretty provoking.


I suspected the lawyer was involved with RealAmanda.


This ep was just a tad meh for me. I liked how Emily decided to take down Tyler, but she underestimated him and that will come back to haunt her. I only hope she can recover the evidence n use it for her. I really don't like Faux-Amanda. She is creepy and needs to go soon.
I never saw the fact that the lawyer knew David and was planted by Emily. I think I figured Emily's plan for victoria. She wants her to literally have nothing.
No money, No kids, Nothing. The best twist would be that David is still alive.


I get it. The hairstyle of the moment is long curly hair with a center part, but please, couldn't one the women show a little individuality. This droopy style looks particularly bad on Victoria. I cheered for her ponytail this week. With all the money the Graysons have, I would like to see Victorial wear something stylish instead of week after week of sleeveless sheaths. Soooo Boring!!!!


It was Warden Stiles,not David Clarke,who put his daughter in contact with Ikeda.


so much going on it keeps getting better!!


Entertaining. Declan remains an idiot.


Agree with Jax that Emily may have injured herself with the Nolan debacle - now she's all alone in her quest for REVENGE! We discuss it at length in our recap here We think it's funny how people react to Tyler. He's easily one of the best characters on the show because he drives the drama (unlike, say, Ashley, who does nothing). Can't wait for him to get even more cray-cray.


I dig this show. I'm gonna wear my boots next week cuz it's gett'n deep...

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Revenge Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

My father once wrote, always question where your loyalty lies. The people you trust will expect it, your greatest enemies will desire it and those you treasure the most will without fail, abuse it.

Emily Thorne

You kiss a billionaire once you make 200 grand. I've been kissing Victoria's ass all summer and I'm lucky she lets me call her by her first name.