Revenge Round Table: "Lineage"
Sunday night's episode of Revenge featured many flashes back to 2006 as we learned more about some of the characters we love (and love to hate), plus some details concerning ongoing Season 2 storylines.
TV Fanatic staff members Steve Marsi, Kate Brooks, Christine Orlando and Leigh Raines break down all facets of "Lineage" and look ahead to the coming weeks in our weekly Round Table Q&A discussion.
Weigh in with your own responses to these Revenge topics below!
1. Whose storyline from 2006 was your favorite?
Kate: I loved learning about the past between Aiden and Emily. The twist of their fathers being connected, great add.
Leigh: Emily and Aiden for sure. I expressed in my review how sexy I find this pairing! I also find it interesting how their fathers were both targeted by the initiative.
Christine: Ashley as a down and out, almost escort. I kind of loved that.
Steve: Ems' without a doubt, but the NolCorp backstory and even Carl Porter's secret were cool to see too. Emily's flashbacks were the most entertaining on their own merit, but all served the overall narrative well.
2. Scale of 1-10: How much of a monster was Victoria's mother Marian?
Kate: How about a 12. The apple doesn't fall far from the crazy tree.
Leigh: 11. Seriously she was horrible. She made her daughter shoot somebody and took a pedophile's word above Victoria's. No wonder Victoria is so crazy and obsessed with money.
Christine: 9. She made her daughter an accessory to murder, pimped her out and then kicked her to the curb. Victoria's looking almost angelic in comparison.
Steve: 9. Christine's answer basically sums it up. The fact that Marian did all that made you almost cheer Victoria for staging that admittedly vindictive ruse.
3. Emily and Aiden's fathers both being involved in the plane crash... what are your theories?
Kate: I try not to make any "theories" or "speculation" for Revenge because I enjoy the element of surprise this show produces. Honestly, I have no idea.
Leigh: Still have no idea but I'm very intrigued.
Christine: I'm not sure but it obviously bonds them together and this was the first time I felt a connection to the Emily/Ayden storyline.
Steve: It was interesting how that detail was included almost as an aside, with Aiden's quest for payback against the Russians serving as the primary 2006 plot line. Aiden and Emily seemed to meet by chance at that club, but their joint connection to the Initiative's plot can't just be a coincidence, can it? I'm betting not.
4. What do you think will happen now that Daniel has contacted Romero?
Kate: Nolan will lose his business to cover for Emily.
Leigh: I feel like Romero will definitely be tempted to help Daniel, but ultimately he probably still has love for Nolan and won't screw him over.
Christine: I just keep worrying about what happens to Nolan in all of this. All he's wanted to do was pay back David and protect Emily and I'm becoming more and more afraid it will come back to bite him.
Steve: We know Nolan's the man, and Nolan knows David's innocent, but from Romero's perspective, he unknowingly aided a terrorist AND his boyfriend deceived him. He could be a ticking time bomb.
5. Porter family history and storyline: Intriguing or get rid of it already?
Kate: I honestly don't care either way. It was intriguing that his father is covering up a murder and I want to see how it'll play out but if it doesn't I won't be disappointed.
Leigh: Semi-intriguing, but it took until the very end for me to take interest. Honestly too much time was wasted on that.
Christine: The Porters are the most boring part of any episode but my favorite part was they buy telling Porter senior he used his gun to kill the guy. That was great.
Steve: I think it's about to get more intriguing now that we realize why Kenny and his brother care so much about the Porters. Their own plot for Revenge could lead to major collateral damage.
6. Make a prediction for the Revenge winter finale.
Kate: Someone else will find that Emily is Amanda. Daniel will go running back to Emily once he finds out about Ashley. Jack won't be the one to die or at least I seriously hope. Other than that I have no speculation, I just can't wait to see how everything plays out.
Leigh: Sex, mayhem, murder, blackmail. All the best that Revenge has to offer.
Christine: Both Porter boys are actually on the boat and Jack and Declan find their end together on the ocean floor while Amanda takes over the bar. Wishful thinking?
Steve: Among the many possible "Revelations" I foresee: Conrad and Ashley have been hitting it; Romero blows the whistle on Nolan; Amanda's true identity is exposed to Jack; Emily looks gorgeous in a brightly-colored dress; The Initiative makes a play for Daniel's loyalty. Looking ahead to 2013, we know thanks to these Revenge spoilers that at least one person will bite the dust.
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