Revenge Review: Hell Hath No Fury

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R.I.P. FauxManda. Watch out Conrad Grayson. Emily Thorne is back and seeking "Retribution" on Revenge. 

Tonight Emily's quest to take down those who took her father away was renewed. As she told Aiden after chucking the laptop into the ocean, there can be "no more distractions." The game is on. I'm eager to see Revenge pick up the pace and tonight was a great start.

RIP Amanda

After hearing Amanda's quasi-revelation on the boat that she returned to the Hamptons to avenge her "father" against the Graysons, Jack is left wondering who, exactly, he married. He now believes that everything between them may have been a lie. He also knows now that she and Emily have a shared history that is deeper than he originally thought.

While I know that an hour before her funeral was neither the time nor the place, I've always wanted Emily to tell Jack the truth about her identity and tonight, while he was yelling at her and shoving Amanda's letters in her face, I was practically yelling "tell him the truth!!" at my television. But I know she can't. It's not the right time. 

He deserves to know that while FauxManda may not have been the girl from his childhood, she loved him as deeply as the real Amanda, if not more so. He deserves to know how big her heart was and that she died to save his life because he was the only family she had ever known. 

Did it get dusty in here all of a sudden or is it just me? I'm oddly sad about FauxManda's passing and what it means for Jack and baby Carl. And even Charlotte, who is as meddlesome as the rest of her family with only half the brains. Getting in touch with Amanda's foster family so that a former foster brother shows up in the Hamptons? Charlotte! What have you done?

Emily's eulogy for Amanda was a moving tribute to her fallen sort-of sister and hinted at what's to come for those who took away Amanda, one of the only people Emily has ever loved. 

And what's to come for the Graysons and those who get in Emily's way while taking them down is nothing but destruction of all kinds. I like it!

I'm ready to see Emily scheme and plan and undermine Victoria and Conrad and finally do what she set out to do by ruining all that they were, are, and could ever be. 

If she manages to also take down the Initiative in the process, I'm good with that, though Nolan giving Padma the Carrion program may have just made things more difficult for Emily and Aiden. When Daniel showed up to NolCorp and told Nolan to destroy the program, part of me wanted to pat the kid on the back for having an idea of his own. But then part of me realized that not only would Padma's dad die, the Initiative would probably also come after Nolan. 

Trask is weird and creepy and the weird creepiness overrides any sinister effect the character is supposed to have. I'm tired of watching Victoria and Conrad spin their wheels trying to lie to him and throw him off their trail. The Initiative story needs to be put to bed already. Perhaps Daniel sending the clock-cam out to be serviced is an omen to that end.

Time is up for the Initiative.

What did you think of "Retribution?" Are you ready to see Emily go to work on her revengenda once again? To read Emily's eulogy for Amanda, and more, check out the Revenge quotes page, and look for the Round Table coming soon!


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People, dont you think as her foster BROTHER, he WON'T ruin her plans? He might even give her a hand. Come one, her foster brother by all means does not define distraction.

Beverly brooks

It was great to see the see the computer go into the sea. Now Emily will not having it to distract again. On for the revenge..but what a foster brother is showing up. Will he be the next death????


i thought "Sacrifice" was the only episode where I would cry. I was wrong. I really miss Amanda, even more now after she's gone.


No Revenge is not on the bubble at this point its as close to certain for renewal as it is possible for an ABC show these days. Anyways it went up in the ratings to a 2.0 in the demo and will only grow stronger especially if it keeps the quality up.


My thought was cut off. I was saying that I hear Revenge is on the bubble for returning next season. I hope that it will return. It will be interesting to see where we go from here.


I'm still sad over Amanda's death. She killed Vic's guy because he was a threat to Emily. She sacrificed herself for the sake of Jack and then after she retrieved her locket, warned Emily of the explosion, and probably saved her life too. I hope there are flashbacks of Jack and Amanda together with their son. She should not be brushed aside and forgotten. Let's remember that Emily came back to avenge her father's death -- not to get back with Jack. She had her chance and chose Revenge over him. I guess I'm in the minority, but I don't want to see them get back together. It was a childhood crush and they have very little in common these days. I'm bothered by the way Jack received the news about Amanda's death. He's all broken up and then a SECOND later, he's ready to speak with Conrad. Huh? I hope Jack is playing with Conrad and really suspects him of the worst. No one can be that naive, can they? I think Ashley will spill the beans to Jack. Just a feeling. I hear Revenge is on the bubble for returning for a new season. I hope it comes back, but I'm not sure where we go from here. It will be interesting to see the show's direction.


Loved this episode, and though I know Emily loved her, I am glad that Fauxmanda perished with one of the evil Ryan brothers. I hope that Emily has the chance to tell Jack the truth, though it would not surprise me if she puts it off until the end of the season, because the time isn't right.
I love Aiden and Emily together, because they're both beautiful and both wounded and they have chemistry that Emily doesn't really have with Jack, by her own intention.
And I, too, wish they wouldn't bring in the foster brother as yet another distraction from Emily getting REVENGE. Oh, and Nolan, my sweet Nolan, was ever so adorable this episode, saving the day and calling himself everyone's pawn. He's an amazing guy, to put up with all of that. He's the best character on the show, IMHO.


i really hated the end of this. she finally says " no more distractions" and ready to take them that the writes can bring her foster brother in....TO DISTRACT! ...really disappointed...


@ sharon Emily had initially said that the baby was not Jack's but later she revealed to Amanda that she had lied and Karl was actually Jack's son.


While you all were feeling sorry for fauxmanda, let's not forget that she's a killer in her own right. Remember? She took out Victoria's right hand man in season one when he stumbled across her real identity.
I think one of the main reasons I keep watching Revenge is because I want to see Jack and Emily/Amanda together. I think they are fated for each other and somehow I think Jack will understand when put in terms of what was done to her father. AND I am still not sure that little Carl is Jack's baby. Originally, Emily said the test proved otherwise. Am I wrong on this?
Anyway, it's still one of the few shows I DVR and comment on.

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Revenge Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

Nolan: As far as me sticking by your side, I think you know by now I'm not going anywhere.
Emily: Then don't ever tell me to let go, or to ease up, or to forgive. Not when I'm standing here covered in the blood of one of the only people that I ever loved.

In its purest form, an act of retribution provides symmetry, the rendering of payment for crimes against the innocent. but the danger of retaliation lies in furthering the cycle of violence. Still, it's a risk that must be met when the greater offense is to allow the guilty to go unpunished.