It's been 10 episodes in the making and tonight finally answered the big question:
Who shot Emily?
I can tell you it certainly wasn't who I thought would shoot her. Wow. Talk about your shockers!
Revenge Season 3 Episode 10 definitely brought a dramatic ending to the first chapter of Revenge season 3.
Emily duped Conrad into helping to get Victoria to attend the wedding and he called in Patrick, who convinced his mother that Daniel deserved her support. Nolan was put on Patrick duty and Patrick discovered the safe at Nolan's house, which will add a nice element of intrigue when the show returns.
Since he's likely not Nolan's endgame and he didn't get shirtless, I was less than interested in Patrick's return. This isn't the last we've seen of him yet, though, so I'm holding out hope for at least three more Patrick-in-a-swimsuit scenes.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful. Emily's vows were especially duplicitous and perfect:
Daniel, I've looked forward to this day since I was a little girl. Thank you for letting me into your life, into your family. Through you, I've become the woman that I always wanted to be, the woman that I needed to be. From the moment I met you, I knew that this moment was in our destiny. We share a bond that is unbreakable. Until death parts us.Emily
She has looked forward to this since they were children. They just haven't been looking forward to the same "this." The relative ease with which the wedding ceremony and reception occurred stood as foreshadowing that the family yacht ride to Nantucket would be anything but.
Of all the possible suspects to shoot Emily, I didn't expect it to be that one! Bravo to the writers for bringing an element of surprise to tonight's mid-season finale.
Daniel shot Emily!
After overhearing her tell Victoria that she had faked the pregnancy, and after learning that Sara had tried to commit suicide he decided to pick up a gun and fire on his wife. It was all too much for Victoria's middle child.
Talk about unhappily ever after.
Emily, of course, was stupid to tell Victoria the truth about the baby. That's Villain 101. Never reveal anything. Haven't you watched Scream, Emily Thorne?
The moment she admitted to taking a page out of Victoria's handbook and faking a pregnancy to keep Daniel around was the moment it became clear that one of the Graysons would shoot her. For a moment I expected it would be Victoria herself, but Aiden swooped in with a save and knocked her out as part of their original plan.
You know, the plan that didn't work.
Originally, Emily was supposed to shoot the gun up into the air twice, jump overboard, and then swim away to rendezvous with Aiden where the two would run off to live happily ever after. That was just too easy, apparently.
Daniel, who began drinking at the wedding reception, was lurking in the shadows during Emily's encounter with Victoria and overheard Emily tell his mother that she wasn't pregnant and had only said she was to keep Daniel around. Daniel, drunk and reeling, couldn't handle the fact that he'd been lied to and shot her. Twice.
You'd think after learning that Daniel shot Aiden Emily would learn not to leave guns in Daniel's presence.
Aiden and Jack met up on the beach and waited for Emily, Jack to say goodbye and Aiden to whisk her away to forever. Instead all either man got was her wedding dress, without her in it.
Aside from that, there's not much to say about this episode. The biggest shock of the night came in the much-hyped reveal as to who would be the shooter. Other than that, it was pretty bland.
The happy moments worked in conjunction with the shooting to show that this Revengenda of Emily's will never fully work. Ever. The human element is too strong. There are too many variables which she and Aiden cannot control. Someone else will always screw up their plans.
What did you think of Revenge Season 3 Episode 10? Was it a let down compared to the build up of the season? Will Emily's plan for revenge ever really work?
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