Revenge Review: Predators Are Everywhere

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Revenge roared back tonight and spread plenty of "Doubt" throughout the Hamptons. Let's start from the beginning...

So, Emily said that Takeda had Amanda secured. What did that mean exactly? She's staying at his luxurious compound in Japan or she's chained in a private prison cell?  Secured could mean so many things, the possibilities are endless.

Daniel in Jail

One of my favorite scenes involved Nolan and Emily discussing their options over croissants. Nolan played a great irritating brother role to Emily's annoyed sister. The relationship between these two continued to grow as they were clearly in this together. Nolan's the one person with whom Emily can be honest.

Not knowing what happened to Amanda was driving Jack crazy. For a guy who couldn't give Nolan the time of day not all that long ago he now has no problem running to him for help every episode. Perhaps I'm being harsh but there's something about Jack that just rubs me the wrong way. I still wish he had sailed off for Haiti.

Victoria was willing to throw anyone under the bus in order to get Daniel out of prison... including Daniel. I suppose a concussion was a small price to pay to get out of Rikers, but what other mother would set that up?!?

And Victoria didn't stop there. She needed a murder suspect to make sure her son didn't end up back behind bars and she wasn't terribly picky about who it would be. Amanda, Jack, Emily... you could pick a name out of a hat and Victoria would happily set him/her up to take the fall.

But did they really need Treadwell to get the Grayson spin out there? The guy's such a little weasel I almost can't wait to see Victoria take him out at the knees.

The part that threw me off was Victoria's new lover. I didn't get the point of bringing on this character. Did Victoria really need another romantic interest? Perhaps the writers have a plan but for now he's simply an unwanted distraction from the rest of the story.

I really felt for Charlotte. There wasn't anyone she could trust. Her grandfather blackmailed her into forgoing therapy to save her boyfriend. Her mother twisted her statement and made it appear that Jack was the mysterious hooded suspect. Ironically, he's actually the guy, not that Charlotte or Victoria knew that.

Then, Declan turned on Charlotte to save his brother and I didn't blame her one bit for kicking him to the curb. In this great Revenge quote she puts him in his place...

You're just another puppet in the Grayson family play and it's time for your exit. | permalink

It was one thing to try and save Jack but quite another to publicize his girlfriend's drug problems. And instead of helping her daughter with her issues, Victoria blamed her for Daniel's plight. 

How much more is this girl suppose to handle?!? I wouldn't be surprised if Charlotte's overdose or suicide attempt is right around the corner.

I was surprised that once Daniel was home he didn't check in with his little sis. Obviously he was overwhelmed but I expected a scene between these two. And on a side note: did anyone else find it strange that they placed the ankle monitor on the outside of Daniel's pants? I'd think they'd fit it better considering it's the only thing keeping him from fleeing the country.

I was a little surprised when Emily kicked that guy's ass at the end until she said it was for Jack. Then I realized he was the guy who had beaten Jack when he broke in for the tapes. It was nice that the final kicks were for Daniel. As I said in my previous review, I believe there's going to come a point when Emily's going to have to chose which man to save. Who do you think it will be?

Was Revenge's return everything that you'd hoped?

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Revenge Season 1 Episode 17 Quotes

Emily: What do you want?
Nolan: World peace but let's start small.

Doubt is a disease. It infects the mind.