Revenge – S03.02 – Sin

JJ is out on a date this week so Miz took the opportunity to get in first and discuss this week’s Revenge episode. Love you LONG TIME JJ!! If it helps, you really just missed nice-Emily trying to outplay bad-Emily – her conscience may be getting on her nerves, but it’s not getting the better of her just yet, despite what her dad’s journals say to the contrary. “I knew you hadn’t gone full darkside” … “It’s too late.”

So, Aiden really is working with Victoria … Apparently …  But I can’t help but think that if he was working with her, why doesn’t he simply tell her who Emily is? Surely that news is a home run. (Also, I’m assuming Aiden knows the whole story of why Emily wants revenge – JJ, does he know that she’s really Amanda? Surely yes right??) Does that leave an opening for Emily to actually still have him on side. Seems unlikely though. GO HOME AIDEN no one likes you. [Can Aiden get a cameo on GoT?!]

Talking about people no one likes, CONRAD. No one likes you. I agree that you should be selling all your things, but man you’re just a dick. Well played Emily for the nice touch in spiking the drink which made Conrad question his own mortality, however Conrad will never confess –  well certainly that is true for the Conrad-of-the-last-two-seasons. Well played indeed.

Nolan got sexytime. Boom chuka whop wah. Awesomesauce. And now bakes blueberry muffins?! What a hottie. This week Nolan plays the character of “good cop” on Emily’s shoulder. And Emily steals Nolan’s baking and gives it to Conrad. She’s such an excellent caregiver. Cough. I appreciated the re-regifting of the muffins of Victoria to Nolan. Well played writers, well played indeed.

Emily still has the infinity chest of DOOM WITH THE RED SHARPIE!! Actual red sharpie. Yeeeessssssss. And a new victim to cross off – Father Paul – who worked for Grayson Global 10 years ago before finding his higher calling. Guess what? In a huge plot twist (cough) Emily and Daniel have asked Father Paul to preside over their ceremony. Yadda yadda yadda, Conrad paid Paul off in the past for something blemishing: “Better to be honestly unhappy, than dishonestly so”. Father Paul YOU MAKE NO SENSE. I guess it is another character that they need to expand on. And for Emily to beat up. And then for him to fall on his metaphorical sword. Though no red sharpie cross suggests that Emily (a) has either developed a conscious, or (b) we haven;t seen the last of him.

SO MANY RED SHARPIES. Jack has one. Love love love it. That is all.

Charlotte had a superficial conversation to Jack (not with Jack – she cannot maintain a two-sided conversation) about missing Declan and how bad things happen to good people, or something, cross referencing her dad. BOO CHARLOTTE wake up and smell the fact that your father is responsible for his demise.  Also, Charlotte hating on Emily? This is surely superficial – writers are totally clutching at straws. Charlotte loved Emily; and Miz thinks it was reciprocal (as much as it can be when someone is lying). Also, the failed pregnancy reared it’s ugly head again tonight – Charlotte has been blaming herself this whole time. At least she showed some guilt and that it’s miscarriage rather than an abortion. But still URGH storyline from season 2.

Emily wants Patrick part of the wedding? Super confusing. Then she buys one of Patrick’s paintings or Nolan does? I though he had disappeared. FOREVER (cue distressing music). Obviously that didn’t happen. Does forever mean nothing these days!?!? Also, there is still totally a sexual undertone to Victoria and Patrick and introducing him to Victoria’s family? Very very weird. The whole family dinner scene was super.awkward. Hated it. Hate the Patrick storyline. Grumble. (Also seems like Patrick isn’t Emily’s pawn – maybe a third person involved here. Watch this space).

Jack and Emily had a nice meetup. WITH PUPPIES! Foreshadowing /  trying to make this relationship pure. I’m worried about these two. I want these to literally run off into the sunset together. Odds?

French girl and magazine. Don’t like. Like her dress and underwear though. Nuff said. And did Daniel just go there?!?! NO NO NO DEAL dude. Emily has been so nice to you Daniel (well kinda). “I’d told her I’d sleep on it”. OH COME ON DANIEL. Stop drink, and grow up. Though apparently nothing happened, which I find it hard to believe. Grumble grumble.

All-in-all a strong Revenge episode. Miz just hates so many characters … it’s like the show you love to hate. Is it bad that I hope it finishes this season with Emily actually dying, as was shown at the beginning of last episode? Totes not going to happen, but still. Grumble.

PS I want Charlotte’s dress.

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PPS Just realised Asheligh has gone. Hopefully for good. Maybe the plane blew up, though we didn’t hear anything about it so highly unlikley. Hooray! I shall drink to that!

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3 thoughts on “Revenge – S03.02 – Sin

  1. Whee funtimes! I shall reply by the paragraph, as per.

    Firstly, AIDEN IS BACK RARR. I was still hoping he was a fever dream. Damnit. Also, Victoria is getting really good at entertaining gentlemen guests secretly in her mansion. Just sayin’. I’m assuming he hasn’t told Victoria who Emily is (because he Knows All, her having been still fairly human when they met at Takeda’s Revenge Camp For Troubled Teens) because he doesn’t want to play all his cards yet. Also, he has no proof, so needs to win Vicky over to trusting him first. It’s a pretty mental claim to make, out of the blue. And I think he’s genuinely burnt his bridges with Emily, though his whole ‘NolEm abandoned me waaah’ is kind if hella stupid given that he KILLED TAKEDA and went all renegade against Emily’s express commands. Psht.

    Hehe I do wonder if she’ll be able to induce a Pavlovian response in Conrad so that every time she hands him a drink, spiked or not, he gets the wobblies. And yes, he is a douchewang of the highest order. And watching Charlotte play martyr-child/Florence Nightingale made me spewy. So she miscarried Declan’s bebe because of… emotion? No. Her character can barely carry a grudge overnight, let alone that kind of emotional turmoil. She’s as deep as a puddle, and about as interesting.

    The muffins were the weirdest part of this ep. The muffin-go-round of insincerity and threats (Nolan to Emily to Victoria to Nolan) contrasted with Nolan’s freaking adorable domesticity made me think that it’s a sign he needs to get out. Also stop wearing black speedo-undies under a leopard sateen dressing gown. Just… no. I did love his PTSD call though – at least he’s aware of his predilection for making terrible life-partner choices.

    Yeah, I felt that Father Paul story was too rushed. While I am ALL IN for a return to the Red Sharpie of Doom (and I too loved Jack playing with one – FORESHADOWING?!?!) and quick wins to balance the long, convoluted, multi-episodic schemes, this one felt shoehorned in. More buildup please.

    Hehehe excellent point about Charlotte and Jack. She just goes and whines at people until they give her an opportunity to mention how no-one likes her, then she slopes off. So fun! I kind of buy her hating on Emily though, and it doesn’;t bother me because all Emily has to do to get back in her “OMG I ❤ u 4eva BFFs 4 lyf!!" good books is buy her a kitten or a lollipop or something.

    The Patrick thing – the ONLY surprising thing to me this ep was Emily and Patrick establishing that they're not working together. I'm uncomfortable if he's either a) genuine or b) a rogue agent because either way he is in so far over his head it's not funny. If Victoria really loved him she'd have told him to stay the hell away from her nutballs family. Also, his dinner scene reminded me of Daniel's psychopathic Grayson-wannabe friend, so I presume Patrick will also go postal at some point, when the genetic crazy kicks off inside him.

    I still maintain Jack (even damaged!Jack) is Emily's salvation, and she and he and Nolan as big brother riding off into the sunset together is the shiny happy half of the dilemma she'll face at the end, the price for which will probably be letting Conrad and Victoria escape full vengeance, realising that being stuck with each other is punishment enough. The other alternative is to go down with them, flinging herself into the fires Gollum-style to ensure their destruction, but losing Jack and Nolan in the process.

    Ugh and I suppose I have to mention Daniel. I just don’t care. I thought he was drunk at the dinner, and that made me cross, but then he wasn’t so I just, meh. Well done on not sleeping with someone who took their clothes off in front of you. You’re practically a saint. This storyline bores me. Margaux has the appeal of a potato masher. Kinda useful but not interesting. Also I want mashed potatoes.

    And the outfits this week were an improvement. Even with Ashley gone (and it certainly wasn’t a *final* exit, but I feel like she’s played out so I hope she doesn’t pull a Padma and return) there was some loltastic WTF (mainly courtesy of Nolan’s après-amour get up, ech) and some pretty pretty.

    An acceptable third ep, but I want more character development (so less Charlotte) and mini-plots please.

  2. Victoria is SO NOT a Vicky.

    I forgot that Aiden killed Takeda. Bad move Aiden. Go home, no one likes you. Ooo maybe Victoria will kill Aiden?!

    I like red sharpie of doom. Maybe all of the characters should get a sharpie as a wedding favour from Daniel and Emily.

    Ooo I hadn’t considered that Patrick could go all bat-shit cray. ooo that would make me happy happy. Ooo YAH! Now Miz is excited for this possibility.

    Agree that “Margaux has the appeal of a potato masher”. Ugh, awful storyline. I just had a bag of potato crisps/chips. Nom nom.

    Oh man, I hope Ashley doesn’t pull a Padma. That would be the WORST. And I would probably give up on this sow then. Especially if Ashley and Charlotte were BFFs. UGH!

  3. I was desperately hoping Vicky (I call her what I WANT because I’m a GROWNED UP and I CAN) would push him off the balcony. Alas, not yet.

    Hahahaha red sharpie wedding favours FTW! Also do you think Sharpie (TM) is sponsoring/cashing in on this sweet sweet publicity?

    Can we never refer to Margaueuaiouex again and just talk about potatoes instead? Maybe it’s the English (French-hating) and Irish (potato-loving) halves of my genetic makeup harmonising but that seems way preferable to me.

    Ashleigh and Charlotte – OMG Ashleigh comes back, gets Blahlotte on side, and they concoct a plan SO ridonkulous, and engineered as badly as Ashleigh’s booby-missile dress from the all-white party, that it blows up in spectacular fashion, killing them both most emphatically. YAY!!! Also Aidan is watching from the Greyson balcony and the shockwave of ineptitude pushes him out and he goes splat. Solution!!

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