So, Revelations aired last night and it’s the final episode of Revenge until next year! Waaahhh! But it was such a great episode to end the amazing 2012 run that Revenge has had. Rather than go for hella, hella, jaw-dropping drama (although there was def plenty of that), I like that things got really emotional for many of our favorite characters. Click inside for our very last recap of the year! *Tear*
First of all, as a former Church girl and a Lit major who spent a lot of time with the Bible in college, I just love the biblical over and undertones in Revenge. Revelations as the final episode made so much sense and I love that little voice-over ‘Emily‘ gave at the beginning, pointing to how experiences in revelations can be both freeing and damning (this definitely draws in themes from Revelations, the final book of the Bible):
For the righteous the revelation is a joyous event; the realization of a divine truth. But for the wicked revelations can be far more terrifying when dark secrets are exposed and sinners are punished for their trespasses.
Last week’s flashback episode was the perfect lead-in to this one, and yesterday afternoon we got to read a really cool interview that Gabriel Mann (AKA Nolan) did with TVLine, which was such a fun little prep for Revelations. Nolan‘s storyline is taking off nicely, what with the return of Marco, and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Last week ‘Emily‘ and Aiden finally, finally, FINALLY did the damn thang and I celebrated with more screen shots than anyone would ever need… but no. Yeah. We needed those screen shots, lmao! Seeing them all publicly coupled up in this episode was crazy cute, but poor Daniel!
He’s really feelin’ some type-a-way about dumping ‘Emily‘ over that one little make out session with Jack, lol! ‘Cause his new boo gave new meaning to the nickname Smashley in this episode; my girl was smashin’ everybody and their father! Lit’rally! Aghhh!!!
Daniel also showed out in this episode; as much as I want him to be different from his parents, sometimes I just love it when he gets all Grayson on folk. I mean… it can be pretty sexy. Unfortunately, just like his parents, he’s now drawing the attention of The Initiative, and nothing good can come of that.
Some Revengers could take or leave the bar story, but I’m getting into it, especially now that Jack knows everything about his shady ass business partners. I am seriously hoping that Nolan and ‘Emily‘ will somehow get involved and just RUIN those two brothers… OMG! I want them to go away sooo badly, lol!
This episode had me, as usual, longing for more. But we’ve got a few weeks before Revenge returns and I’m sure we’ll find some way to occupy our time (like, you know, reading or something). For now, let’s bid the 2012 episodes farewell with our traditional Monday evening countdown!
Top 5 ‘Oh Hell Nawl’ Moments From ABC’s Revenge, Season 2, Episode 9: Revelations
1. Poor Nolan Gets Ished On By Danny Boy/Oh Ish, Marco’s In The Building!
So the episode opened up with that shooting, um, party thing (I’m not rich so I don’t know what they call that) and Nolan showed up to meet with ‘Emily‘ so they could discuss their game plan for the Grayson takeover. We all knew from the beginning that Nolan having to give up a portion of his company to Grayson Global was bad news, but when Daniel brought Marco into the mix it was all over! Marco basically snitched about that $500 million gabillion that disappeared/went to ‘Emily‘ and Daniel used that info to demand 51% of NolCorp. Tragic! But then Marco had the nerve to ask for his old job back! I loved how Nolan was all like… The position’s already been filled. OUCH! He def meant that in more ways than one, lol. And I can’t wait to see how awkward things get betwixt Nolan, Padma, and Marco. I mean, that scene where Marco burst in on Padma and Nolan‘s meeting was hella weird… mainly for Padma, lol.
Quote It: Sacrificial lamb reporting for the slaughter (Nolan).
Wait, did y’all see Nolan ask Aiden for a kiss, lmao?!
2. ‘Emily’ Experiences Some Serious Hateration At Baby Carl’s Christening
Did you see the LOOK on ‘Emily‘s face as she watched Fauxmanda‘s happy family in the Church? OMG, she is so jealous of their Revenge-less lifestyle! This was an awkward but telling moment. I mean, she clearly wants to make a baby with Aiden now… or Jack… or Daniel. Hell, I don’t who this girl’s in love with! Even when she was sorta, kinda confessing to Aiden about her almost-relationship with Jack, you could tell that there were still feelings there. I like that we’re starting to see her grow weary of this world she’s created. Although, Fauxmanda‘s not really the neighbor to covet– she’s still lying to Jack about who she is, so ish ain’t all good over there.
3. Oh Man, Ashley Really Is A Whore
Remember how in the flashback episode Ashley Smashley was almost a whore for the Russians, but ‘Emily‘ saved her? Okay. Yeah, no. Or as Three Six Mafia would say Don’t save her/She don’t wanna be saved! First of all, I was really hoping that it wasn’t really Conrad in that video. But it waaassss!!! Ashley let Conrad hit it?!?! Nooooo! And then, to right her wrongs against Victoria, she went and let the other ol’ dude hit it! OMG! Whyyyyyy?!?! But truth be told, Victoria talks a mean game and Ashley looked so shook, what was she really gonna do?
I also loved this storyline because we got to see how Victoria and Conrad always stick together. Notice that Vicki waited until the whole ordeal was completely over before she slapped the ish out of him for geting it on and poppin’ with Smashley. LMAO.
And this is what I meant about Danny boy getting Grayson on everyone. He just found out that he got cheated on but he still thought to whip out that cell phone to get his blackmail on! Love it!
Quote It: Sex with your son’s girlfriend? Really Conrad?
4. Revenge Finally Has A Black Character Who Is Not A Grayson Employee, But Oh Wait He Just Almost Died
LMAO. Now Revenge is one of my favorite shows, for sure. But I’ve definitely noticed that the only people of color in the Hamptons are the the butlers and maids… which… yeah, okay. I guess that’s probably accurate. But damn, they could have at least let Diddy get a guest appearance in or something, lol. Which is why I was so excited to meet Matt Duncan in the last episode. I was all like, OMG! Is that a black guy who isn’t, like, serving champagne at the Grayson manor? That was awesome (although… in all fairness Ashley Madekwe is part-Nigerian; y’all may have noticed that Conrad referred to her as ‘exotic’ in this episode). Still! I loved this guy! And I loved that he came on the scene and started steering our beloved Jack in the right direction. It sucked that he got his ass handed to him like that, but I hope Jack (maybe with Nolan‘s help) really goes in on Nate & Kenny. I FRIGGEN cannot stand those guys! You’re only allowed to avenge your father’s death if your father wasn’t a total douchebag! WTF!
P.S. I love Jack. But was he seriously cleaning his bar glasses in the bloody shirt?! Damn Jack! Learn to get rid of your bloody clothes (shouts-out to the hoodie in Season One)!
5. Did Victoria Just Have A… Good Mom Moment?
Okay, so did y’all peep the moment when Victoria was trying to get Daniel to back out of his attempts to run Grayson Global and he was all flipping out about Ashley Smashley and Salvador Grobet getting it in? And he asked her to tell him, specifically, why he was in danger… and she didn’t tell him about The Initiative? I totally read that as a good Mommy moment, and I was completely shocked! The woman from The Initiative told her that if she told Daniel anything, she would remove Daniel from the equation… permanently. If I understood this scene correctly, it looked like Victoria held back from saying too much, so as to keep Daniel safe. Nice work, Vicki! A lot of you have noticed that it’s impossible to find her completely loathsome, because she’s a well-written character who has her good moments. Also, when she called ‘Emily‘ at the end of the episode, I felt like she was planning to get ‘Emily‘ back involved with the family (maybe even with Daniel) to keep him out of harm’s way.
Okay, so we have a few weeks before another recap goes down but we have so much to PANIC about in the meantime:
WTF is this note that The Initiative left for Daniel?!?!?!
Why The F— did Daniel NOT delete those pictures of ‘Emily’ and did we seriously see the two of them making out in the preview for the 2013 episode and why did that make me kinda CraZy happy even though I lurve me some Aiden?!?!?!
No, seriously, what is The Initiative up to?!