Aaaaaand we’re back! Last night we got our first episode of Revenge after a long winter break and I gotta say, it felt good to be home again. The other day we got to read an interview that Revenge creator Mike Kelley did with TV Line, and he promised us more answers concerning The Initiative and more revenge for ‘Emily.’ Last night, that’s exactly what we got. Click inside for our first recap of the new year!
Didn’t it just feel good to see Victoria again? OMG, her face never gets old! I really missed her more than I realized… it was awkward. She’s like this crazy, bitchy aunt that I’m always kinda happy to see… even if I’m scared to sit on her damn couch, lol. Anyway, this episode brought us more of The Initiative via that woman (Helen Crowley) who is seriously starting to scare the crap out of me. In this episode she cornered Daniel and Aiden, and none of it was good. I still don’t know what it is, exactly, that she’s trying to get Daniel to discover about Grayson Global– but I’m wondering if it has something to do with the David Clarke situation.
The bar story that we were all kind of over many episodes ago is getting more and more complicated. I cannot believe we are dealing with drug ish on Revenge! Honestly? I still wish they could figure out a way to tie it all into ‘Emily’s drama because it does feel like a very isolated story. And I really, really cannot stand those two brothers. They are the absolute worst! We also saw Jack and ‘Amanda‘ making wedding plans– I’m definitely looking forward to that wedding NOT popping off, lol! Every scene with those two is so off because it’s FAUXmanda! And I still wanna scream that at my poor, sweet Jack… but I guess I’ll have to wait ’til he calls me from jail, lol.
Okay, so now Victoria and ‘Emily‘ are teaming up, each with their own grimey little intentions. But Daniel is at the center of their arrangement, and I just knooow this is gonna get messy. ‘Emily‘ may claim that she can separate love from revenge, but we already know she has trouble doing that.
In the beginning of the episode we saw her training with Aiden, which is apparently as hot at looks, because shortly thereafter they decided to get it on and poppin’, lol. And by the end of the episode… well, we’ll get to that ish in a minute. Let the countdown begin!
1. Faking Up Is Hard To Do
Agh! I missed Nolan and his amazing quotables! Once Victoria met with ‘Emily‘ and talked her into “helping” Daniel get back on track, ‘Emily‘ and Aiden staged a break-up, brilliantly dubbed the ‘fake-up’ by Nolan. This was another one of those moments where the love of my life turned to me and said Emily gotta keep him [Nolan] informed! LMAO! He was so mad that Nolan wasn’t in on the fake-up and I kinda felt the same. Our poor Nolan is always gettin’ done dirty but he’s gonna have his day!
Quote It: Bros before hoes only works if he’s not still in love with the hoe, bro. (Nolan to Aiden)
What a lovely view of my beach house. (‘Emily‘)
I hardly noticed! (Victoria)
2. Aiden Is Gonna Kill Someone (Again) Over His Sister
Oh shizz. Are we about to meet THE Colleen? When Aiden ended up in that meeting with scary Initiative woman, she revealed to him that Colleen is still alive. Now we’ve seen how cray-cray Aiden gets over his sister, so this could actually be an interesting storyline. He can’t tell ‘Emily‘ about what’s going on (Helen warned him against telling anyone), and we know that he’d pretty much do anything to get his sister back. And the fact that The Initiative kept her alive for the sole purpose of getting Aiden to work with them is pretty scary. Something tells me these kind of details will further complicate ‘Emily‘s pursuit for revenge.
Quote It: You’re in the deep end now Mr. Mathis. I hope you know how to swim. (scary Initiative Woman AKA Helen Crowley)
3. We Finally Get Another Awesome Public Confession Over The David Clarke Trial
This scene kinda felt like a Scandal moment! I really, really didn’t think that ‘Emily‘ was going to get the Judge’s wife (Patricia Barnes) to read that letter. It just feels like she’s always got some plan to make someone confess and they weasel their way out of it. So I was so relieved when Patricia read the letter (which proved that a lot of shady ish went down in the David Clarke trial), took off that suit jacket and kept it real. That moment was also great because she put her husband in a position where he couldn’t really fight back. When you think about it, he could have really dragged her ass off the stage to keep her from talking! But one thing I like about Revenge is that all the characters who represent the upper class can NEVER show out in public! LOL, it’s so hilarious… but no matter how ill things have gotten between folks like Victoria and Conrad, they are always so aware of their public image; it’s crazy.
Quote It: The greater the power, the greater the potential for abuse. (Patricia)
4. Emily Busts Out That Good Ol’ Red Marker
I don’t know why this moment made me feel so good, but it did! You know what it is? There’s nothing like the first season of a good show. It’s like a really impressive debut album– it’s so damn good… the sophomore effort is almost guaranteed to be a bit of a disappointment, lol. I don’t think I’ll ever be as obsessed with Revenge as I was when I started watching the first season on Netflix– at the recommendation of many of you PITNBRS. But when I saw ‘Emily‘ bust out that red marker and X out the Judge’s face, I felt like I was in my safe, happy, Revenge-y place again. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of that marker as the rest of the season unfolds. Take ‘em down, ‘Emily‘! Take ‘em down.
5. Aiden Is Gonna Kill Someone (Again) Over His ‘Emily’
Oh boy. Ohhhh. Boy. Okay, let’s put the Revenge-y stuff aside for a second. Didn’t ‘Emily‘ and Aiden just get back together? Um, yes. Yes they did. And I was there; taking screen shots of every moment. This is NOT how you start out a new relationship, boo-boos! You don’t start by coming up with a scheme that sorta, kinda involves ‘Emily‘ making up/faking up with her ex! OMG. Aiden is gonna cut someone, lmao! We saw what he did to the white-haired man; he doesn’t play when it comes to ‘Emily‘ so yeah. I don’t know if Daniel‘s gonna make it through this season! Hell, I don’t know if ‘Emily‘ will either! I bet Aiden noticed that she sure didn’t seem to mind kissing Danny-boy on the porch after he asked her for some help with the business. Talkin’ about some damn philanthropy! “Philanthropy” is the new “va-jay-jay” y’all. Quote It!
*Bonus Oh Hell Nawl Moment*
Marco Is Trying Too Damn Hard/Where The Hell Was Padma?!
Marco was getting on my damn nerves, tryna make up with Nolan in every other scene. Y’all are DUNZO Marco! Don’t be rolling up on him with do-over sushi Thanksgiving dinners! There are no do-overs, lmao!
No, but seriously. Where was Padma??? And what did y’all think of the episode?!?!