Last week was a good week for Revenge, right? it was the first episode of 2013 and I really felt like things were gonna get turnt up for the next few episodes. And I gotta say, Sabotage did not disappoint. So many familiar faces are back in the picture and they’ve brought the drama with them! Epic recap going down inside!!!
This episode picked up right where last week left off. Aiden and ‘Emily’ were forced to have an awkward conversation about The Kiss, as we expected. I knew this whole faking-up ish was gonna complicate things on some real levels and yeah! Awkward. I was, however, surprised that Aiden told ‘Emily’ that he’d been contacted by The Initiative. I kinda thought he might try to get Colleen back on his own, but it looks like he’s sticking with his Ems.
Jack’s in jail, which is so weird and ridiculous, lmao. We’ve all been sort of in and out of the bar story, unclear as to its necessity in the grand scheme of Revenge. But I really liked that in this episode we finally started seeing it connect with the other story lines. Charlotte reached out to her Dad for help, and my girl Ashley Smashley returned, just in time to convince him that helping Jack would be a good move for this political career he’s plotting.
The Initiative is now everywhere! Mainly all up in Daniel’s head, which can’t be a good thing. They’ve got this Stonehaven deal popping off and everybody’s trying to get in on it, including the sketchy-ass businessman Victoria was hosting around, Jason Prosser. I gotta say, it’s been weird watching ‘Emily’ and and Victoria work together; neither one of them trusts the other so I’m interested in seeing where this is all gonna end up.
And then we had… the return of Padma. I was sooo excited to seem my girl, lookin’ all sexy in that lil’ red, office-appropriate freakum dress! And then… !!!! Agh!!!! Yeah, we’ll get to it!
1. Fauxmanda’s Back?!
Okay, so this is how I started getting back into the bar story. Y’all know how much I looooathe the Nate & Kenny, who now have poor Jack sitting up in some ratchet jail cell. Well, it occurred to me in this episode that the only one who can get rid of those two– and all the douchebaggery they’ve brought into our lives– is Fauxmanda! Not the Fauxmanda we’ve been seeing lately, but like, throwback Fauxmanda who used to kill people when she, like, couldn’t really figure out what they were up to. Lmao! We need her back! And I think she may be on her way. When she met up with that dude and was all like, How much for the 9 millimeter? I was like YES! Thank you! I mean, yeah, killing is wrong or whatever… But someone needs to take these guys out! And I knew it was coming when she threw that dollar bill (the one the brothers “offered” them in exchange for the bar) back at Nate (or Kenny, you know… one of those losers). I was like, okay. Yes. Fauxmanda may be ready to bring her gangsta back!
2. Ashley Smashley’s Back?!
I know, I know. Not everyone was waiting for Smashley’s return, but I really like this actress and I feel like she could have some cool storylines, if they’d let her. When she rolled up and asked for her old job back I was kind of excited because we know this chic is one sneaky, little opportunist and she can definitely stir up some ish. She started whispering sweet politically-motivated nothings in Conrad’s ear and I knew it was gonna be on and poppin.’ Now that he’s involved with Jack’s situation (having gotten him out of jail… for now), I think things could get pretty interesting because we KNOW he didn’t do that favor for free.
3. Oh Crap, Helen Crowley Is Smarter Than We Think
Okay, so while I take issue with Helen Crowley and The Initiative, and blowing people up and stuff… I was kinda impressed with Helen in this episode. When she showed up at that charity auction, it hadn’t occurred to me that she knew that ‘Emily’ and Aiden were working together. Now what’s interesting is that, after they (‘Emily,’ Nolan, and Aiden) staged that attack, she claimed to know who was behind it. I wonder if she suspects them, or if she thinks it was the Graysons. Not for nothin’, but she looked okay at that auction too, lmao! What’s good, Helen?!
4. The Best Laid Plans Of Fauxmancing Often Go Awry
Oh boy. So I really liked that, as ‘Emily’ narrated parts of this episode, she spoke about how easily plans can fall apart because there’s always a weak spot. It’s hard to tell, but sometimes I think Daniel really is her weak spot. I think she lurves her some Aiden, but she def didn’t have any problems (like I said last week) pretending to fake-up with Aiden so she could start a fauxmance with Daniel. But hella awkwardness ensued when ‘Emily’ showed up at Grayson Global. Poor Daniel, lmao! He totally thought they were back together, like, headed back down the altar and everything. But not so much. ‘Emily’ is kinda putting the breaks on what they’re doing, but I also feel like she secretly wishes they could, in fact, give it another go. And when Aiden showed up at the end of the episode and interrupted their date, I’m pretty sure he was trying to confirm his suspicions about ‘Emily’ still having feelings for him. So yeah. This is getting really awkward really fast.
5. PADMAAAAAAAAAAAAA! NOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOOooooooooo!
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. Okay, shouts-out to allll you PITNBRS that called this one back when we first met the gorgeous lady in green. Padma Is Bad!!!! Baaaaadddddd!!! Like, Initiative bad!!! I was so excited for her return and she looked so damn cute! Last week PITNBR nicole and I were about to cut Marco up for her, lol! But yeah, no. She’s bad. She got rid of Marco. And now she’s out to get our dear Nolan, and there’s no way for us to save him. All we can do is hope, pray, and lash out at Padma’s conniving, beautiful ass in the comments.
*Nolan’s best lines:
Fauxmance part deux.
It’s the ghosts that get you.
Okay, what’d you guys think of the episode? And WTF are we gonna do about Padma?!?!?!0