Before we get to the recap, can I just vent about the ABC website for two seconds? Okay, here’s my recap process. I watch Revenge and Scandal when they air at night and take notes. The next day I go to the ABC site and watch the episode all over again, so I can catch whatever I might have missed (like exact quotes from Nolan), officially pick my top 5 moments, and– most importantly– get my damn screen shots! Last week ABC‘s site was all jacked up and I couldn’t get my Scandal screen shots, but I survived (barely), and now this week ish still ain’t right! Agh! Vent complete. Ready to recap… sans awesome screen shots. Whatever. Inside!
Now this was a good episode, IMO. We got a lot of questions answered, a lot of tension was in the air, and Victoria almost got taken out. All good things, lol. ‘Emily‘ and Daniel continued to be really awkward, what with their faking-up all while Aiden was lurking around every corner. I’m actually starting to get into the bar story now that Conrad‘s made it his political business to keep Jack out of jail. I also really like that, as we might have expected, he ends up basically striking a deal with that awful Ryan brother (Nate), so he can get control of the Stowaway. Now ish is starting to heat up, lol.
And finally, we got to meet Colleen– the only other woman that makes Aiden all crazy behind the eyes. And yeah, it was awkward. Now that Aiden‘s gone after her, I’m really curious to see how that storyline’s gonna pan out.
I think some of my favorite parts of this episode were the scenes between Padma and Nolan. I’m SO effing glad he’s onto her, and he’s not gonna let her play him out like that, lol. Interestingly enough, we also got the sense that Padma has her own reasons for being indebted to The Initiative. Kinda made me feel like maybe, possibly she’s not allll bad? We’ll have to see about that, though. She is messing with our boo ;)
Top 5 ‘Oh Hell Nawl’ Moments From ABC’s Revenge, Season 2, Episode 12: Collusion
1. ‘Emily’ Should Strongly Consider Just Having ONE Boyfriend, ‘Cause Now I’m Confused
So here’s another reason I’m mad at ABC. We had an issue with our DVR because at the last minute we realized that I was recording the maximim of two shows at the same time (Revenge… and another show I’m not allowed to talk about on here… lol) and there was, like, some sort of really important football game on or whatever (lol). Anyway, I ended up missing the opening scene!But I read that ‘Emily‘ had some super-creepy sex dream that involved an Aiden/Daniel combo platter hybrid thing and yeah. I’ll never forgive ABC for being the reason that I can’t get a screenshot of that ish!!! But whatever. The point is, ‘Emily‘ needs to stop being greedy! I believe she really does enjoy Daniel‘s attention, even as she plays coy with him (at least when it comes to getting it on and poppin’). But, really? Who wouldn’t? Homeboy scooped her up and took her to the West Coast for some damn oysters, lol! I love it. But I really do think it’s all ultimately clouding her judgement. Notice how she keeps resisting Aiden‘s other plan, which would relieve her of her faking-up with Daniel duties? Yeah, she’s enjoying this game. And when she confessed to Daniel at the end of the episode (about being involved because of Victoria) I think that only made him trust her more.
Quote It: I guess I just really wanted to see him win. (‘Emily‘ to Victoria, RE: Daniel)
2. Victoria Gets Some
One of my first LOL moments of this episode surprisingly came from Ashley Smashley. She popped up in front of Victoria, as Conrad‘s newly re-hired assistant and she had no shame! When she commented on the fact that Victoria was clearly not getting any (and therefore hating) Victoria did what any woman would have done, having come face-to-face with her own sexual frustration; she went and got some, lol! I mean technically, she went to push Prosser/Sean McNamara towards that Stonehaven deal… and then she got it on and poppin’ with him. Ultimately though, it was all pretty much in vain, as she’d hoped to ensure his success, but Daniel, ‘Emily‘, and Nolan got enough dirt on him and he was out of the running.
Quote It: Spoken like a woman that no one’s sleeping with. (Ashley Smashley to Victoria)
Say yes, and I’ll buy you a house. (‘Emily‘s text to Nolan)
3. Padma + The Initiative + Carrion = Possible Total Blackout
Hmmmm, I gotta see this Carrion thing in action, lol. So, Nolan caught on to Padma‘s grimey-ness pretty quickly, which is def a good thing. While they were getting all cutesy with the house/mansion-hunting business (gosh, don’t you just haaaate how much money these people have?!) she accidentally let it slip that she knew exactly what Carrion was. Yeah, Padma. You just effed up your whole life. And I can’t wait to see 1.) why she owes The Initiative this favor anyway, and 2.) how Nolan (and ‘Emily‘ maybe, hopefully) plan to get back at her. As of right now she currently has a phony Carrion program (or at least, the unfinished product) so there’ll be that to deal with. Even so, is it bad that I kinda wanna see what happens if and when Carrion pops off and Manhattan goes dark? WTF is The Initiative planning to do when the lights go out???
4. Charlotte Goes Clarke
Okay, so Charlotte‘s been kinda meh lately. However, I loved how she celebrated her 18th birthday! I always say that the Graysons have never really, really paid for anything they’ve done. Not only that, but everyone always seems to bow to them still! It’s so annoying! When Charlotte announced that she was changing her last name to Clarke, I was kinda like F—Yeah! And ‘Emily‘ was sooo pumped too; I thought it was a really sweet moment. I’m hoping that this becomes a greater issue as the season progresses. What does it mean that ‘Emily‘ has another Clarke who’s really down to rep for the family name?
5. Someone Finally Went Off On ‘Emily’ And It Was Kinda Cool
Was anybody else kinda mad at ‘Emily‘ for saving Victoria from the wrath of Aiden?! No really. Was anybody else REALLY, REALLY mad at ‘Emily‘ for saving Victoria from the wrath of Aiden?! LOL… No, but seriously. I was legit like Oh hellllll nawl when she showed up just in time to stop Aiden from doing completing his assignment from The Initiative. Man, if that had been Huck from Scandal, Vicki would be DUNZO! But it was Aiden… and I was really annoyed when ‘Emily‘ got involved. At the same time, I don’t really want Victoria gone, and I understand that ‘Emily‘ never wants anyone to actually die. Or maybe it’s like Aiden said, and she wants to be the one exacting revenge. I dunno. But when Aiden showed up at the end of the episode with the new video of Colleen being forced to OD because he’d failed, I was kinda glad that he went off on ‘Emily‘. Maybe he was wrong, but it felt so right, lol.
Quote It: Kill Victoria Grayson. You have 24 hours.
Okay, what’d y’all think of this episode? Is Colleen really DUNZO? And now that Aiden‘s seemingly gone… does that make ‘Emily‘ officially single… ?
P.S. Look at this ridiculousness that I found:
P.S.S. Nolan mentioned something about throwing a murder mystery dinner party in his new crib and YES. I want an invite to that ish, lol!