So, I knew this was supposed to be the big episode. I knew ish was gonna pop off… and I pretty much knew before I watched last night’s episode of Revenge, someone was gonna die. But still… I was not ready! And neither were you. I mentioned on a couple of other posts that I went to see the french film Amour last night and, since I watched Revenge afterwards, I’ve pretty much been in a glass case of emotion since 7:30 pm yesterday. Click inside and mourn with me, Revengers. Mourn with me.
So yes, we know this episode was full of darkness, but before we weep over our losses, let’s highlight some of the sweeter moments (though they were few and far between). I was sooo happy when Ashley came over to warn ‘Emily‘ about Fauxmanda‘s troubles with the Graysons. For a split second it kinda seemed like the two could be buddies again, but ‘Emily‘ ended up brushing her off. I’m still hoping that these two could link up– now that Ashley‘s back in the good graces of the Graysons (or at least Conrad) ‘Emily‘ could certainly use her help. And really? ‘Em needs a true, blue girlfriend! If that’s even possible on Revenge.
And even though Charlotte and Declan hardly get air time anymore, how cute were they with baby Carl? Declan may have been our little dumbass for a while there, but these are good kids! And I hate to think of what all this new drama is gonna do to them.
So yeah, those were pretty much the ‘nice’ moments of this episode and everything else was just tragedy. Tragedy! Let’s go on ahead and get to it.
1. The Graysons Are Back– And Grimey As Ever
Yo. How much did you diiiiiieeeee when Victoria put on the clothes of a dead woman and hopped into that car, lmao?! Vicki is back, bitches! And she don’t give an eff if she just killed you; she’s puttin’ on your damn clothes! LOL, oh man. I love it. And I love that Daniel and Conrad couldn’t even handle it. As they all just sat there trying to figure out what to do about Helen Crowley‘s dead body (and the fact that her chauffer was waiting outside), Victoria had it all figured out.
But here’s the thing with Vicki. You kinda love her for some ish… but then she always goes too far! I couldn’t believe she was all set with framing Fauxmanda! Except, yeah that makes perfect sense. And now that Conrad is for real, for real running for Governor, it looks like the whole gang is back at it.
The bummer part is, I still love me some Daniel, so I really don’t want them dragging him into their madness. But I think it will be interesting for Revenge to get a little Scandalous, with some political drama.
Quote It: The bitch had it coming (Vicki, RE: Helen)
Charlotte please. If not for your father’s benefit, do it for that over-heated infant! It’s clear that he needs a quiet, temperature-controlled space! (Vicki, RE: Carl… who was fine, lmao)
2. The Totally Fake/Totally Real Argument Between Jack And ‘Amanda’
Finally, the truth comes out. Fauxmanda finally, sorta told Jack the truth about their relationship, in an attempt to get that douchebag Ryan brother (I refuse to commit his name to memory) on her side for a minute. I thought this was a really cool scene because Fauxmanda and Jack had to argue so that douchebag Ryan brother wouldn’t know they were really about to escape. But the argument was as real as it was phony, because Jack really was hurt to hear ‘Amanda‘ say that she was only using him to get back at the Graysons. However, Jack still never heard the for real, for real truth, which is that ‘Amanda‘ was never really his childhood Amanda to begin with.
3. Jack! NoooooooooooOOOOOOooooooo!
OMG, they shot Jack! I was lit’rally yelling this at the screen. Like, OMG. Jack? Again, I knew it was coming! But I was still so emotionally ill-prepared! I think when we saw douchebag Ryan brother shooting at the lock, we just didn’t expect a bullet to go through and hit our beloved, eternally-innocent Jack! However, the writers and director pulled this off nicely because I def thought Jack was gonna be the one at the bottom of the Amanda. They did a similar thing last season with Daniel and Tyler, where they kept making it look like there was one big episode where Daniel ended up DUNZO. So yeah, nicely played guys. Nicely played.
4. The Initiative Doesn’t Give An Eff About Padma, Her Dad, Or His Finger
Okay, so I’m with Nolan on this one. Leave Padma out of it!!! I actually think she’s really a sweetheart, and when ‘Emily‘ and Aiden pressured him to include her in their anti-Initiative escapades, I was kinda feeling where he was coming from; he really didn’t want her involved and now we see why! You can’t really play hard ball with a group of people that will cut off your father’s finger and send it to you when you demand ‘proof’ that he’s alive. Awkward AF.
5. The Amandas Are Back At It… But It’s Too Late
I was soooo psyched when I saw ‘Emily‘ jump on that boat and start beating the crap outta douchebag Ryan brother! OMG! I really thought the A-Team was back at it– and they totally were, if only for a minute. Jack was (presumably) safe with Nolan, and they were just about to get off the boat when Fauxmanda saw the necklace. I actually thought it was something Jack had given her, but when they flashbacked to that throwback juvey scene, I was like OMG. Fauxmanda is such a sap! She has always loved ‘Emily‘ and she lit’rally risked her life for a memory. I think in that moment, ‘Emily‘ finally realized that ‘Amanda‘ really did love her, and really did think of her as a sister, even if the love and the relationship was flawed.
I know what you’re all wondering, lol! Did I cry when Fauxmanda AKA Eamanda (shouts-out to PITNBr Whit) AKA Emily died? Yes, yes I did. ‘Cause that was a ride or die chic if there ever was one!!! And I immediately regretted all those times I thought ‘can this crazy girl just go away?‘ when she first popped up and started causing drama, lol. When ‘Emily‘ finally let go of Fauxmanda, I def felt like a 14 year-old circa 1997, watching Rose let go of Jack‘s hand during Titanic.
Anybody else shed a tear, or pour out some liquor for the homie ‘Amanda‘? Also, was it just me, or did the rest of the episode kinda pale in comparison to the boat scenes? I mean, ish was still cray, but the Graysons‘s party and all that was a little dull.
P.S. Who is this guy?! I feel like I’ve seen him in a million things and can’t think of a single one right now, lol!
P.S.S. I didn’t get to comment on last week’s recap with everyone, but just wanted to let y’all know I did read all the comments. Did you see this one from PITNBr janalward? Had me cracking up:
Does anyone else feel like Emily’s infinity box is like Mary Poppins’ bottomless carpetbag?
P.S.S.S. I realllly, can’t stand this guy and I’m so glad he’s dead, may he rest in peace. In this episode he suddenly reminded me of a broke-ass Christian Bale, LMAO:
P.S.S.S.S. Before we lost Fauxmanda, I was planning on giving her the award for Best Cleavage Of The Episode. Now it seems wrong to do that… or… totally right: