You know. There was some point mid-season in Revenge where I was like, ‘Hmmm, I dunno that I’m gonna watch the third season.‘ I think many of us felt like things had kinda fallen off a bit, storylines were less revenge-y and even though it was still fun, it just wasn’t the same as season one (it never is!). Well, last night the two hour season premiere went down and any plans I might have had for not watching the show in the fall got totally shut down. Last night was insaaaannnnneeeee! The deaths! The lies! And friggen Patrick! Click inside for more!
Bottom line, this episode was so cray we’re gonna need to countdown the top 10 Oh Hell Nawl moments; 5 just won’t do. What the hell happened?! I mean seriously… ish always gets cray in a blackout, right? LMAO… people really don’t know how to act when the lights go out and by ‘people’ I mean Conrad, Victoria, Regina, and all of our other Revenge villains. But the good guys were losing it too. Jack was all over the place with his revenge plan against Conrad, ‘Emily’ was a hot, emotional mess dealing with Aiden’s lies, Takeda’s death/betrayal, and Jack’s almost death that turned out to be Declan’s. And Nolan was right there with her, trying his best to alleviate the drama, but also learning some ill stuff about Padma (R.I.P.) as well. It was just too much! And I really, really loved it (even though I do have some serious questions for season three).
So let’s get to it!
Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22: Truth
1. Aiden Needs To Go Dark/He Looked Really Hot In This Episode, No?
Oh man. What was it with Aiden in this episode? I know he’s always been hot, but… he was, like, really hot in this one! Maybe I just love a man on the run, but once Nolan and ‘Emily’ realized the Carrion blackout could easily be pinned on Aiden (because he used his Grayson Global login to drain their account, which then triggered Carrion), and he started making plans for his escape… but also tried desperately to get ‘Emily’ to come with him… I dunno. It was hot. And kind of, really sad.
Now here’s a question for season three– how in the hell did he get out of police custody at the end of the episode? He was on the run, they caught him at the Canadian border, and then he showed up at ‘Emily’s house and had a full-on brawl with Daniel? If they let him go, does that mean they learned about who was really behind it all? Or did Aiden escape, with his sexy ass??? LMAO. OMG.
2. Regina Is The New Victoria???
Yooooooo! Regina is so crazy right now! First of all, PITNBr Franki, you called it! You predicted there’d be a Charlotte/Declan/Regina love triangle… but I’m not sure you were ready for this one! Oh shiiiizzzz! Regina is hot for Charlotte and relives their moment of TMZ-esque passion on her phone sometimes when she’s stuck in an ATM during a blackout?! OMG! So, Declan catches her getting all hot for Char on the phone, and accuses her of crushing on his girl. Regina, furious and hella jealous, then plants thousands of dollars on him (Charlotte’s bail money) and shows up in a later scene with a black eye, claiming that Declan went cray-cray on her. Like, she was really on some Victoria Grayson ish with that one, right?! Charlotte believed her, until Declan told her later about the video on Regina’s phone, and then it all became clear. I was cracking up when Regina was like ‘Forget about Declan, we can totally raise this baby without him.’ LMAO! OMG, the madness! Charlotte rightfully kicked her to the curb at the end of it all, but I can honestly say I’m gonna miss Regina’s crazy ass. I dig that actress though, so I hope she gets more work now.
3. Takeda’s Infinity Box
WHHHHAAAAAaaaaaattttt?! I feel like when Takeda first came on the scene, some of you were a little suspicious of him. Like, he seemed a little too invested in ‘Emily’s revenge plot and now we know why. His fiancée died on Flight 197 and he, too, was seeking revenge against the people responsible for her death. The whole time he was, essentially, using ‘Emily’ even as he made his own revenge-y moves as well. But I don’t know that this makes Takeda all bad. Right? I mean, he still trained ‘Emily’ and he was still her teacher. Still, when ‘Emily’ learned all this she went a lot easier on Aiden for what he did because she realized Takeda was clearly not entirely innocent.
4. ‘Emily’ Did WHAT For Jack Porter?
Okay, so what the hell was this? Aiden goes to Nolan, lamenting about how he has to run away without ‘Emily’ and how she’ll never run away for lurve. But as it turned out… she already had? Nolan told Aiden that, after last summer (AKA last season) and all the craziness, ‘Emily’ ran away to Japan, in hopes of getting away from it all and eventually being with Jack. I kinda didn’t get that, and didn’t see that happening at all. We’re gonna need a flashback episode in season three to clear up this storyline, right???
5. Of Course Conrad Knew All About The Bombing, And Set Himself Up To Be A First Responder
You know what makes Conrad THE WORST? He lit’rally has NO redeeming values! He’s not like other villains, who you kinda fall in love with once they start showing tiny shreds of humanity (i.e. Victoria Grayson). He seriously has absolutely nothing in him that resembles, like, human emotion and/or feeling. He is the worst! He spent all of Part One of the episode trying to get Daniel away from the Grayson Global building, because there was a bomb going off that he totally knew about. But he made sure to send Jack Porter straight to the building by texting him a phony message from Ashley, claiming that he had the laptop which would prove Conrad was responsible for Fauxmanda’s death. Madness. ‘Emily’ and Nolan had to chase Jack down to keep him out of the building, and it was pretty messed up. I totally, definitely thought Jack was dead. But not so…
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