Yes y’all. Today is my due date, and I write this with a fully-formed human being just sitting inside me for, like, no reason. LMAO… aghhh! Why am I still pregnant?!?! And why am I just hoping this baby holds off for a little longer so I can finish this recap? Le sigh. Look, this baby’s coming whenever he/she damn well pleases, so let me try to get this up before ish pops off! Last night we had our second Revenge episode of the new season, and considering how much fun we had last week, I’m really loving the direction this show appears to be headed. Click inside for more!
Season 2, Episode 2: Sin
1. Okay, Really. What Is Aiden Up To???
Last week’s season premiere ended with lots of squealing from PITNBr Joan (and many others, I’m sure), as Aiden showed up in all his hotness to declare an alliance of sorts with Victoria. Now, we weren’t sure about his intentions– as in, whether or not the alliance is real of staged– but it was good to just see Aiden again, right? He looked pretty damn hot on the yacht in this episode as well, and he started sharing an awful lot of info with Vicki. He revealed that ‘Emily‘ and Nolan had been conspiring together for some time, and although he didn’t give specifics, he definitely got Victoria interested enough to start snooping around Nolan. I am SO curious as to WTF Aiden is doing! Do y’all think he would really, truly team up with Victoria? Is he that much a lover scorned, or is he still on Team ‘Emily‘?
2. Friggen Margaux
OMGEeeeee I told y’all this French girl was gonna be drahhh-ma! Friggen Margaux shows up with her amazing hair and facial structure, and tried to lure Daniel away from ‘Emily‘; but I wasn’t the least bit surprised when Danny turned down her ummm offer. Although the two will be working together on Margaux‘s magazine, I don’t think her presence is much of a temptation– Daniel seems so legit into ‘Emily,’ but you never know with Revenge!
3. Another Awkward Grayson Family Dinner
We all know there’s nothing like a Grayson family dinner and last night’s proved to be just as awkward as any of the others. Victoria decided to formally introduce Patrick, and everyone pretty much hated on him immediately. They all came at him as if he was after the Grayson money (of which there is very little now), and Conrad also informed him that it was Victoria who actually sent Frank after him all those years ago. Now that sucked. Vicki and Pat have been all cutesy and reunited, but that’s because he didn’t know she was the one who tried to pay him off to stay the hell away! We also found out that he didn’t even get paid! Frank was about to kill his ass just to keep Victoria happy. So yeah, not exactly the mother/son reunion Patrick thought he was having. Still, I don’t think his intentions have been fully revealed either; something tells me he’s not necessarily the innocent one here.
4. Everyone Is Shutting ‘Emily’ The Eff Down
Okay, here’s why I loved this episode. First, Charlotte went off on ‘Emily‘ because she realized that ‘Em‘ must have been the one to snitch about Patrick, back when Charlotte thought he was Victoria‘s secret lover. Then Nolan did that awesome thing where he started reading David Clarke‘s diary aloud, in an attempt to show ‘Emily‘ that the path she chose is not actually something her father wanted for her– he wanted her to choose forgiveness (shouts-out to Nolan 2.NO). I appreciated that ‘Emily‘ had to hear some harsh words from people she cares about. There are only so many lies she can tell– so much manipulation she can participate in– before the people she loves start getting hurt.
Check your soul
(Nolan to ‘Emily’)
5. Is ‘Emily’ Reconsidering Her Revengenda?
So here’s how the drama with Father Paul Whitley went down. ‘Emily‘ starts to go after him for his role in her father’s wrongful conviction, but she discovers that– unlike all of the other folks involved– he has legitimately tried to change his life around. Nolan persuaded her to see the good in him, and after a while ‘Emily‘ started to see it, but it was a little late. She’d already sent some scandalous photos of him from back in the day to the church officials, and it was a wrap for Paul. However, at the end of the episode it sounded like she hoped to use the Father as a means of moral persuasion; she now wants Conrad to confess to everything now that he’s all vulnerable and full of regret and faux Huntington’s Disease. Between conversations with Jack, Nolan, and Charlotte in this episode, I think ‘Emily‘ sees herself ready for a change.
If ‘Emily‘ does change her approach I think it could make for a really interesting season. I’ve always wondered how the show would fare (and how the title would even make sense) if ‘Emily’ ever stopped revenging. It’s gonna be interesting to see where this new line of thought takes her.
Can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts! Are you into this new season or what?
Oh, and since my baby has no interest in sharing his/her face with the world right now, let’s give a shouts-out to Baby Carl! Aghhh!
This is my only post for the day, as I plan to spend the rest of today willing this baby out of me! Wish me luck!!!