‘Revenge’ Review: Justice
April 26, 2012
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Well things took a turn that I didn’t seem coming. For all my questioning and the disgraceful things that the Grayson’s have done, I have to admit that I didn’t even think that they would be involved in David Clarke’s (James Tupper) murder in prison. The writers might have tied Daniel’s (Joshua Bowman) trial up but they’re heading to something bigger, with the episodes leading up to the season finale.
In “Justice” Emily (Emily VanCamp), Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Declan (Connor Paolo) are still trying to protect Jack (Nick Wechsler) while he’s still in search of Amanda (Margarita Levieva). So blinded by his need to protect Amanda, Jack is still in possession of the blooded jumper he wore when he moved Tyler’s (Ashton Holmes) body on the beach. Not exactly the smartest move when it could technically be used as evidence against him. Luckily for him, Jack unknowingly has Emily setting up Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) goon, Lee (Derek Ray). I didn’t think the significance of Emily copying Lee’s car keys would be used so soon. I thought the writers would have used it a couple more episodes down the line, when it would be slightly out of the viewers mind.
What we did see is the unraveling of Daniel. Plagued by what happened on the beach and a little work from Victoria, Daniel spins into insecurity and jealously. Convinced Emily is having an affair with Jack, Daniel gets drunk and breaks the stipulations of his house arrest. With Lee’s ‘hanging and confession,’ Daniel may no longer have a trial to deal with but the fallout of the case and his confrontation with Emily, is yet to come.
Dominik (James Purefoy) came and went like a whirlwind. Conrad (Henry Czerny) blackmailing him, prompts Dominik to leave. I was a little disappointed by the way things played out for his character, during the two episodes he’s appeared in. While it provided a small insight into Victoria, I was expected something more from the introduction to this character. I think this part of the story limped in its execution.
The writers did a great job of setting up the next part of the story arc, without providing too much information. The past two episodes have reminded us how far Victoria and Conrad will go to protect their family. Even when they’re working independently of each other, they still have the same goal and that’s worrying for anyone that gets in their way. I’m looking forward to seeing how Emily adapts her plan with the new revelation of her father’s murder. Everything was so planned in advanced, that even when she was thrown curveballs, like Tyler, she was able to deal with it. Her cold and calculated exterior might be thrown by this and we might see her act on pure emotion. If this is the case, then mistakes could possibly happen which will make things even more interesting.
This week’s questions:
- So much talk about Amanda is starting to make me miss the unstable girl. When will we know where she is?
- What did Tyler really say to Daniel to make him so insecure?
- When is Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) going to hit rock bottom because she’s getting close?
- Have the Grayson’s failed to realize that party planner Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) has become their media spokesperson?
Revenge airs on ABC at 10/9c on Wednesdays
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