Ultimate Twists On ABC Revenge Season Finale

May 12, 2013 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Television

At first impression, the season finale of Revenge seemed like it would be more of the same. But, my thoughts changed during the second half. In fact, that has been the pattern since the first episode.

First impressions:

  • The oldest trick in the book, Regina lies to Charlotte and plants evidence on Declan.
  • Victoria tells Declan to leave Charlotte alone.
  • Nolan is hacking stuff.
  • Jack is running around mad at the world.

What’s new right?

Then, Global blows up! All of a sudden, we’re thinking Jack is in the building. We’re watching Conrad grandstand. In fact, we’re thinking a lot of things.

What I’m thinking about now:

  • Conrad lets it slip to his son that he knew about the bombing before it happened. But, he brags that there were no casualties.
  • Aiden Mathis is arrested.
  • There is no initiative. This is one interesting revelation.
  • A long time ago, Conrad bought into a very influential group of people who feed on fear for profit.
  • Declan dying is an awful twist. Now, there is a casualty.
  • When Nolan is arrested for acts of terror, you have to wonder what is going on now?
  • Then, Aiden Mathis is suddenly a free man.

And then, the one thing we knew was going to happen is that Emily finally comes clean to Jack that she is Amanda Clarke. Ok, that’s the cliff hanger I want. I want to see how this mess is going to be cleaned up next season and what mess is going to be made in its place.

It’s like Burn Notice, and right on time too. Burn Notice had a way of stepping up its game each season. It wasn’t just about a guy running around Miami helping people with their problems. He was always trying to find out who burned him and he kept getting closer and closer until he finally figured it out at the expense of everyone around him and everyone involved. But, it seems as if the show has gone as far as it can go.

Just as Burn Notice’s last season is about to begin, that gives me something to watch while I’m waiting on the next season of Revenge. Oh by the way, spoiler alert! I’ll be writing about Burn Notice soon!

How Secrets Are Revealed

May 6, 2013 in Commentary, Entertainment, Review, Television

Prime time television has its way of building drama, breaking it down and keeping it going. It can get very tiring watching all the twists and turns sometimes. But, it gets quite obvious too!

I mean if you’re going to have secrets, maybe you should do certain things like:

1 – Don’t stand at an open door and talk about things you don’t want people to know!

2 – Don’t have secret conversations over the phone!

3 – Don’t accept gifts from people you don’t trust and then proudly display them in your private office!

4 – Question why a phone guy just showed up when you didn’t give them a call!

5 – Number 4 applies to anyone who wears a uniform for pest control, electric, cable, plumbing and cleaning the pool!

6 – Lock your doors! Even when you’re home! This pointer particularly applies to Revenge… It’s astounding to me how people just walk in and out of other people’s houses.

7 – Don’t meet in a public place…when meeting is a bad thing!

8 – Don’t make out in a public place…when making out is a bad thing!

9 – Don’t have sex at the White House…when having sex at the White House is a bad thing!

10 – Don’t talk about sensitive matters…in the middle of a party…when there are tons of people around you!

I hope this clears up how you can keep a secret! Don’t worry if you mess up every once in awhile. It is an art form that even the best secret keepers haven’t quite mastered. I don’t think I need to mention any names!

Revenge Update: I Guess the Bodyguard Is Dead

November 21, 2011 in Entertainment, Review, Television

Revenge ABC Emily VanCampAt first thought, I didn’t allow myself to slip into the mind frame they had set for us all. The investigative television shows have taught me a great deal about that. Never believe anything of what you hear and only half of what you see.

But when Conrad is asked to identify the body of Frank Stevens, it’s a pretty clear indication that he is actually dead. This is a gift to Emily, which should make her happy since Frank had figured out who Emily really is. But, it brings problems with it. Amanda is now in the picture and she has no idea what she is getting herself into.

But, the first issue that confuses me is why does Declan think Emily was misleading his older brother Jack? Does it make any sense? She didn’t do anything to make him think she liked him. He hit on her. He offered to fix her porch swing. Then, he caught up to her at one of the parties and she had to literally tell him she was with Dan.

I don’t know if she is really into Dan or if he is just another pawn in her scheme. She seemed so honest when she tells him she loves him. But, she confided that he was just part of the plan. I wonder if she is catching real feelings.

The evidence is starting to stack up that Emily can be very diabolical, even when it comes to matters of the heart. We see a glimpse into her life in the Juvenile Facility. When the Warden gives her a lesson about building trust and turning the enemy into an asset, we see that Emily might only be on one mission. There is nothing that can distract her. But, what is Amanda going to do?

It’s like she’s playing some kind of crazy game, like Cheeky Bingo only this is dangerous. Responsible for Frank’s death, she decides to stick around in the Hamptons while police are investigating his murder. Emily gave her a ticket to France to live in her condo until she figures out what to do with her next. I would have been gone! I would have been sitting nice in another country while the police lose all their leads.

This show is really amazing!  But, I’m not sure why Emily has slowed down. When the show started, Emily was knocking people down left and right. The therapist who took orders from Victoria and kept Emily away from her father under false pretenses, she was the last to go that Emily had anything to do with. Before that Emily set her sights on Bill Harmon, the hedge funds manager who testified against her father.  Then, it was the district attorney’s chance. But, what’s next? Who is next?  I’m patiently waiting for the next strike.

Finally Figured Out The Punk Tyler, Revenge’s Orphan

November 3, 2011 in Entertainment, Review, Television

Drama in the Hamptons? What? Tell me it isn’t so!

It seems a good bit of shows are coming out about the Hamptons. We really must vacation there one summer to see what all the fuss is about!

The latest show to hit the Hamptons is Revenge. I love that show. Emily, well Amanda is a very beautiful lady. Her stare is so charming, it can make you melt. But, I love her passion for getting back at those who took everything from her.

In fact, I can figure out most people in the show. The fake couple who are too rich for their own good. Rebellious kids who have nothing else to do but sit and watch their trust funds grow. Leaches who try to get in the circle rather than watch it from the outside.

But, I couldn’t figure out Tyler. He was one punk getting on my nerves. At first, I thought I had him pegged. I thought he was a leach who was going to straddle up to the Graysons and get in so that he could secure his future with a Fortune 500 company. Easy enough!

But, he kept messing with things. That’s what threw me. Normally, a leach wants to keep things running smooth. No friction means security. But, Tyler keeps touching things and putting his filthy fingerprints on everything he sees.

He was the one who got Daniel to start drinking again. So, I dismissed that as an attempt to push Daniel to the side and snuggle up next to Pappa Grayson. But, his constant lies and perpetual finagling only seemed to be putting him at odds with Daniel. So, what’s the deal?

His latest antics include administering Daniel a drug that makes him pass out, and then Tyler bangs his head against a post to get a cut. He blames it on Daniel, but he doesn’t do anything with it. I mean, if there’s a long term goal in mind I can understand. But, I really couldn’t figure out this kids deal!

That is until now. We finally learn he’s a hustler. He has some kind of hustle in play. So, I’ll take one wild guess and say that all of his activities are to make Daniel look like he can’t handle any responsibilities with his father’s company. Tyler swoops in and saves the day.

Only one problem! Daniel is already out of the picture. Cut off from his money, he’s bartending. He and Emily get along great. No problems there!

Tyler! I think the road is clear. Green light! All systems go! So, why are you still hustling it?

And why would you jump into bed with a man you know is trying to get leverage on you? It’s a moment in the show that doesn’t make sense to me at this point, might just weaken the entire plot structure. But, the sexual episode Tyler had with Nolan, Emily’s confidant, was either A) bad judgment or B) a device to add drama but will only serve to weaken the plot.

Nolan, now more than ever, has leverage on Tyler. He handed it to him on a silver platter. It is possible Tyler did not know who he was dealing with when he offered to make a deal. So, I might have to give that trip up some graces. We’ll see in the coming episodes if it means anything! But if it doesn’t, then you’ll know I was right. It was only a device to add drama, nothing more. And that weakens the plot.

In life, things don’t have to always make sense. But in a show, they definitely have to make sense. Maybe not right away, but eventually the meaning has to come across or it’s just plain bad writing!