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!

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.