Last night, Revenge kicked off its second season with a salacious hour of television. Over the summer many things changed, but Emilyâ€™s need for retribution stayed the same. â€œDestinyâ€ outlines what everyoneâ€™s been up to since the crash and highlights where things are headed. Tread lightly, there are major spoilers ahead.
- Director: Kenneth Fink
- Writers: Mike Kelley & Mark B. Perry
- Cast: Emily Van Camp, Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Christa B. Allen, Ashley Madekwe, Connor Paolo, Barry Sloane, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Margarita Levieva, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Episode Title: “Destiny”
Emily plots her next move in her quest for vengeance.
- Victoria Revisited: In the season finale, Victoriaâ€™s plane went down. But itâ€™ll take more than a crash to rid the Hamptons of its resident ice queen. Whether or not you believe her survival depends on how much stock you put in the night soap. Unless you see a body, theyâ€™re still in play. It was good to see Victoria up and about plotting Emilyâ€™s death. No matter how chummy they were while fighting for Charlotte, theyâ€™re destined to battle each other.
- Reality Check: The White Haired Man may have partnered with Victoria. He obviously hasnâ€™t told her Emily isnâ€™t the real Amanda Clarke. He could, but then whatâ€™s the fun in that? Also, a billionaire like Nolan doesnâ€™t need to bunk with a BFF. What’s that all about? Meanwhile, Emily seems to be the first person to tell Jack he should question the paternity of his would-be child. Any friend worth their salt would have put brought that up ages ago. At least the writers made it a point to repair their lapse in realism.
- Made Over: For Emily and Jack, season two means longer locks, while Daniel, Nolan, and Declan have shorter tresses. Everyone is looking better for it, save the depressed Jack Porter. The showrunners and cast alike promise a steamier season this year. With everyone looking their best itâ€™s easy to see why.
- DÃ©jÃ Vu: Yet again the season begins with a flash forward to the end of the summer and a mysterious dead body. It was found underwater on the boat with Jackâ€™s compass. The natural assumption is that itâ€™s one of The Porters. If last season taught us anything, itâ€™s that the safe assumption is probably wrong.
- Disappointing Daniel: Last season, Daniel was becoming not only a formidable opponent, but an interesting character. The summer seems to have caused him to backslide. Heâ€™s now a drunk and dating the human Novocain known as Ashley. She was a titan when paired with the psychotic bi-sexual Tyler, but seems to value her position as Victoriaâ€™s stand in more than her relationship with Daniel. Sidenote: The tension between Daniel and Emily was extremely high and sexy.
- Takeda Takeover: It seems like Takeda is becoming an integral member of the storyline. Whether or not thatâ€™s a good idea has yet to be seen. Take notice if you will the change of faces; Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa now holds that role. Exactly what Takedaâ€™s mission is will help determine the success of the plot. Until then, enjoy your first look at Aiden, Emilyâ€™s mystery man and future love interest. He didnâ€™t make much of an impact last night, but letâ€™s hope for better days in the future.
- Mommy Memories: Will Emilyâ€™s mother only exist in flashbacks? We demand more!
- â€œYou think sheâ€™s somewhere looking up at us?â€
- Nolan: â€œAnd now theyâ€™re coming for you.â€Â Emily: â€œGood. Let them.â€
Revenge‘s season premiere had everything fans have been missing. It set things in motion with a freight train like pace.Â Without a doubt the show is on its way to being another season standout.
Revenge airs Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. on ABC
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