Last night’s Revenge was the episode we’ve been waiting for all season. “Allegiance” was the first real step back into David Clarke’s direction. Something about the return of the red Sharpie always brings out the fireworks. The Players: Director: Jennifer Wilkinison Writer: Ted Sullivan Cast: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe,...
Last night’s Revenge was refreshing and unexpectedly engaging. “Blood” gave more weight to Emily’s current strategy to the truth. That’s what happens when Roger Bart reprises his role as Mason Treadwell. Will an outsider that knows the truth about Emily be enough to right this ship? The Players: Director: Wendy Stanzler Writer:...
Revenge can’t help but lose ground. “Addiction” was nothing like its namesake, distracting us with tiring story lines. Will they ever get back on track?
Last night Revenge resorted to its oldest trick. “Disgrace” had a shocking scandal exposed. Of course, once you remember the show’s predictable pattern, it's not that much of a surprise.
We all know, Revenge is a dish best served cold, but just how icy should it be? Struggle was supposed to highlight Emily’s turmoil, but instead it focused on the show's slowed pace. What is it going to take to light a fire under these writers?
Every time Revenge returns hope renews. In “Payback” Victoria and Conrad’s divorce makes life interesting for more than just their family. Murder, surprise family members, and an unexpected power play is par for the course in the Hamptons. The Players: Director: Romeo Tirone Writers: Sunil Nayar and Christopher Fife Cast: Emily...
Revenge may be taking a break, but not before it leaves us in a precarious position. “Hatred” is the name of the game in Montauk but not everyone knows how to use it to their advantage. Emily plays mind games as her body mends, but her brain may be playing tricks on more than just her enemies.
Emily's always had a limitless supply of motivation on Revenge. However, as she copes with her returning memories, her confidence is stalling. “Endurance” tests the limits of what one can withstand in the name of vengeance. If a new plot could inspire the passion we once had for the show, then maybe Emily and her cohorts will win back some of the allure they once had.
After Emily's shooting, it seemed impossible for Revenge to have a lackluster return. But this show's made an art form out of poorly placed filler episodes. “Homecoming” pulled Emily right out of the choppy waters by uncomforting hands. As she comes to grips with what’s real and fake, we’re stuck wrestling the realities of this fledgling drama.
The wedding on Revenge was always going to end badly, but we’re not sure the writers know how poorly it unraveled. “Exodus” saw the unveiling of Emily’s biggest plan yet. Though another banished character made a slightly unexpected return, the show’s constants dabbling in the ordinary might have caused lasting damage.
On Revenge, Emily is closer than she's ever been to taking down The Graysons. “Surrender” outlines the 48 hours before the wedding of the century, but not without a few surprises. Although things don’t quite go as planned for Emily, we're left feeling a little bored.
Revenge deals in secrets so it’s no wonder they excelled at putting them on display. “Secrecy” brought two surprise guests to the Hamptons, but they weren’t the only ones coming out of the woodwork. More than one hidden truth came to light. With the wedding creeping ever closer things are starting to get good.
Revenge is supposed to be sweet, so why is there a sour taste in our mouths? “Resurgence” gave us a takedown, but not without a bit of a letdown. Even with a stunning revelation about Emily, things felt extremely unfinished.
Revenge is best served cold, but hardly without assistance. “Dissolution” showed the ruin between not only Conrad and Victoria but Emily and her allies. The men of Emily’s secret life can hardly be controlled. Perhaps it’s possible they’re best left to their own devices?
The perfect Revenge is carefully thought out with a great measure of “Control.” Last night’s episode dealt with the main ingredient to any good plan. Will Emily’s power over her allies match her enemies control over theirs?
Without the Graysons there would be no Revenge, but just how long will fans wait for their destruction? “Mercy” toyed with that query in more ways than one. While two former novices immerse themselves in all things deceptive, others get the better of our main avenger. Will Emily ever best her betters?
On Revenge every party has its pooper. “Confession” put more than one secret out in the open. Emily’s comes out on top, but not without losing more than she planned.
Revenge is a cornerstone of dramatic potential, yet sometimes the payoff seems so far away. “Sin” introduced a new element to Emily’s quest: regret. Our heroine’s judgment is called into question, along with a couple of incomplete story developments. Still, through the muck a small star shines. Perhaps it's finally time for both Clarke girls to avenge their father?
Revenge has returned, and oh what a bleak summer it’s been. The best dressed cast on TV is back to spice up the airwaves. “Fear” shines a light on the terrors ahead for Emily in the present and very near future. As usual, the season begins with a cliffhanger, but this one might mean the end for our favorite heroine.
Last night's two part finale of Revenge delivered in every way possible. "Truth" splashed secrets across the small screen, with every character implicated in one way or another. Though it was a tumultuous success, was it enough to satiate us after an uneven season?