SO... with that, I hope I provide a compelling enough reason for a few folks watching Revenge to join me over here, but just in case it's me talking to myself, I'm making a thread for the whole season.
AND - what a season it's been! Last season we discovered that it was entirely possible that Mrs. Clark (Emily's mother) might be alive! And, we ended the season with Victoria Grayson's plane blowing up. Fast forward by about two months, and we find Amanda Clark drowning, apparently at the hands of some nefarious ne'er-do'well, who has tied her to a wooden pole and left her to drown as the pole takes her under. But wait! That's not it at all! It's a training session by the mysterious Mr. Takeda (who, by the way, looks different this year. Is it a different actor?). And he has minions! OR, assistants! Or something. Anyway, I was sure that Amanda would do some fancy something and get herself free, but instead, she was happily drowning, and totally didn't appreciate being rescued by
Ok - unfortunately, I can't keep that up for the whole two episodes, so I have to give the blow-by-blow a rest at this point. It's just that that particular plot line is so... oddly melodramatic - it seems to totally overtake all the drama of "My mother! She's still alive!" which got played out TWICE, what with the return of Victoria and all! And the twists and turns of Victoria! Boy is she a schemer. I'm not even clear on where her game is going now - finding out she was in cahoots with whitehaired man was twist enough - her turning on him seems one trick too many. It seems that we are perhaps getting to the outer edges of the international conspiracy that was always implied in this show, but which we somehow mostly escaped all first season. Not sure I am looking forward to that story coming front and center but I now wonder how close Mr. Takeda is to that storyline?
The far more intriguing coil to be unwound - is David Clark... I've always thought that he was a little too squeaky clean in all of this, but it made for a good backdrop for Amanda's rage. The more we unwind the conspiracy, however, the less likely it is for David Clark to be the innocent he seemed to be. The business of his wife being put away for mental health issues is particularly unsavory, when it doesn't seem to be that she was supposed to be locked up. One wonders how Emily would feel if she found out that her father was complicit in her mother's demise? One thing is - white-haired guy almost said he didn't kill Mrs. Clark, but then decided after all to kill Emily, only to get shot himself (well, he was a nasty piece of work, so I guess he had that coming). So we still might get to meet Mrs. Clark in a future episode.
I couldn't get too worked up about Nolan's homelessness (really?) nor his new CFO (who seems destined to be his new lover as well). Her becoming CFO seemed obvious and predictable. More concerning is why he's being audited so aggressively.
Poor Jack. Poor Declan. Declan's a silly kid with a good heart. I hope he doesn't get totally screwed for holding stolen goods, but geez. One would think he'd know better, especially better than to trust the rich folks he's surrounded by.