Emily: “Sacrifice by its strictest definition takes something precious in an exchange for appeasement of a higher power, an abiding devotion to a cause that cannot be satisfied by a simple promise because an oath, no matter how solemn, asks nothing in return. All true sacrifice demands unspeakable loss.”
Conrad, Victoria, and Daniel work on how to handle Helen’s demise. For Conrad and Victoria, this is nothing new, and they have no trouble going about their daily lives. Daniel struggles with this, especially with the decision to pin this all on Amanda Clarke. He isn’t like his parents. Daniel can’t just act like everything is normal. Hopefully this is the writers setting up some great stuff for Daniel, maybe showing him branching apart from his family even more. Of course, he only voices his issues, he doesn’t do anything to stop his parents. What do you think is in store for Daniel?
Ding dong, the fake Amanda Clarke is dead! Now she is not the most likeable character on the show, but the writers managed to make her death sad and maybe even a little painful for viewers to watch. They did this by making Amanda’s death about her relationship with Emily. Viewers see just how much Amanda means to Emily and vice versa. The writers handled her death really well, and it’s clear that Emily’s vengeance is back stronger than ever. Hopefully this means that the future episodes will showcase more of Emily in revenge mode, and not taking things slowly. Some of the episodes, especially the ones sans red sharpie, haven’t really showcased Emily’s rage like they did in the first season. Did anyone else tear up a bit when Amanda died or were you too busy celebrating her demise?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The action on the boat is alright. For a moment there, it did look like Jack bought Amanda’s speech to Nate about not really loving him and only using him to stay close to the Graysons. When Jack steps up and joins in this conversation, it is clear that this is all a ruse. On the initiative take down front, Padma and Aiden join forces. Their scenes aren’t that exciting, but what they show is Padma becoming more of a part of the takedown. Maybe this will lead to Emily and Padma sharing the screen, which could be interesting considering Emily’s distrust of her. What did you think of the episode overall?
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