Emily: “Fear, it’s the fire that burns from birth of even the coldest hearts. It motivates and paralyses the best of us, or is used as a weapon by the worst. But when your path is one of treachery and deception, the greatest fear of all is that the truth is absolute.”
“Fear” is tonight’s season premiere of “Revenge.” If you haven’t seen tonight’s episode, then beware of spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. “Revenge” airs Sunday nights at 8 on ABC (KTRK).
Overall, this premiere is simply alright. Instead of jumping back into the action, the writers spend the premiere catching the viewers up on what everyone has been up to since they were last seen. Everyone is slowly trickling back into the Hamptons, and the writers spend their time giving progress reports. It’s not all that exciting. Yes, for some characters it is interesting to see how much has changed like with Jack and Nolan. For others, like Charlotte, it is just alright. That being said, it is great to see Charlotte take on more of a menacing role. Did you enjoy the premiere or did you find it a bit boring compared to other episodes?
What’s great about this episode is the takedown. Actually there are two takedowns. Last season there weren’t a lot of takedowns that didn’t span multitudes of episodes, and even then, there aren’t immediate results. It’s nice to be able to see Emily doing something, and watching it have a drastic effect, especially with the Graysons. Emily mostly does things like get close to Daniel in order to take them down, but there isn’t actual tangible effects. This episode Conrad is removed from the Governor’s office and he is made to believe he is suffering from Huntington’s disease. The implication is that Emily will continue to make Conrad believe that he is sick, otherwise Conrad will soon realize that he is ill. Hopefully the rest of the season will include these types of takedowns. What do you think Emily has up her sleeves for the Graysons?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. Ashley’s departure isn’t shocking if you follow TV scoops. Because of this, most of the episode is spent just waiting for her to be gone. Justin’s presence isn’t all that exciting, except for the slight gross factor with him and Victoria kissing. As previously mentioned, the best part of all of this is Charlotte scaring him away. Right now, it’s hard to read Jack. He kisses Emily, and then says he feels nothing for her, but it is hard to figure out if he really means it. Do you think Jack really doesn’t have romantic interests in Emily?
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