In which people wear a lot of red, because they’re out for BLOOD, and Daniel correctly uses a three-syllable word, and the show gets a little bit better actually. And I substitute for Jessica due to boring workload reasons. Don’t worry. Like a REVENGE Terminator, she’ll be back.
Fug File: Revenge
This show is frustrating. There are moments in it which are genuinely juicy and effective, it’s just that they’re surrounded by OTHER moments that are so dumb they make my face hurt.
This episode seriously featured a catfight over a glass of wine being poured onto a Restoration Hardware chair.
So many notes!
- This half-season finale was, although nonsensical in many ways that I plan to enumerate in excruciating detail, actually pretty entertaining.
- It was also penned by a person who I suspect has never been in a wedding, and who may, in fact, have never even attended one.
- Team Lydia.
- Team Victoria.
- Gabriel Mann was fantastic in this episode.
- I think this entire clusterfiasco proves beyond any reasonable doubt that Emily is really, sincerely, unbelievably bad at getting revenge.
How can we only be on the 9th episode of Revenge this season? It feels like it’s gearing up for the season finale, what with Emily’s Crazy Misguided Revenge Wedding and all, but I guess that’s merely going to be its MID-SEASON finale, which means we’re going to get another six months of… I don’t even know. 10 episodes of Emily getting her ass handed to her? That seems unlikely. I just hope someone lets Roger Bart out of jail for the nuptials.
I was all prepped to note that this felt like one of those treading water episodes — just closing certain opening off and opening other story lines up. And then the last five minutes happened, and they were actually very exciting.