Revenge: “Betrayal” Episode 3 Review

8 Oct

According to ABC (I always have to laugh when the network advertises it), Revenge is Wednesday night’s new #1 drama.  I’m pleased since I am enjoying living vicariously through Emily/Amanda’s treacherous agenda.  I wish she had something more trivial for a blueprint… say, landlords who refused to fumigate a house that said blog writer rented for 2 years and was forced to co-habit with mice.  I bet most readers don’t know that when mice get hungry they will come up to your room, stand on their back legs and rub their tiny paws together until you get them some food.  At least that’s what my mice did once I got rid of any food they might have eaten.  But Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) has bigger fish to fry.  This week she’s going after the D.A. who convicted her father, after discovering her father was innocent.  It’s fair to say, the D.A. will be going down in a very public way.

SPOILER ALERT:

Once again, I believe the revenge plot itself is secondary to the real revenge that Emily plans on getting against Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe).  I like to think of the ‘revenge of the week’ is like the short con, to keep the viewer satisfied.  The overall plot against the Graysons is the long con, the backbone/narrative structure and drive of the show.  This week the D.A. is going down in a sex scandal, complete with a mixed race baby.  Once again Nolan (Gabriel Mann) helps Emily with the last minute bits of planning which always makes me laugh.  She’s such an ungrateful bitch to him every time, but she needs him to execute the last steps of each of her weekly revenge plots.  I would think she could be a bit nicer.

Jack (Nick Wechsler)  and Declan (Connor Paolo), his problem teen brother, inherit the bar from their father, who died of a heart attack last week.  Sammy, Emily’s dog keeps going back to her and slightly humanizes her as she is forced to interact with her old friend, Jack.  Yes, I think we can all see where that one is headed.  Nolan, helps Declan exact some electronic revenge on the guys who beat him up, basically the boyfriend of Charlotte Grayson (Christa B. Allen), Victoria’s daughter.  Declan has the hots for Charlotte and hasn’t gotten very far in the wooing process.  And we get to see a more human side to Victoria Grayson.  She tried to convince the D.A. she lied on the stand of Emily’s/Amanda’s dad’s trial, but her husband,  Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny), interferes and Emily’s dad gets convicted.  There is one great scene where Victoria comes plodding down the stairs like, well, not like a rich sophisticated powerbroker from the Hamptons.  She essentially clops down.  It is worth watching the episode for the comic relief alone of that scene.

Finally, Emily and Daniel spend a bit more time together.  He confesses he gravely injured a girl he was dating from the previous summer (he broke her spine in a car accident that was his fault).  Emily takes him to see her.  This infuriates Victoria.  It also lets Emily know Victoria is spying on them since she learns about the visit.  That certainly won’t stop Emily from her agenda and my guess is that she will probably use that knowledge to her advantage to twist the knife just a bit deeper.

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