Last night the new season of “Revenge” kicked off, and despite being in love with this show, the question begs to be asked, “What else is there for Emily Thorne, Emily VanCamp, to do?” Is it overindulgence, or a desire to prolong the inevitable: a series finale? Who is left for Emily to exact revenge on? But Victoria Grayson, Madeleine Stowe, won’t give up that easily, and now it is her turn to return the favor for the evil services rendered.
But the most interesting part of this story based on revenge, is that the person in whose name all these vengeful acts were done, is actually alive and free. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, David Clark, the one who was unjustly accused of financing terrorism, imprisoned, disgraced, ripped from his daughter’s arms, and supposedly killed in prison; is actually alive and following everyone but no one aware of his presence, or at least yet.
There are those characters who just fill in space, such as Daniel Grayson, who has not found his way, and rather drinks too much, has too much sex with strangers, for a while was as ruthless as his parents, but now is shown clinging by his nails to an unpredictable and precarious future. And then there’s his sister Charlotte, who actually is another of David Clark’s daughters, a person of low self-esteem who gets a kick out defying those who try to steer her in the right direction, so mingles with less than unsavory characters and lately has taken up cocaine as her method of distraction from a reality she is still to come to terms with.
It is an interesting group of characters that takes viewers on a ride of intrigue, deceit, and well manufactured schemes geared to ruining one or another, all however, with revenge as the ultimate goal. There will be an interesting turn of events when Emily Thorne, finally reveals her true identity as being Amanda Clark and perhaps it might have legal repercussions because all that she has done, was perpetrated under the guise of a false identity and so the question will arise as to where and who is the real Emily Thorne, and those that follow this story saw how a few seasons back this person was killed during a night of violence. But also worth mentioning is this character Jack, who was Amanda’s childhood friend, and after having a child with the presumed Amanda Clark, loses her again, last season is accused of kidnapping Charlotte, and now is a police officer; a turn of events that boggles the mind, and does not make much sense, but this odd occurrence will have bearing on the ultimate end of this show because this character has many issues yet to realize, and his love for Emily, really Amanda Clark, has to come to fruition at some point.
No matter what the outcome of all these seedy, beautiful, deceitful, and complicated characters, the truth remains that “Revenge” is one of the best thought out storylines in recent times, and it will for a long time give viewers much to talk about and speculate because week after week it leaves everyone wondering what will happen next, and who will ultimately remain standing and who will fall under the pressure of much hate, deceit, and above all revenge. Recaps, episodes, and information on this show can be found at www.abcgo.com/show/revenge
“Revenge” runs on Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.