Revenge Review: Hypocrisy & Betrayal

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The past continued to haunt the residents of the Hamptons this week, as Emily's Revenge won't be stopped. Isn't that right, Senator Kingsley? This made has more than one "Betrayal" to answer for.

One of the most fascinating things about this week's story was that we learned Victoria loved David. So the ice queen has a heart. She even tried to save him. Conrad must hate that and Victoria must despise him for stopping her.

It seems they've betrayed one another so many times that Conrad can't possibly buy Victoria's trust with baubles, no matter how flawless and expensive.

The Past of Victoria

Do you think Emily is starting to feel something for Daniel? He's one of the few who attempts to learn from his mistakes and tries to make things right. At the very least, I think she has a bit of a soft spot for him... but will that stop her from using him to exact her revenge on his parents? I doubt it.

I love the hypocrisy of Senator Kingsley. The honorable, passionate, conservative public servant who is a little more liberal when it comes to his love life. He's anti-abortion but quick to pay for his mistress to end her pregnancy. He makes Emily's job far too easy. And since Emily's out to do more than just destroy his career, it looks like his wife will find out about his personal betrayal as well.

As an added benefit, Emily manages to engineer the e-mails to look as though they've come from Conrad's computer, thus making him doubt Victoria. Is she trying to turn the two against one another and watch them take each other out? That could be entertaining.

Every time I see Nolan I just want someone to cut his hair. Is it just me? I really find the shaggy look distracting. Other than that, I continue to like him. Nolan is in awe of Emily but still willing to assist, even when she isn't very nice to him. And his offer to help Declan take down his enemies sans violence is a nice surprise. Perhaps he really will make friends.

Speaking of Declan, sending Charlotte the sunset video is a nice touch. Now when her boyfriend's sex tape comes out, she'll run to the one person who makes her smile. Well played.

My favorite moment of this episode was a simple one: the eye roll Victoria gives just before she turns back to Emily when she asks if she can address her by her first name. Every instinct Victoria possesses tells her this girl is running some sort of game. She just can't find any proof. So these two powerful women smile politely at one another as they sharpen their claws for when the truth comes out. 

I don't wish for that moment to come too soon, but I know I'm going to enjoy the heck out of it when it arrives.

Betrayal Review

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Revenge Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

I'm a big believer in finishing what you start.


Victoria: Charlotte, it's 11 o'clock.
Charlotte: Yes mother, it happens twice a day.