Revenge Review: Inside the Viper's Nest
To survive inside the viper's nest, one must become a viper. In that vein, the venom flowed freely on Revenge, as "Suspicion" drove everyone to the brink of a whole new game.
There are no friends in the Hamptons, simply allies and enemies and even those can change sides at any time.
Mr. X? That one was a little odd. So, after getting sprung from juvenile detention, Emily did some sort of apprenticeship in Japan to train for her revenge? I hope they elaborate on this at some point because right now, it's just a little weird. But I did love that she had him in her cell phone as X.
Ashley sees the bi-side. When Ashley walked in on Tyler and Nolan locking lips, I thought for sure she was done with him. To Tyler's credit, the guy's a decent con man. He had Ashley's head spinning with the thought that she wasn't playing the game hard enough. That she'd end up being stuck as Victoria's lap dog forever. With that in mind, she seemed perfectly willing to sell out Emily in order to get on Victoria's good side. Whether that means she'll sleep with Tyler again is anyone's guess.
Speaking of Tyler, did he really think a night in the sack was worth $20 million. That seemed pretty naive on his part. Why would he believe that Nolan would invest with him? He certainly can't be that good. But thanks to Emily's prodding Tyler got exactly what he wanted, that is until Nolan pulls the rug out from under him.
When this deal falls through I think we'll see just how dangerous Tyler can get.
Lydia remembers. Well, perhaps not everything but that will happen soon enough. Victoria all but locked the poor woman in her room. It reminded me of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Luckily for Lydia, Conrad came to her rescue and whisked her away. Where? Somewhere safe was all he'd say. Lydia may have jumped from one viper's nest to another.
What's your number? Victoria seemed to think that everyone had one although when it came down to it she got cheap. Declan asked for $100,000. Victoria countered with $25,000. That showed how much she thought of the younger Porter.
I figured he was playing a game on Victoria and Charlotte's thrilled to not only get her boy toy but put one over on her mother at the same time. Something tells me the claws will come out when Victoria figures out she's been played.
Amanda becomes Amanda. I didn't see that one coming. Amanda has now taken over the life of the real Amanda Clarke. The life Emily gave up long ago in order to seek Revenge.
Emily seemed willing to give up Jack to pursue her plans but will she be able to watch him fall for her counterpart?
The longer Emily continues down this path the more of herself she continues to lose. It's not that Amanda Clarke doesn't exist, now she exists as someone else. How long will Emily be able to sit back and watch or will the new Amanda be the next victim of Emily's wrath?
** Revenge takes a week off and returns with a new episode on December 7. Watch the official ABC promo for it NOW!
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