Revenge Round Table: "Commitment"
She may have blood on her hands, but Emily Thorne is not backing down. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the latest new episode of Revenge concluded with this heroine for re-energized and inspired.
That spells trouble for Victoria Grayson, but excitement for our Round Table panel! Below, Leigh Raines, Chandel Charles, Christine Orlando and Dan Forcella go back and forth on "Commitment," with reader feedback, as always, encouraged...
What was your favorite moment from the episode?
Leigh: I feel like the obvious answer was the touching scene between Charlotte and Emily when Charlotte said she always wanted a sister. But I think my personal favorite was the reveal that Victoria's lawyer was working with Emily.
Chandel: That end scene when it was clear that the pause button was clearly not getting pushed.
Christine: I loved the conclusion when you could read Emily's reaction on her face as Daniel told her David Clarke raped his mother. She didn't have to say a word and you knew her plan for Revenge just kicked into hyper-drive.
Dan: Agreed. Emily deciding that she was back on the Revenge train was fantastic. But Daniel's hurt for his mother's pain was even better. He loves so hard, whether it be for his mom, sister or Emily.
If you were forced to choose, who's side do you fall on, Victoria's or Conrad's?
Leigh: After Victoria claiming rape? I'd pal around with Conrad.
Chandel: Probably Victoria because I have a feeling she will end up siding with Emily at some point to take Conrad down within her original plan. On the other hand, her hint about getting raped was despicable.
Christine: As bad as Victoria is, I still dislike Conrad more even though they're both manipulative bastards. Perhaps it's simply because I love Madeline Stowe. That might give her the edge.
Dan: I'm siding with Victoria. It seems like this all started from Conrad, and Vickie just got pulled into the whole thing. She has become evil since then, but at the time, she was caught.
Has Emily allowed for too much collateral damage at this point?
Leigh: Like Emily said in the opening, she is all about commitment. The risk of collateral damage comes with a revenge plot; this is why Emily tries not to give into her emotions.
Chandel: Yes, in a lot of ways she should have cut her potential losses by distancing herself from Daniel before he could have proposed, not to mention everything else that's happened. Then again, I have always been of the mind that in the end everyone will have a part in the final takedown as co-conspirators against someone, likely Conrad. Damage will abound for all involved.
Christine: If you don't have the stomach for casualties then don't go to war. Emily knew this wouldn't be easy. That's why she boxes up all of her emotions and focuses on her targets. But I do love how Nolan is both her accomplice and her conscience. She needs him in both roles.
Dan: Yes. I feel like there could have been ways to complete her fits of revenge without some of the extra damage she has created. I wanted her to come out of this unscathed, but that is highly unlikely at this point.
Write a quick goodbye note to Fauxmanda Clark before she jets away.
Leigh: Dear Lisa P, you brought some spice to the Hamptons and provided some saucy entertainment. You were good eye candy, but ultimately, you were getting in the way. Time to take the money and run, baby.
Chandel: You got played. Sincerely, Anonymous Cellmate.
Christine: You were wild and fun, psychotic and loyal, but in the end, far too unpredictable to keep around. Get out while you can before you're the next body found on the beach.
Dan: How could you leave Jack like that!?!? Sell out. Peace.