What was the best moment from "Forgiveness?" What's the deal with Padma? Can we really trust Aiden?
In the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, staff members Steve Marsi, Christine Orlando, Chandel Charles and Leigh Raines breakdown the latest installment of this ABC thrill ride...
Favorite moment from this week?
Steve: The initial Kara-Victoria reunion. I loved genuinely wondering if she would try to kill her right there (either "she" works in this answer)!
Christine: Oddly, I both loved and hated Treadwell's return. I loved it because I hope it means someone is going to crush him like the bug that he is and do it very, very soon.
Chandel: Nolan proposing that he and Padma have breakfast together, even though breakfast was 12 hours away. He's so cute when he's interested in a girl.
Leigh: I would say that whole scene when Amanda came home with baby Carl and Emily told her what she remembered. It felt like in that moment that Emily was fully honest with Amanda and I felt really bad for them both. Then that apology with Emily outside the door was just heartwrenching.
Favorite Nolan Ross quote, moment or outfit?
Steve: The suits. This guy gives Barney Stinson a run for his money, with a medieval page boy/court jester twist.
Christine: "Good for revenge-y stuff, but sad for you." It was sweet in its own revenge-y way.
Chandel: All of his outfits are my favorites. He just really knows how to dress.
Leigh: My favorite was actually about Nolan. When Emily told Aiden she had to protect him. Finally, she shows it's a reciprocal relationship!
Padma: Just doing her job or intentionally trying to undermine Nolcorp?
Steve: Padma has no reason to undermine Nolan ... yet. Whether she can be trusted or avoid being manipulated as she gets closer to the truth is another story.
Christine: She's got her own plan and I'm not sure if it's to Nolan's good or detriment. He needs to keep a closer eye on her either way.
Chandel: I think she's just doing her job. I find it hard to believe at this junction that she's got an agenda. I just think everyone is so paranoid about everyone else's motives that it permeates every relationship even when it shouldn't necessarily be that way.
Leigh: Just doing her job and is concerned and suspicious about David Clarke.
Do you trust Aiden?
Steve: He seems like he's doing what he's doing for Emily, but one gets the feeling that the "mission" may diverge from her objectives and he and Takeda may have to be dealt with.
Christine: No. Not at all. I think he's got his own agenda and it might not help Emily.
Chandel: Clearly not, he just tried to out Nolcorp. Not cool.
Leigh: As much as we can, yes I do.
Were you surprised by what we saw from/learned about Kara Clarke?
Steve: Only that she didn't recognize Ems. The wild-eyed unpredictability is to be expected from someone far from stable.
Christine: I was surprised she agreed to tell her daughter she was dead. I'm thoroughly confused by Kara.
Chandel: No, I think she's psycho. Whatever she does should be assessed with that in mind.
Leigh: I'm surprised she admitted to trying to drown her daughter and that Amanda was basically dead. She and David worked it out for him to tell Amanda she was dead. That scene between Emily and Kara in the car had me so on edge. I'm sorry, but how do you not recognize your own daughter?
Should Emily reveal her true identity to Jack?
Steve: I'd love to see Jack open his eyes to some of the chaos going on around him. Maybe not that bombshell yet, just ... something.
Christine: No. I don't see how that helps anything. He has a son with Amanda. Let them try and be happy.
Chandel: No, it's clearly not a good time to do that. We're too far down the road for her to decide that now is the time to drop that bomb.
Leigh: I think she can trust him, but it will put him in danger. He also has enough on his plate.
Share your predictions for next week's Wedding of the Century.
Steve: Conrad's toast will leave nary a dry eye in the house. The man is a master wordsmith and channels such sincere emotion.
Christine: Treadwell's horrific death. Or at least that's what I hope.
Chandel: Anything but perfect. Lots of drama ahead.
Leigh: I see some hookups! Daniel misses Emily. The initiative is catching up with the Graysons. It's gonna be a blowout.