Revenge Round Table: "Sabotage"
Sunday's episode of Revenge saw Emily, Nolan and Aiden stage an elaborate ruse to gain the Initiative's trust, along with the introduction of a new rival for Daniel and a new career path for Conrad.
TV Fanatic's Steve Marsi, Kate Brooks, Christine Orlando and Leigh Raines break down the various acts of "Sabotage" and look ahead to next week in our weekly Round Table Q&A.
Weigh in with your own responses to these Revenge topics below!
1. What was your favorite quote or scene from the episode?
Kate: The reveal at the end with Padma being with the Initiative. I have had this off feeling about her for such a long time that I am glad she did indeed turn out to be bad.
Leigh: I enjoyed the interaction between Aiden and Nolan at the wine auction. Nolan calling Aiden James Bond and Aiden finally welcoming Nolan into the fold. Cue the collective "awwww!"
Christine: Definitely Aiden, Nolan, and Emily at the bar playing Bond. So funny. I loved it.
Steve: Nolan's slow clap after the kidnapping ruse. Brava, indeed!
2. More bitter: Daniel's seven-figure bottle of bad wine, or Aiden, seeing him together with Emily?
Kate: The wine because I feel Aiden's jealousy is rightly placed. I do not like Emily and Daniel so I feel just as bitter towards them as Aiden does.
Leigh: Aiden is not acting at all when it comes to the whole bitter ex routine. He was pissed to see Emily and Daniel on that couch whether or not he knew what was coming. It took him years to get Emily back after he betrayed her trust, he's not interested in seeing young Grayson pursue his love.
Christine: Aiden watching Emily and Daniel. Ouch! Emily and Daniel still have some serious chemistry so watching them together had to hurt.
Steve: Not that Daniel's a connoisseur, but when you pay $1 million, you'd at least think it would taste good. That's gotta suck. Aiden was pretty bitter at the end too, though. Things are coming to a head.
3. More desperate: Victoria, or save Daniel from the Initiative, or Daniel, for Emily ... in general?
Kate: This is a tough one! I'm going to say both but I enjoy Victoria trying to save Daniel and do not enjoy watching Daniel pine for Emily.
Leigh: Victoria will pretty much do anything to save Daniel, which is interesting because she is such a selfish bitch. Simply put. She often screws over her children or anyone who gets in her way.
Christine: Victoria will do anything to save her son ... even team up with Emily Thorne.
Steve: Daniel. The looks on his face say it all. Dude is beyond whipped and they've been sort of back together for like one day. Not that I blame him really ... have you seen Emily Thorne?
4. More significant: Jack getting sprung from jail, Amanda threatening the Ryan Bros., or Padma being the mole?
Kate: Padma being the mole because that is going to have a huge impact!
Leigh: I feel like Padma had a shady side to begin with, we just didn't know exactly where it would end up and that it would be tied directly with the Initiative. That said, I'm so confused by the Initiative that it leads me to not care. I'm more interested in what Conrad springing Jack from jail will lead to. Talk about strange bedfellows, Jack and Conrad? Weird!
Christine: Definitely Padma being the mole, because I don't think Nolan sees it coming and I hate the thought of him getting his heart broken.
Steve: Padma probably wins this, but close second to Amanda. I love seeing her go rogue and return to her scrappy, unpredictable, wrong-side-of-the-tracks roots. Amazing hair, too.
5. Would you invest in Stonehaven United Solutions?
Kate: Yes. If I had millions upon millions of dollars hanging around. Who wouldn't want to be involved in The Initiative? (Sarcasm)
Leigh: I would sooner become a hooker with Ashley Davenport than invest in anything related to The Initiative.
Christine: I think I'm with Leigh on this one... minus the hooker part. I'll keep my money (if I had any) far away from the initiative.
Steve: I don't know, depends on how my NolCorp stock performs in Q1.
6. Would you support Conrad for public office?
Kate: Probably because like most politicians we don't really know who they are or what they stand for, they lie to get the seat that they want.
Leigh: It depends. Who is he running against? It is possible in life that Conrad will be the lesser of two evils in certain situations. It's rare, but it's possible.
Christine: I'd like to say know but in this day and age, maybe it takes a deceitful mastermind like Conrad to get anything accomplished in politics. If only he'd use his powers for good instead of evil.
Steve: Congress' approval rating is currently 14 percent. This begs two questions: 1. Who are the 14 percent who actually approve? 2. How could Conrad be worse? I'd hear the man out at least.
7. Who is most likely to get shot next week?
Kate: I don't know if she'll get shot next week but Padma will soon go down that path.
Leigh: Will anyone definitely get shot? Aiden will probably shoot Daniel "by accident."
Christine: Jack. Yes, I know that's wishful thinking. Couldn't they have kept him in jail a little while longer. Maybe made room for Declan too. No, I'm not a fan of the Porter boys.
Steve: To clarify, it has not been established that someone gets shot. Just seems like a good possibility to me, and I'd bet on someone with the last name Ryan. Don't mess with a strapped FauxManda.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments!