Sunday, October 7, 2012

'Revenge' Review - 2.02 Resurrection

        On the newest episode of ABC's Revenge, things get even more complicated as Emily continues to delicately weave her way back into the Graysons' lives while also remaining tied to Amanda, Jack and their unborn child.

        It felt as if a lot happened on this week's Revenge, and a lot did happen but many plot threads were much more decisive and clear introductory roots that should better shape this upcoming season. Nolan is having some financial difficult with his company, NolCorp, and has a nice new determined female to play around with. Declan has a classmate who wants him to harbor stolen property. Ashley and Conrad may be working together to hide something from Daniel. Fauxmanda's baby is Jack's but Emily tells her it's not. Everything that happened in this episode was necessary (except the Declan parts) and overall added up to an engaging and watchable episode if that soapiness level that shapes this series best episodes.
        After last week's premiere reveal that Victoria was alive, I had my concerns on how long the show would keep her in hiding in that cabin in the woods with a limited amount of other characters to interact with. It is nice to see that the show really didn't waste any time in getting her back to her throne in the Hamptons. Now, it should be interesting to see how long it will be before something spills the truth about her time in the woods and her return.
        The closing interactions between Emily and the White-Haired Man were the episode's strongest and soapiest. They were both playing each other very well while also revealing just enough information to peak the other's interest. If he didn't attempt to kill her, it wouldn't have felt natural or in character. So in that respect, I applaud the show for going there even though they just whacked off another great villain. It should also be interesting to see the immediate reactions between Emily and Aidan in the next episode. That dynamic has been heavily hyped in the news but so far hasn't amounted too much in these first two episodes. 

So what did everyone think of the episode? Upset that they killed the White-Haired Man? Are you wishing that it is Declan on the boat in the future or that he somehow gets early admission to college? Share your thoughts in the comments.