The season premiere of “Revenge” tonight brought quite a bit to the table, and it also brought something that we definitely were not expecting: Proof that Emily Thorne was not exactly succeeding when it comes to letting go.
For most of the episode, she really did not even need to be Emily Thorne anymore, but she continued to feel like as Amanda Clarke, she had no real identity. Therefore, she continued to come up with ways to take down the wealthy, and help those deserving of justice. Basically, she was almost the Hamptons version of Robin Hood.
While all of this was going on, Victoria Grayson was now in Emily’s all-familiar position of trying to get revenge over everything that had transpired with her. She managed to concoct an escape plan from the asylum, and that part of the story was believable. Having David Clarke show up at just the right moment? We’re having a little trouble still with the fact that he is alive now to begin with, especially since it throws the show into complete, overblown-soap-opera territory. That is something it never was never in with both feet before now.
Also, how in the world is Charlotte still alive at this point, and what is with the junkie storyline? We feel like there are still many clueless about how in the world she has made it this long on the show without meeting the Reaper, though some of those drugs may eventually do her in.
“Revenge” is still a fun show, but we also need to still have a little something more to make us buy into some of its cheesier moments. Overall, a decent start to season 3. Grade: B-.
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