“That’s good for revengey stuff but sad for you.” – Nolan
That quote kind of sums up Emily’s whole life, not just her situation with her mother, doesn’t it? She’s in so deep now, her life will never recover. Yet we still love watching.
First things first – that was a short coma, wasn’t it? Amanda woke up already, and was cradling her premature little miracle baby in her arms as Jack lovingly looked on. And her mother was back in town. Ouch, Emily.
When Emily “met” her mother, Kara described a young Emily who wouldn’t even hurt a spider. How far things have come since then. All their interactions were dripping with extra meaning. Kara sadly remarked that Amanda didn’t recognize her and Emily replied “I can’t imagine how that must feel.”
“Forgiveness” was the name of the episode, and we got it when Emily eventually decided to at least try to forgive her mother – via Amanda. And Emily, realizing what she’s put the real Emily Thorne through, admitted to Amanda that she’d lied about the paternity test. I expected Amanda to freak out, but it was a welcome swerve from the expected when Amanda instead apologized herself, recognizing that she was playing with fire when she made Jack fall in love with her under the guise of being his long, lost childhood sweetheart. I didn’t think Amanda had that clarity in her; maybe motherhood has made her wiser.
I’ve got to say, I’m not really into all this Nolcorp/Grayson Global business mumbo-jumbo. Sigh. It’s just not what I signed up for, even though I know it’s important. It’s making me lose interest in Aiden as well.
I do like that Mason Treadwell is back, and he’s on to Amanda and Emily’s switcheroo. Someone had to figure it out eventually, and I’m glad it was someone so greedy and selfish like Mason. He’s not on their side, but he’s not a Grayson either.
- Until we know what the deal is with the guy Declan robbed, I will not care about him or the bar. There has to be more there.
- I like seeing Nolan woo Padma, only because he’s so damn good at it. But that girl is trouble, and Nolan better do something about it.
- There are a lot of loose threads hanging around right now, and I’m worried that the show is starting to lose focus. Time to tie a few things up, Revenge.