Revenge 2×14: Sacrifice
This week The Amanda finally turned into the Titanic and the Graysons dealt with the aftermath of their latest indiscretion (murdering Helen Crowley and Faux-manda coming after them). It was a great episode. Although I read online there were pictures of Jack at a funeral, I never expected that Faux-manda would die too. It’s sad Jack’s final minutes with Faux-manda was filled with lies. I think everyone feels a bit sorry for Faux-manda after she made sure Jack was saved and she stayed behind. That was a big sacrifice of her. I think I’ve always underestimated the bond between Emily and Faux-manda. The two girls really had each others back. Plus their identity switch was incredibly well done. Even in Faux-manda’s final moments they sticked to it. Emily looked really defeated when she had to let go of Faux-manda, because the raft was sinking. I can’t remember seeing Emily this emotional before. Although it’s sad Faux-manda had to die, I think it will do great stuff for the show. I can’t wait to see Emily turn her sadness into anger and avenging Faux-manda’s death. Plus I’m curious how Jack will react to the revelations he heard on the boat.
Something I could care less about is the Initiative storyline. I’m not a fan of this version of Daniel (I prefer Daniel the poet). Conrad running for governor is an even worse storyline than the Ryan brothers trying to avenge their father by ruining Jack (good riddance, we finally got rid off Nate Ryan). Did no one in the audience saw Charlotte’s eye roll, Daniel looking seriously unhappy and Victoria disapproving look as always?! Don’t get me started on the botoxed Trask taking over Helen’s business and Aiden and Padma trying to lure out the Initiative. Although the Grayson’s final scene on the balcony was excellent. They even seemed like victims for a few seconds. Revenge still has a lot of work to do, but they are getting back on the right track with this episode. – 8/8,5
This week’s favorite quote
Faux-manda to Emily: “We’re sisters, right?”
When Daniel asks how they are going to live with it, Victoria says: “Like we always do. We go about our lives as if nothing ever happened.”
Emily’s voice-over: “Sacrifice demands the surrender of things we cherish above all else. Only out of the agony of those losses can a new resolution be born. An undying devotion to a cause greater than one’s self and a moral duty to see a journey through to its absolute completion.”