“Revenge” 2 December 2012

Boredom commenced until —  appearance of Gabriel Mann, wearing pink (The Man says no, not pink, SALMON) polo shirt (“Double-collared,” The Man points out.  Once again, touché!).  Self knows not why, but Gabriel Mann’s presence in any scene is positively electric!  Self almost forgot to mention, the salmon shirt is worn under a fab windowpane jacket.

And it looks like it’s back to the scarlet lips for Madeleine Stowe.  She looks particularly fab in high-necked frilly Victorian blouse and close-fitting vest, worn during shooting at birds (Scene 1).

Self hates the new Brit sidekick of Amanda Clarke!  What is WITH these Brits!  Do they have to usurp all the meaty roles?  He’s eating into Gabriel Mann’s “Revenge” air time!  And doesn’t have half Mann’s charisma (though physique of this interloper, self has to admit, is not bad).  Self had to look up the character’s name:  it’s the most sissy name imaginable:  Aidan.  Almost as bad as Declan.

Love Ashley Madekwe’s Grecian tube dress (with narrow gold belt)!  AND her next outfit, fuschia dress!  AND her third outfit:  Jade floaty chignon top (with purse on a gold chain!)  AND her fourth outfit:  that red slinky dress!  And the triangular silver earrings!  But —  SPOILER ALERT — poor poor girl!  She’s the classic tool — blackmailed, forced to have sex with loathsome businessman, confronted in loathsome businessman’s apartment by her boyfriend Daniel Grayson, no use denying that she’s just had or is about to have sex because both she and the businessman are wearing identical white bathrobes . . . oops!

And Holy Plot Twist!  Jack’s new business partners (or, anyway, the men who saved his bar by fronting him some money) are very bad dudes!  As is confirmed later in the episode, when Nate-Jack’s-Friend-Whose-Face-Has-Been-Beaten-to-a-Pulp attests!

Lines of the Night:

Victoria Grayson to Daniel Grayson:  As your mother, I will do anything I can to protect you.  Winning that vote today will put you in unspeakable danger.  (Sooo funny!  As if being Victoria Grayson’s son wasn’t the whole reason behind the poor boy’s trauma)

A non-line, but — SLAP!  Victoria Grayson’s most emphatic gesture yet!  Lands squarely on husband’s face (His response:  “Now what the hell was that for?”  Her response:  “Take your pick!”)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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