Revenge Season 2 Review “Retribution” – Back to Business

As expected, the death of the fake Amanda pushed Emily back on course in “Retribution,” this week’s episode of Revenge, but is it too late for her…and by extension, the show itself? When she threw her laptop into the Atlantic, it felt like she she was trying to strip off all the unnecessary plot threads that have weighed this sophomore season down, yet I have to wonder if that’s even possible at this point. Because even as Emily is refocusing on destroying the Graysons through their children, everything else is still going on around her. Blessedly, the seedy wharf brothers plot seems to have come to end with boat explosion, but there’s still another brother out there. The Initiative is still trying to manipulate Daniel into taking the fall for their next heinous plot. Nolan is still dealing with having to exchange a computer program with the ability to destroy the world in exchange for the life of a man he’s never met. All of these cards are still in play, some of them without Emily’s knowledge, and it seems unlikely that the show can get back to its strengths, namely Emily’s weekly quest to chip away at the Graysons’ pedestal until they fall. READ MORE...

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