Recap: ‘Revenge’ drops a bombshell – that we all should have seen coming
If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of ‘Revenge,’ I suggest you stop reading now and go watch it right this instant. Because something huge happened and you’re not going to want to be spoiled for it by this piece.
Hokay. Ready? Did you watch it? Cool. Here it is: Nolan’s winter wardrobe is even better than his flashy summer choices.
What? You thought I was going to talk about the reveal that the Graysons had David Clarke murdered in jail? Oh, please. That little thing? Soooo not important.
OK. I’m only half-kidding.
But before I tackle the latest in the Graysons long list of stupid things they’ve done, I really do want to talk about Nolan’s wardrobe. Because after last week’s flawless lobster sweater vest, I didn’t think there was anyway this show could do better. But fast-forward 58 days (according to Declan), add in a little fake snow and we get an entire new season of clothes.
First there was this ensemble.
Later on in the episode Nolan graduated to several amazing vests. None of them were as entertaining as the lobster sweater vest of last week, but they were still pretty damn Nolanesque.
Until you see his next vest:
Later on you see his that his penchant for popped collars extends to outerwear during the winter months:
Now that we got that out of the way I guess it’s time to discuss that other big reveal of the episode. You know, the one about how the Graysons had David Clarke murdered in prison, but had it look like a normal run of the mill prison fight? Yeah, that one.
I don’t know why I never suspected this to be the case before – especially after last week’s prison shower rumble – but I just didn’t. That beating Daniel took in the shower’s was an obvious foreshadow to the two prison related storylines of “Justice.”
But the show never really gave us a reason to believe that David’s death was anything but accidental. Except that everything about this show gave us a reason to believe that it wasn’t accidental. The show is about the daughter of a man framed for something he didn’t do getting revenge on the people who put him in prison. Why wouldn’t we have thought they also had him killed? It’s common sense. And yet, I never thought about it. Probably because I’ve been too busy fixating on Nolan’s wardrobe and making up a backstory as to how Kyle Valenti came to own/run a bar in Montauk and wondering where the hell Max, Liz, Michael and Maria are right now. But it was staring us in the face the whole time.
And from what I gathered around the interwebs, most of us didn’t really see it coming. Not until we saw what’s-his-face hanging in his cell at Rikers.
With only a handful of episodes left this season, I think it is safe to say we know what will be driving Emily’s revenge next season.
Note: Photos courtesy of ABC.