ABC’s Revenge keeps getting juicier.
****Spoilers for this week’s episode****
This week saw poor, unwitting pawn Daniel Grayson (that’s kinda how I think of him now: Poor Daniel) make a romantic proposal of marriage to Emily Thorne (aka Amanda Clarke, aka television’s modern-day Count of Monte Cristo)—a proposal that she accepted with the appropriate degree of excitement, natch.
But following the engagement, a quiet scene with her half-sister Charlotte Grayson (who, uh, still thinks she’s Conrad Grayson’s daughter and doesn’t yet know they’re half-sisters), and the news that her other (real?) love interest and childhood sweetheart Jack was nearly beaten death because of some plans she put in motion, Emily briefly considers taking a breather from her whole scheme.
At least, until Poor Daniel reports to her that Mummy Victoria told him that she was raped by David Clarke and that that’s how she got pregnant with Charlotte. Hearing that her father has now been accused of rape on top of terrorism is the last straw for Emily/Amanda, and suddenly a summer wedding sounds just the thing.
So. Not a huge amount of movement in the relationships department (we’ve known since the pilot that Daniel and Emily would get engaged) in this episode, but what we got was good stuff, yeah? Personally, I remain undecided about my feelings on the Jack/Emily/Daniel triangle. On the other hand, they both seem like good guys, but on the other...can I ever fully respect either of them enough to ’ship them with Emily when they’re so clueless about who she really is and what she’s after? When I think about it like that, I totally understand why many fans seem to be rooting for a whole other romantic relationship to develop: Emily/Nolan.