The second half of the second season of Revenge kicked off last night with the Initiative starting to control Daniel as head of Grayson Global. They trick him into getting Nolan to go fishing in the Grayson servers, not realizing that the Initiative is doing it just so that they can backtrace the breadcrumbs to Nolan’s own servers. Nolan’s ex-lover and ex-CF points out to Nolan that he has an old project called “Carrion” (?) that he could dust off to protect himself but Nolan is afraid of its power. Aiden ends up meeting with the Initiative, and they tell him that his sister is actually alive, so he has to do what they say or they’ll kill her. Oooh, can we say double-agent?
For Emily, the target of the week is the judge who convicted her father. She has evidence that the trial clerk had proof of a conspiracy to convict David Clarke, but the judge buried it, and someone killed the clerk. After Emily eventually figures out that the judge’s wife knows more than she appears to, and that she’s an abused spouse, Emily gets her to show how brave she is and reveall all for the sake of the dead trial clerk. Which she does, in a speech supposedly introducing her husband to a bunch of supporters. One more participant down the tubes. On the “shipper” front, good news — Daniel and Emily are kissing again! None too happy is Aiden, but well, revenge is a dirty business. Meanwhile, the whole Jack/Faux Amanda/Declan situation in the bar is starting to just get stupid with their imposed business partners — dead merchants, others trying to muscle in, drugs, frame-ups, etc. It feels like it’s 1982 and General Hospital scripts are being recycled…the only thing missing is Anna and Scorpio. The fact that I know that scares me.