Emily VanCamp on "Revenge" (Photo: ABC)

‘Revenge’: The Ring, The Necklace & The Bracelet

After two weeks off, “Revenge” returned with “Surrender,” an episode designed to set up next week’s midseason finale. It could have been nothing more than a series of chess moves in preparation for next week’s wedding from hell. However, the return of Lydia (Amber Valetta) has breathed new life into the show. Let’s hope she becomes […]

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‘Revenge’ Finale: Who Died? Who Was Resurrected? Crazy Cliffhangers Abound!

How does “Revenge” cap a season that has featured a Sensei, an insane bisexual hustler, a stripper pretending to be a terrorist’s daughter, a computer genius who could teach Mark Zuckerberg how to dress, the world’s oldest dog, primetime’s most gloriously dysfunctional rich family since the Ewings, and a woman with a wig to match […]

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‘Revenge’: An Amanda By Any Other Name Would Still Smell Like A Boat

Thursday, as we gorge ourselves on turkey in celebration of the pilgrims, let us give thanks for the most quotable episode of “Revenge” yet, “Suspicion.” Amuse and impress your relatives by passing off Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Tyler’s (Ashton Holmes)  bon mots as your own. Lydia (Amber Valetta) remembers Victoria (Madeline Stowe) telling her she […]

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‘Revenge’: Hustlers and Strippers and Reporters, Oh My

“Revenge” continues to outdo itself. In an hour we get a hookup, a breakup, a death, a resurrection, and a delightfully awful dinner party. This week’s episode, “Charade,” opens with Victoria (Madeline Stowe) putting on her make-up like a warrior preparing for battle.  Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) voiceover intones, “As Hamlet said to Ophelia, God has […]

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‘Revenge’: Victoria Grayson’s Kiss of Death

“Revenge”  established last night that it was more than just a formulaic show about Emily (Emily VanCamp) methodically vanquishing one of her enemies each week. Her plot against Lydia (Amber Valetta) went so, so wrong. It turns out that the people she is attempting to manipulate are not puppets who always do her bidding. When […]

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