Revenge Season 4 Episode 14 Review: Back to old tricks

With big bad wolf Malcolm Black gone, it seemed there was nothing left for the characters to do but get back to old tricks.

Victoria was back to manipulating her ‘friends’ to remain at the top of the social food chain, albeit with a challenge from newcomer Natalie Waters (Gina Torres). And here I was looking forward to Victoria mellowing out a bit. But, the question I’m asking (and I’m sure everyone else is) is who is she? She seems to know a lot about Victoria’s ways…Someone Victoria’s slighted in the past or (dare I say it) Malcolm Black’s wife? Either way, it looks like Victoria has another nemesis on her hands. And who was the “death in the family”? Let’s be honest, Victoria doesn’t have much left! Fingers crossed it’s not Charlotte.

This week’s episode happened to prove you just can’t pull off a take-down without Emily, with Mamma Ellis finally getting her just desserts. It was nice to see that Nolan still has it, sending Mamma Ellis packing with his usual panache. The icing on the cake would’ve been if she ended up locked in the loony bin.

Ever since Emily told Jack who she was he’s been a royal pain in the butt. “We can’t do that Emily” and “don’t do that Emily”. “Where’s your moral code, Emily?” I don’t really see why he needs to be there anymore and the only reason he probably still is is because the writers are still dangling that old carrot where Jack and Emily live happily-ever-after. If I’m being perfectly honest I don’t think that’ll ever happen. Jack isn’t in love with Emily, he’s in love with the little girl Amanda Clarke. And after all, if he was really in love with Emily, he wouldn’t be trying to change who she is every five minutes. He would just except Emily, revenge warts and all. And Jack seeing Emily and Ben at the end of the episode, just had to happen. Just had to happen, didn’t it? (Face palm). Que writers dangling the carrot again!

On the note of Emily and Ben. Bit of a strange fit, but it’s nice to see Emily have the opportunity to let her hair down a little. And despite his Jack-like personality, Ben seems like a nice guy.

But don’t even get me started on Margaux. She’s like a dog with a bone! I really hope she doesn’t go ahead with taking Jack and Emily down. Poor Carl. Margaux doesn’t want her child to grow up with a bad image of their father, so why let Carl grow up the same way? That just doesn’t seem fair. Margaux just needs to build a bridge and if she can’t even make up her own mind at all about what she wants to do, she has no right to play the revenge game. Is it obvious I don’t like Margaux?

Will Margaux stoop so low? Who’s the death in the family? And how’s Jack going to handle the whole Emily and Ben thing? Looks like we’ll have to wait until Revenge returns on March 8! Catch the promo for the next episode below:

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