Revenge Season 3 Episode 11 “Homecoming” Review: Not Quite the Honeymoon Anticipated

Where Am I? Who Am I?

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I’ve labeled this show as soapy at times, but the amnesia thing was straight out of daytime TV’s playbook. The only moments that redeemed that overused storyline are the scenes in which Emily tells Charlotte that her father was David Clarke (too bad Charlotte is too much of an idiot to put two and two together) and of course, the final scene in which Emily reveals to Jack that Daniel shot her. Word will get back to Aiden and Nolan that Emily’s new hubby is a murderer and the wheels on their revenge train will start moving again. Sure, they’ll forgive everyone who played a part in David Clarke’s demise, but nobody tries to kill Emily Thorne and gets away with it.

 

A Chair is Still a Chair

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A fat lot of good pouring wine on Queen Vic’s throne did Lydia! Once again, the lady in waiting is forced out of town, unable to return without some sort of leverage. I have my doubts as to whether she’ll prove to be a wild card once the dust settles over who shot Emily. She knows that Conrad was the one who framed David Clarke and will eventually find out that he framed her for shooting Emily, which would position her against him. She’s also armed with the knowledge that Emily’s marriage to Daniel was all part of her diabolical plan to hurt the Graysons, so I think at this point Lydia can only help Emily. However, bringing her into the circle of trust would be like asking your mom to buy you beer, so until Lydia can come back to the Hamptons, Victoria is still on top.

Obviously, with Lydia gone Emily can’t pin her murder on Victoria and get her to roll on Conrad. I’m sure she’s a little preoccupied with fighting for her life and the memories within to worry about avenging her father. If Lydia did return and was somehow able to clear her name, Victoria would probably take the fall for Daniel but would be too concerned with protecting her son to take Conrad down with her. So that plan’s completely shot, thanks to slit-my-wrists-Sarah don’t-test-my-patience-Daniel. The only wild cards left are Patrick and Margaux, but he doesn’t really have a good plan to get back at the unholy trinity (Conrad, Nolan and Emily), nor does he have any resources of his own. His solidarity towards his mother isn’t much of a threat right now. Margaux will probably back the Lydia-did-it hypothesis to protect her own business interests, so no surprises there.

 

Who the Heck is That Chick?

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Ugh. I’ve had about enough of these random hoes meddling in Emily’s love life (real or fake) this season. Of course, my Team Aiden instincts tell me to trust Mr. Mathis and go along with his inevitable story that this Niko woman is just a stalker, but he can’t let her off the hook because she saved his life. I’m assuming all of that went down after Daniel shot him, since we’re talking about Aiden middle-name-Danger Mathis, who knows how many gunshot wounds he’s survived. I would also guess that she wants Aiden to repay his debt by getting with her, and that the gold liquid in that syringe wasn’t Jose Cuervo. With Emily dead, Niko probably thinks that she can have Aiden all to herself.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Will Emily be able to remember her plans and get back on track? What do you think is her next step? Chime in down below!