But in the last few minutes of the show, present day Daniel contacts Marco to gain information on the investment in NolCorp – which could lead to many things. Grayson takeover? Marco back in Nolan’s life? For revenge? Emily’s connection to Nolan as David Clarke’s daughter? Stowaway Amanda’s obvious lack of 500 million? A lot of good dramz could happen with this Marco back on the scene.
Mama Marion Comes to Grayson Manor
She just returned from safari
Well, this one sure was a treat, huh? Victoria herself has had puh-lenty of mommy issues as seen here in flashback which were sprinkled throughout the flashback.
Harvard student Daniel (wearing Harvard colors of course and sporting terrible hair) “decides” to “surprise” Mom and Dad (notice how they conveniently got rid of both pre-teen Charlotte and Declan for the holiday flashback) on Thanksgiving by bringing Grandma Marion over to the house. Oh and Marion wants to introduce the family to her new beau, Ben. Great idea, right? Quality family time! Um, not so much…
Via the aforementioned flashbacks within the flashback, we learn that Marion has:
1) Accused 15 year old Victoria of coming on to her boyfriend.
2) Forced Victoria to take responsibility for her shooting her boyfriend and go to a 6 month rehabilitation center. Hey, Vicky was a juvie girl too!
3) Allowed her husband to molest/rape Victoria after her return from juvie.
4) Kicked Victoria out of the house after she discovered Victoria was sexually assaulted by her husband.
Charming! Wow, Marion – um…gee! You are one twisted monster – who made you?
Oh yeah – I forgot. Carry on!
My favorite part of this whole f’d up family dynamic though was when Marion took credit for Victoria’s current success and prosperity. She toughened her up and look! she landed on her feet! OK lady, whatever you say.
So Marion invites her current boyfriend to the house to impress him and ensnare him in her web, but Victoria has other plans. Time for some Thanksgiving revenge!
a) She outs Marion as a stone cold bee-otch who turned her back on her daughter and allowed her to be abused – all at the Thanksgiving table, in front of her current beau and future meal ticket.
b) She throws some not so subtle shade at Marion’s oh so demure leopard (?) fur.
c) She kicks the old broad to the curb on Thanksgiving, making note that they have plenty of rooms at Grayson Manor, just “none for you.” Stone. Cold. Revenge.
Yeah, she’ll cut you.
And the cherry on the sundae of Victoria Grayson’s matriarchal revenge is that she and Conrad arranged the entire event – Marion’s meeting of the actor on the cruise (why do I envision the Love Boat?), the dinner with Daniel, the Thanksgiving dinner, the reveal of sins past. Just to humiliate and pay back the mother that did her wrong and created the monster.