Revenge – The Early Years
Through the course of the first four episodes of the season, Revenge has introduced us to Kara, Aiden, Padma, Skeevy Kenny, the “initiative”, NolCorp, and now baby Carl (CARL???). There have been a lot of additions to the Revenge universe, perhaps a few too many (the “initiative”!). But this week sorted out several of these factors and they grounded themselves a little better in the Hamptons.
Kara’s spaceship landed at Grayson Manor, Aiden partnered with Daniel, Padma went full hair down & glasses off, Skeevy Kenny bought the bar, NolCorp may be Grayson property, and baby Carl found out his daddy is his daddy! As for Men in Black secret society, the less said the better.
Mama Kara moves in!
The show begins with a flashback of former Amanda nearly being drowned by Mama Kara. She awakes to find Aiden snuggled up on the couch with her. Fully clothed. So nothing happened? Boo… That couch gets no action whatsoever.
She tells Aiden that her father lied about her mother being dead to protect her and he claims to have done the same thing. Didn’t Alias do the same thing with Sydney’s “dead”, dangerous mother?
Em orders him to work on destabilizing the Grayson Global and kicks him to the curb. This relationship is going nowhere.
Over at Grayson Manor, who should arrive but Mama Kara! Between the gardening shears, Krazy Kara’s one liners, and Vic’s look of shock – the scene is hilarious.
HAHAHAHAHA – better hide those shears, Vic!
Kara immediately starts off in cuckoo land by telling Vic that she’s “so glad you’re safe” and how smart it was to build the house on the beach so Vic can see her enemies coming. HAHA! She got in fairly easily, didn’t she?
Kara floats around, tries to get info on Whitey, pokes her finger on a thorn (Thorne?) – God knows what else happens here but it is all good. The ladies play this out with the perfect blend of divatude and wackitude. Mama’s delightfully bonkers! Or is she…?
“Can you show me where you keep your tinfoil? I need a new hat.”
After consulting with Conrad, they invite Kara to stay with them because…keep your enemies closer, right? Eventually they find out that Kara has been trying to reach Whitey, but what can they do really?
Aiden meets Grayson meets Padma = Sad Nolan
Aiden meets with Conrad at Grayson Global as Takeda’s proxy. Maybe old skool Takeda quit because he found out he was getting a proxy. Real Takeda will play second fiddle to no one!
Aiden is worried about the feud between Conrad and Daniel, but Conrad assures him there is no feud and tells Daniel to grant him full access to Grayson. Would double dealing Conrad really grant “full transparency” to this proxy? Guess he’s the money so he has no choice.
His tie is obviously choking him