With all of the hubbub in Faux’s hospital room, it is a surprise they even noticed an old friend slip in to send his well wishes – Mason Treadwell. Mason has returned to the Hamptons to investigate the current Grayson dramz and perhaps to get a little REVENNNGE of his own. He didn’t leave under very good circumstances last year, if you recall.
“Does anyone have Nolan’s number?”
Mason creeps around for the hour with his investigative eye – scoping out Kara, dropping in on Victoria (the maid must still be pissed off she had to clean up all that blood last week), taking note of Faux’s naked back (and backside?) in her hospital gown. All of this culminates in his final drop by at Emily’s where he calls out Faux, asking where her about her missing fire scars. He knows Faux is faux and will do all he can with this info. REVENNNGE is a two way street, baby!
Nice Mason – real classy investigation you’re running
Through the course of all this and perhaps most significantly for this episode (and the whole show?), Emily seemingly broke, oh ALL, her rules by – gulp – acting like a human being. GASP! The behavior went from slight signs of repressed humanity and caring to an eventual, pretty cathartic breakdown.
1) She woke up in the arms of Aiden which was quickly eradicated when she shut him down by saying “Eh, you were here. Whatevs.”
2) When Nolan told her his father had passed away she seemed genuinely sorry and apologized to him for not being there for him. She also seemed sorry to have to tell Nolan that Padma had been poking around Grayson. Sympathy! Genuine sympathy! Takeda no likee.
3) She freely, without duress or obvious motive, admitted to the beat down baby mama that her child was in fact Jack’s. And apologized for the way she treated her proxy (all the cool kids have proxies nowadays – get with it!). Sense of remorse and responsibility! Whodathunkit?
4) After telling Faux to dismiss Krazy Kara, she listens at the door. Apart from flashback, this was definitely the most vulnerable we have seen Ms. Emily Amanda Thorne Clarke. Kara apologized to Faux (and the real Amanda) by telling her she had to leave her as a child – she was not well (hence the Krazy). The tears came to both girls, and Faux (by proxy) forgave Kara for Emily.
The scene was extremely touching and well played by all involved (especially Emily Van Camp) and the way the scene was shot with Emily framed right next to Kara was perfect. Personally, the show needed this humanity to come through for our heroine at this point. A lot of nonsense seems to have crowded the show and it was great to see the basic fundamental drive and emotion of Emily.
But she still doesn’t get the hug.