Revenge 4×10 ‘Atonement’ (Midseason Finale) Review

Revenge said goodbye to 2014 in the most shocking and intense way possible…


Let me just say, this episode was the most emotional Revenge episode ever! I am still trying my best to wrap my head around what just happened.

Okay let me try *wipes tears*:

Victoria is finally honest… 

After Daniel had a deep and emotional session with Vic, she finally decided to listen and follow her son’s new view on life. She was so proud, and happy to see Daniel take on such a new outlook. She was also already giddy over Margaux revealing that she is set to be a grandma.

I was kind of iffy on the pregnancy storyline last week, but it all makes sense and I’m just so emotional over it now.

Oh and did we mention, David was even planning to KILL Victoria but once she fessed up he stopped in his tracks.

Margaux gives Daniel a second chance…

Victoria continued to surprise last night, as she comforted Margaux over her baby news. Vic helped Margaux realise she does truly love Daniel, and the difficulties of having to raise the upcoming baby on her own.

It was a touching scene, as Victoria has the experience of dating a Graysons… revealing that her son is indeed unlike his father.

Nolan and Louise… 

These two are so cute together, I mean they both somehow compliment each others personalities. Yes, Lousie maybe cray but Nolan really challenges her and brings the comfort, love and friendship in which she is missing from her life.

From selfies, to sharing a dance together they might just be my new fave friendship on the show. Nolan even offered to help out with her brother and family dramas, I mean what else could you want from a friend?

The shockingly intense final minutes…

Props to the Revenge creators for hyping and establishing such an intense episode, I mean with the promotionals that a main would be killed off, the writers really played and toyed with the idea that someone was about to exit the show.

I was going back and forth once the Daniel flashbacks with Conrad emerged (which revealed that Daniel contemplated suicide!) I was set that Daniel will be a goner.

But once David shockingly dropped some kind of poison into Victoria’s glass of wine, I moved into thinking her or someone else would somehow manage to drink it.

But then everything suddenly went all intense when Emily confronted the FBI girl in her house (why did she even invite her without backup?!?) For a second, it looked like Emily was about to die after that big stair fall.  Can we agree that this should go down as one of the most epic fights ever in the show’s history?

But no, the reality is how could the show even survive without it’s lead? When it was mentioned Nolan was watching, fingers then shifted to him coming to the rescue but it was Jack who than ran over there realising his new gal was a total BIATCH! Gosh you writers know how to mess with our heads, don;t you?

Conveniently Daniel was nearby and we saw him spot the action, he then swooped in attempting to help Emily after her horrific fall… only to be shot down by the crazy daughter of Malcolm. Cue then, Jack’s arrival to finally viciously shoot her down…

Goodbye Daniel Grayson… 

Even though many fans found Daniel to be a quite frustrating or under-used character, I certainly enjoyed having him on the show as he really struggled with the difficulty of trying to make a life for himself. Living under the shadow of two shady parents doesn’t help either…

In the end, Daniel made the ultimate sacrifice of atoning for the wrongs he did to Emily especially. Oh and if that wasnt enough for the heart to take, Emily revealed she indeed shared feelings for Daniel. NOOOO! This is too much…


Before we go Revengers for yet another epic year, lets just appreciate how difficult that scene would of been to film especially since both Emily VanCamp (Emily) and Joshua Bowman (Daniel) are real-life partners…  Imagine channeling all those emotions of losing your partner, even if it’s only for fictional and art purposes.

Goodbye any hope of Demily reuniting …

The stakes are now higher than ever as we head into a new chapter of Revenge!

Watch the emotional repercussions set to unfold in 2015 below:

Overall Rating:

5/5

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