Revenge 4×13 ‘Abduction’: Nolan’s folly.

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Well here we are folks, at the Revenge season four finale! I can’t believe it’s already here. The fate of season five is still in the air, and with the declining viewership I won’t be surprised if season five ends up being the last. A lot of major characters died off this season or left the show permanently and after this episode, I’m not really sure where the show can go from here. It’s so far from its original premise that it’s almost unrecognizable. I mean, I don’t know, I think Revenge could’ve been a really cool miniseries or something but four seasons? Eh, I suppose it could be worse but it’s just not what it used to be. Anyway, let’s move on and cover this season’s finale!

Emily and Victoria awaken in a warehouse near the water after being abducted by Malcolm Black and his cronies. Victoria seems resigned to their fate where Emily is ready to bust free. Once David discovers that Emily and Victoria have been taken, he calls Malcolm to set up a deal: a trade between the two. Kate, who is definitely still pretty dead, and for Emily and Victoria. They agree to meet that night and make the swap.

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Meanwhile, Jack enlists the help of Ben, who tells him he knows all about David Clarke’s real history and Amanda’s criminal past. Ben and Jack try to track down Malcolm before it’s too late and David decides to go alone to get back Emily and Victoria…yeah great plan guy.

So of course when David gets there and Malcolm immediately realizes that Kate’s been dead this entire time and is not super cool with that news. He then decides he wants David watch as he burns both Victoria and Emily to death in an incinerator. Pretty cool right? So just when he’s about to throw Emily in there, Victoria tells him it was her who shot his daughter Kate. So of course he proceeds to beat the crap out of her and Emily tries to get free which leads to Malcolm dragging her to the flames. But just before he can throw her in, Ben and Jack show up to save the day and kill Malcolm. That’s it pretty much. No big character deaths this time. Very flat ending to that conflict. I guess Emily and Ben might date now? Oh. Okay.

Meanwhile, Nolan and Louise run into her real-life, flesh and blood mother who turns out to be just as crazy in real life as she is in Louise’s many delusions. She’s there to warn Louise against speaking out against her brother who is running for congress. Louise tells her she’s through being improperly medicated and that she wants to see him held accountable, so of course her mother threatens to cut her off of the money her father left behind for her because her mother has conservatorship over her. When Nolan hears of this, he comes up with a horrible plan: he and Louise quickly tie to knot so that he can become her conservator and take control of her father’s fortune. Uh, yikes! Well good luck with that Nolan, I do not see this ending well. We also learn from Louise’s mother that Louise was responsible for her father’s death which is why she’s so crazy. Could this be true? Hmmm. I’m thinking it might be.

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Also, Margaux is on the warpath, gunning for Emily to pay for what she’s done to Daniel. She hires a man that used to be on Pascal’s payroll which means he’s definitely a thug. He claims that he can assist Margaux in blackmailing Emily and getting hard evidence on the terrible things she’s done in the past. Of course Margaux just wants to see her put away in prison for a very long time, but something tells me this is going to end in a very bad way. Victoria even tries to warn Margaux against revenged, telling her it isn’t worth it. But of course Margaux doesn’t listen. So is this what next season is going to hinge on? Nolan’s sham of a marriage to Louise and Margaux teaming up with Victoria? Ugh, I don’t know but this could get ugly.

So what did you guys think of this episode? I don’t really have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. Tell what me what you thought in the comments below!

Sarah S. is an aspiring couch potato and currently haunts the Midwestern United States. She spends way too much time watching TV and being a pop culture junkie. When she’s not ranting about movies and TV on social media, you can probably find her with an iced latte in hand or fixing everyone’s problems. Sometimes she writes really silly stuff on Twitter and Tumblr.

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