Revenge Season 3 Review “Secrecy”

Revenge Season 3 Episode 8 Secrecy (7)

This far into the season, I felt this would be a good time to mention the changes Revenge has gone through with the arrival of the new showrunner, both good and bad. As it would happen, this proved an opportune time to have this discussion, as “Secrecy” served as a solid representation of what season 3 has had to offer so far.

On the positive end of the spectrum, the refocusing on the revenge storyline has helped give this season a renewed sense of purpose. Beyond that, the show’s done a good job of inspecting the idea of revenge from multiple angles. Here, Emily’s old friend Rohan showed that it’s possible to find happiness after getting vengeance. The show’s keeping us guessing about what Emily’s ultimate fate will be, and that’s a good thing.

Unfortunately, this season has also brought a renewed focus on the romantic side of the show. I’ve made no secret of the fact that this isn’t my favorite aspect of the series, but I think it can work in moderation. Now though, the whole thing has transformed into a complex love hexagon of secrecy and lies. It can be exhausting to keep up with, especially with how fast it’s grown. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Charlotte develops a crush on Aiden.

That said, this week’s episode did focus on one of the stronger romances on the show right now, which is Daniel and Sarah. The reason it works so well is that Daniel’s attraction to Sarah makes a lot of sense. The flashback at the beginning of the episode showed how happy they were together, and she undoubtedly reminds him of a simpler time in his life. Emily, meanwhile, serves more to remind him of where he’s come and all the pain he’s gone through to get there. Plus, Daniel’s right to distrust Emily, who has manipulated him more times than you could count on both hands. With the wedding only two episodes away, it’ll be interesting to see how the last few pieces of the puzzle fall into place.

This is sort of an aside, but how hysterical is the fact that the Grayson men have a secret sex manor? I mean, having a bachelor hideaway is one thing, but the fact that they’ve got a butler whose only duty is to help out with extramarital booty calls pushes it into the realm of the absurd. Still, it somehow fits perfectly with Conrad’s character.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Let me know in the comments!