The most recent episode of ABC’s “Revenge” dragged up a familiar theme , making marriage once again proves a mere tool for retribution. Bbut this time there was another lover encouraging the false match.
When Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman) asks Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) to marry him – in front of national television, Emily doesn’t know what to say. Her words say “maybe” but her kiss says “yes.”
When Emily asks the man she truly loves, Jack Porter (Nick Wechsler), for his permission, he grants it. “Well, this was your plan all along, wasn’t it – rip the golden boy away from his family, tear the Graysons apart from the inside? Leave them broken, powerless.”
“When this is all over, when they’ve paid for what they did to your father, then what?”
“I can be with you,” Emily answers.
“Then marry the son of a bitch,” he says, “and take them down … once and for all.” How romantic! It is for them, and when they kiss, the audience sees the utter farce of wedding vows.