DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
NOLAN and Emily should’ve got rid of Frank when I said. Now he’s a major problem. And as Nolan points out, he’s better at this than they are. Nolan’s right about a lot of things. Emily may have done time in a state-run facility but Nolan’s the billionaire, she should listen to him more often. She ignores his advice tonight and it gets her into a world of hurt. It’s called hubris. She’s been walking around taking these rich and powerful people down, and so far it’s been the easiest thing in the world. Tiny bit boring for us though, no? This is where the show had to go. They’ve also mixed it up, as much as they vary from the formula at all, by controversially not having a charity gala tonight. It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and the Graysons, despite the hard times, are throwing their usual too-lavish party. Event planner Ashley gamely suggests to Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) perhaps an empty chair as a show of support for Lydia? I thought Victoria was going to slap her, but she instead says a supportive bunch of flowers will do. Poor Lydia. At least she didn’t land face down on
Doing air time: Emily Thorne that cab. That would’ve been just unnecessarily cruel. As it was, going backwards off the railing was a wonderful Hitchcock blonde moment, a lovely homage you’d imagine Amber Valletta would’ve been thrilled to do. Or maybe not. Given the choice she probably would’ve preferred to be in the full 22 episodes of a hit series.
And now tonight, Emily gets to see the Socialite’s Suicidal Swan Dive (headline courtesy of the newspaper Conrad Grayson’s reading over breakfast) when Nolan shows her the surveillance footage he recovered, at some personal risk, from inside Lydia’s apartment last week, moments after she and Frank tussled. Revenge Channel 7, 9pm