This week on SADDEST CLIP SHOW EVER: If you were wondering how ABC and Revenge were going to compete with Game of Thrones’ return to the Sunday time slot, the answer turns out to be: flashback show. Seriously. Though it was obvz fun to see Nolan’s various hairstyles and #NolEm’s various takedowns, this all felt sort of unnecessary. Ultimately, between reminding us of the great fun of the first season, the end result is Emily gives a tell-all interview on live TV that throws Victoria under the bus. All of which begs the question: why, in the universe of this show, is everyone across the country obsessed with the Emily Thorne/David Clarke/Victoria Grayson saga? Are there no international wars, Presidential elections, homeland security issues, movie stars behaving badly… like this is seriously the only thing for citizens of this fake world to worry about?

 

This Week’s Targets
It’s Emily vs Victoria, round infinity.

Gala/Caper Flashback Montage of the Week
While the Emily/Jack/Dead Dog montage tugged at the heartstrings, it was sweet to see the recap of Emily and Nolan’s BFF-ship. Plus: bonus snaps for some Flashback Conrad action! The show’s never been the same since they killed off that fabulous bastard.

Best Dressed
Is-she-or-isn’t-she-evil Margaux’s blue dress with shoulder cutouts wins the crown this week. That said, Louise’s divorcee chic look, complete with Middleton-adjacent shiny waves, is a vast improvement over her last few outfits. 

Most Soapy Amazatron Moment:
FLASHBACK SHOW. They did a FLASHBACK SHOW, like soaps do for holiday episodes or whatever.

 

 

Check back on Wednesday to for L-A‘s full recap of this week’s dance down memory lane.