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Saturday
Apr282012

Justice - Part 1 of 2 - Where are they now?

Months have passed since we last caught up with the Hamptons’ finest. Summer has turned to Fall has turned to picturesque New England winter. Daniel is finally on trial; Victoria is as conniving and haggard looking as ever; Charlotte has quite the recreational drug problem; Nolan is tech mogul turned restaurateur; Jack is off on an epic search for Fauxmanda, who is who knows where with Revenge (!!!) Sensei (seriously, am I the only one who can’t wait to see where that B plot line ends up?); and Emily? Well, she’s revenging as hard as ever and looking fierce in the process.

 

It’s no surprise that a trial for the infamous Daniel Grayson would be a bit of a circus, but the reenactment scene? Complete with white tuxes and finger guns? Please. Now, I’m no law expert, but my armchair expertise tells me that real trials are not nearly as exciting and as dramatic as this one seems to be. But I digress.

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At least the whole fam is looking pretty rock-star to match the proceedings.

That ladies and gentlemen, is how you do a murder trial.

 

Speaking of how to do murder trials, can we also take a moment to admire Brooks’s complementary/contrasting use of patterns? That is one sharply dressed lawyer.

 

Moving along. Poor Ashley (speaking of intriguing B plots…) is relegated to the spokespuppet role for the Graysons and forever left just slightly out of focus/obscured from the camera. Week after week, hands-down, Ashley is the best dressed - at least from what we get to see of her. I actually feel like it’s a bit of a thing or something- the Revenge (!!!) wardrobe department knocks it out of the park every week with the girl yet all we get are partial glimpses of her awesome outfits.

Glimpse #1- The gorgeous red coat

 

Side angle #2- totally appropriate yet still chic grey dress

 

Totally obscured shot #3- the gorgeous yellow shirt.

 

Speaking of awesome outfits, I have to say, Victoria looked quite well put together this week. She wears the doting mother role and a long sleeve dress quite well.

 This little red number is quite fetching.

 

As is this deep v-neck black frock. Although, she looks down right frightening all in black: pallid skin, black hair, black dress. It’s almost crow-like. And you know what a group of crows is called- a murder.

 

Contrast that with this stunningly well-tailored white coat and that’s how you wear a winter coat, ladies and gentlemen.

 

Speaking of winter coats- I think Daniel has been hanging around the Hamptons for way too long- the pea coat, the fishermen’s sweater? He looks great, but come on. Could you be any more stereotypically East Coast?

 

And also - why are they still in the Hamptons?! I get that Daniel is on house arrest and stuff, and that they were initially told to stay there during the early investigation, but we're past that. Not to mention his trial is in New York City. These people have gazillions of dollars and no doubt incredibly beautiful homes in the city. Why the commute? Isn’t staying on Long Island some kind of societal faux pas, much like wearing white after Labor Day or using the wrong fork for your appetizer course?

Saturday
Apr282012

Justice - Part 2 of 2 - Things just got real

And speaking of cliché outfits. What the hell, Nolan?

It would seem that there is a dress code if you wish to fraternize with random hotel staff in small towns across New England. Isn’t it a bit early for ironic Christmas sweaters?

 

At least we know the front desk clerk got the memo to dress the part of scheming minion.

 

There were also a lot of vests happening this episode.  I don’t mind this one:

 

... But this one looks like it’s leather. Which, no matter what kind of Burberry dress shirt you might be sporting underneath, is never ok. Unless you are a 300lb biker dude named Tiny and your Harley is parked out back. And if that’s the case? Then I am not going to interfere with that.

 

I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with Emily’s wardrobe this episode. Pretty boring really. The one exception is her killer coat

Seriously. That collar is amazing. Also, how come nobody in real life ever looks that good in a winter coat? I’m from Canada. It gets cold here. I would wear a potato sack if I thought it would keep me warm. All this fashionable outerwear just makes me feel like I’ve been doing something wrong for all this time.

 

And then there’s Charlotte.

Oh honey. The burgeoning pill addiction, terrorist father, golden-child brother, estranged half sister- it’s a Lifetime movie in the making really.

   


I guess if you’re going to be pimped out by your own mother, you might as well look smoking hot while doing it. Well- kind of. I’ll give an A for effort here. The short, tight bandage dress is a page right out of the Victoria Grayson playbook circa the beginning of this season. And the fur coat? Pure stripper with a heart of gold. Declan does seem to be enjoying it. After all it has been 58 days since they last spoke…

 

Up close.

 

The back view.

 

Honorable mention for this episode goes to the return of the whale cam.  Where does one purchase one of those things anyway?

What. You wish you could Revenge (!!!) like me.

 

I predict things will start to get real interesting real quick. Will Daniel be acquitted? Is he off the wagon? Will Jack ever wear something other than plaid?

Only time will tell.

Thursday
Apr262012

Mini recap: Justice

Apparently, we missed the entire season of autumn between last week's episode and this one, as it's suddenly snowing and everybody's rocking winterwear. Emily a) steals Jack's Tyler-splattered hoodie to b) frame Lee for Tyler's murder and c) keep Jack safe. Meanwhile, in Fifty Shades of Gray-son news, Conrad blackmails the British painter while Victoria blackmails a juror. And then Emily learns that the Graysons not only framed her father, but had him killed. Did somebody say REVENGE (!!!) (?)

 

Emily's Target

Emily took down Lee, old-school-style, with ninja moves and framing him for murder. AND she introduced us all to Infinity Box 2.0!

Gala of the Week
Party in the courthouse! OK, not really a party, so much as everybody having fabulous outfits and looking shifty-eyed. Lindsay Lohan could learn a thing or two from Queen V, Emily, and Charlotte's courtroom attire.

Best Dressed
Charlotte stole the show as Victoria's Mini-Me in a bondage dress, spiked heels and fur coat ensemble.

Most Soapy Moment
Daniel goes into a classic downward soap spiral, as he drinks, stalks Emily, and ultimately gets arrested for breaking his house arrest in the course of his stalking. ::sadface::

Over-the-Shoulder Hugs: 0
Once more, too much going on for brooding, over-the-shoulder Revenge (!!!) good times. At this point, I'm considering counting DEATH STARES, since between Emily and Queen V there were at least 12 of those tonight.


Check back Saturday as Mel brings us all the deets of this week's courthouse fashion parade.