revenge - is emily part of a larger group?
carol e-mailed me about 'revenge,' a great e-mail, and in it she included a piece on revenge. she didn't note the author or the publication. i wrote her back and hopefully tomorrow night i'll be able to note the publication and author.
but right now, there's a theory that 'revenge' isn't using 'the count of monte cristo' as its template. based on the last aired episode, a writer argues that it's using agatha christie's 'murder on the orient express.' not to spoil anything for those behind on their reading, but in that book, the murder is all 12 suspects. so the point being made is that the japanese man got his own hands dirty by killing tyler and would only do that if he had a personal vendetta.
so therefore, he must have recruited emily while she was still amanda and in juvenile hall.
if that's the case - and it's a wonderful hypothesis - then emily lied to nolan in their 1st scene (convincingly) because, remember, he shows up to pick her up as she is leaving juvie. remember he tells her that her father is innocent and she's surprised.
now she could be surprised because she wasn't aware that any 1 knew that other than herself and those she's working with. so mr takeando or whatever his name is could have gotten to her then.
but shouldn't he have given her money as part of the effort to help her bring down the graysons?
if so, why did she wait so long to pay the real emily thorn for the rights to use her name?
we've seen that scene, remember?
emily (really amanda) meets up with her after juvie. not while they're in juvie. after juvie and pays her money so that she will pretend to be amanda and amanda will pretend to be emily.
that seems like a step you would have taken care of before leaving juvie.
but it is an interesting hypothesis.
the point being argued is that a group of people want to take down the graysons and emily is only 1 of them. why would the japanese man be among them?
don't believe the hypothesis or not based on this: because he might have had family on the plane that crashed (that david clark was wrongly blamed for).
i say not to base your belief on that detail because that's just thrown out there as a possible. and certainly the japanese man could have some reason for wanting to take on the graysons besides that.
but it's a very interesting hypothesis and 1 worth considering as we wait for april and new episodes of the show.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'