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Season 3 seemed to end the series satisfyingly enough: Emily's father with reputation at last restored; main enemies Conrad and Victoria with fates so long overdue.
So what to do here with twenty three episodes still to go? With tongue no doubt firmly in cheek, creators introduce yet more flamboyant characters and jaw-dropping storylines. Let critics continue to sneer about the innumerable absurdities: amongst them, enormous homes with rarely a servant in sight; people entering others' property with disconcerting ease; duplicity rampant - virtually every character with secret back-stabbing agendas. Who cares! For fans this remains unashamedly guilty pleasure time: glossy chicanery amongst the very rich: barely a character who is not over the top.
I count myself a fan, but have to concede Season 4 twice pushes its luck. (SPOILER ALERT!) Introduction of psychotic Louise leads to some of the most unconvincing storylines ever, especially that marriage. Elsewhere, after a particularly dramatic episode resulting in deaths (one of them very sad), comes a ridiculous cover up plot that defies belief - a ploy to stretch out the season with a brand new implausible storyline.
Initially REVENGE represented Emily's mission to destroy those who conspired against her father, causing him to die in disgrace. Now the show's title seems to concern practically everyone, so many plotting to bring others down.
This being definitely the last season, too much to hope for a climax to cheer? Many fans will emerge very pleased, no doubt gasping at a last minute surprise - a twist indeed, we knowing something Emily does not.
Recommended to those who have followed the previous seasons, learning long ago to take nothing seriously.
I love this show love the ending didn't see that coming but I'm glad she got the revenge that she needed plus it still leaves you with questions after the show. Did she get the heart or not wouldn't that be fun if she did receive Victoria's heart. Looked it up and Emily van... Said she didn't but who knows
I was a bit pit off by the resurrection of David Clarke at the end of Season 3, but he allows for Season 4 to fully close down the narrative without totally sacrificing Emily's character. Full on Monte Cristo.