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CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER Emily watches over Jack with all the fury of an avenging angel.
Emily gives an impassioned speech at Amanda’s funeral while Aiden breaks into Jack’s house and steals back the laptop. After the eulogy, Ems tries to talk to Jack, but he gives her the cold shoulder. “I don’t know if he’ll ever forgive me,” she remarks to Nolan. She wants to tell Jack the truth, but this is one instance the truth would only make things worse. Jack invites Nolan back to the Stowaway to help him with some “computer problems,” while Emily sticks around to stay goodbye to Amanda. “David and his daughter were plagued by darkness,” Victoria tells her as the two of them look on the grave. “At least he wasn’t here to see her go. To lose a child like that… No one should have to bear that kind of loss.” She walks away, Daniel trailing her. And this is what I was referring to earlier: Do I think Emily could kill either Charlotte or Daniel? No (particularly not her half-sister). However, you have to admit there was something ever so slightly ominous about Victoria delivering that line and then immediately having the camera pan to Daniel.
Jack returns to the Stowaway to find the place trashed and the laptop missing. He, of course, blames the Graysons, but we know it was Aiden. Aiden returns the laptop to Emily, who promptly tosses it into the ocean. Aiden’s shocked -- that computer was full of evidence against the Graysons! “The kind of punishment I came here for had nothing to do with prison,” she responds coldly. Ah, yes. There’s the Emily we know and love. “So, back to basics?” Aiden asks. “No more distractions,” she answers, and the moment is oddly meta. There have been so many distractions and side plots this season, it’s hard to just forget about them (or keep them straight). And yet, we saw so many of those storylines come together in this episode that I feel a little bit of hope.
Emily stands alone at Amanda’s grave. “Did you know her well?” a voice calls out of the darkness and she stiffens. “The Amanda Clarke I knew was a survivor. Thought I’d find her here.” And so you did, Eli James. So you did. But does he know that?
I loved this episode, you guys. I love seeing Emily get emotional. I love that Jack’s not so in the dark anymore. But most of all, I love that Emily’s back on the Grayson revenge train, evidence be damned. What were your thoughts on last night’s episode?