Anyone watch Revenge? I do. I love the show. Sunday’s episode was pretty wicked. So many different things going on and on so many different levels. It begs the question, is Revenge worth it?
They say, whoever they are, that the sweetest revenge is success. But the definition of revenge is: The action of inflicting hurt or harm for a wrong suffered at their hands. Not sure success then fits the bill for revenge.
I think we all want to seek out a little revenge on someone who hurt us in some way. It’s natural. Normal. Who has even gone through in their minds how to seek that revenge? Hell, I’m writer, so I get to take that all out on my characters, so obviously I’ve given it some thoughts. But revenge is a hard business. It takes up a lot of energy and it tends to pull you down, often destroying the person seeking revenge. In the case of Emily, in the show Revenge, it’s consumed her to the point she’s willing to let those she loves, or loved, suffer so she can seek her “justice”. Takes a pretty cold person to do that, if you ask me. Yet, her plight is so real, we want the revenge for her. We want to see the Greyson’s suffer. We want to see them fall because of all the horrible things they did to Emily’s (Amanda’s) father. But is there a better way? Could revenge come and exposure? No, that would be too simple, and it is TV (not reality). Under certain circumstances, I might go to extreme lengths to make sure someone paid for the wrong doing, but perhaps I’d do (in real life) within the confounds of the law. Then again, we are capable of things we think we are not capable of. Ah…a bit philosophical today, aren’t I?
Revenge comes at a price, we have to admit that. And I love what Aiden says to his Asian friend at the bar in this weeks episode. Something to the effect of that when Emily gets her revenge, she’ll see, as I saw, how empty that is. Of course, he then tells her to take the bastard down, so not sure what he’s thinking, except he’s got her back. That’s important. To have some really have your back. Revenge is not a trusting business, so it’s a risk, but someone has to have your back.
So, there is your brain tickle for this Tuesday. Do you have what it takes to be in the Revenge business?