I don’t like that they sort of threw Emily’s mom out there cold turkey, although I do recall her being mentioned once before.
Placing Victoria closer to the center of the David Clarke conspiracy didn’t feel right. It would also lead me to believe she is not dead. If she were really that close, the Silver Haired Man from the Initiative (come on!) will have gotten her away.
But more so it seemed to come out of nowhere. Victoria has always seemed to be the go-along in the Clarke manipulation, not the core manipulator.
The show transitioned nicely away from the sexy summer in the Hamptons.
It grew as a show from something soapy to something dramatic. The end of the finale was great and there were some great scenes along the way, notably Daniel’s television interview where he sided with his family.
About the story already being settled as I’d written before – that clearly pivoted around the engagement party. Things slowly but surely unraveled for Emily after that, or at least became less of her control. Because those were things that had NOT happened yet from the point of view we are being told to. Culminating in Victoria dying right as Emily learns there is so much more to her father’s story.
Who are they going to cast as Mom Clarke?