Revenge recap: 'Atonement'

December 8, 2014 6:41 AM

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Revenge recap: 'Atonement'

Nobody does death like Revenge. Next Sunday, who's next?—said a voiceover as images of past Revenge deaths flashed across the screen in promos for tonight's midseason finale. Although my inner contrarian is rattling off a list of shows that do death better than Revenge, it can't be denied that the show, even when it's not at its best, knows how to craft a devastating end. No matter how awful the character, you can't help but be moved. (Confession: Conrad's death in the third season finale kind of got to me, and that guy was a terrible human being).

Well, gosh darn it, Revenge delivered again. Tonight, we said goodbye to the prince of the Hamptons, Daniel Grayson. To be fair, it wasn't the most shocking death. For one, Revenge is all about single parenting. Also, it was telegraphed the moment tonight's episode became about Daniel proving to eve...

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