Emily Thorne: The Girl With the Infinity Tattoo
Posted Jan 18, 2012 @ 1:41 PM
So what do we think of Emanda these days? Love her? Hate her? Personally, I've been on Team Emanda since Day 1. Sure, she's a sociopath and capable of God knows what else, but so far, everyone she's taken down from the corrupt prosecuter to that scumbag author deserved what as coming to them.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 @ 2:55 PM
I am enjoying her apparent moments of conflict. It's hard to completely stone cold. However, I don't want to see her falter because of it. She can see Daniel as more than a tool to break Victoria. But I want her to still be willing to break him too if necessary to plan.
On the other hand, her reaction to the Charlotte reveal may jar some things loose. That could be interesting.
Oy! I'm all over the place.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 @ 3:37 PM
Perfect thread title.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:56 AM
Emily Thorne: The Girl With the Infinity Tattoo Who Played With Fire
And then obviously add the Hornet's Nest when the time comes :)
Posted Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:12 AM
She attacked Nolan in the pilot episode. I had actually forgotten about it, but just watched that ep again the other day. It was after he first realized who she was (after the Graysons' party) and he walked into her house. She threw him down and pretty much warned him that she could break his windpipe.
Personally, I'm just dying to see her physically kick some non-sparring ass. I know it's not her MO, but TPTB didn't show us her martial arts training for nothing, or at least I hope.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 @ 4:34 PM
Posted Jan 19, 2012 @ 4:37 PM
But when she's being a magnificent manipulator I can't help but adore the character. A scheming protagonist is such a rarity, so every takedown feels just delicious.
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Posted Jan 24, 2012 @ 5:42 PM
I just don't get why Queen V would put a 9 year old in an institution, it seemed like tremendous overkill.
Victoria knew Amanda saw her take David's computer; and wanted to make sure she would never be in a position to testify; or be believed if she did. "Oh, she spent YEARS in a mental institution! Poor, deluded girl!"
She simply didn't CARE about her "lover's" child. Victoria isn't capable of caring about anyone but herself. And so she created her own worst enemy.
I love seeing a heroine who isn't soft deep down under her hard shell. Sure, there are moments of doubt, but in the end, she has a plan and the people who destroyed her and her father are going down.
Posted Jan 24, 2012 @ 9:37 PM
The glimpses of a real human person is so rare so I love those moments.
Posted Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:04 AM
Edited by darkestboy, Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:07 AM.
Posted Jan 28, 2012 @ 11:24 AM
They agree on a lot of things; but, not everything. It's good for Emanda to have the voice of dissent every now and then, lest her plans unravel too much.
Posted Jan 28, 2012 @ 6:25 PM
Posted Jan 29, 2012 @ 5:27 AM
I have to disagree about Emanda being able to toss Nolan over -- after all, her wealth is tied to his success as a businessman. Would be quite difficult to off him and not see her wealth crater a bit.
The writers could take that route, but they could just as easily have had Emily divest the majority of her NolCorp holdings and diversify into businesses and investments in every corner of the globe. It's been seven or eight years since she received her father's inheritance, and she's been shown to be both intelligent and knowledgeable enough to do so and increase her wealth dramatically at the same time. She'd then be immune to fluctuations in a single market, much less having her fate tied to the fortunes of a single company. The Count found thirteen million francs in Spada's gold beneath Monte Cristo, and listed eighty million in funds and assets when he prepared his will, so the precedent is there for this eventuality.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't be too tied to the notion that Emily could not turn on Nolan cruelly and drastically.
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Posted May 10, 2012 @ 12:09 PM
The meltdown at the end, as she realized that she and her father's lives were ruined by those people and she spent all those years hating her father and would never have the chance to tell him otherwise was fantastic. We rarely get to see her unleash all her emotions like that. Give EVC an Emmy!
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 1:49 PM
I found it realistic that Amanda would exit juvie without any direction and a whole lot of anger and self loathing which would make it fairly inevitable that she would be a self-destructive mess. So of course the only thing she was doing was acting out and using her bottomless bank account to expedite her own destruction. And really, how does a kid like that even register the thought of having billions of dollars all of the sudden?
Edited by RachelKM, May 10, 2012 @ 1:51 PM.
Posted May 11, 2012 @ 1:04 AM
Edited by Tweeky, May 11, 2012 @ 1:05 AM.
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Posted May 14, 2012 @ 3:35 PM
I found it fascinating that this whole revenge quest actually saved Emanda's life by giving it purpose without it she would have no place to put the anger. They really showed why Emanda needs to do this, and what happens if she doesn't have something or someone to work that rage against
It's interesting that it gave her purpose and stopped her from self-destructing. And yet, I think the most interesting story is what will happen to Emanda once she exacts her revenge. 9 year old Amanda might have grown up to live happily ever but I don't think that this Emanda will ever be content with happy-ever-after.
Posted May 16, 2012 @ 8:19 AM