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The return of "Revenge" from its winter hiatus brought another return as well: Emily got to X-out a name and a face from her vengeance to-do list. Was it a welcome return, or has the show moved past simple payback in season 2?

When "Revenge" began last season, the first episodes were clearly marked by takedown after takedown as Emily (Emily VanCamp) systematically decimated the lives of those who had once destroyed her father. It was all very satisfying. However, as the season went on, Emily's webs of vengeance and deceit became increasingly tangled, making it difficult to slot each mini-vendetta into a single episode.

Now that we're in season 2, the basic retribution plots have mostly been lost in a sea of conspiracies, fallout and family secrets. "Power," the return episode that aired on Sunday (Jan. 6), was therefore a bit of a callback to the early days of the series. Thanks to Emily's prodding, »

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