Previously on Revenge: Duress
After weeks of no Revenge on Revenge we have a new target: Mason Treadwill (the one with the atrociously dorky suits on), the lying biographer of David Clarke who originally set out to expose the truth and promised child Amanda he would. He failed, just like every other adult in Amanda’s life, and child Amanda was left to believe her father was actually guilty. You can see how this would upset child Amanda. And why Emily, knowing the truth, would want to seek revenge. Nolan and Emily attend a biography reading of Mason Treadwill’s. Nolan gets Treadwill’s attention, and Treadwill offers to be his biographer. From Emily’s pleased look, I’d say this is all part of the plan. Queen Victoria’s attendance at the reading, promise to throw a private reading at her house, and request that Treadwill join her for lunch, suggests that, long ago, Treadwill made a deal with the devil.
Daniel acting as his father’s worker bee and his mother’s devoted spy, agrees to make a deal with his father (also the devil) to get his inheritance and company shares released to him, which could give him and his mother control of Grayson Global. His Dad changes the terms of his inheritance, so Daniel must be thirty or get married before he is allowed his shares (his large inheritance, meanwhile, is his for the taking). This is a curveball, but Daniel already has a solution: he’ll marry Emily. Did you see Queen Victoria’s face? OH THE HORROR?!?!? Meanwhile, Amanda is stirring things up over at Jack’s. In an attempt to make Jack impulsive, she tries to steal him away to Atlantic City, he says he can’t. So, like the teenager that she is, she acts out. Channeling her inner coyote she climbs on the bar, gives out free shots, and makes out with a girl right in front of Jack. Declan later tells Jack he should loosen up, so Jack dresses in a tux and whisks Amanda away to AC.
Emily’s scheme against Mason, seems to be a bit more intricate than the others. She starts with an interview between Mason and Amanda, where she lets him know that Amanda remembers everything. Mason is obviously upset by this and is worried about being exposed as a fraud. When he conveys his fears to Queen Victoria, she insists that exposing the truth now would be more damaging, because he would no longer be under her protection. This works and Treadwill exposes nothing. The second part of her plan involves Nolan taking Treadwill out to dinner to discuss a possible biography. While he’s out Emily steals the tapes from her father’s interview, and, knowing that Treadwill prefers to write on a typewriter and saves nothing to a computer, lights his house on fire with a cigarette. He smokes, so you can see how this would work out. All of Treadwill’s unpublished but completed manuscripts are nothing but ash by the time he gets home. Sad for Treadwill. Happy for Emily. After seducing Daniel, who is now back at the Grayson compound so Victoria will feel safer, Emily returns to her house to watch the tapes she stole from Mason. The footage throws Emily a curveball when David Clarke professes that Charlotte may be, and most likely is, his daughter. Duhn! Duhn! Duhnnnnnnn!
- Emily is going to warm up to Charlotte, whether she likes it or not.
- Queen Victoria will not end her quest to keep Daniel from marrying Emily, but her efforts will be fruitless.
- My favorite moment of this episode was when Nolan, Emily, and Daniel are at the shooting range. First off, Nolan’s shooting range outfit was as laughable as his shooting style. Mostly, though, I love Emily faking out Daniel, by hitting the marks he hits, and then, once he’s left, hitting the bulls eye every time. Girl’s got skills.
Nolan: “You know I haven’t been this disappointed since Phantom Menace.”
Emily: “Infamy can be a sentence more damning than any prison term.”
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