Previously on Revenge: Perception
And we begin the episode the same way we began the series. Flash to 24 hours earlier. Nolan and Emily are frantically searching for the Infinity box in Amanda’s hotel room, but it’s no where to be found. Luckily (or maybe not) Tyler calls to let them know that it’s in his possession, Amanda too. Not what I expected, actually maybe even better. Tyler informs Amanda that Emily is not who she thinks and kicks the infinity box her way. Amanda begins digging. Amidst the planning of the engagement party Daniel has a meeting with his grandfather about taking over the company. Daniel, in his usual form, informs the wrong person of the wrong thing. Shorty after their meeting, grandpa pounces on a hurting Charlotte bribing her with Declan’s admittance into prep school in exchange for not going to a therapist.
Tyler and Emily set up an exchange. Emily will hand over cash, Tyler will hand over the infinity box and Amanda will be released into the wild. In typical fashion Emily takes over the exchange and zip ties Tyler to the fence. She searches her infinity box to make sure everything is in there. Her diligence is forgotten for a moment and Amanda ambushes her. Tyler and Amanda get away with the money, Amanda’s gun, and her infinity box. Emily arrives home to Nolan who is uneasy about Tyler’s sudden reappearance. But before the two can discuss Jack shows up with news. He’ll be leaving for Port Au Prince tonight and he needs Emily to take care of Sammy. Nolan suggests that Emily run away with him, but she can’t leave behind her path of revenge so easily. Plus she has to protect Daniel and the other innocent people at the party.
Amanda wonders about Tyler’s motive and he tells her about Emily framing him for Frank’s murder, which, as we all should remember, was actually committed by Amanda. Amanda realizes that Emily was protecting her and regret flashes in her eyes. Tyler insists that Amanda accompany him to the party, but she refuses and slashes him in the head with a hanger. Then runs all the way to Jack’s sailboat for a quick rendezvous. As she leaves him to go collect her stuff, Jack finds blood on his hands and chases after Amanda.
At the party Emily receives the gift she’s always wanted (the infinity box) from her mentor. She buries it on the beach and Daniels finds her afterwards, asking her to run away with him to Paris. Her response is not what Daniel expected, but exactly what Queen Victoria said she would say. Daniel is disappointed and sulks off down the beach while Amanda returns to the party. While brooding and watching the waves crash Tyler shows up and ruins Daniels moment. Tyler is revealing everything, while holding Daniel at gun point. Declan and Charlotte are scurrying off from a midnight swim and Jack has followed Amanda to the beach. He hears gun shots and runs after her only to find she is hovering over a shot Daniel. The noble man that he is, he tells Amanda to run and pulls Daniel off to the side. Amanda abandons him and falls into the capable hands of Emily’s mentor. Charlotte’s scream cut through the touching speech Queen Victoria was giving and everyone runs to the beach. As Queen Victoria sobs over the body of her son, she turns him over to reveal that the body isn’t Daniel’s. A confused Daniel wanders upon the scene. Queen Victoria gratefully hugs him and whispers sternly “Don’t say a word.”
- This show continues to make me gasp aloud.
- I don’t even know what’s gonna happen, though I have a vague idea of what went down on the beach.
Nolan: “Sail away. Fall in love. Go make little volunteer babies.”
Victoria: “One day you may or may not become Daniel’s wife but I will always be his mother.”
Emily: “The best way to fight chaos is with chaos.”