Previously on revenge: chaos
The interrogations begin as the police comb the beach for answers. Charlotte saw a man in a hoodie. Declan isn’t sure what he saw. Queen Victoria raves Tyler is a lunatic. Ashley says Tyler was sick. King Conrad questions the authority’s abilities to keep Tyler locked up. Emily knows where Tyler got the gun, in her house, after climbing in through an open window. Daniel heeds his mother’s advice and says he doesn’t remember anything. Even with all these odd puzzle pieces the only obvious answer is that Daniel shot Tyler.
Daniel is withdrawn from Emily and it seems clear that suspicion has been aroused in him. Odd considering it was aroused by a gun toting maniac. Even though Tyler is right, why would sweet trusting Daniel choose to believe Tyler’s accusations against Emily? Oh that’s right, because of the ones Queen Victoria made against her in the last episode. Emily didn’t flee to Paris with Daniel, if she had things would be different. Daniel’s suspicions cannot be confirmed though Emily finds him digging through a box under the floorboard (not the infinity box). It seems that he has decided to trust Emily, for now.
The Graysons are presenting a united front, with Emily by their side. Charlotte is still indulging her new pill popping habit, but hopes to be able to help Daniel in some way. It’s clear Queen Victoria wants her to identify the man in the hoodie on the beach. King and Queen are reunited again as King Conrad moves back into Grayson manor to further project the united front. Ashley, meanwhile, is using the Graysons’ latest predicament to her PR advantage. Leaking photos, speaking to the press, and advancing her career in the best way she can.
Jack meanwhile is frantic over Amanda’s disappearance and the implications of her being at the scene of Tyler’s murder. He has no regard, though, for his own well-being and what this could mean for him. Such a hero. Only this time, Declan catches on and tells him it’s time he stopped taking the fall for the people he cares about. I don’t think Declan got through to him, but we’ll see. And the ever pressing questions: where is Amanda? What did Master Satoshi do with her? And does Amanda know?
Daniel is arrested and at his preliminary hearing the judge doesn’t grant him bail. I can’t say I disagree. Given the abundance of resources the Graysons could use to get Daniel out of the country it would be a really stupid move. The lawyer they hire is a shark and I have a feeling we’re gonna get some interesting stuff out of him, but first…
FLASH TO 48 Hours Earlier:
A frantic Emily, still in her fire dress races up the steps to her house, box in hand. She rips back the carpet and reveals the space beneath the floorboards. A noise catches her attention and she turns to throw a punch. Satoshi. In the shadows of night a small scuffle until Satoshi has an emotional Emily pinned to the wall. He accuses the current chaos on her actions. Explains what he saw at the beach: Daniel and Tyler scuffle, Daniel shoots Tyler once, Satoshi steps in and shoot Tyler another two times after knocking Daniel out, Satoshi drags Daniel off, Amanda races up followed by Jack who sends Amanda on her way, and drags Tyler’s body away from the beach. Satoshi releases his grip on her and say “You can’t save them both” before leaving Amanda in a furious state.
- Satoshi blaming the current chaos, aka Tyler’s actions that led to everyone else’s actions, on Emily seems a little unfair. Even if she had no feelings for Jack and no feeling for Daniel, she still couldn’t predict that actions of a crazy man. No matter how in control of everything she is, there will always be an unforeseen X factor.
- Good to know that Emily is human enough to panic.
- No new episodes until April. Lame. But I bet they’ll be worth the wait.
Nolan: “You ever notice how whenever you want girlfriend to leave she keeps popping up like the homicidal stripper version of whack-a-mole but whenever you need to find her she vanishes?”
Conrad: “Life as we know it, Victoria, is over.”
Emily: “Tragedy and scandal it seems have a unique way of clarifying people’s priorities.”