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revenge recapping: legacy

previously on revenge: absolution

Nolan and Amanda

Ten years ago, before her quest for revenge, Emily was Amanda Clarke, clubbing, drinking, punching jerks, and she believed her father was guilty. Nolan tried to convince her to read the journals her father left behind so she could hear the truth. But Amanda isn’t sure she can trust her father. She decides to go on a little quest for the truth. Her quest takes her to the Hamptons, and more specifically the stowaway. She finds a long haired younger Jack and his girlfriend.

Ten years ago the Grayson’s received a dramatic note, which prompted them to throw a New Year’s party for all those involved in the David Clarke incident. Frank would do some investigating and try to discover who sent the ominous note. Queen Victoria seems very remorseful about the whole David Clarke incident. Almost as if she wants to wash her hands of all the dirty deeds that have been done in the Grayson name.

Amanda and Lydia

While hanging at the stowaway Amanda overhears that Jack’s girlfriend has a gig at Grayson manor that she can’t make it to. Amanda offers to fill in for her and give her 25% of what she makes. At the party Amanda meets all the people who her father mentions in his diary including the one ally he had. The initial interview with his ally, Halstead, is disappointing and Amanda doesn’t know what to believe. But later, after Frank does some fishing and determines that Halstead is probably the one who sent the Grayson’s the threatening note and forces Halstead to “commit suicide”, Amanda finds him dead. She also find the note he left and determines that Nolan is right and her father was wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit so that the Grayson’s wouldn’t be ruined. And thus Amanda begins her quest for revenge.


Victoria: “For a man with a penchant for writing letters, you would think that Roger would have left a suicide note.”

Emily: “Don’t you have any friends or family of your own to harass over the holidays?”
Nolan: “The guy you just toilet capped at the club, could press charges.”

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revenge recapping: commitment

Previously on Revenge: Infamy

Queen Victoria and Her Lawyer

Emily reveals what she has learned about Charlotte to Nolan. Who immediately wonders if this will make Emily change her plans. Emily doesn’t think Charlotte being her sister will complicate the matter. In an act of gratitude, Mr. Grayson will be sending Declan to Charlotte’s private school, though this means he’ll actually have to read Paradise Lost without falling asleep.

During breakfast Mr. Grayson receives a USB with a note that says “Open in Private”. Thunder crack and cue dramatic music. This storm seems to be foreboding something big. Emily is scheming to get Amanda out of town and places the videos she stole from Mason’s house in Emily’s bag. The battle begins as the storm continues to brew and King Conrad shows Queen Victoria what was on that USB: the video of David confessing that Charlotte was most likely his.

Looks like Queen Victoria’s legs were cut out from under her, courtesy of Emily Thorne. King Conrad gets set for a DNA test and Queen Victoria gets set for a tea with Amanda. The result of the DNA test, King Conrad is not Charlotte’s father. The results of the tea: Victoria plays a good game, serving strawberries to Amanda, who should be allergic, but no longer is, since she’s not really Amanda.  The showdown between the two proves to be interesting because Amanda has no reason to kiss Victoria’s ass. It’s the kind of showdown I’ll expect from Emily and Victoria once all is found out, except multiplied by ten, and there should be some kind of explosion. Amanda’s spoon is collected for DNA testing.

Daniel Proposes

King Conrad and Queen Victoria face off again and King Conrad gives her two options: She agrees to his terms or they go to court and everything is exposed. King Conrad tells Charlotte that she has to move back in with her mother. Which obviously upsets Charlotte, and I’m surprised. King Conrad should relish the fact that this girl, who isn’t even technically his, prefers him to her flesh and blood mother. But instead he focuses on his own pride and pain in learning the truth. Daniel sets up an elaborate proposal on the boat where he and Emily first met. And as it starts to pour he pulls out an umbrella gets down on one knee and proposes. Emily says yes….duh. Queen Victoria takes the news horribly, but covers it up as well as she can, with a distinct air of perfected fakery. When Daniel tells his Dad, who calls it out as a plan, Daniel learns a little too much about life and how much it sucks. And the results are in: Amanda Clarke’s DNA matches Charlotte’s and I’m guessing there’s something we don’t know.

Queen Victoria and Daniel

Charlotte shows up at Emily’s for sister bonding time! Well not really, but still. Jack gets beaten up by a man sent by Queen Victoria to retrieve the tapes. Nolan blames Emily for Jack being beaten up. Emily tells Nolan that was never her intention, Nolan doesn’t seem to care. Emily has a meeting under the docks with…wait for it…Victoria’s ex-lawyer. Wait? What?! Yup that’s right.

Victoria’s ex-lawyer has been helping Emily all along. Ahhh so that’s how the DNA results between fake Amanda and her half sister were forged. Lawyer man says he always believed David was innocent but he tells Emily she may want to reassess what she’s doing. Emily visits Jack’s bedside and apologizes to a peacefully sleeping Jack. Then she confesses everything to Amanda and asks her to save herself, and Jack, by leaving.

Daniel asks Queen Victoria to tell him the truth. Queen Victoria tells him that Charlotte’s father is not Conrad, but David Clarke. Daniel seems appalled and assumes that the sex was forced. Q.V. doesn’t correct him, but she does encourage this thought. Emily finds Nolan sulking on the beach and tells him she’s going to press pause on the revenge. But Emily soon finds the conviction to continue her plot for revenge when she learns that Queen Victoria is now claiming David Clarke raped her. Full steam ahead.


  • Emily’s wavering commitment, though now reaffirmed, seems too easily swayed by her allies, could this be a weakness in the future?
  • The infamous engagement party where we started is just around the corner, could it be that another player in the scheme is responsible for the shooting?
  • Amanda may be gone for now, but it won’t be long before she is back. Same goes for Tyler.


Conrad: “You’re going to be back to Victoria Harper. Which will only be fitting considering you’ll once again be the desperate, penniless little bitch you were when I first met you.”

Ashley: “I’m going to go to the loo and drown myself in it.”
Emily: “It isn’t really our choices that distinguish who we are. It’s our commitment to them.”
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