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revenge recapping: resurrection

Previously on Revenge: Destiny

With dreams of her father at bay, now Emily is haunted by dreams of her mother. As Nolan wakes her from the nightmare, she chokes him, just like any normal person would do…right?

Daniel and Conrad

Oh dad, you are such an a**hole.

Emily fell asleep while keeping her eye on Victoria, thought I can’t imagine much would’ve happened, but I can understand her vigilance. Daniel also seems to be exhibiting his own Emily-style scheming as he crunches the numbers of his father’s account. He ponders over the inflation and where the money that is supposed to be in the account is going to come from. But as always, Daniel doesn’t reach his conclusion fast enough and not without Emily’s help. As Daniel comes to Charlotte’s rescue, his father is already draining her accounts for the money the company no longer has, but needs. Still he makes a good move by giving her all of his trust.

Jack’s question about the paternity is answered: he is the father. Though Emily lies to Amanda and tells her she had to to fix the results. Nolan, who apparently has owned a multi-billion dollar company this whole time, is facing an audit (BTW, I knew about his company, it’s just that he never does anything that looks like a job!) So he is forced to appoint a CFO and he chooses an outspoken woman, Padma (played by Dilshad Vadsaria, Greek), who forced him into making the decision in the first place.

Charlotte and Victoria planned to run away with Charlotte’s money, but once she no longer has it there is only one option. Victoria lets Conrad in on her alive status and drags him into helping her out of hiding. Conrad takes her up on this plan for several reasons, including the fact that he gets to punch her in the face.

Emily surprised

Wtf is going on?

Emily, continuously on the Graysons’ tail, particularly Charlotte’s (at the moment), misses Victoria and Conrad’s plot, but catches wind anyway as Charlotte fills her in. Falling ever so slightly behind, but not far enough behind that she can’t make something good out of the mess. The white haired man contacts her immediately, and Emily offers up the footage, for a price. The price, which I think is very fair, is the story of what happened to her mother. But before they get to the nail-biting end (did she live or die???) the while haired man attacks Emily and forces her Emily’s shadow/protector/white knight to act. Emily lives, the white haired man is shot (probably dead) and the story remains untold.

Predictions/Expectations

  • The white knight returns, it won’t take long before things heat up.
  • Nolan will be a bit jealous at Emily’s new, aptly skilled sidekick, once she chooses to accept him.
  • Jack will continue his role as the good guy, while secretly longing for Emily.
  • Declan is going to realize he is an idiot for holding anything for anyone….ever!
  • Oh and I was right about the next time he played white knight to her damsel in distress…

Quotes

Nolan: “I don’t think my employees have any respect for me.”
Emily: “Why would they, you’re not wearing pants.”

Conrad:“So it’s true, even the devil himself didn’t want you.”

Amanda: “Looks like the bitch is back.”

 

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life. Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com

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revenge recapping: infamy

Previously on Revenge: Duress

Book Reading

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.

Amanda Kiss

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 and Amanda

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!

Thoughts/Theories

  • 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.

Quotes

Nolan: “You know I haven’t been this disappointed since Phantom Menace.”

Emily: “Infamy can be a sentence more damning than any prison term.”

 

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com

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revenge recapping: duress

Previously on Revenge: Loyalty

Victoria

And the award for most awesome way to hook your viewers in the first 15 seconds goes to Revenge for having Tyler point a gun at Emily’s head during a classy dinner party. Well played Revenge writers. Flash to earlier that day. Daniel is all set to help his mother take down his father. He’s positioned himself in his father’s company by using his displeasure about Tyler’s continuous rise to power. Emily and Nolan make amends and continue to plan a Tyler take down. With Daniel helping Queen Victoria by scheming against King Conrad, Queen Victoria is all smiles as her war with King Conrad begins. Neither party seems ready to back down and I have a strange feeling we ain’t seen nothing yet. Tyler takes another stab at tangoing with Conrad who seems even more hesitant now that his relationship with Daniel depends on this.

Tyler and Daniel

As part of the Tyler take down, Emily tracks down Shamu and finds Tyler’s Anti-Psychotics. Emily and Nolan do a little more digging and find out a bit about Tyler’s dark and violent past. They call for reinforcements (Tyler’s brother). Furthering Tyler’s takedown, little to Emily and Nolan’s knowledge, King Conrad tells Queen Victoria about Tyler’s extortionist plans. After a scuffle with Daniel, Tyler convinces everyone that he has fled the Hamptons by telling cute but not so bright Daniel that that’s what he’ll be doing and shipping his phone off to California.

Birthday Party

Daniel’s birthday party is going to be a simple clam bake on the beach, which Jack and Amanda are preparing. Declan gives Amanda the 411 (do people still use that phrase? Or did I just date myself?) on Jack and Emily. Amanda worries about her grip on Jack. While everyone begins to celebrate Daniel, Nolan finds himself facing a knife-baring Tyler. After slashing Nolan’s arm and tying Nolan to a chair, Tyler head to the party. While Nolan is struggling at his house, Tyler is searching for Shamu Emily’s house, and everyone else is having an ignorantly lovely clam bake on the beach.  Nolan is rescued by Tyler’s brother, just in time for Tyler to pull a gun on Emily and force her to march out with the birthday cake. Everyone stops singing once they see the gun. Tyler tries to get everyone to play a friendly game of Truth or Die, which goes awry when Conrad refuses to tell the truth about David Clark, therefore Emily must die (she fakes being scared really well, but I’m pretty sure she had a counterattack planned in case none of the incompetents could come to her rescue). Enter Tyler’s brother, who distracts Tyler long enough for Jack and Daniel to plan a covert operation with their eyes and tackle him to the ground. Tyler gets arrested and will be charged with the murder of Frank because Emily, always the thinker, slipped Frank’s wallet into Tyler’s jacket.

Though things may be settle with Tyler, the battle between Victoria and Conrad is just heating up and Emily isn’t backing down yet.

Thoughts/Theories

  • Amanda is definitely going to start digging even further where she doesn’t belong and Emily’s not going to like that.
  • Queen Victoria will probably figure out Amanda is a fake. Jack will be heartbroken.
  • Ashley is going to replace Tyler as the power/money hungry extortionist. No, not really, but maybe.

Quotes

Emily: When duress is applied to the emotionally unstable the result can be as violent as it is unpredictable.

Victoria: So far I’m not impressed. I see a pretty girl with cheap shoes and limited social graces.

Emily: I Googled friendship on the interwebs. Apparently when you have a fight with a friend you’re suppose to apologize

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life, wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind it wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com

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revenge recapping: charade

Dinner

The Greyson’s are celebrating their 25th anniversary, like every normal couple, with a spread in The Times and an intimate but lavish soiree. Victoria seems to be finding it difficult to play the part of happy wife in their happy couple, but she does her best. Conrad on the other hand seems to have no problem with putting up the image.  I’m starting to think he’s the more vindictive one in their relationship.

Emily goes over to Nolan’s place to find out what’s going on. She wants to see if he’s really done. He’s hired a bodyguard to keep him safe and decided it’ll be more of a consulting role. Emily hands him his first solo take down, Tyler. Nolan eagerly accepts, since this one probably won’t be dangerous.

Emily pops over to Daniel’s house, to see what’s up and why he wasn’t returning her phone calls. He glosses over his stumbling and confusing episode and just claims to have crashed at work. He’s a little dense. Tyler listens to their conversation via phone – seriously, could he be any more of a creeper!? Emily asks Daniel not to mention her in the interview he’s about to do for The Times.

When Emily arrives home her door is ajar. Emily quietly slips into the house and reaches for her gun which is already missing. Frank appears on the other side of the room holding it. He questions her need for a gun with this much firearm, then warns her that he’s not done digging around for dirt on her. He leaves with no great confrontation. Seconds afterwards Emily lunges for the carpet in front of the fireplace, lifts up the floorboard, pulls out her wooden box (the hiding place is revealed!), and calls someone on cellphone from inside the box. This person calls her “Amanda” and agrees to help. Reinforcement is on the way.

Dinner Party

The soiree is going to be quite an interesting event. Tyler has asked if Ashley could come as his date, Victoria said it’d be fine. Charlotte wants to bring a date, but Victoria said no. Can’t imagine why she would listen to that, so of course Declan will be there. Victoria and Conrad will be there and they hate each other. And Daniel brings Emily who Tyler and Victoria hate.

Though Daniel smiles adorably when the reporter brings up his love life, he doesn’t betray Emily and give away her name. But, of course, Tyler does. The reporter shows up at Emily’s house. She hesitates at first but concedes to giving the interview. Later, after frolicking in the waves with Daniel, Emily tells Daniel that Tyler was the one who revealed their relationship. Daniel is finally starting to see through Tyler’s apparently “good” intentions. Maybe he’s not so dense after all. Emily gets a call from her contact, the judge in her case (I think, she’s definitely a judge but the relationship isn’t entirely clear). The judge said that she’s taken care of Frank for now, but tells Emily not to let her guard down.  Oh silly Judge, it’s gonna take more than a flimsy lock to keep Frank out.

Emily shows up at the Stowaway to give Jack an old maritime compass as a thank you for fixing the swing. Jack seems embarrassed and asks her not to mention the other night. They agree that they’re going to be friends.

Frank and Stripper

Frank obtains the file of Emily Thorne and discovers someone who is not the Emily Thorne that he knows. He tracks down the real Emily Thorne at a strip club. She’s pretending to be Amanda Clarke. Frank gets the game (he’s quick that one) and offers Emily Thorne (the stripper) the chance at more money if she will just expose Emily Thorne (actually Amanda Clarke). She agrees to meet him in the parking lot when her shift is done.

Nolan entices Tyler to come over to his place with some information about Tyler’s past. Conveniently this meeting will take place at the same time as the Greyson’s Anniversary Soiree. Nolan and Tyler have their negotiation and…..um what? I mean I expected that from Tyler, but whoa Nolan. Did anyone else know he was gay? Did I miss that? Or is my fake TV show character “gaydar” not working correctly?

Declan at Dinner

Dinner didn’t go so well…of course. Declan made a scene because he doesn’t fit in and stormed out. Charlotte followed. Declan’s scene revealed that Emily had visited Jack and lead him on, so Daniel storms out and Emily follows him. Ashley is worried about Tyler and leaves the dinner table when everyone starts erupting.  That left the happy couple abandoned at the dinner until they leave too, with Conrad chasing after Victoria.

Frank calls Victoria to tell her that he figured it out, but before he can say too much he’s hit on the head by Emily Thorne (stripper). Guess he’s not that quick. Emily hangs up the phone and hits him again.

Charlotte like Declan

Charlotte follows Declan all the back to the stowaway and says that he’s just gonna have to accept that she likes him. Emily follows Daniel and tells him that she and Jack are just friends. Then she tells him she’s falling in love with him, but he walks away. After a touching moment with his mom, where they discuss that you can’t help who you fall for and Victoria has a flashback of trying to warn David Clarke but being stopped by Frank, Daniel runs back to Emily. He talks about the moment they met and how it’s the unpredictable moments that really change your life. She spilled a drink…unpredictable moment my ass. Even if it wasn’t purposeful I don’t think I’d call someone being a klutz an unpredictable moment. But whatever, they’re falling in love…oh wait no, he’s falling in love and she loves Jack.

While Conrad is sitting at her bedside, Lydia wakes up. This could be a problem.

Emily Thorne (stripper) shows up at Emily Thorne’s (Amanda Clark) house and tells her what happened. Frank’s body is shown rather sloppily hidden on the side of the road. This could be a bigger problem.

Two Ominous Quotes this week:

Frank:I’m going to redeem myself with you Victoria or I’m going to die trying.” (Yeah, we all know what happened there.)

Ed (Nolan’s Bodyguard): We also do panic rooms.
Emily: I don’t panic.    (Kinda makes me think that as some point she will…)
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revenge recapping: intrigue

So Lydia’s in a coma and Emily, though surprisingly regretful about it (apparently that’s not what she wanted to happen, nice to know she does have a heart still), decides to use the footage that Nolan snagged to her advantage. Always the opportunist. She has Nolan email the footage of Frank attacking Lydia to the Graysons hoping it’ll cause tension between the Graysons and Frank.

I guess it really isn’t the Hamptons without an extravagant party. Victoria is planning a traditional Fourth of July, well traditional for the Hamptons anyway. I doubt there will be any burgers and hot dogs. Tyler makes a double date with Daniel and Emily, my guess is he’s hoping for sabotage.

Nolan tells Jack he needs to fight for Emily. Not sure exactly why he is pushing Jack towards her so much. I can’t tell if it’s for the benefit of “Amanda” or if it’s a way to sabotage her. Anyway, Jack takes the bait and shows up to fix Emily’s porch swing. Unfortunately she is on her way out for the double date. Daniel may have won the battle but Jack isn’t going down without a fight. Now Daniel’s boss he puts him on duty starting tomorrow, which happens to be July 4th. Daniel’s bummed, but concedes.

The video of Lydia and Frank has the exact effect Emily was hoping for. Mr. Grayson seems genuinely appalled by the video, especially since Frank claimed that she jumped. He decides to let Frank go, but doesn’t tell him what he’s seen. He simply tells him he doesn’t feel Frank is as loyal to him as he is to Victoria. Victoria isn’t pleased with the news of Frank’s termination, but when Frank explains it to her and shows her the footage she seems to agree with Mr. Grayson’s decision.

Emily on the double date

The double date is a small stand-off between Tyler and Emily. Not surprisingly Emily wins the match. But Daniel and Ashley, rather than agreeing with Emily and seeing the ridiculousness and inaccuracies in Tyler’s story, they get pissed at her. (How does she know so much anyway?) Emily’s conscious comes out again and she realizes she may have gone too far. Hmmm, I wonder if that was Tyler’s plan all along.

Frank shows up behind the refrigerator door – is this a scary movie?! – and Victoria jumps. Frank does look a little creepy, and honestly I thought he was drunk. He tells her he did it all for her. How romantic, it’s just what every girl wants, a guy to kill someone for her. Not surprisingly she isn’t impressed by his gesture and though he grabs her for a kiss she wiggles free and returns to her husband. Frank is a desperate man now, and desperate men, especially ones with his skill set, are not to be trusted.

Tyler lets it slip (intentionally) that Daniel now has a job as a bartender. Victoria isn’t pleased and she lets Daniel know it. But he stands up like a man and tells her she doesn’t get a say in what he does anymore, especially now that he’s been cut off. Good for you Daniel! Daniel heads off to work, but first a stop at Emily’s house which makes him late because Emily finds him so irresistible.

Declan and the Lobsters

When Daniel finally shows up to work he has a lipstick imprint on his neck, Jack scoffs at him and puts him to work. Declan, who is trying to save enough money to take Charlotte out on a real date, steals someone else’s lobsters and sells them. When he gets attacked by the guys he stole the lobster from, Jack threatens them with a bat, but Daniel asks them all to be gentlemen (no, he SERIOUSLY said “let’s all be gentlemen about this”) and pays the guys off. Then Jack and Declan decide to pursue the girls they want and go to the Grayson’s July 4th party.

At the party, Emily and Victoria exchange a stony greeting which they cover up with a kiss. Ashley gives her a more obviously hostile greeting. She’s pissed Emily hurt Tyler’s precious feelings. Tyler, the gem that he is, spikes Daniel’s drink, once again sabotaging his supposed BFF. Jack confesses his love to Emily, who has to tell him she doesn’t feel the same way. He believes her, even though the pain is written all over her face. But at least one of the Porter boys wins tonight. Charlotte tells Declan that she doesn’t care that he has no money. Yay for Declan!

When Daniel starts to act funny, Tyler swoops in to his rescue. He gets him to a bed and for a split second I’m pretty sure he’s about to make a move on Daniel. For a moment his motives are clear and I see that he’s in love with Daniel and just wants to die every time he sees him with Emily. But then Daniel pushes him off and Tyler bashes his head against a pole and I’m confused again.

Tyler runs home to Mrs. Grayson and tells her that Daniel, after having a few drinks, punched him. Then he flees to the pool house where Nolan is being interrogated by Frank who saw him on surveillance footage from Lydia’s apartment building. Emily, after making a subtle threat to Tyler, enters the pool house with Tyler and finds Nolan on the floor. Nolan tells Emily he’s done helping her and Frank witnesses their intense exchange. The episode ends with Emily sitting on her newly placed front porch swing (I guess that’s the closest she’s going to allow herself to get to Jack…at least for now), with Frank watching from afar – Creeper!

So Tyler keeps pushing the normal boundaries of friendship. Nolan called it quits in his quest to assist Emily, even though it was his last promise to her father. I thought Nolan would be a little less squeamish, but I guess not. And Emily now has, for the first time, a worthy adversary. Looks like things are heating up, let’s just hope we get to see some ass kicking.

The Ominous Quote of the Episode:

Emily: Frank dug his own grave. All we need is Conrad and Victoria to bury him in it.

But I’m thinking Emily will be the one to bury Frank….

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