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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: perception

Previously on Revenge: Commitment

Daniel and Emily

The invitations are out and rather fancy. Queen Victoria and King Conrad seem hesitant about the invitations, thought Charlotte is pleased. Nolan is questioning Emily’s decision to press forward with her plot for revenge, but with the recent developments and lies Emily cannot be deterred. Over at the Porterhouse, Oh HELLO Jack’s arms! Please show yourselves more often. Sorry, back to the episode, Jack discovers a conrad tape under his bed. It’s the interview between Mason Treadwell and Amanda Clarke. Will this lead Jack to the real Amanda? Prob not. Jack’s grandpa shows up to express his displeasure in the divorce.

Nolan and Jack

Emily finds out that Jack as one of the tapes after he leaves a message on Amanda’s phone. Nolan takes on the task of retrieving the tape, thought I suspect he won’t do it. It’s family portrait time at the Grayson’s house and everyone is wearing white. Ironic. King Conrad confront Queen Victoria about his father’s sudden involvement in their divorce. Queen Victoria uses it as a threat and leverages what she wants. Jack won’t let Nolan have the tape so Emily calls Amanda for back up. Amanda and Emily discuss what they’re going to do about Jack.

Two Grayson’s walk into a bar….the Porterhouse to be exact. And one little bird walks into a disgruntled Graysons’ hotel room. But none of that is too interesting. What’s more interesting is when a scorned ex-lover, Jack, confronts his imposter childhood sweetheart, Amanda. Between tears and harsh words she asks for the tape, which jack refuses to give up. Emily presses Amanda to go after him, but she refuses. Emily turns back to Nolan to get the tape.

Victoria and Grandpa Grayson

There’s another Grayson party complete with fancy dresses and a concert pianist. While the Grayson’s are enjoying their lavish lifestyle, Nolan is showing Jack the Amanda interview tape. Ummm, I’m pretty sure that’s not what Emily wanted. Tsk tsk. Jack looks a little psycho after that, which could explain the moment on the beach in the first episode.  We get a brief break from the drama with a touching moment between King Conrad and Charlotte, which Emily witnesses. She rethinks her plan of exposing Charlotte’s paternity to her. Then in a swift move back to the drama, Jack is banging on Amanda’s hotel door exclaiming that he saw the tape and doesn’t care. Amanda calls Emily about it and tells her she is no longer listening to what she says. She runs after Jack, but is too late. He is already on his way to the Grayson mansion where he confront Victoria and exposes a whole bunch of truths. By the end of the dinner Charlotte knows who her real father is and Daniel know his mother wasn’t raped. Queen Victoria is looking pretty vulnerable now and Emily is looking pretty pleased.

Emily

King Conrad and his father argue about KC conduct in dealing with his family. His father tells KC its time to step down and let Daniel take over. Emily calls Jack to check that he hasn’t seen Amanda. But Emily finds out just where Amanda’s been when she comes home to find her Infinity Box is missing.

Prepare yourself for next week’s explosive episode. It’s gonna be epic.

Thoughts/Predictions

  • Amanda will be the one who shot Daniel, though Jack will heroically take the fall.
  • Daniel won’t die, but Amanda’s actions against him will put another revenge plot in motion.
  • Every episode is better than the last.

Quotes

Charlotte: “We can’t all be Greysons.” (Ohhh the irony.)

Emily: “It could be nothing or it could be Pandora’s box.” (A bit of foreshadowing, I think)

Nolan: “Fire and Ice. Subtle. Was fire and brimstone not available?”

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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: loyalty

Emily

This show keeps heating up and just when you think things are going to go one way it makes a sharp left turn and derails all your predictions. There were a lot of new developments in the past few episodes and they’re all coming to a head. The girl Emily switched identities with is sticking around and taking on the life that Emily probably should’ve stuck with, instead of this road of Revenge. Not that I’m complaining, since this makes for a much better show.

Master Satoshi and Emily

Last week we met Master Satoshi, her apparent trainer on this path for Revenge. This week we got to see a little of his training as he and Emily fought atop a cliff and he preached to her about the task ahead. If we really take a look at it, not much has been done in the form of taking out her enemies since the therapist. Frank, though on the list and taken out, was disposed of by Amanda Clarke, and not in an Emily approved way. Not gonna lie I’m a little disappointed by that one, I think an Emily/Frank showdown would’ve been interesting. So her Master is right to point her ahead in the task. She’s slowed down to deal with complications and it’s time to pick up speed again, especially since we’re nearing the end of the summer and the place the show started.

Nolan and Tyler

Tyler, ever the complication, is becoming even more ruthless. And I’m still a little confused by his actions. Remember that time when he put Daniel to bed, after drugging him, and it looked like he tried to kiss Daniel? What was the purpose of that? I thought, in that moment, that Tyler’s games were all to win Daniel over, but now that doesn’t seem to be the case. Tyler has his sights set on Grayson Global and large chunks of money, not Daniel Grayson and his smoking hot bod. And more confusing than that, he wants Ashley to be a part of this. Seriously Tyler, aren’t you gay? Or is Ashley another pawn? You’re confusing me! But I guess that’s what the writers what: constant confusion that will keep us tuned in. And then Tyler appeared to be falling for Nolan, or Nolan appeared to be falling for Tyler and then that got screwed up because the Hooker felt betrayed….are we serious about this? So anyway, Tyler lost his deal with Nolan Ross because of the sex tape that Emily told Daniel about, but kept his job because he figured out the David Clarke scam. Well played Tyler. Unfortunately for Emily, Tyler’s going to be sticking around. However, oddly enough, they’re kind of on the same side, though they don’t know it.

Amanda and Emily

Emily is trying to keep Amanda Clarke under control, while letting her feel like she has free rein. It’s a tricky balance with Amanda, but Emily seems to have a good feel for it. She gives Amanda a notebook that has the secrets to her past with Jack. But I’m pretty sure at some point the memories will be false and Amanda will be exposed as a fraud. For now though Emily has to get her to trust the notebook. Emily also introduced Amanda to Daniel, which of course means that eventually Queen Victoria will know Amanda Clarke is in the vicinity. Emily just has to be patient, but not for long, because Queen Victoria overhears Daniel mention Amanda Clarke on the phone. You could almost see the wheels turning in Queen Victoria’s head.

Queen Victoria and King Conrad’s union is coming to an end. King Conrad has filed for divorce and the lawyer he sought out for counsel turned him down, favoring Queen Victoria instead.  That lawyer is the same one who cancelled David Clarke’s appeal and is going to be Emily’s next victim. Looks like Queen Victoria is going to have to look for a lawyer pretty soon.

At Master Satoshi’s urging and abandonment, Emily is getting back on task. Though she lost Nolan, her only ally, she’ll carry on and probably succeed. If we hadn’t already seen a glimpse of the future in the first episode I’d wager that Nolan would be back on Emily’s side soon enough, but it looks like it might take some time for Nolan to return. Only time will tell.

Dramatically Ominous Quotes

One thing you can count on; I never forget.” -Emily

True loyalty takes years to build and only seconds to destroy.” -Emily

Her voice-overs are just full of wisdom!

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