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revenge recapping: penance

Previously on Revenge: illusion

The Board, Victoria, Daniel

Don’t get confused, the devil’s in white.

Aiden and Daniel are still in full swing trying to get Grayson Global into Daniel’s hand. Aiden decides to step outside the box on this one and ask Nolan directly for the proof. With a little prompting and a reminder that this is his best shot at protecting Emily, Nolan hands over the proof. Daniel and Aiden work fast, as Ashley keeps Conrad distracted by the event Daniel pitches his leadership to the board and one member of the initiative who probably shouldn’t even be there. We don’t know the exact outcome, but we can assume that with the punch he was packing, the board will likely pass to Daniel…and The Initiative will have stake in NolCorp.

Conrad and Victoria are becoming more and more unified as of late. They are both terrified of what The Initiative is going to do and though they may not be able to stop them, have decided to try and take their former allies and now adversaries down with them. When Mason confesses all to Cara, she goes after Victor and Conrad and in what they think are their last moments they grab each other’s hands. Luckily for them Aiden grabs Cara out of the room and he and Emily send her away.

Mason Treadwell

Emily may have screwed me over, but I’ll come out on top…..

As Treadwell continues to sift through the wreckage and  figure out Amanda and Emily’s connection he continues to dig his own grave. He confronts Emily with his version of the truth, that Emily and Amanda were lovers at Allenwood and Amanda has pulled Emily into this journey. Emily doesn’t scare too easily with Mason’s story, but Amanda sure does. After panicking to Emily, who tells her to stand down. Amanda starts a plan of her own and goes to Mason Treadwell’s house to tell him the truth. But she’s ready to kill him. Emily catches wind of what Amanda’s about to do just in time and then confesses everything to Mason, enlisting his help to get her mother out of town. Mason, naturally, screws it all up in favor of clearing his own guilt, but he gets his in the end. Emily frames him for Gordon Murphy’s murder and tells him to take the fault in exchange for full exoneration and the chance to write her story when it’s all over.

When Emily returns from her visit with Mason, Aiden is waiting for her. His concern prompts Emily to throw herself in his arms, finally.


  • Aiden and Emily will start working together against the Initiative, while Emily puts her revenge on the backburner…kind of.
  • Daniel will take over Grayson Global and the Initiative will salivate over the power NolCorp now give them

Nolan: “You might have mentioned that Hey Nolan, this one time at Revenge Camp, I met this fellow avenger, and guess where he’s going to be summering?””

Emily: “As much as we both enjoy the sound of your voice, Mason, why don’t you just get to the point?”

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revenge recapping: forgiveness/illusion

Previously on Revenge: Intuition


So Kara, Amanda’s mom, is kind of weird. And by ‘kind of’ I mean totally and by ‘weird’ I mean psycho. After falling into Aiden’s open arms upon remembering the truth, Emily’s first reaction was, rightfully, bitch has gotta go. Though still worried about Amanda’s recovery, Emily is more worried that her mother might mistakenly kill her. Which would be no good.

Kara and Victoria

i’m surprised those roses don’t wither and die upon your touch

Amanda/Emily’s mom and resident psycho visits Victoria, greeting her with a hug that had me thinking “WTF?!” Victoria invites her to a sleepover at the Grayson’s humble abode, how thoughtful. Her ulterior motive? Find out how this woman is still alive. Oh hey, I know that one!  White Haired Man Gordon was in love with her. GASP! Kara, however seems to be set on making amends with Amanda, who is told by Emily to send her mother packing. But she can’t. Kara’s heartfelt speech about forgiveness has Amanda saying the words Emily can’t. And Kara will live to see another episode.

Kara, Mason, Emily

oh good, my psycho mom and that nosy reporter talking, just what I need

In the other sides of this episode, Padma is investigating David Clarke’s connection to Nolcorp, still not sure of her motive. And our favorite expose journalist, Mason Treadwell, has returned. Curious, naturally, about Kara Clarke’s return from the dead. Jack takes on a partner for the stowaway. And big shocker, in order to get out of testifying against each other, Conrad and Victoria agree to get married….again.


  • Kara will go apeshit on somebody.
  • Still banking on Emily and Aiden starting something
  • Padma’s investigation isn’t over just yet
  • Mason’s return will do some damage


Nolan: “I know I’ve been AWOL, but I just became an uncle. Well, one of those non-uncle uncles, like Kracker or Fester.”

Kara: “So smart to build it right on the ocean, you can see your enemies coming.”


if i stop smiling, they won’t buy it

Mason is digging for dirt and, well, come damn near close to getting a hand full of gold. Amanda and Emily begin to go over details that Mason will use to confuse Amanda and get the truth out. The discuss the scar which Mason is so interested in. But you just know that, like a dog with a bone, Mason is not gonna let this hunch go.

Padma’s investigation has given Daniel an idea and with the help of Aiden, who I think is just pretending, but its impossible to tell. Daniel hoping to gain control of Nolcorp by finding the connection between David Clarke and Nolan’s company. So far, not much has come of it, but you know that this is bound to turn into something more.

Victoria and Conrad’s wedding was a beautiful, loving, and peaceful affair that had everyone swooning. Oh I’m sorry, this is Revenge, not a chick flick. Obviously the wedding couldn’t go off without a hitch. And that hitch came in the form of Conrad’s arrest for the murder of Gordon Murphy, which he was framed for by the lovely revengetress herself, Emily Thorne. Despite the hard evidence, Conrad is released, so long as he agrees to help The Initiative with their next task. Hold onto to your seats, this task is still to come.

In other news, Jack, who two episodes ago wanted nothing to do with Amanda, got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes, of course. That’s sure to implode shortly. Declan and Charlotte are back together, cause it worked out so well the first time. And….Mason Treadwell, with his bone clenched tightly between his teeth, has developed a hunch about how Emily Thorne fits into the web.


  • Mason won’t get to spread his discovery too far before he’s eliminated.
  • Aiden and Emily will discover what Conrad/The Initiative is up to
  • Aiden and Emily will finally do it…pretty please?


Emily: “If we choose to, we can live in a world of comforting illusions. We can allow ourselves to be deceived by self-realities. Or we can use them to hide our true intentions.”

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

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