Revenge Ep14: “Perception”


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It’s official. I’ve finally caught up with these recaps. Not too soon either since the Engagement Party episode is tonight which we have all been waiting for.

Everyone had received their tickets for the “Fire & Ice Ball” as Victoria has named the party. Engagement photos are taken, dinner with Grandpa Grayson occurs and the secret of Charlotte is announced.  Even in a flashback, you see that Emily has known Daniel for a long time, back in his college days.

While Amanda Clarke has left the “Revenge” party, Jack is nursing his broken heart with the Treadwell tape found under his bed. He asks Nolan to find something to play it on. Jack does not let it out of his hands. He calls Amanda and tells her if she wants it back, she has to meet him. Emily still the owner of the phone, hears this message and decides for Amanda to come back into the game. Amanda between tears at a Riverhead hotel explains to him, “The little girl you loved isn’t me.” Jack still does not hand over the tape.

Nolan tells Emily that he has a way to demagnetize the tape to get rid of the footage, but he isn’t sure if he is willing to do this. In the end, he lets Jack see the small conversation between Amanda and Treadwell. She explains how her Dad loved the lady with the black hair. The lady would definitely help. Jack obviously knows this is not true. Amanda learns that he has watched it and passes the information on to Emily. This could be the reason that Nolan and Emily have an disagreement at the engagement party.

Before Jack comes into the picture, Victoria tries to hold a civil dinner with her father-in-law who absolutely adores her. Declan is also invited to dinner because Victoria is trying to be the best for Charlotte after all that Conrad has done to his daughter. Victoria for once tells Conrad, this is between you and me. You need to apologize to your daughter, it isn’t her fault.

Ashley sees Conrad before the dinner for a list of invitees for the engagement party, but  Conrad wants to know what the part Ashley wants to play in this game. He warns her that she is playing for the wrong side.

Conrad after all,  decides to try to make it up to Charlotte. Conrad gives Charlotte a big speech about being strong whatever comes her way. At first in the episode, we are led to believe that Emily will be the one who will spoil her half-sister’s life. She has a burned DVD to place in Charlotte’s vantage point, but instead she retracts this idea. What a nice sisterly deed.

However, a mess is made surely when Jack comes stomping through the house. Jack asks to Victoria, “What did you do to make her run away? You did nothing. You could’ve saved her.”

No one has any idea of what’s going on. Daniel thinks Jack is lying. Eventually Victoria must tell the truth as does Conrad.  Daniel can’t believe his mother lied about her relationship. Grandpa Grayson is not pleased. He wishes that his son could’ve just kept it in the business. Grandpa wants Conrad to step down as CEO and Daniel to step up. Charlotte is horrified, runs away to the Stowaway and drinks away her hurt in the form of tequila. She tells Declan, “I have no father. He is dead.”

The most important part of this episode comes when Emily walks into her house. A light is on where her infinity box is usually hidden, but it is gone. In its place is a RSVP card for “Fire and Ice” party and this mysterious person will be attending.  I’m desperate to know who found her out! Aren’t you?

 

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Revenge Ep7: “Charade”


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Conrad and Victoria Grayson are celebrating their 25th anniversary, can you believe it? I don’t think they can either. A New York Times reporter comes to interview them and they try to act very much in love like the ice king and queen would. The reporter also interviews Daniel. When Daniel doesn’t let slip who he is dating, Tyler is very helpful in this part.

Franks Story Angle:

Back at Emily’s house, Frank is waiting for her. He finds her gun and wants her to talk. Emily says she will pay him, but that isn’t what he wants.As he leaves, Emily calls the warden and explains her problem. Frank reemerges at the hospital where Victoria is. He promises to redeem himself to her.

Frank goes of to Allenwood, a juvenile maximum correctional center  where he found out Emily went.  That was confidential, but “he broke the sealed records”. The warden tells him he needs a warrant for what else he may want. Franks does not follow the rules and comes back later at night. He does not play nice and picks the locks. He realizes that Emily Thorne is not who she appears to be. The file for Emily Thorne holds the picture of a different girl.

He traces this girl to a strip club where the girl is posing as Amanda Clarke. He tells her where Emily is. She tells him they can go together. Frank calls Victoria and warns that Emily who is not who she appears to be. Too bad, Amanda whacks Frank on the back of the head. She drives his car back to the island to meet Emily. Oh won’t Emily be so surprised?

Relationship Angle:

Emily will be surprised, but first she must see through the Grayson’s 25th anniversary intimate dinner which turns more into a dinner where Declan Porter who Charlotte invited, can’t control himself. He is bitter that Emily can’t see what she means to Jack. She had stopped by earlier in the day and gave him a  mariner’s compass for fixing her porch swing. That’s not just a friend’s gift.

The only person missing from this little rendezvous is Tyler. Tyler is busy talking things over with Nolan. Nolan learns that Tyler has had a restraining order against a Leslie Montgomery who turns out to be a dude.  The talking eventually leads to the bedroom where Nolan enjoys himself. Emily will not be pleased when she finds out.

At the end, Daniel and Emily are sitting on the porch swing. Daniel says “I Love you” to Emily as she strokes the swing that is a memory of her past.

Side notes:

  • Nolan has a bodyguard now whose name is Big Ed
  • Lydia wakes up from her coma, has amnesia.
  • Conrad moves out
  • Daniel and Emily are on the other side of the fold of the paper. Jack and Emily are not amused.