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'Revenge' Recap: Does Emily Have A Secret Sibling?

Thu, January 12, 2012 12:05am EDT by Andy Swift 5 Comments
Courtesy of ABC

One of the most popular ‘Revenge’ theories was confirmed on the Jan. 11 episode, but it’s how the reveal was executed that had me going like :-O

One of my favorite characters made its triumphant return to Revenge on the Jan. 11 episode — and no, I’m talking about crazy-pants Tyler (Ashton Holmes.) I’m referring to Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) precious red Sharpie pen, which she used to circle her next victim: The man who made millions off her father’s wrongful imprisonment. And there was plenty of ink to spill.

She set her sights on Leo Treadwell (Roger Bart), the journalist who reported her father’s story. Well, “journalist” might be too kind a term. Specifically, he’s the scumbag who pretended to want to help prove David’s innocence, but in reality published a book that, as Emily said, “may as well have been written by the Graysons.”

Meanwhile, Daniel (Josh Bowman) learned the only way to get to his trust fun before turning 30 would be to get married. I guess that explains why he and Emily get engaged so quickly. Let’s just hope he stays alive long enough to enjoy his dollars!

Despite Emily’s best efforts, which included using Amanda (Margarita Levieva) to pressure Leo into coming clean, Leo stood by his precious Graysons. So Emily did the only logical thing: She broke into Leo’s house, stole the recordings he used to write his book, and then burned that muthaf—–g house to the ground! Have I mentioned how much I love this girl?

The episode ended with the biggest shock of the night — actually, make that the biggest shock of the series: While watching one of Leo’s recorded interviews with David, Emily learned that David and Victoria had a secret daughter.

A daughter… named Charlotte (Christa B. Allen)! That might explain why Victoria once said she wished Charlotte had never been born. Sad.

OK, let’s talk: Did you see the big paternity twist coming? And more importantly, do you believe David was telling the truth? It seems to make sense, but let’s not forget — nothing is what it seems on Revenge. Drop your thoughts in the comments section below!

— Andy Swift

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