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'Revenge' Recap: Emily Gets A Scary Invitation — Written With Her Own Sharpie

Wed, February 8, 2012 11:34pm EDT by Andy Swift 9 Comments
Courtesy of ABC

Is nothing sacred? Someone will pay for using Emily’s beloved writing instrument!

Among other things, the Feb. 8 episode of Revenge solidified one fact: the Graysons should never eat as a family — ever again. During what I can only describe as the most intense meal I’ve ever witnessed, Daniel (Josh Bowman) learned about his mother’s affair, Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) learned about her true paternity, and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) learned she’s not as tough as she thinks she is.

And the Graysons weren’t the only ones who became privy to new information this week. Jack (Nick Wechsler) discovered Treadwell’s recorded interview with a wee little Amanda (Emily VanCamp), but because he still thinks “Amanda” (Margarita Levieva) is Amanda, he and his bloody lip busted into the Grayson’s dinner and put Victoria in her place.

The ending, as always, provided the biggest jolt. Emily returned home after her awkward dinner with the Graysons to find that, not only had someone been in her house, but they’d made their way into her secret floor compartment. She found her invitation to Victoria’s Fire and Ice Ball inside, with “Will Attend” checked off in her own red Sharpie!

We don’t know who broke into Emily’s house, but the minute she saw that note, I smelled weasel– aka Tyler (Ashton Holmes)!

But the episode wasn’t just a major turning point for many of the show’s characters. As a viewer, my perception of several characters — particularly Charlotte and “Amanda” — changed big time. I’ll be the first to admit I’d basically written them off as being forgettable, despite their relevance to the plot, but I’m pretty invested in them both now. Especially if Charlotte decides to booze it up like she appears to be. I loves me a train wreck.

Now give me YOUR thoughts on this week’s episode: Who do you think Broke into Emily’s house? And based on the previews for next week, do you think Daniel is really going to die? See you in the comments section!

— Andy Swift

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