'Revenge' Recap: Victoria Tries To Turn Daniel Against Emily

Thu, April 19, 2012 3:11am EDT by 5 Comments

The April 18 episode of ‘Revenge’ rewarded patient viewers with the image of Daniel Grayson in a towel. That’s basically all you need to know. Well, not really, but it was pretty important — and very steamy.

Amanda Clarke (Margarita Levieva) was nowhere to be found when Revenge returned from hiatus this week, and the Graysons were still in a frenzy to identify the hooded figure on the beach the night of Tyler’s murder. Eager to pin his murder on someone other than their son Daniel (Josh Bowman), they put together a potential sketch — and the suspect shockingly resembled Jack (Nick Wechsler)! Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) revealed she was willing to frame Jack, or anyone really, in order to have her son acquitted.

Because everyone is really pointing fingers at Amanda for Tyler’s murder, Nolan (Gabriel Mann) convinced Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart) to report on Daniel’s case, since it would be a great conclusion to his previous story about “her” father. But keep in mind, he’s just another piece in Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) “revengenda.”

Back at the correctional facility, Daniel was attacked, receiving a concussion and cracked ribs. Since the conditions were “life-threatening,” he was allowed to return to his comfy home in the Hamptons under house arrest. As Daniel’s case became deeper and more complicated, Nolan tried his best to convince Jack to investigate the bank statement found in Amanda’s jacket. That meant he’d be out of town — and more importantly, away from the Graysons.

While Victoria — aka “Vicky Harper” — encountered an old flame from the past, Emily anonymously contacted Mason, informing him that Victoria was to blame for the tapes that went missing during the fire that burned down his home. In order to help his brother, Declan (Connor Paolo) recanted his statement about the figure on the beach, admitting that Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) fabricated the entire story as a result of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs. With this information, the entire credibility of the Grayson family — as well as Daniel’s defense — was basically ruined. However, this was Mason’s plan all along after he found his interview tapes in Victoria’s house.

Finally, it’s safe to say that Emily looks fantastic as a brunette! She dressed up in one of her many disguises to get information from the man Victoria hires to set up the attack on Daniel so he could leave the correctional facility. Back at the manor, Victoria put a little doubt in Daniel’s mind that Emily had motive to murder Tyler; he did hold her at gunpoint, after all, and the bullets in the murder case did come from her gun. However, Daniel threatened to confess to everything if his mother even thought about trying to blaming his fiancée.

That little bit of doubt may be enough to get Daniel acquitted, but is it enough for him to actually suspect the woman he loves? Drop a comment below with your thoughts on this week’s Revenge, and what you think will happen as we get closer to the season finale!

— Jaymie Bailey