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

Thu, April 19, 2012 3:11am EST 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

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Posted at 1:56 PM on April 19, 2012  

The Victoria-Painter story arc did not work for me either, it really comes out of the blue, it’s like they are trying to keep Victoria busy with some other uninteresting story, as if she was not busy enough with all her bitching.

I forgot to say earlier that I really love Emily and the end of that episode was just great, the way she kicks this guy’s ass, it’s like she’s lost control, luv it. I just hope that she will destroy little Vicky. She’s too old and botoxed anyway.

I love how Tradwell managed to shut her up, even if we all know it won’t be for good.

But I agree, this espisode was not nearly as good as the previous one. I expected more after such a long break.

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Posted at 11:33 AM on April 19, 2012  

A decent, but unspectacular episode back. The Victoria stuff didn’t really work for me (more on why in our recap), but – like Cesar says – hopefully things will continue to pick up as we move towards the finale.

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Posted at 10:25 AM on April 19, 2012  

OMG!! is Emily/Amanda a real badass or what???? that final scene came out of nowhere, just like she sdvertised a couple of weeks ago “I’m just getting started…”.
I also loved how she saw through Victoria’s plan to get Daniel out of jail, again, don’t mess with Emily.
And speaking of Queen Victoria, she turned out to be a real slut, first David Clarke and now this painter guy? in this episode we did get to see a lot more of what these ladies are made of, it will be a fierce battle.
Really worth the wait, season finale is shaping up to be a jaw dropper.

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Posted at 11:01 AM on April 19, 2012  

She is a real badass!!! I’m beginning to wonder if this painter guy might be Daniels father. He said “you left and then married the rich guy. Also I believe that Emily’s father is not dead and her mother too.

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Posted at 6:24 AM on April 19, 2012  

I really grew fond of Revenge through the episodes even if it’s a little bit far-fetched at times.

To Me Daniel is weak and never sees the big picture, he was manipulated by his mother his whole life, by Tyler at University and he only rebelled to let himself be manipulated by his fiancée. He’s cute but totally dumb and he will never suspect Emily, not really because if he does, she’ll just make something up in a flash, some excuse that will reassure him and will make him feel safe again.

I did not think I could dislike Victoria more than I already did but I actually do after this new episode. A lot of people can be nasty, impatient or manipulative but she’s all that times 100, she’s like a corrosive gas and she just won’t question herself, her acts and their impact on her life but most importantly on the life of her children. Conrad he’s right, she’s the sole responsible for what her children are currently going through. She does not try to fix, she just want things to go her way.

Charlotte is to me the only real victim (Jack too maybe). She’s going through hell through no fault of her own and nobody seems to care, less of all Victoria who instead of patching things up with her prefers to blame her for Daniel’s situation. Charlotte is really all alone even though she’s the only one to be truly honest.

No idea what’s going to happen next and I prefer not to know .

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