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'Revenge' Recap: Emily Discovers Another Secret — And A Corpse

Wed, May 9, 2012 11:32pm EDT by 1 Comment

Emily is haunted by the ghosts of New Year’s Eve past — and makes a shocking discovery. Just another party at the Grayson’s!

The May 9 episode of Revenge took us back to 2002, right when Amanda (Emily VanCamp) had started reading her father’s journals and discovered the truth. Emily was Amanda, Amanda was Emily, and everyone had really bad hair — except the real Emily, who is just blessed with great hair, whether it’s blonde or brown.

During their annual New Year’s Eve party, in order to learn who threatened to expose the truth, the Graysons invited all of the people involved in framing David Clarke (James Tupper). All the faces Amanda has crossed out with her red sharpie were set to attend this party, and she cleverly worked her way into the serving staff to learn more information.

The flashbacks within the flashback of Victoria (Madeline Stowe) and David finally gave viewers an understanding of their relationship and their love for one another. It’s highly possible that Victoria would have been a little less bitchy had things worked with David, because for once, she actually seemed happy. Another affair was brought to light when Lydia (Amber Valletta) admitted she covered for the Graysons with her testimony because she had a thing for Conrad (Henry Czerny) … and obviously, vice versa.

Conrad and Frank (Max Martini) targeted Roger Halstead, a “true friend” of David’s according to his journal, as a suspect who could have possibly sent a note threatening to expose them as the true culprits of the terrorist attack and David’s murder. In order to keep him quiet forever, Frank took matters into his own hands, and Emily found Roger soaking in a pool of water — and his own blood — in a bathtub. It seems the Graysons have a history of stopping at nothing to keep a secret.

When the episode returned to the present-day Hamptons, Emily and Daniel (Joshua Bowman) were preparing to attend the Graysons’ New Year’s Eve party — and Emily looked forward to chatting with a handful of guests.

There are two episodes left until the end of season, and based on the promos, it looks like Emily finally gets her hands around someone’s neck next week. Will the Graysons finally pay for what they’ve done? Will Emily finally avenge her father’s death?

If all else fails, st least we’ll always remember that a fair amount of revenge was accomplished with a “vodka tonic… hold the tonic.”

— Jaymie Bailey