Let’s face it, Emily Thorne has seen better days.
The last time we saw Emily (Emily VanCamp), she and her revenge plan went overboard. On the Jan. 5 episode of Revenge, we picked up right where the midseason finale left off and Emily has her hands full — even if her mind appeared to be empty.
S.O.S. Emily Thorne
Emily was completely blindsided when her new husband Daniel (Joshua Bowman) pulled the trigger on the gun pointed at her. The injured bride fell off the boat and Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Aiden (Barry Sloane) found her wedding dress floating ashore. So, what happened to Emily?!
It turns out she resurfaced at a nearby buoy where she had placed an emergency case, but due to her injuries, she couldn’t muster the energy to reach it. She pressed the tracker placed on her garter, alerting Aiden to her whereabouts.
Aiden and Jack were beyond worried, and Jack started blaming himself — as he should — for the deadline he placed on her plan. Aiden told him to find Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and fill him in on the travesty, which left Aiden to come to the rescue. (Yay!)
Emily found her way to a fisherman’s boat, where she was bleeding out, until Aiden discovered his injured paramore and tried to take her to a hospital. Emily wanted to leave the Hamptons and run off happily ever after with Aiden, but he knew she wouldn’t live to see that, so he went against her wishes and alerted the fisherman.
Meanwhile, the Graysons were running around trying to find out what really happened on the boat. Conrad (Henry Czerny) wanted more helicopters in the air searching for Emily, while Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) started pointing the finger at Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), and Daniel just stood aside brooding. Victoria adamantly denied shooting her daughter-in-law, but wouldn’t answer any more questions without a lawyer.
While Daniel and the detective talked, they found out Emily had been discovered and was alive. Of course, the police didn’t want Victoria anywhere near Emily — and rightfully so.
The Three Musketeers
Nolan, Jack, and Aiden had a pow-wow about the catastrophic turn of events. Nolan was very worried about his BFF, and they were all afraid that the Graysons would finish the job. Nolan said it won’t happen on his watch, since he basically owns the hospital, so Aiden sent Jack on a mission to find out what Margaux (Karine Vanasse) knows.
When questioned, she handed over memory cards to the police — but kept a few of her own! What is she up to?
Nolan headed to the hospital to see Emily — only to be stopped by Victoria and Patrick (Justin Hartley). “Emily is my family,” Nolan told Victoria. He tried to get Patrick to help him out, but to no avail. Since Nolan always has a plan B, he left a smart phone that allowed him to hack into the internal server of the hospital. They discovered that Emily has amnesia, but Aiden thought she was just faking it to buy some time.
Nolan and Aiden came up with a plan to move her to a safe house, which meant they just had to find a way to sneak past the Graysons — and that was easier said than done.
Who Am I?
Daniel put on a brave face going into Emily’s room. He was prepared for the worst, but came out with the best: Emily doesn’t remember anything — at all!
Aiden tried to sneak in and rescue Emily, but when he entered her room, she didn’t know who he was! (Seriously, how do you forget that beautiful face?!) Anyway, Emily called for help, but Aiden was gone before anyone saw him.
This is not good. Not good at all.
Charlotte spent some time by Emily’s side, and Emily dug herself a serious hole. Charlotte said Emily was her inspiration and wondered where she got all her strength from, to which Emily said she got everything from her father.
“His name is David. David Clarke,” Emily said. And with that, mouths all across America dropped.
Thankfully, Charlotte went to see Jack to talk about Emily’s confession rather than her family. Jack anxiously told her to forget about it. He said Emily was confused, that’s all. But she kept on, insisting that Emily seemed so sure of it. (Just stop, Charlotte. Seriously.)
It’s Framing Time
Daniel admitted to Victoria that he shot Emily, attributing it to Sarah’s suicide attempt and his own drunkenness. In order to divert the attention away from the family, Victoria decided she had to frame someone else on the boat: Lydia (Amber Valletta)!
Victoria set up a meeting with Margaux, and she showed Victoria pictures from the boat at the time of the shooting. Lydia wasn’t in any of them, which was music to Victoria’s ears. After an epic cat fight between the two loves of Conrad Grayson, Victoria persuaded Conrad to frame Lydia — and surprisingly, he did her bidding.
Conrad fed Lydia some nonsense about trusting him and he sent her away. (That was easy!)
Meanwhile, back at the hospital, a nurse started to inject what looked like poison in Emily’s IV. (What and why?!) Fortunately, Jack and Charlotte stepped back into the room just in time.
It turns out Aiden knew the nurse, and her name is Niko (Stephanie Jacobsen). He reminded her not to trust the Graysons, so does that means she’s in on some plan of Aiden’s? Oh, and she kissed him! This is sure to spice things up.
Jack and Emily talked, which was sweet. He even gave her a necklace that the faux-Amanda had! He kissed her and whispered that he wanted Emily to come back to him.
As Jack headed out, Emily had major flashbacks. She remembered her identity and told Jack that Daniel shot her! (Daniel better watch it…)
— Avery Thompson