There’s only one episode left until the ‘Revenge’ finale, and the penultimate episode on May 4 proved there is going to be one epic showdown.
Brace yourselves, Revenge fans. The May 4 episode of the soapy drama featured every twist and turn you could imagine. Charlotte’s (Christa B. Allen) kidnapper was revealed, the investigation into Pascal’s (Olivier Martinez) death continued and one Grayson family member was taken down — for good! Read on for all the scoop!
‘Revenge’ Recap: Held Hostage
At the end of last week’s episode, Charlotte was kidnapped on the beach and the episode picked up right where we left off. This week, the kidnapper handcuffed Charlotte and then went into a room and revealed himself as Aiden (Barry Sloane)! To add even more crazy, Emily (Emily VanCamp) was behind the whole thing!
Conrad (Henry Czerny) was given a live feed of Charlotte. Emily wanted Conrad and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) to confess about the bombing of Flight 197 and David Clarke’s (James Tupper) innocence. Nolan (Gabriel Mann) was shocked that Emily had went through with her crazy plan with Charlotte. The plan was a bit radical and he wanted assurance that they weren’t doing something completely crazy. Emily said she would never hurt Charlotte, but if Nolan didn’t trust her then he could beat it. She wanted Conrad and Victoria behind bars, by the end of the night.
Upon learning of Charlotte’s kidnapping, Emily had Conrad in the palm of her hand. She forced him to comply by showing him a severed ear he believed to be Charlotte’s. Despite it looking like Charlotte was being beaten by her kidnappers, Nolan had used Javier’s (Henri Esteve) Myclone app to make it seem so.
Nolan asked Emily what she would do when she finally took down Conrad and Victoria. Emily had no idea. She had created Emily Thorne as a way for her not to feel the pain the Graysons had caused. “I have no idea who Amanda Clarke is anymore,” she said.
Charlotte was given quite a show of what her parents were truly made of. Emily showed Charlotte all the families that perished on Flight 197. Emily told her that Conrad had laundered money for terrorists and both Conrad and Victoria had chosen David to cover their tracks. Charlotte flipped when Emily showed footage of Declan, which made her realize Conrad had him killed. However, Emily’s trip down memory lane was shortened when Jack (Nick Wechsler) showed up! He was furious with Emily for pulling Charlotte into her plan. Even Aiden asked Emily to let up when Charlotte started having a panic attack. Jack threatened to blow the whistle on all of them if they kicked him out. Emily assured them all that Charlotte would be fine.
‘Revenge’ Recap: To Pascal, With Love
Meanwhile, Victoria was mourning Pascal’s death and Daniel (Joshua Bowman) was worried about his mother. Victoria didn’t want Daniel’s pity and she vowed that Conrad and Emily would pay for what they had done. Daniel and Victoria started to put together pieces of Emily’s alleged involvement with Pascal’s death from a suspicious look they shared before Pascal’s death and the ghost number that Pascal had been talking, which had been disconnected.
An investigator, Agent Hosko (Tyler Jacob Moore), was now on the Pascal case. Margaux (Karine Vanasse) wanted justice for her father’s death. Hosko told Margaux about Pascal wearing a wire and that he wasn’t working with the police. All Margaux knew was that Pascal didn’t trust Conrad and there was something more to his death. Daniel stopped by to check on her and she was in investigative mode. He asked her if she thought Conrad killed her father and she said yes. Surprisingly, Daniel agreed with her. Things were already looking suspicious because all the security footage of the helipad was out of order the night of Pascal’s death, but one camera showed Emily exiting the roof!
Victoria knew something wasn’t right concerning Charlotte’s kidnapping and she demanded answers. After obtaining baby Carl’s hair and Charlotte’s blood, Victoria sent it off to the lab. Later, after Conrad had called a press conference about Charlotte, Victoria asked if he concocted the whole act to get her to confess. Conrad had planned their statements so that if and when they did confess, their confessions would be made inadmissible because of duress. (Smart move, Conrad.)
With a little nudge from Daniel, Agent Hosko took Emily to the station to talk about Pascal and Conrad. He showed the footage of her leaving the roof and said the photographer had no pictures of her from the party. There was also a partial print on the wire Pascal was wearing and he wanted Emily’s fingerprints. Daniel told him that he’d find it all in Emily’s juvy file. Daniel thought he had one-upped his ex-wife, but Emily had switched her prints with faux-Amanda’s a long time ago.
‘Revenge’ Recap: Saving Souls & Letting Go
Nolan hacked the police database to buy Emily some time. Aiden headed to the city and asked Jack to help with Charlotte. Jack initially refused, but Aiden convinced him. Aiden knew Jack was worried about Emily and said his relationship with Emily wasn’t working. “I have to let her go,” Aiden said. However, for some reason, Jack couldn’t. Jack wanted the Amanda Clarke he once knew and Aiden claimed that the only way that would happen is if her plan succeeded.
Jack stayed to keep an eye on Charlotte, but her crying broke Jack. He told her to put on her blindfold and he took her back to where she was taken and let her go.
Aiden helped stall the police for Nolan and Emily. While Daniel was taunting Emily, Aiden punched him! As Daniel followed Aiden to press charges, Margaux showed up and was angry that Daniel went to the authorities about Emily without telling her. Daniel believed Conrad and Emily were working together, but Margaux thought Daniel was just trying to get back at Emily. Later, Margaux was still upset about all the horror in her life. Daniel confessed that abandoning his soul was the only way he could cope with his family’s madness. He told Margaux not to lose her sould, because he might need her to save his. (Aw!)
Since Agent Hosko had nothing on Emily, he let her go. “I’m certain someone dangerous is hiding underneath that pretty little socialite head of yours,” he told Emily. He said it wasn’t Emily that should be concerned about Daniel, but vice versa.
‘Revenge’ Recap: One Down, One To Go
Charlotte came back to the house and returned with a vengeance. She confronted Conrad all about his evil doings. Conrad laughed it off. He told her that his love for her was so profound that he was going to confess everything for her. He said she was ungrateful and threatened to “erase” her if she went to the authorities. “I have the power to take you out anytime I want!” he screamed. However, it was Conrad who was about to be obliterated, because Emily had put a wire on Charlotte and had the confession broadcast to the world! (Emily did it. She really did it.)
Victoria celebrated the end of Conrad’s reign of evil. Conrad assured her that he would be pulling any and all skeletons out of her closet. He knew Charlotte wasn’t willingly involved because she was absolutely shocked at the broadcast and Conrad wanted to know if Victoria had sent the live feed. Before answering, Conrad was arrested and taken to jail.
Emily and Aiden relaxed after a successful day. Aiden thought they should celebrate Conrad’s defeat, but Emily said the war wasn’t over. She still had to take down Victoria. This quickly transcended into a conversation about Emily and Aiden’s relationship. “We belong together,” Aiden said. “I know,” Emily replied. They kissed, but Jack cut them off. (Poor Jack.) He was surprised they were still together after Aiden’s heart-to-heart earlier. But that wasn’t the main reason Jack had come to visit.
First, he wanted to know how Emily knew Charlotte would be the key to taking down Conrad. Emily knew that once Charlotte had learned everything, that she would confront Conrad. Conrad had already called the press conference and Emily just needed them there to broadcast the feed. Then, Jack revealed the David Clarke situation. He told Emily all about the letters and the ring with David’s initials. Emily looked blindsided when she realized that her father’s ring was right in front of her.
Daniel went to Victoria after Charlotte’s return and Conrad’s arrest. Victoria made Daniel promise that he would never tell Charlotte about her refusing the ransom demand. The kidnapper had wanted Victoria to confess for everything, but Victoria knew she was on to something. She discovered that Carl and Charlotte weren’t related, which meant that the real Amanda Clarke was still out there.
Conrad got his first visitor in prison and it was none other than Emily! Conrad was shocked to find out that Emily had been behind it all and asked why. “In memory of David and Amanda Clarke,” she said. He asked about Victoria and Emily said she wasn’t finished with her plan yet!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Revenge? Did you cheer when Emily finally took down Conrad? Will Victoria confront Emily about her true identity? Are you excited for the finale? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson