Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Mackenzie Bronk1
The juiciest, most addictive new drama of the past year, Revenge, returned this week after a hiatus with an episode full of complexity and salaciousness. We left off in the last episode with Daniel in jail for Tyler’s murder, and Amanda Clarke missing in action. The Grayson’s are convinced that Amanda had something to do with his death, but Emily is the only one that knows the complete truth. While Daniel did fire the first shot at Tyler, Takeda came up behind him, knocked him out, and then finished the job. Emily cannot come forward about Takeda without implicating herself. She is now forced to take sides as she juggles who to defend and support in the case. With Amanda out of the picture for the time being, she must choose if she wants to defend Jack or Daniel, as both are suspected in Tyler’s murder case.
Even though Emily agreed that she has become too emotionally involved with Daniel (and with Jack), she still helped the Grayson’s do everything they could to get Daniel out of jail. Emily had the brilliant idea of re-hiring Mason Treadwell to help spin the news so it wouldn’t seem like Daniel’s guilty. She had Nolan Ross go convince him that Amanda Clarke was involved, knowing that Mason had a vendetta against her. Ashley set up a website for Mason called The Treadwell Report (which is actually available online for those interested) so that he could share his news on a broader scale. Meanwhile, Victoria hatched one of her most devilish schemes ever. In order to get her son released from jail, she had him beaten to a pulp so that they could claim the jail wasn’t a safe environment for him (twisted!). After a few broken ribs and some major bruising, Daniel was able to come home and stay there under house arrest. However, Victoria wasn’t there when he gets home because she was too busy having a sultry torrid affair with Dominic, an artist whom she was in a relationship with before Conrad. She’s a world class mother.
When the Grayson’s decided to divert their attention from Amanda to Jack in their effort to defend Daniel, Declan chose to take matters into his own hands. He gave Mason an interview saying that he never saw the man with the hoodie at the scene of the crime and that Charlotte was on drugs that night and couldn’t be trusted (which was true). Mason published this on his blog, which completely directed public opinion back to blaming Daniel, because there didn’t seem to be anyone else to blame. Declan wasn’t the only one with a plan to save Jack. Emily told Nolan to convince Jack to go find Amanda, hoping that this would get him out of the way. She really seems torn between protecting Jack and Daniel, which was emphasized by the final scene of the episode. Emily disguises herself and goes to a bar to meet the guy that Victoria hired to beat up Daniel. She seduces him out back and then completely wails on him first saying “This is for Jack” then saying “That was for Daniel”. Clearly, she’s conflicted. And so am I…which is the beauty of this show. According to the show runners, this love triangle is going to come to the forefront soon, so stay tuned for that as the season approaches its climactic end.