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Revenge recap: 'Identity'

The Graysons prepare for an interview with Nightline, while Emily and Nolan team up to take down the Fa1c0n

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Revenge Identity


TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
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Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe

When the fabulous Gabriel Mann, a.k.a. Nolan, stopped by our offices last week, he promised this weekend’s Revenge would be one for the ages. And I have to say, as up and down as this season has been, last night’s episode certainly delivered. I don’t know about you guys, but this was the first episode during which I felt as though we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Revenge has a lot of balls in the air right now (some good, some bad), but it seems like we might be on our way to a resolution.

The ep kicked off with Emily speculating about identity, a fitting start given she ultimately elects to sacrifice hers at the end in favor of the pursuit of revenge. She’s back with Daniel, who’s ready to resume their relationship exactly where they left off. Literally. If he could get her in a white dress and down the aisle right then, he’d be a happy man. Which speaks to some serious issues, but that’s a discussion best left for another day. Emily leaves Daniel to go pick up Nolan, who’s being released after being held for questioning on Padma’s death.

Victoria smugly presents Conrad with the medical records proving her abortion. Conrad claims he wants them for her own protection, but Victoria’s not so deluded as to believe him. Conrad insists that he’s given her everything she’s ever wanted (specifically “a comfortable place to agonize in style”), but V’s not having it. She wants nothing to do with Conrad and his campaign for political power. Meanwhile, Emily eavesdrops on the entire conversation. Ah, the perks of being Daniel’s main squeeze again.

Ashley and Jack, newfound partners in crime, plan their next move over coffee and hot chocolate for Carl (yes, Ashley, babies definitely drink hot chocolate). Ash is out of the loop thanks to Conrad’s latest mood swing (just stop trusting her already!), but she’s still managed to get a hold of his schedule, which lists numerous “tax meetings.” Ashley insists the meetings are a front and the two hatch a plan to spy on Conrad.

Fresh from detention, Nolan heads straight for the booze, as one should after being released from jail. Nolan and Emily immediately form their own plan to take down the Fa1c0n, who’s responsible not only for landing Nolan in jail, but for Padma’s death as well. Ems knows that Victoria is their best bet at finding the Fa1c0n; after all, she must have used the hacker to doctor those medical records. If they can get Victoria to contact the Fa1c0n, they can track him down.

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