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Revenge recap: Aftermath

The reason for Mason Treadwell’s return is revealed, and Nolan and Tony’s relationship gets complicated.

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Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe

As the title of the episode suggests, tonight’s Revenge dealt with the repercussions of Victoria’s apparent death inside of Emily’s home. Sadly, the aftermath is just as predictable as we expected: Victoria intends for Emily to be convicted for her murder. Let’s just dive into how we arrived at this lackluster revelation.

Following her meeting with Mason Treadwell, Emily returns home to find firemen sifting through the wreckage of Grayson Manor. The firemen find a body, but it’s been charred beyond recognition. They recover some conveniently remaining teeth and are able to match them to Victoria’s dental records. Victoria’s death is ruled a suicide because Margaux and Louise find a suicide note waiting for them on Margaux’s door. Sadly, this will soon change.

“Ding dong, the bitch is dead,” says Nolan—who didn’t hear the explosion because he was having too much fun with Tony—once Victoria’s body has been identified. Victoria’s “death” means the end of revenge for Emily, and Nolan hopes this means she’ll borrow his private jet and go after Jack. Her happy ending will have to wait just a bit longer because Mason Treadwell is back and she has to meet him later that afternoon.

Airplanes are flying cesspools, and it appears as though Mason has learned just that because he shows up to his meeting with Emily in her car sneezing and coughing all over the place. Once he’s done spreading his germs all over the car, he presents his demands to Emily: He wants her to clear his name of Gordon Murphy’s death, or else he’ll release a book tentatively titled One Big Lie: The Amanda Clarke Story. Yes, it’ll be a case of he said-she said, but it would still open up a public, and police, inquiry into all of Amanda Clarke’s actions as Emily Thorne.

With Nolan’s help, Emily forges a paper trail that connects Conrad Grayson to Gordon’s death. She presents said evidence to the Department of Justice claiming to have found it in a fireproof briefcase she unearthed in the wreckage of Grayson Manor. The DoJ agrees to look it over, which means Mason will receive a pardon in no time.

As Emily puts out one fire, another one ignites some place else. Margaux and Louise, who are both distraught over Victoria’s death, discover evidence of a struggle in Victoria’s penthouse. They inform Hamptons PD, and Victoria’s death is ruled a homicide. And, who are the two main suspects? Emily and David Clarke.

News of Victoria’s death quickly reaches California, and both Jack and Stevie are immediately worried. Jack’s concerned that Emily had a hand in Victoria’s death, while Stevie is worried that this will draw Jack right back into Emily’s web. The latter ends up being true because Jack, realizing the timing of his departure was suspicious, returns to the Hamptons for questioning.

NEXT: Nolan’s happy ending slips away