Hey, y’all! This week’s episode of Revenge is called “Commitment.”
Let’s see what this week has in store, m’kay?
We open with Emily and Nolan watching one of Mason Treadwell’s taped interviews with David. David says that Victoria brought infant Charlotte to his sentencing and “those eyes were so familiar.” He says that the idea of losing two daughters at once unbearable.
Emily tells Nolan that she is skeptical because nothing about Charlotte was mentioned in David’s diary. She then whips out a latex glove and orders Nolan to bend over.
In a desperate effort to distract her, Nolan asks Emily what she is going to do with the tapes. She says that she is going to use one to blow up Victoria’s divorce and the other to frame Fauxmanda for the torching of Treadwell’s house.
Nolan asks Emily if it matters to her that Charlotte is her sister. Emily corrects him that she may be her half-sister. Does it matter?
He then asks about Jack. Emily says Jack is in love with a killer and that bitch must g-o. Nolan reminds her that Daniel is in love with her. She tells Nolan to fuck off, and if he can’t stand the heat, then fake heat stroke and get out of the kitchen.
SHE CAN SHOW YOU HOW.
Daniel is with Victoria and Huntley, telling them all about how Conrad is hiding money and doing all kinds of bad boy things with Grayson Global. Victoria is thrilled and tells Daniel that, since this information can be used to take Connie to the bank, he doesn’t have to marry Emily. Daniel tells her that he would marry Emily anyway.
VICKI IS THRILLED
Emily shows up on the dock just as Fauxmanda and Jack return from Atlantic City. Emily tells Jack that she and Fauxmanda have a breakfast date. Fauxmanda says that
Jack breakfast is the most important meal of the day and trots off with Emily. Emily tells her that Treadwell’s house burned to the ground the night she and Jack left town and that Victoria did it. Emily tells Fauxmanda that Victoria hates Faux and that she needs to get out of town. Faux tells Emily she can take care of herself and Jack.
A LITTLE DAB’LL DO YA!
Meanwhile at South Fork, Declan is joining Conrad and the Bastard Child for breakfast. Conrad tells Declan that he and Charlotte had been discussing his future, and offers him tuition to go to Charlotte’s prep school. While Charlotte and Declan get all tingly, Conrad gets a note.
I’M GUESSING IT’S NOT ONE OF THOSE KIND I SENT DONNY JONES IN THE THIRD GRADE
Victoria and Conrad are sitting with their lawyers across the table from one another. The lawyers are getting along fabulously while talking about Conrad’s financial dealings and Victoria’s “indiscretions.”
EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD CATFIGHT!
Ryan tells Barbara that any extramarital activity Victoria might have had were negated by Conrad’s affair with Lydia. Barbara goes for the knockout and tells him, “We are talking about a much more serious breach of trust here, Ryan,” and Conrad shows them this:
DUN, DUN, DUN!
David is talking about his favorite aunt, named CHARLOTTE!! David says that Victoria gave birth during the trial and named her daughter Charlotte, which he thinks was a message from Victoria that Charlotte is his.
HOLD. THE. PHONE.
Wait – that’s all he’s got? That she named the kid after his aunt? Victoria never told him the child was his? Methinks I smell an “out” clause.
Conrad tells Victoria that they are ordering a paternity test and if Charlotte is not his he will take her to the cleaners and strip her of everything, including the Grayson name. He tells her she will be Victoria Harper, the desperate, penniless little bitch she was when he married her.
JUST LIKE HER ROLE MODEL!
Huntley is pissed. He tells Victoria that she has broken their disclosure agreement. She reminds him that she told him bumped uglies with another dude, but not that it was David Clarke or that Charlotte may be his. Victoria tells Huntley that she is hiring one of Frank’s subcontractors to find out who burned Treadwell’s house, because she knows it was deliberately set and the tapes stolen. Victoria tells Ashley to invite Fauxmanda for tea.
Conrad steals some hair from Charlotte’s brush, and Emily lets herself in to Fauxmanda’s house. She finds a cutesy note between Jack and Fauxmanda and pockets it. Jack catches Emily in the house. She tells him she was looking for Fauxmanda, and he tells her she was summoned to Grayson Manor. Emily asks Jack if he really cares about Fauxmanda and he says yes and thanks Emily for being so nice to her.
Victoria and Fauxmanda are sitting down to tea. Fauxmanda is grubbing on some strawberries when Victoria reminds her of a company picnic wherein “she” ate a strawberry and had to be rushed to the emergency room because she had an allergic reaction.
Fauxmanda says she outgrew the allergy, then puts some crème fraiche on it, licking the spoon that was in the communal bowl.
VICTORIA SUGGESTS A LITTLE LIGHT READING
Victoria tries to pump Fauxmanda for information about what she knows about Victoria’s relationship with her father. Fauxmanda tells Vicki to cut the crap. Victoria accuses her of burning down Mason’s house and sending the tape to Conrad. Fauxmanda storms out and Victoria bellows for Ryan Huntley who comes in, collects the spoon, and tells Victoria that the preliminary DNA results show Charlotte is not Conrad’s child.
Ashley walks in on Daniel and sees that he has a ring. Ashley snipes that with that ring, anyone would say yes. Daniel asks what happened to Ashley being Emily’s best friend, and she makes a lemon face.
Everyone is once again meeting about the divorce, and Barbara says that, despite the DNA results, Conrad is not voiding Charlotte’s trust. She also says that mediation is over. Conrad says that a trial will ruin Victoria and demands to meet with her in private. He tells her that her choices are A) to accept the pittance he is prepared to offer her in exchange for avoiding a trial, or B) they could go to trial and drag Charlotte out as the daughter of the most hated man in America, and that Victoria had a love affair with a terrorist.
Rich people need to get some insulated glass, cause Ashley just heard everything they said through the closed French doors.
Fauxmanda is being pissy, so Jack asks her what is wrong. Fauxmanda tells Jack that Emily tried to warn her about Victoria, causing Nolan to warn Faux to keep Jack out of it.
Charlotte walks in and Conrad tells her that he is making some changes in the next few weeks, so that it is no longer practical for Charlotte to live with him. He tells her she has to go back to Victoria.
Daniel takes Emily to the boat whereon they met and she spilled a drink on his jacket. Daniel tells Emily that she is the first person that he could truly be himself with. It starts raining, and Daniel tells her that no one makes him feel as loved and safe and happy as she does and asks her to let him spend the rest of his life trying to make her as happy as she has made him.
EMILY THORNE, WILL YOU MARRY ME?
Yup. Sure will.
Emily and Daniel burst into Grayson Manor, and are interrupted by Victoria. Victoria sees the ring and reluctantly congratulates them.
Nolan and Ashley are talking at the bar, and Ashley fesses up that she has shunned her best friend all summer in order to worm her way onto a sinking ship. She goes on to tell him that she got stuck with a bisexual ex-boyfriend while Emily gets a huge rock.
In the meantime, some meathead tries to pick up Fauxmanda.
Daniel comes into Conrad’s room and tells him that he and Emily are engaged. Conrad tells him that he fell in love with Victoria when his first marriage was failing. Conrad tells him that one day everything will fall apart and they will hate each other and one day he will find out that she is keeping a secret so big that it will tear their family apart. Daniel asks what he is talking about, but Conrad just tells him to ask his precious mommy.
Charlotte arrives at Emily’s looking for Daniel. She tells Emily that Conrad kicked her out and she doesn’t know why. Charlotte sees the ring and asks if Daniel proposed. Charlotte tells Emily that she has no idea how much she wants a sister.
SHOCKER!!!! Ryan Huntley comes to see Victoria and tells her that the DNA from Fauxmanda’s spoon and Charlotte’s results match, indicating that they are half sisters. Let’s speculate, shall we Gasmii? How can this be? If Emily switched Fauxmanda’s hair for Charlotte’s on the brush, it would be an exact match as opposed one parent the same. Fauxmanda licked the spoon, so there isn’t a way to put Emily’s DNA on it unless she somehow did one of those magic trick switcheroos of the spoon.
THEY HAVE SOME ‘SPLAINING TO DO
Victoria fires Huntley. The meathead that was trying to pick up Fauxmanda is in the apartment stealing the tapes. He beats the shit out of Jack when he tries to stop him.
Nolan comes to Emily’s house and tells her what happened to Jack. He accuses her of having Jack’s blood on her hands. She tells Nolan she has something to do and walks out.
Emily meets Ryan Huntley under a pier and tells him that Jack was not supposed to get hurt. Huntley tells her that Victoria brought her own guy in and he couldn’t stop it. Flashback to Huntley telling teenaged Emily that he had told David that the only way to save himself was to bring her into the trial, but David refused out of fear that someone would do something to her. Huntley reminded Emily that he switched the DNA samples for her (AH HA!). He also reminds her that he believes her father was innocent, but he can no longer be part of so much violence.
GASMII ARE SO SMART!
(I know one of you called this one, but I can’t find it – ‘fess up!)
Emily meets Fauxmanda in the bar and they confront each other. Emily tells her that the Graysons set up David and he was innocent all along. Emily tells Faux that she is here to avenge her father’s death and to take everything away from the Graysons. Emily tells Fauxmanda to save herself and Jack and, if she cares to, her. Emily gives Fauxmanda a new cell phone, ID’s, and passports and says she will say goodbye to Jack for her.
Daniel confronts Victoria. She tells him that she wants to tell him the truth but she doesn’t want him to think less of her. Daniel says, “That’s impossible.” HAHAHAHA!
Victoria tells Daniel that David Clarke is Charlotte’s father. I am confused about this next interaction, but did you all get the impression that Victoria allowed Daniel to think that David Clarke raped her?
Emily meets Nolan on the beach and tells her Fauxmanda is gone. Nolan is bitter and angry with Emily. Emily tells Nolan that she will never be finished, but after what happened with Jack she needs to regroup. She tells Nolan that she is going to give Daniel his ring back under the guise that she needs to give marriage into his family some more thought.
Nolan tries to hug Emily and she tells him to get his paws off of her.
Declan is helping Jack when he asks about Fauxmanda. Declan tells him she is gone and gives him a note from her:
No one notices that there is one tape left under the bed.
Victoria is putting the tapes in the safe when Charlotte walks in. Charlotte won’t talk to her. Flashback to Victoria looking at her pregnancy test at the same time she is watching the Feds arrest David. She quickly asks Conrad to sleep with her so she can pretend the baby is his.
Daniel tells Emily that David Clarke is Charlotte’s father. Daniel tells her that David Clarke raped his mother and Charlotte was the result (= confusion lifted). Emily tells Daniel she wants to marry into his family more than ever and let’s plan for a June wedding.
OH NO HERE GO HELL COME
As promised, here is my last page from last week. You all continued to rock!!:
Gasmii Rock! In the comment section of my very first (catch-up) recap of the show, CattyFan wrote: “If I wrote this story, I would do several things. . . I would make Charlotte amanda/Emily’s half-sister…and the reason Victoria hasn’t bonded with Charlotte (as Victoria said in her session with the psychiatrist) is because Charlotte reminds her of the life she could have had with Amanda’s dad, David, if Victoria hadn’t participated in sending David to prison.”
Several of you have also mentioned it, including ash1 in the “Duress” recap.
A toast to you all, my Gasmii!
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