Revenge recap: Ghost of Thanksgiving Past

Party like it's 2006! Emily meets Aiden for the first time, details about Victoria’s past emerge, and The Stowaway is still being blackmailed. Some things never change.
Ep. 08 | Aired Nov 25, 2012

REFLECTION Who is that girl I see staring straight back at me? Anyone but my mother!

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Victoria sends her mother packing, then heads up to her room where Conrad’s washing down his pumpkin pie with a good poetry burning. That’s right! Instead of sending Daniel’s poetry to the publishers like he promised he would, he’s using it for charcoal. Victoria asks if it’s any good, and in answer Conrad reads aloud. Here’s a sample: “How fierce we were when we were young, when we were unafraid of coming unhinged.” I cannot tell you whether this is actually good poetry or not, but according to Revenge, it is. It doesn’t matter, though. Conrad says he’ll arrange for his publisher buddies to send rejections to Daniel and get him back on the fast track to Grayson Global. Oh, and one more thing: Conrad wired the money to Ben. Wait, what? Yes, Revenge-ers, it appears the entire Thanksgiving debacle was a revenge of Victoria’s very own. Girl’s got style.

Carl brings some money to one Joe Ryan, but Joe gets shot by a dock worker friend of Carl’s before the deal goes down. I’m assuming Joe’s related to the modern-day Kenny Ryan, but in what capacity, I’m not quite sure. Jack hears the shot and goes to investigate, but Carl insists it was just a backfire. Poor Jack. He’s tangled up in Kenny’s own revenge ploy without even knowing why.

Aiden finds a picture of Emily’s father and says that he doesn’t want any family to suffer the way his did. Readers, we have a new member at Revenge School! Flashforward to present day, where Aiden and Emily are basking in the afterglow of their lovemaking. “You better not disappear on me again,” Emily says. “I won’t, Amanda,” he replies. Famous last words. Could Aiden be the body on the Amanda? I hope not. He’s one of the only people who knows Emily for who she really is. (Did you see her reaction to him calling her by her real name? Sigh.) It’d be a pity for her to be completely cut off from that. Meanwhile, present-day Daniel -- business tycoon extraordinaire -- gives Marco the former CFO a call and asks him if he’d be willing to meet. I suspect the time for Emily’s sacrifice for Nolan is nearer than we all may think. The episode closes with Emily busting out her conspiracy box for Aiden -- and we know she doesn’t just do that for anybody. Careful with your heart, Ems. I’m starting to think it might get broken.

What’d you think of this week's ep, Revenge fans?

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