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  • Revenge is a new take on Alexandre Dumas' classic tale as told from a female's perspective, and stars Brothers and Sisters alum Emily VanCamp. The series follows the exploits of Amanda Clarke who under the alias of Emily Thorne, has returned to The Hamptons with one goal -- to seek revenge on those responsible for destroying her father.

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    Aired 4/19/15

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    Aired 4/12/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Emily VanCamp

    Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke

  • Madeleine Stowe

    Victoria Grayson

  • Gabriel Mann

    Nolan Ross

  • Josh Bowman

    Daniel Grayson

  • Nick Wechsler

    Jack Porter

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  • Quotes (159)

    • Emily: (Closing Voice-over of the episode) When deception cuts this deep someone has to pay. My father's chance to bring justice to the truly guilty was stolen from him. His only option was to forgive. I have others. They say vengence is a dish best served cold but, sometimes it's as warm as a bowl of soup. My father died an innocent man, betrayed by the woman he loved. When everything you love has been stolen from you. Sometimes all you have left is revenge. Like I said this is not a story about forgiveness.

    • David: Voice over of the letter he wrote for Amanda a.k.a Emily) My dear Amanda, if you're reading this then two thngs have come to pass. I'm finally able to provide you with the life you were unjustfully denied and sadly. I won't be able to share that life with you. I hope these journals provide answers to the questions you've had all these years. I am not the man they say I am. I did not do the things they say I did. All I ask is that you promise to do the one thing that's been so hard for me to do. Forgive.
      Emily: But that was a promise I couldn't keep

    • Daniel: Don't let my mom rattle you. Intimidation is practically a sign of indearment with her.
      Emily: I'd hate to be on her bad side.
      Daniel: Yes you would.

    • Daniel: (Commenting on the tattoo on Emily's wrist) Double infinity?
      Emily: Something like that.
      Daniel: That's a long time.

    • Daniel: (After he offers to get Emily another drink) Oh, no I've had about all the club soda I can take.
      Emily: You don't drink?
      Daniel: Use to, epically. I gotta admit it's nice meeting someone who never knew the old me.
      Emily: Yeah, I know the feeling.

    • Daniel: How many Harvard men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
      Emily: I don't know, how many?
      Daniel: One and the whole world just revolves around him.

    • Emily: Lydia hi.
      Victoria: Oh, don't tell me you've taken up volunteering at the MET as well.
      Lydia: Emily's renting my house for the summer. We met briefly on the beach.
      Emily: And then yesterday at the South Fork Inn. I hope your husbands feeling better. (Victoria figures out from this that Lydia was with Grayson at the Inn)

    • Emily: Grey suit boys kinda cute.
      Ashley: That's Daniel Grayson, Victoria's tragically privileged spawn. Daniel wrapped his convertible round a tree on his way home from the White Party last summer.
      Emily: Didn't hurt his face much.
      Ashley: Yeah, didn't work out quite as well for the waitress he was shagging. His parents paid off everyone and their mother to keep him out of jail.

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    Notes (127)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 11, 2012 on Citytv

    • This episode had 10.02 million viewers on its original airing.

    • Featured Music:

      Hold On by Angus and Julia Stone
      For you by Angus and Julia Stone
      Sound the Alarms by The Pastelles
      Say La La by Keegan Dewitt
      California Breezes by John Vandervelde
      Summertime by Latin Bitman
      I Raise Up by Bushwalla
      Summer Dust by The Love Language

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 21, 2011 on Citytv
      Sweden: January 12, 2012 on TV3
      Norway: February 2, 2012 on TV3
      Australia: February 13, 2012 on Seven
      United Kingdom: May 28, 2012 on E4
      Switzerland: November 19, 2012 on SF zwei
      Czech Republic: January 28, 2013 on Prima LOVE

    • In a promotional deal with Kindle, ABC allowed fans to download the script for the pilot. This script included a special code which enabled fans to have a special viewing of the pilot episode online three weeks before it's initial television debut.

    • The role of Emily's father in the pilot was played by Marc Blucas; however, this role was recast with James Tupper due to Blucas' commitment to the USA Network drama, "Necessary Roughness."

    • The circular symbol that is carved into the wood on the fence on the porch of Emily's house and is also her tattoo stands for Double Infinity.

    • Featured Music:

      Let U Down by Those Darlins
      Home by Ok Sweetheart
      Red Tan by The Raveonettes
      Daydream by Beach Fossils
      Babyface by The Elected
      Avenue by Agnes Obel

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    Trivia (16)

    • Trivia: Lydia Davis, David's former secretary, is the first person that fake Emily Thorne takes down on her path towards revenge. Lydia gave false testimony against David Clarke at trial.

    • When Charlotte and her friends go to the Porters' tavern, she asks for drinks with alcohol and Declan asks them for IDs.We learn in a later episode that he won't be 18 for months,under New York law he wouldn't be allowed to serve them alcohol whether or not they had IDs.

    • Goof: The story opens with an on screen graphic telling us it is Labor Day weekend where we see the murder of Daniel Grayson. The next graphic tells us it is now five months earlier when we see Emily moving into her summer rental on or just before Memorial Day.

      Five months before Labor Day would be early April,a full two months before Memorial Day.

    • Although set in The Hamptons, the pilot for Revenge was filmed in North Carolina and the rest of the series filmed in California.

    • Trivia: Bill Harmon is Emily's second take down. He was her father's best friend and David Clarke shared with Bill the affair David was having with Victoria. Bill confided in David that he was guilty of insider trading. Bill then gave false testimony pining the insider trading and money laundering on his friend David Clarke.

    • The main portion of the first episode took place five months before the eventful first scene at Emily's engagement party.

      In this the second episode it states that it takes place twelve weeks before the engagement party.

      That would mean this episode took place two months after the main portion of the previous episode.

      However Emily's arrival at the Hamptons still feelsvery recentwith Ashley mentioning that Emily's meeting of Daniel in the previous episode was the week before.

    • Every episode (so far) except the pilot opens with the same voice over with adult Amanda (fake Emily) saying:

      When I was a child, my father was framed for a crime he didn't commit.

    • Nolan's home in this episode is the same as Naomi's sister, Jen, in 90210.

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    Allusions (17)

    • Emily: Look at this party, congratulations.
      Ashley: Oh it's too early for that, you've seen Titanic.

      This is a reference to the 1997 film Titanic by James Cameron staring Leonardo DiCaprioand Kate Winslet. Based on the famous 1912 sinking of the cruise-ship of the same name.

    • In the opening scene with the therapist, there is a shot of the book The Count of Monte Cristo which the series is loosely based on.

    • Emily: That heart has reasons that reason cannot know.

      This is a quote/paraphrase of a statement by Blaise Pascal from Pascal's Pensees.

    • Emily: (voiceover) As Hamlet said to Ophelia, "God has given you one face and you make yourself another." The battle between these two halves of identitywho we are and who we pretend to be is unwinable.

      This is refering to Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet. These words are said to Ophelia, Hamlet's girlfriend,in anger and frustration.

    • Nolan: I'm about a 3 on the Kinsey scale, myself.

      The Kinsey Scale was first published in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) by Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others. A 0 is exclusively heterosexual and a 6 is exclusively homosexual.

    • Emily: I Googled friendship on the "Interwebs" apparently when you have a fight with a friend you are supposed to apologize.

      Interwebs was one of the words that George W. Bush invented during the 2004 Presidential Debate.

    • When Jack calls Nolan on the phone, Nolan asks him "How's Omaha? Somewhere in middle America?" This is a reference to, and direct quote from, the Counting Crows song "Omaha."

    • Nolan:Don't you think it's a little bit dangerous to be catnapping out in the open, or are you actually baiting the white-haired Man-ibal Lecter to come for you?"

      Reference to reknown Hannibal Lector films starring a serial killer pyschopath first featured in the film Silence of the Lambs.

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  • Fan Reviews (185)
  • 3 Years of awesome TV drama squandered by the last episode

    By Mrdd78, Jan 18, 2016

  • The show should have been cancelled a long time ago!!

    By bkouablan, Jan 06, 2016

  • This Show shouldn't end yet

    By life13swift, Nov 22, 2015

  • loved it!! thank you

    By villagebobby, May 11, 2015

  • Die you sod Die

    By retsim1, May 04, 2015