Revenge

Season 1 Episode 7

Charade

9
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 02, 2011 on ABC
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8.4
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The Graysons' quiet anniversary plans go off track and are replaced by an explosive family dinner. Meanwhile, Frank unearths some info on Emily in an attempt to prove his devotion to Victoria.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I thought the last few episodes were incredible. Yet Revenge just keeps on improving!!!!

    10
    I am so impressed by this show! It is rapidly turning into the highlihgt of my week!



    Today was really interesting. Nolan was really good today, and that storyline with Tyler was interesting.



    But the most interesting thing was the real Emily Thorne surfacing. Ic can't believe what happened to Frank! I can't wait to see the impact of all this!



    So much is going on! I feel like I'm forgetting something! Interesting scenes at the Grayson anniversary!



    Can't wait for more Revenge! Amazing show!moreless
  • Charade

    10
    Charade was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Revenge and I enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character and plot development as more was revealed about various characters. Frank discovered the truth about Emily and Amanda and paid for what he learned. It was great to see who was helping Emily and how. The Grayson's celebrate their 25th anniversary with a dinner that turns out to be full of drama and intrigue. It was awesome to watch all the entangled story lines crash together. Nolan made a few discoveries of his own about Tyler whose agenda has been revealed to an extent. Jack is hurt over Emily's relationship status with Daniel and there were some hints that Emily does have feelings for Jack despite seeing Daniel. I loved how things ended and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Finale-like, entertaining evil Tyler, inspiring Declan, interesting duality, promising new character, confusing flashbacks (Spoilers)

    8.0
    What an overwhelming episode ! So many pivotal things happened that it could have been a finale. Getting Frank so quickly out of the picture was gutsy so it seems Victoria will carry his torch and investigate Emily. I already knew Tyler was gay considering how he Martha Stewart behaves around Daniel but I didn't see his negotiation with Nolan coming. It's surprising what he's capable to do in order to help Emily but I'm sure he won't leak the videos. As for Tyler's intention to get back in the game at all cost it's interesting because in some way he's not so different than Emily. In the romance department Declan stepped up his game and I can't see how a girl like Charlotte could resist someone who can call her mum Miss G. He's definitely funny and even inspiring because he defended his brother in front of everyone and people who tell what they really think are rare. As for the compass Emily gave Jack it made her love story with Daniel even more fragile because it seems she's really falling for him. I mean the last time I heard characters expressing their feelings out loud was while watching Dawson's Creek so it definitely proves that there's something fishy. In fact the voice-over was quite enlightening because Amanda should be her inside and Emily her outside but she apparently never expected her actions would blur the lines between them so much. Will she find the light in the darkness she created ? Is she becoming as evil as the people who framed her father ? The question deserves to be asked because the moving and Shakespearean balcony scene revealed that Victoria still has a heart. It's broken but she definitely loves Daniel. Now the identity switch between Amanda Clarke and Emily Thorne was revealed I really wonder how they'll deal with Frank's corpse and of course Victoria's growing suspicions. Maybe the first will offer her a free lap dance. At least learning more about her should be interesting so let's hope she'll become a recurrent character. Seriously my only complain about this episode would be the confusing flashbacks. The transition between the present and the past was too sharp and the fact that young Victoria is also played by Madeleine Stowe doesn't help. So I wish they had been as polished and creative as Amanda's ones. Last but not least anyone has noticed how Reven8e's intertitle is similar to Lost's one ? They both feature a zooming logo and a mysterious tune.

    Note : This review was first posted on Kritikenstein, my weblog.moreless
  • Really good episode!

    9.0
    This was an amazing episode! We got to learn so much more about the characters and what they are going through. We see Nolan wanting to pull away from Amanda Clarke and her revenge program but Emily Thorne is having none of that. She continues to keep him involved with what's going on.

    We learn that Ashley is not the sweet hard working girl we thought she was. She is trying to make a name for herself and carve a new life in the Hamptons. We get some further explanation about why Tyler drugged Daniel and about Tyler's past. Tyler shares a lot of that with Ashley (but not all of it.)

    We learn that Tyler is a hustler but he isn't gay. Nolan shares that he is a 3 on the Kinsey scale. (It'sa scale of 7 to define sexuality with a 1 being totally straight and a 7 being totally gay.)

    The newspaper article highlighting the Graysons as the perfect couple is brilliant. To the outside world they have projected this image and it is completely false. They did it when they passed themselves off as innocent and had David Clarke take the fall for money laundering and insider trading. And now they are doing it again.

    We see that Daniel is falling hard for Emily. There are hints that Emily may be falling for Daniel.

    We get to meet the REAL Emily Thorne who met the REAL Amanda Clarke in juvenille detention and they agreed to switch lives. Frank learns the truth and the fake Amanda Clarke as a stripper tells him to go into the parking lot. She hits him over the head with a shovel and then takes a road trip to visit the REAL Amanda Clarke. Amazing episode. So much stuff is going on.moreless
CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Warden Sharon Stiles

Guest Star

Alicia Coppola

Alicia Coppola

Melissa Robbins

Guest Star

Jamal Duff

Jamal Duff

Big Ed

Guest Star

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta

Lydia Davis

Recurring Role

Ashton Holmes

Ashton Holmes

Tyler Barrol

Recurring Role

Max Martini

Max Martini

Frank Stevens

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Victoria Grayson: We're drowning in lies all of us! Not even our children can escape the wreckage from this arranagement.
      Conrad Grayson: Arranagement? What? You mean our marriage?
      Victoria Grayson: This isn't a marriage and I'm not sure it ever was.
      Conrad Grayson: Well clearly not for you. Ever. I remember the way you used to look at David Clarke. You have never, not once, looked at me like not before and certainly not after.
      Victoria Grayson: You have never given me reason to!
      Conrad Grayson: Well perhaps I should count myself lucky. Look at what happened to him.

    • Nolan: What horrible fate do you have in store for young Daniel?
      Emily: Daniel's not a target you know that.
      Nolan: Do you know how much easier your life would be if you just dropped all this and went to go live happily ever after with Jack? Unless, of course, you're actually falling for Daniel.
      Emily: You're just a consultant. Remember?

    • Emily:: (narrating) Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the balance of light and darkness. Within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But those of us who are able to blur the moral dividing line hold the true power.

    • David: I guess it's true what they say. You can't help who you fall in love with.

    • Ed: We also do panic rooms.
      Emily: I don't panic.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • 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.

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