Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 12, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary


The recent scandals have the Graysons on edge, driving Conrad to pay a secret visit to Lydia and Victoria to submerse herself in her Mothers and Daughters charity event for mental health. The benefit provides the perfect opportunity for Emily to train her sights on taking down Dr. Michelle Banks, the psychiatrist responsible for institutionalizing her as a little girl, separating her from her dad for good. Meanwhile Jack and Declan face a difficult decision about the future of the bar, and Daniel's college buddy, Tyler, gives proof to Emily's apprehensions.


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  • Great Episode

    This episode was just fantastic the drama was great the takedown was great and the chracters continue to grow and develop
  • Hard to say - since the other three were so good - but I think this one might just be the best yet!

    So much great drama in this episode, and I thought it was the best one so far in some ways!

    I absolutely loved the storyline, and I was hoping for some serious revenge, after seeing the way Amanda was treated as a child. The plot was absolutely perfect, especially the inclusion of Emily's own psychological session in the DVD. It was just epic!

    Meanwhile, some fo the other storylines had great developments too, such as the cheating with Conrad, and Emily and Jack. This show is so aweseome, already, and it's just 4 episodes in! I can not wait for the next one!!!

    Keep it up, Revenge!!!moreless
  • Duplicity

    Duplicity was a perfect and very engaging episode of Revenge and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of intricate character and plot development. It was awesome to watch Emily maneuver and manipulate in order to see a woman who drastically altered her life face the consequences. There was mystery, intrigue and plenty of drama in this episode leading to a rich and diverse multitude of story lines. It was entertaining to watch each unfold in its own right. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Nice continuance...

    What I most enjoyed about it was seeing Emily get physical...Knocking Dr. Banks and placing her in a storage by herself was impressive...However the reason for doing it puzzles me...Did she do it to get back at her for her sufferings or to protect her from the wrath of Victoria?

    Another element of interest was the behavior of Tyler, the friend of Daniel...He seems to be on a revenge against him, or at least to break him and Emily...The show didn't show why he is doing it, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he was hired to do it by Emily or someone close to her...

    Anyhow, the show gets closer to the core of the problem specifically Victoria and Conrad...As it appears she wants to get back at Victoria mainly for her attitude towards Emily( Amanda) but somehow I think there is more to the responsible party and the way Victoria is presented sometimes trying to do the right thing and other times being extremely vicious, she may not be main player.moreless
  • Again a good episode, this show remains solid.

    (spoilers) This episode had the same concept as the others, the take down of one of Amanda's enemies. I found this particular one very interesting. It showed how much she had to go through in her past. I don't know if every episode will have this same concept, that will be a big risk to take in my opinion.

    The best friend of Daniel seems to have his own hidden agenda, which is interesting also. To me it looked like he was on his own path of revenge.

    I really like the character development. The actors are doing a great job portraying them. They seem genuine and everything just seems to work.

    This show is a big surprise to me in a good way, as Terra Nova for example is in a bad way. For some reason it has this X-factor which some other shows are simply missing. You can throw together all of those great concepts, actors, throw huge amounts of money at it but if it doesn't 'mix' well you have nothing. It needs this X-factor, which in my opinion, Revenge has. (for a very small budget)... It just works. Great work.

Amy Landecker

Amy Landecker

Dr. Michelle Banks

Guest Star

Leslie Stevens (II)

Leslie Stevens (II)


Guest Star

Carly Thomas Smith

Carly Thomas Smith


Guest Star

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta

Lydia Davis

Recurring Role

James Tupper

James Tupper

David Clarke

Recurring Role

Emily Alyn Lind

Emily Alyn Lind

Amanda Clarke

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Charlotte is crushed after seeing Victoria's session on video and runs out)
      Victoria: Charlotte, wait!
      Charlotte: (crying) No! I'm done dressing up and pretending to be someone I'm not! You wish I was never born? That makes two of us.

    • (Victoria's therapy session on Hamptons Exposed)
      Dr. Banks: How's your relationship with your daughter?
      Victoria: Tense. Distant. Truth is, I've never felt close to Charlotte, and sometimes I wonder if having a second child was a mistake.

    • (Emily's therapy session on Hamptons Exposed)
      Emily: (on video) It takes a lot for me to get physical with anybody. I just wish I knew for sure that I could trust him.

    • (Everly's therapy session on Hamptons Exposed)
      Everly: (on video) How do I explain to my husband that I slept with his sister? He's never going to forgive me!
      Victoria: (angrily to Ashley) Turn it off!

    • (Miriam's therapy session on Hamptons Exposed)
      Dr. Banks: And have you hit bottom?
      Miriam: Close. I drove my children to summer camp loaded on painkillers and vodka.

    • Emily: (narrating) The greatest weapon anyone can use against us is our own mind. By preying upon the doubts and uncertainities that already lurk there. Are we true to ourselves or do we live to the expectations of others? And if we are open and honest, can we ever truly be loved? Can we find the courage to release our deepest secrets? Or in the end are we all unknowable even to ourselves.

    • Emily: Most of the memories I have from childhood are happy ones. Warm summer days filled with love and light and the certainty that even the darkest storm would eventually pass. And for a while at least, they always did.
      Dr. Banks: And then?
      Emily: And then my parents car went off a cliff and they were both killed.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The website "Hamptons Exposed" is in fact a real website created by ABC; visitors to the site can view the records of Dr. Michelle Banks as shown in this episode.

    • This episode had 7.94 million viewers on its original airing.

    • Music Featured

      Riverside by Agnes Obel
      Benediction by Thurston Moore
      Me and You by The Strange Boys
      Wilderness by Middle Brother

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 12, 2011 on Citytv
      Norway: February 16, 2012 on TV3
      United Kingdom: June 18, 2012 on E4
      Czech Republic: February 18, 2013 on Prima LOVE


    • 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.