The walls are closing in around all the Graysons, as Emily's investigation into her father's death uncovers secrets of Nolan's past.
Truth Comes Out
This episode of Revenge was truly a game changer. We delved into the past of several characters, learned more about David Clarke's (James Tupper) murder and even watched as the Grayson family fell apart. Once the show finally and truly set itself free from its season-opening murder, and resulting court room drama, it also freed itself to up the dramatic ante. It finally feels like almost anything could happen in these last few episodes.
Perhaps the biggest shock had nothing to do with narrative twists and turns. No, it was the shocking moment of watching Daniel (Joshua Bowman) finally choose a side. In all the Grayson drama, Daniel has always truly felt like a wild card. Was he a family man or was he misunderstood? Emily (Emily VanCamp) secretly hoped she could trust him, but turned to ice as soon as he stood behind his father. Now another Grayson is sure to grace her hit list.
Ross is Boss
Nolan (Gabriel Mann) is a perennial fan favorite for a whole host of reasons. There's his witty banter, his multiple popped-collar outfits and his trusty sidekick Shamu the spycam. There's also his loyalty, intelligence and friendship, which were all on display tonight. We finally learned more about his past and his connection to David Clarke through a favorite aunt. This aunt was going to help free Clarke but ended up faking her own death, with Nolan's help. Is there anything Nolan can't do?
The Graysons are really and truly falling apart in a major way. Emily might not have much work to do, as Victoria's (Madeline Stowe) offer of information for immunity from the feds means that the lid on the Clarke cover-up is shaking loose. Conrad (Henry Czerny) doesn't plan to take this sitting down and has already recruited Daniel and Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) (remember her?) to his side of the upcoming Grayson feud.
Do you think Emily will go after Daniel now? And does this solve the Jack/Emily/Daniel love triangle? Sound off in the comments!
"That's the least I can do for Daniel after all he's done for me."
-- Ashley to Victoria.
"This is bigger to me that your revenge against the Graysons."
-- Nolan to Emily.
"What if the man I am is no different than my DNA."
-- Daniel to Emily.
"Occupy Daniel was even trending on Twitter."
-- Interviewer to Daniel.
"Absolution is a washing away of sin, a promise of rebirth, and a chance to escape the transgressions of those who came before us. The best among us will learn from the mistakes of the past, while the rest seem doomed to repeat them."
-- Emily in voiceover.