‘Revenge’ recap: Episode 8, “Treachery”

It’s been two weeks since we last saw Emily, er, Amanda, and the plot continues to thicken.

Frank is dead, murdered last week by the real Emily Thorne. Fake-Emily is none too pleased to hear the news, and she sends real-Emily to crash at Nolan’s for safekeeping. While she’s there, she meets Jack, and the two have a bit of a flirtation — she teaches him a devilishly good cocktail, the Black Dahlia, for his new, upscale clientele.

Lydia seems to be recovering nicely — pretty amazing considering that nasty spill she took…out a window. Generously (not), Victoria decides to have her rehabilitate at the Grayson house, and though Lydia’s deep in the throes of amnesia, she has one particular memory she can’t shake: the photo of fake-Emily at the Graysons’ 2003 New Year’s party. Fake-Emily is already onto this, though, and has her jack-of-all-trades Nolan Photoshop her out of the pic, so when Lydia does come across it (with the aid of Victoria) it just makes her feel like she’s really out of it from the accident.

As real-Emily continues to cozy into the posh lifestyle at Nolan’s, he starts to question what’s really going on — those blood stains on her jacket are pretty strange, after all. When Nolan’s bodyguard tips him off to the murder of Frank, Nolan confronts her, and finds Frank’s wallet on her things. Who is this girl? Fake-Emily comes to her defense, saying she’ll ship her off to Paris (naturally, fake-Em’s got a place there) with a fake ID (her mother’s) so she can forget the whole thing happened. They hug it out like sisters, but once again, we see that fake-Em isn’t being totally truthful: In a flashback, we see a fight between the two girls in Juvie, with the warden advising fake-Em to gain real-Em’s trust in order to exact revenge on the people who’ve hurt her. Ah, the pieces are falling into place.

But real-Em, she’s just as sneaky, we start to learn. At the end of the episode, she decides against Paris, instead paying a late-night visit to the bar for some Black Dahlias with Jack. What’s brewing between them?

Tyler continues his conniving, this time getting Ashley on Team Emily Sucks. Tyler’s pissed that Danny has quit bartending to return to his father’s business and steal his thunder. Later, Tyler takes a step far over privacy bounds by piecing together the shredded pieces of Lydia’s Grayson-damaging speech that she was planning to give before the accident. He’s onto the Graysons now.

The cops come to fake-Em’s house to question her and Danny about Frank’s murder, since Frank’s last words to Victoria were “Emily Thorne is not who she appears to be,” or something like that. Fake-Emily maintains her cover, but does tell the gang (including Danny) that she spent time in Juvie…because her foster-father abused her? We learn that Victoria was having Emily investigated, which doesn’t sit too well with Danny — he gets into a big tiff with Victoria, and asks to stay at fake-Emily’s for awhile.

Conrad and Victoria’s relationship is still strained, with Conrad living out of the Grayson house and Victoria changing the locks on him. Nothing like a woman scorned! When he pops by for a visit, Victoria accuses Conrad of murdering Frank, and the two have a little chat about killing Lydia, all within earshot of their amnesiac houseguest (who pretends to be asleep when Victoria checks to see if she heard them — Victoria takes her phone away, just in case). Also pretending to be asleep? Danny, when fake-Emily slips back into bed at night after she activates Frank’s GPS (wouldn’t you know it) right outside Graysons’ house! Treacherous, indeed!


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Every dog has his day in court, in…

(Reuters) - Call him juror K-9.A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty,…

Breaking: Local

Judge rules Tsarnaev can view victim autopsy photos

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can view the autopsy photographs of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Local

Police warn of attempted assault on woman near…

Police in Cambridge issued an alert after a woman said she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault after leaving Porter Square early Wednesday.…

Local

Kevin Kayvon Edson: Finish line hoax suspect sent…

The man who allegedly left a backpack near the finish line on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was due in court on Wednesday.

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.

Entertainment

Here's what to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Wholehearted Thursday through April 27 Paramount Center 559 Washington St., Boston $25-$49, 617-824-8400 www.artsemerson.org This conceptually rich show from Stein | Holum Projects,…

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

NHL

Bruins 2014 playoffs preview: Vegas odds say Stanley…

Bruins 2014 playoffs preview: Vegas odds say Stanley Cup will return to Boston

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind

MLB

Injury bug tearing holes in Red Sox

Red Sox fans will recall that last year the bullpen was decimated by injuries. From Franklin Morales to Andrew Miller, from Craig Breslow to Andrew…

Wellbeing

Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg…

By Will DunhamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you…

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.

Wellbeing

Cognitive skills begin to drop at age 24

But the news isn't all that bad.

Career

How to get a job at a startup:…

We talked to Tarek Pertew, one of the co-founders behind Uncubed, about how to get your dream job at a startup.