Revenge Episode 3: Betrayal

Revenge Episode 3

Title: Betrayal
Season: 1
Episode #: 1.03
Episode: 3
First Air Date: October 5, 2011 (10pm)
DVD: Revenge: The Complete First Season
Instant Video: Season 1
HD Instant Video: Season 1
Writer: Salvatore Stabile
Director: Matt Earl Beasley
Guest Stars:
Amber Valletta as Lydia Davis
James Tupper as David Clarke
Emily Alyn Lind as Amanda Clarke
Brian Goodman as Carl Porter
Max Martini as Frank Stevens
Robbie Amell as Adam Connor
Ashton Holmes as Tyler Barrol

Fruit Bats, "You're Too Weird"
Charlotte texting in her room.

Sun Kil Moon, "Blue Orchids"
Declan and Jack talk at bar after their father's death.

The Allman Brothers, "Melissa"
The Wake at the Bar.

Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, "A Twist In The Sky"
Declan and Jack talk about their father at the bar.

Mari Persen, "All In One"

Jed & Lucia, "Apostrophe (Shawn Lee Remix)"
Victoria greets a guest at her party.

Little Majorette, "Undercover"
Greyson BBQ in Full Swing.

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(From ABC)
With unexpected assistance from her new ally, Nolan, Emily makes it her mission to destroy the political and professional life of the district attorney who convicted her father. Victoria very privately grieves the loss of her only true love while plotting to confirm her suspicions about Emily's past. Meanwhile, Daniel exposes a side of himself that Emily finds impossible to resist.

(Recap From ABC)
Emily is home alone at night in her new summer home when the FBI storms inside in a scene reminiscent of the one she endured as a child as her father was taken away from her forever. Victoria Grayson steps into the room. She says, ďHow long did you really think you could fool me?Ē Then Emily wakes suddenly. It was just a dream. Make that a nightmare.

Still a little spooked, Emily pulls out her gun when she hears a noise. Itís only Sammy. The old dog just canít stay away from her. Emily returns Sammy to Jack, who is mourning the death of his dad. Heís also dealing with a troubled Declan, who doesnít want to take part in their fatherís final request to have his ashes scattered at sea. However, Dec is extremely interested in Nolanís offer to help him get even with rich kid Adam.

Grayson Manor is scheduled to be the setting for an upscale barbecue honoring Senator Tom Kingsly. Emily knows this man well. She was a volunteer during his first senate campaign. She also knows that he was the ambitious federal prosecutor who sent her father to prison for crimes he didnít commit. Thatís why she enlists Nolanís help to hack into the senatorís tablet computer.

Emily uploads a video of Kingsly entering an apartment building. The mini-movie is emailed to the senator along with a somewhat more salacious video co-starring a woman who is not his wife. Flashbacks reveal that Kingsly has never been the most moral of men. Victoria wanted to give him evidence that would have exonerated David Clarke. But after coaxing from Conrad, Kingsly ignored this to further his political future.

Daniel catches sight of Emilyís gun before they head out on a lunch date. He believes this girl is full of surprises. How right he is. Emily planned their lunch to take place at the restaurant where the brother of the girl that was badly injured in Danielís drunk driving accident works. The guy is totally ticked to see the person who nearly killed his sis, as evidenced by the fact that he trashes Danielís car.

Daniel explains how his parents used their power to make his problem go away. One of the terms of the deal was that he was never to see his former girlfriend again, even though heís always wanted to apologize. Emily convinces him to go talk to the girl now. Needless to say, Victoria isnít happy and lets this be known to Daniel, who now believes his mom is having him followed. He shares his suspicions with Emily along with the promise that heíll always be honest with her. Emily is so moved by this that she canít help but kiss him.

Tyler Barrol, Danielís roommate from Harvard, arrives just before the big barbecue. He immediately sets his sights on Ashley, who does her best to hide her interest in this handsome party crasher. In other news, Victoria makes sure Emily is seated next to her ex-friend Lydiaís ex-hubby, Michael Davis. Sheís looking to confirm her suspicions that the two of them had an affair. That doesnít happen, as Michael arrives at the barbecue with a woman he met thanks to Emily.

The woman in the video sent to Kingsly got pregnant with his baby. The senator paid for her to have an abortion which flies in the face of the political stance he has taken on this particular issue. When the time comes for Kingsly to speak at the barbecue, he receives an electronic message instructing him to look for the woman in the red dress. Itís the lady from the video. Judging by her pregnant figure, itís obvious that she never had the abortion. A clearly shaken Senator Kingsly abruptly announces that he retiring from public life.

The woman claims Kingsly has been sending her emails and money for the baby. The senator has no idea how this could possibly be. Suspicions are that his right-hand man, Steve, may have set him up. But Frank the security man says the IP address behind the videos came from a laptop inside Grayson Manor.

Conrad suspects the culprit may be his wife. But we all know it was Emily Thorne who brought the senator down. She tells Nolan she released the videos to the press. Destroying Kingslyís career was not enough. She wanted to destroy his life. Emily says, ďIf he would have done the right thing, he would have saved my father. He chose not to, so down he goes.Ē

Nolan helps Declan access the webcam on rich boy Adamís computer. He records footage of Charlotteís on-off boyfriend rolling around with another girl. Dec sends Charlotte an email with a video attached, though Adam isnít in it. No, Declan recorded a sunset along with the message that the only thing missing from this beautiful scene is Charlotte. Nice.

Sammy the dog makes his way over to Emilyís place once again. And, once again, Emily returns him to Jack, who is about to head out to sea with his dadís ashes. Emily notices the name of his boat: Amanda. Jackís claim that Sammy came up with the name makes Emily smile. Then he heads out to sea alone.

Conrad surprises his wife with a beautiful new necklace and an offer to fly to Paris. He wants to make things right. Victoria says, ďThen you never should have slept with my best friend.Ē The necklace is, indeed, stunning. But it doesnít have anywhere near the meaning of a pair of earrings she received from her lover David Clarke years ago. The anguished look on Victoriaís face suggests that she truly loved the man she ultimately betrayed.