Revenge Episode 7: Charade



Revenge Episode 7

Title: Charade
Season: 1
Episode #: 1.07
Episode: 7
First Air Date: November 2, 2011 (10pm)
DVD: Revenge: The Complete First Season
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Writer: Mark B. Perry and Joe Fazzio
Director: Sandford Bookstaver
Guest Stars:
Amber Valletta as Lydia
James Tupper as David Clarke
Emily Alyn Lind as Amanda Clarke
Max Martini as Frank Stevens
Ashton Holmes as Tyler
Ed Corbin as Bull
CCH Pounder as Warden Stiles
Margarita Levieva as Amanda Clarke
Jamal Duff as Big Ed
Alicia Coppola as Melissa Andetson
Tracey Rooney as Nurse

Music:
Summer Fiction, "By The Sea"
Declan works at Stowaway shucking oysters, Charlotte enters.

The Falcon, "Credit Cards"
Stowaway packed with young Hampton hotties & hipsters.

Bill Evans, "Know What I Mean"
Declan arrives at the Greyson's.

Les Baxter, "Simba"
Nolan and Tyler hang out.

Airbourne, "Blonde Bad and Beatiful"
Frank arrives at the strip club to do some investigating.

Hazel Scott, "Peace of Mind - Unreleased"
Dinner continues at the Greyson's - Everyone gets upset and leaves.

Bonjay, "Shotta"
Strip Club - Frank talks to Amanda.

The Bug, "Source Cue - Strip Club - Unreleased"
Source Cue - Strip Club

Kurt Vile, "Baby's Arms"
Emily and Daniel at the beach.


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Synopsis:

A high-profile newspaper story interrupts the Graysons' wishes to lay low on their 25th wedding anniversary; Frank digs into Emily's past in hope of proving his loyalty to Victoria.

(From ABC)
The Graysons' 25th wedding anniversary is a less than celebratory occasion when their desire to lay low is interrupted with a high profile story in the paper and a volatile family dinner featuring unwanted guests; the fate of Lydia hangs heavy over everyone, and Frank, desperate to prove his steadfast loyalty to Victoria, digs deep into Emily's past and uncovers too much.


(Recap From ABC)
Itís the 25th wedding anniversary of the Hamptonsí most perfect couple. Thatís the topic of a high profile newspaper story being written about Conrad and Victoria Grayson. There will be an intimate anniversary dinner with some family and friendsónot that Victoria is in all that much of a mood to celebrate.

Daniel respects Emilyís wishes to keep her name out of his interview with the reporter. Too bad troublemaker Tyler doesnít do the same. Soon the reporter is knocking at Emilyís front door. The finished article mentions the fairy tale love story unfolding between Emily and Daniel. This doesnít make for the most enjoyable reading material for Jack.

Frank shows up at Emilyís place. He promises heís going to uncover her story. After Frank leaves, Emily places a call to Warden Sharon Stiles (guest star CCH Pounder). These two have a friendly relationship. Frank asks the warden some questions, but gets no answers. So he breaks into her office to take a picture of Emilyís mug shot. Frank also pays a visit to Victoria. He says heís going to redeem himself with her or heís going to die trying.

Emily gives Jack the gift of an old marinerís compass as a thank you for fixing her porch swing. They agree to be friends. However, Jack is no longer interested in hanging around Nolan, who recently got himself a bodyguard. Nolan is tasked by Emily with finding a way to discredit Tyler with the Graysons.

Nolan realizes that Tyler is a gay hustler. Well, heís not really gay. Letís just say Tyler has an ambiguous sexual identity. He reveals that his family went from the penthouse to the streets awhile back. Now heís looking to make a deal with Nolan so that he wonít dish on his past. Thatís why he stands up Ashley at the Grayson anniversary dinner to make moves on Nolan, who records their entire unexpected liaison.

Charlotte invites Declan to the anniversary dinner as her plus one. Heís very outspoken about how Emily hurt his brother after he revealed his true feelings at the 4th of July party. The conversation goes downhill from there. Soon the only two people left at the table are the unhappy anniversary couple. That doesnít last long once Victoria kicks Conrad out of the house.

Daniel is upset because he thinks she may have feelings for Jack. She assures him thatís not the case. In fact, she tells Daniel sheís falling in love with him. The feeling is mutual. Charlotte tells Declan that sheís also really attracted to him. In other relationship news, Tyler apologizes to Ashley and reveals his plans to make himself invaluable to Conrad Grayson, who is right by Lydiaís bedside when she awakens from her coma.

Frank visits a strip club where he pays for some time with one special dancer who catches his eye. She goes by the name Amanda Clarke. Frank knows sheís actually Emily Thorneóthe real Emily Thorne. Amanda and Emily were cellmates who switched identities. Frank brings the Amanda (aka the real Emily) up to speed on where her alter ego now lives. The two of them agree to meet in the parking lot after her shift.

Frank calls Victoria to tell her that Emily Thorne is not who she claims to be. The conversation ends abruptly when Amanda whacks Frank in the head with a tire iron. She hangs up his phone. When Frank starts to move around on the ground, Amanda takes aim once again. WHACK! Itís highly doubtful Frank will be getting up after this hit.

Amanda makes her way to find Emily, who is shocked to see her. Victoria Grayson keeps calling Frankís phone. She leaves a voicemail message asking what he meant when he said Emily Thorne is not who she says she is. Frank wonít be able to answer that one now, as his lifeless body lies by the side of the highway.