Revenge Episode 40: Masquerade



Revenge Episode 40

Title: Masquerade
Season: 2
Episode #: 2.18
Episode: 40
First Air Date: March 31, 2013 (9pm)
DVD: Revenge: The Complete Second Season
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Writer: Sunil Nayar & JaSheika James
Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
Guest Stars:
Dilshad Vadsaria as Padma Lahari
Burn Gorman as Trask
Grace Fulton as Young Victoria
Myra Turley as Sister Rebecca Gallagher
Marcos De La Cruz as Detective Durand
Page Leong as doctor
Brandon Keener as Evan Spradlin
Eric Zuckerman as Tom Mullen
Kate Herman as Sloane Hanover
Seychelle Gabriel as Regina
Nate Gill as Rocco
Jamila Jones as Marta

Music:


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Synopsis:

Emily decides to bring Victoria's skeletons out of the closet during the Graysons' masquerade ball; Jack finds a surprising ally to help with his revenge plan; Aiden's actions yield gruesome results.

(From ABC)
Hamptonites celebrate Halloween with a glamorous masquerade ball hosted by the Graysons, which is a perfect setting for Emily to drag out Victoria's skeletons. Jack steps up his revenge plan and finds an unexpected ally, and Aiden makes a bold move with a gruesome conclusion.


(Recap From ABC)
Highlights
ē Victoria has a son she gave up when she was a teenager
ē Jack is acting as a consultant for Conrad's campaign
ē Daniel knows it was Victoria who sent the bullets to him
ē The Initiative killed Padma, Aiden kills Trask to avenge Padma and his sister, Colleen

Full Summary

Itís time for the annual Grayson Masquerade Ball. Victoria hopes to set up Daniel with a young lady named Sloan. After all, itís been six weeks since her sonís failed reconciliation attempt with Emily. The queen sifts through her RSVPs to find one postmarked from 1973. Itís supposedly from her long lost son. She was just a teen when she gave him away forever. The RSVP reads ďexpect the unexpected.Ē Sounds like the makings of fun party. Too bad Emily isnít on the guest list. At least, not yet.

Six weeks have passed since Padma went missing. Nolan has been obsessively trying to find her with no help from the police. He has to believe sheís alive even though every alley he runs down is a dead end. Emily has an idea how to find her. She asks Aiden to torpedo the Initiativeís investments. So he does. Daniel is furious. Then heís fearful. Thatís just something a meeting with the ever-scary Mr. Trask will do to a person. The menacing man with the slicked-back hair says the Initiative is liquidating all its assets in Grayson Global. Daniel is free from their clutches. The first thing he does is call Emily to invite her to the masquerade ball.

Conrad preps for a big chat with the townies with Ashley and consultant Evan Spradlin. But itís Jackís advice on how to talk to the common man that makes the most sense. Heíll be feeding Conrad advice through an earpiece. He asks Nolan to help him with a little technical sabotage so he can play the recording of Conradís chat with Nate Ryan during the event. Jack also plants a question in the crowd that forces Conrad into saying he will look to get a presidential pardon for David Clarke if it is warranted. Jackís plan works to perfection.

Victoria receives a vase filled with black roses. There are 11 total. One is missing. The card reads, ďIíll be wearing the 12th rose, Your Loving Son.Ē Victoria confesses to Conrad that her motherís boyfriend got her pregnant. She gave away the baby to a nun named Sister Rebecca though she leads her husband to believe the pregnancy was terminated. When the masquerade ball begins, Victoria scans the crowd looking for someone wearing a black rose. Her search is interrupted when Sloan shows her a photo of Daniel and Emily that made it into the newspaper. The queen is not pleased. Daniel hands her back the bullets she anonymously sent him.

The Initiative may be done with Grayson Global, but Aiden isnít finished with Mr. Trask. He forces him to take him to Padma. Aiden is too late. Padma was killed earlier in the day. Trask says that a silent alarm was tripped and the police are on their way. Aiden breaks the neck of the Initiative man killing him instantly. He heads off to the ball where he breaks the news to Nolan, who is devastated. He flees the ball but tells Emily to stay behind to finish what she started. Victoria approaches a masked man she thinks is wearing a black rose. It turns out to be Aiden. Victoria is so overcome, she faints. Looks like the partyís over.

In random news, Charlotte decks a party guest at the ball when she starts badmouthing Amanda. Declan is there to comfort her. Jack overhears Conrad berating Ashley so he feels she could be a valuable ally in his quest to take down the Graysons. She agrees to help his cause. Emily lets Aiden know that if the Falcon finds out about his father there could be big problems. A police detective lets Nolan know that Padma was only killed a day ago. Victoria pays a visit to Sister Rebecca, who says her son came looking for her years ago, but she hasnít seen him since. Finally, Sister Rebecca receives another visitor. Itís Emily. She tells the nun sheís pregnant and has nowhere else to go.