Revenge Episode 78: Madness

Revenge Episode

Title: Madness
Season: 4 Episode #: 4.12
Episode: 78
First Air Date: January 11, 2015 (10pm)
DVD: Revenge: The Complete Fourth Season
Writer: Sallie Patrick
Director: Matt Shakman
Guest Stars:
Tommy Flanagan as Malcolm Black
Sebastian Pigott as Lyman Ellis
Carolyn Hennesy as Penelope Ellis


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David decides to settle his debt with Victoria; Emily helps Nolan with his own takedown.

(From ABC)
David finally decides to settle his debt to Victoria while Emily helps Nolan with a takedown of his own.

(Recap From ABC)
Back in 2003, David Clarke was stabbed by a white-haired man while he was in prison. It was the beginning of his relationship with the evil Malcolm Black. In the present day, Emily convinces David to abandon his plan to kill Victoria. She wants the two of them to walk away from The Hamptons forever. In other news, Malcolm Black poses as Douglas Taylor, father to Agent Kate Taylor. He unleashes a veiled threat on Jack.

Louiseís brother, Lyman Ellis, is on his way to becoming a congressman. His annoyance at his sister dissipates once Nolan offers financial support for his campaign. Dinner plans are made with Emily serving as special guest. Nolan believes Lyman is bad news. Emily can help him with one final takedown before she leaves. She overhears brother bullying sister into returning home to Savannah. Thereís been a history of violent tendencies. Nevertheless, Nolan believes Louise a good person at heart. She deserves a break.

Emily catches a nervous Louise popping some Xanax before dinner. Sheís been doing so for years to calm her nerves. Lymanís monologue about his sisterís mental health battles causes her to have visions of her overbearing mother. Louise freaks out. She slaps Nolan. Itís an unsettling scene. Lyman ushers Louise out of the restaurant. Nolan now believes his friend truly is disturbed. Emily isnít so sure.

The pills Louise has been taking are laced with medicine that leads to paranoid delusions. Her family has been drugging her for years. Louise appreciates knowing the truth, but she doesnít want to make waves with her family. Emily notices the picture that Louise swiped from Nolanís place for Victoria. It was in Kateís folder initially. Later, Nolan lets Louiseís brother know that heís hip to his familyís drugging game. Lyman denies having any knowledge of this, but that doesnít mean heís getting Nolanís vote, or his money.

David makes contact with Malcolm Black. He plans to kill him. Jack tries to talk him out of it. Thatís not going to happen. Malcolm Black made David kill a man once in order to save his own daughter. David needs to take him out. Jack assures him thatís not going to happen. He anonymously turned in the flash drive with gobs of incriminating evidence. Malcolm Black is arrested. David believes Jack just made a huge mistake. Heís right. Malcolm Black is released almost immediately due to lack of evidence.

Margaux is ticked at Victoria for not wanting to find the truth behind what happened to Daniel. Sheís ticked at Ben, too. She lets him know just how much before passing out at the police station. At the hospital, Margaux is told she needs to keep her blood pressure in check. Too much stress is the culprit. Victoria offers to be there for her. She also offers to tell the truth from the beginning. She starts by revealing that Emily Thorne is actually Amanda Clarke. Neither lady realizes that Ben is eavesdropping out in the hall.

Emily confronts Victoria about her role in the events that led up to Danielís death. The two ladies engage in a bicker-fest outside a lighthouse. THWAP! Victoria is hit by some sort of projectile from afar. THWAP! Emily is hit as well. Both ladies slump to the ground. Emily is able to remain conscious long enough to see Malcolm Black step up. He knows sheís Amanda Clarke. Malcolm lets her know that he came for David, but what heís found now is so much better. Emily is helpless to do anything as she ultimately passes out.