Revenge Recap: Tyler’s Got a Gun!

[Warning: If you’ve yet to watch Wednesday’s episode of Revenge, avert your eyes…now! Everyone else, read on…]

Solemn, slow music may have kicked off Wednesday’s episode of Revenge, but the mood was far from calm. Here’s a look at what (and who) went down in the Hamptons.

FAKE IT TO MAKE IT | Daniel staged a faux-reconciliation between him and his father, thus becoming a pawn in Victoria’s divorce game. Toward the end of the episode, Victoria presents Daniel with a very special gift: a memory book. Under normal circumstances, this would be a sweet gesture, but with Victoria, it never is – she stole the idea from Emily, further showcasing her many shades of deception — even when her son is on her side!

UNSETTLING DISCOVERIES | In true Nolan/Emily style, they were able to track down the whale cam in the nick of time. But Emily didn’t stop there; she pulled a nearly empty bottle of anti-psychotics out of Tyler’s bag. After a quick call, we learned three things about Tyler: he’s off his meds, he attacked his last doctor, and detectives have been searching for him for weeks. As usual, Emily isn’t caught in the act, but she was able to watch Tyler go into a rage, smashing a photo of her and Daniel before looking incredibly disturbed as he stares into a broken mirror – a fitting image.

WE AIN’T SAYIN’ SHE’S A GOLDDIGGER… | Victoria and Conrad began their divorce battle, although the main concern wasn’t money, real estate or art – it was Charlotte. Both want full custody of her, although it’s clear where their daughter’s loyalty lies. Victoria’s lawyer claimed that since she was pregnant when she signed their pre-nup, she was in crisis and the pact was therefore null and void. Here’s the catch: Victoria admitted to her lawyer that she lied (surprise, surprise) and she wasn’t pregnant at the time, so he manufactures documents supporting the fib.

Revenge Boss Teases ‘Very Big’ and ‘Terrible’ Things Ahead! Plus: Someone’s Leaving!

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK | Fake Amanda, clearly uncomfortable with Jack and Emily’s relationship, played the jealousy card  — and with good reason: their chemistry was undeniable as they set up a fire on the beach. Cue the flashbacks. On the flip side, Emily is showing true feelings for Daniel (or faking them better with each passing day), gifting him a book of poems that remind her of him, claiming she started collecting them the day after they met. Does anyone else sense a love triangle on the horizon?

THE F-WORD | For the first time, Emily didn’t just use Nolan as a resource. They shared many heartfelt moments, including a genuine apology and the actual word “friend” from Ms. Thorne herself. Nolan’s loyalty was proven when he took a knife for her — literally. After tracking down Tyler halfway to California – surprise! – Tyler popped up behind him with a knife and demanded the videos and all of his backups. He cut straight to the point and sliced Nolan in the arm before spotting the whale’s video feed of Emily and Daniel, conveniently showing them putting a gun away inside a drawer. Cue the birthday party catastrophe in 3…2…1…

DINNER AND A SHOW | Gun in hand, Tyler sings a psychotic rendition of “Happy Birthday” on par with Patrick Bateman crooning Huey Lewis and the News and invents a game called “Truth or Die” before he’s hauled off the island by the cops, effectively implicated by Emily’s sleight-of-hand in P.I. Frank’s death, to boot.

So, what did you think of the return of Revenge? Was there enough of Victoria’s signature snarl? Hit the comments with your snappy judgments!

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  1. Shamu says:

    Seal cam? Shame on you! Shamu is a whale!

    • dee says:

      If we’re being technical, it’s an orca, which isn’t a whale at all, but rather the largest of the dolphins.

    • DVR Full says:

      Another important thing missed was that Tyler heard the creaking in the floor where Emily keeps her chest of information but didn’t have time to inspect why. If/when he comes back into the picture, he will probably remember this and expose it!

      • MJ says:

        I had forgotten about that tidbit. I thought he was going to let Emily come in the house and leave and then he would investigate it, but he did not do that.

        • lacey says:

          Yeah, I was a little surprised that instead of just waiting for Emily to leave so he could snoop he pulled a gun on her.

  2. Maria says:

    Victoria wasn’t actually pregnant, she faked it and the miscarriage. The lawyer at the end had to come up with fake papers saying she had a miscarriage so the prenup would be invalid

  3. Mika says:

    Victoria did not say that she miscarried at ten weeks. She said that she lied about being pregnant and told her husband that she miscarried at 10 weeks, which is why the lawyer found a doctor to say that she miscarried at 10 weeks.

    • Auds says:

      Also, Maria & Mika are right, Victoria never had a miscarriage. It was stated at the end that they were going to hire a doctor to fake papers of her pregnancy/miscarriage specifically so she could invalidate the pre-nup and talk half of Connor’s estate. Alyse, did you really even watch the show?

  4. Auds says:

    This review is written like someone who is forced to watch a show just for a job… oh wait.

    BTW, the best part of the episode wasn’t even touched upon! The ending where it was revealed that Emily’s gun wasn’t loaded & that she slipped the Grayson’s deceased security guard’s wallet into Tyler’s pocket – thus framing him for murder & not even putting herself at any risk.

  5. MoxieSue says:

    Victoria didn’t admit she’d miscarried at 10 weeks, she implied she wasn’t pregnant at all. She’d faked the pregnancy to get Conrad to marry her and then “miscarried” at 10 weeks. That’s what the lawyer had to find a doctor willing to testify that he’d treated her.

  6. Alex says:

    Horrible recap. Sounds like recaper’s sense of humor went to bed around 10:05 PM and missed the show. So many nuances are missing, like Victoria’s lawyer being Clark appeal lawyers as well. Or palpable sexual tension between Tyler and Daniel. Or Nolan’s quip to Ashley about them “knowing how to pick’em”
    To summarize, horribly boring recap by someone who was tasked, against her will with doing something she dislikes!

    • davey says:

      I unfortunately have to agree. It’s not even really a recap – it’s simply bullet points concerning half of what happened in a pretty decent episode! has a much fuller recap on their site today!

  7. NCSouthernBelle says:

    I am so IN LOVE with this show. It’s such a great, well-written, intriguing show.

  8. fernando says:

    This ep. blow my mind. This has been the best ep. yet to come. I hope we get to see Tyler crazy azz again. He makes good tv. Gabriel Mann also was a great actor last night. Next week looks like Ashley will be doing some back stabbing.

  9. MoxieSue says:

    I see the recapper has fixed the glaring mistakes about the whale/seal cam and the miscarriage.

    • lacey says:

      “Victoria admitted to her lawyer that she lied (surprise, surprise) and she wasn’t pregnant at the time, so he manufactures documents supporting the fib”

      The lawyer didn’t manufacture documents, he found a doctor to say she miscarried at 10 weeks.

      • MoxieSue says:

        That’s the revised version. The first recap referred to the whale cam as a seal cam and said that Victoria actually did miscarry at 10 weeks and wondered if maybe Daniel wasn’t the real first born.

  10. susela says:

    The only thing that rang false was Tyler supposedly sending his luggage (with his cellphone and its GPS tracking) on a flight to California. First, you’d have to get to NYC (at least a 12-hour round trip from the Hamptons) to get a transcontinental flight, and second, you can’t just send luggage on a plane in this post 9/11 world. I guess it’s silly to be so nit-picky when everything about the show is over-the-top, but that was so ridiculous it interfered with my ability to suspend my disbelief.

    • Tiffany says:

      I assumed he Fedex’ed it.

    • A says:

      He said he shipped his phone, nothing about luggage.

    • CJ says:

      It doesn’t seem possible that a trip from the Hamptons to JFK or LaGuardia would be 12 hours round trip, unless you were riding a bicycle, but even if it is, these ludicrously wealthy and self-indulgent people have access to other methods (such as helicopters or sending employees to make arrangements).

      • Kaitlyn says:

        I live on Long Island, and I can tell you that it absolutely does not take 12 hours round trip to get from the Hamptons to JFK or LaGuardia. I’t would probably take no more than two hours.

  11. Amanda says:

    I am officially in love with NOLAN!

  12. Sweet says:

    I felt like it was a good episode but Tyler’s backstory made no sense. How did he go from being a gay hustler “doing what it takes to survive.” Remember when he was talking about fake landing jets and Daniel had never seen his family/been to his house? Those traits seemed inline with him being a con artist akin to the talented Mr.Ripley character he was drawn from.
    Last night, we found out he was just a crazy rich kid who’s family cut him off. It didn’t make any sense and didn’t relate to any of the back information they provided.

  13. MJ says:

    I agree with other comments that this recapped suck. There were so many other good things with this episode as others have mentioned. I love this show. It is one of my favorites.

  14. s. says:

    I thought the episode was good! My only compliant is, why didn’t Emily Karate kick Tyler in the head!? He already had the wallet and his prints on the gun. She could of easily kicked his butt, knock him out then plant some story of: oh, I defended myself and hit him with a pan(ok, I know that was lame) or something. I can’t wait to see her use some of those moves she learned from her Sensei! Especially with that dress she had on last night! Just fabulous.

    • Sofie says:

      Because she wanted to expose him for what he is. Allowing everyone to finally see what she already knew about him, him being totally bonkers :) Also, Emily knew the gun wasn’t loaded and therefore she didn’t really fear for anyone’s life. I think she’s more concerned with keeping the truth about herself hidden, ie not letting everyone know she’s got a black belt..

  15. Deion says:

    Tyler isn’t done. I’ve got a strong inclination that it’s him dead on the beach, and Daniel is somewhere else in a precarious position. If the writers brought the Daniel/Tyler friendship this far to have it end like this with no clues has of how Tyler’s obsession with him got this far, they have failed in their duty as storytellers. What were his motives? Was it wanting Daniel for himself, getting back into high society, or was he just grifting all along? I’m unsatisfied. There has to be more.

  16. Shy says:

    I wish Tyler would shoot somebody. At leas in the leg or arm. With all that preparation in previews and then it ended like that. Happy End for everybody. And I don’t think that Tyler would be stupid enough to not check if gun was loaded. He would check. And I really, really don’t care about Victoria’s and Conrad’s divorce and who will get money or so,e houses. I wish they would stop paying so much attention to it. It just boring with all those attorneys.