Here is the episode guide for Revenge. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from locations such as Wikipedia and official press releases
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23 - Two Graves
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: John Terlesky Rating: 1.3 Audience: 4.80 Backed into a corner, Emily is forced to admit her guilt, but she'll have to decide how far she'll go before admitting defeat
22 - Plea
Written By: Alex Taub Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 1.2 Audience: 4.82 Emily enlists Nolan and Jack to help prove her innocence while Ben takes measures to keep her locked up
21 - Aftermath
Written By: Shannon Goss and Christopher Fife Directed By: Rob Greenlea Rating: 1.0 Audience: 4.45 As Emily sifts through the wreckage of her life, even her closest friends worry she has finally gone too far
20 - Burn
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: Ken Fink Rating: 1.0 Audience: 3.90 After Victoria is attacked, she takes matters into her own hands, while Emily is forced to come to terms with what she really wants
19 - Exposure
Written By: Wilson Pollock and Andrew Steier Directed By: Jennifer Wilkinson Rating: 0.9 Audience: 3.84 Emily faces a promising future as Amanda Clarke until Victoria uncovers devastating new secrets from her past
18 - Clarity
Written By: Karin Gist Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 1.0 Audience: 4.22 A grief-stricken Emily tries to repair her collateral damage while Victoria pursues a fresh lead with renewed vigor
17 - Loss
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: Helen Hunt Rating: 1.1 Audience: 4.42 As Emily fights to clear Jack's name in and out of court, newlyweds Nolan and Louise receive a visit from Officer Ben Hunter
16 - Retaliation
Written By: Jesse Lasky Directed By: Alrick Riley Rating: 1.1 Audience: 4.78 Determined to flaunt her new fortune in Victoria’s face, Natalie throws a giant Fourth of July bash and invites David to be her date. Meanwhile, Margaux steps up her plans to take down anyone who stands in her way
15 - Bait
Written By: Shannon Goss Directed By: Ty Trullinger Rating: 1.1 Audience: 4.89 When Margaux uses her ammunition against both Emily and Jack, their friendship takes a dramatic turn. Meanwhile, Natalie shows Victoria the true reason behind her arrival in the Hamptons
14 - Kindred
Written By: Nancy Kiu Directed By: Colin Bucksey Rating: 0.9 Audience: 3.76 Emily helps Nolan’s blushing bride deal with the skeletons in her closet while Victoria contends with a mysterious new socialite
13 - Abduction
Written By: Christopher Fife Directed By: John Scott Rating: 0.9 Audience: 4.09 In order to survive, Emily and Victoria must set aside their grudge, while Jack and David race to save them before they kill each other
12 - Madness
Written By: Sallie Patrick Directed By: Matt Shakman Rating: 0.8 Audience: 3.67 David finally decides to settle his debt to Victoria while Emily helps Nolan with a takedown of his own
11 - Epitaph
Written By: Alex Taub Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 0.9 Audience: 3.97 As Emily and Victoria grieve, David springs into action to protect his loved ones
10 - Atonement
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: John Terlesky Rating: 1.2 Audience: 4.60 Jack is torn between Emily and the new woman in his life, while Nolan and Louise bring Southern charm to East Hampton
09 - Intel
Written By: Karin Gist Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 1.0 Audience: 4.08 Emily and Victoria learn that information is the most dangerous weapon while Nolan offers up information of his own in order to salvage his reputation
08 - Contact
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: Paul Holahan Rating: 1.5 Audience: 5.23 Victoria's future hangs in the balance as the FBI closes in and a mysterious new enemy strikes
07 - Ambush
Written By: Shannon Goss Directed By: Hannelle Culpepper Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.26 Daniel confronts Emily about the secrets she kept while things heat up between Margaux and Louise
06 - Damage
Written By: Christopher Fife & Sallie Patrick Directed By: John Terlesky Rating: 1.2 Audience: 4.67 Charlotte's downward spiral takes her to a place where even Emily worries she can't be saved as David and Nolan have a very public reunion
05 - Repercussions
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: Kate Woods Rating: 1.1 Audience: 4.32 With David Clarke back in the headlines and Victoria in control, Emily needs a new strategy to orchestrate a reunion with her father
04 - Meteor
Written By: Karin Gist Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.00 Emily is shaken to her core by an unexpected revelation as Victoria sinks her claws deeper into David
03 - Ashes
Written By: Alex Taub Directed By: Colin Bucksey Rating: 1.2 Audience: 4.66 Emily's life is on the line as Victoria orchestrates a family reunion with deadly potential, regardless of who gets caught in the crossfire
02 - Disclosure
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: Rating: 1.4 Audience: 5.27 Emily is faced with former friends and a longtime enemy as she desperately searches for Victoria; a dark secret comes back to haunt Victoria.
01 - Renaissance
Written By: Sunil Nayar and Sallie Patrick Directed By: John Terlesky Rating: 1.5 Audience: 5.71 As Emily plans to host her most surprising party ever, Victoria finds a way to turn her greatest setback into a dangerous advantage. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them both, David Clarke plans his next move.
22 - Execution
Written By: Sunil Nayar & Joe Fazzio Directed By: Ken Fink Rating: 1.4 Audience: 4.87 Nothing is off limits as Emily and Victoria are dead set on destroying each other. Lives will be lost and fates will be altered, but who will rise Victorious?
21 - Impetus
Written By: Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 1.3 Audience: 4.98 Dire circumstance leads Emily to take extreme measures against both the Graysons and those closest to her
20 - Revolution
Written By: Sunil Nayar & Michael J. Cinquemani Directed By: Christine Moore Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.19 As all the Graysons slowly gain the upper hand, Emily is forced to take on a new identity to expose them
19 - Allegiance
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: Jennifer Wilkinison Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.26 As Emily learns onto the identity of a key conspirator against her father, Victoria sets a trap she knows Emily can’t resist
18 - Blood
Written By: Karin Gist Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.16 Investigations into Pascal lead Emily and Aiden to uncover some long buried family secrets, while Victoria pays a surprise visit to former ally Mason Treadwell as she gets ever closer to exposing Emily
17 - Addiction
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: Tara Nicole Weyr Rating: 1.4 Audience: 5.25 Emily uses her newly single status to unravel a mystery from the past as Pascal attempts to make up for lost time with Victoria
16 - Disgrace
Written By: Shannon Goss Directed By: Matt Shakman Rating: 1.5 Audience: 5.66 As the notorious Pascal LeMarchal’s unexpected visit reverberates throughout the Hamptons, Emily and Victoria go head to head in a very public showdown
15 - Struggle
Written By: Michael J. Cinquemani Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 1.7 Audience: 6.24 As Emily's blackouts grow increasingly violent, her only hope lies with the person she betrayed most, while Victoria makes a drastic move to deal with someone from her past
14 - Payback
Written By: Sunil Nayar & Christopher Fife Directed By: Romeo Tirone Rating: 1.9 Audience: 6.60 While Emily's mysterious blackouts threaten everything and everyone she holds dear, Victoria confronts two formidable ghosts from her past
13 - Hatred
Written By: Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts Directed By: John Terlesky Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.37 With tension between Emily and Daniel at an all time high, Emily makes it clear she is not giving up. However, her own instability could put everything she has worked for at risk
12 - Endurance
Written By: Sallie Patrick Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver Rating: 1.6 Audience: 5.71 Physically and mentally broken, Emily finds herself more lost than ever while her enemies circle closer. But one game changing revelation will ignite a new path of destruction
11 - Homecoming
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Rating: 1.8 Audience: 6.69 As allies and enemies scramble to learn what happened the night of Emily's wedding, the Graysons close ranks to protect their own. But when everyone's a suspect, it's only a matter of time before they tear each other apart
10 - Exodus
Written By: Sunil Nayar and Karin Gist Directed By: Ken Fink Rating: 1.5 Audience: 6.22 The wedding of the century has finally arrived and Emily's master plan is poised to go off without a hitch until enemies unite, bringing new complications and leading to dire consequences
09 - Surrender
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: Jennifer Getzinger Rating: 1.6 Audience: 6.04 As the wedding of the century quickly approaches, Emily puts the finishing touches on her final takedown. But the tighter Emily holds the Graysons in her grasp, the more they slip through her fingers
08 - Secrecy
Written By: Sallie Patrick & JaSheika James Directed By: Colin Bucksey Rating: 1.5 Audience: 5.81 Victoria eagerly throws Emily a bridal shower that neither of them will soon forget. And when Daniel grows more distant, Emily has to take drastic measures
07 - Resurgence
Written By: Christopher Fife Directed By: John Scott Rating: 1.3 Audience: 5.49 Conrad hires famed party-girl turned PR mastermind Bizzy Preston (Ana Ortiz) to restore the Grayson family name, while Emily sinks her teeth deeper into her plan and Nolan has a revenge-agenda of his own
06 - Dissolution
Written By: Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 1.7 Audience: 6.33 Roadblocks seem to be mounting for Emily as Daniel’s attention is focused elsewhere, Grayson Manor may cease to exist, and two of the most important people in Emily’s life start turning on her – leading her to do something very uncharacteristic
05 - Control
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 1.4 Audience: 5.71 Emily may be losing hold of her plan, and her groom, when Daniel makes a startling statement at the Voulez magazine launch party, leaving her vulnerable and ready to do whatever it takes. And Jack is forced to make a difficult decision for the sake of his family after he finds himself in a new enemy’s crosshairs
04 - Mercy
Written By: Karin Gist Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 1.5 Audience: 6.16 When Emily's biggest takedown yet crashes and burns, she must rely on help from an unlikely source to investigate what went wrong. Meanwhile, to protect her own future, Victoria makes a bold move to secure her independence
03 - Confession
Written By: Sallie Patrick Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Rating: 1.6 Audience: 6.00 With a new lease on life, Nolan throws a housewarming party worthy of The Hampton's elite, but an unexpected guest leads to a showdown that sends shockwaves through the community, while Conrad's mortality causes him to question his sins
02 - Sin
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: John Scott Rating: 1.9 Audience: 6.84 Emily's next target takes her into unchartered, sacred terrain, now that the former Grayson Global executive is a reformed clergyman. Victoria makes a bold move with Patrick, and Margaux presents Daniel with an intriguing proposal
01 - Fear
Written By: Sunil Nayar Directed By: Ken Fink Rating: 2.3 Audience: 8.11 The summer season kicks off in The Hamptons as Emily Thorne's course of revenge is renewed and set against an unexpected timeline. Meanwhile the return of Victoria Grayson's son brings changes and complications to the all-powerful family. And a glimpse into the future shows that the wedding of the century may lead to Emily's ultimate demise
22 - Truth (Part 2)
Written By: Mike Kelley and Mark B. Perry Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 1.7 Audience: 6.12 In the emotional second hour, “Truth, Part Two”, the devastation leads to a heartbreaking death that will send shockwaves down the shoreline and force Emily to take a hard look at the truth and the path of revenge she has embarked on.
21 - Truth (Part 1)
Written By: Michael Foley and Nikki Toscano Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 1.7 Audience: 6.12 In the first hour, entitled “Truth, Part One”, a series of dangerous events has been set in motion and it all comes to a head in one catastrophic moment that will change everyone’s lives forever
20 - Engagement
Written By: Elle Triedman & Sallie Patrick Directed By: John Terlesky Rating: 1.8 Audience: 6.28 Emily plots her next move in her new role as Daniel’s fiancée, while Aiden struggles with the re-engagement. Meanwhile, Jack learns more than he bargained for, and desperate times call for desperate measures as Conrad’s gubernatorial numbers slip after Victoria’s big reveal on “Nightline”
19 - Identity
Written By: Joe Fazzio & Ted Sullivan Directed By: Charlie Stratton Rating: 1.7 Audience: 6.05 Desperate to find Padma, Emily, Aiden and Nolan must track down the Falc0n's true identity and put a stop to the Initiative while Emily struggles with her future and Victoria fights her own battle after a very exposing interview on "Nightline"
18 - Masquerade
Written By: Sunil Nayar & JaSheika James Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 1.5 Audience: 5.49 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
17 - Exposure
Written By: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Directed By: Colin Bucksey Rating: 1.8 Audience: 6.31 With Victoria enlisting the help of Amanda's foster brother in her charitable foundation, Emily seizes an opportunity to regain some of her missing past while settling the score with someone who had a hand in setting her on this path in the first place
16 - Illumination
Written By: Michael Foley & Sallie Patrick Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 1.8 Audience: 6.57 The queen and king of smoke and mirrors, Victoria and Conrad, make a calculated move, starting a charitable foundation in the late Amanda Clarke's name. But little do they know that Jack is not buying it and has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, Emily's past catches up to her again
15 - Blame
Written By: Nikki Toscano & Elle Triedman Directed By: Helen Hunt Rating: 2.0 Audience: 6.96 Still reeling from the devastation on The Amanda, Emily's commitment to justice and revenge is stronger than ever, while the Hamptons mourn the loss of one of their own
14 - Sacrifice
Written By: Mark B. Perry and Joe Fazzio Directed By: Stefan Schwartz Rating: 1.8 Audience: 5.99 Even with threats on their family closing in, the Graysons are in rare form as they put on a bold showing at their annual Labor Day bash. Jack and Amanda sail off on their honeymoon but the seas prove to be deadly, and this time Emily can't control the outcome
13 - Union
Written By: Michael Foley & Ted Sullivan Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 1.4 Audience: 5.20 Emotions run deep when Jack and Amanda's wedding reminds Emily of what could have been. Meanwhile, things for Daniel get complicated at Grayson Global, and Conrad begins a new chapter
12 - Collusion
Written By: Sunil Nayar & Sallie Patrick Directed By: Matt Shakman Rating: 1.7 Audience: 5.75 With Emily by his side, Daniel goes toe to toe with his fiercest business rival, Jason Prosser, to land an important deal that Victoria is determined to block. Aiden takes a very dark turn, and Jack and Amanda’s future lands in the unlikely hands of Conrad Grayson
11 - Sabotage
Written By: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Directed By: John Scott Rating: 2.0 Audience: 6.17 Emily and Aiden execute their next attack at a fundraiser and wine auction; Victoria plans her next move; Jack, Declan and Amanda worry about the future.
10 - Power
Written By: Joe Fazzio Directed By: Roger Kumble Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.12 Victoria starts planning a scheme that includes Emily; Emily locks in on a new target; Declan learns something that may threaten the Stowaway's future.
09 - Revelations
Written By: Ted Sullivan Directed By: Ken Fink Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.65 Nolan is confronted with a skeleton from his past, and Daniel’s leading role is challenged as Emily and Aiden weave their way through Grayson Global. Meanwhile, the christening of baby Carl brings new concerns to light for Jack and Declan
08 - Lineage
Written By: Nikki Toscano Directed By: Chris Misiano Rating: 2.2 Audience: 6.92 Hindsight's 20/20 when a flashback to 2006 has Victoria getting a surprise visit from her estranged mother, triggering memories of her tumultuous upbringing. Emily embarks on her first mission under Takeda's training, where she meets Aiden and learns of his revenge path. 2006 is also the year Nolcorp goes public, and Carl Porter gets into hot water when he crosses the wrong people on the docks
07 - Penance
Written By: Elle Triedman Directed By: Colin Bucksey Rating: 2.5 Audience: 7.73 Things get complicated as Mason Treadwell delves further into Emily’s past while Kara begins to unravel, putting the Graysons in her crosshairs
06 - Illusion
Written By: Michael Foley Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 2.7 Audience: 7.94 The ties that bind Victoria and Conrad are tested as they reaffirm their loyalties and commitment to each other. Meanwhile the all-too-knowing Mason Treadwell digs deeper as Emily and Amanda struggle to keep their pasts a secret
05 - Forgiveness
Written By: Sunil Nayar Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.18 Faces from the past are reemerging all around the Hamptons, and for Victoria and Emily it brings on different kinds of trouble and significance. Meanwhile Jack’s sense of duty grows exponentially, and Padma makes a move that could have major ramifications for Nolcorp
04 - Intuition
Written By: Dan Dworkin Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.71 Playing with the Graysons is definitely playing with fire, and Amanda learns that the hard way. Meanwhile Emily and Aiden each get blindsided, and the wheels start turning as Daniel begins to take matters into his own hands
03 - Confidence
Written By: Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harbert Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.28 The Graysons are back in the spotlight and at the center of a media storm once again, while Emily’s past continues to haunt her
02 - Resurrection
Written By: Sallie Patrick Directed By: David Grossman Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.36 Things get complicated as Emily continues to delicately weave her way back into the Graysons' lives while remaining tied to Amanda and her unborn child
01 - Destiny
Written By: Mike Kelley & Mark B. Perry Directed By: Kenneth Fink Rating: 3.2 Audience: 9.74 In the wake of last summer's events in the Hamptons and with the ante even higher, what will Emily's next move be? Will she be able to manage her heart and keep her emotions from getting in the way of her resolve to avenge her father?
22 - Reckoning
Written By: Mike Kelley & Mark B. Perry Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.85 With the end in sight, a fearless Emily moves forward with the final phases of her master plan for revenge as the Graysons continue on their downward spiral. But an explosive event leaves altered courses and everything hanging in the balance, causing even more to be left in question.
21 - Grief
Written By: Mark Fish & Joe Fazzio Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 2.0 Audience: 6.90 Emily's relationship with Jack causes a stronger bond to be forged in the wake of a painful loss, Victoria forms a new alliance that could seal Conrad's fate and Charlotte sets out on a vendetta of her own with Declan as her target.
20 - Legacy
Written By: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.01 Back to where her road of revenge started, in 2002, Nolan Ross picks up Amanda Clarke and she begins reading her father's journals and begins to stalk the Grayson family. As her anger and determination grow, she forms a plan to finally seek vengenance on the people who destroyed her and her father.
19 - Absolution
Written By: Nikki Toscano & Ryan Scott Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.14 The press grows more hostile over Daniel's impending release from jail. As Victoria is still angered from Conrad's banishment of Dominik, she gives the SEC confidential information about Grayson Global, and the SEC begins their investigation on Grayson Global. Emily's discovery of a photograph taken of her father on the day of his death leads her to more clues about how he died — and to a mysterious woman who not only becomes an ominous new target, but also has a deep connection to Nolan.
18 - Justice
Written By: Liz Tigelaar & Sallie Patrick Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.03 Emily discovers the identity of the man who killed her father; Declan's testimony can hurt his relationship with Charlotte.
17 - Doubt
Written By: Mike Kelley Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Rating: 2.3 Audience: 7.77 The secret lover (James Purefoy) that Victoria had long before Conrad and David comes back into her life, with the potential to create a huge problem. He has intimate knowledge of the young Victoria and how she came to be so devious.
16 - Scandal
Written By: Elle Triedman Directed By: Kenneth Fink Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.53 Everyone is questioned at the Police Station following Tyler's murder. Daniel has become the main suspect, and is becoming suspicious of Emily. Emily and Nolan find out Jack never left the Hamptons and he is looking for Amanda. Declan suspects Jack was the hooded figure on the beach. The Graysons hire lawyer Benjamin Brooks (Courtney B. Vance) to defend Daniel. Daniel is arrested, refused bail and sent to jail. Victoria asks Emily to stand by Daniel's side. Ashley becomes the Graysons' spokesperson to the media, however she is trying to increase her career as she leaks photos of Daniel covered in blood to the media. It is revealed that Satoshi Takeda (Hiroyuki Sanada) watched Daniel and Tyler on the beach, and he is the one who killed Tyler.
15 - Chaos
Written By: Mark Fish & Joe Fazzio Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.69 Back at the moments of the pilot episode, Emily and Daniel's engagement party reveals new details, as Emily's revenge takes a dark and unexpected turn. Jack makes a desperate attempt to find Amanda and Charlotte tries to soothe the pain of her family's betrayal. In the end, the party goers rush to the beach to find out if Daniel has died. Victoria turns over the body to find Tyler dead. Daniel walks up, covered in blood.
14 - Perception
Written By: Nikki Toscano & Sallie Patrick Directed By: Tim Hunter Rating: 2.5 Audience: 7.70 It's getting all excited in the Hamptons as Emily and Daniel's engagement party nears, but everything is not going as well as expected. Victoria tries to turn Conrad's father (William Devane) against him, while Jack falls deeper into the rabbit hole. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Emily get the rug pulled out from under them.
13 - Commitment
Written By: Mark B. Perry & Liz Tigelaar Directed By: Kenneth Fink Rating: 2.5 Audience: 7.67 Emily watches Treadwell's old interview tapes of David Clarke and David reveals that Charlotte is his biological daughter. Emily urges Amanda to lay low after the Treadwell incident, claiming it was Victoria who set the fire. Emily sends the tape to Conrad, who uses the information to cripple Victoria's divorce claims. Victoria calls in Amanda to talk to her about the stolen tapes, and obtains her DNA to test if Amanda is really Amanda Clarke. After test results prove Conrad is not Charlotte's father, he sends her to move back in with Victoria. Daniel proposes to Emily and she accepts, even though she knows about the clause in his trust fund. Conrad tells Daniel about Charlotte. Meanwhile, Victoria sends a man to Jack's house to find the tapes, which Emily planted there, and Jack is brutally beaten in the process. It's revealed that Ryan Huntly (Victora's divorce lawyer) is on Emily's side. Emily tells Amanda the truth, and tells her to leave town to keep herself and Jack safe. Daniel confronts Victoria about Charlotte, and when Victoria finds it difficult to talk about, Daniel believes she was raped by David. When he tells Emily this, her plan for revenge is only intensified.
12 - Infamy
Written By: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.58 Emily sets her sights on a new target, Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart), a news reporter-turned-famous author. Treadwell originally set out to write about David Clarke's innocence, but was convinced by the Graysons to write a book condemning him. While at Treadwell's home under the guise of having him write Nolan's biography, Emily notices that he has tapes of all his interviews. Meanwhile, Victoria wants Treadwell to interview Amanda on why she's returned to the Hamptons. Emily uses Amanda to confront Treadwell about his actions, and to strongly urge him to confess at his book reading later that night. Daniel tries to negotiate the return of his trust fund to even the odds with his parents' divorce, but Conrad adds a clause that he won't have shares in the company until he turns 30 or gets married. Daniel tells Victoria he wants to marry Emily. When Treadwell doesn't come clean at the reading, Emily breaks into his house, steals the tapes, and sets the house on fire.
11 - Duress
Written By: Elle Triedman Directed By: Jamie Babbit Rating: 2.5 Audience: 8.06 Conrad begs Daniel not to cut him out of his life, and says he'll make sure Tyler is gone. Daniel agrees, but only so he can pass on information to Victoria. Emily repairs her friendship with Nolan. Conrad and Victoria fight over custody of Charlotte. Tyler continues to blackmail Conrad with the information on the Whale Cam. While searching for the Whale Cam in Tyler's room, Emily discovers his medication and finds out that police have been looking for Tyler since his doctor was attacked. In addition, Tyler hasn't been enrolled in Harvard in a year. Daniel confronts him, and Tyler leaves. Meanwhile, everyone else is setting up Daniel's birthday clambake, and Nolan believes Tyler is on a plane back to the West Coast, until Tyler appears in his home with a knife. He cuts Nolan and ties him up, then heads to Emily's house. At Daniel's party, Victoria and Conrad meet "Amanda." Tyler's brother, Alex, arrives and helps Nolan. Tyler confronts Emily and demands she give him the Whale Cam. He threatens everyone at the party at gunpoint until Alex arrives to help. He talks Tyler down so Jack and Daniel can overpower him. Later, Nolan reveals that the gun never had bullets in it, despite the fact that Emily always keeps it loaded.
10 - Loyalty
Written By: Wendy Calhoun & Nikki Toscano Directed By: J. Miller Tobin Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.35 Conrad files for divorce from Victoria. Jack and Amanda's relationship continues to blossom. Emily questions Nolan's loyalty after finding out about his fling with Tyler. Victoria seeks Ashley's help in getting Daniel back. Tyler is seen taking Clozapine, a drug used to treat schizophrenia. Daniel finds Tyler's need to be part of the Grayson family suspicious, and tells his father the truth about how Tyler got Nolan to invest in the company. Conrad tries to fire Tyler, but Tyler blackmails him into keeping him on with the information from Lydia's speech. Ryan Huntly, who is revealed to have denied David Clarke's appeal of his sentence years ago, offers his services as a divorce lawyer to Victoria. Charlotte decides to live with her father, and Daniel decides to support Victoria. Tyler steals Nolan's "Whale Cam," with the footage of Lydia confronting Conrad, among other videos. Nolan stops working with Emily. Victoria learns "Amanda Clarke" is back in town.
09 - Suspicion
Written By: Salvatore Stabile Directed By: Bethany Rooney Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.30 Emily gives "Amanda" a new identity, but Amanda refuses to leave town. Tyler uses Nolan's credit card to buy Ashley gifts, and Victoria pays Declan $25,000 to stay away from Charlotte. Tyler asks Nolan to invest $20 million in Conrad's business. He also finds Lydia's discarded speech from the Open Arms Gala, and Nolan and Emily believe he will try to blackmail Conrad and Victoria. Emily seeks the help of a Japanese acquaintance in her quest for revenge. Nolan agrees to give Tyler the money, on the condition that Tyler continue his "services," but Ashley walks in on them kissing. Amanda starts a romance with Jack and pretends to be the real Amanda, his childhood friend. Conrad moves Lydia out of the house against Victoria's wishes. Charlotte and Declan continue their romance in secret, using the money Victoria paid. In an attempt to have Victoria see her as more than an assistant, Ashley betrays Emily.
08 - Treachery
Written By: Ryan Scott Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 2.6 Audience: 7.98 "Amanda" tells Emily that she killed Frank. The police investigate Emily and the Graysons in Frank's death, but Emily has Nolan look after Amanda to keep her hidden. Lydia's memory seems to have been affected by her fall, so Victoria allows her to stay in the house in order to help her jog her memories. Conrad and Victoria decide to separate, which affects both Charlotte and Daniel. Daniel starts working for Conrad and moves in with Emily. Amanda connects with Jack.
07 - Charade
Written By: Mark B. Perry & Joe Fazzio Directed By: Sanford Bookstaver Rating: 3.0 Audience: 8.58 A high-profile newspaper article focuses on the Grayson family and spotlights Daniel and Emily's relationship. Tyler continues to worm his way into the Grayson family. Frank confronts Emily about her past and her involvement with Nolan, then attempts to prove his devotion to Victoria. Emily calls Warden Sharon Stiles, who helps her cover up her past criminal record when Frank comes questioning. Emily enlists Nolan's help to find something to discredit Tyler to the Graysons. He discovers Tyler has a questionable past, and confronts him. Tyler seduces Nolan in an attempt to keep him from spilling what he found. The Graysons' 25th Anniversary dinner ends in turmoil. Emily and Daniel reveal their love for each other. Frank finds the real Emily Thorne (Margarita Levieva) at a strip club, and learns she and Emily (the real Amanda Clarke) switched identities. Lydia wakes from her coma, and "Amanda" arrives in the Hamptons.
06 - Intrigue
Written By: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Directed By: Tim Hunter Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.72 With Lydia now in a comatose state and preparations for Victoria's annual Fourth of July gala underway, Emily plans to break the bond of trust between Conrad and Frank with the incriminating video of Frank pushing Lydia off her apartment balcony – and see to it that the tension with Tyler comes to an end. Daniel plans to get a job as a bartender at the Stowaway Tavern and finds his first night may be his last; Nolan finds himself in a situation when Frank threatens him; and Declan plans to lavish Charlotte with money he gets in a bold move.
05 - Guilt
Written By: Nikki Toscano Directed By: Kenneth Fink Rating: 2.5 Audience: 7.94 When Lydia returns to the Hamptons with a vendetta against both Emily and Victoria, Conrad discovers she plans to reveal her involvement in the David Clarke conspiracy. Victoria is overwhelmed with feelings of guilt over her involvement in David Clarke's demise; Daniel makes a life-changing decision after learning of Tyler's betrayal; Declan's relationship with Charlotte continues to evolve; and Nolan discovers Lydia is suspicious about Emily when the secret camera he placed in Emily's house ends up in Lydia's Manhattan apartment. At the conclusion of the episode, Frank breaks into Lydia's apartment and finds a series of items that suggest Lydia was behind the downfall of Bill Harmon, Senator Kingsley and Dr. Banks – unaware that Emily arranged for the items to be sent. Lydia returns to the apartment and the two engage in a scuffle that results in Lydia falling five stories onto the roof of a taxi, a scuffle that Nolan witnesses from his whale cam.
04 - Duplicity
Written By: Wendy Calhoun Directed By: Matt Shakman Rating: 2.7 Audience: 7.90 Emily trains her sights on taking down renowned therapist Dr. Michelle Banks, the psychiatrist responsible for institutionalizing Amanda Clarke, and plans to reveal some of her client's darkest secrets. Victoria starts preparing Charlotte for the "Mothers & Daughters United for Peace of Mind" charity benefit and notices that Charlotte is getting to know Declan better; Conrad pays Lydia a secret visit in order to restart their relationship; Jack faces a difficult decision about the Stowaway Tavern's future; and Tyler seduces Ashley while also finding Emily to be a possible rival.
03 - Betrayal
Written By: Salvatore Stabile Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Rating: 2.4 Audience: 7.68 Emily targets both the political and professional life of incumbent US Senator Tom Kingsley – the ambitious federal prosecutor who convicted David Clarke – with Nolan as her ally. Victoria begins to remember her secret affair with David Clarke as her suspicions about Emily become even greater; Daniel is confronted with his dark past during a reunion with his ex-girlfriend's brother; Declan continues falling for Charlotte only to discover that her boyfriend Adam is having an affair; Jack is devastated in the aftermath of his father's sudden death; and Emily's friend Ashley Davenport finds herself attracted to Daniel's college friend Tyler Barrol – who has an agenda of his own.
02 - Trust
Written By: Mike Kelley & Joe Fazzio Directed By: Phillip Noyce Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.54 As Emily juggles forming an alliance with Nolan and going on her first date with Daniel, she begins to set her sights on Bill Harmon – one of Wall Street's top hedge fund managers and David Clarke's trusted friend. Victoria's suspicions about Emily prompt her and Conrad's head of security Frank Stevens to dig into the young socialite's past while Amanda Clarke's childhood friend Jack Porter learns his father Carl may lose the Stowaway Tavern to his debt situation and fears that his younger brother Declan is falling in love with Victoria's teenage daughter Charlotte.
01 - Pilot
Written By: Mike Kelley Directed By: Phillip Noyce Rating: 3.3 Audience: 10.02 As a summer to remember begins in the Hamptons, new arrival Emily Thorne dazzles the members of high society by making herself known in the exclusive social circle of Grayson Global CEO Conrad Grayson and his socialite wife Victoria. But it soon becomes clear that the beguiling young philanthropist has a dark past. Emily was once known as Amanda Clarke, a young nine-year-old whose life was torn apart when her father – Grayson Global hedge fund manager David Clarke – was falsely accused of channeling money to a terrorist organization responsible for the downing of a commercial airliner. Now living under an assumed identity, she is determined to seek vengeance on the people who destroyed her father's life – the two main conspirators being Conrad and Victoria Grayson – by making their lives come crashing down around them. Amidst facing unwanted ally Nolan Ross and meeting potential new romance Daniel Grayson, Emily sets her sights on Lydia Davis – the woman who was David Clarke's secretary – and prepares to set her master plan in motion. Because when everything you love has been stolen from you, someone has to pay.