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Emily (Thorne) Grayson
Revenge character
Revenge-Emily-Van-Camp-7.jpg
Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne
First appearance"Pilot"
(episode 1.01)
Created byMike Kelley
Portrayed byEmily VanCamp
Emily Alyn Lind (9 years old)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (5 years old)
Information
AliasesAmanda Clarke
Becky
Valerie Thomas
Michelle Banks
Eve Tucker
Alyson Rodner
"Benedict Clarke"
Mr. Taylor
Diane Miller
Amanda Ross
GenderFemale
OccupationPhilanthropist and socialite
Shareholder within NolCorp
(liquidated stock)
FamilyDavid Clarke
(father; deceased)
Kara Clarke-Murphy
(mother)
Gordon Murphy
(stepfather; deceased)
Charlotte Clarke
(half-sister)
Charlotte Clarke
(great aunt; deceased)
Carl Porter
(godson)
Spouse(s)Daniel Grayson
(husband) 2013 -
Rohan Kamath
(ex-husband)
Significant other(s)Jack Porter
(childhood sweetheart)
Aiden Mathis
(ex-fiancé)
ResidenceSouthampton, New York
 
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Emily (Thorne) Grayson
Revenge character
Revenge-Emily-Van-Camp-7.jpg
Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne
First appearance"Pilot"
(episode 1.01)
Created byMike Kelley
Portrayed byEmily VanCamp
Emily Alyn Lind (9 years old)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (5 years old)
Information
AliasesAmanda Clarke
Becky
Valerie Thomas
Michelle Banks
Eve Tucker
Alyson Rodner
"Benedict Clarke"
Mr. Taylor
Diane Miller
Amanda Ross
GenderFemale
OccupationPhilanthropist and socialite
Shareholder within NolCorp
(liquidated stock)
FamilyDavid Clarke
(father; deceased)
Kara Clarke-Murphy
(mother)
Gordon Murphy
(stepfather; deceased)
Charlotte Clarke
(half-sister)
Charlotte Clarke
(great aunt; deceased)
Carl Porter
(godson)
Spouse(s)Daniel Grayson
(husband) 2013 -
Rohan Kamath
(ex-husband)
Significant other(s)Jack Porter
(childhood sweetheart)
Aiden Mathis
(ex-fiancé)
ResidenceSouthampton, New York

Emily Rebecca Grayson[1] (née Thorne; born Amanda Clarke) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the ABC television series Revenge, portrayed by Emily VanCamp.[2]

Description[edit]

Emily Thorne has been described as a flawed and multifaceted heroine figure.[3][4] Due to her father being betrayed and her being forced into foster care and juvenile detention, Thorne has become emotionally troubled. Emily VanCamp, who portrays Thorne, described the character as having become "corrupted" to the point where VanCamp was concerned that it would be difficult to make Thorne appealing to audiences. The character usually appears calm and cold while dealing with difficult circumstances but as the series progresses, she begins to reveal vulnerabilities in her demeanor and reacts more emotionally to situations, which also impedes her efforts to get vengeance.[3] According to VanCamp, Thorne has tried to bury her emotions but has an unstable emotional side, which means her feelings come out in extremes.[5]

Emily Thorne is a modern female interpretation of the character Edmond Dantès from The Count of Monte Cristo.

In Revenge Thorne serves as a modern female version of Edmond Dantès, the lead character from the The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which is the novel that inspired the series.[6] Similar to Dantès being falsely imprisoned for fourteen years on the charge of treason, Thorne was imprisoned in juvenile detention for ten years after her father was framed for the crime of financing a terrorist attack on the United States. Anthony Letizia of alterna-Tv.com notes several more similarities between the characters such as both of them training in combat after leaving incarceration in preparation for their plans of revenge and both pursuing revenge against a group of powerful and wealthy conspirators.[7]

Her pursuit of revenge has been noted as a sympathetic aspect of the character. Commentators cited recent economic difficulties as making viewers more receptive to Thorne's efforts to get revenge against a group of privileged elites for the harm they caused her family.[3][8] VanCamp described the character as "quite justified in what she's doing" adding that "everybody can connect with the theme of revenge, whether they act on it or not." The character's "girl next door" appearance is attributed as contributing to this appeal, with show producer Mike Kelly suggesting that it means viewers are "rooting for her even though she's doing something that's kind of diabolical."[9]

Madeline Stowe, who portrays the antagonist Victoria Grayson on Revenge, has likened her own character to Thorne. Stowe notes the two characters as being complicated and said that Thorne is on a similarly amoral path as Victoria.[3] She suggests that because of these similarities her character is able to recognize "something really amiss" about Thorne.[10] Lyle Masaki of AfterElton also noted similarities between the characters stating that they are "equally cool customers, equally matched and neither are completely sympathetic."[11]

It is stated on the show that as a child, Emily set fire to one of two foster homes (it is later revealed that Eli James framed her for burning down a second home), and this combined with her actions against Mason Treadwell imply that she may be pyromanic. Like her father, she is incredibly intelligent and is capable of resolving complicated situations with great cleverness. She also received training in martial arts and speaks fluent Japanese. While she is very determined to seek revenge, only the failed plan to rescue the Laharis from Trask has involved direct murder, although most deaths that occur on the show happen because of events set in motion by some of her schemes. Though it is implied that she is knowledgeable with firearms (possessing a handgun that is frequently stolen by her enemies) and physically capable of it, she seems to be very much against murder, as she has chastised both Aiden and Amanda for the murders they committed and attempted to prevent them from committing more, though she herself was determined for a time to kill Gordon Murphy (although she honored her father by not doing so).

Victoria claims in "Commitment" that Amanda was deathly allergic to strawberries, and was rushed to the hospital after having some at a Grayson Global company picnic. Emily has never brought up this allergy, so it is unknown if she actually is allergic to strawberries or if this was a ruse for Victoria to obtain Amanda's DNA by encouraging her to have some crème fraîche with her berries, and then taking the spoon she used.

"Illusion" reveals Emily's birthdate as July 13, 1984, making her 27–28 years old during the events of season 2, which takes place in 2012. She has a net worth of $500 million, as stated on the show (although ABC.com's biography states that "only Emily Thorne knows").

Character arc[edit]

Background[edit]

Amanda Clarke was the daughter of the Clarke family, living in the Hamptons in 1992. Her mother, Kara Wallace, was said to have died of illness when Amanda was five, although Amanda later discovered her mother was trying to protect her by institutionalizing herself, due to her psychological issues. David, who worked as a hedge fund manager at Grayson Global, was having an affair with his boss Conrad Grayson's wife, Victoria, and they were prepared to divorce their respective spouses to marry each other. During this time, Conrad Grayson, Victoria's husband, laundered money to a group of terrorists to help bring down Flight 197, and manipulated the evidence to point to David Clarke. The FBI stormed David's house and arrested him for treason, while Amanda was taken into foster care for at least eight years, and she never saw her father again. She then spent two years at Alanwood Juvenile Detention Center, until she was released to Nolan Ross, a friend of her father's, who informed her of the truth and gave her a wooden box dubbed the "Infinity Box", with a double infinity sign carved onto the top along with 49% shares of stock in Nolan's computer software company, NolCorp, in which her father had invested. The box was filled with numerous photographs, journals, newspaper articles, notes and mementos of her father, and had a secret lockbox containing a photograph of the people in Grayson Global. Her father had pleaded with her in his journals not to confront the true culprits behind Flight 197, but she refused to follow his advice. She spends several years doing research on the several members of the conspiracy and creating an elaborate fake back-story by changing her name to the one of her former cellmate.

Season one[edit]

The "Pilot" begins by showing the future "Fire and Ice" engagement party for Emily and Daniel Grayson, the son of Conrad and Victoria Grayson, taking place on Labor Day Weekend. All seems to be going well until a body assumed to be Daniel's is discovered on the beach by his sister Charlotte.

Five months before, Emily rents her childhood beach home and begins her revenge plan. She plots to take down Lydia Davis, her father's secretary, "Uncle" Bill Harmon, an ex-family friend, then-prosecutor Tom Kingsly, now a senator, Michelle Banks, the therapist who separated her family, Frank Stevens, the Grayson head of security who assisted in the coverup, and Mason Treadwell, a writer coerced by the Graysons to corroborate their story.

Meanwhile, Daniel's college friend, Tyler Barrol, shows up in the Hamptons to stay with the Graysons. Emily is distrustful of him from the start, while Emily's friend and Victoria's event planner, Ashley Davenport, is smitten with him. When Lydia returns, determined to get her house and reputation back after her affair with Conrad was revealed, she blackmails the Graysons and Emily. Emily, however, sets her up to take the fall for her other takedowns, causing Frank Stevens to throw her off her balcony, although she survives.

Emily sends Conrad a video recording of the Frank and Lydia incident, which causes Conrad to fire Frank. As a result, Frank attempts to regain favor with the Graysons by digging into Emily's past. He discovers "Amanda Clarke", or the real Emily Thorne, but she murders him before he can warn Victoria. After "Amanda" alerts Emily to the killing, Emily has Nolan guard her while she sets up the Graysons for Frank's murder. Her attempts to send Amanda away fail, and her former cellmate stays in the Hamptons and becomes involved with Emily's old friend Jack Porter.

Tyler, meanwhile, becomes a larger problem, and Emily enlists Nolan to get rid of him, only for him to begin a romantic relationship with Tyler. Emily exposes Tyler to Daniel, but Tyler ends up blackmailing Conrad when he tries to fire him. Emily steals the leverage Tyler has on Conrad, and Daniel evicts him from Grayson Manor. Daniel's birthday party later goes awry when Tyler appears and holds the party at gunpoint. Daniel and Jack get the upper hand and have Tyler arrested by the police.

Emily's antepenultimate target Mason Treadwell later returns. She burns down his home and steals several of his interview tapes, which reveal that Charlotte, the Graysons' daughter, is her biological half-sister. Emily uses this against Victoria, and Conrad threatens to expose this information in the midst of their divorce proceedings.

Emily returns home one day to find her Infinity Box missing. Tyler informs her that he has escaped custody, stole her Box and kidnapped Amanda. When Amanda turns on Emily, she enlists her mentor Satoshi Takeda for assistance at her engagement party. Takeda retrieves her Infinity Box and murders Tyler on the beach before fleeing with Amanda. Returning to the starting point of the pilot, the partygoers find that the body is not that of Daniel, but Tyler, and Daniel becomes the prime suspect. Emily discovers that Victoria hired a contractor named Lee Moran to attack Daniel in order to have him released from jail. Emily implicates Moran in Tyler's murder, and he is later found dead in prison, seemingly having committed suicide, although Emily discovers through bugs in the Grayson home that Conrad contracted to have him killed by the same man as her father's killer.

Starting her inquest into her father's murder, Emily learns that Conrad often spoke with a "white-haired man", whom she discovers is her father's killer. She becomes determined to kill him. Victoria acquires immunity as she exposes Conrad to the SEC. She later hands evidence of David Clarke's innocence over to Daniel, only for Emily to steal it from Daniel's briefcase.

In the first season finale, Emily confronts the white-haired man when he kidnaps Nolan. She and the white-haired man engage in a fight, but she spares his life at the last possible second. Nolan hands over the evidence to the SEC, but as Victoria and Lydia come forward as witnesses, the plane carrying them to the hearing crashes, supposedly killing them and destroying the evidence. This, along with romantic troubles Emily later has, devastates her. However, Nolan reveals that he backed up a hard drive in Conrad's evidence, which contains a video that reveals Emily's supposedly deceased mother to be alive.

Season two[edit]

Emily in the second season premiere.

In the second season premiere, the Amanda (Jack's boat) is shown as having sunk, with a body implied to be that of Jack. Three months earlier, Emily returns to the Hamptons after a long absence and begins to investigate her mother, Kara Wallace Clarke. At a Memorial Day party, Charlotte tells Emily that Victoria is alive and in hiding before she is taken back to rehab in a conspiracy arranged by Conrad. When Victoria learns that Emily knows she is alive, she contracts the white-haired man to kill her.

Victoria double-crosses the white-haired man (Gordon Murphy), who was helping her and Charlotte to disappear, causing him to seek out Emily for her exonerating bug tapes. She offers them in exchange for information about her mother, but Murphy is killed by Emily's ex-lover Aiden Mathis before she can learn more, as Murphy is attempting to kill her again.

Kara eventually resurfaces, but recognizes Amanda, not Emily as her daughter. Mason Treadwell also returns, and discovers the truth about Amanda Clarke only to be framed by Emily for Gordon Murphy's death. They strike a deal in which he will take the fall until Emily finishes her revenge, in exchange for the rights to her biography and an exoneration.

Emily assists Daniel in the CEO election at Grayson Global, his victory managing to draw out Helen Crowley from the Initiative. Emily abducts Crowley and Aiden and "dies" in an ensuing shootout in a ruse to make Crowley trust Aiden. Convinced that Victoria was involved, Crowley orders Aiden to kill her with the promise of his kidnapped sister's release, although Colleen Mathis was murdered in 2006. Believing her to be a danger to Daniel, Victoria kills Crowley and leads the Initiative to believe that Amanda was behind her disappearance.

The Initiative's intentions soon become clear: with the use of Nolan's incomplete "Carrion" project, they will knock out the power in Manhattan for their next attack. To this end, they hire a young woman named Padma Lahari to obtain it from Nolan, a mission complicated by the relationship they develop.

Emily learns that Conrad has bought half of the Stowaway and urges Amanda to buy it back, though when Conrad refuses to sell it Amanda uses Emily's laptop without her knowledge to blackmail him. Emily discovers a man on the Amanda in Declan's photos, who Nolan identifies as Nate Ryan, a mobster with a vendetta against Jack. The two of them rescue Jack, though in an ensuing fight Nate destroys the boat and mortally wounds Amanda, who dies in Emily's arms on the water.

Her thirst for revenge reborn after Amanda's death, Emily sets out to identify and locate both Edith "the Fa1c0n" Lee, a hacker employed by the Initiative who thwarts efforts to save Padma, and Patrick Harper, the secret firstborn son of Victoria's. Because of Lee, Nolan is unable to locate Padma before she is killed by "Trask" from the Initiative. Emily, Nolan and Aiden avenge Padma by having Lee arrested by the FBI, and killing Trask.

As Daniel and Emily become re-engaged, Takeda returns with knowledge of the Initiative's next attack, but he is killed by Aiden in self-defense when he threatens to reveal Takeda's separate agenda: avenging his fiancé, the unrecorded 247th passenger on Flight 197. Afterwards, Aiden and Nolan bankrupt the Graysons against Emily's wishes, which activates the stolen Carrion program and shuts down the power across all of New York, commencing the Initiative's next attack.

In the first part of the season finale, Emily learns that Takeda was tracking an assassin named Gregor Hoffman, who she finds posing as an IT tech at Grayson Global. Conrad, who reveals to Victoria he has been a member of the Initiative since he met Helen Crowley, attempts to have Jack killed at the headquarters, leading him to believe Emily's laptop is there. In the midst of his gubernatorial election speech, an explosion occurs close by at the company with Jack and Declan inside.

In the second part, Emily learns that while Jack escaped before the explosion, Declan did not. Daniel sends the police after Aiden with the belief that he perpetrated the attack, which leads to his arrest, although he is released after proving his innocence and Nolan is instead arrested unbeknownst to Emily. However, Aiden's fate is left uncertain after Daniel is seen with a bloodied shirt following a confrontation. After Declan dies of his injuries, Jack attempts to murder Conrad as he is making his winning speech, though he is stopped when Emily tearfully reveals to him her true identity.

Season three[edit]

In the third season premiere, Emily is shown in a wedding dress on a boat. She turns around, and apologizes to an unknown person, before she is shot twice, causing her to fall into the water. Two months earlier, she returns to the Hamptons having spent six months in Paris. She has not seen Jack during this time. While going to visit him, Ashley finds her and desperately tries to blackmail her way into Emily's Memorial Day party, therefore making herself a liability to Emily. She poisons Conrad (for a second time) during his speech at the party, switches records to make the world believe he has Huntington's disease, and leaks this to the press. Victoria, convinced it was Ashley's doing, orders Ashley to board a plane back to Croydon. Emily and Daniel set a date for their wedding: August 8th, which is when she will take down Victoria. Unbeknownst to Emily, Aiden, who is alive and well, has offered his services to Victoria.

Emily sets her sights on taking down Father Paul Whitley, a former employee at Grayson Global, though Nolan (who has been released from prison) believes he has changed. Emily successfully takes him down. Whitley seems to get at Emily, who immediately feels, for the first time, guilt that her plan succeeded. To make amends for it, she goes to Whitley to request his assistance (without revealing her identity) in making Conrad confess to the entire conspiracy. Meanwhile, Aiden makes his return known to Emily and reveals that he is actually helping her destroy Victoria, not vice-versa. Just as it seems Conrad will confess to the conspiracy, Emily pulls up to a crashed car on the side of the road and finds Whitley severely injured, and Conrad less so.

After Whitley dies in hospital, Emily is suspicious that Conrad murdered him. To this end, she locates his totaled car in a scrapyard, unexpectedly assisted by Jack. The two partially reconcile and prove that the brakes were tampered with, so Conrad was not responsible. Emily initially suspects Aiden tampered with the brakes and tells him Jack knows her secret, causing him to deflect blame for the accident onto Jack, which infuriates Emily. It is revealed that Patrick caused the accident to kill Conrad and protect his mother, but never intended for Whitley to die.

Emily reveals her final plan to Nolan and Jack: fake her death, and frame Victoria for her murder on her wedding day. After this she will disappear to the Maldives with Aiden, without a trace.

Two complications arise when Daniel's ex-girlfriend Sara Munello reappears in his life and their sparks begin to rekindle, and Lydia Davis, thought to have died in the plane crash at the end of season 1, returns. Victoria schemes to use Sara to break up Daniel and Emily, but Sara refuses to help, attempting suicide. To keep Daniel in her grasp, Emily gives him a sonogram photo and claims she is pregnant. Lydia discovers that Emily doctored her photo of the New Years Party in 2002.

The wedding arrives, with Emily's plan to fake her death and frame Victoria for murder initially appearing to be going off without a hitch until Lydia comes aboard and shows Victoria the photo. Victoria then uses it to confront Emily and speculates the pregnancy is fake, which Emily confirms, but she doesn't know that Daniel has heard everything and in drunken rage he notices the gun left by Aiden and shoots Emily twice and then throws the gun into the water.

After barely managing to get help, Emily is diagnosed with transient global amnesia. Nolan and Victoria are both barred from seeing her, Victoria due to suspicion that she shot Emily and Nolan because of the Graysons. Aiden believes Emily is faking her amnesia and attempts to rescue her, but she truly does not remember him and alerts security, though he escapes. While speaking to Charlotte, Emily tells her her father's name: David Clarke. Making an emotional connection with both Charlotte and Jack, who gives her Amanda's necklace (which Emily had left for him before leaving) she regains her memories, including the identity of her shooter.

Discharged into Victoria's care, Emily meets Niko, Takeda's daughter, who poses as her nurse and begins to assist her. Despite this, Emily informs her friends that she is giving up on her revenge and plans to escape the Hamptons, but her mind changes when she discovers that because of her injuries she will never bear her own children. She outs Lydia as her shooter to the press, blackmailing Daniel and Victoria to remain in the Grayson family.

Relationships[edit]

Reception[edit]

The choice of VanCamp to portray the character was generally well-received among critics, with Scott Pierce of The Salt Lake Tribune citing VanCamp's past involvement with Everwood and Brothers & Sisters as helping audiences contrast Thorne's sympathetic appearance with her ruthless pursuit of vengeance.[9] VanCamp's portrayal of the character has been praised by several critics for how she has depicted Thorne's charming and duplicitous nature.[8][15] Daniel Fienberg of HitFix has been more negative regarding the portrayal of the character. When the show premiered Fienberg stated that, while he was appreciative of VanCamp's work on other shows, he felt she was "passive" in the role of Thorne and that she portrayed the character as "robotically efficient", which made Thorne a less sympathetic character for him.[16]

Catherine Weagle of the Salem State Log criticized VanCamp's portrayal, stating that Thorne's "revenge glare" was not sufficiently intimidating and also found it implausible that Thorne would be able to keep her true identity a secret.[17] An initial review by Maureen Ryan of AOLTV was negative regarding the portrayal of the character, though Ryan faulted the premise of the show as making it difficult for VanCamp to portray Thorne realistically.[18] Ryan became more positive about the character's portrayal as the show progressed stating that VanCamp had "made Emily more interesting than the character almost has a right to be."[19]

Thorne's voice-over narrations during the show were described by Stephanie Goldberg of CNN as "insightful" and as being able to get the support of viewers, but other commentators have criticized the narrations as cliché and formulaic.[20][21] Fienberg stated that the narrations were devoid of meaning and attributed it to ABC having "an in-house style that says that having your female lead narrate nothingness at the start of every episode is a worthy strategy", which he stated does not provide a good setting for a story about revenge.[16]

Some critics favorably compared the role of Thorne on Revenge to that of Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series Dexter. Tierney Bricker of E! states that, like Dexter, Thorne captivates audiences even when they may not support her actions.[15] In a review of the episode "Infamy" for ChicagoNow, Andrew Daglas noted the portrayal of Thorne burning down Treadwell's home in the episode and suggested that Thorne's actions would prompt audiences to question their sympathies for the character's pursuit of revenge. Daglas then states that the character of Dexter has prompted similar questions, adding that in both series the characters force viewers "to realize how easily our darkest impulses can bubble up to the surface, and how those impulses become more dangerous when they're wrapped in a nobler guise like justice."[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Revenge - Preview Clip: Revenge Season 2, Episode 9, "Revelations," Sneak Peek — Emily and Jack Share a Glance in Church (VIDEO) - Video". Wetpaint.com. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  2. ^ "ABC: Charlie's Angels on Thursdays, Once Upon a Time on Sundays - IGN". Au.tv.ign.com. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d Keveney, Bill (13 February 2012). "'Revenge' is sweet for stars, ABC and fans seeking escape". USA Today. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Cuthbertson, Ian (26 March 2012). "The good, the bad and the vengeful". The Australian. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Abrams, Natalie (11 October 2011). "Emily VanCamp: Emily Thorne Isn't the Only One Getting Revenge". TV Guide. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Vickery, Colin (7 February 2012). "Emily Vancamp's sweet revenge in prime-soap premiering on Channel Seven on Monday". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Letizia, Anthony. "Revenge and The Count of Monte Cristo". alterna-TV.com. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Rodman, Sarah (21 September 2011). "In ‘Revenge,’ a killer time in the Hamptons". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Pierce, Scott D. (21 September 2011). "Review: "Revenge" looks like delicious TV fun". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Seibel, Deborah Starr (15 January 2012). "Sweet 'Revenge'". New York Post. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Masaki, Lyle (16 December 2011). "The Year in Television: Our Three Favorite New Dramas". AfterElton. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Revenge - Revenge Season 2 Spoiler: Will Nolan Ross Find Love With a Woman? Mike Kelley Tells All!". Wetpaint.com. 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  13. ^ "Revenge Creator: [Spoiler Alert] Will Never Kiss! But Guess Which Love Triangle Is So On? | E! Online". Ca.eonline.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  14. ^ "Revenge - Who Is Emily Thorne’s True Love on Revenge? Actress Emily VanCamp Dishes!". Wetpaint.com. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  15. ^ a b Bricker, Tierney (7 September 2011). "Fall TV Preview: Meet Your New Favorite Guilty Pleasure...Revenge". E!. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  16. ^ a b Fienberg, Daniel (21 September 2011). "TV Review: ABC's 'Revenge'". HitFix. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Weagle, Catherine (18 November 2011). "ABC’s New Drama "Revenge" Leaves Viewers Wanting More". Salem State Log. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  18. ^ Ryan, Maureen (20 September 2011). "Review: 'Revenge' Promises Soapy Escapism, But Does Emily VanCamp's Show Deliver?". AOLTV. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  19. ^ Ryan, Maureen (9 November 2011). "'Revenge' on ABC Is Sweet: Let Us Count the Ways". AOLTV. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  20. ^ Goldberg, Stephanie (2 December 2011). "Obsessions: How ABC's 'Revenge' snuck up on us". CNN. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  21. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (21 September 2011). ""Revenge" is a dish that serves itself in bits and pieces". Salon. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  22. ^ Daglas, Andrew (14 January 2012). "Revenge: "Infamy" - Burnin' Down The House". ChicagoNow. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

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