Emily Thorne

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Emily Thorne
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 (birth name), Ems (by Nolan)
GenderFemale
OccupationPhilanthropist and socialite
Shareholder within NolCorp
(liquidated stock)
FamilyDavid Clarke
(father)
Kara Clarke-Murphy
(mother)
Gordon Murphy
(stepfather; deceased)
Charlotte Clarke
(half-sister)
Charlotte Clarke
(great aunt; deceased)
Carl Porter
(godson)
Spouse(s)Rohan Kamath
(ex-husband)
Daniel Grayson
(ex-husband)
Significant other(s)Jack Porter
(childhood crush; friend)
Aiden Mathis
(on-off lover; deceased)
ResidenceSouthampton, New York
 
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Emily Thorne
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 (birth name), Ems (by Nolan)
GenderFemale
OccupationPhilanthropist and socialite
Shareholder within NolCorp
(liquidated stock)
FamilyDavid Clarke
(father)
Kara Clarke-Murphy
(mother)
Gordon Murphy
(stepfather; deceased)
Charlotte Clarke
(half-sister)
Charlotte Clarke
(great aunt; deceased)
Carl Porter
(godson)
Spouse(s)Rohan Kamath
(ex-husband)
Daniel Grayson
(ex-husband)
Significant other(s)Jack Porter
(childhood crush; friend)
Aiden Mathis
(on-off lover; deceased)
ResidenceSouthampton, New York

Emily Rebecca Thorne[1] (previously Grayson; 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] According to Anthony Letizia of alterna-Tv.com, similar to Dantès being falsely imprisoned for fourteen years on the charge of treason, Thorne was imprisoned in juvenile detention[a] and her father was framed for the crime of financing a terrorist attack on the United States. Letizia 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]

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 French and Japanese. Season one, episode 11 also shows that she a proficient shooter who scores six perfect shots in a shooting range with a handgun. While she is very determined to seek revenge, none of her plans have resulted in her committing murder, although most deaths that occur on the show happen because in the chain of events that she set in motion, others commit murder. She has chastised both Aiden and Amanda for some of the murders they committed and attempted to prevent them from committing more, though she herself was determined for a time to kill Gordon Murphy and later the Graysons.

"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").

As of "Endurance" Emily's wounds from being shot in the stomach by Daniel have left her unable to have biological children. This has caused her to push Aiden away out of grief and to finally target Daniel, her shooter, in her revenge.

Emily is forced to take matters to extreme measures by going under the new identity of Homeland security agent Rebecca Stone to continue her path of revenge as the Graysons slowly get the upper hand.

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 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. She has a tattoo on her wrist of the same double infinity symbol, representing her father's love "for infinity times infinity", as he told her as a child. 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. Ashley 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, causes him to be falsely diagnosed with 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 (symbolizing the double infinity symbol of her father), the day she destroys Victoria.

Emily sets her sights on taking down Father Paul Whitley, a former employee at Grayson Global, though Nolan (who has exonerated himself) 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 atone, she goes to Whitley to request his assistance (without revealing her true identity) in making Conrad confess to the entire conspiracy. Just as it seems Conrad will confess, Emily pulls up to a crashed car on the side of the road and finds Whitley severely injured.

After Whitley dies in the hospital, Emily is suspicious that Conrad murdered him. She and Jack, who partially reconciles with her, prove that the brakes were tampered with, so Conrad was not responsible. Emily initially suspects Aiden (who has returned) tampered with the brakes and tells him Jack knows her secret, causing him to deflect blame for the accident onto Jack out of jealousy, which infuriates Emily. It is revealed that Patrick - who has reunited with Victoria - caused the accident in an attempt to kill Conrad and protect his mother.

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. To keep Daniel in her grasp, Emily claims she is pregnant. Lydia Davis, thought to have died in the plane crash at the end of season 1, returns and discovers that Emily doctored her photo of the New Years Party in 2002, which features her in disguise.

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, which confirms her suspicions Emily is a gold-digger. Victoria confronts Emily and speculates the pregnancy is fake, which Emily confirms, unaware that Daniel has heard everything. In a drunken rage he picks up the gun left by Aiden and shoots her twice in the stomach, and she falls into the water.

After barely managing to get help, Emily is diagnosed with transient global amnesia and Victoria is suspected as the shooter. 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. Niko has a "revengenda" of her own, having come to the Hamptons to hunt down her father's killer. Emily initially plans to flee the Hamptons, but she changes her mind 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.

Emily begins suffering mysterious blackouts, which result in her calling Conrad's ex-wife Stevie at Conrad's suggestion to divorce Daniel. Aiden is abducted by Niko, who has discovered he killed her father, and she vows to kill Emily as revenge. Emily, unarmed manages to defeat an armed Niko in a difficult struggle, but releases her just before killing her. Aiden helps Emily to realize the blackouts are the result of a repressed memory where her father tells her they will be a family with Victoria. Accepting this causes the blackouts to end.

Stevie, who believes David was innocent, discovers that Emily and Jack (her son) were trying to expose the Graysons and reveals the existence of evidence disks confiscated by her law firm. Jack steals them, and they are revealed to contain a letter written by Victoria's current lover Pascal LeMarchal, mentioning Aiden's father. Further investigations lead Aiden to Oscar Chapman, a reporter that is now in hiding from the Graysons. Chapman reveals that Trevor Mathis was killed, not by his own hands, by Pascal, who in the present day tracks down Chapman and silences him as well. Emily poses as a Homeland Security agent and wins Pascal's allegiance in extracting a confession out of Conrad. However, this goes completely awry when he is pushed into a helicopter blade by Conrad and killed instantly.

With all other options exhausted, Emily abducts Charlotte and holds her for ransom, demanding that Conrad and Victoria confess to their crimes, but then releases her sister and has her extract a confession from Conrad while wired, which is then broadcast on television. Conrad is arrested and a judge reopens the David Clarke case upon receiving "new evidence", finally exonerating him. Jack tells Emily he searched the cabin of a man who was stalking Charlotte and found a ring which Emily recognizes as belonging to her father, which is discovered to be her grandfather's cabin. Upon searching it, she is attacked by Kurt Renner and realizes he was trying to get her DNA. Victoria is onto Emily. She has Aiden go to Michelle Banks, her old psychiatrist to demand her assistance in destroying Victoria, but Victoria has anticipated Aiden's visit. She immobilizes him with drugged tea and then smothers him to death.

Conrad escapes from prison with the help of a guard, but is murdered outside by none other than David Clarke, who is alive and well.

In her final revenge against Victoria, Emily subdues Victoria and has her committed to a psychiatric facility. Emily walks away as Victoria struggles and repeatedly screams that Emily is Amanda Clarke.

Season four[edit]

In the fourth season premiere, picking up six months following the events of "Execution", Emily has taken over Grayson Manor. She finds it difficult to move on from revenge, and to to accept her true identity as Amanda Clarke. Making matters complicated, Victoria escapes from the psychiatric hospital and makes her return known to Emily.

Charlotte begins to have monetary and romantic troubles, which cause her to attempt to commit suicide by jumping off a building. Emily, Jack and the police manage to stop her from jumping. Emily finally reveals her true identity to her half-sister, only to be angrily rebuffed and almost killed when Charlotte leaves her unconscious in the Stowaway and sets it on fire, although Jack saves Emily. Emily forgives Charlotte against the advice of her friends, and some time later they partially reconcile, and Charlotte leaves for rehab. One night, a hooded man attempts to kill Emily, but is scared off by Nolan. They are unable to recognize the assailant.

Asked to look at suspects at the police station, Emily is extremely shocked when she sees her father among them. After being revealed as David Clarke, David issues a statement claiming that he was locked away and tortured by Conrad. Emily finds evidence suggesting that this is untrue and that David murdered Conrad. This and Victoria's working to keep David in her grasp delays Emily coming out to him as his daughter. She finally does, however, when she steals a USB drive from his safety deposit box containing photographs of the late "Amanda Clarke" (the real Emily Thorne). She angrily confronts David and reveals her true identity, though their reunion is interrupted when Victoria is hit by an electrical shock in a storm outside.

Two men attempt to abduct David when he is with Victoria at the hospital, but Emily intervenes. David reveals that a more dangerous rival of Conrad's was responsible for his absence. David refuses to let Emily assist him. Emily goes against his wishes and holds one of the would-be abductors hostage, attempting to torture him, though he reveals nothing. His accomplice, arrested by the police, is found having supposedly committed suicide in his cell. Emily has her doubts and suspects Chief Alvarez, but later discovers evidence that implicates FBI Agent Kate Taylor, who has recently arrived in the Hamptons.

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]

In other media[edit]

In early 2014, it was announced that Marvel Comics and ABC Studios had plans to jointly develop a comic book inspired by Revenge that detailed the origin of Emily Thorne.[23] Co-authored by Ted Sullivan (a writer for the show) and Erica Schultz, and illustrated by Vincenzo Balzano, Dustin Nguyen, and Felix Ruiz, Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne was published September 2, 2014.[24] The story is set in Switzerland years before the events of the television series and follows Emily/Amanda on her first revenge mission, aided by her mentor Takeda.[25][26] Marvel has stated that the comic's plot is considered canon.[25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Letizia says that Emily was imprisoned for ten years, while according to episode 3 of season 1, Emily was only imprisoned for two years, from ages 16 to 18. "Ten years" comes from the pilot episode in which Emily tell Nolan she hadn't seen her father for ten years.

References[edit]

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  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. 
  23. ^ "Discovers Secrets in the Revenge Original Graphic Novel". Marvel Entertainment. February 18, 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  25. ^ a b Lueng, Jason. "Marvel Comics First Look: "The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne"". ABC Studios. The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  26. ^ Truitt, Brian. "ABC's 'Revenge' soap opera spills into graphic novel". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 

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