The Grayson’s celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. In past years they would throw elaborate parties, but given recent events Victoria and Conrad opt to keep the celebration limited to a quiet dinner party. Meanwhile, behind the scenes Conrad and Victoria’s marriage continues to struggle as Victoria continues to flashback to her betrayal of David Clarke feeling immense guilt, while Conrad continues to remain by Lydia’s bedside, despite his declarations that he still loves Victoria.
Frank continues to look into Emily’s past, leading to a brief confrontation at her home, that leads Emily to call for help in the form of her former warden. Despite the warden’s attempts to steer Frank away, he soon discovers that “Emily Thorne” is actually the name of Amanda’s former cellmate in jail. The two later exchanged names so Amanda/Emily could seek revenge for those who wronged her father. Frank finds the impostor Amanda at a strip club. After some talking, the fake Amanda kills Frank with a tire iron, just as he was planning to expose Emily to Victoria over the phone.
Emily and Daniel’s romance continues to be threatened by Tyler. Emily then enlists Nolan’s help in taking down Tyler, now trusting Nolan as a formidable ally. Nolan later discovers that Tyler’s family went bankrupt and he has become something of a con man in order to restore the wealth his family once had. However, wanting to drive Nolan away Tyler seduces Nolan, but Nolan later reveals he videotaped the tryst as part of his plot to discredit Tyler to the Grayson’s.
The Grayson’s ill-fated dinner takes place with Charlotte bringing Declan to the party, unannounced. During the rather shrill meal, Conrad openly degrades Daniel for working at the Porter’s bar, calling it a “dive”. This infuriates Declan, and he verbally lashes out at the Grayson’s. He calls Emily out on her relationship with Jack, revealing to Daniel that she had come by the bar earlier to give Jack a gift, though she insisted it was for him fixing the porch swing. After a brief confrontation over their relationship, Emily and Daniel both confess that they are falling in love with each other. Declan and Charlotte reconcile, with her admitting she brought Declan to the dinner uninvited as a way to spite her mother. Victoria and Conrad then have an explosive argument. She throws him out, and shares a heartfelt conversation with Daniel.
Tyler attempts to keep Ashley on the line as their relationship begins to struggle. He later reveals his past and plot to her, and she states that they are more alike than she initially thought. Conrad sits with Lydia at the hospital, and is there in time for her to awaken from her coma. Lastly, the fake Amanda arrives at Emily’s door. As they reunite, she reveals to her former cellmate that Frank found out their secret, but she “took care of him.”
“Charade” is the seventh episode of the American television series Revenge. The episode premiered on ABC on November 2, 2011, and was written by Mark B. Perry & Joe Fazzio and directed by Sanford Bookstaver.
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