Revenge Review: Being Frank

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"Intrigue" was a game-changer with so many twists and turns that, in the end, I almost didn't realize Emily Thorne hadn't taken down a new victim.

First... Lydia's alive?!?  When she fell off that balcony, things took a turn Emily didn't see coming. The revelation that she's in a coma, similarly, was a surprise I didn't foresee. So the cab broke her fall? Ouch! But it's such a great complication for down the road. What will happen when Lydia wakes up? How much will remember?

Declan in the Dark

Is Tyler completely off his rocker? We all knew Tyler wasn't quite right, but after this episode I believe we can safely call that an understatement. Emily pegged what we all suspected, that Tyler didn't have the money he claimed, yet somehow the slippery little weasel continued to get away with his farce.

Ummm, did Tyler make a move on Daniel when he put him to bed or did I misread that? For a moment it certainly appeared that he wanted to be more than just Daniel's best friend and when Daniel rejected him... that's when things got scary. Just how twisted is Tyler? I assume we haven't seen the last of his craziness, although I'm still trying to figure out his end game. Overall? I simply can't wait to see Emily take him down.

Jack made his move. I was a little surprised Jack put it all out there the way he did, especially with Emily dating Daniel. But I suppose he felt if he didn't make his move now it might be too late. Unfortunately, Emily's game includes bedding Daniel and she's determined to ignore her heart and follow her plan.

His honest plea to her was heartbreaking to watch. Who hasn't put themselves out there only to get crushed? It's a moment you wish you could forget but never do and it brought Emily to tears.

Nolan bailed. Frank scared the crap out of Nolan, which sent the mogul running to Emily to tell her he's out. I was so disappointed. Nolan was so ballsy when Frank was threatening him. Who else could make double rainbow jokes while being roughed up by a possible murderer?

Of course, the big problem here was that now Frank knows there's a connection back to Emily and he won't stop digging until he finds it.

On other fronts: how much of an idiot was Conrad? Frank has been his fixer for years. He knows all of the Grayson's secrets. Together they framed a man for a terrorist plot and watched him die in prison but I guess knowing the man would murder your mistress because he lusts after your wife was a little too much for Conrad. (What a great sentence, huh? I love Revenge!)

Still, it's a huge risk to turn on him. Conrad should have been smart enough to keep his enemies close because firing Frank will definitely come back to bite him.

Over at the Stowaway, Declan did a lot of stupid things and one smart one. Being honest with Charlotte probably got him closer to her than any fancy dinner ever could.

Back to Emily, I had one question: Why keep the picture that links her to her past? I thought she should have burned it. Of course, if anyone finds that box, her game is over, with or without the photo. I hope she's got that thing locked up.

So will Frank figure out her plot for revenge and use it to get back into Victoria's good graces? Did Emily's lack of a successful victim this week disappoint? Or was there enough intrigue to keep you wanting more?


Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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This show is really good, it's really well scripted. Don't you guys remember that in the very first episode Jack kills Daniel (on his engagement night), most likely due to Emily's request? So at one point Emily will tell Jack everything, that's what I'm thinking. I can't get enough of this show. Great actors too.


Any number of copies of the old party photo may exist.Burning one in her own control doesn't mean someone else has any less chance of tracing her through another copy.


Oh it's a cover : It's Anyone's ghost by the National The one who is doing the cover I don't know..


What is a music of the end of episode? I freak out for know!


This episode : Daniel = spoiled brat Jack = I love you Nolan : Is going to get killed if he continues... Frank : oh oh


I think Tyler is the one killed, remember that he kept Daniel's phone away to mess with Emily's plans. He could repeat that again before the engagement party, because, let's face it: He is obsessed with Daniel in a creepy way. So, as far as we have seen, Emily is capable of arrange a way to get rid of him once and for all. At this point, all we can do is to enjoy every moment. BTW I also find a little dump that Nolan did not hack the cameras before getting inside Lydia's apt.


Haha! I thought the same thing about Tyler. I get that he has no money and is conning the Graysons, but why was he trying to break up Emily and Daniel. In this episode, it does appear that Tyler has a little bit of a crush on Daniel himself. I myself, don't see Jack lasting that much longer. He won't be one to methodically plan revenge on Emily. I expect him to try to destroy her right away and meeting an unhappy ending. I do hope Tyler gets his soon too. And I can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming episodes to make Jack shoot Daniel. Maybe @ Tiffany will be right. Still loving this show.


AnEye4An_I wrote "I'm suprised NYs finest didn't check the surveillance footage to see if anyone entered the apartment..." I thought the same thing at first but the media reported Lydia's fall as an attempted suicide, so if the police concluded that's what it was, they wouldn't view it as a crime and wouldn't pursue the building's surveillance video. Having said that, concluding it was a suicide attempt was sloppy police work - they should have investigated every possibility. Nolan wouldn't have been in much trouble though since he has the footage of Frank attacking Lydia and it's obvious that she went over the balcony railing during that attack. Not to mention, if Frank threatens Nolan, Nolan can threaten him with the videotape so - can you say stalemate?


Love this show! have to say, I don't know why Emily didn't just turn over the video of Lydia's struggle with Frank to the police. Seems like a plot device to keep Frank in the mix. Surely sending him to prison for attempted murder is better than having the Graysons pay him big bucks and let him retire in comfort. Or maybe she knew that causing a rift between him and the Graysons would wreak more havoc than simply having Frank go to jail. Dumb of Nolan not to think of Lydia's building's security cameras, even though he didn't expect this to be a hot crime scene, he is a tech geek, he could have hacked them so they wouldn't tape him breaking into her apartment. And SUPER dumb of him to go directly to Emily at the Graysons' 4th of July bash after Frank attacked him, because he fingered Emily to Frank. Stupid yes, but believable. He was rattled. But he could have left the room and called her on his cell phone and Frank would not have known they were connected. I actually don't see any chemistry between Jack and Emily, otherwise I would have been more moved by his confession to her. Sweet though. And Tyler? Obviously Emily has done her research on him, she implied as much at dinner and also in their brief exchange at the party which was interrupted by Nolan. I think it's pretty obvious Tyler is gay and he's in love with Daniel, also he has no money and is sponging off the Graysons for the summer. It's amazing that he keeps getting away with his web of lies, everybody but Emily is falling for them. Daniel will probably be fired by Jack for being drunk on the job his first day...even though he was drugged. Daniel seems like a dumb tool, being manipulated by Tyler. I suspect Daniel isn't the one murdered... we'll find out in Episode 13 apparently. Just because Victoria yells "Daniel" and they see a man's body on the beach doesn't mean it's Daniel. Maybe it's Tyler. One can only hope.


I have to say I actually quite liked it and am glad we now know that Tyler is not at all what he seems but that was a given....kind of stunned with the Jack declaration thought that would unfold a bit slower and not sure why Tyler drugged him as it seemed he was heading a different way and I do not mean any moves on him I just think he wants him around to be a cash cow to party with....
Lydia being alive is interesting and I knew that Nolan was not going to be able to hold out but he insists on inserting himself.....I am going to guess that Frank will not back off and in the end someone will take him out one way or another....I am also glad there were bumps in the road as it really would not be very realistic if she pulled off everything perfectly it is never a perfect world after all and it would lose some of it's soapiness.... She counted on Lydia not reading anything plus she had no idea the camera was in the dolphin Lydia picked it up when she was visiting and I guess Emily thought it was hers.....a fluke is all that was

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Revenge Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

The thud you hear is the sound of Lydia hitting the roof of the taxi five stories down.


They say vengeance taken will tear the heart and torment the conscience.