Declan and Ems

Declan and Ems

Emily and Declan in a scene from Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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Nolan and Ems on Revenge

Nolan and Ems on Revenge

Emily and Nolan in a scene from Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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Ems With Jack

Ems With Jack

Emily and Jack in a scene from Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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Jack Can't Believe It

Jack Can't Believe It

Jack looking pained on Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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Jack, Ems and Dec

Jack, Ems and Dec

Jack, Ems and Dec in a scene from Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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Jack in the Hospital

Jack in the Hospital

Jack survives on Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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Conrad and Dec

Conrad and Dec

Conrad and Dec in the hospital on Revenge. "Retribution" airs March 10, 2013.
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RIP FauxManda

RIP FauxManda

Emily at the cemetery, mourning Amanda, in a photo from "Retribution," the March 10, 2013 episode of Revenge.
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RIP Amanda

RIP Amanda

Emily at the cemetery, presumably mourning Amanda, in a photo from "Retribution," the March 10, 2013 episode of Revenge.
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Amanda's Funeral

Amanda's Funeral

Emily at the cemetery, mourning Amanda, in a photo from "Retribution," the March 10, 2013 episode of Revenge.
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Mourning Thorne

Mourning Thorne

Emily at the cemetery, presumably mourning Amanda, in a photo from "Retribution," the March 10, 2013 episode of Revenge.
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Emily at the Cemetery

Emily at the Cemetery

Emily at the cemetery, presumably mourning Amanda, in a photo from "Retribution," the March 10, 2013 episode of Revenge.
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Revenge Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

Nolan: As far as me sticking by your side, I think you know by now I'm not going anywhere.
Emily: Then don't ever tell me to let go, or to ease up, or to forgive. Not when I'm standing here covered in the blood of one of the only people that I ever loved.

In its purest form, an act of retribution provides symmetry, the rendering of payment for crimes against the innocent. but the danger of retaliation lies in furthering the cycle of violence. Still, it's a risk that must be met when the greater offense is to allow the guilty to go unpunished.

Emily