A recap of the show from episode 01 through episode 16.
An hour-long special will bring new "Revenge" viewers up to speed while giving die-hard fans a refresher on last season's hottest new show before it returns for its second season on September 30 on its new night and time.
Emily Thorne took the Hamptons by storm last summer as the intriguing new arrival to this exclusive community. By all appearances, she is a friendly and sophisticated "girl next door" whose disarming charm and generosity have allowed her seamless access to the restricted circles of the Hamptons high society. However Emily Thorne is anything but what she seems: Hiding behind an assumed identity, she is a woman with just one endgame - REVENGE.
Emily Thorne has returned to the Hamptons to avenge the wrong committed against her father. With a new identity in place, she picks out her first target and starts her vendetta before knowing she has been recognized.
Emily's next target is a stock broker and financial manager that threw her father under the bus to protect himself. Emily schemes to ruin him with Nolan's unwitting help while she also starts getting close to Daniel. Victoria is suspicious herself about Emily and starts digging into her past.
Emily's next target is Senator Tom Kingsly, who was the district attorney who convicted her father when he knew their was evidence proving his innocence. Emily also continues getting closer to Daniel and discovers she is getting to like him.
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez -- A Twist In the Sky, Mari Persen -- All In One, Jed & Lucia -- Apostrophe (Shawn Lee Remix), Sun Kil Moon -- Blue Orchids, The Allman Brothers Band
-- Melissa, Little Majorette -- Undercover, Fruit Bats -- You're Too Weird
Emily next goes after the psychiatrist who was responsible for not allowing her to see her father again after he was arrested when Emily was a child. Her revenge on the doctor also affects the relationship between Victoria and Charlotte. Daniel's friend Tyler begins manipulations of his own against his good buddy Daniel. Jack and Declan must decide what to do for their futures now that their father has passed away.
Lydia comes back to the Hamptons determined to restore her place in society, and intent on finding Emily's secrets. Daniel learns of his father's affair with Lydia and Tyler's manipulation of his relationship with Emily. Charlotte rebels against her mother with Declan.
Mr. Little Jeans -- Angel (RAC Remix) - Unreleased, Emma Louise -- Bugs, Ella Fitzgerald
-- Cheek To Cheek, Little Hurricane -- Get By, Little Dragon -- Twice
Emily decides to take advantage of Lydia's tragic fall by taking the offensive against Frank, but Frank is no pushover. Tyler continues his plotting to breakup Emily and Daniel. Declan tries to get some money to romance Charlotte in style but his method backfires.
Silver Swans -- Anyone's Ghost - Unreleased, The Donkeys -- Bloodhound, Allah-Las -- Catamaran, Peter Bradley Adams
-- Full Moon Song, AgesandAges -- No Nostalgia, Megafaun -- Second Friend, Peter Bradley Adams
-- Waltz For The Faithless, The Strange Boys
-- You Take Everything for Granite When You're Stone
Victoria and Conrad celebrate their 25th anniversary with a featured article in the local paper and an intimate family dinner. When their children invite unexpected guests, the dinner turns volatile. Frank continues to dig into Emily's past in order to win back Victoria's affection but he may have dug a little too deep. Emily asks Nolan's help to deter Tyler's pesky interference.
Kurt Vile -- Baby's Arms, Airbourne
-- Blonde, Bad and Beautiful, Summer Fiction -- By The Sea, Falcon -- Credit Cards, Cannonball Adderley
-- Know What I Mean? (featuring Bill Evans), Hazel Scott
-- Peace of Mind, Bonjay -- Shotta, Les Baxter
Amanda's arrival causes Emily to scramble to maintain control of her plans. Lydia starts recovering and Victoria takes it on herself to bring her home so that she can keep an eye (and control) on her.
Songs: Smokey Hormel and Lee Allen -- Blues for Tiny, Yukon Blonde -- Fire, Widowspeak -- Limbs, Frankel -- No Work And All Play, Kurt Vile -- Puppet to the Man, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions -- Trouble, The Romany Rye -- Untitled (Love Song)
When she finds out Amanda refuses to leave, Emily looks to her mentor for help. Victoria's manipulations have resulted in her being almost alone, with Conrad kicked out and Daniel staying with Emily. Her attempt to separate Charlotte and Declan may result in putting a final wedge between herself and her daughter. Lydia turns to Conrad for help in escaping Victoria's clutch. Tyler continues his scheming as he attempts to "play the game", a game in which he may be over matched.
Songs: Blitzen Trapper
-- Astronaut, Free Energy -- Bang Pop, Alabama Shakes -- Hold On - Unreleased, Agent Ribbons -- I'm Alright, J Roddy Walston And The Business -- Pigs and Pearls, Turtle Giant -- Sunlight, Broken Social Scene
-- Sweetest Kill
Emily's discovery of the video of Nolan and Tyler together gives her an unexpected weapon to use against Tyler and a way to prove to Nolan that she means business. Amanda decides to stay in the Hamptons and Emily chooses to help her by providing her with details of her childhood. Conrad files divorce papers and Victoria decides to destroy him with Daniel's help.
Plains -- Judy, Funkservice International -- Life Is Good, The Velvet Underground
-- Oh! Sweet Nuthin', Bad Sports -- Someday In The Future, The Fling -- You're In My Dreams
Tyler becomes desperate as his options disappear. Emily looks to take advantage of his panic to remove him as a hindrance to her plans. Conrad and Victoria's divorce looks to become no holds barred as both sides maneuver for advantage.
Phantogram -- Don't Move, Treefight for Sunlight -- Facing The Sun, Lissie
-- Nothing Else Matters, Wye Oak -- Plains
A reporter turned author who wrote a hatchet job about her father comes back to town and into Emily's crosshairs. Victoria uses her son as a pawn in her battle with Conrad but he is wise to the gambit. Amanda urges Jack to be more spontaneous and Emily is stunned when she learns the true father of one of her targets.
Songs: Viva Voce
-- Black Mood Ring, Foreigner
-- Hot Blooded, Girls -- Love Like A River, Gem Club -- Red Arrow, Summer Fiction -- Throw Your Arms Around Me
Daniel makes a decision regarding Emily that displeases his mother as well as most everyone else. The revelation about Charlotte's true father causes Conrad to distance himself from her. Emily plays a dangerous game with the tapes she stole from Treadwell and the one person she truly cares for pays the price.
Songs: The Fling -- Dogpile, Spectrals -- You Can't Live On Love Alone, Bad Sports -- You Don't Wanna Know
In an atmosphere of nervous excitement for Emily & Daniel's upcoming engagement party, things quickly start to unravel: Victoria tries to regain the upper hand by using Conrad's own father against him; Jack finds himself wandering deeper into the fray; the rug gets pulled out from under Charlotte, and even more so for Emily.
Wolf Gang -- Back To Back, Heartless Bastards
-- Late In The Night, America Tomahawk -- Please, M83
The splendor of Emily and Daniel's Fire & Ice engagement party quickly turns to terror when her vendetta takes a dark, unexpected turn, putting those she loves and hates in imminent mortal danger. Meanwhile, Jack resolves to find Amanda and Charlotte takes desperate measures to soothe the pain of her family's betrayal.
Rewards -- Equal Dreams (Instr), Blitzen Trapper
-- Fletcher, The Strange Boys
-- Over The River And Through The Woulds, SBTRKT -- Pharaohs, The Smoking Flowers -- Something I Said, Washed Out -- You and I
The murder scandal at the Fire & Ice party rocks the Hamptons, and someone has to take the fall. The devastating turn of events call for desperate measures, as the Graysons form a united front, Emily grows more anxious, Ashley steps up for the family, and Jack is not the only one wondering where Amanda has gone.
Songs: Plains -- Good Son, Bahamas -- Southern Drawl, Howl Baby Howl -- Stand In Line
Daniel's imprisonment sends Victoria to depths that no one thought possible, as the surprise return of a past love provides a destructive but welcome distraction from her family's struggles. Meanwhile, Jack's search for Amanda grows more desperate as he comes under suspicion for murder.
Songs: Dum Dum Girls
-- Coming Down, Retribution Gospel Choir -- Feel It, Superior, Leonard Cohen
-- If It Be Your Will, Lovers -- Igloos for Ojos, Okkervil River
-- One Soul Less On Your Fiery List, The Dirty Secrets -- Revolution, Bad Sports -- Someday In The Future
Whether or not she intended it to happen, Victoria's pawns are caught in the middle of an insidious cover-up and have to pay the ultimate price when Emily discovers the identity of the mysterious man who murdered her father. Meanwhile, Declan's testimony marks the beginning of the end of his relationship with a self-destructive Charlotte.
Imperial Teen -- Don't Know How You Do It, Crocodiles -- No Black Clouds for Dee Dee - Unreleased, Devendra Banhart
-- Wiliamdzi - Unreleased
The impending release of Daniel has everyone on edge as the press grows more and more hostile; the SEC begin their investigation on Grayson Global; and Emily discovers a new photo taken of her father on the day of his death, leading her to more clues about how he died -- and also to a mystery woman and an ominous new target.
Songs: The Hiders -- Hesitation Wounds, Tulsa -- St. Paul - Unreleased, Warpaint -- Stars
The year is 2002 in the Hamptons. Emily, who is still Amanda Clarke, is wayward and reckless until Nolan convinces her to read her father's journals. It is then that it all starts sinking in, and Amanda starts staking out the Grayson home, identifying all the Grayson Global players her father described, and piecing together the truth. Her anger builds into determination and focus; this is where it all begins - the genesis of Amanda's ultimate plan to bring justice to her father.
A painful loss forges a stronger bond between Emily and Jack, Victoria forms a new alliance that could seal Conrad's fate, and Charlotte sets out on a vendetta of her own with Declan as her target.
Songs: The War on Drugs -- Brothers, The Hiders -- Slow Me Down, Gabriel and the Hounds -- The World Unfolds
With the end in sight, Emily fearlessly pushes forward, closing in on the final phases of her plan for revenge, while the Graysons continue their downward spiral into the rabbit hole of self-destruction. But a big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question.