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Revenge: Pilot

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Wednesday September 21st, 2011

Director: Phillip Noyce
Writer: Mike Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Mar 25, 2012
UK (E4) May 28, 2012
Hungary Aug 22, 2012

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (20 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
James Tupper
As David Clarke
Amber Valletta
As Lydia Davis
Brian Goodman
As Carl Porter
Christina Chang
As Karrie

Co-Guest Stars
Emily Alyn Lind
As Amanda Clarke
Nicholas Stargel
As Young Jack
Lindsey Garrett
As Melissa
Greg Perrow
As Malcolm
R. Keith Harris
As Doug Reid
Amy Parish
As Kate Reynolds
Raymond Shepard
As Prison Guard
Anthony Reynolds
As SWAT Member
Leon Pridgen
As Paramedic
Jason Davis (4)
As Doctor (as Jason Alexander Davis)
Ashley Driver
As Tracey
Salina Lee
As Waitress
Main Cast
Madeleine Stowe
As Victoria Grayson
Emily VanCamp
As Emily Rebecca Thorne
Gabriel Mann (1)
As Nolan Ross
Henry Czerny
As Conrad Grayson
Ashley Madekwe
As Ashley Davenport
Nick Wechsler
As Jack Porter
Joshua Bowman
As Daniel Grayson
Connor Paolo
As Declan Foster Porter
Christa B. Allen
As Charlotte Grayson


The episode begins with Emily’s voice-over telling us as to how simple was her understanding about revenge. We then see a man being shot on a beach. A little away from where the dead body fell, we see fireworks in the sky; there is some sort of a celebration at a mansion. Two rounds of fire are shot again. At the mansion, we see the pictures of a happy couple being flashed on a projector. The people are attending the engagement party of Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson. Nolan, Emily’s friend is attending the party as well. But she feels that he shouldn’t be there. Well, Nolan thinks in that case, it makes the two of them. At the beach, we see a man, whose face isn’t shown, dragging the dead body. Charlotte, Daniel’s sister, is enjoying with her boyfriend, Declan. ..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Angus & Julia StoneHold OnFlashback on beach - SWAT Team
Angus & Julia StoneFor Youmultiple times
BushwallaI Raise UpEmily meets Victoria at the fundraiser
John VanderveldeCalifornia BreezesJack and kids in bar
Keegan DewittSay La LaEmily moving into her house
Latin BitmanSummertimeEmily arrives at party
The Love LanguageSummer DustJack walks out behind credtior guy
The PostellesSound The AlarmsDock Source - Nolan wants to buy the boat

Episode Quotes
Emily: Two wrongs can never make a right because two wrongs can never equal each other.

Warning: Revenge season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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