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Revenge: Illumination

The queen and king of smoke and mirrors, Victoria and Conrad, make a calculated move, starting a charitable foundation in the late Amanda Clarke's name. But little do they know that Jack is not buying it and has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, Emily's past catches up to her again.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x16
Airdate: Sunday March 17th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Mar 17, 2013
UK (E4) Apr 22, 2013
AU (Seven) May 13, 2013
FI (MTV3) Jun 23, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
James TupperJames Tupper
As David Clarke
Collins PennieCollins Pennie
As Eli James

Co-Guest Stars
Emily Alyn LindEmily Alyn Lind
As Young Amanda
Akinsola AriboAkinsola Aribo
As Young Eli
Jamila JonesJamila Jones
As Marta
Bruno AmatoBruno Amato
As Fred Harris
Michael TennantMichael Tennant
As Wes Rogers
Kendall ClementKendall Clement
As Insurance Adjuster

Lindsey HaunLindsey Haun
As Foster Mom
Main Cast
Madeleine Stowe
As Victoria Grayson
Emily VanCamp
As Emily Rebecca Thorne
Gabriel Mann (1)
As Nolan Ross
Nick Wechsler
As Jack Porter
Joshua Bowman
As Daniel Grayson
Christa B. Allen
As Charlotte Grayson
Henry Czerny
As Conrad Grayson
Barry Sloane
As Aiden Mathis
Ashley Madekwe
As Ashley Davenport
Connor Paolo
As Declan Foster Porter


The episode begins with Emily arriving to meet Aiden at a safe house. She tells him that she met her foster brother Eli at the cemetery. She also tells him that she had burned down their house. Cut to flashback, Amanda is playing with a match box. Her foster mother is furious and Eli protected her. In the present, Emily tells Aiden that she had promised Eli that she would not let anything separate them. And nothing ever did till the time Emily set their house on fire...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The RassleFull Speed AheadEmily arrives at the Stowaway to find Eli is there

Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Emily: To carry a secret is to play with fire. Try to pass it on, and you risk hurting someone else. Hold on to it... And eventually, you'll get burned.

Warning: Revenge season 2 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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