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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the wake of last summer's events in the Hamptons and with the ante even higher, what will Emily's next move be? Will she be able to manage her heart and keep her emotions from getting in the way of her resolve to avenge her father?
Things get complicated as Emily continues to delicately weave her way back into the Graysons' lives while remaining tied to Amanda and her unborn child.
The Graysons are back in the spotlight and at the center of a media storm once again, while Emily's past continues to haunt her.
Playing with the Graysons is definitely playing with fire, and Amanda learns that the hard way. Meanwhile Emily and Aiden each get blindsided, and the wheels start turning as Daniel begins to take matters into his own hands.
Faces from the past are reemerging all around the Hamptons, and for Victoria and Emily it brings on different kinds of trouble and significance. Meanwhile Jack's sense of duty grows exponentially, and Padma makes a move that could have major ramifications for Nolcorp.
The ties that bind Victoria and Conrad are tested as they reaffirm their loyalties and commitment to each other. Meanwhile the all-too-knowing Mason Treadwell digs deeper as Emily and Amanda struggle to keep their pasts a secret.
Things get complicated as Mason Treadwell delves further into Emily's past while Kara begins to unravel, putting the Graysons in her crosshairs.
Hindsight's 20/20 when a flashback to 2006 has Victoria getting a surprise visit from her estranged mother, triggering memories of her tumultuous upbringing. Emily embarks on her first mission under Takeda's training, where she meets Aiden and learns of his revenge path. 2006 is also the year Nolcorp goes public, and Carl Porter gets into hot water when he crosses the wrong people on the docks.
Nolan is confronted with a skeleton from his past, and Daniel's leading role is challenged as Emily and Aiden weave their way through Grayson Global. Meanwhile, the christening of baby Carl brings new concerns to light for Jack and Declan.
Victoria begins plotting a scheme which, surprisingly, involves Emily, while Emily locks in on her next target, and Declan discovers something that may threaten the future of the Stowaway.
A fundraiser and wine auction provide the perfect backdrop for Emily and Aiden's next plan of attack, while Victoria strategically plots her next move. Meanwhile, Jack, Declan and Amanda struggle with what lies ahead.
With Emily by his side, Daniel goes toe to toe with his fiercest business rival, Jason Prosser, to land an important deal that Victoria is determined to block. Aiden takes a very dark turn, and Jack and Amanda's future lands in the unlikely hands of Conrad Grayson.
Emotions run deep when Jack and Amanda's wedding reminds Emily of what could have been. Meanwhile, things for Daniel get complicated at Grayson Global, and Conrad begins a new chapter.
Even with threats on their family closing in, the Graysons are in rare form as they put on a bold showing at their annual Labor Day bash. Jack and Amanda sail off on their honeymoon but the seas prove to be deadly, and this time Emily can't control the outcome.
Still reeling from the devastation on The Amanda, Emily's commitment to justice and revenge is stronger than ever, while the Hamptons mourn the loss of one of their own.
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.
With Victoria enlisting the help of Amanda's foster brother in her charitable foundation, Emily seizes an opportunity to regain some of her missing past while settling the score with someone who had a hand in setting her on this path in the first place.
Hamptonites celebrate Halloween with a glamorous masquerade ball hosted by the Graysons, which is a perfect setting for Emily to drag out Victoria's skeletons. Jack steps up his revenge plan and finds an unexpected ally, and Aiden makes a bold move with a gruesome conclusion.
Desperate to find Padma, Emily, Aiden and Nolan must track down the Falc0n's true identity and put a stop to the Initiative while Emily struggles with her future and Victoria fights her own battle after a very exposing interview on "Nightline."
Emily plots her next move in her new role as Daniel's fiancee, while Aiden struggles with the re-engagement. Meanwhile, Jack learns more than he bargained for, and desperate times call for desperate measures as Conrad's gubernatorial numbers slip after Victoria's big reveal on "Nightline."
A series of dangerous events has been set in motion and it all comes to a head in one catastrophic moment that will change everyone's lives forever.
The devastation leads to a heartbreaking death that will send shockwaves down the shoreline and force Emily to take a hard look at the truth and the path of revenge she has embarked on.