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Top 5 OMG Moments from Revenge’s ‘Charade’

By on November 6, 2011
Image © ABC

Image © ABC

It wouldn’t be an episode of Revenge unless we’re left picking our jaws up from the floor, and last week’s episode Charade kept those OMG reveals coming thick and fast. Here’s a quick run down of the night’s biggest shockers.


1. Frank Bites the Dust

It seems like only last week that Frank killed Lydia by pushing her from the top floor of her apartment. Well ok, it was last week, but what a difference a week makes! Turns out Lydia survived the fall but Frank didn’t survive an encounter with a tire-iron-wielding stripper.

So consumed with redeeming himself to Victoria, Frank didn’t see it coming. Frank emerged over the course of the season from a bit player to the most real and credible threat to Emily’s plans and I’ve really enjoyed his presence on the show (so ok, yes I may have had a small crush, but what of it?) and a tiny part of me is clinging to the idea he may merely be lying unconscious in all that pretty foliage by the roadside. What? If it worked for Lydia …

Frank: Gone too soon? Image © ABC


2. Nolan and Tyler Kiss

Nolan you dirty dog! Entrusted by Emily to find some dirt on Tyler, Nolan forces him to come to his house and admit that he is a hustler with his eyes on the Grayson’s fortune. But wait, it gets better. Turns out Tyler is also gay – or at least sexually ambiguous (“Gay? Meh. Hustler? Maybe.”) – and Nolan is a self confessed ‘three on the Kinsey scale myself.’  But wait, it gets better. Next thing we know Tyler and Nolan are locking lips on the sofa. But wait, it gets better. They take it to the bedroom where Nolan has set up a secret video recorder. But wait, it gets … well no it really doesn’t get better than this, does it?

I have to wonder though, is there anything that Nolan won’t secretly film?


Nolan will replay this moment later ... literally. Image © ABC


3. Emily Thorne and Amanda Clarke Together At Last

Why do Emily’s most important plans always unravel when Daniel is sleeping in the next room? Barely an episode passes without Emily whipping on a bathrobe and frantically shushing some blabbermouth standing on her front porch – now complete with lovingly restored swing. Seriously though, she probably shouldn’t worry. I’m starting to think Daniel is one of those guys who could sleep through an earthquake. He didn’t even stir when Emily was doing her evil voice over.

This week’s blabbermouth came in the form of one Amanda Clarke nee Emily Thorne. Confused yet? Watch the show. You won’t be. Following Frank’s investigation the young woman who agreed to swap identities with the real Amanda Clarke unexpectedly turns up at Emily’s door, and for the first time we get to see Amanda Clarke and Emily Throne together in one place.  This is not a good thing.  The real Emily has just killed Frank (Frank!) and high-tailed it to the real Amanda’s front door with the blood still wet on the murder weapon. Let’s hope Daniel doesn’t wake up and start asking questions. No wait. Let’s hope he does. This is going to be so much fun.


Oops! Image © ABC


4. Look Who’s Coming to Dinner

I can’t decide if I find Declan and Charlotte adorable or idiotic.  They’re both so automatically dismissive of everything outside of what they’ve got going on with each other that it makes me want to throw things at the TV while cheering them on at the same time. This week, Charlotte asks if she can invite Declan to her parent’s 25th wedding anniversary dinner. Victoria says no (natch) so Charlotte just blithely goes ahead and invites him anyway, setting Declan up for a night of put downs from the Graysons. Seriously though Declan. Rose? What were you thinking?


The bow just makes it worse. Image © ABC


5. Ashley Gets Motivated

We always assumed Ashley was just a nice British girl with a clipboard, but Charade revealed inklings of something more to our favorite event organizer than meets the eye. Tired of running things for the Graysons, Ashley has desires of her own that involve money and the procuring of it.  I don’t know about you, but when she revealed her ambitions to Tyler I got this little ‘oh oh’ feeling.  Is Ashley about to become an unwitting pawn in Tyler’s plan, or is she actually devious enough to be a player?


Ashley: Pawn or Player? Image © ABC


6. Jack Gives Declan Advice on Love

I’m throwing this one in for free. Charade saw everyone’s favorite bartender/porch swing mender/fishing metaphor mumbler Jack give some advice on love to his younger brother.

“I do know that you can’t be sure about how a person feels about you until they tell you themselves,” Jack tells Declan. How absolutely true this is! Alas, Jack is probably not the best person to be giving advice in this area. Last week, in a scene reminiscent of James Caan’s Tim Lockwood from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Jack took Emily down the pier and muttered about wind and sails and sea until we all almost died of embarrassment. This week, Emily showed up at the bar with a compass for Jack. Er … thanks?


Not all sardines were meant to fly ... or something. Image © ABC



  1. starlady

    November 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    My fave was Nolan and Tyler kissing, I did not see that one coming.

    • matt

      November 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      mine too.