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'Revenge' Premiere Begins to Reveal Who Emily Thorne Is -- And Was (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 22nd 2011 7:15AM
'Revenge' - 'Pilot''Revenge' (Wed., 10PM ET on ABC) turned out to be a pleasant surprise in its premiere. Emily VanCamp showed nice range as Emily Thorne, a woman who returns to the Hamptons to exact revenge on behalf of her father.

So far, the show is using some creative storytelling techniques to slowly reveal secrets about Emily and some of the other characters we meet along the way. As it begins, we're not even sure what she's needing to get the titular revenge for, or on whom.

Actually, as it begins we get a scene that may be her ultimate victory, or something else entirely; a wedding gone horribly wrong when the groom is found dead on the beach. But it's a later revelation that proved even more surprising.

Emily Thorne spent some time in what must have been a juvenile detention center -- where she had a horrible black hairdo -- and she was Amanda Clarke. She got out on her 18th birthday and was met by an associate of her father who revealed that not only was her father dead, but he wasn't the lying murderer she thought.

Thus the revenge, though there's a lot more to find out about a lot more people, and what specifically happened that killed Amanda's father. Also, as she never saw a body, how much do you want to bet he might not be dead at all?

'Revenge' is definitely going for the slow burn, revealing only bits and pieces about all of its players as it goes along. It remains to be seen if fans will have the patience to stick around for the payoff.

--For more juicy bits of information, check out '5 Things to Know About 'Revenge'

--You can find Mo Ryan's review of the show here.

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G Smith

Interesting show and worth a second look. It could either turn into an Adult soap opera or a compelling drama that captures you. Before investing too much energy into it we'll have to see how it does in the ratings game. These days it seems a new show only gets a few episodes to make it's mark before it's cancelled.

September 22 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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