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Top 5 Essential Revenge Episodes

Looking to re-watch some of your favorite Revenge episodes but don’t know where to start? Are you new to Revenge and want to catch up before the show returns on March 8? If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, here are five essential episodes worth checking out. We’ve tried to keep these relatively spoiler-free.

Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot
“This is not a story of forgiveness.” – Emily Thorne

Labor Day in Southampton. Two gunshots ring out on the beach as a glamorous party heats up in the distance. A beautiful but suspicious young woman worriedly attempts to call her fiance as her future mother-in-law raises a toast. Suddenly, screams are heard from the beach. The party rushes to the commotion, where a young man lies facedown in the sand, lifeless. How did this happen? Who’s dead? Who killed him? Cut to several months earlier, we meet Emily Thorne and our dark, complex tale begins…

Season 1, Episode 22: Reckoning
“I knew your future with Daniel was as empty as that box.” – Victoria Grayson

Emily goes after the man responsible for her father’s murderer and must decide how far she’ll go in her quest for vengeance. Victoria can no longer stand aside and let Conrad continue his despicable plans and decides she’s going to make things right. Jack’s life is changed when Fauxmanda returns with a surprise. And, unable to cope with her demons, Charlotte takes her self-destructive habits to the next level. With a powerful ending sequence set to Florence + the Machine’s “Seven Devils,” Revenge ends its first season on a high note, with shocking twists and several high-stakes cliffhangers.

Season 2, Episode 14: Sacrifice
“Congratulations, Victoria. With one bullet you’ve slaughtered us all.” – Conrad Grayson

The turning point for the second season. The Graysons scramble to cover up their latest crime, while Emily rushes to save newlyweds Jack and Fauxmanda, who are aboard the Amanda with the evil Nate Ryan. After a bloody battle with Nate, Emily is able to get Jack to safety and tries to escape with Fauxmanda, but the psychotic villain has one last trick up his sleeve, and it will forever change all involved.

Season 3, Episode 10: Exodus
“So I guess this is it. Long live David Clarke.” – Nolan Ross

Emily prepares to destroy the Graysons once and for all, but she underestimates the man she thought was the easiest to manipulate. Lydia finally proves a secret she’d uncovered two years earlier, Victoria gets the vindication she’s been waiting for, Daniel is pushed to his breaking point and all hell breaks loose aboard the wedding yacht.

Season 4, Episode 13: Abduction
“Who would have thought that after all was said and done, you and I would die together?” – Victoria Grayson

The evil Malcolm Black kidnaps Emily and Victoria and won’t stop until his supposedly alive daughter is returned to him. Years of lies, hatred and secrets bubble to the service as the two women scramble to stay alive. Meanwhile, a desperate Jack decides to come clean with Ben, who has become increasingly suspicious of his friend’s erratic behavior. Victoria learns a devastating secret from Emily about the man she believes loves her, Malcolm snaps after discovering the truth about his daughter and a fiery final confrontation leads to a new beginning.

What are your favorite episodes of Revenge? Let us know!

Our next Weekly Hamptons Revenge Recap won’t be up until Monday, March 9, after the show returns with its first new episode on Sunday, March 8! Read more Revenge Top 5 lists here.

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