Genre: Drama, Psychological Thriller, Mystery
No. of seasons: 2
No. of episodes: 40
Original channel: ABC
Season 1 - September 21, 2011 – May 23, 2012
Season 2 - September 30, 2012 – May 12, 2013
Season 3 - September 29, 2013 – May 11, 2014
Season 4 - September 28, 2014 – present
Season 1 - Wednesdays 10:00PM
Season 2- Sundays 9:00PM
Season 3 - Sundays 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central (first thirteen episodes
10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central from episode 14
Season 4 - Sundays 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central
Running time: 43 minutes (approx.)
Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke
Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson
Gabriel Mann as Nolan (Mitchell) Ross
Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson
Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport
Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter
Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson
Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis
Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson/Charlotte Clarke
Connor Paolo as Declan Porter
Season 1 (2011 - 2012)
Emily Thorne comes to the Hamptons for the summer, renting a home next to the Grayson family to enjoy a bright summer. However, it is revealed that Emily has been to the Hamptons before as a little girl. In reality, Emily is Amanda Clarke, whose father was framed for a crime he did not commit and sent to prison for life. She was permanently separated from him and never saw him again. Now, she has returned to the Hamptons, intent on getting revenge against those who wronged her and her father, the top of that list being Victoria Grayson, matriarch of the Grayson family and the woman whom her father loved and who, in the end, betrayed him.
As she sets her plan in motion, Emily tries to navigate the upper society to destroy those who betrayed her father. But the further she goes, the more her emotions get involved and the more she questions her motives and the moves she makes.
Season 2 (2012 – 2013)
Emily having discovered her mother is alive, postpones her revenge plan and sets on a journey to find her mother. Digging into her past, traumatic memories from her childhood resurfaces, and she discovers the Graysons' involvement with her mother's disappearance. Her search leads her to discover that her mother, now known as Kara Clarke-Murphy, was married to the mysterious white-haired man who killed her father, Gordon Murphy.
The Graysons face a turmoil after numerous events: Victoria has faked her death and is now living in hiding, Charlotte has overcome her addiction but is entrapped in rehab by Conrad, and Daniel becomes CEO of Grayson Global, and is soon posed against the mysterious organization known as the Americon Initiative.
The Porters rejoice Jack's newborn son Carl, but the dangerous past of their father and Declan's rebellious behavior lead them to troubled lengths. Amanda is publicly accepted as a part of the Graysons but still hides her demons from Jack. The secretive Ryan brothers buy the Stowaway to free Declan from theft charges; however, more deeply rooted motivations are revealed to be ruling their decision.
Social climber Ashley Davenport takes over Victoria's spot as the Queen of the Hamptons, but is soon stripped of her position; and, she later formulates her own revenge plan. Nolan becomes attracted by the clever Padma Lahari, whom he appoints as CFO at his company; but, Lahari has a secret agenda of her own. Finally, a man from Emily's past, Aiden Mathis, re-enters her life and becomes a playing card in her revenge plan.
Season 3 (2013 - 2014)
Season 4 (2014 - present)
The season will focus on the revelation that David Clarke is alive and the continued feud between Emily and Victoria, who finally knows Emily's true identity and seeks her own revenge. As David makes a return to the Hamptons the two women will fight to position him against the other.
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