'Revenge' recap: Never Switch Identities With a Stripper
Emanda dumps Stripper Emily Thorne on Nolan while she covers her tracks in case Lydia remembers the photograph with a young Emanda in the background. This "Nolan as a babysitter" move proves to be a bad one. He quickly figures out Emily murdered Frank, and while he's figuring this out Jack comes looking for him at his house and runs into a bikini-clad stripper. The good guy is immediately intrigued by the bad girl. The beginnings of a fling and the sentimentality of the Amanda Clarke alias she's kept for years factor into Emily's decision to ignore a plane ticket and new identity Emanda puts together for her. She plans to stick around the Hamptons and generally make Emanda's revenge plot a living hell.
A lot hinges on what Lydia remembers after waking up and... well, she doesn't remember much of anything that's happened in the last few weeks. She does happen to have her memory jogged about the photograph of Emanda, but it's not until Emanda has managed to have Nolan Photoshop it and sneak it back into Lydia's boxes of possessions which have been moved to Grayson Manor. Expect Lydia to make some noise soon, though, because she overhears an argument between Victoria and Conrad where he very clearly implicates Victoria as the one who ordered Frank to have Lydia killed. She is now a viper waiting in the landscaped grass of Grayson Manor.