Can’t we all just get along? “Revenge” answered that question with a big, fat no with the release of a sneak peek clip from episode 20. In the minute-long trailer from the Season 4 installment, titled “Burn,” viewers can watch as Emily/Amanda (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria’s (Madeleine Stowe) four-season feud ignites into a blazing mess of drama.
The clip kicks off with Victoria fearfully glancing around a parking garage. (I think we can all agree that nothing good can happen in a parking garage, right?) Just when Victoria’s anxiety peaks, a figure dressed in all black pushes the Grayson matriarch to the ground and threatens her with a knife.
The mysterious attacker remains silent as he or she starts sifting through Victoria’s purse (which we noticed was filled with a seriously adorable nail polish color. What hue is that? Vengeance-seeking violet?). The assailant forgoes the search when a car pulls up to the scene. Before fleeing, the mugger gives Victoria a painful kick in the ribs.
Louise (Elena Satine) then sprints over to Victoria, who is curled up in the fetal position.
“Did you see his face?” she asks a traumatized-looking Victoria.
“It was Emily,” she responds.
Either Victoria has impeccable eyesight or she’s just assuming that she was ambushed by Emily. (And we all know what happens when you assume.)
This wouldn’t be the first time a character from “Revenge” has accused David’s (James Tupper) daughter of a heinous crime. In episode 17, Margaux (Karine Vanasse) pinned the death of her unborn child on Emily, claiming that her foe had pushed her into oncoming traffic, which resulted in the loss of her baby. Eventually the lover of the late Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman) owned up to her fabricated story, admitting to Victoria that she made up what had happened.
“I couldn’t face you with the truth -- that it was my fault,” Margaux confessed in episode 19.
We know Emily and Victoria haven’t been the best of friends (especially not after Emily went on live TV as Amanda insinuating Victoria was a killer), but does Victoria truly believe her enemy would kick her when she’s down -- literally? Or could this be a part of Victoria’s plan to portray just how cruel Emily can be?
Sound off in the comments section below with your theories and don’t forget to tune in to episode 20 of “Revenge” on Sunday, April 19, at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.