The second season of the ABC American television drama series Revenge started on September 30, 2012 on Sundays. An hour long recap show of the first season called "The First Chapter" showed a week before the premiere on September 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. The series stars Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp. This season premiere has received mixed response from critics, with many praising the acting while criticizing the plot, saying that it didn't live up to the suspense of the first season, though reviews did improve as the season progressed.
In the wake of last summer's events in the Hamptons and with the ante even higher, what will Emily's next move be? Will she be able to manage her heart and keep her emotions from getting in the way of her resolve to avenge her father?
Things get complicated as Emily continues to delicately weave her way back into the Graysons' lives while remaining tied to Amanda and her unborn child.
The Graysons are back in the spotlight and at the center of a media storm once again, while Emily’s past continues to haunt her.
Playing with the Graysons is definitely playing with fire, and Amanda learns that the hard way. Meanwhile Emily and Aiden each get blindsided, and the wheels start turning as Daniel begins to take matters into his own hands.
Faces from the past are reemerging all around the Hamptons, and for Victoria and Emily it brings on different kinds of trouble and significance. Meanwhile Jack’s sense of duty grows exponentially, and Padma makes a move that could have major ramifications for Nolcorp.
The ties that bind Victoria and Conrad are tested as they reaffirm their loyalties and commitment to each other. Meanwhile the all-too-knowing Mason Treadwell digs deeper as Emily and Amanda struggle to keep their pasts a secret.
Things get complicated as Mason Treadwell delves further into Emily’s past while Kara begins to unravel, putting the Graysons in her crosshairs.
Hindsight's 20/20 when a flashback to 2006 has Victoria getting a surprise visit from her estranged mother, triggering memories of her tumultuous upbringing. Emily embarks on her first mission under Takeda's training, where she meets Aiden and learns of his revenge path. 2006 is also the year Nolcorp goes public, and Carl Porter gets into hot water when he crosses the wrong people on the docks.
Nolan is confronted with a skeleton from his past, and Daniel’s leading role is challenged as Emily and Aiden weave their way through Grayson Global. Meanwhile, the christening of baby Carl brings new concerns to light for Jack and Declan.
Victoria begins plotting a scheme which, surprisingly, involves Emily, while Emily locks in on her next target, and Declan discovers something that may threaten the future of the Stowaway.
A fundraiser and wine auction provide the perfect backdrop for Emily and Aiden’s next plan of attack, while Victoria strategically plots her next move. Meanwhile, Jack, Declan and Amanda struggle with what lies ahead.
With Emily by his side, Daniel goes toe to toe with his fiercest business rival, Jason Prosser, to land an important deal that Victoria is determined to block. Aiden takes a very dark turn, and Jack and Amanda’s future lands in the unlikely hands of Conrad Grayson.
Emotions run deep when Jack and Amanda's wedding reminds Emily of what could have been. Meanwhile, things for Daniel get complicated at Grayson Global, and Conrad begins a new chapter.
Even with threats on their family closing in, the Graysons are in rare form as they put on a bold showing at their annual Labor Day bash. Jack and Amanda sail off on their honeymoon but the seas prove to be deadly, and this time Emily can’t control the outcome.
Still reeling from the devastation on The Amanda, Emily’s commitment to justice and revenge is stronger than ever, while the Hamptons mourn the loss of one of their own.
The queen and king of smoke and mirrors, Victoria and Conrad, make a calculated move, starting a charitable foundation in the late Amanda Clarke’s name. But little do they know that Jack is not buying it and has a plan of his own. Meanwhile, Emily’s past catches up to her again.
With Victoria enlisting the help of Amanda’s foster brother in her charitable foundation, Emily seizes an opportunity to regain some of her missing past while settling the score with someone who had a hand in setting her on this path in the first place.
Hamptonites celebrate Halloween with a glamorous masquerade ball hosted by the Graysons, which is a perfect setting for Emily to drag out Victoria’s skeletons. Jack steps up his revenge plan and finds an unexpected ally, and Aiden makes a bold move with a gruesome conclusion.
Desperate to find Padma, Emily, Aiden and Nolan must track down the Falc0n's true identity and put a stop to the Initiative while Emily struggles with her future and Victoria fights her own battle after a very exposing interview on "Nightline."
Emily plots her next move in her new role as Daniel’s fiance, while Aiden struggles with the re-engagement. Meanwhile, Jack learns more than he bargained for, and desperate times call for desperate measures as Conrad’s gubernatorial numbers slip after Victoria’s big reveal on “Nightline.”
A series of dangerous events has been set in motion and it all comes to a head in one catastrophic moment that will change everyone’s lives forever.