this show is amazing. here's an overview.
emily thorne moves to the hamptons and rents lydia's beach house. emily's the new stranger in town.
the beach house is next to the grayson's summer house: victoria and her husband conrad and their adult children daniel and charlotte.
emily begins dating daniel raising victoria's suspicions.
victoria should be wary. the love of her life was david clarke. she was going to leave her husband for him. but, at the last minute, something happened forcing victoria to betray him.
conrad made clarke the fall guy for an act of terrorism that conrad plotted (according to lydia).
we see flashbacks of victoria and david from time to time. often, his little girl, amanda clarke is present though they don't see her.
oh, and emily thorne? she's the all grown up, adult amanda clarke.
when her father was arrested, she was shoved into foster care. she was forced to give up her dog. her friend jack took it and promised to look after it.
jack's an adult now too. he doesn't recognize emily (as amanda) but the dog does.
each episode, emily's working to get rid of some 1 responsible for railroading her father.
from foster care, she went to juive. that's where she met emily thorne.
when amanda turned 18, she inherited the money her father had. she paid off emily to swap names. real emily thinks she and amanda are friends. real amanda wants her out of the picture. but she's dating jack and pretending she's the real amanda to him.
conrad's having an affair with lydia. emily arranges it so that victoria finds out.
lydia's huband leaves her and leaves her without any money. emily now owns the beach house. there was a quack doctor (therapist) who treated lydia and victoria and other women.
a video tape surfaced at victori'a party where we saw, for example, emily admitting it's hard for her to let her guard down. victoria's big confession is that she didn't want charlotte. she didn't even know if she loved her (remember, charlotte's victoria's daughter). it's a tape of the women from their sessions with quackie.
and emily made the tape and set it all up. she included herself to take off any suspicion that she was behind it.
before she was a therapist to the wealthy, that woman was an unfeeling threrapist. 1 who was paid (by victoria) to break the young amanda. in the end, the quack's reputation is ruined and she ends up dead.
each week brings more surprises. it's a great show.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'