Illegal, Crazy Sibling Rivalry – Broken Laws + Recap of Revenge 4×02- Disclosure

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Note, this entry will contain references to relevant broken laws in prior episodes that I have not covered yet.

In the second episode of season 4 of Revenge, “Disclosure,” David Clarke and Victoria reunite officially; this time Victoria is actually conscious, at least after the nightmare she has about David strangling her. Back from the “dead” for just a few short days and David Clarke is already breaking the law.

Broken Law # 1 Alert! (From Episode 4×01)

At the end of episode 4×01, we saw David sneak up behind Victoria and abduct her. No matter how many people may dislike Victoria, David still had no permission to behave this way.

NY PEN LAW § 135.20 Kidnapping in the second degree.

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Revenge: Entertaining Law Quote- Nolan “Evil Twins”

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A lot of my favorite “Revenge” quotes come from Nolan! This one comes from episode 1×08 of Revenge, “Treachery.” It happens when Nolan brought Amanda back to Emily’s house after learning that Emily was not exactly honest with him about Amanda’s dangerous and criminal lifestyle.

Emily failed to mention that the reason she needed somewhere to stay was that she was in hiding after having killed Frank, the Grayson family’s private investigator. His quip to Emily about no longer wanting Amanda to stay at his home is today’s entertaining law-related quote.


The conversation:

Emily: This wasn’t part of the plan.

Nolan: Neither was aiding and abetting your evil twin.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll be updating on PLL very soon! I hope you enjoyed this entertaining law-related quote.

Chaos…And Chaotically Broken Laws -Revenge TV Recap+ Broken Laws- Episode 1×15-

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Note: Relevant broken laws from previous episodes will be explored in this entry. Because of this, there are 22 broken laws in this entry, which is why it’s longer than usual!

This episode begins with a voiceover in which Emily discusses losing control. We’re taken to the infamous beach shooting scene from the engagement party from the pilot episode as Emily’s voice over continues, “The best way to fight chaos is with chaos.” This time, we see a slightly different version of the scene; we see someone take a piece of paper away from the body before firing two gunshots.

Right when it seems like we’ve finally reached real time for the engagement party, we’re taken back in time, but this time only to 24 hours prior to the party. Nolan and Emily frantically search an empty hotel room. They’re looking for Amanda (Margarita Levieva); her phone was left behind, but Emily’s “revenge box” is missing. Emily insists to Nolan that Amanda would never betray her like this, then she uses Amanda’s phone to call whoever is behind this betrayal.

Tyler answers the call and refers to Emily as “the devil’s daughter.” He explains that he’s gotten out of the institution for the criminally insane. He warns Emily against doing anything rash like canceling the engagement party or calling the police. When Emily asks what Tyler wants, he responds that money would be nice, but so would vindication. Unfortunately, Tyler’s not just taking Emily’s word on his demands; he’s holding Amanda hostage. He has gagged her, and for a crazier touch, is holding her at gunpoint. In case anyone hasn’t guessed, his behavior brings us straight to:

Broken Law # 1 Alert!

Judging by Amanda’s screeches for help, if the gag and gun didn’t prove this sufficiently, Amanda is clearly not with Tyler by choice. NY PEN LAW  § 135.10 Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree.  
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The Broken Laws of Revenge – recap + broken laws in the pilot episode of Revenge

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The first episode of “Revenge” begins with a bang in the form of a gunshot. Simultaneously, in a voice-over, a female eerily explains her views on revenge. Note that the beginning of the episode takes place in a flash-forward; it happens 5 months after present day in the episode. The woman in the voice-over emphasizes that this story is not about forgiveness. Somebody fires more gunshots, and a young man falls victim to them and collapses on the beach.

Still in flash-forward time, the people who aren’t wearing bullets are dressed in fancy attire at an engagement party for Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman). Thanks to the fireworks at the party, none of the guests hear the gunshots. Emily is the person who was speaking in the voice-over; she’s wearing a pretty red dress, but it doesn’t seem like she’s in party mode. Her fiancé, Daniel, is a no-show at his own party. A friend of Emily’s, who is working at the party, asks Emily about Daniel’s whereabouts. Emily replies that she and Daniel are having a “thing,” and he took a walk on the beach. Does “thing” mean fight? Or perhaps it means shootout. Emily assures her friend that Daniel will be back shortly. Next, Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) greets Emily, but their conversation does not seem friendly. Emily scolds him; according to her, Nolan shouldn’t be at the party. Nolan taunts Emily, “That makes two of us.” Isn’t she the bride-to-be at her own engagement party?

Meanwhile, a teenage male guest expresses his adoration for his tuxedo. He complains that he looks like a jackass. The girl he’s with flirtatiously leads him out of the party and towards the beach, not realizing that they’re walking into a crime scene. A man pulls the dead body out of the beach and onto the sand, then hides when he notices the teenage couple stripping down to their underwear by the water. This man could be a pervert, a murderer, or completely innocent.

Legal Note 1: My blog policy is to explore the broken laws when we know who is responsible for them. Right now, we don’t know who shot the dead guy at the beach, but when we find out, I’ll definitely be exploring this fatal shooting further. I don’t want any readers thinking that I failed to notice that murder is illegal.