Spoilers Ahead! Get the Exclusive Fashion and Plot Details From Last Night's Revenge
The season finale of Revenge is next week, and as expected, last night's episode didn't skimp on the thrilling plot! After being kidnapped at the end of last week's showing, Charlotte finds herself tied up in an old TV studio, not knowing Emily, Nolan, and Aiden are behind everything. A masked Aiden places a newspaper about Pascal's death on Charlotte's lap, and Emily records her with a camera from the other end of a two-way mirror. She then sends the clip to Conrad and tells him, in a disguised voice, to confess his role in the framing of David Clarke if he wants to see Charlotte safe. Conrad receives the message and attempts to get the help of one of his hitmen, but the call is intercepted by Nolan. Instead of being met by his hired gun at the wharf as expected, Conrad arrives to find a box, which contains a video of Charlotte getting hit by her captors, and a bloody ear. Unbeknownst to Conrad, the video isn't real -- Nolan manipulated Javier's MyClone app to simulate the event. Back at headquarters, Charlotte is shown a series of videos, proving that her father was behind the framing of David Clarke, and it is revealed that in covering up his role, Conrad was also responsible for the death of Declan, her former boyfriend.
As expected, Victoria is still distraught over Pascal's death, and believes Emily was the Homeland Security agent he was in contact with shortly before being killed. Daniel agrees, but also knows that Conrad was behind Pascal's death. He shares this information with Margaux, who shows him surveillance footage of an unknown woman leaving the scene of the crime. "I thought that scene was so great, because at first, you're wondering if he'll do something bad, but then, you see he's playing both sides," says costume designer Jill Ohanneson. "He knows his dad did it, and he was even speaking to his father about Pascal leaking information to the feds in the previous episode." Meanwhile, Victoria swipes a blood sample from Carl, Jack's baby son, but later learns of Charlotte's kidnapping from Conrad, and is understandably distraught.
Concerned about Charlotte, Javier visits Jack at the Stowaway and tells him that he's been trying to contact her, but hasn't heard anything for days. Jack is then able to track down Emily, Nolan, and Aiden as they're interrogating Charlotte. He is upset at how they're treating her, and Emily agrees to go into town and get her a sedative. "It was so great when Jack came in, and he was so outraged -- it was like, 'That's the Jack I love!'" adds Ohanneson. "I love when he gets tough." Aiden asks Jack to relase Charlotte and heads into town after Emily. As she is making her way to the pharmacy, Emily is stopped by the police -- thanks to Daniel, of course. She is taken to the police station for her own interrogation session, only for a fight to break out between Aiden and Daniel moments later.
This leaves Jack alone at the TV station with Charlotte, and he takes this opportunity to finally set her free. Still wearing a mask, he leads her back to Grayson Manor, where she enters only minutes before Conrad is set to hold a press conference. Upset, she confronts her father about his role in framing David Clarke, and threatens to go to the police. He begins yelling at her, and says that if she does, he'll erase her just as he did to other people, then cuts her off to begin the press conference. Unbeknownst to him, Conrad is already on-air... A tiny camera was attached to a button on Charlotte's jacket, which broadcast his confession to the world. "I loved Emily's face when they were showing on TV that Conrad had finally been caught," Ohanneson says. "You can tell that it really hit her." The police come to arrest Conrad, and after he is detained, Emily visits him at the jail. He realizes that she was behind everything, and with her aim now zeroed in on Victoria, he wishes her luck. Each week, we catch up with Ohanneson to get the details on what each character wore, and how each of the specific pieces helped to set the plot. Click through our gallery to get all of the details now!
SEASON 3, EPISODE 21: EMILY'S COVERT GETUP
True to form, Emily donned her all-black functional wear to interrogate Charlotte.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 21: NOLAN'S STRIPED JACKET
While Emily's covert look was decidedly more dressed-down, Nolan Ross is never one to put function above form, donning an Oliver Spencer striped jacket, a John Varvatos vest, a turtleneck by Topman, and Bar III pants. "I actually saw that jacket on the sale rack somewhere and I knew I'd be able to use it for Nolan," says Ohanneson. Sticking to his polished sartorial choices, he finished the look with a pair of patent leather Prada sneakers.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 21: EMILY'S BURBERRY COAT
"When Emily went into town, we had to make sure her transition to do that didn't look like the outfit she was wearing where they were keeping Charlotte," says Ohanneson. "We didn't want her to look too obvious." A good move, especially since she ends up at the police station. Over her all-black ensemble, Ohanneson added a scarf and trench coat by Burberry, Anthropologie earrings, and a Kate Spade handbag.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 20: EMILY'S BEADED DRESS
Emily made almost as big of an impact as Nolan in his printed suit when Ohanneson dressed her in a gorgeous dress by Needle and Thread, fitting right in with the bronze, neutral, and black color scheme at the party. "When she and Victoria were standing together, they both looked really beautiful," says Ohanneson. "I loved how that all worked."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 20: VICTORIA'S GOLD DRESS
For the big Voulez event, Victoria wore a gold Herve Leger bandage dress, and despite being confronted by Emily, still looked glamorous as ever. The softer tones reflected a softer side to Queen Grayson, and became a running theme throughout the episode. "In the scene where Pascal proposes to her, we wanted her to not have her emotional armor on, so we dressed her in a peach nightgown," Ohannesson says of the episode's opening scene. "A little later, she was in a romantic red dress by Giambattista Valli to reflect her passion and happiness in being engaged to Pascal."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 19: EMILY'S HALSTON HERITAGE DRESS
No one hits up the races quite like Emily Thorne, and for this scene, Ohanneson dressed her in a Halston Heritage dress, which she complemented with a Eugenia Kim hat, Christian Louboutin heels, and a laser-cut Azzedine Alaia clutch. "Because the dress was graphic with the two tones, we wanted a clutch that had good texture to it," she says.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 19: VICTORIA'S MARY KATRANTZOU DRESS
"At the racetrack, we did a distinct color palette for that scene with a lot of blues, greens, and purples, with a few black and neutral tones thrown in," says Ohanneson, who dressed Victoria in a printed Mary Katrantzou number to fit the scheme. The look was complemented with a miniaudiere by Glint, Manolo Blahnik heels, and jewelry by Bar III. "The texture of the necklace could not have been more perfect with that dress," she adds.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 18: EMILY'S SOFT ENSEMBLE
"Emily's mission this episode was not about the Hamptons," says Ohanneson. "Everybody kind of dresses with a purpose, and the purpose this episode was to make Aiden's mom feel comfortable, and we didn't want Emily to be over-dressed around her." To reflect this, she dressed Emily in a softer color palette, which contrasted nicely against the setting. "We knew that the house of Aiden's mom was also going to be dark, so we wanted to make sure we didn't lose her in that," she adds.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 18: VICTORIA'S WHITE SWEATER AND BLAZER
To give off an unassuming vibe when she visited Mason Treadwell in prison, Ohanneson dressed Victoria in a white-on-white ensemble. "She was in a Dolce & Gabbana Sweater, a Theyskens Theory blazer, and a skirt we made for her," she says.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 17: EMILY'S RED GOWN
For her casino night event, Emily had to be the center of attention, so Ohanneson dressed her in a gorgeous red number by Pamella Roland, which was accented by a matching earring and bracelet set by Givenchy. "Her hair was the perfect length for the dress, and her makeup was just beautiful-it was stunning," she says. "You can't take your eyes off of her."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 17: VICTORIA'S WHITE GOWN
Queen Grayson attended Emily's event in a stunning gown by Roberto Cavalli, with jewels by Ariella and Carolee Lux to accent her plunging neckline. The white hue created the illusion that Victoria was completely innocent, despite that she was trying harder than ever to take Emily down. "She even said that she was hunting Emily down, but the white makes her look a little innocent," says Ohanneson.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 16: EMILY'S CINDERELLA GOWN
"When Emily was running down the stairs in the beginning, I wanted it to feel kind of like Cinderella-she was racing against the clock, and although the outcome was different, I just loved the idea of her running down the stairs and having to pick up her ball gown," says Ohanneson. "Emily usually prefers slimmer silhouettes, but she was such a good sport about letting me put her in a big, poofy gown."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 16: VICTORIA'S DOLCE & GABBANA GOWN
"Victoria's dress was a little tricky because it had a story plotline-Pascal had given it to her to wear to the opera, so we had to first find a designer and back into that situation," Ohanneson tells us. "Madeline [Stowe] and I went out shopping, and when she put on this one, it was just amazing. The sequins were very small, and as she moved, the fabric rippled like it was liquid."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 16: MARGAUX'S DIANE VON FURSTENBERG DRESS
To make sure Margaux was heard when she stood up to her father, Ohanneson dressed the editor in a statement-making Diane von Furstenberg number to mirror the drama between her and Pascal. "It was particularly great against her hair and the structure of her face," Ohanneson says. "Because her hair is short, she can wear those kinds of architectural bodices that won't look as good against longer hairstyles. It had such an impact when she made her entrance."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 16: STEVIE'S PURPLE GOWN
"Stevie prefers to wear a three-quarter or long sleeve, and when we get into a scene like this, we have to make sure no one is in the same color," says Ohanneson. "This color ended up being beautiful on her, and Stevie is so much fun to dress because she's a little more brash than Victoria. She's still elegant, but she also has a relaxed, Southern California feeling about her."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 15: VICTORIA'S REGAL CARDIGAN
Will the real queen Grayson please stand up? There was a power-play dynamic going on in the scene where Victoria, clad in a regal Elie Tahari sweater, was confronting Stevie, who was dressed in a bold royal blue dress. "I love watching the two of them go toe-to-toe because they are such equals, and Victoria displaced Stevie," says Ohanneson. "Basically, Victoria stole Stevie's life."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 15: VICTORIA'S ANTONIO BERARDI DRESS
Ohanneson chose a gray and black Antonio Berardi number for Victoria at the beginning of the episode, which mirrored the charred surroundings of the art gallery when the Grayson matriarch met with her son, Patrick. "I chose this dress because the overlay in particular felt like ashes to me, and I thought that was perfect for going back to the gallery," she says.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 14: VICTORIA'S ZAC POSEN DRESS
"I like to play with the color red to either convey passion or power," says Ohanneson. "We chose this Zac Posen dress in particular for Victoria to wear during the divorce proceedings." In this scene, Ohanneson created the illusion that Victoria had control over the situation, until Conrad adds a twist and regains power-but only for a moment, as Stevie then reveals she is the owner of Grayson manor and turns the tables on the both of them.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 13: EMILY'S RED TOP
In the scene where Emily brings Sara's mother to Grayson manor, Ohanneson dressed the protagonist in a bold red top-complemented by a crimson lip-to showcase her control and power over the situation.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 12: VICTORIA'S RED MICHAEL KORS DRESS
Queen Grayson knows how to start out strong! Ohanneson wanted Victoria to radiate confidence and power while in the hospital, so she dressed the star in a trumpet flare dress by Michael Kors, decked out in a vivid crimson. "She's showing that she has a little bit of that superiority thing going on," said Ohanneson. "It's almost like she's saying 'Oh, you actually thought you could get me?'"
SEASON 3, EPISODE 12: EMILY'S PRESS CONFERENCE DRESS
Before addressing the reporters gathered at Grayson manor, Emily changed from her hospital gown to a printed Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent maxi dress. "It was kind of like she was in a shroud at the top of the staircase, looking down on her audience as everyone is eager to see what she'll say, or if she'll reveal who really shot her," Ohanneson said. "That's the fun part since we as viewers know who actually did it, and we get to see how she's going to play out her story and spin it."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 12: CHARLOTTE'S PRINTED MAXI DRESS
True to her grown-up sartorial choices and sophisticated color schemes, Ohanneson chose a black and white printed number by Haute Hippie for the youngest Grayson, and finished the look with a coordinating clutch.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 12: MARGAUX'S RED DRESS
To show a sense of power in the scene where she confronts Jack about missing her deadline, Ohanneson dressed Margaux in a strong red Rebecca Taylor number.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 12: EMILY'S TOMMY HILFIGER MAXI DRESS
Ohanneson previously mentioned, when Emily Thorne dons all-black, you have Amanda Clarke on your hands, and it might as well be a funeral for any unexpected twists the Graysons are bound to throw her way. "This was such a fulfilling scene, when she gets to strip away that veneer of sweetness, and really get down to their level. This is Emily's way of saying that she can play hardball the same way the Graysons do," she said on why she chose Emily's black Tommy Hilfiger dress. "She may be calling herself Emily, but she's absolutely Amanda in this scene. She has an agenda, and she's in control."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 11: VICTORIA'S BLACK DRESS
Although Queen Grayson is in a tough situation, she'll certainly never let her style go on the wayside to show it! Ohannesson paired a black Gucci dress with minimalist silver accessories for Victoria, which she wore in a few scenes-including her fight with Lydia.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 11: LYDIA'S RED DRESS
When Lydia talked about adding a "splash of color" to the Grayson manor's decor scheme, she certainly meant it! Just before spilling her red wine on Victoria's couch, Ohannesson dressed Lydia in an appropriately-colored Lela Rose dress.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 11: MARGAUX'S PRINTED DRESS
True to form, Margaux penchant for feminine pieces was evident in her printed Carven dress, which took on a green and neutral color palette to mirror the serious feeling for the scene where she reveals pictures from the night of Emily's shooting to Jack.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 11: VICTORIA'S PEIGNOIR SET
Even when lounging around Grayson manor, Victoria's sartorial picks stay on point, as evidenced by the elegant peignoir set she wore in her scene with Patrick. Ohanneson dressed her in a printed set by La Perla, and modified the gown piece.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10: EMILY'S WEDDING GOWN
Ohanneson previously gave us the details on how she created Emily Thorne's wedding dress when we first saw the trailer for this season of 'Revenge," but seeing it against the elaborate church setting (not to mention Daniel's Hugo Boss tuxedo) made it even more stunning. "We made the veil and trimmed it with the same exact lace used on the dress," she told us. "We wanted it to be very flowy. When it all came together, it was just magical."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10: VICTORIA'S VERA WANG GOWN
We previously saw Queen Grayson in this gown when she went shopping with Emily and Charlotte a few episodes back, but the vampy wine hue holds special significance for Daniel and Emily's big day. "Victoria started the episode in a pinot set before getting into her beautiful Vera Wang gown, and both outfits were similar colors," said Ohanneson. "It's kind of like she was wearing blood, and that was a clear color choice for her." Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve-Victoria Grayson makes her intentions very clear with her ensembles.
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10: CHARLOTTE'S BRIDESMAID DRESS
"We wanted the least-bridesmaid looking dress possible," Ohanneson said of Charlotte's BCBG gown. "It had to be elegant, but it also had to reflect Charlotte's own personality and her edgier new look. The minute I saw it, I thought it was perfect and it showcased exactly how I wanted this episode to feel for Charlotte." Plot twists and dramatics aside, this is one bridesmaid dress we certainly wouldn't mind wearing again!
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10: EMILY'S BLACK AND WHITE TOP
Emily's Proenza Schouler top from the beginning of the episode is telling of her attitude toward the upcoming events. "For her, everything is black and white. There's no room for any doubt, and that's just the way it is," Ohanneson told us. "Everything she does in this episode seems so methodical, and you don't see as much stress for what's going on underneath-she's powering through all of this."
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10: MARGAUX'S ILLUSION DRESS
What do Margaux and Paris Hilton have in common? At first glance, not very much. That is, until we found out the gorgeous black dress she chose for Emily and Daniel's wedding was actually a creation by Kathy Hilton-who happens to be Paris' mother! "It couldn't have been a better dress for her, it was just amazing," Ohanneson told us. "I actually had no idea about the relation until someone brought it up later! We obviously wanted Margaux to look very beautiful, but she was also there doing her job, and she wasn't there to eclipse the bride in any way."