In "Lineage," hindsight is 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.
"We're explaining how Victoria became Victoria," teases creator Mike Kelley. "If you think Victoria's bad, wait until you see how she got that way."REVENGE stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo as Declan Porter.
While the majority of the hour flashes back to 2006 (when Emily first met Aiden and Jack and Declan's father got caught up in some trouble), Victoria will also think back to when she was 15, "right at the point where you know the events happening around her are going to change her into the wicked woman we know," says Kelley, who eventually plans to have Victoria go search for her MIA daddy.
Guest cast includes Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis, Cary-Hirokyuki Tagawa as Takeda, JR Bourne as Kenny Ryan, Adrienne Barbeau as Marion, Brian Goodman as Carl Porter, EJ Bonilla as Marco, Amanda Brooks as young Marion, Salvator Xuereb as Sergei, Rosemary Dominguez as Theresa, Grace Fulton as young Victoria, Matt Riedy as Ben, Timothy V. Murphy as Dmitri, Michael Rose as Joe Ryan, Jonathan Adams as Matt Duncan and Stephen Snedden as Thomas.
"Lineage" was written by Nikki Toscano and directed by Chris Misiano.