01/06/2014 03:08 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

'Revenge': Emily Wakes Up With Amnesia

A classic soap opera twist came with the return of "Revenge" on ABC. After getting shot in the last episode, Emily woke up with amnesia! She didn't remember who she was or anything about her revenge plot against the Graysons ... at least for awhile. Her first recollection came when she told Charlotte that she remembered her father's name: David Clarke.

Whoops! Emily Thorne can't be David Clarke's daughter. Luckily, Charlotte didn't put the clues together -- at least, not yet. By the end of the hour, though, it looked like Emily's amnesia would be short-lived. Suddenly it all seemed to come flooding back, including one damning detail. It was her new husband, Daniel Grayson,who shot her.

Sure it's corny, but The AV Club's Carrie Raisler forgives the show, writing that it "has always embraced its soap roots, even if it prefers over-the-top verbal spars to the hair-pulling fights of ‘80s repute. What better way to give Emily an obstacle to overcome while simultaneously giving her enemies the unfettered time to gather information to use against her?”

"Revenge" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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