Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) is alive. This much we—and Emily (Emily VanCamp)-- learned in the second season premiere of Revenge. Considering Emily got the shock of a lifetime with that reveal but promptly fell back in line enacting her titular revenge by placing a hidden camera in Victoria’s hideaway, it could really only be a matter of time before the show turned more fully back to a battle of wits between these two women. And it turned out, it only took until the second episode.
Victoria may not be dead, but she was still haunting Emily’s dreams in “Resurrection,” morphing from her own mother as Emily’s subconscious played with the idea that death is not as important as it seems. And in her life, she can’t even count on it to be permanent.