After Amanda’s foster brother Eli (Collins Pennie) showed up at the very tail end of last week’s Revenge on ABC, I was hoping above all hope that the show wouldn’t drag out another reveal with him. In all honesty, I was expecting it to be that he wasn’t who he claimed; he was just some kid looking to cash in on a dead girl and adopted the position as her childhood foster brother. Who’d be around to challenge that, right? Instead, the show delivered that Eli knew Emily (Emily VanCamp) was actually the real Amanda Clarke based on her infinity tattoo.
But that still doesn’t mean he is who he says, and with a show so heavily steeped in deception like this, it seems a bit shortsighted just to take him at face value! Even Emily herself pointed out they knew each other before they were even thirteen. She has no idea what he would truly look like now.