Mason Treadwell has been giving Emily a lot of trouble lately on Revenge, but in tonight’s episode, she worked with the mess she was given and gains the advantage. Read on in our Revenge recap for the full scoop.

Mason has been digging into Emily and Amanda’s past for quite some time, and now he thinks he’s figured out their secret. He believes the two were lovers at Allenwood juvenile detention center, and now wealthy Emily is footing the bill for Amanda’s revenge plot. Mason wants to publish this story, but Emily threatens libel, so he tries to get the details from Amanda.

At first Amanda agrees to meet with Mason, but Emily forces her to call it off and threatens a restraining order against Mason. Emily is afraid Amanda will kill Mason if the two end up alone together.

It turns out, Emily is right.

After Mason shows up at the Stowaway, Amanda gives him a sob story about how Emily is the mastermind and controls Amanda, then makes plans to meet him alone at his house. Inside his home office, Mason reveals his research to Amanda, and she takes an opportunity to swing at him with a crowbar.

Mason Treadwell

Emily shows up in the nick of time, Amanda leaves, and Emily divulges to Mason that she is actually Amanda Clarke. Then she frames him for the murder of Gordon Murphy (with Nolan’s help) and convinces Mason to confess to the crime.

When he refuses, she gives him an offer too good to pass up – she will confess after her father’s death is vindicated, and then she will give him the green light to write her life story. He concedes, and Emily finally has the advantage again. Her little chess pieces are falling nicely back into place.

Before Mason is arrested, however, he tells Kara a little too much about the Graysons’ involvement in David Clarke’s murder, which causes her to run back to Grayson Manor with bloodlust. Emily has to clean up this mess now too, and uses Aiden to help her out.

The Graysons are becoming more entwined in Americon Initiative’s plans, especially since one of their members, Helen Crawley, has now paid a visit to their home (along with other Grayson Global investors). Victoria and Conrad have decided that if Amricon Initiative is going to bring down the Graysons, Victoria will pull the Initiative down along with them.

At this little gathering planned to convince Grayson Global supports not to pull their investments (since Conrad’s arraignment is the next day), Daniel tries to get the big investors on his side by promising that he will now run Grayson Global, not his father.

Daniel Grayon

This works in with Emily’s plan, so that now she can have more control of Grayson Global’s information and actions. One casualty in this power switch has to be Nolan because he must reveal that his initial investor was David Clarke. Shady business like that means some bad news for Nolan.

He does it to help Emily, giving Aiden the original check from David Clarke, claiming he doesn’t want to lose “the only real family” he’s ever had. Aww. We love Nolan’s devotion to Emily, even if she takes advantage of him sometimes.

Kara causes problems for the Graysons when she books a flight to Colorado Springs, but then skips out on the flight after Mason tells her of Victoria and Conrad’s involvement in framing David Clarke in the terrorist attack. So naturally, she goes after them and holds them at gunpoint after cutting power to the security cameras in the Graysons’ bedroom.

Victoria tells Kara that Gordon actually killed David Clarke, and Conrad tries to appeal to her emotional side.

Luckily Emily figures out Kara’s plan, and sends Aiden (who is already at Grayson Manor for the investor function) to investigate. The chloroform in his briefcase comes in handy, and he uses it on Kara right before she’s about to shoot the kneeling, blindfolded Graysons.

After this incident with Kara, the Graysons think the Initiative sent her there and blacked out the camera, and the two seem much more amicable.

Aiden takes Kara to Emily, who convinces Kara that Aiden is actually an FBI agent, and they set her up to get out of town. They claim to give her a pass since she was off of her medication. In a final moment with Kara, Emily asks her if she wants her to tell Amanda anything.

“Just tell her I wish I could have been a better mother.”

Aiden tries to comfort Emily, but she continues to push him away. Eventually, though, Emily gives in and kisses him when she finds him waiting for her on her porch.

Emily and Aiden

We shouted our hurrahs when this happened. We would love to see this relationship work out.

In Jack’s neck of the woods, Kenny brings his brother Nate into town, and it looks like the two of them are trying to buy up the whole shoreline. Kenny thinks Jack is a nice guy, but it seems like his father didn’t do right by these guys. Does this mean more trouble for Jack?

What did you think of ‘Penance’? Is Mason out the picture for good?

Barnes & Noble has announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is already a gigantic hit. In fact, it’s the most pre-ordered book since Deathly Hallows.

It’s been 9 years since J.K. Rowling publsihed Deathly Hallows in the summer of 2007, but Harry Potter fans are evidently still eager for more stories from the Wizarding World. In a press release on Monday, the biggest book chain in the United States revealed that they haven’t seen pre-orders this huge since the last Harry Potter book.


“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is Barnes & Noble’s most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and we expect it to be our biggest selling book of the year,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble in a press release. “To guarantee that our customers get the new Harry Potter book as quickly as possible, Barnes & Noble is the only national retailer that’s guaranteeing delivery of the book on August 1, for both online and ship-to-home pre-orders placed by noon ET on Friday, July 29. Our booksellers are also preparing to host big crowds for our signature Midnight Magic parties on July 30.”

If you’ve passed by a brick and mortar Barnes & Noble in the past few months you’ve probably seen the heavy promotion they’ve been doing. Headers that state “HARRY POTTER IS BACK” will clearly entice people to pre-order.

HARRY POTTER IS BACK! (Spotted at a Barnes & Noble) #harrypotterforever #harrypotter

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In a report from the Wall Street Journal earlier this month we learned that Scholastic was printing 4.5 million copies of “the eighth story” for the United States and Canada. This is a far cry from the 12 million printed for Deathly Hallows, but still a very large print run for a book in modern times. (Also worth noting: Many readers have switched to eBooks in the years since Deathly Hallows.)

It’s nice to see that Harry Potter fans haven’t lost their interest in the series. Perhaps the success will inspire J.K. Rowling to continue writing within Harry’s world?

The book has also been a huge success on Amazon. The Cursed Child has sat at the top of the online retailer’s bestseller list for months.

Hypable will have lots of coverage surrounding The Cursed Child once it’s released this weekend. Stay tuned! AHHHH!

Sherlock finally made it to Hall H at Comic-Con and the creative team brought a few surprises. Steven Moffatt, Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington, and Benedict Cumberbatch were on hand to the thrill of fans.

Benedict Cumberbatch and crew definitely know how to work a crowd. Here are the top highlights of the panel that played to a crowd of thousands.

1. Season 4

They are currently two weeks from finishing Sherlock season 4. Cumberbatch said that “a lot comes home to roost this season… it’s ballsy.”

They have 26 pages to film this Tuesday. Cumberbatch states that the monologues are very challenging and take a lot of work.

As for actors’ favorite lines this season:

Gatiss: “Sherlock.”

Abington: Not a line but a beckoning gesture.

Cumberbatch: Can’t say.

Key names for next season (change from doing key words):

  • Moffat: Smith
  • Gatiss: Thatcher
  • Vertue: Sherinford

2. Keeping the show fresh

By not making as many episodes, the creators feel they actually keep the quality. They joked that under normal standards they’ve actually made about half a season of a standard TV show, or 13 episodes.

There are no plans for any other Victorian Era shows. Moffat feels that it would be less interesting if the mind palace returned there.

3. Learning curves and drugs

Gatiss stated that with 90-minute episodes you “really have to put [Sherlock and Watson] through the ringer.” Moffat added that because of this, Watson has to evolve. Watson can’t keep being amazed by Sherlock. As for Sherlock, “he can’t be the weird scary amoral man we met in the first episode… geniuses learn… he has to learn.”

Sherlock’s drug addiction comes back when he is not working. It’s hinted that the addiction will be a bigger issue this season than in the past.

4. The coat and the hair

There is apparently a big debate every year over changing the iconic coat. Sue Vertue wants to change it, and Steven Moffat wants to keep it. Benedict Cumberbatch dove into the debate stating, “I’m quite hung up on the coat…. but sometimes it has to come off.” The audience reaction was predictable.

Cumberbatch joked that he loved playing Sherlock in the Victorian era because of the slicked back hair. In the modern era it takes forever for his hair to get done. On a serious note, he loved the more straight-laced, clipped version of Sherlock.

5. First ‘Sherlock’ season 4 trailer

The teaser trailer featured this phrase over and over: “Something’s coming. It may be Moriarity, maybe not.” Literally every character we know and love looks like they are scared, angry, or worried on an epic scale.

One of the best moments is Mrs. Hudson saying with supreme venom to Mycroft, “Get out of my house you reptile.” Watch below:

6. Improv and family

There is actually, according to Cumberbatch, very little improvisation on set. It’s about how to do what’s there, and not messing with the script. He firmly believes that what is there is what is needed for the show.

Cumberbatch genuinely loves having his mom and dad play his TV mom and dad. Every now and then he can see his mother struggle to call him “Sherlock” and not “Ben.”

7. Mary in the know

Abbington didn’t know she was an assassin until well into the last season. When she found out, she told partner Martin Freeman, “My God, [the fans] are going to hate me.” Despite this, she loves the flawed characters of the series.

8. When will the series return?

No date was given for either the BBC release date or the PBS release date. We only know that it will premiere in 2017.

9. The dog photo

According to Cumberbatch the dog (depicted above) was a nightmare. “The dog wouldn’t fucking move,” he said. The companion was supposed to drag Sherlock all over London, but the dog didn’t like people, concrete, crowds… really anything about an urban setting.

Moffat and Gatiss resorted to writing a new scene on the spot to account for the lack of the dog’s interest in roaming. According to Gatiss all it did was drool on the concrete.

10. Future seasons?

Touching on the future of the series, Moffat stated, “Why is everybody assuming they survive season 4?” Gatiss joked, “We’re skipping season 5 and doing season 6.”

Moffat clarified that — contrary to recent reports — he never said that this season would be the last one (He’s right: All he said was the schedules of Cumberbatch and Freeman are only getting more difficult to work with). Gatiss added that they want to do more seasons, and they hope that they are able to.

Sherlock will be back in 2017. What do you think of the first season 4 trailer?

Marvel presented at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday evening and offered new looks at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more.

“We only want to come to Hall H when we have a lot to show you,” teased Marvel’s Kevin Feige at the start of the panel. Indeed, they had a ton to offer — including news of a new Marvel theme park attraction!

Everything we’ve learned at Marvel’s SDCC panel

  1. Marvel kicked off their panel with a new logo and updated fanfare by composer Michael Giacchino.

  2. Black Panther had some casting news to share: Lupita N’yongo will be playing one of the guards at Wakanda named Nakia. Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan will be playing Erik Killmonger. We also received brand new casting news: Danai Gurira has joined the movie — She’ll play Okoye, head of Dora Milaje! Finally, a new logo for the film was revealed:


  3. Thor: Ragnarok unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the new film which included a look at Cate Blanchett as Hela. They also showed a documentary-style clip (think The Office) explaining where Hulk and Thor were during the events of Captain America: Civil War! In it, Thor had a tiny bed for Mjolnir and a crime board that tried to connect the Infinity Stones and discover their purpose. There is also mugshot of Loki. Like Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok had a new logo to show off with a retro looking subtitle:


  4. Doctor Strange’s portion of the panel kicked off with a smoke and laser show to introduce Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Tilda Swinton was also at the panel and spoke about the Ancient One. “The truth is, anyone can be The Ancient One,” she said. A clip from Doctor Strange was also showed in which Steven Strange meets Tilda’s character (It won’t be online).

  5. Thankfully, a brand new and wholly epic Doctor Strange trailer was released. Watch below:

    A new poster was also unveiled:


  6. Next up was Spider-Man: Homecoming. Director Jon Watts described the film as a high school movie about a 15-year-old Peter Parker who’s in the 10th grade. A new clip was unveiled and had a strong John Hughes vibe — Peter Parker is just your average high schooler trying to get through the day. There was also this great moment:

  7. Next up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which kicks off a few months after the first movie. The entire cast was there to introduce a new scene in which a very adorable Baby Groot helps Yondu and Rocket break out of prison. Baby Groot even has a little outfit! Adorably, the Ravengers — who captured Yondu and Rocket — refuse to hurt Baby Groot because of how cute he is.

    This movie got a new logo as well.


  8. Speaking of Marvel’s space dramedy, the studio also confirmed rumors of a Guardians of the Galaxy theme park attraction. It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and debuts Summer 2017 at Disneyland’s California Adventure theme park. Sadly, it’s replacing the classic Tower of Terror ride. Check out a behind the scenes video of the attraction:

  9. Marvel ended their panel by confirming that Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel, as was previously rumored. She took the stage to say hi to the adoring audience, and participated in a giant Marvel selfie:

All in all, Marvel had a ton to share. What do you think of all the developments?