First 10 Minutes of ABC's 'Revenge' Midseason Premiere Released (Video)

"Revenge" (ABC)
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With ratings that earned it a full-season order, the soapy thriller is a bright spot on ABC's fall drama slate.

ABC has released the first 10 minutes of next week's episode of rookie drama Revenge.

Right off the bat, lead character (and revenge seeker) Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is caught in a compromising position. The reveal of just who has it out for her is teeming with dramatic tension, but that's exactly what the primetime soap counts on.

In the Jan. 4 return, simply titled "Duress," an unwelcome and unstable visitor makes a nightmare of Daniel Grayson's (Josh Bowman) intimate birthday celebration with family and friends, while Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) becomes a pawn in Conrad (Henry Czerny) and Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) bitter divorce battle. And Emily watches her ultimate plan begin to unravel.

Following the teaser, questions are raised. It is known in the series premiere that Daniel sees an unfortunate fate (or one thinks, at least), but what does that mean for Emily?

Watch below:

Revenge airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.