revenge jack mother grayson 'Revenge' reveals a mother of a twist in post Olympics return, 'Payback'“Revenge” isn’t even pretending to be anything other than a daytime soap with a better time slot — the show is straight-up sudsy goodness, as demonstrated in Sunday’s (March 9) episode of the ABC drama, “Payback.”

From Emily’s blackouts — retold later via fuzzy-focused shots a la a true crime show recreation — to the murder, “Payback” was pretty action-packed. And that’s not even counting the epic twist at the end of the episode: That Stevie Grayson, Conrad’s first wife, is Jack’s mother?!

Seriously: Murder, blackouts, kidnapping rescue, blackmail, possible psychotic breaks and secret children — all in one 42-minute episode of television. You love us, ABC, you really love us.

After a middling Season 2, “Revenge” seems to be going for as many soapy twists as possible in Season 3. It was a great episode after the long Olympics hiatus, too — what did you think?