|Emily and Daniel|
|Nickname(s):||Danily, Damily, Demily|
|First Met:|| Pre-Pilot as Amanda |
Pilot as Emily (May 30, 2011)
|Intimacy Level:||Hate each other|
|“||You’re the first person that I could be my true self around.||”|
Emily Thorne first saw Daniel Grayson at Harvard University as Amanda Clarke. Posing as a student, she watches him from afar as a seemingly drunk Daniel discusses William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell to another student. Quoting him, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite," Daniel applies it to wanting infinite freedom from the Grayson family's expectations and the world's perception of being a Grayson. Calling her 'study bug', the two later approach her to settle the argument, just as she was about to leave. When asked if she knew who Daniel is, she says no, so the girl introduces him as a soon-to-be rich man who wants to throw it all away to become a "penniless" poet since he can't be both at the same time because his parents would never allow it. The girl thinks the idea is crazy, but Amanda tells him that there's nothing more poetic than just proving to everyone that he is a different man compared to his parents. ("Perception")
Daniel first meets Emily when at party hosted on a boat Emily (deliberately) spills her drink onto Daniels jacket. The situation causes the two to chat with eachother throughout the party until most of the guests had left. Shortly afterwards Daniel is playing in a game of Polo when between rounds Emily appears and chats to him. Daniel asks her out on a date, to which she replys that he can if he wins the game.
They then meet again in Grayson Manor when Victoria Grayson invites Emily over to get to know one-another. Daniel having been out running returns to find Emily just leaving.
The pair becomes closer and Daniel proposes, to which Emily says yes. After the death of Sammy, Emily and Jack share a kiss. Ashley is looking into the window when they kiss, and imediately tells Daniel . When he confronts Emily about it, she admits to it, and they split.
Season 2 Edit
Initially Emily and Daniel are not in an relationship having separated several months before. During this time Daniel started a relationship with Ashley Davenport. After having left the Hamptons for several months Emily returns and during a Memorial to Victoria Grayson (then believed to be deceased) encountered each other. Upon seeing Emily it was apparent that Daniel still held feelings towards her causing awkwardness between them upon first meeting.
Daniel remains in his relationship with Ashley (unaware of Ashley using the relationship to keep him away from the company business for Conrad Grayson). At the same time Emily started openly having a relationship with Aiden Mathis often making it blatantly apparent in front of Daniel whom apparently grew really jealous of it. Although secretly remaining in a relationship for some time Emily and Aiden publicly split up at a restaurant that they are aware Daniel is at in order for Emily to try and open a relationship with Daniel.
Very shortly after this Daniel and Emily meet on the porch of her home and exchange a kiss and beginning a new relationship. For Emily this relationship is only a ruse and she is using it to obtain connections and influence with the Graysons inorder to get to the Americon Initiative. Aiden is aware of this yet still harbours resentment that he has to keep his distance from her and that Emily is in relations with Daniel. As such Emily tells Daniel she wants to take the relationship very slowly and allow them to get to know each other again.
Daniel flies Emily to the West Coast under the ruse of going for a meal, having infact an important meeting to obtain a company for which he wishes her good influence to help him obtain (although also offering her plenty of free time relaxing).
Upon receiving information from Victoria Grayson that his life and those of the people he cares for are in danger from the Americon Initiative Daniel rings Emily Thorne and ends their relationship for her safety (although he tells her its simply due to him being too busy as CEO to have time for her).
After getting back together, Daniel shows up to Emily's house with her engagement ring telling her that if she put the ring back on the next time he saw her they would be engaged again. They kiss and then Daniel leaves, Emily says Yes!
As Daniel continues forcing Emily picking a date, and Jack has given the ultimatum to Emily that she finish her revenge by the end of the summer or he'll tell everybody the truth, Emily decides to have the wedding on August 8th, (08/08). By Nolan; "A fitting act, to a path of revenge". Daniel and Emily get married, even though Daniel has feelings for his ex-girlfriend Sara. Daniel and Emily set sail for their honeymoon family cruise, where Daniel is shocked with news that Sara attemped suicide. Daniel leaves to get air when he overhears Emily confessing to Victoria that she was never pregnant. Daniel in a drunken rage shoots Emily twice in her stomach over her lies.
After Emily is discovered and hospitalized, Daniel tells Victoria that she was right all along about Emily, and that he intends to confess to the police. He keeps a distance from Emily, who is suffering amnesia from the fall off the yacht. After she regains her memory and discovers that she is unable to have children due to the shooting, her resolve to finish her revengenda is strengthened. She fingers Lydia Davis as the shooter during a press conference, and makes it clear to Victoria and Daniel that she is not going anywhere. She claims to still love Daniel, although she actually despises him for making her barren.
Daniel subsequently wages war on Emily by renewing his relationship with Sara and flaunting it in front of her. He fires the servants after Emily leaks Sara's sleepover to one of them, and tells Emily that he will continue to fight her until she leaves. Emily responds by ruining his relationship with Sara - she brings Sara's mother Loretta to the Manor, and Loretta is so disgusted by Sara's behavior that she disowns her, which has Sara wanting out. After Sara leaves, Daniel is enraged, physically attacking Emily and telling her that he did the universe a favor by sterilizing her.
Emily: (spills drink on Daniel's coat) Oh, my God!
Emily: I'm so sorry. God, I'm such an idiot.
Daniel: No, don't worry about it. It's, uh, probably the universe telling me I need a costume change. Uh... I'm Daniel.
Daniel: How about I get you a dry Martini? Twice the alcohol, half the stain potential.
Emily: Sure. I'm sorry.
Daniel: No, no. It's okay. Now wait right here.
Daniel: She's really something, isn't she? My mother.
Emily: She sure is.
Daniel: (raises his glass to Emily) To chance meetings.
Emily: To an unforgettable summer. (toasts with Daniel)
Daniel: How many Harvard men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Emily: I don't know. How many?
Daniel: One, and the whole world just revolves around him. One more?
Emily: Drink or joke?
Daniel: Either. Both.
Emily: Mm, neither. I am just buzzed enough to find that last joke funny. One more, and I might think that you meant it. But don't let me stop you.
Daniel: Oh, no, no. I've had about all the club soda I can take.
Emily: You don't drink?
Daniel: Used to... Epically.
Daniel: I gotta admit, it's... it's nice meeting someone who never knew the old me.
Emily: Yeah. I know the feeling.
Daniel: (notices Emily's tattoo) Double infinity.
Emily: Something like that.
Daniel: That's a long time.
Daniel: Don't let my mom rattle you. Intimidation is practically a sign of endearment with her.
Emily: I'd hate to be on her bad side.
Daniel: Yes, you would.
Emily: I should go.
Daniel: Uh, I'm headed your way. You need a ride?
Emily: No, thanks. Maybe next time.
Daniel: 'Til next time.
- It is uncertain whether or not she is in a relationship with him out of genuine affection, or just as part of her plan to get revenge on his parents, or if the truth is somewhere in between.
- Emily claims that she will not hold back on Daniel if he gets in her way of vengeance.