Warning: This story contains spoilers from the series finale of Revenge. Read at your own risk!
Emily Thorne’s quest for Revenge came to an end in the aptly titled “Two Graves.” And yes, two graves were filled—but not in the way viewers expected.
During Revenge’s swan song, Emily (Emily VanCamp) escaped jail with an eye toward proving Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) was still alive. But once Jack (Nick Wechsler) was caught in the crossfire, Emily vowed to kill her nemesis once and for all.
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, build two graves.” —Confucius (504 B.C.)
To say that a lot’s happened on Revenge would be an understatement. The scorching-hot show about a dish best served cold saw Emily VanCamp spend four years as Amanda Clarke as Emily Thorne, plotting and scheming and pursuing her complicated agenda against the mighty Grayson family. And with the show ending Sunday, May 10, at 10 p.m.
This past week, ABC finally announced that Revenge’s fourth season would be its last. The announcement wasn’t all that surprising given what the show has been doing over the past couple of weeks, but it was nice to finally get confirmation. It is with this knowledge that we viewed Revenge’s penultimate episode, one that didn’t feel like it was barreling toward a series finale—save the brief return of Charlotte Grayson Clarke (Christa B.
With Revenge soon coming to an end, the question that has spanned the entire series will finally be answered: Will Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) survive her quest for vengeance?
Her happy ending seemed all but assured after finally reuniting with her father, David Clarke (James Tupper)—who wasn’t actually dead, in case you’re not caught up. Main antagonist Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny), on the other hand, was killed off last season, while Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) paid for the sins of the father. Unlike the rest of her family, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) refused to go quietly into the night and instead decided to commit suicide and frame Emily for murder.
Thus, the final chapter of Revenge finds Emily facing trial for murder. Will Victoria’s last desperate act be her ultimate downfall? EW caught up with showrunner Sunil Nayar to get the scoop:
Following the news that Revenge will come to an end after its fourth season, star Emily VanCamp thanked the show’s fans and cast via Twitter.
Four unbelievable years with the most incredible cast and crew. Could not be more grateful for the experience. #GoodbyeRevenge
Emily Thorne’s quest for vengeance is over: Revenge will end its run after four seasons, EW has learned exclusively.
The upcoming finale, slated to air Sunday, May 10, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, will serve as the end of the series. “We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story,” executive producer Sunil Nayar tells EW. “We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident. Now that everybody has seen the finale—which is fabulous—everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to to end. This is the series finale of Revenge that will be airing in a couple weeks.”
As the title of the episode suggests, tonight’s Revenge dealt with the repercussions of Victoria’s apparent death inside of Emily’s home. Sadly, the aftermath is just as predictable as we expected: Victoria intends for Emily to be convicted for her murder. Let’s just dive into how we arrived at this lackluster revelation.
The war between Victoria Grayson and Emily Thorne—errr, Amanda Clarke—has finally come to an end. Maybe. Probably. We think.
During Sunday’s episode of Revenge, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) planned to finally take down Emily (Emily VanCamp) by turning over the evidence of her quest for vengeance to authorities. Naturally, Emily got the upper hand and stole the evidence—but Victoria took things one step further by, well, killing herself to frame Emily. Unless Victoria has the super-speed required to run out of the gas-filled Grayson Mansion before flicking that lighter, then it’s ding-dong the witch is dead. Or is she? EW caught up with Stowe to get the scoop:
Since Revenge returned for the second half of its season, the show has felt like it’s putting all the pieces in place for the endgame—and tonight’s episode amplified that feeling. (But of course whether it actually is ending is still a big question mark.) “Burn” returned to a question that the show has been toying around with all season: Will Emily—and Nolan, to an extent—ever really be done with the revenge? If there’s one thing television and movies have taught us, it’s that every time you think yo’reu out, you’re pulled right back in.
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