Unsurprisingly, the Season 3 of “Revenge” ended with a high body count and a shocking plot twist that cannot make the show any more twisted than it already is. And this is coming right after rumours that the ABC drama might be cancelled. Luckily, it was recently announced that the show has been renewed for a 4th season but it could very well be their last.
Recap: In Season 3, the vicious Victoria (played by Madeleine Stowe) was admitted to a psychiatric institution after murdering Emily’s (played by Emily VanCamp) lover, Aiden (played by Barry Sloane). Oh, Aiden’s death. We still remember it so clearly, that scene where Emily goes home to find a frozen stiff Aiden on the couch, with that look of fear plastered on his face of death. Our hearts were ripped apart just like Emily’s. But we digress. Season 3 then wrapped up with Conrad (played by Henry Czerny) being stabbed by a vengeful and very much alive David Clarke (played by James Tupper). Wait, what?
Where will the labyrinthine ABC drama go from here? Star Nick Wechsler (who plays Emily’s childhood sweetheart Jack Porter) and executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts were on hand at the ATX Television Festival to discuss the show’s game-changing finale and what’s ahead in season four.
Our biggest question would be, “What? Why?”.
“We felt like this was a great way to impact not just Emily’s world but everybody on the show. So, it was the perfect way to reboot”, Berg said. However, the producers also admitted that David is going to cause a lot of problems now that he’s back, since he’s the common denominator between Emily and Victoria.
As for what Victoria has up her sleeves for her coming season, Harberts said:
She’s done terrible things, she’s obviously a very wounded and messed up character, but at the end of the day, when she manages to get out, she’s going to be setting her sights on Emily. That’s going to be quite a drive, because we did see how Victoria reacted when “Amanda Clarke” was out in the world, and she was bad to her – but when she actually takes stock of all the horribly awful things Emily has done and all the chaos she’s rained down on the Grayson family, she’s gonna be pissed, and she’ll come out swinging. As Emily is trying to create a new, more positive life for herself, as she tries to move forward, Victoria is going to be coming up behind her.
Guess the “party” ain’t over for Victoria yet, huh? What about Emily’s tragic loss (Aiden), then? Apparently, Season 4 of “Revenge” would honour Aiden’s memory – but still leave the door open for reconciliation between Emily and Jack.
After all, Jack aka Nick Wechsler himself confessed:
Emily and Jack are probably not available because of their heartbreak but they’re going through the same thing at the same time and there’s a window now. I think he’s crazy about her and wants to see justice being done. His feelings for her will draw him into some morally complex situations. He might be willing to do something illegal, but less likely to do something immoral.
And the plot thickens!
The Season 4 of “Revenge” will premiere in September this year. We. Can’t. Wait.