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Revenge Season 2: What's Ahead?

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In a word, when it comes to last night's Revenge season finale: OEmG.

In three words: Seriously, now what?!?

Following a concluding episode that proved the Vampire Diaries isn't the only network drama that can shock and stun with its twists and turns, we're left with a number of questions to ponder. Foremost among them...

Revenge Season Finale Pic

Is Victoria Grayson a goner? I can't imagine so. It's a pretty well known rule in television that when you don't see the body of a main, supposedly deceased character, said character is not actually deceased.

Did the plane actually blow up? It's safe to assume. How and when did Victoria exit prior to take-off? We'll have to wait until September to find out.

Is Charlotte Grayson a goner? Again, it's unlikely. I was a little confused on how Conrad found her body - what what he doing at Grayson Manor? - but I'm guessing he called 911 and we'll find his troubled daughter in the hospital to start season two.

Is Amanda carrying Jack's child? No frickin way. Not that I mind her deception, though. Can't say I'm a big fan of Jack and Emily getting together. Consider this totally-ridiculous-yet-not-completely-implausible-scenario: Takeda impregnated Amanda after he grabbed her from the beach and is behind this grand manipulation because he wants Emily to stay on task. No? Hello? Anyone?

What is Americon Initiative? New characters, new conspiracies, new stories that sensibly build on what we learned throughout season one. I love the reveal that there's a whole lot going on beyond the Grayson set-up of David Clarke.

What the heck is up with Emily's mother? It's one thing to fake a death in order to protect your family. It's another to remain away when your husband is framed, imprisoned and murdered; and your daughter locked up in a detention center.

Mrs. Thorne has A LOT of explaining to do and the reasons for her disappearance ought to open up countless new storylines for Emily and company.

UPDATE, 5/25: In a series of post-finale interviews, producer Mike Kelley has offered a few answers/teases to these questions. For instance:

  • Season two will open with both a wedding and a death on the premiere.
  • Either Victoria, Lydia or Charlotte is, in fact, dead.
  • We'll meet members of the Initiative, along with members from Conrad's former family, the wife and kids he had prior to meeting Victoria.
  • Yes, Amanda is pregnant. But is it Jack's? That's another story the show will get into.
  • Emily's (uncast) mother is considered a "psychologically damaged woman" and Emily's search for her will be a "driving force" of season 2.

UPDATE, 6/13: Margarita Levieva has signed a deal that assures viewers will see Amanda Clarke on at least seven season two episodes.

UPDATE, 6/23: We've now also learned that Victoria's mother will show up on Season 2.

UPDATE, 7/4: Revenge is also casting for Daniel's half-brother, Conrad's son from his first marriage. He may get involved romantically with Emily.

UPDATE, 7/18: The show is also seeking actors/actresses for the role of a doctor and the role of Ashley's new protege.

UPDATE, 7/19: Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as Emily's mother!

UPDATE, 7/26: A female love interest in being cast for Nolan; Daniel WILL get involved with Ashley romantically; and Revenge will premiere on September 30.

UPDATE, 8/2: Revenge is casting for a detective and a news reporter and it looks like there will be a Missing Person case at some point.

UPDATE, 8/13: Michael Nardelli has been cast as Trey, a misfit who gets Declan in trouble of some kind.

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Okay, so I'm addicted to 'Revenge'. Ever since I got the whole story plot I've had this funny feeling that David is still alive. I don't think the plane blew up and if so then I don't believe Victoria would have been on it. I used to love Daniel but in Emily's eyes and myself as a viewer he's changing into a whole different person, as is Ashley. As for Nolan.. I love him! He's got every good intention and I think I'de have to stop watching if he got killed off. Bring on Series 2.. Don't think I can wait till September.

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I hate hate ashley shes supposed to be emily best friend daniel and emily are perfect for each other what if its daniels and emilys he forgives her but they show what happened i dont want jack and emily together he suck go daniel!
Im in the uk and they havent aired all the episodes so ive been watching them online!

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OMG I felt so bad for emily when victoria showed up and emily opened the wedding gift that was just sad. :-(

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Im really curious to see how Amanda is going to be behaving towards Emily. Last time we saw her she wasn't very happy with Emily because of the whole tyler thing and she's not going to be happy once she finds out about Emily and jack so I'm curious to see what's going to happen there
I also really curious to find out some more about takeda and how he met and chose to help Emily, and how much she can trust him

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Think about this, Declan and Charlotte getting married? I don't think Charlotte and Victoria are dead, and neither do I think Lydia is, way too obvious.

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when does season two premier in Kenya/ simply can't wait...

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Please when does season 2 start in Australia - Desperate -

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I think the death in series two will be Amanda, maybe during the birth, maybe mother and child will die, but like everyone else I don't think the baby is Jacks! Jacks a decent guy so the wedding may be him and Amanda but that's a bit too obvious for Mike Kelly's style, so Daniel and the ladder climbing Ashley is my bet too.

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I vote for: Nolan & Emily, as siblings. Aunt Carols sister, living in the WP program with(thought to be dead) Emily's dad! And the white-haired man, should be Carols husband (assigned to break David out of prison, leaving all to believe he's dead!

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Best comments I've read so far #'s 5, 33 and 38!!
As far as Emily's Mother, I'd like to see: Lynda Carter, or Barbara Hershey! But my main choice, would definitely be, JUITH LIGHT!!

Revenge Quotes

[to Aiden] Hate is a lot like love. You can't force it. You can't fight it. You just have to embrace it when it comes along.

Emily

Love built on lies is an arduous endeavor, for wherever passion and treachery meet, dissolution begins. Stiil, we fight to hold our ground in the emptiness ignoring the fact that every relationship, even the ones we cherish, inevitably dies.

Emily
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