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...

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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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Kim Basinger to play the mother


Emily's mom has to be a bit...disturbed. Like damaged and maybe can't handle the reality of what has happened in the past. I think Linda Hamilton would be perfection. Even though Ashley wasn't on that plane, I am hoping some debris from the plane explosion, somehow hit her and her stupid new Lexus and she is no more. Love this show...I am obsessed! I'd rather see Em & Nolan as siblings and not lovers...I hope David Clark is alive and yes I think that white haired man is someone related to Em. Perhaps Grandfather? Her mothers father? There is a reason he didn't blow her cover to Conrad. Can not wait til season 2!


Maybe... The white haired dude is the real amanda's grand dad?? Or uncle?? And he's been playing along and never really killed him in jail.. A Set up??


I was thinking Holly Marie Combs should play the mother


Why has no one brought up the fact that "Emily" identified herself as Amanda Clark to the "white-haired man"? He obviously knows of her connection to Daniel since every time he was in Conrad's office he would pick up the photo of them together. Why hasn't he brought that up to Conrad and asked him why his son is with the daughter of the man they framed? Amanda's cover is completely blown since the white-haired man knows who she really is. Or is that little bit of knowledge going to be lost in the chaos of everything else going on? I can't wait for september!


Emily's mother = Susan Sarandon ???, or maybe the woman that plays Charlie and Alans mother from 2 and a half men, can you just see her going up against Victoria ?
Having said that, I am thinking it will be Lydia who will not be back.
There are plenty of other women for Conrad.
This show is the best thing to hit T.V. since Charmed.
Conrad and Nolan rule !!!!


i hope Emily and Nolan are together!!!


What if Nolan and Emily are indeed siblings and they have the same mother who is aunt carols sister?


Melissa george or jenifier ganier they are great at playing good nd bad characters they d rock at being amanda clarks mom nd there great at playing deceprive characters lol declan nd charlotte should b together daniel nd the real amanda clark should b together nd i reckon the real emily is pregnant to jack nd that would b good if nolan was amanda s brother:) but definetly melissa george or jeniffier ganier for the mom p.s the white haired guy knows amandas real mum


The reason Conrad was at Grayson Manor was because he was warning Victoria. Then he stuck around for a few drinks THEN found Charlotte. Whoever wrote this needs to watch closer. Also, the mother will be Clarke not Thorne

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Revenge Quotes

My father once wrote, always question where your loyalty lies. The people you trust will expect it, your greatest enemies will desire it and those you treasure the most will without fail, abuse it.

Emily Thorne

Upon embarking upon a path of revenge, Confucius warns that one should dig two graves. Confucius was right. The second of the two graves was meant for me. I was only saved by my father's infinite love. I know now that revenge only brings darkness. I couldn't see the light until I considered my father's advice to try and forgive. It's not easy but my father once said that nothing worth doing ever is. Well, with one exception.