Earlier we reported on the dramatic final scene on last night’s midseason finale of ABC’s Revenge! DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER, IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE EPISODE YET.
As the show promoted someone would die … and in the end … it was Daniel Grayson played by Josh Bowman who would take bullets meant for Emily (Emily VanCamp) and meet his maker!
Actor Josh Bowman spoke exclusively with EW.com on how it was to tape his final moments, and how it all came about that showrunner Sunil Nayar and the writers crafted Bowman’s exit story, especially when Josh had been quoted, or misquoted, as saying he wanted out of the ABC soap in the Hamptons. Here are a few excerpts from the Bowman exit interview below!
Josh on departing the series and his request to leave the series: “I think I was definitely wrongly quoted by that particular reporter. It wasn’t a plea to leave the show at all. I mean, I love working on the show. I’d do it for six seasons. I had a sit down with Sunil at the beginning of this season, before the writers were in the writers’ room, and we just discussed my character and the arc, where he could go, where he shouldn’t go. We thought it was very important to have him be redeemed and have some sort of heroic last act for Emily. We thought that would bring the character full circle considering where he’s come from. We’d lead him right back to where he was in season 1. By having him save Emily and sacrifice himself, it was the perfect, fitting end for the character. Sunil and his team of writers did a fantastic job. As actors, you always just want what’s best for the story. I think, collaboratively, for the show, we thought it was a good idea to have a domino effect moving forward. It’s not a good thing to leave a show, but it’s a good thing for the story to help move it forward.”
Josh on how his last tape day went: “Sad. It was very sad. I didn’t think it would be as sad as it would be, but it really pulled on my heartstrings a lot. I’ve grown up on this show, really. It’s been four years. I’ve made some amazing friends. Honestly, it was very difficult. It was difficult to leave the lot as well for the last time.”
What do you think about Josh’s comments? Was it it a fitting conclusion for the arc of the character of Daniel Grayson? Let us know your thoughts below!