ABC’s Revenge bid farewell after four seasons of back-stabbing, murders, and twists and turns. Some twists were fantastic, and some over the last few years not so much.
But the now canceled soap opera in the Hamptons, took its final bow during Sunday night’s series finale – trying to tie up loose ends quickly – and trying to make a semblance of a resolution for its main characters. (If you have not watched last night’s finale do not read any further.)
Let’s start with Amanda Clarke. (Emily VanCamp). After over three and half season posing as her alias Emily Thorne, the showdown was set for her to take out and kill her arch nemesis, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), who was alive and well, thanks to Margaux’s (Karine Vanasse) help. Viewers learned that Victoria was able to can get an assist in her “death” thanks to her vile mother played by Adrienne Barbeau. There is a flashback scene in a hospital where in her dying breathes and spewing venom at Victoria, Marion admits that Victoria was raped by her father all those years ago. Next, it’s revealed that Victoria had put her mother’s body in the fire at Grayson Manor to help fake her own death.
After escaping from prison after “confessing” to the murder of Victoria Grayson, with the able help of Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Jack (Nick Wechsler), she spends a night in the arms of her true love, Jack Porter. After Jack goes out to pick-up breakfast for the two, all hell breaks loose as White Gold (Courtney Love) is on the loose and stabs Jack … and it’s not looking so good for him. He is taken to the hospital where Amanda and Nolan are so distraught, the duo decide they must kill Victoria Grayson for good!
In the showdown scene, Amanda is about to shoot Victoria, but her father David Clarke (James Tupper) shows up and plugs Victoria himself! As Victoria is bleeding out, she has some time left to shoot Amanda. You see both women in a pool of blood … but only Victoria truly died! We then learn that David died shortly there after when getting a compassionate release from prison (since he was dying of lymphoma – brain cancer) to be at home with his daughter. Then in the moment that brought the relationship between Amanda and David full circle, the twosome says, ” I love you infinity times infinity,” with Amanda looking at the etched symbol in the railings on the house that David carved out to her as child that has been symbolic throughout the four seasons of episodes.
Next, we see Amanda prepping for her wedding to Jack. The two survived the final hour of the series alive! The duo say their “I do’s”, and Amanda gives Jack a new dog as a nod to his beloved dog Sammy! The newlyweds are now setting sail to start their new lives together. Next, we see what appears to be a flashback of Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) telling the doctors to not tell Amanda “who” provided her new heart (since she needed a heart transplant to survive her gunshot wound.) But guess what? It was Victoria’s heart who went into Amanda’s body to save her life. However that stunning revelation was followed by Amanda suddenly waking up on Jack’s boat! Whoa? Did that really happen?
And what of Nolan Ross? Would he find happiness? Looks Like Amanda looked out for him as just about everyone Nolan cared about is gone. Just as Nolan looks to have no purpose or direction in his life at the moment, in walks a man who says he needs Ross’s investigative abilities to help prove his mother’s innocence who is prison on murder charges. Nolan realizes Amandaand connected the two men, thus giving Nolan his next project.
Kudos to the performances of Emily VanCamp, Nick Wechlser and Gabriel Mann, who brought the heart and soul of the show together in their final performances.
So, what did you think of the series finale of Revenge? Did the right people go into the “Two Graves” as the title of the episode suggested? Are you glad Jack and Amanda got married? What did you think of Amanda’s flashback moment… is Victoria’s heart beating within her as just revenge for all she did to the Grayson clan? Share your thoughts below as we say “Goodbye Revenge!”