As we had teased, Sunday night’s season three season finale of ABC’s Revenge was the perfect touch for Mother’s Day, in that it was the “Mother of all Season Finales!”
In one of the most shock filled, twisted, and thrilling season finales we have seen from a primetime serialized drama in a long time, this had it all!
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT REAd ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE EPISODE!
In the season three finale as teased someone would die, and that character ended up to be none other than Aiden (Barry Sloane)! This sets the stage for A new generated story of revenge for Emily (Emily VanCamp) in season four as she figures out it was Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) who killed her lover! How did Vic do it? Aiden went to confront Michelle, the shrink who kept little Amanda locked up all those years ago. Victoria who is now on to Emily, laced the tea that Aiden was sipping in Michelle’s office with a toxin that paralyzed him! Next, after Michelle leaves (who is somewhat an accomplice in all of this), Victoria comes in and finishes the job and smothers Aiden with a pillow! She says: “Emily ripped away my chance for true love. It’s only fair that I do the same for her.” Victoria is hell bent at giving pay back to Emily, because she believes Emily was responsible for the death of Pascal (Olivier Martinez), her love who was chopped to bits last week thanks to a shove from Conrad (Henry Czerny)!
But that was not the only death, or so we think in the season finale! After Conrad is having a difficult time in prison, or so we are to believe and being roughed up by a security guard, later in the episode, Conrad buys his freedom from the guard! Dressed in a priest collar and hat, Conrad is let out of jail a free man! The prison guard informs Conrad to look for the designated driver down the road who will pick up him. As Conrad walks the dark road celebrating his freedom, the man gets out of the car, approaches him and stabs him! The man wearing a hoodie unveils himself to be David Clarke! He is alive! So what does this mean? Is David not the good guy we thought he was? Has he been hiding while his daughter has been enduring all the evil of the Grayson clan? Is Conrad truly dead, spelling the end of Henry Czerny’s time on the show? More questions for next season!
The ultimate comeuppance happened to Victoria at the end of the episode, or was it? Emily lures Victoria to the gravesite where we think she is digging up the grave of David Clarke, after the mysterious ring appeared with his initials on it during Charlotte’s kidnapping! Now comes the confrontation where Victoria basically tells Emily she knows she is Amanda Clarke, and then badmouths her father. Emily counters that she’s not digging up her father’s grave, she’s digging up Amanda’s. Next, she knocks out Victoria with her shovel! When the scene picks up,Victoria is waking up in a white room in restraints in a mental hospital! In a clever twist that now all made sense, Emily has had Victoria committed! She tells the doctors that Victoria became convinced that she is really Amanda and that Victoria went so far as to try and dig up Amanda’s grave to prove it! The piece de resistance is Michelle, who Emily went to after Aiden died and threatened her unless she helps her, corroborates the story! And the last thing we hear is Victoria screaming while being given massive sedation, or drugs, or whatever: “She’s Amanda Clarke! She’s Amanda Clarke!”
Elsewhere in the episode, Daniel (Josh Bowman) is left implicated and in a compromising position thanks to Gideon, Margaux’s (Karine Vanasse) brother, who is working with Nolan (Gabriel Mann) to take down his sister and Daniel for control of his Pascal’s empire. Gideon had a photo snapped of Daniel passed out in bed with an OD coke addicted floozy! And Margaux is on her way to see Daniel! Daniel doesn’t realize there is a dead woman next to him. And Jack (Nick Wechsler) was whisked away by the police in hands-cuffs thanks to Charlotte (Christa B. Allen)! She remembers his touch and figures out he was behind her kidnapping!
So, What did you think of the Revenge season finale? Do you think Conrad is truly dead? What did you think of the return of David? And Victoria put in the loony bin? Share your thoughts below!