Sunday night is the midseason finale of ABC’s Revenge (9PMEST/PST), and it’s time for Emily’s plan to swing into action, only as we know, and according to Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar, things don’t go exactly as planned!
The set-up: Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Emily (Emily VanCamp) will make it official and say their “I do’s” and then Emily will enact her plan for revenge on the Grayson clan aboard their family yacht. As we learned on last week’s episode, Emily was planning on framing Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) for her own murder and taking off with Aiden (Barry Sloane) never to return to the Hamptons! However, Victoria told Emily, aka Amanda Clarke, at the end of the episode that she would not be attending the wedding at all ! But from all the promos since the beginning of the season, Emily is shot by someone, but who will be the culprit?
In a piece at Yahoo! TV, Sunil Nayar revealed about tomorrow night’s big episode: “Finding out the shooter is almost enough, but so many more secrets are revealed in the course of the episode. The two shots to the gut is not the only injury Emily suffers over the course of the 43 minutes.”
On who would actually be the one to pull the trigger, the showrunner added, “We toyed with a lot of different options and seriously considered three, because we wanted to do the one that’s the juiciest and that ultimately changes the show as much as possible. We teed up everybody we could think of as the shooter and saw which created the best surprise, had the best dramatic merit coming out of it, and worked best with the stories we want to try to tell. We wanted to almost paint ourselves into a corner where you’ll think, how on earth are they going to get out of this? We’ve established so many realities that we can’t deny are true now, but we found really elegant ways out of these problems that give us tons more story going into the back half of the season.”
So, who do you think will pull the trigger on Emily AKA Amanda? What do you think will be the twists on a twist on tomorrow night’s midseason finale? Weigh-in!