Patricia: I’m going through Revenge withdrawals, got anything for me?
When Revenge finally comes back from their ridiculously long break, we’ll be meeting many new characters. Specifically in episode 20, entitled, “Revolution,” we’ll be meeting Brandon, one of Victoria’s terrifying and manipulative henchmen. He’s creepy and dangerous, but his good looks and charm lets him fit right in at any Hampton soiree. Watch your back, Emily!
IN-LAWS SCHEME AND EXES RETURN AS EMILY BECOMES HER OWN WORST ENEMY, ON ABC’S “REVENGE”
“Revenge” Moves to a New Time, 10:00 p.m. on Sundays
“Payback” – While Emily’s mysterious blackouts threaten everything and everyone she holds dear, Victoria confronts two formidable ghosts from her past, on “Revenge,” SUNDAY, MARCH 9 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
“Revenge” stars Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Clarke and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis.
Guest cast includes Karine Vanasse as Margaux LeMarchal, Justin Hartley as Patrick Osbourne, Stephanie Jacobsen as Niko, Brett Cullen as Jimmy Brennan, Gail O’Grady as Stevie Grayson, Holly Hawkins as Dr. Angela Sturman, Rosemary Dominguez as Maid and Tina Casciani as Larissa.
“Payback” was written by Sunil Nayar & Christopher Fife, and directed by Romeo Tirone.
“Revenge” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
Barry Sloane is a wanted man.
Word that the Revenge co-star is testing the pilot-season waters this year has catapulted the actor atop casting directors’ wish lists, while also raising questions about his future on the ABC soap.
According to sources, Sloane got the OK from both ABC and his Revenge bosses to entertain offers this pilot season — but don’t go administering last rites to Aiden just yet. I’m told the UK native has an option to return in Season 4 (assuming there is a Season 4), and producers expect to exercise that option in some form (i.e. if not as a regular, possibly as a recurring guest star).
In the meantime, Sloane is expected to get offers in the coming days on a number of high-profile projects, including the Steven Spielberg-produced drama The Visitors (which, coincidentally, is set up at ABC).
Sloane joined Revenge as an ex-love of Emily VanCamp’s Emily early into Season 2 and was quickly promoted to a series regular. He survived a round of pre-Season 3 cast cuts, and remains a key figure in Em’s vengeance scheme (not to mention her love life).
Revenge returns from its winter break on Sunday, March 9.
Dana: Revenge scoop please!
In addition to getting flashbacks to give us insight into the love triangle we’ll see between Conrad, Victoria and Pascal (Ooh la la!), we’ll also be treated to a look into Aiden’s past when we meet him at 12 years-old, witnessing a traumatic event aka we’ll learn why he’s so brooding.
I do have a major question about Revenge: Will we have a new flash-forward in Episode 14? –Michael
Though showrunner Sunil Nayar had (long ago) told us he was considering possibly dropping a new “WTF Just Happened?” flash-forward teaser at midseason, it would appear he elected not to. Instead, I am told, the midseason premiere (airing March 9 at 10/9c) picks up right where the finale left off.
Having devoted enough time to mourning the tragic Declan, Revenge’s Charlotte Grayson is ready to fall in love again. And Charlotte’s portrayer, Christa B. Allen, could not be more excited to begin shooting scenes with her latest leading man, newcomer Henri Esteve.
“He’s a bit of a bad boy that comes on and links Charlotte to Nolan,” teases Allen. The character, named Javier, is from the wrong side of the tracks and accomplished in the world of hacking. He’s recently fallen on some bad luck and will come to live with Nolan under house arrest; the two met during Nolan’s stint behind bars.
Esteve was cast from one of ABC Casting Project’s Talent Showcases, to which approximately 7,000 diverse actors apply, with 20 invited to participate in the showcase and audition for the network. Over the past 12 years, ABC Casting has produced 32 Talent Showcases in Los Angeles and New York, creating opportunities for culturally and ethnically diverse actors.
Revenge is on their winter hiatus, and I need something just to get me by until it returns. Got anything good? –Drew
In the winter finale we got a first look at Conrad’s ex-wife Stevie (played by Gail O’Grady), but just you wait until she starts mixing and mingling with others. “Needless to say, she and Victoria are at odds, because Victoria came in just as Stevie was on the way out,” Henry Czerny told me. “But yeah, she’s a firecracker, and the electricity that you’ll see between Stevie and Jack — yes, Stevie and Jack — and between Stevie and Victoria will be fantastic.”
Shawn: Any scoop on Revenge? It’s so good this season!
Flashbacks, ahoy! In a juicy trip to the past, we’ll see a younger Conrad and Pascal (akaOliver Martinez!) and learn all about the history between the two men and Victoria, a ballerina at the time, who is being pursued by both businessmen. Too bad Conrad’s wife, Stevie (played by Gail O’Grady in the present-day, as we exclusively reported), isn’t too thrilled about that.
Love For Charlotte: Now that some time has passed since Declan died, it’s time for Charlotte to move on. “We have a love interest coming up for her,” Harberts revealed. “A really interesting character that’s also going to get pulled through the Nolan story, a character who is not normally who you might think of in terms of Charlotte’s boyfriends. He’s got sort of a rough back story but so we’re going to start developing that relationship around episode fifteen.”
Fighting in the Open: Emily won’t be able to pull off the sweet/innocent act any more, Harberts explained: “Victoria and all of the Grayson’s feel like they have Emily’s number and so what’s really fun about this episode is they can finally sort of fight out in the open a little bit. We can finally do scenes where these two women who’ve always been so veiled and politely cutting with each other can really be honest with each other.”
And while Victoria doesn’t know the whole story yet, at least she knows her long-thought suspicions about her now-daughter-in-law weren’t off the mark by much.
“Emily has got a lot of work to do to kind of get back into their good graces and frankly the Grayson’s,” Harberts said. “Their attitude is ‘We don’t believe you. No matter what comes out of your mouth, we don’t believe you.’”
As Daniel gets darker…: For good reason, Josh Bowman’s character has many reasons to be a bit pissed off. “He’s much angrier and certainly also feels like he’s sort of on to what Emily’s doing,” Harberts said, “so watching that relationship get to a point where they are now at each other’s throats has been super fun.”
In fact, watch for some Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolff type battles between the not-so-happy newlyweds, especially since Emily is sure to use her knowledge that Daniel shot her to her advantage at the right time.
…Jack will get lighter: Mr. Porter has been through the wringer for awhile now, so he is “getting to a point where he’s going to take a big leap with Margaux in this episode,” Harberts teased. “Nick Wechsler’s had a nice little haircut which may seem very superficial but it’s a nice way to show that he’s moving on. We’re lightening up his wardrobe and at the end of this episode he and Margaux make a nice sort of life decision. So we’re still developing that relationship.”
Patrick IS Victoria’s Son: When he first appeared, Patrick seemed horrified at some of the action of the Hamptons’ residents, but it hasn’t taken him long to become very Revenge-y and show that he is definitely his mother’s son.
“You do see him [and] the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. You see him react to certain situations in a way that she would and you know it’s interesting because she didn’t raise him,” Hartley explained. “She knew him as a baby and then he was gone and now she knows him as a man. So it’s not like he got that from being raised by her, it’s just sort of in his blood.”
Watch out for Nico: Takeda’s daughter, obviously still in love with Aiden, has one other thing on her mind: revenge for whomever killed her father. She doesn’t know (yet) that that was, in fact, Aiden.
“The person who should watch their backs most is whoever she decides has killed her father,” Jacobsen told me. “Her focus has become pretty unilateral by this point but it really takes root in this episode, that sort of penchant for vengeance. Prior to this she was a little more distracted by Aiden but now she’s really starting to hone in.”
Harberts added: “This character is really hardcore. She’s got a very strong point of view and a very cut and dry point of view and a very obsessive point of view when it comes to Aiden, adding that Nolan isn’t a fan of Nico:
“I think Nolan would like to toss that baby out with the bath water immediately. I mean, at this point, Nolan’s home has become like a halfway house for psychos and so far he’s concerned.”
Barry Sloane explained how the dynamic between Nico, Aiden and Emily is an intriguing one: “It’s interesting to have another one of that type of energy and what Stephanie’s brought into the show so far is a very different energy than we have on the show which is always important when you come is what I try to do with Aiden when I joined the show. When you come in new, try and find something that’s not already there.”
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