Season two premiere begins like the original pilot
By Valerie Milano
Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Today) 9/27/12 – “She’s quite justified in what she’s doing. I mean, these people stole everything from her. They are horrible people. They do really bad things. And I think, on some level, you know, everybody can connect with the theme of revenge, whether they act on it or not,” Emily Vancamp explained of her character Emily Thorne in ABC’s “revenge”, which returns this Sunday in the old “Desperate Housewives” timeslot.
This series is just such a guilty pleasure to watch, so the new timeslot is perfect. We want all the questions from the pilot answered and we tune in to see who will be crossed off Emily’s list this week. Exploiting all of the skeletons in closets of the rich and privileged of the Hamptons is the loveliest part of night time dramas.
Viewers last saw Emily break her engagement with Daniel, played by Josh Bowman and heading over to tell her lifetime love Jack, (Nick Wechsler), but…this is television and it wasn’t going to be that easy. Missing girlfriend Amanda, played by Margarita Levieva has returned and if pregnant with Jack’s baby.
The cliffhangers were Charlotte, Daniel’s sister, was found OD’d on pills and the queen of the Hamptons, Victoria, (Madeleine Stowe) had just gotten on a private jet which exploded and in her luggage was all of the damning evidence against Conrad, her soon-to-be ex husband and disgraced hedge fund executive.
Emily has been working this plan to avenge the people who took her father down, “she’s really covered her bases,” she explained, “The way that I see it is that this revenge is a way for her to stay connected to her father; and the moment that she forgives is the moment that she has to let him go.”
Writer Mike Kelley has written many shows but has found he enjoys writing the characters he likes, “every time I come upon a new scene, I’m so excited to get into that character, because they’re all so rich and these great actors are informing my enthusiasm because there’s so many places that they’re all capable of going.”
Marc Blucas has played Emily’s beloved and publicly maligned father but he now has a hit show on USA network. They’ve replaced him with the very handsome and similar looking James Tupper (“Men in Trees”). Kelley explained, “the way Phillip Noyce shot it, it was really POV from so it’s young Amanda looking at her dad. So it really lifts out. I mean, we got really lucky so we’re just able to insert him, really, into the scenes that are already shot.”
Season two premiere begins like the original pilot at the Labor Day events then switching back to Memorial Day and moving into the events of the summer between the holidays. Look forward to catching up with the characters (no spoilers here) as Nolan and Emily continue their search for her mother.