The Timely Death of Revenge

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When the story’s been told, Emily Thorne has come out to the world as Amanda Clarke, and Victoria Grayson is chatting with her friends in hell, it’s time to wrap up the story.

Revenge was at its best when Emily Thorne was going full speed at those who’d wronged her and her family, but her mission has been accomplished.  Victoria, the symbol of everything Emily was standing against, is dead. Her father is alive – but dying. Jack’s still in love with her and she can finally be with him or choose not to be with him. Margaux and Louise (the crazy one) aren’t strong enough characters to carry on Victoria’s legacy, and quite honestly, it’s hard to care about them – they lack Victoria’s grace in madness.

It would be both a tribute to the series and the fans to have a disruptive ending – Emily Thorne doesn’t believe in happy endings at her core, perhaps she doesn’t believe she deserves one. I’m not a therapist and this is a television show.  Fans will be waiting eagerly for the series finale when it airs in two weeks. On the series wrapup, Entertainment Weekly wrote

Now the real question is whether Emily Thorne will meet her maker as the series comes to a close. Considering the finale is titled “Two Graves”—a reference to the Confucius proverb—it seems likely that the show’s protagonist won’t get a happy ending. “There are epic emotional moments in the finale,” (Sunil – the showrunner-) Nayar says. “There are really shocking things that happen in the finale. It’s a tricky thing because the fans are such passionate lovers of the show and we really want to give them what they want, but the hard part about a finale in a show like this is you want to give them some of what they want, some of what they don’t know they want yet and some of what they never expected, and it needs to be a perfect mix of all those things. I truly believe our finale is the perfect mix of all those three things. I think they’re going to be extremely satisfied.”

The Series finale airs May 10… Revenge finale party anyone?

 

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