Madeleine Stowe, Justin Hartley

When ABC's Revenge returns September 29, six months will have passed since last season's finale, when Patrick Osbourne (Justin Hartley), the long-lost son of Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), appeared on her doorstep. "Through Patrick, we get to see who Victoria was and what a fierce mother she is," says the show's new executive producer, Sunil Nayar. "We'll see honest regret and the creation of a bond we never saw with [her younger children] Daniel and Charlotte."

That bond won't make Victoria's second and third born very happy. "All of a sudden this new guy is getting all of her attention," says Hartley, who played fan fave Oliver Queen on Smallville. "They feel a little slighted and take it out on Patrick. On a scale of one to 10, he's treated like a one." As for Patrick's true intentions for reconnecting with his mother, "You can look no further than the title of the show," hints Hartley. "Suffice it to say, he will do anything for his mother and may lash out if you mistreat Mommy."

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