In a glass-framed Palos Verdes, Calif., chapel on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the cast of ABC's Revenge has gathered for the wedding of Emily Rebecca Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel Edward Grayson (Josh Bowman), which will air on the Dec. 15 midseason finale. "From the moment we met, I knew this was in our destiny," the bride tells her betrothed in front of a congregation that includes best man Conrad (Henry Czerny) and maid of honor Charlotte (Christa B. Allen). "Thanks for letting me into your life...into your family. Today we share a bond that's unbreakable. Till death parts us..."
Wow! I never saw that coming. On the Nov. 17 episode of Revenge, Amber Valletta's Lydia Davis returned from the dead after presumably perishing in a plane crash at the end of Season 1. Turns out no one was more surprised that Valletta, who was given no indication that Lydia would ever return after shooting her last episode in early 2012.
After what many considered a disappointing sophomore season, Revenge's new showrunner is taking the show back to basics.
"Last season was very much about destiny, but it got pulled into so many different worlds and got so big and spectacular. So our goal this year is to really take a breath, slow it down and catch up with our characters where they are from where the season ended," executive producer Sunil Nayar tells TVGuide.com. "We're bringing everything back to the world of the Hamptons, and [we] really embrace the lush romance and the intrigue that is the Hamptons."
Whose days are numbered on Revenge? Viewers will find out by the end of Sunday's two-hour season finale.
"For the first time, one of our core cast members will not survive the season," executive producer Mike Kelley tells TVGuide.com.
As the season winds down, The Initiative is kicking its plan into high gear, staging a city-wide blackout that signals that something major is about to go down. But who is the group's target? And will the death be by its hands? Or will the victim — and the killer — come as a complete surprise? We rank each of the main cast members' odds for demise.
Can Revenge's Victoria and Emily find common ground? One of them seems to think so.
In this exclusive clip from Sunday's Season 2 finale (9/8c, ABC), Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) confronts Emily (Emily VanCamp) about her intentions for marrying Daniel (Josh Bowman).
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"You will soon learn what a woman is willing to endure for appearances," she says. "Whatever your reasons for marrying him, you'll never convince me it's for love, and by and by you will grow tired of perpetuating this charade until one morning you will wake up hollow with nothing but regret and misery to fill your days."
Does talk of a loveless marriage sound familiar?
"You and I have more in common than either one of us cares to admit," Victoria adds.