At long last, Emily has brought one of the Graysons to justice for his role in the bombing of Flight 197 and as season 3 of “Revenge” winds up for a big climax, she is poised to take on her arch rival, Victoria Grayson. On May 9, TV Guide shared some insight from showrunner Sunil Nayar on just what the finale titled "Execution" holds. He promises it will pay off for all 3 seasons of the show.
Prior to the season 3 premiere, Nayar told TV Guide he wanted to change directions with the show and slow things down in order to get back on track with Emily’s mission. While the first half of the season proceeded a bit more slowly, things in the last few episodes have proceeded like a “runaway train.” He feels viewers will be satisfied with the end of the season.
Victoria is on the brink of discovering who Emily is really is. In fact, in the finale promo, she comes right out and says she’s Amanda Clarke. If the truth about Emily’s identity is out, what happens next? Nayar says he strove to create this cat-and-mouse element because it brings the excitement back to the show. Emily is now reenergized and focused on clearing her father’s name and bringing down the Graysons. The executive producer said, “We really refocus on the fact that the Graysons are just bad people, wonderfully bad people, and we wanted to get back to the core of the show so that when we culminate at the end of the story, we not only pay off the second half of the season, but three seasons of the show for the audience.”
Daniel Grayson seems to grow darker with each passing episode and Nayar says he will go darker still while maintaining his love for family, especially his sister, Charlotte. The fascinating thing about Daniel is that he is a creation of those in his world, including Emily. They are to blame for who he has become.
Emily VanCamp, who plays Emily Thorne, said in an interview that she was sobbing over the death of a character in the finale. Here’s what Nayar had to say about it:
“I was standing next to her when she was sobbing over that passing and I promise it will be surprising and impactful and alter the journey of all the characters on the show. All of our characters end at points that are wonderful cliff-hangers, but the last two scenes specifically are scenes that will —and I know people say this every year, but I've never felt more comfortable in saying — absolutely blow our audience's minds both with the fact that these scenes are happening and what the implication of these scenes are.”
The showrunner promises that season 4 will be a totally different show. His word for it is “reincarnation.”