ABC’s Revenge got off to a strong start last week as we were introduced to the double life of Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp). The show pulled in a solid 11.4 million viewers, the network’s best debut in the time slot in four years. But can the show hold onto that momentum?
Stars VanCamp and Madeline Stowe, who plays Victoria Grayson, mother to Emily’s eventual murdered fiance Daniel, certainly think so. In tonight’s episode (10 p.m. ET), we take another step in Emily’s Tour of Retribution when we meet an uncle figure from her childhood who had a part in framing her father. “It’s so twisted, dark and juicy,” VanCamp tells EW. “It gets deeper and deeper and darker and darker and more twisted…Hopefully people will tune in long enough for us to lay down all the ground work and really get into it.”
Stowe feels that starting in this week’s episode and continuing into the others, viewers will start to get a sense of exactly how deep and dense the connections and storylines will go. “Mike Kelley has some far reaching plans that are deeply psychological and almost Hitchcockian in some ways. They’re off the hook.”
Earlier this week, Kelley told EW that fans will “get answers to all of the questions that the pilot poses by the 13th episode.” While mum on the details, Stowe added, “you’ll see stuff with Victoria that’s entirely unexpected down the line.”
Are you digging Revenge, readers?