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Josh Bowman Speaks On Daniel's Fate And How It Call Came To Fruition On REVENGE!

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Photo Credit: ABC/FilmMagic

Earlier we reported on the dramatic final scene on last night’s midseason finale of ABC’s Revenge!  DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER, IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE EPISODE YET.

As the show promoted someone would die … and in the end … it was Daniel Grayson played by Josh Bowman who would take bullets meant for Emily (Emily VanCamp) and meet his maker!

Actor Josh Bowman spoke exclusively with EW.com on how it was to tape his final moments, and how it all came about that showrunner Sunil Nayar and the writers crafted Bowman’s exit story, especially when Josh had been quoted, or misquoted, as saying he wanted out of the ABC soap in the Hamptons.  Here are a few excerpts from the Bowman exit interview below!

Josh on departing the series and his request to leave the series:  “I think I was definitely wrongly quoted by that particular reporter. It wasn’t a plea to leave the show at all. I mean, I love working on the show. I’d do it for six seasons. I had a sit down with Sunil at the beginning of this season, before the writers were in the writers’ room, and we just discussed my character and the arc, where he could go, where he shouldn’t go. We thought it was very important to have him be redeemed and have some sort of heroic last act for Emily. We thought that would bring the character full circle considering where he’s come from. We’d lead him right back to where he was in season 1. By having him save Emily and sacrifice himself, it was the perfect, fitting end for the character. Sunil and his team of writers did a fantastic job. As actors, you always just want what’s best for the story. I think, collaboratively, for the show, we thought it was a good idea to have a domino effect moving forward. It’s not a good thing to leave a show, but it’s a good thing for the story to help move it forward.”

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Josh on how his last tape day went: “Sad. It was very sad. I didn’t think it would be as sad as it would be, but it really pulled on my heartstrings a lot. I’ve grown up on this show, really. It’s been four years. I’ve made some amazing friends. Honestly, it was very difficult. It was difficult to leave the lot as well for the last time.”

What do you think about Josh’s comments?  Was it it a fitting conclusion for the arc of the character of Daniel Grayson? Let us know your thoughts below!

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Rose

I guess I’m a sentimentalist. I was hoping Emily and Daniel would finally get together for real. To me that would have been fitting way to rise above all the Grayson BS they both had had to put up with over the years. Oops…what was I thinking…a happy ending?

Mo
Mo

I wanted Emily and Daniel together too.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t know…as I said on the other post I LOVED Daniel..and for me it’s a great loss as far as the show goes. To me he was the heart and soul…I felt empathetic toward him during his relationship with Emily. He really loved her and tried so hard to be the perfect boyfriend. She completely took advantage of him when in essence he had done nothing wrong to harm her or her father. I do believe she did fall a bit in love with him…but rationalized her feelings away. I loved his connection to his sister, to Margeaux (sp?)…how he put Victoria in her place but still loved her…he was a complex yet sympathetic character. Maybe it’s those puppy eyes and cute smile… 😉

Don’t know why they think it came full circle or why he had to redeem himself to Emily. She should have redeemed herself to him; she’s the one that hurt him. I understand the trickle down effect and where this might go…I would rather it have been Charlotte. But then again, she’s David’s daughter so that wouldn’t pit them against each other. Could have been Victoria’s illigit son who left; he could have come back and somehow got caught up in the weave. Had he been killed…Victoria could still seek revenge…

I hope they bring him back in flashback or recollection…

Shay
Shay

Hey rebecca1….you leave “Patrick” alone!!!! He needs to come back alive and well to reunite with both Nolan and Victoria!!!! No death scenes for Justin Hartley, please!!!!! ; )

rebecca1
rebecca1

Well you may just get your wish…perhaps he’ll come back to console his mother. However, if I had my druthers, he WOULD have been the one to say adios! Not because I don’t think he’s gorgeous; he is. But I wasn’t invested emotionally in him…and that is precisely the reason why tptb didn’t choose him.

Alan
Alan

It was definitely a sad and shocking way to write the character off, but I would’ve preferred for Emily to end up with Daniel when the series ended. Jack is just too boring for Emily.

Jeff
Jeff

Great ending for Josh but sad for us as we won’t see his gorgeous self anymore! Josh was a great actor as well! Never once did I hear his English accent creep into his dialogue.

toscanti
toscanti

Huge Loss! Best of luck to you Josh!

Rodd
Rodd

I’m going to miss him. But, this being a soap, I hope they bring him back some day. I wouldn’t mind at all.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL..This isn’t GH! We saw him bleed out and die. He’s dead/dead!

rebecca1
rebecca1

However, Rodd…he will be back in flashbacks…so we do get to see his adorable face again.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I am stunned….. AND I thought he and Emily are dating in real life?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Elite Advisors…yes, they are dating in real life.

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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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So, what do you think of Sean and Gilles coming to The Bay? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the most highly-anticipated autobiography’s, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Nothing General About It, is set for release on April 7th of 2020.  But now according to the book publisher, HarperCollins, you can pre-order your copy of the riveting real-life story of Benard now by heading on over to Amazon  to make your purchase.

According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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Look for Nothing General About It to feature a 16-page insert featuring nearly 50 photographs.

So, will you be pre-ordering Maurice’s memoir? Excited to read what he shared? Comment below.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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