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

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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.”

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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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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According to production sources viaTMZ: Jussie was supposed to have nine scenes and a big musical performance in the second-to-last episode of Season 5,  Now, five scenes and the musical number have been axed.  Smollett’s character is also no longer the focus of his remaining four scenes, which will now feature an ensemble of characters.

The actor/singer who portrays Jamal Lyon will be working Friday and possibly Thursday but won’t be rehearsing.

The Empire writers are said to have been scrambling over the last 24 hours to revise this season’s scripts.

All of this despite despite strongly expressed renewed support by Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on February 17th.  The goal now is said to be to reduce Smollett’s role both in dramatic stints and musical performances.

Empire returns for the remainder of its fifth season on March 13.

Smollett claims he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his Chicago apartment, but things took a turn when he may have paid two friends to help stage the assault.

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During her segment, Melody chats on Wednesday’s upcoming standalone episode where Nikki is in jail reflecting on her life.  Wednesday is also the exact date of Thomas Scott’s 40th anniversary with the CBS Daytime drama series.

During the segment Melody fills the ladies in on the “All About Nikki” episode, as she relates:  “I was so thrilled that they did this. It’s truly, really the life of Nikki in the entirety of the episode. It’s all about Nikki. And she’s in jail. She’s writing a letter to her grandchildren so that she can explain who she really is, how she got to where she is.  I have to narrate it, I’ve got a voice-over, a long voice-over. And then, as I’m thinking about all these different times in my life, I can’t believe I’m referring to me as her, her life, then we see the flashbacks. And for the longtime viewers, even current viewers, it is such a trip down memory lane. I mean, you are on that train and you’re not getting off…all of the clips have not been seen since they were first aired.”

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In addition, Melody addresses the passing of her longtime co-star and friend, Kristoff St. John relating:  “I adored him. We all adored him. There was something very unique and magical about him. He would just draw you into his wonderful world. And all of his bear hugs, I can’t believe I’ll never get a bear hug. Going to any kind of event, any party, the first thing I said when I got there was ‘Where’s Kristoff?’ I want to find Kristoff, I want to be with him, I want to be in his air space. Because that’s the kind of guy he was, and I think that came through on camera. I think everybody sensed that, I mean everybody adored him.”

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