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REVENGE: Emily's Shooter Revealed! Showrunner Sunil Nayar Weighs-In On The Choice!



Last night’s episode of Revenge finally revealed which character shot two bullets through new bride Emily Thorne (now Grayson) AKA Amanda Clarke!

After all was said and done, as viewers watched the set-up go down that was intended to frame Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) for Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) murder, thanks with an assist from Aiden (Barry Sloane) and some Chloroform, Emily’s plan went awry.   If you read any further, there are spoilers contained, if you have not seen the episode yet!

As all the guests were invited aboard the Grayson yacht post-wedding, Lydia (Amber Valletta) handed Victoria damning evidence showing Emily has been infiltrating her family for years!  Daniel (Josh Bowman) got a phone call from Sara’s (Annabelle Stephenson) roommate that she tried to kill herself!  Patrick (Justin Hartley) came back to the Hamptons and had a reunion of sorts with Nolan (Gabriel Mann), but there is trouble ahead there too!   Can you say, “remote control”?

After Victoria confronts Emily and Aiden executes his part of the plan, lo and behold, Daniel overhears the entire conversation and in a drunken stupor and angry fit over the lies Emily had told to him for two years, including the lie that she is pregnant with their child, takes the gun that is sitting a few feet from Emily, and shoots her twice!  She goes overboard! Daniel throws the gun in the ocean and the cover-up begins!

Revenge showrunner, Sunil Nayar who spoke with various press outlets last week, revealed why the choice of Josh Bowman’s Daniel to have done the deed!  Plus, he addresses, Bowman’s recent statements that the actor wants to be written-off the show! Here are a couple choice excerpts from TVLine!

Nayar on how Josh Bowman reacted when he learned he was to be Emily’s shooter:  “He was blown away… Once we knew were doing the storyline, we thought, ‘We have to talk to Josh before anybody,’ because from his acting standpoint, we wanted to give him as much time to prepare for it and make sure he was nuanceing his performance as he got up to it. He was obviously very concerned, because it’s a big move, and we kept assuring him, ‘We’re going to get you to an emotional place where we’re going to believe that you did it, and hopefully all you guys watching actually believed that he got there. I think he did. He did a fabulous job, but he was knocked out that he was going to be the shooter. But also, in a very legitimate way, we wanted to make sure we were going to attend to the nature of his character going forward, and it wasn’t going to be for simply sensational effect like, ‘Holy moly, I can’t believe it’s Daniel’; it actually informs his character going forward, and the dynamic between Emily and all of the Graysons. With his input, we really got to the right place for it, and you’ll see where we get to going forward.”

Nayar on Josh Bowman’s statement that he wanted to be killed-off: “Josh had gotten himself into a space, because he knew he was doing this storyline, that some of the darkness was in his remarks in a way. He had just such a commitment to where his character was going that he, in his mind, just let it go to the nth degree. When he was just talking to the reporter, he let his imagination get away from him a little bit, just because he was living in the darkest place his character’s ever going to be. Coming out of it, anybody could die on Revenge at any time, so it wasn’t an insane thing to say, but we love Josh and obviously we have plans for his character.”

So, what did you think of the choice of Daniel shooting Emily?  Were you surprised?  When Revenge returns with all-new episodes in January, Emily will have amnesia, which will pave the way for a whole new set of circumstances! What do you think of that plot twist? Comment below!

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I loved it! Love the show; while some may say Revenge has had its day, I’m still an ardent fan. I’ve also liked Daniel; I thought and still think he was an innocent victim of Emily/Amanda…and I had hoped at some point she’d fall in love with him. That would have made for an interesting turn of events as well. As for Daniel shooting her, he was already in a conflicted state-of-mind…feeling intensely for his ex, doing the right thing by marrying Emily, promising to be loyal and a good father…only to feel betrayed. Everyone on this show is trigger-happy so it wasn’t such a stretch for me. What was more of a stretch was that he didn’t seem to have remorse after-the-fact.

I hope he doesn’t exit the show. He’s beautiful to look at….;) and I like his character. As a matter of fact, there’s a whole lotta eye candy on this show!

not in the least surprised .. my only ‘ah’ or ‘wtf’ moment was when her dress washed up .. that was hard to believe .. how’d it come off .. did a mermaid help unzip her??????

Can’t hardly wait for the next season!!
Revenge is a great primetime soap!!
The cliffhanger ending was not expected, not at all..
Everything took a big turn from what was planned,,

In NYC it was preempted right at the moment Patrick reaches for a remote control in Nolans house, what happened? It came back for the end, but a couple of minutes were missed

you can catch the whole episode on

@Rob Patrick opened the drawer and found the remote that exposes the safe in the wall with Em’s infinity box, the one behind the painting.

Thank You!

I can not believe that the promos didn’t actually give the whole thing away. I am so happy about that. Everything I saw in the ads was really Emily and Adien’s vision of how the plan should go. Loved the double-cross so that we really didn’t know what was going to happen until it actually did.

I’m looking forward to the show’s return!

if daniel is gone then thier wont be any revenge to have,victoria’s other son is gay and in love with nolan so its gotta be the last season


The revenge was never about Daniel, it’s about destroying Victoria & Conrad. And everyone else that was complicit in David Clark’s destruction/death. So, the show could go on for a very long time if they choose to continue. The writers are very clever and always come up with ways to continue the plotting.

IF Emily had actually pulled off her plan, then I would say the show was ending, but I don’t think that’s the case.


As a longtime fan of Emily VanCamp since she was on Brothers & Sisters, I thought it was funny at the wedding when the minister referred to her as Emily REBECCA Thorne.


Tom Arnold to Guest Star on The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful is adding a new pilot to its cast of characters to fly the Forresters overseas this summer to Monte Carlo, and it’s none other than Tom Arnold.

According to US Weekly, Arnold will appear in two upcoming episodes of the CBS soap opera airing at the end of July.  In story, Arnold will play the Forrester’s new pilot named Captain Deuce Stevens.

Arnold said of working with the B&B actors and crew, “It was great fun. People love The Bold and the Beautiful. The loyalty, the fans, the opinions … I started going online and listening to fans argue about certain things. It’s like sports.”

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In the scenes, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) head back overseas to relaunch the iconic, Brooke’s Bedroom fashion line for Forrester Creations.

One of the more hilarious behind the scenes moment Arnold shared, was with now two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Thorsten Kaye: “I was in makeup and this guy comes in and goes, ‘Hey, can I get you anything?’ I go, ‘I don’t know, do you have Sugar Free Red Bull?’ This guy who I thought was the crew — he had a very hard handshake — was Thorsten. The rich, wealthy father.”

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As a preview of one of his scenes, Steffy will be running late to the flight and cannot locate her passport. Tom shared, “One thing that is true is you have a window to land at the airport. And if you mess around and you’re late, you will miss that (window). I like when there’s some reality to this stuff. It heightened the scene because Steffy forgot her passport.” Look for MacInnes Wood to pull off some “I Love Lucy-esque” moments.

Arnold added, “You expect (the drama) for a character, but it opens the doors for some hilarious stuff. It’s very funny because things are so dramatic that it lends itself to comedy.”

B&B is not Tom’s first foray into soaps, having previously appeared on General Hospital in the 90’s. He spoke on how he and ex-wife Roseanne Barr (who also appeared on GH as Jennifer Smith), were into daytime dramas, “Roseanne and I loved soap operas. (After I was on General Hospital), we ended up having all these folks on (Roseanne]) from the show, because soap operas are very good actors. They don’t mess around.”

Look for Arnold’s episodes to air on B&B on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st.

So, what are your thoughts on Tom Arnold coming to B&B? What do you think of his respect for soap opera actors? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless’ Michael Mealor Says of Summer/Kyle/Claire Storyline, “It’s Going to Get Nasty”

On CBS Daytime’s The Young and the Restless, Kyle (Michael Mealor) seems to be spending more time with Claire (Hayley Erin) much to the chagrin of Summer (Allison Lanier). All this has gone down since little Harrison was held captive along with Claire by Jordan (Colleen Zenk) and rhe

While Summer has told her concerns over and over to Kyle, that she doesn’t like Claire getting so close to the little boy, Kyle seems to be somewhat smitten with Claire, or is he?

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Michael Mealor on the red carpet at last week’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards to get his thoughts on this possible love triangle, or as the popular Aretha Franklin tune says, “Who’s Zoomin Who?” Can anyone be trusted?

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Mealor revealed that coming up on Y&R between Summer, Claire and Kyle that, “It’s going to get nasty. I gotta say that. No one trusts anyone, which makes good TV.”

To that end, it looks like no one in the Abbott family trusts Kyle either, to which Mealor replied, “Jack (Peter Bergman) doesn’t trust Kyle. Summer doesn’t trust Kyle. Diane (Susan Walters) doesn’t trust Kyle. Claire may be the only one, and I (may) have her fooled.”

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Fans have been speculating that Claire isn’t the now “good’ girl she seems to be and that her psychotic tendencies may take over. Mealor says, “That’s a testament to Hayley (Erin) and how amazing she is because she plays this lovable character, but you just kind of go, something may be off here.”

Recently, Y&R aired the two-person episode featuring Kyle’s on-screen dad, Peter Bergman and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) where Jack tries to get Nikki to stop her bender and sober up, but ultimately loses his own sobriety and almost loses his life. Mealor shared he saw the unbelievable performances when it was being filmed.

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Michael expressed, “God, that’s such a fantastic episode. They showed up for that and they filmed that over two days –  split the episode in half. I was there on set shooting other scenes, but just watching them pour it out on the monitor. It was incredible.”

Watch our red carpet conversation with Michael Mealor below.

Now weigh-in; Do you think Claire will ultimately take to underhanded tactics to get Kyle and Harrison in her clutches and away from Summer? Let us know your theories via the comment section.

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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