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REVENGE Post-Mortem: Two Dead And Six Feet Under, One Wedding & A Final Twist!

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ABC’s Revenge bid farewell after four seasons of back-stabbing, murders, and twists and turns.  Some twists were fantastic, and some over the last few years not so much.

But the now canceled soap opera in the Hamptons, took its final bow during Sunday night’s series finale – trying to tie up loose ends quickly – and trying to make a semblance of a resolution for its main characters. (If you have not watched last night’s finale do not read any further.)

Let’s start with Amanda Clarke. (Emily VanCamp).  After over three and half season posing as her alias Emily Thorne, the showdown was set for her to take out and kill her arch nemesis, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), who was alive and well, thanks to Margaux’s (Karine Vanasse) help.  Viewers learned that Victoria was able to can get an assist in her “death” thanks to her vile mother played by Adrienne Barbeau.  There is a flashback scene in a hospital where in her dying breathes and spewing venom at Victoria, Marion admits that Victoria was raped by her father all those years ago.  Next, it’s revealed that Victoria had put her mother’s body in the fire at Grayson Manor to help fake her own death.

After escaping from prison after “confessing” to the murder of Victoria Grayson, with the able help of Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Jack (Nick Wechsler), she spends a night in the arms of her true love, Jack Porter.  After Jack goes out to pick-up breakfast for the two, all hell breaks loose as White Gold (Courtney Love) is on the loose and stabs Jack  … and it’s not looking so good for him.   He is taken to the hospital where Amanda and Nolan are so distraught, the duo decide they must kill Victoria Grayson for good!

In the showdown scene, Amanda is about to shoot Victoria, but her father David Clarke (James Tupper) shows up and plugs Victoria himself!  As Victoria is bleeding out, she has some time left to shoot Amanda.  You see both women in a pool of blood …  but only Victoria truly died!  We then learn that David died shortly there after when getting a compassionate release from prison (since he was dying of lymphoma – brain cancer) to be at home with his daughter.  Then in the moment that brought the relationship between Amanda and David full circle, the twosome says, ” I love you infinity times infinity,” with Amanda looking at the etched symbol in the railings on the house that David carved out to her as child that has been symbolic throughout the four seasons of episodes.

Next, we see Amanda prepping for her wedding to Jack. The two survived the final hour of the series  alive!  The duo say their “I do’s”, and Amanda gives Jack a new dog as a nod to his beloved dog Sammy!   The newlyweds are now setting sail to start their new lives together.   Next, we see what appears to be a flashback of Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) telling the doctors to not tell Amanda “who” provided her new heart (since she needed a heart transplant to survive her gunshot wound.) But guess what? It was Victoria’s heart who went into Amanda’s body to save her life.   However that stunning revelation was followed by Amanda suddenly waking up on Jack’s boat!  Whoa? Did that really happen?

And what of Nolan Ross?  Would he find happiness? Looks Like Amanda looked out for him as just about everyone Nolan cared about is gone. Just as Nolan looks to have no purpose or direction in his life at the moment, in walks a man who says he needs Ross’s investigative abilities to help prove his mother’s innocence who is prison on murder charges.  Nolan realizes Amandaand connected the two men, thus giving Nolan his next project.

Kudos to the performances of Emily VanCamp, Nick Wechlser and Gabriel Mann, who brought the heart and soul of the show together in their final performances.

So, what did you think of the series finale of Revenge? Did the right people go into the “Two Graves” as the title of the episode suggested? Are you glad Jack and Amanda got married?  What did you think of Amanda’s flashback moment… is Victoria’s heart beating within her as just revenge for all she did to the Grayson clan?  Share your thoughts below as we say “Goodbye Revenge!”

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It was a very satisfying series finale. Thanks for the review Michael. Rip Revenge

I thought it was great, although i am sad tte show has ended

I thought it was very rushed, and I think ABC should have given the show an additional 30 minutes since it was absolutely clear this would be the last season since season 3. I enjoyed it generally speaking, in terms of plot and outcome, but I felt it was so full of events that it was hard to achieve any emotional impact. BAM! Jack’s stabbed! BAM! Victoria was raped by her father! BAM! Barbeau’s corpse was in the fire! BAM! Emily’s shot by Victoria! BAM! Charlotte gives Em Vic’s heart! BAMBAMBAM! FOOLED YOU, THAT WAS A NIGHTMARE! It was good, but it was rushed. ALSO, very disappointed that the Nolan spinoff wasn’t picked up by ABC.

Read an interview on tv line. It’s not definitive whether Amanda did or didn’t receive Victoria’s heart. I personally think she did…the final irony. As for Nolan, I read conflicting info of whether he’ll spin off on his own or perhaps wind up on another show…

In an interview with the writer he said it was NOT her father she slept with, but her mom’s boyfriend…

I agree.. 90 mins or two hours finale would have been much more suspenseful..

I agree! It deserved a little more excitement.

I agree! It should have been two hours. All the hype for the Emily/Daniel wedding and like 3 minutes for Jack and Emily. It felt like Jack deserved a little better. I also thought it would have been sweet of they would have gotten married on the beach and reenacted their childhood wedding, but a grown up classy version. I also thought it would have been better if Victoria hadn’t supposedly died in the fire. By the time she actually did die, I didn’t care at all! I like the ending of the story, but I think two hours would have been better. One episode for the mean gritty revenge stuff, and one episode to show Emily and Charlotte making up, the wedding, and the mushy stuff.

The episode had me in tears throughout the entire hour. I’m happy the writers finally gave us Amanda and Jack together at last. I think that Amanda does have Victoria’s heart, that Charlotte saved her half sister. I’m going to miss the show very much. Amazing cast, writers and producers! Very sad to say #goodbyerevenge. After 4 amazing seasons, I think it ran it course. The scene at the end, I felt it left the door open for Nolan to have his own spin off.

I will miss the show. I think they did a good job of ending it, however hastily. It could have been developed in a better way with 2 hrs to truly get the full emotional impact. It was great to see the happy endings.

Not such a happy ending. I truly hated that David died…regardless of the emotional impact or full circle or whatever impact the writers were going for. I get it from an artistic point of view…I just didn’t appreciate it as one.

wow!
The woman Nolan is going to investigate is the woman that married Conrad’s father whom came back spending his money.
An opening for a return for Nolan and a series for him..

Amada has Victor’s heart..
When Amanda was getting reading for her wedding while sitting in front of the mirror, she ran her finger down her chest on the transplant scar it was visible it was there..
watch for it online watch Revenge go to 35 minutes time/mark and wait you can not miss the scare..
She does have Victoria’s heart !!

I thought I had gotten the ending I wanted when Amada shot/killed Victoria and Victoria shot/killed Amada..
I wanted them to kill-off each other for the ending.
How awesome befitting that would have been, and when both had shot each other and they both were laying in their blood, I thought ”hooray” perfect ending, they killed each other but it went on ..

I read so many comments about Amanda having Victor’s heart, and not one, so far, caught the moment when Amanda ran her finger down her scare, genius!
Victoria’s heart beating in Amanda, yes! a perfect match in more ways than one 😉

I too believe it was Victoria’s heart though the writers said they purposely left people wondering. And yes, there was a scar…and once againI do believe it was Victoria’s heart…the perfect revenge that it was she who ultimately saved Amanda…and the two were still a part of each other. However, that doesn’t mean we’re right. The scar revealed she had surgery…could have been someone else’s heart. well never know…

the whole finale felt very rushed,,couldnt they at least given us a 2 hour finale and really give all characters some in depth endings,,poor charlotte had no closure at all…from being shot and walking down isle just way to fast,,there was no build up to the end …this finale had no fizzazz,,,, it fizzled,,,

Revenge was canceled, no notice..
what we seen was mostly the season ender not the final episode..
there is not time to create a 2 hour ending nor would ABC give up a time slot for a canceled show..
The ending was done for the time it had.. 🙂 It had no time to go on, it was canceled..
It needed to put a lot in a little space,in little time, to give us the great finial..

If she really DID give Emily/Amanda her mothers heart…that was HER revenge against Victoria…her closure…

I want a Nolan-centric spin off.

I gotta say, if Charlotte gave Amanda Victoria’s heart, that is BY FARRRRR the best revenge of the entire series. And when she delivered the line “It’s what my mother would have wanted.”, I was so gleeful! Best line delivered by an awesome actress! Gooo Charlotte!!!! I was also glad Louise came to get senses. I really liked her with Nolan.

I definitely would enjoy watching a Nolan Ross spinoff, and I’d like to see Louise in it. (The Exes as a thriller?) I was glad Louise wised up to the lies and manipulation and did the right thing. I thought it was rushed but I believe the producers tied up the show correctly. Victoria and David’s affair was a root cause for the upheavals suffered by their children, so they had to go. I liked the resolution for the remaining characters, and I’m glad Charlotte could save her sister through serving up a little comeuppance to her mother. I would have liked to have learned for sure what happened to the money Victoria and David had hidden away 20 years before; maybe I missed it, though.

Watched last night on DVD the finale (swiss-german tv cancled it after season 3). I have to say: wow.
to bad REVENGE ended now. It was great, entertaining. Compared with other cancled Shows (like “Dallas”): it was a great finale. And when Charlotte gave Amanda Victoria’s heart – this was really good (even it could be Amandas dream only ?). And like somebody mentioned: it’s a revenge that Victoria’s heart lives now in Amanda. It can also be a “revenge” from Charlotte to Amanda who killed her mother.
but at all: 4 years.. of lies, gossip, revenge… the writers did a great Job.

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown to Chat Live on the Michael Fairman Channel

For more than 30 years, Kimberlin Brown has portrayed soap opera super villain Sheila Carter. First, on The Young and the Restless, and then taking the character and crossing over to The Bold and the Beautiful.

Earlier this year in February, Sheila was supposedly ‘killed-off’ of B&B, only for it to be revealed in late April that it was not Sheila who was killed but her lookalike “Sugar.” Thus, Brown returned to B&B in all-new episodes and the character is back among the Forresters, the Logans and all of her enemies.

In story, Sheila just tied the knot with the love of her life, Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) in a small ceremony attended by only Deacon’s daughter, Hope (Annika Noelle) and seemingly by happenstance, her bio-son, Finn (Tanner Novlan), causing a ripple effect in his marriage to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

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AS B&B viewers know, it was Deacon who figured out that Sheila must be alive (10 toes vs. 9 toes) and went on a search for her. Together with Finn, they found her in an abandoned warehouse where Sugar had kidnapped her and then, brought her back to safety. But, will they ultimately regret saving her life?

So, what are Sheila’s plans now? How does Kimberlin feel about playing the evil Sheila who seemingly has nine lives? Find out when Brown visits the Michael Fairman Channel for a live one-on-one conversation this Friday, May 31st beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

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Previously, Brown told Deadline when she was informed that Sheila would be killed off, “Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) called me upstairs to talk to me about what he had in mind for Sheila. It was a hard pill for me to swallow. It had been years of playing Sheila, and I consider her my baby, so to speak. And that was definitely not news I was anticipating or hoping to receive.” However, all’s well that ends well, as Brown shared she negotiated a new contract when viewers first saw her back on-air on the April 29th episode.

So, have a question you would like posed to Kimberlin during the live chat on Friday? Let us know in the comment section below, and what you think Sheila’s next plot will be now that she is hitched to Deacon? 

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Johnny Wactor’s Co-Worker, Anita Joy, Speaks Out For First Time Since His Fatal Shooting and Saving Her Life

Those who knew Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin, GH) were well aware of what an upstanding man he was. As tributes poured in when news that the General Hospital alum was shot and killed by one of three car thieves, they all spoke to his qualities as a human being.

Over the first 24 hours since his passing, the public learned Wactor lost his life putting himself in front of a female co-worker when confronted by his assailants, following their shift at a downtown LA bar. The thieves were attempting to steal his catalytic converter from his vehicle.

Now. Wactor’s former co-work, Anita Joy, has spoken out for the first time via her Instagram account of what happened on that fateful morning and her remembrances accompanied by photos and videos with Johnny.  As many now know, Johnny died a hero.

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Anita began, “I’ve needed to take some time to collect myself and my thoughts. I was with Johnny in his last moments and I’m here to be his voice after such unimaginable events. His story is in this post as it happened, please swipe through the top photos and read it. Early Saturday morning (May 25) after our bartending shift Friday night at Level 8 in DTLA.”

“He was killed senselessly by a coward who reacted without care of the gorgeous life he was taking,” Joy shared.  So, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m all of the feelings and once … but above all, I am here for Johnny’s justice. My friend of 8 years went from laughing together, working side by side, leaving our bartending shift and walking to our cars, to him dying in my arms in the street of DTLA in the dark hours of 3am.”

She went on to say, “Everything happened in an instant. I’ve come to describe it as a glass of water that gets tipped over and you’re scrambling to grab it and save it from spilling out completely but it just runs through your fingertips and is gone.” Joy said that she and Wactor, “cautiously approached the men questioning what they were doing, at first thinking the car was being towed.”

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“We were no threat and Johnny kept his cool as he always did, simply stating that it was his car and for them to leave. Hands open to his sides in peace, Joy recounted. “Johnny was between me and the man who shot him – as I heard the shot ring into the night, he forcefully tumbled back into my arms as I grabbed for him I shouted, ‘Hunny, you OK?’ And he only responded, ‘Nope! Shot!’ Joy went on to say that she and Johnny “toppled onto the street” where she was trying to hold his body up as she was screaming for help and screaming at Johnny to “stay with me.”

Next, Joy details that a security guard named Bryan ran into the street and phoned 911. Anita wrote, “I’m so thankful for Bryan showing up, trying with all his might to save Johnny. My only peace is that I was him and this didn’t happen to him alone. My other peace will be seeing these awful men brought to justice.”

Speaking on Wactor’s character, Joy added, “Johnny had this incredible ability that was truly just his genuine nature – to make anyone and everyone feel so special in his eyes. No matter how well you knew him, he treated everyone like he truly cared about you. He lit up any room – you couldn’t not smile around him. His energy was magnetic and pulled you in so effortlessly – you were safe with him. He treated everyone with love, respect, compassion and he really ‘saw’ you.”

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“He was beautiful, goofy as hell, full of work ethic and values, he never put people down, even when joking, he never made you feel unsure of yourself – he knew how to be hilarious in such a positive way and it just made him that much more lovable. It just filled your heart to be around him,” she recalled.  Johnny made you love him instantly,” Joy added. “Absolutely one of the best men I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful to have been a part of his world and him, mine. My heart is shattered with his loss but I believe l have gained the best guardian Angel out there.  I love you Johnny Wacky.”

Anita then addressed the crime that took Johnny’s life and how Level 8 did not provide parking for its late night shift workers.  Joy explained, “These criminals need to be caught – Level 8 needs to provide parking for their late hour staff as they originally promised- This cannot be something that isn’t responded to with action, it needs to be addressed in a manner to prevent anything like this ever happening again to the best of their ability – Level 8 needs to contribute to Johnny’s family to honor and respect him for all the hard work and effort he did for them.”

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Speaking on GoFundMe page that has been set for Wactor, Anita spoke about Johnny’s family, expressing, “They are on the other side of the country and it’s going to be a lot on them emotionally and financially to get Johnny home to them.”

What do you think about Anita’s account of Johnny dying in her arms after shielding her from the thieves who were trying to steal his catalytic converter in his car? Her remembrances of the man she became friends and co-workers with? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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