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Y&R's Justin Hartley On The End Of REVENGE: "What A Run. Proud To Have Been A Small Part Of It."

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While Justin Hartley has been wowing us as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, his other most memorable performance was that of Patrick on ABC’s Revenge.

News broke yesterday that the soap opera in the Hamptons has come to an end and the series will air its final episode after four years of nail-biting cliffhangers and twists and turns involving the Grayson family and Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke.  Hartley came on the seen in season three as Patrick, the son of Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), who we soon learned was gay and had an on-screen relationship with Nolan Ross played by Gabriel Mann.

As others in the cast including series star Emily VanCamp (Emily/Amanda) were tweeting their sentiments, Hartley took to Twitter too and simply stated, “Congrats to the talented cast and crew of @Revenge for 4 great years of storytelling. What a run.  Proud to have been a small part of it.”

Gabriel Mann then tweeted to Hartley,  “Blast working together pal.. still have a scar from the fireplace log Patrick clubbed Nolan with 😉 #GoodbyeRevenge”  To which Justin replied,  “Should have just talked it out.”

So did you enjoy Justin as Patrick on Revenge? Would you have liked to see him return before the series bit the dust? Sad to hear the show has been cancelled by ABC?  Comment below!

 

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su0000
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su0000

The one I really will miss is- Gabriel Mann/Nolan..
I hope GH will grab him, he is so awesome!!!

Justin was at his best when playing off Gabriel..

Funny; Justin in now Gabriel on Y&R …

LisaJ
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LisaJ

I never saw Revenge, but I am loving him as Adam! He is doing a fantastic job!

Franco
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Franco

Hey, as long as we have Adam and Y&R, there is no need to be afraid about Revenge being cancelled.

JosephCalvingmail
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JosephCalvingmail

But it was more tan that, it feature un forgetable characters like Emily/Amanda, and Victoria. BTW, I don’t think that Victoria is really dead. I think she got out in time before the mansion exploded!

Lew S
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Lew S

I totally agree.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’d love to see Nolan and Patrick together at the end of REVENGE but I don’t think it’s gonna happen ~ too late.

Connie
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Connie

Love, love Revenge so sorry to see it cancelled .. It seems all the good shows get canceled to early…
Love Justin on Y&R and liked him on Revenge . Great author..

kathy
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kathy

I agree with you totally! Why do they have to cancel all the good shows?

iakovos
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iakovos

Using Hartley short term as Patrick disappointed me. He was good in the role and the idea of Victoria’s two sons vying for her love and attention as well as a place in a post-Conrad world would have made some good storytelling… and allowed for another wild card in the REVENGE game. Patrick eventually would have to go but I wish he stayed around longer.

I cannot say I agreed with the tales spun on REVENGE (ugh… The Initiative) but it was a good series. Better than most we see on broadcast or cable TV these days.

Shay
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Shay

I hear you, iakovos! Patrick was one of the best Revenge characters ever, and his pairing with Nolan was epic. I always wished he would return so they would be endgame when the show finally reached its conclusion. Having said that, other than missing Mr. Ross in the worst way, I’m not going to be sad to say goodbye to Revenge….it long ago lost its way and became much more of an obligatory habit than a guilty pleasure. However, I do hope to see Gabriel Mann pop up somewhere else very soon….he was totally enchanting and utterly adorable as Nolan!… Read more »

kathy
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kathy

I’m very sorry this show has been cancelled. I always looked forward to Sunday nights because of the show. I will miss it terribly!

toscanti
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toscanti

I enjoyed Revenge but with the newer executive producer and writers the show has gone in a different direction. Very few of the original cast remain. I believe it is time for the show to end. Justin was Great on Revenge and is Fantastic as “Adam” on Y&R.

Shay
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Shay

On the bright side, we are also (breathlessly) facing the approaching end of the insufferable Margaux….yes, Yes, YES!!!!!!!!!

Diane
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Diane

I will so miss Revenge, it was always my sunday night pleasure along with the Good wife. Now what will I do. Sorry Revenge has been cancelled The way my soaps have been cancelled, we, the fans will have nothing left but talk shows, we dont need any more of them. Just saying

Liz Garcia
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Liz Garcia

When I started watching Y&R again in December I knew I had seen that actor somewhere else. Now I know..I never missed an episode of Revenge. I can’t imagine where Gabriel/Adam and Chelsea are going from this point. I personally never understood why the character of Chelsea was ever introduced or considered on the soap. So, I don’t really care if she stays or not. I do like this actor as Gabriel/Adam however.

Rose
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Rose

I liked Justin on Revenge. He just wasn’t there long enough. And the show had run it’s course after losing Conrad, Daniel and Aiden. But I really liked him as the Green Arrow/Oliver Queen on Smallville. Another coincidence to go along with su0000’s comment…wives names starting with “Ch”…Chloe on Smallville, Chelsea on Y&R. I know, a bit of a stretch.

Ronan
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Ronan

I’ve watched Revenge since day one. I too looked forward to Sunday nights. But alas all good things must come to an end. I will miss it.

su0000
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su0000

LOL
some TV series last longer than some marriages..
everything has its ending..

Paul
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Paul

Justin Hartley is great. I’ve enjoyed him in everything I’ve ever seen him in: Passions, Aquaman pilot, Smallville, Mistresses and Revenge. Y&R scored big when they landed him.

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