Obviously, it goes without saying that the following article on “Revenge” season 3 contains heavy spoilers, so if you haven’t had an opportunity to watch the winter finale just yet, now is probably the time to stop reading.
Now if you are still with us, let’s dive into what is some of the nitty-gritty of this story that took place last night, in particular that epic shocker that had Emily Thorne getting shot by none other than her new husband Daniel Grayson. When she wakes up in episode 11 (airing on January 5), she seemingly does so without any knowledge at all of what has happened to her … which is a little bit of a soap cliche. What’s more surprising to us is that at least in theory, Emily is being genuine about being oblivious to the world around her. While we’re still going to be at least partially suspicious of the story for the time being, the comments that Emily VanCamp gives to Entertainment Weekly definitely make you lean towards the notion that she isn’t just making this up for the purpose of her own self-interest:
“Well, I know there have always been amnesia storylines on shows like this, but in this case, it makes perfect sense. I mean, here’s a girl who’s suffered so much trauma in her life — emotionally and physically — and she’s sort of lived with this invisible armor her whole life to protect her from the pain she felt as a child. And now being in this physical vulnerable position, it makes sense that something in her brain would just shut off to protect her from the truth because her body is so weak. I also think it’s very interesting to see her…it’s almost like seeing the little girl in the flashbacks. She’s so lost, she’s so confused, she’s so vulnerable. It’s a whole different side we’ve never seen.
“It’s also interesting to see how everyone else around her reacts to this new side of her. Interestingly enough, it draws Jack to her a little bit because it reminds him of who she once was. Obviously, it’s also very beneficial for Daniel that I don’t remember what happened. it’s very interesting to see how the Graysons take advantage of that. In true Grayson form, they’re delighted, I think, that I can’t remember [laughs]. But the big question is how long does it last. Does she regain her memory, and if so, how much of it. There are definitely a lot of questions to answer after the big shooting.”
That’s a lot of information to sink your teeth into, but none of it is really that surprising. So long as they feel like they can use Emily to suit their own self-interests, of course she will become the Grayson family’s greatest ally. But the idea of this bringing her and Jack much closer together could be interesting, since it could make him a much more valuable ally in what comes next. Clearly, she’s going to need to think of a new plan now that her one with the wedding failed and Daniel knows more of what she really felt about him.
You can watch the video preview focusing on the amnesia storyline here, and we’ll have some more news to share on the future of “Revenge” season 3 the rest of the way.