Revenge Showrunner on Why [SPOILER] Had to Die in Game-Changing Season Finale Jamey Giddens May 12, 2014 ABC, News, Primetime Spoilers, Revenge, Soap Opera, Spoilers 15 Comments SPOILER ALERT: It was an eye for an eye, a hunk for a hunk Sunday night on the Season 3 finale of Revenge. To pay back Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) for her role in Pascal's (Oliver Martinez) demise, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) killed Emily's henchman/lover Aiden (Barry Sloane)! Showrunner Sunil Nayar shared why Aiden had to die with The Hollywood Reporter. Said Nayar: Clearing her father's name ends a bit of Emily's revenge strategy, but [killing Aiden renews her quest] for revenge in a very present sense. She was a girl when her father was taken away, but this gives us a fresh sense of revenge, and the audience gets to feel it in the moment. When you watch what happens [to Aiden], it's horrifying and devastating and allows the audience into the mindset of someone who wants revenge. She can't believe [Victoria] killed Aiden, and she wants her to die and suffer.