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Revenge Showrunner on Why [SPOILER] Had to Die in Game-Changing Season Finale

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.

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Oh Ems made her suffer alright. Who didn't howl when the real Amanda Clarke knocked piss and vinegar from the Queen of the Hamptons with that shovel? What about when David Clarke (James Tupper) showed up very much alive, and gutted Conrad (Henry Czerny) like a tilapia?

According to Nayar, Revenge will feel like a new soap in Season 4. Did the twists and turns during last night's season finale make you excited about what's to come next fall? Sound off in the comments!

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