The final Revenge: No happily ever after?
Revenge is nearing its onscreen end after four seasons. But despite what fans of the show may want, if Nick Weschler has his way, Jack Porter and Emily Clarke/Amanda Thorne (Emily VanCamp) won’t have a fairytale ending.
“It’s tough, because I know people want this happy ending but I think it’s not necessarily what’s best for the art,” he says.
“And I think viewers could take it.
“That would be ideal for me, because I feel it’s more real, it’s more adult. We’re all grown up. We can handle watching this.”
Weschler’s Jack — Emily’s childhood soulmate — has spent the series unravelling the complexities of Emily/Amanda.
He’s loved her, hated her, been betrayed by her, lied to by her, been protected by her, had his heart broken by her.
She may not have crossed him off her revenge list, but Weschler says Jack has his own scars. Still, teasing the seriesender, Weschler says: “You’ll get some surprises and you will get some traction on Jack and Emily. It feels like a good way to end.”
But he would have been satisfied with a “darker” finish.
“They are both tortured souls but she is more tortured, because she screwed him over,” Weschler says.
And while fans are clamouring for Jack and Emily to end up together, happilyever-after style, Weschler says he’d be disappointed with that ending.
“I feel like if we get them together then that’s it,” Weschler says.
“If that happens there have been no real consequences for what she has done to his life.
“He asked her to quit the revenge path at the start of season three. And she didn’t.
“It’s frankly a little weird that he’s still into her.
“I want everyone to still to still root for them to get together. But I just personally prefer stories where that feel more real.
“If they just got together I would feel like she got to do whatever she wanted, for however long she wanted, never chose him, and then like a dope he’s like, ‘I’ll still take you’ when she’s finished her other business.
“So I would prefer it doesn’t work somehow. Or it works but they are pulled apart somehow so that they lose each other.”
REVENGE, CHANNEL 7, MONDAY, 8.45PM