While Revenge fans are preparing for the last stretch of season two episodes, in Mike Kelley's mind, his creation is about to wrap up season four. That's because Mike mentally splits his 22-episode seasons in half, meaning fans are gifted with season finale cliffhangers (Victoria whispering "Don't say a word" in Daniel's ear on the beach, Amanda's death/sinking) twice as often.
Now, with only 5 episodes left in whatever season you want to call it, I rang up the ultimate Revenge-r to talk about Emily's renewed thirst for revenge, Victoria's secret son, Jack's descent into darkness, Nolan's big mistake, the end of The Initiative and what you can expect from season three (or, as Mike might call it, season five)!
ETonline: Emily's quest for revenge was clearly reinvigorated by Amanda's death. The character said she got side-tracked during the first half of the season, did you feel that way too?
Mike Kelley: Yeah. You have to keep growing the show, but when you do that, you don't have a choice but to get away from the core of what started it all. We always knew there were lots of other trails we wanted to explore with other characters while still filling in the pieces of Emily's life, but we didn't want that to take over the essence of the show. We wanted to get back to Emily's core revenge and in order to do that, we needed to remind Emily, and the audience, exactly why she was there, so the death of Amanda at the hands of The Grayson's pulls her back into focus.