Daddy’s home!! James Tupper who plays David Clarke on the hit ABC drama Revenge has been upped to series regular. This news isn’t that shocking now that we know David Clarke is in fact alive. We kind of expected him to get a permanent job following his very-much-alive appearance right before stabbing Conrad.
But what does his return mean for our favorite revengers when they finally find out? Assuming he actually reveals himself. David being alive is literally a game-changer not just for Emily, but Victoria and Charlotte as well.
Wechsler along with executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Herberts discussed what was ahead for season 4 during the ATX Television Festival.
“How it changes the series moving forward is [encapsulated] exactly where Emily and Nolan had that conversation in that sound-booth where she said, ‘I don’t know who Amanda Clarke is anymore.’ She’s really got to start confronting who Amanda Clarke is,” Harberts said.
It is said that David will also cause a lot of problems, namely for Emily and her arch nemesis Victoria. Obviously, Emily is his daughter and she’s been trying to avenge his death, but Victoria is his ex-lover and the two have a complicated history. I mean, lets not forget they have a daughter together! I feel like it is something Emily never thought of; what if her father was here. Would he want her to be trying to ruin Victoria’s life? Would he ask her to stop because he still loved her? It’s an interesting dynamic because Emily hates Victoria and vice-versa. Now with David being back, no one really knows which next move is the right one.
Victoria’s Revenge Agenda
Peace is not a possibility between these two, especially when Victoria finally gets out of the psychiatric hospital.
“She’s done terrible things, she’s obviously a very wounded and messed up character, but at the end of the day, when she manages to get out, she’s going to be setting her sights on Emily,” Harberts teased. “That’s going to be quite a drive, because we did see how Victoria reacted when ‘Amanda Clarke’ was out in the world, and she was bad to her … but when she actually takes stock of all the horribly awful things Emily has done and all the chaos she’s rained down on the Grayson family, she’s gonna be pissed, and she’ll come out swinging. As Emily is trying to create a new, more positive life for herself, as she tries to move forward, Victoria is going to be coming up behind her.”
Goodbye Emily, Hello Amanda
Emily will also be coming out to the world as Amanda Clarke, which is someone she doesn’t really know anymore. She’s been hiding behind Emily for so long, so seeing how people react when they find out will be really interesting. She’s obviously going to be coping with losing Aiden and that really does open up some doors for the Emily and Jack relationship we’ve been secretly hoping for. I guess it wasn’t a possibility when Emily was still Emily. Jack wanted to be with Amanda and now he has that chance.
“This year, Emily has the opportunity to come out as Amanda Clarke … as we get to know more about Emily/Amanda, she has to start confronting all the things she’s left undone and the mess she’s left behind, and how willing is she to clean up messes for all the people who’ve taken such good care of her? As we launch into season four, Jack becomes the center of that turmoil,” Harberts admitted. “There’s really only one character on the show who knows the relationship between David Clarke and the girl who was Amanda Clarke, and that’s Jack Porter. In a year of Emily asking herself ‘who is Amanda Clarke, how do I get back to that?’ Jack’s going to play such a huge component in that.”
Does Weschler (Jack Porter) agree?
“I think he’s crazy about her and wants to see justice being done,” Wechsler agreed. “His feelings for her will draw him into some morally complex situations. He might be willing to do something illegal, but less likely to do something immoral.”
Why Did They Bring David Back?
Well, he’s the only person that can really turn Emily’s world upside down and shake her to the core. With his return, she literally loses sight of everything because the one thing she’s been focusing on for so long is revenge for this man!
“It’s hard to introduce new characters who don’t have a past history with Emily, but will make her invest as much in their character,” Harberts said. “As we looked back, David seemed like someone who would shake an unshakable character to the core. She’s certainly not predictable, but she’s a machine and we know how she’s going to react in certain situations, but we don’t know how she’s going to take it when she finally sees her father. What if he says, ‘I’m disappointed in you.’ And what happens when he crosses into Victoria’s story and says, ‘She did some things to you. You don’t really know why, but there might’ve been a reason.’ [David] is a new barrier to entry [and] he can fill in a lot of the gaps Emily wasn’t privy to.”
What are your thoughts? Are you excited for season 4? Do you think Emily and David will get along? How will she react when she finds out her father never really died?
Photo Credit: Revenge/ABC
Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!
Younger had some great moments and some less than great moments on Younger Season 6.
On a broad level, the storylines weren’t as fleshed out as they should have been, plenty of story arcs got condensed for the sake of time, the characters weren’t as empowered, and the love triangle got pushed so heavily, both Team Josh and Team Charles teams were over it by the finale episode.
But the magic that made Younger the fresh, inspiring, and addictive show is still there hidden under all of that.
We’re looking back at the best, worst and funniest moments of Season 6.
Most Frustrating Thing About the Season
The love triangle.
We all dug the Charles vs. Josh conundrum in the show’s early days, but we can all agree that Liza’s indecisiveness is tiring.
The best thing that can happen come Season 7 is for Liza to make a choice and stick to it.
There’s never a shortage of funny moments on Younger.
Ironically, two of the funniest moments involved vaginas: Maggie sticking garlic up hers to get rid of a yeast infection delivered plenty of laughs on Younger Season 6 Episode 4 as did Lauren getting her private parts stuck to an ice sculpture on Younger Season 6 Episode 12.
But my personal favorite was Liza’s micro-dosing experience.
On Younger Season 6 Episode 6, Liza hallucinated Charles and Josh morphing into one person — it would make things easier for her — and then ballroom danced with both men when in reality, she was dancing with a plant
Read the full post at TV Fanatic!
Fall TV Preview: Riverdale Season 4 Trailer Reveals Jughead is Missing
The Riverdale trailer for season 4 is equal parts sexy and mysterious (what the hell happened to Jughead?!)
The series creators promised the season would be more high-school oriented giving it a “season 1” vibe following a dark, twisted, and oftentimes, ridiculous (we still loved it) G&G/ The Farm storyline on season 3.
And while they’re making good on that promise — we see Cheryl and the like prancing around the halls of Riverdale High — the show still capitalizes on the darker undertones and secrets.
This is a town that thrives on murder, and that’s never going to change.
The teens grapple with a pretty daunting realization — they’re going to have to part ways after senior year.
“Isn’t it crazy? In just nine-months, life as we know it will be over,” Veronica (Camila Mendes) muses without realizing the statement is more ominous than she intended.
The trailer reveals that one favorite may not make it through their senior year alive as the whole town embarks on a search mission through the volatile woods of Riverdale.
Who are they looking for? Our very own Jughead Jones.
Fans expected a rocky season for Jug following the cliffhanger of season 3, which saw him missing as Betty, Veronica and Archie cleaned up the blood from their clothes, but this has us officially worried.
Later in the trailer, we hear Jughead’s screams as he begs for “help” and tries to break out of what sounds like a car trunk.
What happened to Jughead? And is his disappearance linked to whatever happened in the final episode?
Other major moments in the trailer include Betty getting clobbered over the head from behind by an unknown figure (she’s after the Farm so it could be Evelyn Evernever), crime scene photos that make Betty gasp “oh my god,” a scantily dressed Veronica performing some pussycat dolls-esque routine on stage as she assures that she’s “no stranger to scandal,” and a bunch of smokin’ sex scenes with our three favorite ships: Choni, Bughead, and Varchie.
Yep, sounds like senior year!
Not spotted in the video: Alice Cooper, who we found out is infiltrating The Farm, anyone from The Farm (Chad Michael Murray, where ya at?), Kevin, also with the damn Farm, and Betty’s real brother, Chic, who was introduced in the finale as an FBI agent working with Alice to take down The Farm.
Riverdale premies October 9th on The CW!
Riverdale’s Camila Mendes Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted
Camila Mendes is a survivor.
The Riverdale star graced the October issue of Women’s Health where she came forward as a survivor of sexual assault.
Mendes revealed that she was slipped a date rape drug known as a “roofie” while she was a freshman at New York’s University Tisch School of the Arts.
Mendes became visibly emotional while recalling the attack, but she didn’t disclose any details about her attacker or what happened.
This isn’t the first Riverdale star to speak up about sexual assault and harassment.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Mendes’ co-star, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper on the hit series) took to Tumblr to reveal that a “significantly older” male co-worker tried to force himself on her while they were on a date.
She was a teenager at the time.
During the interview, Mendes also dished about how moving frequently before the age of 18 was a traumatic experience for her growing up.
She said she moves almost 12 times due to her parents’ divorce and her dad’s career.
“You’re constantly saying goodbye to people, and you’re constantly being removed from your identity. When you start to feel like you’re connecting with a group of people, an environment, and a home — a physical home— it can be destabilizing when you’re uprooted and taken somewhere else,” she said.
Nowadays, Mendes loves to follow a routine that includes staying at the same hotels when she travels, visiting familiar cafes and yoga studios.
She also opened up about living with an eating disorder.
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