Just when we were hoping it was all a hoax, Madeleine Stowe confirmed our worst fear — Victoria Grayson did, in fact, die on the April 19 episode of ‘Revenge.’ And she won’t return to the ABC drama if it’s renewed for a fifth season.
It looks like Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) really did blow herself up on the April 19 episode of Revenge. The actress confirmed the news in an interview with HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine, while also giving a glimpse at what’s to come in the ABC drama’s final episodes.
‘Revenge’: Victoria Grayson’s Death — Madeleine Stowe Confirms In New Interview
“People have different theories about it all, but one thing you need to remember is that Victoria has displayed that she’s suicidal,” Madeleine told HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine. “There’s always been a bit of a death wish in her. She has a history of that, so this shouldn’t be a complete surprise.”
Interestingly, Madeleine felt that there were many moments in the past when Victoria’s story should have ended.
“I’m very story centric, and I felt strongly at different junctures that there were perfect opportunities to end Victoria’s story — once at the end of Season 1, but nobody wanted to do that. [Laughs] The other was at the end of Season 3, and I really felt her story was done there. I had a long discussion with the writers, with [showrunner] Sunil [Nayar], with some executives from ABC … and I said, “What is a compelling reason to bring her back, aside from just to bring her back? This is a perfect ending right here. It satisfies something for the audience; Emily got her revenge, put her adversary in the rubber room and Conrad’s gone.” But they felt there was more to tell, and they had the right to exercise that option. Going into this season, I really felt that it was time, so this was the end result,” she told TVLine.
While Victoria really is dead, this won’t be the last we see of her. “You’ll see some stuff in flashbacks, which will explain more about what her state of mind was,” she said. But don’t expect her to return if the show is renewed for a fifth season.
“I am not coming back to Revenge,” Madeleine told The Hollywood Reporter. “This season is the end of her storyline.”
What do YOU think of this new revelation, HollywoodLifers? Should Revenge end this season? Can it continue without Victoria? Tell us how you feel!
— Chris Rogers