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Josh Bowman Talks THAT 'Revenge' Shocking Moment!

Josh Bowman Talks THAT 'Revenge' Shocking Moment!

Josh Bowman is opening up for the first time about the shocking moment in Revenge‘s mid-season finale that most viewers did not see coming.

The 26-year-old actor plays the role of Daniel Grayson, the former love interest of his real-life girlfriend Emily VanCamp‘s character Emily and the son of her sworn enemy Victoria, played by Madeleine Stowe.

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To find out exactly what happened in the episode, go check out our spoiler post. We don’t want to ruin anything for our readers right here! Make sure to catch up on the show if you aren’t yet.

Click inside to read what Josh Bowman had to say…

Here are snippets from Josh Bowman’s interview with Entertainment Weekly:

How long did you know Daniel was going to be killed off?
I knew before we started shooting this summer.

Was this stemming from your wish last season to be killed off the show?
I think I was definitely wrongly quoted by that particular reporter. It wasn’t a plea to leave the show at all. I mean, I love working on the show. I’d do it for six seasons. I had a sit down with Sunil at the beginning of this season, before the writers were in the writers’ room, and we just discussed my character and the arc, where he could go, where he shouldn’t go. We thought it was very important to have him be redeemed and have some sort of heroic last act for Emily. We thought that would bring the character full circle considering where he’s come from. We’d lead him right back to where he was in season 1. By having him save Emily and sacrifice himself, it was the perfect, fitting end for the character. Sunil and his team of writers did a fantastic job. As actors, you always just want what’s best for the story. I think, collaboratively, for the show, we thought it was a good idea to have a domino effect moving forward. It’s not a good thing to leave a show, but it’s a good thing for the story to help move it forward.

How do you feel about the arc for Daniel this season? Are you glad that Daniel and Emily reconciled?
Yeah, I loved it. I honestly think they executed it very well. I thought it wasn’t too rushed and it wasn’t too slow. It was just right. At the beginning of the season, people wouldn’t be rooting for Daniel. I’ve seen a lot of things, “Kill him off! Kill him off!” Now, they’re like, “No!” Once something happens, people go, “Well, he was actually a good guy.” That’s a testament to the great writing on the show and how they engineered it. They redeemed him, which was good. I thought that was the only way he could go. He’s always been this tragic character of this show. He’s an innocent victim, who got wrapped up in this world because of his family and because of a woman.

To read the rest of the interview, visit EW.com now!

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  • Blueds

    Sorry to see him go. I cried. The writers love to play with my heart strings. Loved his character in earlier seasons, especially when he was “courting” Emily. Then, he suddenly became insufferable. Fast forward to the last few episodes, he became likeable again. Of course, it was just in time for the writers to kill him. Why, why, why? I loved him with Emily. That French girl annoys me ( I cannot even remember her name.) Not to mention, she is now having his baby! Oh, why, why, why!

    Ps. Victoria is likely not going to take responsibility for any of this madness.

  • Jacob Harris

    I agree. That was some good writing. I swear I didn’t see it coming and the track leading up to this ultimate redemption was excellent. I won’t use the “B” word. I’ll just say that karma is a Victoria and she has just been served.

  • Chari

    I’m done. I’m done! I’m done! I’m done!!!! This is just too much. My heart can’t take this. Not Daniel OMG. Urghhhh I’m so upset.

  • Nicole Louise Kline

    Because Daniel was a great character, though an ass at times, the poor shipper heart in me still wanted him to get back with Emily, broken heart lives to see another day I guess. At least she told him the truth in the end, that it wasn’t all a lie, and that’s all he really wanted to know . . . that she at some point actually cared about him, and they he wasn’t always part of some elaborate plot to destroy the Grayson’s, and in the end he got that. It was tragic, but beautifully written. Gosh, I can’t imagine what that must have been like to film, props to Josh and Emily for that!

  • Revengefan0101

    Too many people have died for Amanda’s “revenge”. Amanda should die in the series finale.

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