'Revenge' Season 4: Star Nick Wechsler on David Clarke's return, a Jack and Emily romance and more
On David's return:
"That is huge! that changes everything. That changes the engine of revenge for next season. What are the implications? We don't know yet. We don't know the direction it's going to take. He has presumably known this whole time that his daughter has been doing this stuff. What does that mean? Was he allowing it to happen? Was he happy about it? Was he not?"
On Conrad's death:
"The fact that Conrad goes, oh god. I can't believe that he does -- well, this is 'Revenge,' anything can change -- but presumably he's actually gone. At some point we have to stop using the old soap trick of 'Just kidding, I'm not dead!'"
They've already used that for Emily, Aiden, Victoria, Lydia and David, so this one's legit, Wechsler says. "I think this one has to stick and it kind of killed me because we all are just in love with Henry and we are losing a brilliant [actor]."
On Jack and Emily's chance for romance:
"Wow, [Aiden's] grave isn't even cold! Obviously yes, it opens the door," Wechsler cracks. Although he loved sharing scenes with Karine Vanasse as Margaux, he wasn't excited that there was yet another road block on the way to an Emily/Jack romance.
"I was a little bummed because I thought we didn't need a new relationship, especially when the grave of his wife wasn't terribly cold either -- we didn't need this new obstacle to Jack and Emily's thing. He had enough of an obstacle in the anger he felt toward her for having lied to him and messed up his life."
We might be inching closer toward a Jack/Emily relationship, but don't expect it to happen immediately. "They're probably not available because of their heartbreak but they're going through the same thing at the same time and there's a window now," Wechlser says.
"I suspect, I could be wrong, but if anything happens between them it won't happen until the end of the series -- no relationship, anyway. I feel like to do it any sooner might compromise the morality of the show by suggesting you can go do this stuff and get the reward."
On Season 4:
No, the writers have not started working on Season 4 (at least not officially, anyway), but Wechsler says he's thought a lot about his character and he'd love to share his insight on the person he's spent three years playing. "It's our job to connect the dots emotionally," he says, so "to hear from someone who's been living in those shoes for a while" might help gel everything together.
"I think it's a team effort. They're all already a bunch of chefs in the kitchen creating the meal, I just want to be like 'I like this seasoning and I think this would enhance it a little bit more.'"