'Revenge' shocker: Will Season 2 include Madeleine Stowe?

revenge-emily-vancamp-axe-finale.jpg "Revenge" fans should have known better when, in Wednesday night's Season 1 finale, it seemed that Emily ( Emily VanCamp) might have a chance at happiness. With her father about to be exonerated and the potential for a reunion with her childhood love, Jack ( Nick Wechsler), things were looking up for our sympathetic sociopath.

And then, well, something hit the fan. The plane carrying all the evidence (or so we thought) to clear her father went down -- taking Victoria ( Madeleine Stowe) with it, it seemed. Charlotte ( Christa B. Allen) overdosed on pills after learning of her mother's potential death. Daniel ( Josh Bowman) was last seen boozing it up with Ashley ( Ashley Madekwe). And that's not to mention the return of "Amanda" ( Margarita Levieva), supposedly seventeen months pregnant with Jack's baby.

The biggest question as we look toward Season 2 is whether Madeleine Stowe will return as Victoria Grayson. After all, when a private jet literally explodes, survivors are not to be expected. Fortunately, the chances of a Victoria-free "Revenge" are very slim. The news reporter on the show cited the passenger manifesto as the only proof Victoria was on the plane -- and we all know how tricky those Graysons can be.

Until we see her body lowered into the ground, we're counting on Victoria having made other arrangements. Either that, or one of those diamond rings had a secret parachute hidden inside it.

As for Emily's love life, we have our doubts as to Amanda's baby's paternity -- though we're not sure Jack is the type to demand a test. If executive producer Mike Kelley sticks to his word, Emily will be walking down the aisle with someone in the Season 2 premiere. A reconciliation with Daniel? We'll have to see when "Revenge" returns this fall on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST.


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