Madeleine Stowe Spills ‘Revenge’ Secrets

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Revenge.

On Sunday’s episode of Revenge, Madeleine Stowe’s Victoria Grayson took matters into her own hands after suffering an assault, which she claimed had been perpetrated by Emily Thorne, a.k.a. Amanda Clarke (Emily VanCamp). Revenge‘s Victoria asserted that Amanda had been searching for evidence Stowe’s character had been using against her. Adding to the intrigue, she later vowed “do something that Amanda Clarke never had the courage to do herself.”

All of this led up to the Revenge scene where Victoria was seen to be occupying the mansion that had once belonged to herself and deliberately set off a gas explosion that would apparently end her own life. But is the star of Revenge really dead? Ms. Stowe told the Hollywood Reporter that she would not be returning to Revenge. Madeleine said that she had hoped Victoria’s story would have come to an end at the close of Revenge‘s last season, with Amanda’s plot to have her committed. Revenge creator Mike Kelley also had planned to leave the show, apparently feeling that the story had run its course.

Cast of the TV Series 'Revenge' (L-R) Madeleine Stowe, Joshua Bowman and Emily Vancamp attend a photocall during the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 12, 2012 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The writing team disagreed and she was brought back for Revenge‘s fourth season, so what does that mean for the future of Revenge and for Victoria?

“I think in the next few episodes you’ll see some flashbacks that reveal why she did what she did, how it went down and the real motivation behind it. It goes beyond exacting revenge on Emily/Amanda. This is something we all worked toward.”

Madeleine said that, inspite of what Revenge fans may be expecting, her character will not be returning as a living person. While the Revenge star promised that stunning revelations about Victoria would be forthcoming, all of the information will be revealed in flashbacks and in Amanda’s own thoughts.

In that newest episode of Revenge, Victoria’s attacker was never seen, leading some to wonder if that had all been a fabrication, a ploy to move her plan forward.

“I can’t talk about that,” Ms. Stowe said. “That becomes part of the [upcoming episodes].”

Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson in 'Revenge.' Image courtesy of ABC.

When asked if she could comment on the contents of Victoria’s purse, Madeleine again responded with an enticingly cryptic response.

“No, I can’t. But people ask me if this is going to have a happy ending or a sad ending. I think it depends on how you view the show, and it might have all of those things or none of them. I’m not helping here… How can you take satisfaction from revenge at this level?”

Madeleine did reveal that, although Victoria is dead, she can never really be forgotten. Even beyond just being angered by what her nemesis has done, Amanda is going to have to work throughout Revenge‘s fourth season to pull herself back.

“And there are going to be some revelations about Victoria that go right through to the season finale. At the end of the day, I can tell you that it’s probably very likely Victoria can never be entirely out of Amanda’s life.”

The next episode of Revenge airs on April 26 on ABC.

[Featured image: Madeleine Stowe in Revenge/ courtesy of ABC]