ByJonathan Patrick, writer at
The Geek Desk
Jonathan Patrick

It has been 5 years since our favorite socialite and vigilante Emily Thorne thrust us into the world of Revenge. Though the show ended after a thrilling four season run, we still look back fondly on our time in the Hamptons. For all those "Revengers" out there, here are 14 facts about the show; some are well-known and others may give you a Revenge-like thrill you haven't felt in a while.

Spoilers ahead!

1. Emily Thorne, Jack Porter, Victoria Grayson, and Nolan Ross are the only people to appear in all 89 episodes. This takes into account that Victoria only appeared in a previously unseen video clip in Aftermath (season 4, episode 21).

2. The last episode of Revenge takes place in 2015, with Victoria having died in 2014 where the rest of the season takes place. David died a year later, after living long enough to get to know Amanda before his cancer took him.

3. All the men Emily Clarke/Amanda Thorne dates die except for Jack, whom she married in the series finale.

4. Hiroyuki Sanada, who played Satoshi Takeda in season one, was replaced by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa after he was unable to appear in the second season due to scheduling conflicts with his role in 2013's The Wolverine.

5. Each episode has a single word title except for the series finale, which is titled Two Graves. This title references the quote Emily reads aloud in the series' first episode.

6. There was a Turkish remake of Revenge named Intikam, which aired for two seasons from 2013—2014.

7. Of the 14 series regulars, seven were dead by the show's end. The only natural death was that of David Clarke, who died of cancer. Declan, Aiden, Conrad, Daniel, Ben, and Victoria's deaths were all at the hand of another.

8. The pilot episode was filmed in and around Wilmington and South Port, North Carolina. Doubling as the Hamptons, these locations are home to both Emily's beach house and the interiors of Grayson Manor, all filmed in real houses. The show filmed in Los Angeles after that.

9. Horror legend Stephen King enjoyed the first season of Revenge enough to list it at number 11 on his Top 20 of 2011 for Entertainment Weekly.

10. James Tupper replaced Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Emily's father, David Clarke, after Blucas dropped out due to his commitments to the show Necessary Roughness.

11. The show was inspired by, and loosely based on, The Count of Monte Cristo.

12. Marvel Comics published a Revenge graphic novel, cowritten by series writer Ted Sullivan, which explores the origins of Emily Thorne's journey towards revenge. It was released in 2014.

13. The name Emily is derived from the Latin word aemulus, meaning "rival." Opposite that, the name Amanda means "lovable" in Latin.

14. After much speculation, fans finally learned through a tweet by Emily VanCamp that Emily/Amanda did not end up with Victoria's heart in the series finale.

What do you miss most about 'Revenge'? Share in the comments below.

[Sources: IMDB; Hooked on Houses; Wikipedia]


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