Top 5 Ways Revenge Might End

Victoria Grayson prepares for the Season 5 arena
Victoria Grayson – always a good gladiator, Photo: ABC

We’re just a few days away from the series finale of Revenge, and while we’re sad to see it go, we can’t wait to see how it ends! ABC has released a teaser and a clip from an intense scene involving Emily and Victoria, but other than that, they’ve been pretty tight-lipped about how this Hamptons-set Count of Monte Cristo tale concludes. Here are five possible ways “Two Graves” can conclude.

Emily and Jack sail off into the sunset. Let’s face it—as dark and bleak as Revenge tries to be, it’s still a primetime drama on a major television network, and they just aren’t going to take risks the way a cable channel like HBO or Showtime would. Emily and Jack have always been the couple to root for on this show, and while we like to think that the ending should be more about Emily’s journey and less about her love life, it’s not entirely unlikely that she gets a happy ending with the man of her dreams.

Emily and Victoria die. On the other hand, a happy ending would ring really false, so maybe they’ll go for the polar opposite and both leading ladies could land in the episode’s titular graves. With everything that’s happened between the two and the playing field more level than ever, we can see the dust settling with both women gone.

Emily and Victoria forgive each other. Creator Mike Kelley used to say in interviews that he pictured the show ending with Emily and Victoria forgiving each other as the last two standing in the wake of their war. It seems like a long shot that either woman would ever forgive or declare a permanent truce, but it would be very poignant and powerful. Perhaps David’s grim cancer prognosis could bring the two together.

The show cuts to black during a standoff between Emily and Victoria. Imagine a voiceover from Emily saying something about an endless cycle and the show fading to black before anything happens! While this decision would infuriate most fans, an ambiguous ending that suggests that the war continues to go on forever in an endless loop could be the way to go. But while it worked for The Sopranos, this would be a very unpopular decision.

Someone else declares “revenge.” This could happen regardless of how the story wraps up, really. With all the damage and hurt inflicted on the faux-Hamptons by Emily and Victoria, we would love the final line to be someone (like Charlotte, for example) saying, “When everything you love has been stolen from you, sometimes all that’s left is revenge.”

Revenge’s series finale, “Two Graves,” airs this Sunday, May 10 at 10 p.m. on ABC. What do you think is going to happen? Let us know in the comments, Facebook and Twitter!

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