Tonight is a big night for Revengers everywhere. We’ve recapped practically all of the Season Two episodes of ABC’s Revenge (beginning with episode two, Resurrection) and it’s been ah-mazing! But tonight is gonna be hella cray, because we finally find out (I hope) who’s having the worst day ever, floating at the bottom of the Amanda. Gabriel Mann (AKA Nolan) recently talked about the season and tonight’s highly-anticipated episode with TV Line. Of course, he reveals very little, but it’s a great interview for fans (and stans) of Revenge. Click inside for more!
Nolan talks dead bodies, ‘Emily‘ drama, and bisexual love triangles on Revenge:
Here, scene-stealer Gabriel Mann chats with TVLine about who’ll soon make an “unceremonious exit” from the addictive drama and what the return ofscorned ex Marco means for Nolan and his current ladylove. The fan fave also shares scoop onRevenge‘s much-anticipated 13th episode (airing in early 2013) — an installment bound to be both “shocking” and deadly.
TVLINE | What kind of fun awaits Nolan & Co. in the winter finale?
I hope — in the new world of Season 2 — that Nolan is as fun as last year, because things have taken a decidedly serious turn. [Laughs]… As a result, we’ve reached our fingers out into a lot of places and now, as [series creator] Mike Kelley does so well, it’s about taking those things and weaving them back together in a classically Revenge-y way — which has been super, super fun… The last three or four episodes [we've shot] are pretty fantastic. From the Nolan perspective, it’s been [discovering] what it means to not have his right-hand [Emily] next to him at all times, and what he does in the interim. It’s been so fun to [see him] get a little bit into the Grayson world with Daniel and where that continues to go.
TVLINE | It seems as though someone might not make it out of this week’s installment alive.
It’s always hard to tell with this show if it’s a permanent exit, but we will see one of our major characters have an unceremonious exit from the Hamptons — and I will not even begin to hint at who that is. [Laughs] Things will get decidedly more complicated with Nolan and his past, and Aiden’s story starts to put some serious question marks in a number of characters’ minds. We will also see the return of a triangle, but maybe with not the same characters that we’ve seen before — that’s not even mentioning Nolan‘s potential triangle.
TVLINE | Talk a little about Marco’s sudden return and what it might mean for Nolan’s relationship with Padma.
Nolan doesn’t necessarily have any idea what to do in a situation like that. Quick with a quip as he is, this may be even a little bit too much for him to handle… I love the concept of a very complicated bisexual love triangle that is unapologetic — and that’s exactly what this is. And dramatically, it’s very fun to play with. It will take an episode or two to figure out some of Marco’s motivations… On the other hand, Nolan feels pleased and maybe a little excited dealing with someone who is looking out for his best interest in Padma’s character. But it’s not going to be easy. It’s actually incredibly complicated with Padma, Nolan and Marco.
TVLINE | I have to ask: Do you see Nolan having a breaking point when it comes to Emily? She’s been increasingly mean to him this season despite all he does for her.
It’s an interesting question because I think it really starts to explore the boundaries of his patience and what his psychology is really about. At this point, everything that his character has done has really been in service to the Clarke family — both David and Emily — even just in terms of his willingness to sacrifice his company to continue to protect her and keep her safe. That said, it is hard to figure out the long game in this. But I would say even up until now, where we are in Season 2, his intentions and affiliations with her are being tested for sure. There’s definitely some jealousy there with Aiden. I mean, Emily’s new friend decided to choke him out upon their first meeting, which is probably not a great introduction for Nolan. [Laughs] To a certain point, I feel like his alliance is still with her.
You can read the rest of the interview at TV Line. I seriously cannot wait to watch tonight’s episode! I’m still not over that preview we saw… and Ashley and Conrad!!! Aghhh!!! It sucks that it’s the last one for the rest of the year, but I need a few weeks to recover. Between last week’s Revenge and Thursday’s Scandal my nerves are shot! And it sounds like 2013 is gonna prove to be all sorts of cray cray with Nolan‘s storyline alone. Good times, good times!