Cole and Railly have finally found peace living in the past. When a mysterious woman with apocalyptic visions of the future tells Cole it’s not over, he must do the unthinkable to save the world… and the woman he loves.
Am I crazy or is Madeleine Stowe holding red plants in that 12 Monkeys photo?! What does it mean?! — Jason
Nothing good, I can promise you that. “It does appear like she’s got some red leaves,” EP Terry Matalas says. “That’s some bad news. The stakes are raised this season. We set it up last season that the plague was only part of the plan. The Army of the 12 Monkeys seems to be connected to the way time works and they have their own agenda, and the red forest is a part of it, and it’s not something we want to happen to all of space and time.” Ruh-roh.
Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is getting a blast from the past in season 2 by adding a familiar face from the? 1995 film: Revenge alum Madeleine Stowe will guest-star in the season finale, EW has learned exclusively.
In a nice twist from the movie — in which she originated the role of levelheaded Dr. Railly, now played by Amanda Schull — this time, she’s the crazy one. “It’s her switching roles from what she did ?in the film,” says executive producer Terry Matalas of the homage. “She appears in a mental asylum in the late ’50s.”
But viewers will actually hear Stowe before they see her, as she voices the opening montage of the April 18 premiere. “She’s the one telling the story about how the world ends,” Matalas teases. “The season finale opens very much like our season opener does with the story of the end of the world, only now we’ll understand it all and she will play a part.”
“Madeleine has always been really supportive of the show ever since she saw the pilot,” Matalas says. “We always knew we wanted her to be involved in the show, but if we had the right role and if it was something profound and meaningful to our characters and mythology.”
In fact, Stowe’s character, Lillian, will play pivotal role in our hero Cole’s (Aaron Stanford) journey. “When Cole meets her, he’s in a very different place in his life than we’ve ever seen him. She’s going to deliver some very bad news, but she’s also going to give him some sage advice that our time traveler will desperately need,” Matalas says. “She’s like 12 Monkeys’ Obi-Wan Kenobi, but far more insidious.”
12 Monkeys will return Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy.
I don’t know about you guys but I am incredibly excited to see Madeleine on this project, not only as a fan of the film but also personal connections wise, so it’s very exciting to see all the universes collide on this.
While Revenge may have finished last night, ABC is still releasing things for it so here are 17 HQ stills from “Two Graves”:
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room: Madeline Stowe knows she was a bit misleading when she told reporters, including TVLine, that Victoria died in the explosion at Grayson Manor.
“I knew that I wasn’t coming back to the show [after Season 4],” the Revenge star says. “So I was telling you the truth, it just wasn’t in that moment. Sorry!”
Below, the oh-so-apologetic Stowe discusses last night’s series finale twists, including the identity of Victoria’s father, whether or not Amanda really got her heart and, of course, that incredible construction worker disguise.
TVLINE | This episode wasn’t initially planned as the series finale, but did it feel like the end when you were filming it?
I don’t think anyone knew. As I said, I knew I was leaving the show since the fall, so that’s what it was for me. Victoria’s state of mind had really deteriorated; she was ready to go. I tried to find some grace for her, which was acceptance. Victoria’s mother’s crimes really took such a toll on her, as we saw in that last reveal, and that’s why she burned down the house. She was so devalued as a child that she wanted to use her mother in the same way.
The rest of Madeleine’s interview is a little spoilery, so head over to TVLine for her wonder insights and thoughts on Victoria’s end and her life. Madeleine’s always been so open about her thoughts on Victoria and her choices and it’s one of the things I really love about her.
“Two Graves” (Series Finale) – Backed into a corner, Emily is forced to admit her guilt, but she’ll have to decide how far she’ll go before admitting defeat, on the season finale of “Revenge,” Sunday, May 10th on ABC.
ABC is giving Revenge the red Sharpie treatment.
After four twisted seasons, the primetime soap will reach its conclusion in the May 10 season series finale, TVLine has confirmed.
Though the writing has been on the wall for some time — star Madeleine Stowe’s recent departure felt like the nail in the coffin — showrunner Sunil Nayar told TVLine that he wasn’t necessarily planning for this to be Revenge‘s swan song.
“To say we’re approaching this as the last season would be wrong,” he said in December. “But we’re not scared to make choices that will make people ask ‘Where is this going?’”
Now that the finale has been shot and screened, Nayar tells EW.com it’s a different story: “We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. … We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident.”