"I guess my voice has changed a little bit."
The son of the Hamptons' most infamous beyotch is finally making his debut on Revenge! After teasing the arrival of Patrick, Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) long-lost son, in the season two finale, fans were left in the dark as to who exactly would be playing her secret child. Cue shrieks of delight when Smallville fan favorite Justin Hartley landed the coveted role. (Our eyeballs may or may not have done a celebratory dance.)
With the season three premiere coming this Sunday on the ABC hit series, we're sharing our exclusive interview with Hartley from the set, where he dishes on Patrick's debut and why he's wearing so much darn clothing. (We're asking the tough questions, people!) Plus, we chatted with leading ladies Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe about all the juicy drama going down in the Hamptons this season...
So where exactly has Patrick been all this time? Well, like most things on Revenge, it's complicated. "It's not all maybe correct, but the story is he's been paid off to stay away and then he's come back," Hartley previews. "Then you find out there's a twist." Stowe adds, "It's going to be a little bit of a mystery in terms of who he really is."
And though most newbies who arrive on the Jitney are up to no good, Hartley insists Patrick is a rarity amongst the Hamptonites: A decent person! "You know what I like about him? He's a good guy and he's not back to do anything other than be a good guy." Color us suspicious!
While Victoria shares quite the contentious relationships with her other children Daniel and Charlotte (who at first assumes Patrick is her mother's "young lover," Stowe reveals), she and Patrick form quite the close blond. "Victoria just adores him and wants to make up for every single thing she ever missed," Stowe explains.
Not so close when the drama picks up six months after the events of the finale are Emily (VanCamp) and Jack (Nick Weschler), who finally learned that Emily is actually Amanda. Spoiler alert: He's super pissed off!
"There's just such a depth of emotion there between these two, but essentially, it's just been one big lie to him. So to forgive her for that, it will take a very long time I think, if he ever does," VanCamp says. "They're definitely not on good terms. She's desperately trying to help him understand where's coming from and where this is all coming from and why she's doing it, but he has such a moral compass and he's such a thoughtful human being. He sort of sees how insane it all is and in her semi sociopathic brain, it all makes sense to her."
And he isn't the only man on Emily's mind as her beau Aiden (Barry Sloane) is still very much in the picture (and possibly sleeping with the enemy). So who is the better choice for our anti-heroine? Even VanCamp is torn, explaining, "It's that that thing of do you go the nostalgic road of your childhood love or do you go with the person who understands you the most and who forgives you for what you've done?"
Revenge returns Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
For more scoop from Hartley, Stowe and VanCamp, watch our interviews with them above!