The cast and creative team took the time to do a Q&A with the fans. Below are the questions the fans just had to had to ask!
Question for Emily VanCamp: (To Emily VanCamp) If your character [Emily Thorne] weren’t wrapped up in the constraints of a television show and the plotline of trying to draw it out for hopefully the next ten seasons, would your character take the opportunity to knock them [Emily’s targets] out quickly or does she need the pleasure of tormenting them?
Emily VanCamp (Emily Thorne): I definitely think it’s the pleasure of tormenting them. There were so many ideas tossed around, but at one point there was this idea that they might end up in a really sticky situation, Victoria and Emily, and that I [Emily Thorne] would actually, potentially, save her[Victoria], because I wasn’t done with her...which is so twisted. That’s kind of where she [Emily Thorne] is coming from. I think that’s where she gets her true satisfaction, to watch the empire fall down essentially rather than taking them out one by one.
Question for Nick Wechsler: Is Jack’s heart with Amanda or Emily?
Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter): I [Jack Porter] just will always have this sort of draw to her [Emily Thorne]. To my mind, at least at this point in the story, I [Jack Porter] can’t do anything about that. So I think I lean currently towards Amanda, whether or not that is wise.
Question for Mike Kelley: What point in the timeline did David Clarke invest in Nolan’s company?
Mike Kelley (Executive Producer): David Clarke invested in Nolan’s company prior to being imprisoned...just prior really. The idea was that Nolan had gone looking for venture capital and actually had an in at Grayson Global, which we will find a little bit more about. Which is really exciting for me. He [Nolan Ross] gets introduced to David, and David is kind enough, generous enough to take on a really young, really “ego-ey” nerdy guy with an idea that doesn’t make sense. He [David Clarke] gives him some of his own money that’s not really traceable. So it’s not like Grayson invested, just David because he [Nolan Ross] was rejected by everyone except for David Clarke. So that happens prior to his incarceration, which is why you [pointing to Gabriel Mann] keep going to visit him, because you know he’s not a bad guy.
Question for Mike Kelley: If David is the love of Victoria’s life and Charlotte is the product of their love, why was their [Victoria and Charlotte's] relationship so distant?
Mike Kelley (Executive Producer): I think the idea behind that was that there’s was so much pain when you look at somebody that reminds you of a terrible terrible thing you have done with the choices in your life. That is how I justified it. I don’t know how you [motioning to Madeleine Stowe] did while you were performing it.
Madeleine Stowe (Victoria Grayson): Well, because you wrote it that way. [laughs] I justified it because the past we talked about with Victoria. And I think that all of her focus was on Daniel being the one solid man in her life and I think that she’s disowning so much of what she’s done. I think you [Mike Kelley] are absolutely right. She can’t look at herself when looking at her daughter.
Mike Kelley (Executive Producer): There’s some really interesting healing that we do, very shortly between Victoria and Charlotte in acknowledging David Clarke. And I think that’s really going to be helpful in answering some of your [the fans] questions. But to go back to what she [Madeleine Stowe] was saying, which is absolutely true, there is this past that she [Victoria Grayson] has suffered which really informs a lot of who she is and why it’s so difficult for her to connect to a young female in the family and probably females in general.
Question for Mike Kelley: How many writers are there for the show ?
Mike Kelley (Executive Producer): Nine or ten. I’ve got a terrific set of minds in that room and it can be quite maddening. It’s like doing a puzzle with a 1000 pieces missing because we’re not sure yet and we have to make decisions. Making decisions is the hardest part of writing this show. Because then you’re stuck with them…sort of.
Question for panel: If you only had five more episodes to write and shoot, what would each of you want to see happen for you specifically or what would you like to write?
Mike Kelley (Executive Producer): Wow, I’ll just answer by saying that we’re satisfied with the stories that we’ve got through the finale. It’s just the execution that’s really challenging. We want to do two things….this was also the reason for episode 15, the party on the beach. We wanted to make sure if we got a short order...if we didn’t connect with a large audience that had a core audience of really enthusiastic fans...we wanted to make sure at the end of the thirteen order, and I would have moved 15 to 13, I would have provided solutions to everything that you guys had because what’s worse than connecting to a show then being like, “I have no idea what happened to these people.” [Applause] So we don’t want to do that. We want to make sure that our final episode in 22 of the first season...we’re hoping for a second season but it’s not a guarantee...so I want to make sure we’ve satisfied all the people that have invested their time and care into the show. So we’re doing that, but we’re also posing a lot more questions so we have a great launching pad for season two.
Henry Czerny (Conrad Grayson): I hope that Conrad’s character spins off in another series. He’ll be a marriage counselor to the middle class. [Laughter]
Gabriel Mann (Nolan Ross): I’d like to see what happens when Nolan gets together with the Graysons. I’d be curious to see the dynamics of that relationship.
Christa B. Allen (Charlotte Grason): I kind of like the idea of Charlotte hitting rock bottom so that she has somewhere to be pulled out of. So in five episodes...go really deep into, then right back out.
Connor Paolo (Declan Porter): I think it would be good if he became a sheik on some sort of island [laughter] and lived out his days.
Emily VanCamp (Emily Thorne): In five episodes, I would maybe decide to have her [Emily Thorne] take them all down Dexter-style.
Madeleine Stowe (Victoria Grayson): I think to have her [Victoria Grayson] recapture something from the past…regain something from the past, have peace of mind, and let her kids go.
Josh Bowman (Daniel Grayson): I can’t beat any of those answers, but I was just thinking maybe I’d [Daniel Grayson] turn English. [Laughter]
Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter): It would have to be something with mummies in space. [Laughter] And I want Steve Guttenberg to be in it.