Revenge is a primetime soap opera, and you can't have a soap without romantic intrigue. So is anyone surprised to hear that Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is getting another love interest in Season 4? With Aiden (Barry Sloane) tragically out of the picture, the writers need something to keep Em and Jack (Nick Wechsler) from getting their happily ever after right now. You know, other than all the lies and murder and constant danger...

So, who is the new guy who will catch Emily's eye next year? It turns out he's more than a romantic rival for Jack — he's also one of the bar owner's childhood friends!

TVLine has the scoop, explaining that this new dude also has a military background and a touch of PTSD. Apparently he shows up in the Hamptons expecting a short trip, but sticks around because "Something life-changing happens to Jack." (Maybe an arrest for Charlotte's kidnapping?)

Obviously, once he's in town, this newbie makes "fast friends" with various characters including — you guessed it! — Emily.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. While we're not necessarily thrilled with the idea of more love triangles, this is at least a new take. Jack knows the truth about Emily, so it's possible that he'll disapprove of this potential match for his friend's sake. After all, romancing Emily is risky business that can be the source of all sorts of drama.

Do you like the sound of this new character, or are you sick of the love triangles? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TVLine