Though Emily Thorne’s mother is supposed to have “deep psychological issues,” these beach photos are snapshots from a seemingly happier time. From the looks of things, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh seems to be stepping nicely into her role as Kara Wallace Clarke Emily Thorne’s (aka Amanda Clarke’s) mysterious mother.

In last season’s finale of Revenge, Emily Thorne learned that Americon Initiative and Victoria Grayson were involved in keeping her mother’s whereabouts a secret. Originally, Emily thought her mother had died from illness, but after learning that mommy dearest was alive and not-so well, Ems has shifted her focus to finding her.

And though Kara is supposed to have some serious problems, it looks like all fun and games from these beachside photos. They also feature a younger version of Amanda Clarke, pre-Hamptons beach house and Sammy the Dog.

Jennifer Jason Leigh looks surprisingly youthful for a 50-year-old, but apparently that’s a trend on Revenge considering 54-year-old Madeleine Stowe (Victoria Grayson) doesn’t appear to have aged a day in years.

But the two seasoned beauties are set to have a contentious relationship this season (whether that’s in flashback form or present day remains to be seen).

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