Apart from the lovely flashbacks to Emily Thorne’s juvy days (#goodtimes), we don’t know much about the Revenge Queen’s teenage years or her time in the foster care system.
But it looks like that’s about to change thanks to a casting spoiler from TVLine. Actor Collins Pennie is set to play Emily’s former foster brother, Eli, a role that will hit the Hamptons this spring.
Chances are Eli won’t be a friendly face for Emily considering she was once charged with burning down her foster parents' home after the family had supposedly been abusing her.
Eli also probably knows her by the name Amanda Clarke since this was pre-Nolan Ross and the Nolcorp money that got her started.
Collins has played Marcus Leeds on Hawthorne, and has starred in the films In Time and the remake of Fame.
Also noteworthy? He’s quite the looker. Maybe he could turn from a villain to a love interest?! It wouldn’t be the first time.
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