Credit: ABC Photo: Emily Looks at Her Father's Grave in Season 1, Episode 19, "Absolution"

OK, confession time: We didn't see that one coming!

If you haven't seen the Revenge season finale, warning: major spoilers ahead!

Come on, admit it: we weren't the only Revenge nerds who considered the possibility that David Clarke could still somehow be alive. Perhaps he was part of a counter-conspiracy that faked his death? Or maybe he was part of the Grayson conspiracy after all? 

What we didn't consider was that it wasn't Emily's father who was still alive, but her mother.

In the words of Nolan Ross: Oh. Em. Gee.

In the video Nolan recovered from the incriminating evidence, Victoria says, "I know David's deepest secret. The wife he had before we met ... if you look a little deeper, you'll find there's much more to the story."

As Nolan explains, "What she's saying is that your mother's alive."

What does it all mean? The White-Haired Man did allude to Emily's mother when they had their battle royale.

"You're a hell of a fighter. Must've gotten that from your mother," he told her.

Did the White-Haired Man knows Em's mom? Was she part of the Americon Initiative? Did she even play a part in setting up her own husband?

So many questions. And so many months to mull them over! What's your theory about Emily's mom?  Tell us on our Revenge Facebook page or tweet us at @RevengeWetpaint on Twitter.