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'Revenge': Behind The Amanda Shocker And How The Audience Got Duped

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Behind Amanda and Nate's death on "Revenge" | ABC

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 14 of ABC's "Revenge," titled "Sacrifice."

Since the beginning of "Revenge" Season 2, viewers have been waiting to see who that hand at the bottom of the ocean on The Amanda belonged to and now, they now.

When Amanda (Margerita Levieva) and Jack (Nick Wechsler) sailed off for their honeymoon, they didn't know there was someone else joining them: Nate (Michael Trucco) had snuck onto the boat.

Despite Jack and Amanda's valiant stand against the worse half of the Ryan brother duo -- and despite Emily's (Emily VanCamp) help -- Jack got shot. Though Amanda shot Nate in retaliation, the dying bad guy managed to blow up the boat with a lighter and some propane, leaving Amanda to die in Emily's arm and sending himself down to the bottom of the ocean.

All season long, ABC has been teasing that Emily Thorne would "pay the ultimate price" and considering Amanda and Emily had exchanged identities, she did. "I thought [the promo] was kind of clever, because at the end of the day it proved true," "Revenge" executive producer Mike Kelley, told TV Guide. "We felt that Amanda had achieved a satisfying arc and needed to exit."

Kelley informed Levieva early in the season that her character would die, but the actress explained to TV Guide that she took it pretty well. "I thought she was going to die last season. But in the end they gave me an amazing death -- saving Jack and Emily before dying in her arms. I couldn't have asked for anything better," Levieva explained. "So in a way I was ready for it, but as the time got closer I got really bummed out."

Trucco took Nate's fate quite hard, according to Kelley. "In the premiere, we made sure you could see there was a wedding ring on the corpse," said Kelley. When the EP sent a costumer to fit Trucco for a ring, "His face just fell," Kelley said.

The actor seems to be doing OK now, even joking about Nate's death on Twitter:

For more from Levieva and Kelly, click over to TV Guide.

Watch the drama unfold below and find out what happens after these shocking deaths when "Revenge" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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