05/09/2012 03:37 pm ET

'Revenge' Flashback Episode: Creator Mike Kelley Hints Answers Before The Season 1 Finale

Bring on the vengeance, the flashbacks and the answers.

As we near the season finale of "Revenge," which airs May 23, creator Mike Kelley gave some hints about this week's episode, which goes back in time.

“It’s sort of one from the archives, one from the 'Revenge' archives,” Kelley told EW. “I wouldn’t call it a flashback episode, as much as an archival episode. It’s a bit of a love letter to fans.”

This week's "Revenge" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC), which takes place on New Year's Eve 2002, will supposedly answer many questions -- including how long it took Emily to kick off her vengeance trip, according to TVLine -- and bring back a character who won't be sticking around much longer.

“We bring back all of these characters that we’ve taken down over the season,” Kelley continued. “At least one of those characters is going to resurface in the season’s end-run of episodes, and that character will pay the ultimate price for coming up against Emily. I won’t say which one, but out of all the conspirators, someone is going to fall.”

Catch "Revenge" Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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