By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars | Aug 05, 2013 04:09 PM EDT
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Former Smallville star Justin Hartley stars in season 3 of Revenge as Victoria Grayson's long-lost son Patrick Harper, but his reunion with his mother is reportedly not something she looks forward to.
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The actor joins the show's cast during the season premiere and it will be revealed that Patrick was paid $5 million by Victoria to stay away from the Hamptons, Las Vegas Informer reported Sunday. When the new season premieres, five months have taken place since the season two finale. Season 2 ended with Patrick showing up to Victoria's home in the Hamptons, though his face was never revealed to the camera. Victoria sports a shocked look on her face when she opens to door to see her son, whom she abandoned when she was a teenager.
Speaking at the ABC - TCA press event on Sunday, president Paul Lee promised a storyline in season 3 of the show that will be simpler than in past seasons. The new direction will begin with the premiere episode Fear, which Lee described as "fantastic."
"I think we stumbled a little bit in the second season, but Mike [Kelley] is one of the great showrunners. What Sunil Nayar [who replaces Kelley as Revenge's showrunner for season 3] is bringing to us is a slightly less complicated and a really interesting take," Lee added. "The first episode back -- I don't know how much we can reveal; we're not allowed to reveal anything -- is a fantastic episode starting with a magnificent hook. I do think you are going to see that one enjoying itself in its third season -- and we certainly are."
The new season will be broken up into two 11-episode blocks that will air without repeats and then take a break sometime around January/February.
Revenge season 3 premieres on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. PT. The episode will guest star Diogo Morgado (History Channel's The Bible) to play a distinguished and handsome doctor by the name of Dr. Jorge Velez, TV Line reported earlier in the month.
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