But we had to find a happy ending for Amanda Clarke which is amazing and satisfying to fans.” That ending entailed Amanda sailing off into the sunset with her childhood love Jack, but with a twist: She is forever haunted by a dream that the life-saving heart transplant she received was from Victoria Grayson herself; a decision made by Amanda’s half-sister Charlotte (Christa B. Van Camp says she knew about a month before she received the last script that this was the direction showrunner Sunil Nayar was taking the show. We invested so much time in the show that we wanted to build the best version possible,” says Van Camp.
“The part about the heart was strange and we wanted to make it clear that it was a psychological idea that she couldn’t leave Victoria behind.
Amanda returns to the Hamptons under a new identity, Emily Thorne, a wealthy socialite dedicated to charity work, to exact revenge on the people responsible for her father's death and wrongful conviction for terrorism.
As a youth, she spent time in a juvenile detention center, unaware of her father's innocence until her release when Nolan Ross approaches her.
He tells her that her father was framed and presents her with her father's share of Nol Corp, 49% of the closely held stock, a result of her father's funding the company's start-up.
After realizing that Nolan is telling the truth, she decides to clear her father's name.
A native of Ontario, Canada, actress Emily Van Camp was born on May 12, 1986.