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Is it just me or does it seem like many television shows are trimming their numbers more than usual? When Revenge aired its second season finale, it was no surprise one of the cast was killed off given the show’s soapy nature – rest in piece Declan – but it did catch me off guard to hear Ashley Madekwe, who has been with the series since the very beginning, was getting the boot despite her character remaining very much alive at the conclusion of Season 2. The show’s producers are saying it wasn’t budgetary, but I’m not sure I believe them.

According to Deadline, the reason Madekwe was let go was due to storyline purposes. Her character has been one they’ve had to shoe in when they can. In Season 1, Ashley Davenport was a friend to Emily Thorne and Victoria Grayson’s event planner. She was ambitious and fell for Tyler, »

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