"I feel a little bit like she got away with everything, it was all okay, and it was a kind of conveniently happy ending in all ways," he tells PEOPLE of Emily
The Hamptons’ beautiful bad ass also got her own happily ever after, marrying childhood sweetheart Jack Porter (Nick Wechsler).
But Wechsler, 36, was hoping for something a bit more twisted.
“I want to thank ABC for giving us the chance to even just do the show and wrap it up, giving us the chance to give us the proper ending was nice, but it was also, for my taste, a little convenient,” he told PEOPLE on Thursday night at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. “I wanted something a little darker, but that’s just my take.”
After four seasons of lies and manipulations, “I feel a little bit like she got away with everything, it was all okay, and it was a kind of conveniently happy ending in all ways,” Weschler said of Emily, laughing. “I just wanted it to be messier and dirtier.”
The actor also discussed showrunner Sunil Nayar’s decision to bring Emily’s father David (James Tupper) back from the dead at the end of season 3 – a move creator Mike Kelley swore he’d never make before he left the series in 2013.
“I know he wasn’t on board with it, but I always was,” Wechsler said of Kelley. “I’d wanted from episode one for it to turn out that Victoria was the good guy all along and that [Emily’s] own dad was the villain of the entire thing, so not only was he alive, but it turns out he’d orchestrated this whole thing and used his own daughter as an instrument of his greed, and that the last season would have been Kill Bill.”
“It would have been her going after her own dad. That’s what I wanted,” he added. “But I’m not a writer!”