REVENGE: Chaos, Indeed


Emily VanCamp (Emily) & Josh Bowman (Daniel)

After all the buildup, the big episode, titled “Chaos,” finally arrived, showing us who got shot in the pilot episode. I refused to believe it was Daniel because, well, this isn’t MI-5 so producers weren’t going to kill off a series regular. Plus, removing Daniel from the show would seriously hamper the storyline because 1) the nasty Grayson parents would lose the pawn in their nasty game of one-upmanship (Charlotte doesn’t count; no one cares about her, certainly not her grandfather), and 2) the love triangle between Emily, Daniel, and Jack would turn into…a straight line?

So whose dead body was on the beach? Tyler’s. This is especially satisfying because when we saw he’d returned, I said, “Ugh, I hate him so much!” and Mr. PCN said, “Someone needs to put a bullet through that guy.” BAM! He got his wish. When I saw Hiroyuki Sanada’s name in the credits (Tanaka), I said, “Yay! Give me some ninja action!” Alas, I didn’t get my wish.

VanCamp & Madeleine Stowe

Speaking of Tanaka, where was he taking FauxAmanda? Whose blood did she leave on Jack’s hand after she left him on the boat? With all the running around she was doing, she certainly didn’t seem to be feeling the effects of a gunshot wound if she had been hit by Tyler. Who shot Tyler? It was someone wearing a black jacket and gloves, which—I think—eliminates Nolan (love his red jacket) and all the men wearing white. The only people I could see in black were security so…was it Ed, Nolan’s bodyguard? Maybe it’s payback for Tyler stabbing his boss a little while back.

I don’t have the answers but the fun of this show is in the guessing. What did you think of this episode? Are you glad Daniel’s alive or angry because you felt the buildup was misleading? Who do you think killed Tyler? How stunning were those red dresses Emily and Victoria were wearing?

For more info about this episode and where the show goes from here, check out this Entertainment Weekly interview with Bowman and two of the producers.

Photo: ABC/Colleen Hayes



  • Reply
    February 16, 2012 at 2:35 am

    A lot of things happened in the episode… it was simply fantastic, in my opinion.

    1) Tanaka ACTUALLY did some ninja stuff… but as a true ninja, we never saw it. I was like “WTF!” when he came out with the box!
    2) Fauxmanda has grown on me, and I actually like her pairing with Jack. Anyway… now that he suspects of her being the shooter, I think hell broke loose.
    3)Glad Tyler’s dead. B!%#h got it coming… next one on the list is Charlotte (I hope she ODs ’cause of the trauma)
    4) I don’t know what’s going on now that Daniel knows more about Emily…
    5) Did you see Victoria’s mischievous look when she made Conrad sign the divorce? Hmmm… getting suspicious here…
    6) Victoria & Emily can wear sweat pants for all I care, and look gorgeous.
    7) I’m hoping Ashley’s Visa expires and she’ sent to the other side of the pond (I like her… but she’s had a glorified “Tree #3” part in the show)

    I can’t wait for the next episode.

    • Reply
      Pop Culture Nerd
      February 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      You’re right! Tanaka’s work was invisible to the human eye. I still wish they’d slow it down Matrix-style so I could see it. Bet he was all slick and stuff.

      I’m not convinced the Graysons are divorced. Victoria must’ve switched the papers and had him sign something else.

      I just threw out a crazy theory on Twitter that maybe Ashley is the shooter, because I can’t think of any other reason why she seems so useless but is still on the show!

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    Eric Edwards
    February 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I loved the show initially, but my patience is wearing thin with how big the cast is getting. While I don’t want it to be too formulaic, as in one character getting what they deserve each episode, I think the plot is getting off track a bit.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      February 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      I liked it when a nasty person was taken down every week, but I’m liking this, too.

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    February 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Just tell me who the person was that shot Tyler already! Only the security guards were wearing black suit jackets so it’s go to be one of them, right?

    • Reply
      Pop Culture Nerd
      February 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Haha! They’re not going to tell us that. We probably won’t know until the season finale. Unless it’s like THE KILLING, in which case we won’t find out until 2017.

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