Revenge Review: The Body On The Beach

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It took 15 episodes but we finally made our way back to Emily and Daniel's engagement party this week - and it was pure "Chaos."

How quickly things changed from one Wednesday to the next. Everything I thought after last week's episode got turned on its head here.  Well, almost everything.

Celebrating Her Engagement

Let's start with Grandpa Grayson. I thought I loved this guy. He was charming and funny upon his introduction. He took Victoria's side and chastised Conrad for not looking out for the family, but then it became clear that Grandpa's definition of family wasn't quite what I had thought.

It's more about the importance of the family reputation and how it will reflect on Grayson Global. He looked to oust Conrad and replace him with Daniel because Daniel's a fresh face and a clean slate. Since Conrad's such an ass, I could live with that.

But bullying poor Charlotte for the betterment of the company was despicable. The kid had her entire life turned upside down and with Declan's encouragement was making the smart decision to seek therapy. That was until Gramps came along and tried to convince her otherwise. And when he realized Charlotte was about to tell him to go shove it, he blackmailed her with Declan. That was low.

You have to wonder how much Grandpa really cares for Charlotte now that he knows she's not truly a Grayson. He certainly seemed more concerned about Takeda pulling his money than he was for his distraught granddaughter. 

And will Emily do something to help her half sis now that she knows the teenager is stealing prescription drugs? Let's hope Emily's heart makes an appearance some time soon.

On to Jack. I've never been a big fan. I especially thought it was hypocritical of him to give Declan a hard time about letting a drunk, overwrought Charlotte sleep it off at their place while telling his younger brother that it was okay for Amanda to burn down Treadwell's house because he deserved it.

But once Jack got that phone call and made the decision to go to Haiti I finally began to like him. His goodbyes to Declan, Emily and Nolan were heartfelt. I loved that he hugged Nolan like a true friend and nothing could have made me happier than Jack giving Emily back her dog, even if he didn't realize that's what he was doing.

I'm normally more of a Daniel fan but he was hard to like tonight. He made it so darn easy for Victoria to manipulate him. Emily has her own money, home and friends. Just because she didn't want to skip the continent to get away from his family shouldn't automatically mean she was marrying him for his money.

The Emily Thorne Stare

Granted, so she's really marrying him for revenge but it's not like he knows that.

The only thing I got right about this episode was that Tyler returned. It was the only way I could figure that Daniel didn't end up dead on the beach. Now... how exactly did we see Daniel fall to the sand and not Tyler? I'm assuming we'll get those details in the weeks to come.

Other things worth noting:

  • The picture of the dark rolling waves in the beginning were beautiful yet so ominous and the perfect visual set up for the rest of the episode.
  • Nolan prodding Emily to "Sail away. Fall in love. Go make little volunteer babies" was one of the best lines of the show. Very sweet.
  • Whenever I think I've got Amanda figured out she makes me question whether she is Emily's loyal ally or weakest link.
  • Does anyone else think Nolan needs a haircut?

So why doesn't Daniel remember anything? Will Jack get dragged into the murder plot or find Amanda and head to Haiti? Where will Takeda take Amanda and does he know who she is? 

Has Emily's plot for revenge spiraled into truly uncontrolled chaos? We've got two weeks until we find out more. Theorize away.


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


who the body on the beach and i like it. ps
from madelyn


How did Takeda get the box to present it to Amanda at the engagement party. Didn't Tyler give it back to Amanda at the garage when she paid him off.??? So Tyler convinces Emily that Amanda has betrayed her but she realizes it is not true when Tyler mentions Amanda planted the cellphone from the murdered guard on him. So Emily fights with Tyler and then runs out presumably to warn Amanda but she stops off at Jack's boat first which Nolan manages not to notice on his survellance camera? And she runs off of Jack's boat to the beach where Tyler is threatening Daniel. No wonder she was late and came upon the murdered body of Tyler. Unless she too thought it was Daniel. And how does she know Takeda? I never did figure out how fake Amanda knows Takeda! And finally I love that Nolan was the only man wearing red at the engagement party.


I have a feeling Takeda is seriously getting tired of Emily's weaknesses/emotional involvement. What he does with Fauxmanda will be pivotal, I think.


We know that it was Warden Stiles who referred her to Satoshi Takeda (no idea why Stiles would know him).There are seven episodes left counting the one on the 29th.


The funny thing about this cast is everyone is so short! I shouldn't have imdb'd the cast. Poor Declan is like only 5'4 and Jack isn't much taller! Asthetically Emily looks much better beside Daniel, but I have a feeling that whenever Emily and Jack finally get together, that actor will be standing on a lot of apple boxes! lol And now I want to hear (the actor who plays) Daniel's British accent! mmmm


Takeda knocked out Daniel and then killed Tyler with no witnesses. Takeda heard Tyler start to tell Daniel some of Emily's secrets and he had to stop it. I think the first person to figure it out (of the good guys) will be some kind of slip up that Emily says about her dog to Jack. It will be Jack who has the lightbulb flip on. I can't wait til next week! How many episodes are left? I won't be able to make it through the summer!!


I was never crazy about Daniel but for the very first time I seriously dislike him. or the way they portrayed him/he fell for Victoria s line too quickly/to think that simply because Emily would not leave that she had ulterior motives(well she does but not directed at his name or money)was off putting to me. Why would a connection between Nolan and Takeda be surprising?????? Since faux Emily was obviously directed to him by something or someone and Nolan picked her up from incarceration it would not be odd to me that they knew each other......
One minute I do not mind faux Amanda and the next I find her not only annoying but very wishy washy which of course makes her a liability and of course faux Emily's mentor knows who she is....GMAB he is all knowing. Cannot wait for next epi however will be very sad when they go on hiatus as I know there will be a major cliff hanger which really is as it should be.........


I truly love this show! But, Ive noticed people are under the assumption that Daniel will take the fall for Tyler's murder. I think there will be a twist to this too. Of course we see Jack fleeing the murder scene but, where does he go? He couldn't have gone far if Takeda took the keys to his car. And, its obvious that he isn't sailing to Haiti. I believe he'll take the fall.


As for Daniel collapsing on the beach, go back to the scene. We do see him falling down, but we DON'T actually see him being shot...there's a sound of a gunshot, and then the screen jumps to Daniel falling down. I don't think there's anything to it except a clever misdirection. It also seems like, in the first scene, the person who shot Tyler was wearing a black jacket. Interesting, considering that most of the men are in white tuxedos for the party. I'm glad Tyler's actually dead now - what a crazy character to have around! It'll be interesting to see exactly how much he told Daniel regarding Emily. Also, if Tyler was at a hospital for the criminally insane, shouldn't that play into Daniel's defense? The dude showed up to his birthday party with a gun! I also hope that the information that Tyler gave Daniel was switched by Takeda or something. Love this show! Keeps me on the edge of my seat.


Wow! Ahmazing Ep! Start to finish. I love the bait and switch with the bodies. It was brilliant! Best part was the ending when tyler was dead. I was yay!
Takeda def killed tyler and knocked Daniel unconscious. Hopefully we'll find out in flashbacks. It def looks like Daniel will be arrested.

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Revenge Season 1 Episode 15 Quotes

We're fiddling while Rome burns, are we?


The best way to fight chaos is with chaos.