Revenge Round Table: "Chaos"
Revenge rocked its fans last Wednesday, as Emily and Daniel's engagement party turned to "Chaos."
In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, the team of Leigh Raines, Chandel Charles, Dan Forcella and Christine Orlando debate whether the shocking conclusion was a brilliant twist or am irritating bait and switch...
Were your surprised that Tyler was the body on the beach?
Leigh: No. I feel like as the show became a hit, the writers realized that killing Daniel off would be a major mistake. Also, if you look at press photos, the new body looked different. I think Daniel fell when he was fighting with Tyler.
Chandel: I actually was. I guess somewhere deep inside I wanted things to get more real and consequential. Killing Tyler off instead of Daniel doesn't really do that for me.
Dan: Yes, especially since it was Daniel's body on the beach. I'm all for keeping the audience guessing, but not when you blatantly show one person falling to the ground at the beginning of an episode, and then switch that same scene to a different person later on. It's being tricky for the sake of being tricky, and it ruined the episode for me.
Christine: I guessed it would be Tyler, although I agree with Dan on the tricky editing. I'm assuming the scene with Daniel falling is when he's knocked out and we'll get more details about how that happened in the episodes to come.
What was your favorite scene?
Leigh: I liked when Takeda showed up at the engagement party and we realized he was going to protect Emily. When we finally got to the engagement party, I felt a relief, like 'okay now we will finally get to see what happens!'
Chandel: Probably the scene with Declan and Charlotte in the bar both stating that their fathers were both dead. It showed us a moment where Charlotte was just like everyone else with a life that's just as complicated.
Dan: The ending credits. Now that this catastrophe is over, I can look forward to better stories moving forward on Revenge.
Christine: I loved when Jack gave Emily back her dog and then Nolan told Emily to sail away, fall in love and make little volunteer babies. I don't particularly like Jack and don't want to see Emily with him but Nolan's delivery of that line was simply adorable.
What do you think Takeda's going to do with Amanda?
Leigh: Takeda is either going to kill Amanda or protect her. I'm still not sure.
Chandel: Hopefully get rid of her for a good long time. She is a loose cannon.
Dan: He's going to train her to be his new karate killer, ready to get revenge on all those who did her wrong.
Christine: Takeda's capable of anything. He could kill her and toss her body in the ocean, capture her and hold her prisoner somewhere or train her as his new apprentice. Anything goes.
Will Daniel believe Tyler's accusations about Emily?
Leigh: I'm not sure if Daniel remembers. He seemed to be knocked out.
Chandel: Heck no. If he does, it will only serve to promote his mother's suspicions, not Tyler's.
Dan: No way. He's too in love, and he knows how crazy Tyler is. That dude would say anything to get himself into Daniel's good graces. Too bad for Daniel, Tyler is finally telling the truth this time.
Christine: Daniel is pretty easy to manipulate. Victoria pulls him one way, Emily another, now there's crazy Tyler. I don't think he'll believe Tyler but he's beginning to have his doubts about his fiance.
So... who shot Tyler?
Leigh: I think Takeda shot Tyler and Amanda got there right after and that's where all of the blood came from.
Chandel: Probably Daniel. Notice how quick Victoria was to advise him not to say a word.
Dan: Amanda, but Daniel will get tried for murder, which will lead to a long trial. The first season will end with Daniel going to prison.
Christine: I'll guess Tyler and Daniel struggled and Tyler knocked Daniel out. Then Takeda, shot Tyler and he set up Daniel as part of the plot for revenge. I think Amanda just came upon the body and freaked.
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