Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 16 of ABC's "Revenge," entitled, "Scandal."
"Everyone is looking for a member of the 1 percent to smack down." Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to Daniel Grayson.
Not only does the media wants to see him get locked up for Tyler's murder on the beach, but the judge didn't have any mercy for Daniel either. After a brutal hearing, he's being held without bail in a maximum security prison. Poor Daniel. He's much too pretty for Rikers Island.
However, pretty boy Grayson is not exactly completely innocent. He did shoot Tyler, but he didn't kill him. That, my friends, was done by Takeda, thanks to Emily's carelessness. In an effort to stop Tyler from revealing Emily's secret to Daniel, Takeda knocked Daniel upside the head with a rock -- knocking him out cold -- but not before Daniel wrestled the gun away from his old roommate Tyler and shot him.
Tyler, bleeding in the sand, asks Takeda for help, but instead, he got was two fatal shots to the back. Now Emily's in quite the predicament.
Remember when Emily tried to break up the Grayson family (and almost succeeded)? Well, those days are over. In the aftermath of Tyler's shocking murder on the beach, the Graysons have now banded together to help protect Daniel (and their reputations), just like they stuck together to cover up Conrad's involvement in the plane crash that lead to David Clarke's arrest.
Will history start to repeat itself? Will the Grayson's try to blame Tyler's murder on Amanda Clarke? Of course they are! After all, it's not like Faux-Manda wasn't at the scene, and it looks like the Graysons' lawyer, Mr. Brooks, is going to do everything he can to try an pin this on someone else.
While being questioned by the Graysons' lawyer, Daniel confesses to shooting Tyler once in the chest. But, he reveals that Tyler was shot three times -- once in the chest and twice in the back -- which means that Mr. Brooks can argue that there was a third person at the scene, responsible for Tyler's death.
And who does H.B.I.C. Victoria want to take the blame? Amanda Clarke. But there's one problem: Faux-Manda has disappeared, thanks to Takeda. It looks like Amanda witnessed Tyler's murder, so obviously, Takeda "took care of her."
I can only imagine what "took care of her" meant, but sadly, I don't think our curly-haired stripper is dead. Nope, that would be much too easy. At some point in Daniel's trial, she'll have to come back into the picture. In fact, if she does come back to the Hamptons, chances are she might have to take a DNA test, which would ultimately prove that she's not who she says she is.
But Faux-Manda isn't the only one under Takeda's control. Emily's former sensei had his own mole at the Fire & Ice Ball ... Nolan! That's why the two shared a nod by the punch bowl. On Takeda's orders, Nolan cut the security cameras at the ball to the same three-minute loop. Now it's impossible to see who else suspiciously left the party.
It looks like Nolan has also managed to get himself into a tricky situation. No wonder he seemed so against Emily's plan.
Meanwhile, Jack's shocked to discover that it was Tyler's body on the beach and not Daniel's. And even though Nolan does what he can to try and convince Jack to go to Haiti, Jack's on a mission to find out what Amanda was hiding. What else is new?
On the night of the murder, Jack found the wire transfer receipt in Amanda's pocket. Naturally, he's suspicious, especially because it's from the same account that funded the school in Haiti. But this is the least of Jack's worries.
Declan finds his brother's bloody hoodie. Of course Jack didn't wash his blood-stained hoodie. I mean, what idiot would do that? And with Amanda seemingly MIA, Jack is the No. 1 suspect on Mr. Brooks' list.
There's also a hefty reward for anyone who knows more about the murder. You see, the Graysons may not have been able to buy Daniel's way out of jail, but they can certainly buy their way to a false accusation, especially if the right evidence is there.
But will Declan turn in his own brother for $100,000? I can only hope so. It may actually make me start to care about his character.
And let's not forget his troubled girlfriend Charlotte Grayson. She's pretty much like the new Marissa Cooper. It looks like the only way that little Grayson can cope with the realization that David Clarke is her father is by popping pills. Similarly, the only way that Marissa Cooper could deal with her boyfriend Luke cheating on her in Tijuana was by popping pills! Not to mention that they both hated their manipulative mothers.
Let's not forget about Ashley (even though it can be easy to), who tells Mr. Brooks that she thinks Daniel really did kill Tyler. Something tells me that Ashley is a ticking time-bomb ready to go off. Her loyalty to the Graysons will definitely be tested, and who knows them more than their PR guru and resident snoop Ashley? She has more dirt on the Graysons' than Emily, and it's only a matter of time until she uses it to get what she wants.
Personally, I can't wait to see that catfight.
"The guy went all Benihana on my arm and tied me to a chair."
"You can count on my husband and I to work as a team."
"As much as we try and escape our past, we seem destined to repeat it. Like it or not, we are in this together."
"You ever notice that whenever you want her to leave, girlfriend keeps popping up like the homicidal stripper addition of Whac-A-Mole, but whenever you need to find her, she vanishes."
"It's too late to put that genie back into the Infinity Box."
"I think Daniel shot Tyler, and I think he's going to get away with it."
"Revenge" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.
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