Well, if the creators wanted the fate of Gloria to be any sort of surprise for the viewers of this 'Charlie's Angels' (Thu., 8PM ET on ABC) series premiere, they should have handled things a lot differently in the promotion of the remake.
Imagine the shock we could have had in seeing one of the Angels die in the very first episode. Now that's exactly what happened, but it was Nadine Velazquez instead of one of the three women we've seen everywhere promoting the show.
When the episode began and Minka Kelly wasn't in the trio of ladies saving the day, we knew Gloria's days were numbered. But ABC could have had a much bigger reaction if they'd pretended Velazquez was a castmember all along, even giving her lead billing in this premiere rather than seeing her name tacked on as a guest star.