Re: Was I the only one shocked during the big reveal?
^ Agreed, dude. I'm pretty sure a lot of people are just upset with how Talia was dealt with in the film, as was I. But like BatLobsterRises said, you can't have a film about Ra's' legacy and not have an Al Ghul intertwined in the story.
If anyone needed to get the boot it's Blake, lol. But then you pretty much have to kill off Bruce. So yeah, that's another can of worms.