Nope, not surprised here.
Also not too surprised about who EJ is ordered to kill. It make sense if you think about it. Stefano might have it in for the Brady's but he would HAVE to be gunning for John even more so. John was his PROPERTY, and John turned on him. Not only that but John has what it takes to go up against and beat him at his own game. Take out John first, he's the more challenging of the bunch. After John, the rest would be easier to take.