Ariel's Reaction: Twisted, The Truth Will Out
The truth IS out!
Karen didn't see one other option? I mean, she was away from her son for five years, she had him for like two months and her first major decision as his primary care giver/decision maker is to leave him for five to seven years? That just seems ... unrealistic. Speaking of unrealistic, she should have known that Danny wouldn't have been able to stay there by himself if she went to prison.
Just saying, if my prediction in episode 7 about Jo and Danny being related is correct, technically she is his next of kin. Right? (My mother pointed that out first.) Anyway, like I told Mother, that wouldn't help because Jo couldn't be Danny's legal guardian.
Kyle is so irritating! If Danny had walked into his office and confessed (after Kyle was told by a reliable source that Danny through the necklace away) he'd stop searching right there! He wouldn't look for the holes in his story and he wouldn't wait forty-eight hours to call the anyone. But, because Karen confessing didn't match his "Danny the murderer" theory, he had to poke as many holes as he could as soon as he could. I'm not saying he should have sent her to prison (we assume the real killer is still out there) but this double standard that he holds Danny to is ridiculous! At least his mind seemed to change by the end of this episode.
Danny and Lacey should have told Jo about their relationship. She isn't one of Lacey's "friends" that will disown her for dating him and Danny says Jo is her best friend. Why would he keep something so simple as his relationship status from her? I mean, technically it isn't any of her business but when he started lying to her it became her business. Also, telling her immediately would have saved her some heart wrenching hours of "Do I tell him, do I not?" Not that he knows that, though.
Karen told Kyle that Vikram never went to Connecticut (almost as if it were an automatic response). Isn't that counterproductive to her story of Vikram and Regina's connection and Karen killing her? Wouldn't it help convince Kyle that she did kill her if he thought there was a connection between Regina and Vikram? At the end of the episode when Vikram was leaving they made sure to say that no one could know that Vikram was going to Connecticut. Whatever reason that was, it was so important to keep a secret that she lied about it even after he was dead and even though it would help her sell her confession.
At least Jo knows that Rico was the witness to Karen throwing the necklace. It's one less secret. I didn't think Danny was going to be that calm about it though. Rico gave sensitive information implicating Danny's mother killed someone. I know he was just telling the truth but I don't know if my distaste of lies and sense of moral duty would outweigh my emotions on that one. Of course, there are some people who think that Danny doesn't feel emotions.
Do you think they will forgive Danny for lying about the necklace?
I like that Jo was able to go be "moral support" for Lacey at Clara's birthday party (the sister that's finally been named), even if the writers only sent her there so she could be the "bearer of "bad" news". Not that I personally think it is bad. I'm actually super excited about it but I guess it would be shocking for Lacey. I guess, thinking you know something about someone and then finding out you were wrong would always be shocking. I also like that Jo told Lacey immediately (no secrets means no lies), although she could have waited until afterLacey told Jo about her relationship with Danny.
I, like Danny and Kyle, assumed that Karen and Principal Tang were intimate because they liked each other. I didn't realize it was just an arrangement they had so she could keep Danny in that school. I also didn't realize he was married! I mean, what the hell! How many people are stepping out on their families on this show?
I like that they know that Danny had the necklace but the fact that they turned their back on him seems ridiculous at this point. If they were going to do that they should have done it a while ago. They're (well at least Jo is) too deep into the investigation to turn back now! That being said, the necklace does make him seem really guilty.
- Who killed Regina?
- I know the story is avoiding it because other things are getting in the way, but why did Danny kill Tara?
- Why did the Marna Realty, Inc have a logo that matched that family heirloom? Was it connected to Vikram or just a coincidence?
- Why was Vikram going to Connecticut?
- Why did Karen lie to Kyle about Vikram going to Connecticut?
- Who sent Rico the video of Danny and Lacey?
Best Quotes Of The Episode!
Best quote of the episode comes from Danny with, "God, I'm going to be living with a cop who thinks I'm a psychopathic murderer. It's like the set-up for a really, really disturbing sit-com."
Only one other worthy mention this time:
- "He was mitching ... he was kissing Mitch ... with his mouth ... on his mouth." ~ Jo
Do you agree with any of the predictions?
Conclusions & Predictions
- Maybe Danny saw the necklace the first day he was at school and when Regina said she knew why he killed Tara, he went there and killed her. I've been so set on seeing his side that I didn't think it through before. I think it's safe to assume that she was blackmailing someone and that's why they were sending her money. That being said, just because they were sending her money doesn't mean they killed her. In fact it points to the opposite. If the person she was blackmailing was going to kill her, they would have done it before sending her the "final payment". They would have done it before sending her any money.
- Maybe Danny isn't Karen's biological son. He is Vikram's but he isn't Karen. Every single one of the flashbacks that involve Karen and Danny show a strain in their relationship. What if that's because she couldn't connect with him because he wasn't hers. Sure, she loves him enough, but if you can't connect you just can't connect. Although, that touching conversation between the two of them toward the end of the episode inside the police station was really nice.
- Maybe Vikram was a spy and he and Karen weren't a real couple. Maybe it was a cover marriage. There's something about their conversation and the way he said "my loving wife" that didn't seem right.
So, on a scale of 1 to 6, 6 being the best, I give this episode a 4 ½. There wasn’t much excitement or twists and turns to it but they finally got everything out on the table. Now that all the characters know everything that we know (except the whole Danny and Lacey thing) I can only wonder what’s going to happen next.
For the previous review of Twisted (episode eight), click here.
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