The mid-season finale of Twisted was 99% fail so I might as well just go over it line by line.
1) Lacey has to deal with the fallout of the video which violated her privacy and cheapened what she shared with Danny. Yet she has to deal with this from the background, and we don't even get to see how her family reacts, or if her parents - oh, I don't know - try to sue that creep who filmed her. Instead, it's still all about Jo.
2) Lacey is still being shown as needing to be popular, to fit in. So much she and Danny orchestrate a scene
3) Peep this scene where Danny reveals he still cares for Lacey and just simply doesn't want Jo:
In other words, Lacey's just not supposed to be his love interest and how dare he want her instead of Jo. After all, how dare two brown people carry on without giving two shits about getting someone else's permission? Telling Jo was never actually crucial or necessary; at the time they got together, Jo and Lacey weren't getting along and Lacey didn't owe her shit (scroll down). If Danny really felt Jo was his best friend, then sure, he should've said something, but Lacey didn't need to explain, justify, or do anything else for Jo. She didn't need Jo's blessing or permission - contrary to what some believe, Danny/Lacey has nothing to do with Jo.
Furthermore, these repetitive lines about how Jo is "more important than anyone else in the world" are forced and empty. They only started coming out after Danny/Lacey was revealed, which I find convenient. Danny's even spitting a variation of that line to Jo, here and now, even as he makes it clear he's into someone else. In other words, Jo is soooooo important to him...but not enough to stop him from wanting to be with Lacey.
It's almost like the writers are at war with themselves. They want to capitalize on the success of the Blasian romance on this show and the fact that's brought in a wider fanbase and level of credibility to the show, but they still want to adhere to the White Girl is the Center of the Universe Trope.
Obviously, they can't have both.
4) And this is a big one. Jo loses her virginity in this episode and there's a tender, post-lovemaking scene which Danny and Lacey never got. And while Jo is has been pure and virginal this whole time, the Black girl is presumed to have slept with at least two guys at the age of sixteen, and one time was even caught on tape and passed around. She's the hypersexualized booty call who hops from boy to boy and can't keep her passion in check. Sound familiar, anyone?