So Amazon.com finally released the winter premiere of Twisted, which had me WTFing from the get...and not in the good way. Not in the Holy-Shit-House-of-Cards-Frank-what-have-you-done-way. Noooooo, sirree.
Okay, I don't have Cin's patience, so I'm not going to do an in-depth recap. I couldn't even if I wanted to; there's no "depth" to recap.
Episode 12 premiered, shocking no one and answering nothing because most of us already figured some of this shit out halfway through the first batch of eps by the first batch of hack writers. We already knew Vikram Desai framed his son Danny for the murder of his sister Tara. You read that correctly; Vikram killed his sister, then convinced his own son to confess to the crime and then spend his childhood in juvie, where he soon stopped visiting said son.
After a round of two great actors arguing with some thoroughly bullshit dialogue, Danny accidentally kills his father...while defending Jo.
Where's Lacey through all of this? Glad you asked, actually. In the new batch of episodes, Lacey has taken on the role of the Believer instead of Jo. She loves Danny and believes he's innocent (and yeah, sure, she's right), and she clearly wants to get back together with him. Since it's Avan Jogia, we can't really blame her.
I hate the new opening title sequence, by the way.
However...Lacey's having these "moments" of bonding with Rico (still no last name, portrayed by her real-life boyfriend Ashton Moio). Since they're an actual couple in real life, their chemistry shines through quite effortlessly. But THEN, a new young man tosses his hat in the ring. A dark-haired stranger, a new boy in town who always seems to follow Lacey around has got folks theorizing that Danny has a half-brother. His name is Charles McBride, he's portrayed by borderline ambiguous-looking actor Jack Falahee, and he's nowhere as cute as Rico or Danny...so I don't know why the writers are trying to offer up this obvious consolation prize as I suspect they are going to somehow hook up Danny with Jo. *shudders*
Words can't even begin to express how lame this episode was, particularly in the handling of Lacey Porter. Once again, all roads lead back to Jo and her hurt fee-fees. Lacey's scrambling to make piece with that irrelevant twit, and get back together with a boy who's now keeping his distance. I got the feeling she was begging someone, in some way, in just about every scene. I started having FlashBackwards to the Zoey/Demetri pairing, where it seemed Zoey was running around town like a chicken with its head cut off trying to save her fiance's life, and everyone's just looking at her like, "Whatever."
I do not like the direction of this at all...but damn, the cast is fine.
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