Black Girls' Night Out: Lacey Porter
Unfortunately Twisted’s return episode may have? kind of? totally? ruined the parts of the series that were the most successful; namely, the central conflict of whether or not Danny Desai is a homicidal sociopath. "Dead Men Tell Big Tales"—and folks, I don’t say this, ever—may've actually covered too much ground. The hour was a series of rapid reveals that managed to completely dismantle the sinister vibe of the first 11 episodes: Vikram, Danny’s dad, is alive! Not just alive, but in cahoots with Madeleine! And he framed Danny! Danny never killed his aunt, his dad did, and then made his son hold a jump rope and confess, and trusted that the police of Green Grove were as incompetent as they turned out to be! The murder weapon with Danny’s prints on it was doctored! He is being framed! Danny is a-okay, y’all!Um, ABC...what did we say about fixing your problems and where the hell is your damage control????
...But now Twisted has defanged Danny: He’s a very wronged boy with a very interesting father. And as we know...that interesting character is once again gone. The concept of Killer Danny is also gone. So what other mysteries are really left to be solved? Are we really supposed to be interested in Vikram’s beef with his sister? Or why he killed Regina? Or how that all gets resolved?
~ Lily Sparks, "Welp, This Show Just Fell Off a Cliff"
No wonder this friggin' show hasn't been been renewed yet. No wonder Avan Jogia's already talking about some other shit he's about to star/co-star in, because I think by now he and his castmates know good and well Twisted is a sinking ship.
I'll be honest, I was looking forward to TJ Ramini finally joining the cast (preferably with his shirt off),
And then...he's killed off, by Danny...to protect Jo. If I started counting all the fail with that plotline,we'd be here until senility.
In the meantime, the Blasian romance continues to be torpedoed (*cue lack of surprise*). Another white boy's been introduced to the show to follow Lacey around, almost Edward Cullen-style, and there are hints which have got fans thinking New Boy is Danny's half (read: whiter) brother. Jo and Danny continue to be thrown together; we keep having to listen to the two brown boys on the show go on and on about how "awesome" she is, and I feel as though the Danny/Rico/Jo love triangle is being revamped for round two.
Also...Vikram's dead, most likely for good this time, but Karen's white ex from God-knows-when is back in the picture...like we give a shit. It should come as no surprise that Principal Tang, Jana, and Sarita were all missing from the winter premiere. It's like the show reached a brown folk overload and needed to pull a Heroes Season 2.
Y'all...I don't think I can do this. I just don't think I can continue to take this one for the team.