The Mastersons and the Desais

Question: What is the full history between the Desai and Masterson families?

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We know there’s a lot of history between the two families. Tess used to date Vikram in high school. She introduced him and Karen who then began to date. And Tess continued to hookup up with him, at least while they were in high school. We don’t know if their relationship continued for longer, but it’s definitely a possibility.

We know Danny and Jo practically grew up together (at least according to Jo). And the two families seem to be very close.

But is there more under the surface?

First there’s the theory I’ve seen suggested by several people that Jo might be Vikram’s biological daughter, arguing that Tess and he could easily have continued their affair past high school. This definitely provides another possible explanation to the next clue that connects the two families.

Danny’s desire to protect and keep safe, Jo, by not telling her his motive for killing Aunt Tara. What could put Jo in danger? Previously when Danny, Jo and Rico were discussing Regina’s text message, Danny was adamant that Regina could not possibly know his motive. Which would call into question the possibility that he’s concerned Jo knowing the motive could get her killed for that knowledge.

Which still leaves the question: what could Danny know, that could hurt Jo, either emotionally, physically or both? Given the fact that Jo was only eleven when the murder happened, it seems more likely it involves her family as a whole.

There is one more interesting connection between the two families: grudges. Karen accused Kyle Masterson of holding a grudge and that it has caused him to suspect Danny of murdering Regina. But what cold the grudge be? The Mastersons told Karen she was a bad mother, the Mastersons refused to allow Jo to be Danny’s character witness. Karen would have a good reason for holding a grudge, but what kind of grudge could Kyle have?

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