Fan Theory #12

Submitted By: alishakdoll

Fan Theory: I think this is what really happened. Alright so Danny is innocent with Tara and Regina. Regina is obviously dead but Tara is not. The P.I. that Cheif Masterman gets is Tara. I’m positive. And Tess calls Vickram in the finale. Something is going on between them. Tara is trying to take down the whole Desai family and I think it’s over the fact that someone tried to kill her. I think Tara killed Regina because look at all the evidence. When Pheobe had a flashback with Lacey, Regina stepped out of the car with a scratch from Tara. The lisence plate was the same as the P.I.’s which is tara!

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Danny Desai: Sociopath?

I’ve now read two very excellent posts which question whether Danny is a sociopath.

ABC’s “Twisted” attempts to live up to its name

and

It’s TWISTED When Someone Confesses To Murder…

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Whether Danny is a sociopath is probably one of the most intriguing questions of the show, and as pointed out in the second article I listed, very important in figuring out whether or not he really killed his aunt given the fact that the show has made a point of telling us twice that sociopaths very seldom kill.

When the show started I was absolutely convinced there was no way Danny could be a sociopath, but now between great writing and great acting, I’m actually beginning to wonder. I’m definitely not convinced he is, but I am curious.

If Devil dannyanny isn’t a sociopath, he’s still a guy with absolutely no regret over his actions (he may regret some of the consequences but not the actions themselves). While making out with Lacey on top of his aunt’s grave, Lacey ran away after looking at the gravestone. Left alone Danny glanced at the grave stone and then smirked. Whether he killed Tara or took the blame for someone else, the natural response would not be to smile. Looking at the gravestone of someone, let’s say, your father murdered, you’d still feel bad about it.

So either Danny is a sociopath or Tara was such a horrible person and/or was getting ready to do something so terrible to the Desai family, that Danny feels no remorse over her death. He has actually said to Jo ‘I don’t know if I regret what I did’. And so far the show has given hints that either of the options are possible.

Danny’s therapist described sociopaths as loving risk and not considering consequences. She said they find it easy to lie imitate human emotion. Danny showed an inclination for risk when breaking into the apartment. He’s also calmly and cleverly lied on several occasions about the necklace. He has also seemed to imitate human emotion when pretending to be upset and calling Karen ‘mom’ begging her to believe him, only to have his expression go curiously blank after she can no longer see his face. On top of it all the way every time someone confronts him he easily manages to manipulate the situation and turn it round against his interrogator shows an ability to manipulate.

However there have been hints that Tara was possibly a truly dislikable person:

1. Tess and Kyle mentioned that Tara always looked ‘pissed off’. Additionally in the photograph we saw from Danny’s fourth birthday that showed him with his aunt, he looked unhappy. Why would a four year old be so grumpy at his own birthday, unless he just wasn’t happy to be forced to take a photograph with his aunt? In the flashback that the show opened with Jo and Lacey also wondered if Danny was having ‘more family problems’. He seems to have gotten along well with his father, and while his mother and he have a somewhat strained relationship, it doesn’t seem from what we’ve been told that it was ever overly contentious. Did he have problems with his aunt?

2. His father and Tara always hated each other from something dating back to childhood. That’s a really long time to hold a grudge. What could have happened that was so terrible that they hadn’t gotten along since childhood? More curiously, why would his father would still let Tara babysit? And why Tara would still want to?

3. If Danny is to be believed Tara was going to do something really terrible to the Desai family and that was his motive for killing her. As I mentioned in a previous post, if Danny is telling the truth, whatever it was would have to be really terrible to have a worse impact on the family then Danny being convicted of murder.

Perhaps Tara was the sociopath?

So which is it? Is Danny a sociopath? Or was Tara such a dark person that Danny really can summon no emotion resembling regret over her passing?

Recap S1 E5: The Fest and the Furious

ep4 pc1Lacey dreams about Regina and the necklace. The dream Regina asks Lacey if she has a thing for Danny and then accuses Danny of being her killer. Lacey wakes up.

Tess, Kyle and Jo watch a news report about the fall festival and how come citizens don’t want Danny to come. Jo tells her mom about Tara’s necklace and then leaves for school.

Rico asks Jo to help him sell pies at the festival but she says she doesn’t want to go. Phoebe, Sarita, Archie and Scott are also not going to the festival. Lacey and Phoebe talk about the necklace, and Phoebe suggests Lacey ask Regina’s mom about it.

At a town meeting, people argue about Danny coming to the festival. A man named Tim is particularly against it. Kyle however points out that it’s not within his power to forbid anyone from going to the festival.

At the diner Jo and Danny talk about how much fun they had at the festival as kids and Jo says he should go and offers to go with him. Lacey comes over and is shocked to learn that Danny is planning on going to the festival. She’s gets even angrier after they tell her about Regina necklace having belonged to Tara and she storms off.

Danny goes to the festival, a lot of people seem unhappy to see him there but he ignores it. Tess is friendly to him and he signs up for her pottery class. Jo comes over and suggests they go to the formal that night. Tess is delighted that Jo wants to go.

Lacey talks to Regina’s mom Gloria and asks her about the necklace but she doesn’t know where Regina got it. Feeling guilty for prying, Lacey offers to help Gloria go through all the condolence letters she’s received.

The Mayor of the town is angry at Kyle that Danny is at the festival and spending time with Jo and Tess. He also accuses him of handling the investigation badly. It’s mentioned that the necklace was in police custody after Tara’s death, then the estate lawyers had it but there’s no record of what happened to it afterwards. They also mention that no murder weapon was found yet but paint was found in the wound on the point of impact.ep5 pc2

Jo and Danny are helping Rico sell pies. Rico is upset with Jo that Danny is helping. Tim, the man who had wanted to keep Danny from the festival shows up and gets in an argument with a woman over Danny’s right to be there. He pushes Danny, who falls and knocks over the pies. Kyle steps in and stops Tim.

Jo tells Rico she’s going to the formal with Danny. He’s surprised and tells her she shouldn’t. Kyle also talks to Danny and tells him he shouldn’t go to the festival either because it will just cause trouble.

Karen talks to Danny’s therapist and tries to find out if it’s possible that her son really is a sociopath.

Danny tells Jo he’s not going to the formal and heads home. Jo is clearly disappointed. As is her mom who points out that Jo was clearly happy about going.

Lacey is going through the condolence notes and finds one that was actually addressed to Regina. Inside is a lot of money and a note saying it’s the finale payment and threatening her not to say anything.

Jo show’s up at Danny’s all dressed up and says how much it would mean to her if he’d go with her to the formal. He agrees and gets dressed. As his mother helps him with his tie she assures him that she will always help him with anything, it’s her job.

Lacey brings the envelope to the festival and considers giving it to Kyle but doesn’t. Danny and Jo show up and the Mayor wants them to leave, but Danny points out that throwing them out will be a much bigger news story then letting them stay and the Mayor reluctantly agrees.

Rico and Jo meet and he says how pretty she looks. She says he looks good too and then turns back to Danny. Rico seems disappointed.

Tess seems ecstatic over how pretty Jo looks and how happy she seems. Danny explains to Kyle that he didn’t come in order to defy him but because Jo wanted him too. As Jo and Danny dance, Tess watches happily, while Rico also watches, clearly upset.

ep5 pc3Danny gets a text message and tells Jo he has to run home for a bit but suggests they meet at the diner. He goes off and meets Lacey. She shows him the letter to Regina, but she doesn’t want to take it to the police immediately in case it had nothing to do with the murder and needlessly tarnishes Regina’s memory. Danny says he refuses to keep it from Jo. He asks why she wanted to meet like this, all alone and then Danny and Lacey kiss.

Jo talks to Rico and invites him to the diner, but he says no and instead asks how she could trust Danny after all the times he’s lied to them. He leaves for home.

At home Kyle and Tess argue. He feels she’s not on his side and is allowing herself to be charmed by a sociopath. She says Jo has been happier then she has in years and accuses Kyle of taking his inability to solve the case out on her, Tess.

Karen walks out on a pier overlooking a lake. She takes out the necklace and looks at it and then throws it into the water.ep5 pc4 Unbeknownst to her, Rico is watching from a distance.

At the diner Jo is excitedly waiting for Danny. Danny comes in with Lacey and Jo looks disappointed. Danny and Lacey sit down with her and start to tell her about the letter to Regina.

Archie’s Alibi

Question: Was Archie telling the whole truth about his relationship with Regina?

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Something about Archie’s new alibi doesn’t’ quite add up. At first he claimed to have been home all night but after Danny confronted him about borrowing Scott’s car that night, Archie confessed to meeting with the couch of a rival soccer team that evening. Lacey then confronted him about the DVD Regina made of him playing soccer and he said she made it for him to help because her uncle was the athletic director at the school. However three things don’t quite add up.

1. Admittedly Regina was a very outgoing and flirty girl. She didn’t hesitate to let people know when she found someone attractive. She was pretty forthright. Yet she doesn’t seem dumb. If you were trying to show off a guy’s soccer skills in a DVD to help him get a spot on a team you would not put in captions talking about his attractiveness and calling him things like ‘delicious’, it doesn’t make sense and certainly not something you’d want to show your uncle.

2. Why did she still have the DVD in her possession? If Archie went out to talk to the people that night, wouldn’t she have already given the video to her uncle?

3. Lacey asks him why he didn’t tell her about the meeting with the coach. To which he responds that he didn’t want to tell anyone, not even his parents, until he was sure it would work out. And yet he told Regina? Why? Just because her uncle was the athletic director? That was unlikely to have much effect on the school’s decision. Possibly he asked her about her uncle to figure what kind of guy he was, but it still comes off as strange that he talked to her about it when he didn’t even tell his parents he might be switching schools.

I definitely think Archie could still have been having some kind of affair with Regina. Either way I still think there are some major unanswered questions involving him, Regina and his alibi. He was meeting with the coach that night, but he had the car all night. What else might he have done? I doubt Archie is the killer, but he could know more then he’s letting on.

What do you think?

The Necklace, Part II

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Since my previous post about the necklace, we’ve learned a bit more about it, which further complicates the question of whether or not Regina’s necklace and the aunt’s necklace are one in the same and how she got it. One of the conversations in the police station mentioned a very interesting fact about Tara’s necklace; that it was in her purse at the time of her death.

When the police arrived at the scene of Tara’s murder, the necklace was in her purse. Danny could not have taken the necklace at that point. We don’t know the exact timeline of how soon after the murder Danny was arrested, but given the fact he confessed to his two friends immediately after allegedly committing the crime, he was probably arrested pretty quickly. I don’t know the rules of parole for a child, especially after he confessed. Would he have had an opportunity after the murder to remove the necklace, after the police had already determined that it was in Tara’s purse? If so did he hide it somewhere? Maybe in the fort and that’s why he was so shocked to see Regina with it? But what possible motive would he have to put so much effort into hiding a necklace assuming he did somehow have opportunity?

If Danny could not have hidden the necklace after the police came on the scene then that leaves a couple of options. The necklace would have ended up back in the custody of Danny’s parents’ wouldn’t it? Unless one of the police stole it (for instance, Kyle). If the necklace was in Karen and Vikram’s custody, how could they have lost track of it so badly that it ended up in Regina’s possession? Maybe the necklace was worth a good bit and Vikram pawned it along with other items due to their money issues?

There’s still the possibility that Regina’s necklace is not the same one the aunt had, but if so the question would still remain how did Danny end up with the aunt’s necklace? Karen doesn’t seem to have given it to him on his return (and it would have been bizarre if she had done). So if the Karen and her husband had the aunt’s necklace all this time, and Regina’s necklace is a different one, wouldn’t Karen know they were different necklaces as Regina got the necklace 5 – 6 months ago, and Danny would only have taken the aunt’s necklace away from his mother a few weeks ago. So if the necklaces were different I’d think Karen would be much less suspicious of Danny’s motives in the current situation. But she clearly thinks they’re the same.

The last possibility I thought of was falling back on the Tara-was-his-real-mother theory. If Tara was Danny’s real mother and not Karen, it’s possible his dad gave him the necklace (would someone in juvie be allowed a personal item like a necklace?) or set it aside for him and possibly Karen didn’t know.

I’m honestly more and more coming to the conclusion that necklaces are actually one in the same. Which leaves us with one very important question, how did Danny get it?

What do you think?

Fan Theory #2

Submitted By: Triauna

Fan Theory: I’ve commented a lot on my theories on here and I do a lot of brainstorming so I always come up with more. My friends and I always debate on everything involved around this show and for those who watch Pretty Little Liars, I believe that it will be dragged out. So my friend is going for the more obvious suspects, like Danny and the guys he is having problems with but to be more technical, that’s what they want us to think. Yeah Danny’s hiding something but is he the main suspect? I don’t think so…and we may not know till seasons later but it’s okay. I believe the mom is suspicious, for example, a lot of people failed to comment on her relationship with the principle, yeah it may be because she wanted him back in school but did they ever say that’s why?

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Danny and His Mother

Question: What exactly is going on between Danny and his mother?

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Karen Desai is a very intriguing character. She vacillates wildly between being cool, calm and in control and seeming like she’s barely keeping a handle on things. One of the most interesting aspects of her character however, is her relationship with Danny, which is strained to say the least.

Danny and Karen have an extremely interesting relationship, one that’s hard to completely understand at this point in the show. Just the way he says the word ‘mother’ sounds pointed and he’s definitely not very open with her (for instance, he’s much more communicative to Jo, even though his mother seems to be trying very hard to support him). When she tells him she was only trying to protect him, he yelled at her that he doesn’t need protection. He keeps pushing her away. When she asked about the photographs, he said not now and walked off, while whenever Jo demands answers he stays and tries to talk things through with her.

Danny has implied in the past Karen was more concerned with appearances and status then what’s best for him. So the strain in their relationship could just be chalked up to that and the fact that Danny’s been away for five years and living with his parent at this point is hard and he doesn’t exactly know how to act around her. After all, he is sometimes fairly nice to her and is polite as long as the conversation stays general.

But there are a couple of things that raises questions. The way in which he calls her ‘mother’, which can be compared to his calling her ‘mom’ in a much more natural voice in this week’s episode when he was trying to plead with her. I have read one theory in which someone suggested Karen might not be his real mother. This is a possibility since we don’t know exactly how long Danny’s family has lived in Green Grove, they could have moved there after he was born. Someone has also suggested that Tara was his real mother (the result of his Dad having an affair with Tara), which is a possibility though Tara was his father’s sister….which definitely would provide a pretty dark motive for murder and explain why the lie about Karen being his mother…however I’m not sure it’s a motive an eleven year old would really understand and so if that is the motive I don’t see Danny actually being guilty.

Which does lead to the cover-up possibility. Maybe Karen and Vikram both encouraged Danny to take the fall for one of them. Maybe Danny partially blames Karen’s need for good appearances for this, after all he certainly seems resentful of her past fondness for status.

On the couple of occasions Karen and Danny have talked about Tara, it’s seemed just a little off. For example it seems perfectly natural and understandable, that Danny would want to get rid of any photos of the woman he murdered. And yet Karen seemed to find it so bizarre that he had removed them all. And while he has talked about ‘his fault’ for what happened and ‘what he’s done’, he has yet to say point blank to her that he killed or murdered Tara.

Whatever is going on however, I get the strong impression that there’s at least some secret that Danny and his mother share. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the importance she used to place in appearances and status likely escalated events and contributed to what happened to the aunt (whether it was her turning a blind eye or hiding the truth).

What do you think?