Recap S1 E11: Out with the In-Crowd

ep11 pc1Lacey go to school where everyone is pointing and talking about the video.

Jo is spending the day at home, ignoring Danny’s texts. Kyle tries to talk to her about it but she says she just needs to take a day off from everything.

Karen and Danny talk about having to get him into another school so he won’t be violating his patrol and Danny offers to get a job in the meantime to help pay the bills.

Lacey’s friends are ignoring her and she remembers a time with Regina when they weren’t talking to Phoebe and Regina tells them about a fight the two had in which she says Phoebe scratched her arm.

Lacey tries to talk to Archie and apologize to him about Danny, but Archie is still hurt.

Rico talks to Jo and says how much the video has messed up Lacey’s life but Jo says she no longer cares.

Danny meets Lacey outside of school and says he’s going over to Jo’s house to make things better and asks Lacey to come with him.

The PI Marilyn Rossi insists Kyle drag the lake again and says that investigating Marna Inc and the missing town hall files is a waste of time. Kyle hasn’t yet told her about Karen having been the one who threw the necklace away.

Danny and Lacey try to apologize to Jo but she is furious at their lying. Danny tries to take the blame away from Lacey but Jo says she’s sick of his excuses. Lacey lets slip that Rico also knew about the video and Jo tells them all to leave.

Kyle suggests the Masterson family all go out to a movie and Jo agrees.

Karen asks her boss for some overtime and he agrees and gives her a project to work on.

Jo runs into Tyler at the movie theater and he invites her to come over to his house and hang with his friends. She asks her parents for permission and leaves with him.

Danny sneaks into Lacey’s room and encourages her to crash a party the soccer team is throwing, saying he has a plan to fix things for her.

Rico drops by the Masterson’s to get his backpack and Tess suggests he wait for Jo to come home.

Lacey goes to the diner where the soccer party is. Her friends and Archie all cold shoulder her but she refuses to leave. She sends a text to Danny, who says he’ll be by in five and instructs her to say exactly what they rehearsed.

ep11 pc2Danny shows up at the party and picks a fight with Archie, who makes a veiled threat that insinuates he had something to do with Cole and the poisoning. Lacey stands up and publicly tells Danny that hooking up with him was her stupidest mistake and that she wishes he had never come back to town. Danny leaves. Later Archie comes over to her and she apologizes for everything again and this time he accepts it. She asks Archie about what he said earlier and he admits he and Scott poisoned Cole to get Danny off the team. Lacey sees Cole getting a text message and then leaving.

Tyler and Jo watch a movie together and joke around. Then they kiss and start to get intimate but Jo stops and leaves. Before she leaves Tyler tells her he’s crazy about her and that she has to move on from Danny.

Kyle gets a call from the police station and leaves abruptly.

Cole and Danny meet up and Cole finally admits that Archie must have poisoned him.

Danny gets a text from Jo asking to meet her at the park.

Cole comes back to the party and accuses Archie. Archie denies it but Lacey says he just confessed the poisoning to her. Cole quits the team. Lacey also tells Sarita it’s unfair to use Regina to shame her and then walks out.

Karen shows her boss some errors in his paper work that proves he’s been doing some dishonest financing and Karen threatens to tell the IRS.

Danny meets up with Jo who says she loves him and asks if he could ever feel the same way. He says he would never risk their friendship for that and then admits he still has feelings for Lacey.

At the police station Kyle is told they found Regina’s murder weapon in the lake and that Danny’s finger prints are all over it. Rossi presses for Danny to be arrested immediately. Kyle calls Tess and tells her about the discovery.

ep11 pc3Jo goes back to Tyler’s house and starts making out with him and the two sleep together. Afterwards she tells him it was her first time.

Danny comes home to find Karen packing their bags. She tells him the murder weapon was found with his prints and he’s shocked. She says she has money now and they’ll be alright if they run. He agrees.

Jo comes home and Rico apologies for lying. They hug and then he says he loves her and tries to kiss her but she rejects him and Rico leaves.

Phoebe visits Lacey and says she believes her about Archie. They look at an old picture of Regina with the scratch on her arm but Phoebe denies ever doing it. She remembers Regina getting out of a car with the scratch still bleeding. Phoebe didn’t see who was driving a car but Regina had stated it was a woman and Phoebe remembers a Connecticut license plate.

We see the same car in the present, being driven by Rossi. She and Kyle show up at the Desai ep11 pc4house to arrest Danny. They see Karen’s packed backs and Kyle asks her how she knew they were coming. Danny has already left the house.

Alone, Tess makes a phone call to Vikram and tells him something very bad is happening and it’s time for him to come home.

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Fan Theory #8

Submitted By: Lia

Fan Theory: Fan Theory: Tess killed Regina. A couple of episodes Tess told Karen that she was still seeing Vickram while Karen was dating him. Well, what if Tess is still seeing him? After all they never did find his body. I think Vickram faked his own death and is working with Tess behind Karen’s back. I also suspect that Vickram was blackmailing Regina to keep quiet about Tess’ affair and was also possibly blackmailing Karen.

Also, Danny did not kill his aunt. I can’t quite put my finger in this one, but I do like the idea of the killer being vickram or Tess. There are still a few pieces I’m trying to put together because I think the answer to the big question will be very complicated, but that’s my theory-at least for now!:)

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Recap S1 E7: We Need To Talk About Danny

ep7 pc1At soccer practice the coach talks about the big game that weekend. He switches Danny to defense and puts Cole, a teammate who has befriended Danny, into offense.

Jo has a dream about Danny sneaking into her room and kissing her. She wakes up, realizing Rico was right, she does have a crush on Danny.

Karen apologizes again to Danny and the two patch things up a bit. She tells him she has a job interview that day. He leaves to meet Cole for a workout.

Jo asks her mom about Vikram, Tess says he was a lot like Danny, complex but fun and outgoing. She also admits they hadn’t talked much since Tara’s death.

Lacey asks her friends about Regina’s Connecticut boyfriend but they don’t know anything. Phoebe’s brother Tyler comes by and invites them to a party in the graveyard.

Jo admits to Rico that she’s crushing on Danny and wants to stop and he says she has to stop obsessing about everything Danny-related.

Lacey and Jo meet up at their old fort. They discuss the possibility that Regina and Vikram were having an affair and then wonder if Vikram was murdered and Regina knew about it. Lacey suggests that Tara and Regina’s deaths were related and Jo suggests Lacey try asking Danny about his reasons for killing his aunt.ep7 pc2

Lacey sends Danny a text to meet and asks him about five years ago. He expresses his frustration over her mixed signals and says how often he thinks about their kiss. Lacey walks away.

Kyle has the police combing the lake looking for the necklace.

At soccer practice the coach announces that Cole has come down with food poisoning and won’t be able to play in the game tomorrow. He moves Danny back to offense. Archie makes a comment implying Danny might have something to do with the poisoning and the teammates start to look at him suspiciously.

At his pottery class with Tess, Danny talks to her about girls and admits to having feelings for someone (though he assures her it’s not Jo). Tess’s advice is that he just be there for her and show her he’s not giving up. He receives a text from the coach and has to leave.

The coach tells Danny evidence was found in the locker room that Cole was purposefully poisoned and points out that Danny was the last person to see Cole and complaints have been coming in. He tells Danny he’s going to let him resign from the team quietly.

Outside Jo runs into Danny and she sees that he’s really very upset but he doesn’t want to talk about it. Tyler comes up and asks Jo to come to his party. When he mentions that Lacey is going to be there, Danny accepts for the both of them. Rico tries to talk Jo out of going she insists she has to because Danny was so upset and Rico accuses her of not really trying to get over Danny.

Kyle runs into Karen at the diner who is upset about not getting the job. He tries to make her feel better and she seems to grow a little warmer towards him.

At Tyler’s party, Archie and Lacey argue. Jo and Danny show up. Jo suggests to Lacey that they confront Danny together about his aunt and Lacey agrees. Danny runs into the team and he tells them he quit for personal reasons.

Karen and Kyle are having a pleasant dinner together and she tells him how much she used to envy his marriage to Tess.

ep7 pc3Lacey and Jo confront Danny. He tells them about being forced to quit the team and accuses Archie, but he refuses to talk about Tara. After the girls tell him about the apartment being under Vikram’s name he walks off.

Jo follows Danny, and he tells her that Tara and his dad hated each other for some reason dating back to childhood but he doesn’t know more. He says Tara was going to destroy his family and ruin his life, and assures Jo that she did have the power to do that. When Jo asks how Danny is protecting her, Danny begs her not to make him tell her, that he just wants her to be happy and safe. He asks her to please let him protect her. Danny also admits his dad stopped visiting him in juvie sometime before Vikram went missing so he doesn’t know anything about the apartment or Regina.

Sarita meets Lacey and tells her everyone has gone to the diner. She also says she knows Lacey is hanging out with Jo and Danny. She says she won’t tell anyone but that Lacey has to choose which group she wants to be friends with.

Lacey meets Danny at Tara’s grave. Danny says he’s realized he’ll never get over what happened, will never have a normal life and will probably never be happy. Lacey says he will be happy and the two start to make out. But she looks at the grave and freaking out, runs off. She heads to the diner and tells Archie they have to talk.

Jo and Tess talk and Jo tells her mom she has feelings for Danny. After Tess tells her it’s normal for her to have a crush on him, Jo tells her she thinks she’s actually in love.

Danny comes home and his mother tells him that she got the job after Kyle gave a personal recommendation on her behalf. Danny starts to ask her about his father but changes his mind.

Kyle apologies to Tess, who in turn apologies and the two kiss and start to make up.

Jo tries calling Danny but he doesn’t answer.ep7 pc4

Lacey shows up at Danny’s house and tells him she’s broken up with Archie. She comes in and tells him that no one can know, implying they’re going to start a relationship.

A police officer shows up at the Masterson’s house and tells Kyle they’ve found the necklace. Kyle looks pleased.

Recap S1 E6: Three for the Road

ep6 pc1At their old club house, Lacey, Jo and Danny discuss Regina’s letter. They mention that the letter was sent from Connecticut and that Regina dated a guy from there last year, but Lacey doesn’t know anything about him.

Back at his house Danny finds the necklace gone. He confronts his mother about it, who says she got rid of it and in turn demands to know how he had it. Danny says he found it in his locker the day after Regina’s murder. Danny realizes Karen is no longer sure of his innocence and is hurt.

Jo and Rico talk at school, and Rico mentions she seems to have a crush on Danny, which Jo denies.

Danny suggests to Lacey they drive up to Connecticut to visit the apartment the letter was sent from. Jo tells them it’s a stupid idea. She also says she can’t go with them because her dad wouldn’t let her, and reminds Danny that leaving the state will violate his probation.

That night Jo gets a text from Danny saying he is about to leave. Downstairs Jo tries to leave the house telling her dad she’s going to study with Rico but Kyle doesn’t believe her and forces her to stay home. Tess and Kyle are also clearly still angry at each other.

Danny tells his mom he’s going for a drive with Lacey. He’s still hurt; though she tries to assure him she was only trying to help him.

Danny meets Lacey and Jo shows up to come along. Lacey and Jo are clearly less than thrilled to be spending time together.

Karen comes over and visits Tess who, along with Kyle, has discovered that Jo has snuck out and are trying to locate her. Karen suggests that she’s with Danny and Lacey, and Kyle leaves to look for her.ep6 pc2

In the car, Lacey, Jo and Danny reminisce about old times and start to fun but things quickly turn frosty again between Jo and Lacey.

Kyle shows up at school where Rico is studying and asks him about Jo, but Rico doesn’t know where she is and says they didn’t have plans. Kyle is angry that Jo lied to him.

Karen and Tess talk about Vikram, and how he used to have a temper. Karen mentions they had a huge fight his last day, because he was drunk and she didn’t want him to take the boat out. Tess mentions he always was stubborn. Karen admires one of pots Tess made and Tess offers to teach her.

Jo and Lacey start to fight, and Danny tricks them into getting out of the car and locks the doors, not letting them in till they makeup. They give each other a reluctant and insincere apology and get back in the car.

Rico arrives at the police station and asks Kyle if he can hang out to make sure Jo gets back safely.

Tess is helping Karen to make a pot. They discuss how Tess and Vikram used to date back in high school before he and Karen got together. They reminisce about getting high in the old days and Tess mentions she still has a stash.

Danny and the girls arrive at the apartment. They ask the security guard who lives in apartment 413 but he thinks they’re up to something and sends them away. Jo and Lacey start to argue about the past. Jo says there was a birthday party when they were 13, that everyone in the class was invited to but her and she found out Lacey had asked for her not to be. Lacey argues that Jo had been difficult and made everyone miserable, and that she hadn’t wanted to talk with Jo about what happened anymore and had just wanted to have fun. The two girls walk away.

Danny talks to Jo and tells her how much he regrets hurting them both and ruining their friendship. The security guard comes out and threatens to call the police and the three drive off.

ep6 pc3Tess and Karen are now both high and start to talk about high school again. Tess lets it slip that she and Vikram had actually continued to hook up after he started dating Karen. Angry, Karen storms off.

Kyle and Rico talk a little about Jo, Danny and the necklace. Rico gets uncomfortable and tries to leave but Kyle suspects he knows something and gets him to stay.

Danny makes Lacey drive back to the apartment. He wants to go in, but Lacey and Jo both argue against it. He asks them not to bail on him like they bailed on each other and walks off alone, finding a way to sneak into the apartment building.

Kyle presses Rico to tell him what he knows but Rico is worried about hurting Jo and leaves.

Danny finds the apartment 413 and the door is wedged open. He goes in to find it empty. And then the security guard catches him.

Lacey gives Jo a genuine apology for everything and Jo tells her it’s alright. They head into the apartment building to look for Danny and find that the guard isn’t at the front desk. Jo gets on his computer to check the building directory and discovers apartment 413 is registered to Vikram Desai.

Danny is questioned by the guard, who mentions that the last person who had lived in the apartment has been dead for several months. As the guard calls the police to report Danny’s break in, Danny sends Lacey a text to let her know what’s happened.

Jo and Lacey are speculating about Vikram and wondering if he’s really dead. They mention how hurt Danny would be if he found out the apartment was registered to his father because they had been so close. Lacey gets Danny’s text.

Karen comes back to Tess’s and admits to overreacting and that it’s okay about Tess and Vikram. She admits her marriage wasn’t perfect. The two go off to finish the pot.

Jo and Lacey come for Danny and make up a story about Danny trying to find a woman he has a crush on and the guard decides to let them leave.

Rico come back to the police station and says he wants to protect Jo, even if it means hurting her in the short run, and ep 6 pc4he tells Kyle that he saw Karen throwing something in the lake, and it might have been a necklace.

As Danny, Jo and Lacey drive home, Danny expresses his frustration that he risked going back to juvie for nothing. Jo and Lacey exchange glances as they don’t tell him what they found out about his dad.

Regina’s Letter

Question: What was the money for?

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The biggest question raised in this week episode has to have been the letter sent to Regina. It’s the first big clue towards a possible motive. So far all we’ve had to go on was a nebulous connection between been Regina and Tara. Now we have a decidedly threatening note.

While going through the condolence letters sent to Regina’s mother, Lacey found a letter sent to Regina. Inside she found what looked to be, at an estimate, about $1000, and a note that said:

This is your final payment. Deal holds, keep your mouth shut. If you tell anyone… you know what’ll happen.

When I first watched the episode I automatically assumed Regina had done something for someone. I’ve read a lot of theories suggesting maybe Tara and possibly Danny’s father, where involved in some kind of organized crime. How a teenaged girl could have gotten mixed up in that is a little more unclear but it’s a possible explanation for her having the same necklace as Tara (especially if her necklace was a duplicate and not one in the same, something I admit I no longer feel is a strong possibility). However there are other things Regina could have been doing for someone, any sort of illegal activity, shady job or something school related?

But a closer look at the wording of the note seems to suggest a second possibility: blackmail. After all the note states that ‘deal holds’, this sounds more compatible with blackmail as the deal of silence would continue to hold even after the final payment. Was Regina blackmailing someone? While Lacey remembers her friend fondly, there’s no denying the fact that Regina had a very strong personality. And as Phoebe’s story of their falling out showed, Regina could be pretty mean. Honestly blackmail seems does not seem out of the realms of possibility to her.

I also find the amount pretty interesting. The bills were all $100’s, but you can’t see exactly how many bills there are. But look at this picture:

money

You can only really count about the top six and then they get a little hard to distinguish. As you can’t tell for sure, we’ll give some room for error and say the envelope contained somewhere between 10 to 15 bills which would be $1000 – $1500. And honestly that seems much more the amount a high school student would pay, then an adult with a steady job. If Regina were blackmailing someone like Kyle for instance, wouldn’t she have asked for more money? True this is only the final payment, so we can assume this was at most half the payment, possibly less, but couldn’t Kyle or Tess or even Karen be make larger payments?

Edit: It was stated in ‘Three for the Road’ that the letter contained $2000.

What do you think?

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?