Fan Theory: The Mayor started to act weird when the case started to turn into another direction. It’s almost as he’s trying to hide something. I believe Vikram, the Mayor, and another party are responsible for soliciting young girls. Nobody in town, not even Danny or Karen knew they were coming back home so it’s just by accident Danny took the fall. Regina’s death is only a ploy to deflect media attention from the true plot. Besides, Vikram isn’t dead.
In the case of Tara, I truly believe Tara found out Tess and Vikram’s affair and was going to rat them out. Danny over heard them and as he watched stunned as Tess choked Tara. To prevent the information ever coming out. Tess is too chill for my liking. Danny being old enough to understand, took the blame because he knew how much the information would hurt Jo. Which is why he can’t tell Lacey and Jo the truth.
Archie, oh Arcie, he just loves the spotlight due to him lacking or needing the affection. He’s always out of town, or taking a break. It makes me wonder if he’s involved with Vikrams and the Mayors little ‘ring’. Blech! Archie the attention hogger he feels threatened by Danny and tries to sabotage him any way he can. Psshhh!! Pretend Archie Alpha.
Who killed Regina? The same person screening her calls and text. Nobody receives $2000 just for the hell of it.
Fan Theory: Main Theory – Remember when Danny said he couldn’t tell Jo why he killed his aunt because he’s protecting her? Jo’s father seems quite adamant on pinning the crime on Danny. This leads me to believe the following things:
Tess killed Tara. Kyle may’ve had an affair with Tara, and furious, Tess killed her in a rage. Kyle finds out, and he and his wife convince Danny to take the blame. This could explain why he’s so hell-bent on Danny killing Regina. He fears that his family’s secret could be exposed with Danny returning and sending him to jail for life would be the only way to keep it totally safe. Tess tries to be nice to him in order to make sure her secret is safe.
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?
Question: What exactly is going on between Danny and his mother?
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).
Fan Theory: I think Danny’s father is still alive and Danny is covering, whether his father killed Regina or not. It’s possible since his body hasn’t been recovered. So until they find his body or evidence that he’s dead I’m going to stick with my theory that Danny’s dad killed Regina to protect his friend.
There’s something about Lacey that really draws me to her as a suspect. If one of the core three is guilty, I’m inclined to suspect her the most.I have a very hard time of buying either Danny or Jo as Regina’s killer, and while I’m not completely sold on Lacey as guilty either, she would definitely be in my top three suspects list.
But first to start off discussing her as the possible killer of Tara Desai:
First off, if Danny is covering for anyone in the murder of his aunt, Lacey so far is my top choice. Of course we’re only two episodes in, maybe in another two Danny and Lacey will have a conversation that will completely clear her. So far however only Danny and Jo have had conversations that would make no sense if he were covering for Jo, but he and Lacey interestingly enough haven’t.
Furthermore the show has shown there’s some attraction between the two. In the pilot episode for example they had an almost almost-kiss. What’s connecting these two specially? Why is Lacey more open to him then she has been to Jo in the past five years? Is it because the two are the only ones who share the biggest secret of their lives, the truth of Tara Desai’s murder?
Also, as I’ve mentioned before, the opening scene of the pilot does not exclude either Lacey or Jo as suspects in the aunt’s killing. Firstly because we saw it in the form of Jo’s dream and as such it’s unreliable (I’d love to see Lacey’s version of that day), and secondly we have no idea what was happening before the two started playing on the swing set. Maybe they’d only been on the swings a few minutes. Maybe Lacey had been inside before then? Maybe she killed the aunt and left Danny alone in the house with the body?
Now as for Lacey possibly being Regina’s killer:
I’m honestly not sure I can really see this. And yet at the same time a part of me thinks it would make a lot of sense if Lacey was really a sociopath. We know she broke off her friendship with Jo and made herself into one of popular crowd, so we already know that to a certain extent she can adapt to the situation on hand and fit in with different groups of people. Which gives us more evidence that she might be a sociopath (able to mimic human emotions) than any other character in the show so far.
A possible motive for her murdering Regina isn’t obvious to me, unless she killed Tara Desai as well, and Regina really did know this, and Lacey felt she had to kill Regina to protect the truth. Given Phoebe’s story of why her friendship with Regina broke up, Regina doesn’t seem like the kind of person you want to trust with your secrets nor someone whose friendship you can rely on to stay strong.
I’m definitely not committed to Lacey as guilty of murder. But she’s certainly an interesting suspect.
I’ve been reading a lot of people’s theories for Twisted. Below are my current three favorite theories. Not necessarily because I believe them, but because I think they’re clever and thinking outside the box.
1. Regina Didn’t Send the Text Messages
The theory is that it wasn’t actually Regina who sent those messages to Danny, but it was her killer. One of the reasons I love this theory so much, is while I’m not sure I believe it, I love that it directly contradicts something the show wants us to assume and that all the characters accept; which is something every good mystery will at some point have: a fact that seems so obvious we assume it to be true, only to have it get pulled out from under us. Normally I would give some examples of this, but it’s rather hard to do so without giving away giant spoilers.
Danny is surprised she has his number and asks in his text how she got it. She responds someone gave it to her but never says who. Her messages are all a bit off. She calls him ‘hot stuff’ instead of socio in the first text. Which fits Regina’s nature but does make one wonder. Was someone trying to sound like Regina? Was Regina already dead?
2. Jo’s Dream in the Pilot Might Not Be an Accurate Recollection of the Day Danny Killed His Aunt
We already know Jo and Lacey have differing recollections of that day as they disagree on the color of the jump rope (Lacey said it was yellow, while Jo said red). We assume Jo’s is the correct memory because it’s the one we saw. That doesn’t mean it really happened that way. Like the first theory I like this one because the show expects us to trust that memory. Whether we really should though is a whole other matter.
3. One of Jo’s Drunken Comments about Regina and Danny Got Regina Killed
When Danny brings Jo home to her parents from Regina’s party, she’s very drunk and tells them about her conversation with Regina concerning Danny, making it very clear Regina is interested in him. Personally I already like the idea of one of the Masterson’s being responsible for the murder (though I prefer Tess as the killer by a small margin) but what I really like about the idea of Jo unknowingly letting slip the information which then resulted in the murder is how it would mean there was a significant clue set up in the very first episode of the show. Also as far as the adult characters go, while Karen Desai might seem like an attractive suspect, there’s really no interaction with her and the events of that evening. Regina’s death seemed unplanned and as a result of immediate circumstances. Something she said or did set someone off. Like Jo telling her parents (one of whom might have been having an affair with Regina) about her pursing Danny?