Vikram and Tess

Question: Why is Tess the one who knows Vikram is alive?

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In the last minute of the mid-season finale, Tess calls Vikram and tells him it’s time for him to come home. Which raises the question, why was Tess and not Karen the one who knew he had faked his death?

It seems unlikely that they would both know. At least unlikely that both are in on the secret together, as they have only recently renewed their friendship and seem to have had no history together that past five years and have openly discussed Vikram’s death. Also it seems unlikely Karen, who is completely devoting herself to her son and would mention several times how hard Vikram’s death has been on him and not share with him the truth.

So if Karen doesn’t know, why does Tess?

There is of course that possibility that Tess and Vikram are having, or have had, an affair. One popular theory is that Jo is Vikram’s daughter, and if that was connected to the reasons he faked his death and (possibly) Regina’s murder, then it might be natural that he and Tess would be working together to keep it a secret.

But it feels like there would have to be more than that to Vikram’s decision to go missing. Tess on the phone to him said ‘it’s time to come home’, which heavily implies they both knew at some point he would return. Besides, the presence of the PI proves there’s much more going on than the true parentage of one teenage girl. She may still be Vikram’s daughter, but there is much more going on below the surface.

Could Tess be involved in Marna Inc. and whatever is happening in Connecticut? Karen also appears to have been, at least somewhat, aware of what her husband was doing in Connecticut, but she has not confided at all in Tess on the subject, which would have seemed natural after Kyle showed her the letter sent to Regina, if she knew Tess had been involved.

So it seems likely that whatever Tess’ involvement with Vikram and/or Marna is, Karen doesn’t know about it.

It’s possible Vikram was forced to confide in Tess. Maybe he needed help to fake his death. Karen has said they were having problems in their marriage, maybe it was because of that Vikram turned to Tess, with whom he had years of history. Or maybe he didn’t trust Karen for another reason? Maybe Tess doesn’t trust her either, and her recent attempts at friendship have been a ploy in order to sound her out for information?

What do you think?

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.

Fan Theory #10

Submitted By: Elisabeth

Fan Theory: I definitely think that Danny’s dad killed Tara. And that Danny took the blame since he was so close to his dad. He knew that his dad would go to jail for the rest of his life, and he didn’t want that. And he probably figured that he would only get juvie if he took the blame for killing Tara. But, I think the reason why Danny’s dad killed Tara is because she might have know about a possible affair between Tess and him. And he did not want that getting out. That would also explain why Danny will not tell Jo why he did it, and why he says that he is ‘protecting’ her. He probably doesn’t want Jo to get hurt finding out about her mom cheating.

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The Moth Balls

Question: Who, if anyone, poisoned Cole?

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With all the mysteries going around Green Grove, who poisoned Cole didn’t seem very important. But after this week’s episode, it was certainly brought into the forefront and created some interesting questions.

We don’t have a whole lot of information. Cole thought he had food poisoning. Moth balls were found in the locker room, which can be used to make someone sick. Only Danny and Cole were in the locker room at that time, or at least so they thought. What Cole ate or drank, that the moth balls could have been put in, we don’t know but given the fact even he is suspicious of Danny now, he must have eaten something.

There are a couple of possibilities of what might have happened.

Obviously, Danny could be a sociopath and have done the deed himself. But you’d have to wonder why he would then throw away a pack of moth balls in locker room? No one would have been suspicious if those hadn’t been found. Well alright, some people might have been. When Cole’s illness was first announced the rest of the soccer team did give Danny a few dirty looks, but Danny never would have been asked to leave the team, the couch never would have gone to the school board and Danny wouldn’t have been expelled. It would have been easy for Danny to just put the moth balls back in his backpack, take them home and dispose of them there. It wouldn’t have raised any questions.

A second possibility is that Regina’s killer poisoned Cole in an attempt to make Danny look guilty, trying to turn people further against him and let him take the fall for Regina’s murder. After all, if Danny is to be believed (which we can’t say for a fact he is) someone already placed the necklace in his locker, possibility in an attempt to frame him. However who, other than the team, knew that Cole had taken Danny’s position on the team? Word could have gotten out but between the decision and poisoning there was less then twenty-four hours. Word would have had to have gotten out fast.

I’d certainly like to know, what caused that one couch to turn Danny in? Did someone say something to him? Was he influenced in any way?

There is a third possibility. A theory that was suggested here by Zack, that Cole truly did have food poisoning and that when Archie heard he decided to plant the moth balls to frame Danny. Honestly this makes a lot of sense to me. First off the moth balls were only found after the couch told the team that Cole was sick and Archie proceeded to make a pointed remark to Danny about being alone with Cole that morning. Secondly he would have motive to really hate Danny after Danny turned the rest of the team against him by forcing him to admit he’d met with a couch from another team. On top of the way he acted throughout the hearing this definitely seems plausible.

What do you think?

Fan Theory #9

Submitted By: Emma

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.

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Fan Theory #7

Submitted By: Afi

Fan Theory: My theory is that Vikram killed Tara and had his son take the fall for it because he is a minor. Danny had no reason to kill his aunt when he was just a child.

And as for Regina, she was killed by Tess. Vikram had a thing with Tess and Regina knew about it. Regina blackmailed Vikram and Tess, hence the messages with the money. Tess somehow found out that Regina was going to tell Danny everything. So, Tess killed Regina to keep it a secret. Tess saw a party with many people as a good night to kill, so she did.

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Marna Inc.

Question: What’s the connection between Marna Inc. and Aunt Tara’s necklace?

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This week we discovered that the apartment in Connecticut is paid for by a bank account that belongs to a realty business named Marna Inc and that this bank account was most likely used to pay off Regina. We also learned that Vikram used to go up to Connecticut, with the full knowledge of his wife who would lie for him and say he was in Manhattan on business.  Up until this point it seemed likely he used the apartment for affairs. However between Karen’s knowledge his trips and the existence of the business, it seems likely there was much more to it.

We do not know for a fact yet, that it was actually Vikram who stayed in the apartment, but it seems likely. And the question still remains, who sent the $2000 to Regina two days before she died?

But one of the most intriguing parts of mystery was that Kyle discovered the logo for the company looked exactly like Aunt Tara’s necklace, which raises some interesting questions.

It definitely links the company to the Desai family, but if it is Vikram’s company why would he use the necklace as the logo? True he might have created the logo before Tara’s death, but why not change it? Wouldn’t he want to forget the woman his son murdered?

Furthermore, Danny told Jo that his father always hated Tara since they were children. So even before her death, why would Vikram want to use her necklace as the symbol of the company?

Danny said the necklace was a family heirloom and very important to Tara. However Tara wasn’t important to Vikram. So perhaps the use of the logo was not so much about Vikram being, for lack of a better word, obsessed with Tara, as much as both he and Tara were obsessed with whatever that necklace stood for.

Of course there’s the possibility that despite appearances the company doesn’t belong to Vikram. In which case it’s still a possibility that the logo is in memory of Tara. And there’s still the fact that Danny assured Jo and Rico that the necklace (and by extension whatever it stood for) had nothing to do with his reasons for killing Tara.

What do you think?