Deception Review: Plan B

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It’s always good to have a backup plan, isn't that right, Bowers? We learned this and more on Deception tonight, as the reveals kept flying in "Don't Be a Dummy."

Kyle's In Trouble

The biggest shocks came way of Haverstock, but before getting to Haverstock’s role in everything, I have to commend Deception on slowing bringing Haverstock to the forefront. It’s been a very slow burn, and he came along in small doses until we found him in the center of things. Plus, who doesn’t love John Larroquette?

Kudos to the eagle-eyed readers that brought to light the idea that Haverstock is the real father of Mia. It's true. No Maury dramatics, just the lighter being the clue that brought everything together for Joanna in this case.

It’s interesting how Haverstock has slowly morphed into a man that could bring down everything for the Bowers. He’s part of the FDA; he’s taken out “insurance policies (more on that later); and, now he has a physical link to the Bowers that could mean he has a stake in the fortune through Mia.

He holds the fate of the Bowers in his hands.

Whichever way Haverstock goesm the Bowers need to follow, and if they try to bring him down he could crush them. On one side, the drug they’re developing is worth billions of dollars and Haverstock could be entitled to a piece of the pie. On the other side, the drug has complications, and he could be the fearless man who went against the giant and won,  possessing a winning story with Mia and Vivian and furthering his political career in the process.

The biggest question now remains Haverstock’s insurance policy: the bloody golf club with Edward’s fingerprints. I’m still not completely convinced Edward is the murderer because Haverstock places Julian at that same party.

However, this revelation makes Edward the wild card once again, as Edward follows his own set of morals. He’s willing to send his own family away to California and makes sure he pays for his crime. It’s exciting, wondering how everything with Edward will play out and I'm curious if Will can, or will, manipulate Edward’s moral compass to point towards him.

Edward, and Will indirectly, might be the only one who can bring to light everything about the family without the Bowers or Haverstock getting out in front of the story.

A Few More Thoughts:

  • Haverstock is courting Mia’s boyfriend Kyle. Who clearly works out.
  • For the big reveal last week, Mia didn’t have a very big role to play tonight. She’s mainly trying to process and avoid at this point, but it’s hard to really blame her for wanting some privacy and peace.
  • Joanna is nearly useless to the story at this point, and she is mostly just around to further arouse Sofia’s suspicions. it would be great to see as more than a conduit for flashbacks and relaying of information again.
  • Any guesses how Teo Agrasar will play out to the story?


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (37 Votes)

I agree Joanna is a poor cop she could had gotten herself killed in that apartment. She's to short and skinny to be without backup. I really hate that Sophia she is such a bitch and I think she had Vivian killed because she wanted to take Mia and am I the only that thinks Kyle sould be in jail for sleeping with an underage girl.


I really hope the writers wake up because they are at the edge of the cliff. This show has such potential and yet it veers off into directions that are unfathomable. Why on earth would they waste such good talent with this poor writing and dialogue.
The story is really good. Some of the actors are really strong. The writing and the dialogue is outlandish.
Who is in charge of this train wreck? I see first hand how disjointed things are with how Joanna's character is a trained police officer, but keeps acting as though she does not have the skills of Nancy Drew. Come on people, what cop would go into an apartment like she did with the risk of danger and no back up, further no search warrant. @Blu - I agree wholeheartedly about Meagan Good. I really like her as an actress, but she is not delivering the goods in this role. In one minute she is a strong cop and in another minute she is green. I want her to do well, but the writing is making it very hard for this to take place. Somehow I think that Mia is going to be a breakout star. She has something special when she is onscreen. I hope that they put her more with Larroquette. He is the strongest actor on the show - It would be a nice twist if Mia ended up killing him. It would be poetic justice for all the seedy things that the Senator has done throughout his career. Writers, Directors, Actors, Crew - PLEASE Get better - otherwise this show will have no other choice than to go off the cliff and be cancelled.


I like watching the show but it isn't necessarily suspenseful. There is a predictability to it that drives me mad because it doesn't have to be that way. Eighty percent of the time I feel like I can deduce what is going to happen. I love M. Good. I really do but she's the lead, ...she has to do more, have more of a presence than the painfully, cringeworthy, amateur sleuthing that she does. When Sophia makes a bitchy comment and asks why Joanna is even there...I can't even defend her. I'm inclined to agree. If her backstory and her cover story were stronger it would help matters. Edward has become the most fascinating of the bunch. His father too. Sophi still creeps me out at times. Haverstock is interesting although him being mia father was no surprise. And I'd like to see what it's like now that Joanna has moved in with Julian (also no surprise)


I think I'll take a break from this series.


I enjoyed last night show. Joanna has taken a back sit to me in all this drama. Her character is getting too emotional to me to actually solve this murder. See how things develop now that she moved in with Julian. I always enjoy the scenes with Edward and Will. Those two actors feed well off each other. I too don't think Edward actually killed that girl back then. I kinda of feel sorry for Edward now because I really do think he is a good guy that just keeps getting in the drama when not trying too.


I like this show and didn't mind last nights episode at all. I thought it moved the storyline alone nicely..........that being said........... I cannot see how this show can last more than a season or maybe 2 .............hopefully the writers have an ending written and the network will allow the show/series to play out to its final conclusion rather than just cancelling it. (I just hate when a network cancels a series without a conclusion, leaving the views hung out in the wind...grrrrrrr)


i really enjoy this show, hope it doesnt get cancelled


So far this was the worst episode every!!!


Welp, I'm officially done with this show. This is beyond the worst character for someone of Larroquette's reputation to play. I hope the show gets cancelled soon, it's just terribly written, terribly acted and terrible everything.

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Deception Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

Mia: It's unbelievable. Do I have a chip or something?
Joanna: Listen, your parents don't know where you are yet.
Mia: You mean my grandparents?

No everything in here is a violent taste crime.