Twisted Review: The Haunting

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Perhaps this week's episode of Twisted should've been the one titled "Sleeping with the Frenemy" and not last week's?

Yes, Lacey crossed nemesis lines in "The Fest and the Furious," sharing a passionate kiss that is sure to piss off possessive boyfriend Archie.

Speaking of... where was good ol' Grey Damon this week? Filming his new CW drama?

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Jo isn't going to be very happy when she learns about that smooch either. It's so obvious she's falling for Danny. It's the oldest story in the world - and no I'm not about to quote Nathan Scott. What I mean is, how many times do you hear about or see a movie about childhood besties who grow up and fall in love? It's too bad this is turning into more of a love triangle than a date with destiny.

I mean, c'mon, Jo actually took off that ugly mustard colored sweater and put on a dress. Doesn't Danny realize she has feelings for him? The rest of us do, especially Tess and Kyle Masterson. By the way, I love when Kyle talks about presenting a united front in their parenting skills. It's not his fault, but I will always picture him as the coke-snorting Captain Archibald from Gossip Girl.

So I graded tonight's episode a little lower than usual only because it feels like we are really dragging our feet on the main issues. I know we finally have some new evidence and Rico witnessed something huge, but all in all it's mostly the same. Everyone in town is mean to Danny, Jo is his only friend, the necklace is the focal point and tension abounds.

Can we just all admit that Danny as Regina's murderer is just too easy? Jo put it best when she simply stated:

Why would Danny kill Regina and then take the one thing that would make him look guilty? | permalink

We all know Danny has the necklace, but I don't think he killed Regina. I think the person who murdered Regina is the one who sent her that note and I'm guessing it might be someone we haven't met yet... maybe Chris Zylka, who has been photographed on set? My bet's on someone brand spanking now who will shake up Green Grove even more. Also, how dumb does Lacey have to be to not give that evidence to the police? Now Danny's fingerprints are all over it and Jo's will be too.

What do you guys make of Karen throwing the necklace in the river? Town resident attacking Danny: crazy or justified? Will Danny and Lacey extend into a full fledged love triangle with Jo?


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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (39 Votes)

I don't think Danny killed regina. Too obvious. He's being set up. I don't even believe he killed his aunt. The science of it doesn't make sense. I hate that the sheriff is so blinded by Danny that he isn't doing a proper investigation. I can respect it more if he was solid and by the book. The entire town being organized against a teenage boy is ridiculous. If they really feared him they wouldn't treat him that horribly. That townsman was out of line and I would have pressed charges.


Liked this episode. It's more of a love quadrangle. Danny likes Lacey, Jo likes Danny, and Rico likes Jo. I can probably identify more with Jo but despite my love/frustration relationship I have with Lacey I do like that she's been realistic with her hesitancy to let Danny in. Kylie plays it well, not flat out bitchy or mean but scared and vulnerable and cautious all the while knowing she can't quite stay away. It's enough to make me think that those two were just starting to have that kind of romantic chemistry before he went away. I like the idea of them even though I hate that it hurts Jo. I don't think Lacey is less deserving of his attention because of how she has been behaving. I think the relationships are just complicated. I also think Danny is aware of Rico's affection for Jo and wouldn't dare impede on that. Their kissing was expected as it's been building since the pilot.


The chemistry between Danny and Lacey is off the charts! I can totally see how Danny is attracted to the less accessible girl. Lacey is more guarded because she has more to lose; Jo was an outcast and Danny actually might HELP her social life. How would you react if your childhood friend returned from 5 years in jail after being convicted of murder? Probably more like Lacey than like Jo. I do wish they would raise the stakes on the mystery factors -- the revealing and exploration of clues and progress on the mystery is really slow. Also need more scenes where the audience can take not of Danny's moral ambiguity.

Anna maria

I LOVED this show in the beginning, but the last two eps have been very boring..the only interesting parts this week were Danny and Lacey, they have so much chemistry, although a bit out of the blue on her part, and his mom wondering about him being a sociopath and throwing away the necklace, witnessed by Rico! What keeps me going is not knowing if he's innocent or a sociopath, faking all of his charm and emotions, the show should explore this more, like it did in the first eps, making him seem sweet in one moment and creepy the next. Jo's stating to annoy me, her blind trust and crush on Danny seems excessive, especially since he clearly likes Lacey and it makes her dad look really bad! Why did she have to force him to go to the thing, when she could have simply gone with Rico? I felt really bad for him, Rico, he's so nice..

Sarah silva

I know Leigh said Grey just wanted to make sure Spindae new it was Grey Damon.

Sarah silva

I really enjoyed this episode!
I love the one lines that Danny and Joe and even Rico have.
Joe will be super upset when she finds out that Danny and Lacey kissed,
I still think there is something up with Rico.
I still think that there are 2 necklaces, Danny's aunts which is the one he had and the one Regina had. The killer got a duplicate of the necklace in order to try and frame Danny as she got it a few months before he was released. I still say that Archie (played by Grey NOT Greg Damon) killed Regina.


It feels kind of wrong that Jo is doing so much for Danny and Lacey is basically telling him to take a hike, yet Lacey is the one Danny wants.
The one character who I think is so frustrating and annoying is the dad/sheriff. He refuses to accept that maybe Danny didn't do this and is ready to burn him at the stake. I had to laugh out loud when he said that Danny took the jump rope and strangled his aunt. I'm sorry but I still don't buy that a little kid could over power an adult. He is sort of a joke of a cop.


This is the first episode where I'm suspense of Rico. Poor Jo I think Danny does know she has feelings for him and is using that to keep her on his side. She's going to end up with a broken heart and no friends.


It'd be better at a quicker pace.

Spindae 2o

I love the dynamic of the SHOW! The Multiple-relationships are really working well!
Danny-Joe-Lacey,Danny-Lacey-Greg Damon character, Danny-Jo-Nerd guy. It's quite real and believable! Danny didn't kill Regina, but he met up with her for sure. The killer could be anyone and I believe that will be the main focus in this first season.
But I hope they give us some flashbacks to the day Danny's aunt was killed. And tease us with some possible killers. And I hope that Danny is really a bit psycho. Not every main character has to be Elena Gilbert Tremendous and good. Make him bad! ! ! ! !

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Twisted Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Maybe I'm not a town community kind of girl anymore.


Why would Danny kill Regina and then take the one thing that would make him feel guilty?