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Twisted Review: Everybody Lies

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Okay, what just happened?!? No really, I've watched the ending of Twisted Season 1 Episode 19 multiple times.

"Lightning Crashes" is a beautiful song by the way. And then there was the gunshot...

Let's attempt to break it all down.

This episode started off very Mark Wahlberg in Fear-like as I mentioned in my review of Twisted Season 1 Episode 18. From the shrine of photos of Jo... to the fake beating... then creepily doing his push ups, it was so very Marky Mark circa 1990s. Then Charlie kidnapped Jo and she tried to pull the whole "If you love me you won't kill me" bit.

C'mon, Jo, haven't you ever seen a horror movie?

Starting from the beginning, Jo and Danny finally confessed. Danny also confessed to more than just accidentally killing Vikram. That's right: he told Jo he had feelings for her. Oh yeah, oh yeah! It finally happened! Was anyone surprised after how close they got this season?

Jo: When you go through something so awful with someone, it just makes it seem like they're the person who can understand you.
Rico: Yeah, and you push each other away to avoid confronting it but there's like this incredible bond.
Jo: Exactly.

They decided to meet up to discuss it further but that's when Charlie showed up and chloroformed Jo. Seriously, where do these people even buy chloroform? But that's beside the point.

Jo woke up on a mattress in a shack upstate. Charlie had taken her phone and texted Chief Masterson she was at the diner with Rico but Danny knew something was up. With help from Lacey and Rico, they set out to save Jo and left Chief Masterson a message.

By the time everyone showed up, Jo had found out that Aunt Tara was Charlie's mom. That's why he ended up in juvie, to kill Danny. Then he found out the truth about Vikram and wanted to kill him.

WHOA plot twist! But it didn't end there. Moments after Kyle had the gun pointed at Charlie, Tess busted in. She had gone to find the doctor who delivered her baby and figure out who Vikram really gave it to. Turns out, Charlie was that baby.

So are we all to conclude at this point that Vikram killed Aunt Tara to protect the secret that Charlie was Tess's baby? Why would she threaten to reveal that in the first place? I have a feeling that Tess is lying and the father wasn't just some guy from a bar, but Vikram himself. 

Either way, Jo and Charlie are siblings. Charlie is in love with Jo and they made out. ABC Family...incest is not best. What is this Pretty Little Liars with Melissa Hastings and Jason DiLaurentis? 

Then the gunshot went off. Who got shot? The only likely candidate is that Kyle shot Charlie to loosen his grip on Jo and save her. 

Last plot twist: Jack, Whitney, and Charlie were all in on it together. They moved the body and then Charlie went rogue. That father-daughter scene at the end was just creepy. I get the vibe that Jack was wronged by Vikram and wanted retribution in some way, maybe in the form of a nice house and sharing millions with Karen Desai? 

Basically everyone wanted to take down Vikram and he was an awful man who still wreaks havoc even after his death. How awesome was that scene of Karen and Tess destroying his desk? That must've been fun to shoot!

So what did you think of the second half of Twisted season 1? I think it varied a lot from the first half, but I have to say I personally liked it better. Vote below on your feelings about the finale and then sound off in the comments. 

 

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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That was an amazing episode. True to it's name, the show has become very twisted. Like you, I watched the ending at least 20 times now. Tess has been lying the whole time. Is it really a stretch to believe that she lied about the baby's gender? However, Vikram could have told her it was a girl when she delivered. Anyways, they need to renew! With that season finale, I can't wait to see what the writers can come up with for next season.

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It what world could Tess have a baby and not know if it was a girl or a boy? The distinguishing bits are, well... distinguishing. (See S01E15 Danny Indemnity... she specifically says she had a girl that she gave up for adoption) The writers of these two episodes might want to consider consulting with each other before they throw contradictory plot twists into twisted. Unless we're supposed to believe Charlie is her second hidden pregnancy... in which case I suppose the "daughter" will end up being Whitney. I get it, I'm watching a teenage melodrama, but is continuity asking too much?

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@ DavidKep

She didn't see the baby Vikram told her it was a girl when it was really a boy.

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@ DavidKep

maybe she was out of it in the hospital...drugged up??

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lol danny didnt kidnap Jo

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@ nateddog

thank you! think i got delirious writing this haha

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@ Leigh Raines

hey i understand this episode was bonkers

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@ nateddog

also ABC better renew this..they cancel ALL their good shows

Twisted Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

No matter how angry I get at you, at Jo, it always comes back to the friendship.

Lacey [to Danny]

I want him to prove to you and to the rest of the world that he's not his father.

Jack [about Danny]
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