Just when we thought Regina’s murderer was revealed after Karen’s confession, things take a classic ‘Twisted’ turn and we’re back at square one. Who the heck killed Regina?
Danny’s mom has done all she can to make her son’s life as normal as possible since he came back to Green Grove, whether it was going to lead to a bad reputation for her or even time in the slammer. She confessed to murdering Regina on the July 30 episode of Twisted, but just one episode later on August 6, the truth comes out and it wasn’t her — so now who’s the suspect?
Chief Masterson Doesn’t Believe Karen Killed Regina
Although Chief Masterson (Sam Robards) has been anxious to find out who killed Regina, he’s not convinced Karen’s story is true — and I’m not sure I am either.
With the way Karen (Denise Richards) is so willing to admit to being a murderer, it’s easy to think she really did do it. She can talk all she wants, but she’s always super sketchy whenever she talks about anything related to the whole situation, so I’m not buying it.
Chief Masterson has 48 hours until he has to decide whether or not Karen is actually guilty, so he and his assistant are doing all of the investigating they can. In the meantime, Karen is required to stay at the police station until they come to a conclusion.
Despite the fact that Karen is under the gun, Danny (Avan Jogia) knows Chief Masterson is still watching him like a hawk. So, he decides to be honest with Chief Masterson and not only reveal the letter that Lacey (Kylie Bunbury) found addressed from Vikram’s alleged Connecticut apartment, but also that Karen got the necklace from him.
After these two confessions, Chief Masterson wasn’t happy that Danny kept these from him, but he was determined to find out who is the acutal killer, because he knows it wasn’t Karen.
If it was Karen, though, she would be put in jail and Danny would be required by law to move with his next of kin, which is his grandma in Arizona.
Oh no! Danny can’t leave Green Grove!
Danny Realizes What Karen Has Done For Him
As part of the investigation, — and because he doesn’t want to move to Arizona — Danny offers to help Chief Masterson prove where Karen was on the night of Regina’s death by looking into her computer history from that night.
Expecting to find proof she was home and NOT at Regina’s, Danny found some surprising photos of his principal, and that made for some brief awkward time with Chief Masterson…
Danny goes to talk to Principal Tang (Rob Yang) about the photos and where he was on the night of Regina’s death. Of course, Principal Tang says he was at home sleeping, so Danny is still stuck without clues.
But, he does find out that the reason for his mom’s “relationship” with Principal Tang all started so Danny could not only come back to Green Grove after juvie, but also so his life could be as “normal” as possible (if that’s even possible).
Danny runs into Rico (Ashton Moio) after talking with Principal Tang, and he realizes how much his mom loves him for taking all of the heat she has since Danny returned to school. He immediately goes to visit her at the police station.
Karen Retracts Her Confession, But She’s Still Keeping Secrets
Upon his visit, Danny tells Karen to retract her statement because both he and her know she isn’t guilty. She had been worried throughout the entire episode that Danny doesn’t love her as a mom, but he tells her he knows how much she loves him and how much he needs her in his life. It was definitely the sweetest moment the two have shared!
Karen tells Chief Masterson that she is, in fact, not Regina’s killer, and everyone is happy that her part of the case has been resolved.
But, Regina’s killer is still unknown. Karen may seem like she’s off the hook, but a flashback reveals that, despite her denial, Karen was certainly aware of Vikram’s Connecticut apartment that was the mystery letter return address.
Apparently Ms. Desai isn’t entirely out of this mystery just yet!
Honesty Bites Danny — And Lacey’s Dad
Now that Karen is no longer a murder suspect, Danny is still going to live in Green Grove, and he has decided to be completely open with Chief Masterson, the Chief tells him he should also be completely open with Jo (Maddie Hasson) and Lacey.
Danny tells the girls to meet him so he can get every secret off his chest once and for all, but it doesn’t go quite as well as he was probably hoping. He tells them exactly what he told Chief Masterson: Karen got the necklace from him, but he had the necklace after finding it in his locker the day after Regina was found dead.
But they aren’t buying it. As Lacey said in her extremely angry reaction, he’s lied before, and he can lie again.
Lacey already hasn’t had a very happy time in this episode — Jo caught Lacey’s dad making out with her sister’s male gymnastics coach at her sister’s birthday party earlier that day, revealing that he is gay — so she wasn’t exactly the happiest campier as it was.
Danny’s honesty doesn’t help her crappy mood or help Danny clear the air with the girls. They both clearly don’t believe that the necklace just showed up in Danny’s locker, and both girls storm off without letting him get any more of a chance to explain. Lacey even said “we’re done.” Did his honesty cause him to lose his best friend and his secret lover girl?
Rico Gets Some Unexpected Spam
Speaking of secret lover girl, the video that one of the creepers took of Danny and Lacey making out may be on its way to going viral.
Rico was minding his own business at the local diner, as he usually is, when he checked his email to find a message with an attached video — the video of Danny and Lacey!
Lacey and Danny’s undercover love might not be so undercover anymore, but the bigger concern is, who sent that video? Could it be someone who has a tie to Regina’s death?
So many questions we still have unanswered, but there’s one that really came about after this week’s episode: do we have a Pretty Little Liars‘ “A” on our hands?
Do YOU have any clue who could be Regina’s murderer, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it could be the same person that videotaped Danny and Lacey? Leave a comment below!
— Taylor Weatherby
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