Twisted is an ABC Family series starring Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, and Kylie Bunbury. The pilot premiered on March 19, 2013, after the Season 3 finale of Pretty Little Liars.The series revolves around Danny Desai, a sixteen-year-old boy who returns to his hometown after doing a five year stretch in prison for murdering his aunt. He tries to reconnect with his old friends, but he's met with suspicion, especially after a new murder takes place and he becomes the prime suspect.Do Not Confuse With the film Twisted.
This series contains examples of:
Almost Kiss: Danny and Lacey in the pilot. Then again in PSA de Resistance. Then the real deal in Fest and the Furious.
Regina comes off like this, though she doesn't openly mistreat people as much as one would expect from this character type. Nor will she, since she dies in the Pilot.
Phoebe looks like she's angling to take Regina's place.
Phoebe is more of a Lovable Alpha Bitch after episode 2, as she's nowhere near as mean as Sarita and doesn't seem to be quite as popular as Regina was.
And then there's Sarita's behavior.
Regina's Mom. Seems the apple didn't fall far from the tree as far as Regina goes.
Arc Symbol: The necklace that both Regina and Danny's aunt had. It's somehow related to their deaths and Danny, falling into his possession after Regina's death.
Danny claims that the necklace is actually a family heirloom that went missing, which is why he's suspicious of how Regina came to own it. Karen is visibly shocked when she finds it, so she decides to toss it into the lake. Unfortunately, Rico witnessed her doing it and the police end up finding it.
Armoured Closet Gay: Samuel, Lacey's father. He has a clandestine relationship and doesn't want to publicize it.
Blackmail: Mutual between Danny and Principal Tang.
Danny:(in response to his mother's prying for information about the interrogation) Well, the chief's repainting his office, and he wanted a second opinion.
Upon reading the article about himself in the paper:
Danny: At least they used a cool picture. "Menacing" does wonders for my complexion.
After seeing an interview about him from Tyler's movie:
Danny: Wow. Almost wet his pants, but didn't. After hearing that rave review, the school board wouldn't dare expel me.
The Dragon: Regina was apparently acting on orders from someone, when Lacey discovers an envelope of hush money and a letter from Regina saying she did as she was instructed.
Enforced Method Acting: Lacey's outburst at the end of the "argument" between her and Danny seems a little too real, and Danny's reaction thereof also seems to be genuine.
Fetish: Exhibited in the series by Principal Tang, who's shown to have a tendency to express his sexual desire for Karen Desai at work, and when rebuffed on that front, expresses a very fervent desire to brush her hair. He even sniffs the hairbrush when she tells him to knock it off.
Inspector Javert: Chief Masterson, who's convinced that Danny is guilty and belongs in jail.
Ironic Echo: Considering Danny's committed murder before and all: "I just can't believe my mom would hurt somebody."
Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Inverted with Vikram and Danny. They apparently got on like a house on fire when it came to toy rockets and sports. Played straight with his mother, who in a moment of carelessness, accidentally reveals a lot more than she intended in front of Tess and Danny when he was younger.
Karen: I wish I had a daughter. (later) Young Danny: You meant it.
Love Dodecahedron: Okay. Lacey, who was with Archie, goes out with Danny and sleeps with him. Jo, who is in love with Danny, dates Tyler and sleeps with him. Rico is in love with Jo. The only thing left to complete the loop is if any one of the aforementioned ends up sleeping with Rico.
Never Found the Body: Vikram Desai fell off his yacht after a night of drinking. He is, in fact, alive and collaborating with Tess.
The Sociopath: People think Danny fits this trope, but it remains to be seen whether or not he actually does.
Danny is proving to be too adept at deflecting and lobbing his own curve balls when he gets uncomfortable questions. Sociopaths are known to show a glib facility for keeping other people off-balance when it suits them.
It has since been revealed that he found the necklace left in his locker after the murder. And it didn't belong to the current victim. It belonged to Danny's aunt.
Another Wham Shot would be the apartment directory. They trace Regina's hush money letter to its return address, an apartment complex, room 413...But the guard on duty says that room's occupant died months ago. Jo locates the directory on a computer and the former occupant's name is...Vikram Desai. Danny's "dead" father.
Vikram Desai is indeed alive and Tess Masterson is collaborating with him.