Twisted (Season One)

1.01 Pilot

(March 19, 2013)
Directed by: Jon Amiel | Written by: Adam Milch

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Danny Desai, Jo Masterson, and Lacey Porter were all three best friends in childhood. At age 11, Danny murdered his Aunt Tara and was placed in a juvenile detention center. Five years later, Lacey is part of the popular crowd, while Jo is a social outcast; the two no longer friends. Newly released, Danny tries to reconnect with the girls. Jo warms up to him and they go to a party thrown by Regina, Lacey’s best friend. Lacey also begins to warm up to Danny when they share a bag of chips in Danny’s bedroom later in the evening. That night, Regina texts Danny that she knows why he killed his aunt. The next day, she is found murdered, the necklace from her neck the only thing missing. Danny becomes the prime suspect, and it is revealed that he has the necklace.

1.02 Grief is a Five Letter Word

(June 18, 2013)
Directed by: Gavin Polone | Written by: Adam Milch

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Danny is determined to clear his name after the entire town turns against him. Danny and Jo decide to invite Tess to a dinner at the Desai’s to show that Danny can be trusted. Jo, Rico and both Jo’s parents arrive at the dinner. Kyle, convinced Danny is the killer, searches Danny’s room but is caught by Danny. Jo’s parents argue with Karen about Danny, ruining the dinner. Later, Danny burns all the photos of him and his aunt in a bonfire. He then picks up Regina’s necklace–which used to belong to Aunt Tara–but is unable to destroy it.

1.03 PSA de Resistance

(June 25, 2013)
Directed by: Joe Lazarov | Written by: Andy Reaser

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Danny and Jo volunteer to take part in a skit play for Sobriety Awareness Day. Danny tries to get closer to Lacey and leading up to the skit, they share a number of intense glances. After their skit, Sarita humiliates Jo by showing an auto-tuned video about her in front of the whole school. Danny and Lacey talk and almost kiss. It is revealed that Archie had borrowed his friend’s car the entire night of Regina’s party, which nullified his original alibi that he was home.

1.04 Sleeping with the Frenemy

(July 2, 2013)
Directed by: Joshua Butler | Written by: Kay Reindl & Erin Maher

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Jo attends a sleepover at Lacey’s in the hopes of finding out something about Regina and why she was murdered. Meanwhile, Danny joins the soccer team at his school, and is generally accepted by his teammates due to his skills, although Archie, the team captain, is cold toward him. Kyle obtains a search warrant for the Desai house and barges in, angering Karen. However, he doesn’t find anything and leaves. Karen is shocked when she finds Regina’s necklace, cleverly hidden by Danny in Vikram’s favorite chair.

1.05 The Fest and the Furious

(July 9, 2013)
Directed by: Daisy Mayer | Written by: Debra J. Fisher

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Tension arises among the town residents over whether Danny should attend the annual Fall Festival. Jo convinces Danny to go together, and later realizes she likes Danny, which creates tension between her and Rico, who likes Jo. Meanwhile, Lacey finds a letter sent to Regina, which contains money and says that the money should keep Regina’s mouth shut. Lacey gets Danny alone and shows him the letter, then gives in to her conflicted emotions and kisses him, which he reciprocates. Danny and Lacey then meet Jo and show her the letter. Trying to protect Danny, Karen tosses Regina’s necklace into the lake.

1.06 Three for the Road

(July 16, 2013)
Directed by: Joe Lazarov | Written by: David Babcock

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Danny, Jo and Lacey drive to the return address on the letter to find out who lives there. After a huge argument between Jo and Lacey, the two apologize to each other for breaking their friendship. Tess inadvertently reveals to Karen that Vikram cheated on Karen with her several times when he and Karen were dating. The girls discover that the man who lived in the apartment was Danny’s father, and can’t figure out what Regina had to do with him. They leave with Danny, unable to tell him what they found out. Rico reveals to Kyle that he saw Karen throw something into the lake.

1.07 We Need to Talk About Danny

(July 23, 2013)
Directed by: Chris Grimser | Written by: Brian Studler

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When Karen fails a job interview, Kyle attempts to win her trust. Lacey and Jo want answers from Danny about his secrets, but end up revealing that they found out the apartment belonged to Danny’s father. Jo realizes that she may be in love with Danny. After Danny reveals his vulnerable side, Lacey and Danny share another heated kiss, which Lacey promptly stops when she realizes they are making out in front of Tara’s grave; she leaves to break up with Archie. Meanwhile, Kyle’s partner reveals that they found the necklace.

1.08 Docu-Trauma

(July 30, 2013)
Directed by: Roger Cumble | Written by: Andy Reaser & Phinneas Kiyomura

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Danny throws a party and Tyler agrees to help if he can film it for a documentary, while Kyle confronts Karen about the recovered necklace that she threw into the river

1.09 The Truth Will Out

(August 6, 2013)
Directed by: Joe Lazarov | Written by: Erin Maher & Kay Reindl

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Picking up where the previous episode left off, Kyle Masterson is seen questioning Danny’s mother after her confession to murdering Regina. With this major development in the murder investigation, Danny is likely to move away from Green Grove for good. Danny then decides to provide Kyle with all the information they have concerning the murder in order to clear both him and his mother’s names. Lacey’s aloof and disapproving father, Samuel, arrives in town for Lacey’s sister Clara’s birthday party. With Rico’s advice to try harder with Lacey, Jo offers to attend the birthday party for moral support. She then discovers Lacey’s father and Mitch (Clara’s gymnastic coach) kissing in the pantry. Meanwhile, Danny is keeping his own secret from his best friends and decides it may be time to come clean about how Karen got the necklace. The episode ends with Rico receiving a shocking video of Danny and Lacey that has the potential to destroy friendships and reputations.

1.10 Poison of Interest

(August 13, 2013)
Directed by: Gavin Polone | Written by: David Babcock

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Accusations against Danny could get him kicked out of school, and Jo is upset when a video is released.

1.11 Out with the In-Crowd

(August 27, 2013)
Directed by: Joe Lazarov | Written by: Debra J. Fisher

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Jo is still hurt over the video, and Lacey has become an outcast at school

1.12 Dead Men Tell Big Tales

(February 11, 2014)
Directed by: Gavin Polone | Written by: Charles Pratt, Jr.

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Danny overhears his mom and Chief Masterson talking about Danny’s father being alive. Danny remains on the run from the police. Rico attempts to be comforting towards Lacey. Danny tries to tell Jo about the news of his father but she rats him out and he runs again. Karen is pissed and takes her anger out on the Mastersons. Rico lets Danny stay with him for a while. Jo confesses to Tess that she regrets sleeping with Tyler. Danny comes clean to Jo and Lacey about his aunt’s murder: his father killed her and coerced Danny into taking the blame. Vikram returns, leading to a confrontation with Danny. As the confrontation gets physical, Vikram assaults both Danny and Jo but falls off the edge of a cliff when Danny tries to defend himself and Jo.

1.13 Sins of the Father

(February 18, 2014)
Directed by: Gavin Polone | Written by: Adam Milch

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Finally in the clear over Regina’s murder, Danny wonders if he deserves a second chance, while Karen has doubts about reconnecting with Jack. Elsewhere, Lacey thinks there’s a link between Gloria and Vikram; Charlie takes an interest in Lacey; and the mayor is connected to something surprising

1.14 Home Is Where the Hurt Is

(February 25, 2014)
Directed by: David Jackson | Written by: Stacy Rukeyser

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Things get tense for Danny and Lacey as the homecoming dance looms. Meanwhile, Jo tries to help Andie and Rico get together. Danny recognizes someone who’s linked to his past in juvenile hall. Also, Tess struggles to keep secrets from Kyle

1.15 Danny Indemnity

(March 4, 2014)
Directed by: Chad Lowe | Written by: Andy Reaser

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Danny and Jo are puzzled by a huge cover-up. Meanwhile, Danny acquires a large sum of money, putting a strain on his relationship with his mom. Jo asks her mother about the distance between her parents. Also, Tess reveals something new to Kyle.

1.16 The Son Also Falls

(March 11, 2014)
Directed by: Teri Hatcher | Written by: Ariana Jackson

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Kyle begins to dig into Karen’s motives. Jo and Andie compete for student body president. Lacey strikes up a friendship with Whitney, Jack’s daughter.

1.17 You’re a Good Man, Charlie McBride

(March 11, 2014)
Directed by: Daisy Mayer | Written by: Adam Milch

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Charlie’s growing relationship with Jo concerns Danny. Meanwhile, Lacey takes a liking to Whitney’s wild side. Karen gives Danny positive advice and helps Tess with a personal problem. Also, Kyle has suspicions about Jack

1.18 Danny, Interrupted

(March 25, 2014)
Directed by: Gavin Polone | Written by: Stacy Rukeyser

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Danny visits an old confidant; Jo questions a friend’s motives; Tess receives bad news.

1.19 A Tale of Two Confessions

(April 1, 2014)
Directed by: Gavin Polone | Written by: Charles Pratt, Jr.

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Kyle’s investigation culminates with a series of shocking and contradictory confessions and potentially deadly consequences. The complicated triangle between Jo, Danny and Charlie comes to a shocking head. Karen and Tess uncover more of Vikram’s secrets, including a piece of evidence that has major implications for Tess and the Masterson family. Meanwhile, Whitney’s mother Gretchen (Elaine Hendrix) shows up to bring her daughter back to the city, and her candor about Whitney’s past causes Lacey to question her friend. And Rico makes a major faux pas in his first meeting with Andie’s parents. It’s revealed that Charlie is Tara’s adoptive son and Tess’s biological son. Gunshots are then fired