Twisted : Three for the Road
This episode really should have been titled Jo is pressed as hell for stupid-ass shit. I recently binge-watched the first five episodes of this series a few days ago and frankly I love it. I love the ambiguity or Danny's character and I especially love that 2/3 leads are people of color. What I don't love Jo Masterson. She started off as kind of sweet and I liked her loyalty to Danny, but she has veered so far into butthurt white-girl problems that I'm losing patience with her. I don't mind characters that like to talk stuff out (I used to love the show Felicity) but usually when its done in a quirky lovable way. The key to the woe-is-me outcast type is quirkiness. Jo has none. She is just as abrasive as her irritating father. She's so self-involved that she can't see beyond her own issues. Also can ABC Family stop with the hashtags trying to get us to feel sorry for Jo. It's irritating as hell.
So, in last night's episode Danny, Lacey and Jo meet at the clubhouse to discuss what to do with the bombshell Lacey discovered. Danny and Jo think they should go to the cops, but Lacey is a little reluctant because she wants to make sure that she doesn't muddy Regina's name. I understand Lacey's reticence. She lost one best friend and she is not really ready to become the best friend of another person who is questionable. Jo continues to give the stink-eye and I really wish she would stop and just say what she has to say. Her passive aggression has reached Def-Con 5 levels of irritating. So you have an issue with her--just spill it. I get the feeling she's really pissed that Danny wants her and not Jo and she really needs to get the fuck over it. This Danny/Jo stuff is really painful. They have no chemistry whatsoever. He isn't into her and she's just being an obnoxious bitch. But, enough with my Jo hating. This episode also revealed Karen and Tess's mutual past with Vikram. It seems Tess grew up with Karen and Vikram and she used to date him. But, the highlight of the episode was definitely watching them get high as they played with pottery. Those two have some serious sexual chemistry. I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up having an affair with one another.
Back in Connecticut, Danny tires of Lacey and Jo's bickering so he locks them out of the car forcing them to hash things out which results in the revelation that Lacey had Jo uninvited from a junior high birthday party. Apparently she did this after two years of listening to Jo get emo on her ass. Now, I do kinda feel bad for jo, but only for a milisecond. It was a junior high school party get over it. It's not like Lacey immediately dropped her. She did it cause Jo was annoying as fuck. I'm so sick of Lacey apologizing to Jo and Jo making herself a victim. It's dragging down the dynamic between the girls.
Back in Green Grove, Sheriff Kyle continues to be an incompetent police officer and basically blackmails Rico into revealing what he saw Karen do (dump a necklace in the lake). I have a few problems with this storyline. First off, it was dark. How the hell did he see what she was dumping in the lake. Secondly, no way does Kyle have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to blackmailing Rico. You'd think Rico would get that much since he's supposedly smart. I do feel bad for the kid because he does really like Jo. This whole Rico likes Jo who likes Danny who Lacey thing is so boring. I'm more interested in discovering what the connection between Danny's father and Regina is. I have a feeling he is still alive.