Nickelodeon alum Avan Jogia spoke to TV Guide about his latest mystery drama on ABC Family, Twisted. The series has just aired its fifth episode last week and tensions among the characters are palpable.
In “Fest and the Furious“, Jo and Lacey’s affection for Danny that was learned to be beyond friendship heightened the level of intrigue for its viewers. (Are you #TeamJo or #TeamLacey?)
Meanwhile, Jo’s nerd friend Rico, saw Karen (Danny’s mom) throw the necklace of Danny’s aunt in a body of water. A significant happening that is crucial to unlocking the mystery behind Regina’s murder.
How will things pan out for Rico now that he has knowledge? Will Danny pursue Lacey after sealing their argument with a kiss? How about Jo’s feelings?
Avan Jogia previews what’s ahead, keep reading for the spoilers:
On Pretty Little Liars, we know that the four girls are (relatively) innocent. In Twisted, we don’t know if Danny is a good guy or bad guy and if he was justified in killing his aunt. Will we ever know?
We’re going to see the guessing game go on a little further because it’s not a light crime. He killed somebody! So the audience really needs to get all the information, as [do] Jo and Lacey, before that decision is made. We’ll probably head in that direction in the second cycle.
In last week’s episode, the tensions between Danny, Lacey, Jo and her best friend Rico came to a head. How will this change everything?
Jo realized her feelings for Danny, while Danny and Lacey acted on their feelings. We already have this huge wedge between Jo and Lacey because of the trauma of what Danny did, and now we have possibly a secondary wedge driving the relationship even further apart. So, I think Danny feels very responsible. Going forward, you’re going to see those relationships fester. [On Tuesday's episode], Danny takes it upon himself to try to bring everyone together when then they go to Connecticut to try to chase down the money note Jo found.
What about Rico? He now has the missing necklace seen on Regina when she died.
Rico now has knowledge and power, and the question is, what’s he going to do with it? He doesn’t like Danny because Jo likes him, but on top of that, he doesn’t really trust him.
What do you think Lacey and Danny see in each other after all these years?
I think there is a physical attraction that they didn’t have any understanding of when they were 11. They’re not very close, which is what’s interesting. It’s really a relationship of passion. They don’t really know one another.
Danny’s mother Karen (Denise Richards) was one of the few people standing behind him until her suspicions recently grew. Will their relationship continue to be divided?
Karen and Danny go back and forth with each other. Karen really wants to be a good mother [and] do right by her son, but she has not been a good mother. Danny sees her as not very “on it.” He’s in the driver’s seat; he parents her. As we develop this season, he’s going to reject her advances to try to mend things. But [then] he’s got very few people on his side.
What would you like to see from Danny as you head into the latter half of the season?
I would like to see him really come to terms with his life never being the same and see him starting to crack his outer shell of confidence. He’s never analyzed his own trauma. I would like to explore his brain and what happened in juvie. Maybe he was a completely different person then. There are so many places to go.
‘Twisted’ airs every Tuesday at 9pm on ABC Family.