Twisted Season 1 Recap Special “Twisted: Socio Studies 101″ premieres Tuesday, August 20 2013 at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
Episode Synopsis: Twisted Season 1 Recap Special “Twisted: Socio Studies 101″- “Twisted” mystery fans, grab your notebooks! On Tuesday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, ABC Family will air a special recap episode of “Twisted” narrated by Ashton Moio, who plays Rico, Jo’s best friend and partner in crime-solving on the show.
The episode, entitled “Twisted: Socio Studies 101,” will take a look at the pivotal moments that changed the course of Regina’s murder investigation, and of friendships and romances both old and new. The recap takes us back to Danny Desai’s (Avan Jogia) first day back in Green Grove after spending five years in juvenile detention for the mysterious murder of his aunt. Immediately branded a “socio,” Danny tries to reconnect with his two female best friends from childhood Jo and Lacey (Maddie Hasson and Kylie Bunbury). He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is found dead in her home and the twists and turns of the murder mystery begin to unravel amidst high school romance and heartbreak and small town lies, secrets and scandal.
When a major development in the murder investigation threatens to send Danny away from Green Grove for good, Danny and Kyle find a reason to work together and Jo and Lacey contemplate whether to reveal a major piece of evidence. Lacey’s aloof and disapproving father, Samuel (Allan Louis), arrives in town for Lacey’s sister’s birthday party hiding a major secret. Meanwhile, Danny is keeping his own secret from his best friends and realizes it may be time to come clean. And Rico is alerted to a shocking video that has the potential to destroy friendships and reputations.
Show Summary: “Twisted” is a one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that follows Danny Desai (Avan Jogia), a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention. Immediately branded an outcast, Danny attempts to reconnect with his two childhood best friends, Jo (Maddie Hasson) and Lacey (Kylie Bunbury), and to smooth over tensions with his mother, Karen (Denise Richards), whose socialite status plummeted after her son’s imprisonment and the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Danny’s father.
Danny is surprised to learn that Jo and Lacey have grown apart; now at opposite ends of the social spectrum, the former inseparable friends barely speak. Lacey is popular, dating the captain of the soccer team, Archie (Grey Damon). Jo struggles to put the trauma of the past behind her and to ease the concerns of her closest friend, Rico (Ashton Moio), and her protective parents, Tess (Kimberly Quinn) and Kyle (Sam Robards) — who also happens to be the town sheriff. Wary but wanting to give Danny a second chance, Jo demands answers about the motive behind his childhood crime, which Danny stubbornly won’t – or can’t – divulge.
When a fellow student is found dead in her home, Danny instantly becomes the prime suspect and town spirals into a frenzy of suspicion and mystery. Jo and Lacey must decide if their childhood friend is unforgivable, or if he’s really a victim being persecuted for his own twisted secrets.
“Twisted” is executive-produced by Gavin Polone, (“Gilmore Girls,” “Zombieland,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “My Boys,” “Jane By Design”), David Babcock (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Adam Milch (“Greek”), who also wrote the pilot. The drama stars Avan Jogia (“Victorious”), Maddie Hasson (“The Finder”), Kylie Bunbury (“Prom”), Kimberly Quinn (“Terriers”), Sam Robards (“Treme,” “Gossip Girl”), newcomer Ashton Moio and Denise Richards (“Two and a Half Men”). The series is produced by Prodco, Inc.