Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with Avan Jogia about Danny’s friendship with Jo and Lacey, his ulterior motives, and the spark between Danny and Lacey.
Wetpaint Entertainment: We need to talk about that kiss between Danny and Lacey because it had been building for a few episodes now. How is that doing to affect their friendship?
Avan Jogia: Whereas Jo and Danny are very good friends -- they see eye-to-eye on a lot of things -- Lacey has built up a bunch of walls when it comes to Danny. But they're obviously attracted to one another, and that attraction is starting to break down those walls. That gets explored further in the series, but a spark has definitely been lit.
I think it was a little more than a spark! And poor Jo. She just got friend-zoned.
Yeah, I think the plot was really well layed out that way, in which you have two relationships coming to a head at the same time. And then there’s the relationship between Jo and Lacey, which is also very complicated.
Then there’s Rico, who’s pining after Jo, so it’s kind of like a love square, or love polygon if you add Archie.
It’s a free market! Everybody is loving everybody. It’s kind of funny. You have Rico, who gets heartbroken as well. Everyone is getting friend-zoned!
So Jo, Danny, and Lacey are now in the Free Danny Desai Club, trying to figure out what really happened to Regina that night. Then there’s Rico, who saw something he probably shouldn’t have seen. is he going to be operating around you three?
I feel like ever since Danny revealed that the necklace Regina was wearing was the same as his aunt Tara’s, I think Rico hasn’t been that comfortable around Danny. He doesn’t trust him, and it’s not like Danny has really given him a reason to. Maybe it’s something Danny will be able to win back at some point, but for now, Danny doesn’t have the shiniest relationship with Rico.
And the end of the most recent episode, Rico saw Karen throw the necklace in the water. Is it safe to assume Rico has the necklace now?
It definitely makes the rounds! It’s not the last we’re going to see of that necklace, whether it’s in Rico’s possession or not.
This is the second interview in which he mentions a second cycle. That coupled with his "good news he can't wait to share" tweet from this afternoon has me believing the show is already renewed & IM SO FUCKING HERE FOR IT
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