6 major times The Act strayed from the real story

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The Act — “Plan B” – Episode 105 — Gypsy and Nick scheme to meet in person and hope to win Dee Dee’s approval, but when their plan goes disastrously wrong, they’ll be pushed to make an extreme choice in order to be together. Nick Godejohn (Calum Worthy), shown. (Photo by: Brownie Harris/Hulu)

5. Nick’s dominance

Enter Nick to save Gypsy from Dee Dee (aka, murder Dee Dee).

Let’s dive back into what Kristy and Macelli told In Touch Weekly. In two separate episodes, they emphasized the fact that, while The Act shows Gypsy occasionally bossing Nick around or working hard to convince him to do things, in reality, there are texts that show that Nick was very much in charge of their relationship.

(As a caveat, they do compliment Calum Worthy’s performance.)

Macelli said that The Act goes out of its way “to make Nick look like just an incompetent moron.” Which, she says, is contradictory to how dominant he was over Gypsy. And Gypsy, according to text messages Macelli and Kristy have, show that Gypsy had been so conditioned to obey by her mother that she just didn’t question the things Nick would say to her.

Additionally, the movie theatre scene actually went a lot better for Nick when he first met Dee Dee. According to In Touch, Nick and Dee Dee talked in line and actually had a nice conversation. Dee Dee didn’t turn on Nick until later when she caught the two in the lobby together and Nick tried to get Gypsy to sit next to him during the rest of the movie.

(Kristy and Macelli say the bathroom sex scene was pretty spot on, though.)

Oh, and that call Nick made to Dee Dee? Didn’t happen. And, by the sounds of it, thank goodness it didn’t.

Macelli told In Touch that, had that happened, what happened to Gypsy would have been much worse than what happened in Dean’s show. “If that had happened, I can honestly say I’m not sure we’d even be sitting here talking,” Macelli told In Touch. “Dee would have been way too suspicious and locked it all down. She might have really unraveled.”

Again, it’s easy to understand Dean and the creative team behind The Act wanting to give Gypsy some agency so she doesn’t become a constant punching bag for everyone in her life. But there’s a pattern of behavior that gets lost when you dull down how controlling Dee Dee and Nick were. You miss the fact that Gypsy gravitated to people who told her what to do and how to live her life.

It completely changes Gypsy’s character.