6 major times The Act strayed from the real story

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The Act — “A Whole New World” – Episode 106 — While Gypsy and Nick are on the run, flashbacks to a much younger Dee Dee reveal how trauma with her own mother set her up for conflict with Gypsy. Nick Godejohn (Calum Worthy) and Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King), shown. (Photo by: Brownie Harris/Hulu)

6. Gypsy was much less worried about being caught

Throughout episode six, The Act shows Gypsy in an almost constant state of panic and worry. She freaks out when cops come into the diner where she and Nick are getting food. She’s put on edge from the simple sight of a mother and her daughter at the motel vending machine.

However, when ABC News asked if Gypsy had been worried, Gypsy said, “That never crossed my mind. I honestly didn’t think we were going to get caught.”

That mindset would make the fact that they were seen on surveillance cameras casually doing things like shopping at Wal-Mart. Plus, you have to be pretty confident to post on you and your mother’s joint Facebook page “That [expletive] is dead.”

That’s a level of confidence I didn’t know people could possess. Yet, here we are. And for some reason, despite all the agency The Act built into Gypsy’s character earlier in the season, she’s turned into a panic-stricken, pill-popping puddle as soon as they leave the scene of the crime.

Oh yeah, that scene with the cops in the diner that really sets Gypsy off? It never happened, according to Macelli’s In Touch interview.

Macelli speculates that the scene was used to make sure the audience knew Nick and Gypsy had no idea what they were doing (accurate). She also then points out that the show then draws a funny comparison to the brilliant killers Bonnie and Clyde.

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I’m writing this before the final two episodes of the season, but I’ll be interested to see how The Act reconciles Gypsy’s nervousness in the show with the fact that real life Gypsy and Nick being extremely carefree directly led to their arrest.

So what do you think? Do you agree with Macelli and Kristy that The Act is missing elements that make Gypsy’s story even darker? Or do you think The Act made good choices with their changes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.