The Act season 1, episode 7 recap: Bonnie & Clyde

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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)

The Act also recaps some scenes we’ve seen earlier in the season. Lacey and Mel knocking on Dee Dee’s door and getting no response. Them calling the police. The police getting to the house and finding Dee Dee’s dead body.

Nick and Gypsy go down to dinner, where Nick’s mom had bought chicken for the family.

The package Nick and Gypsy had sent from Springfield has arrived and Vance gives it to Gypsy. Gypsy starts to panic again and demands that she and Nick go to the lake to get rid of it immediately.

Nick doesn’t see the need to rush (plus, it’s late and dark), so he wants to eat his chicken.

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The two go outside and argue, with Gypsy again saying that Nick doesn’t think things through. (It feels very similar to their argument in the motel.) Gypsy is mad that she can’t seem to get them out of this situation and get to their happily ever after.

Kathy comes up and interrupts their argument, saying they should come inside.

Back at the crime scene, a detective, Crawford, mentions that they’ve been able to track the Facebook posts to Big Bend, Wisconsin.

Later that night, police (and a SWAT team) pull up to Nick’s house. With no way to escape, Nick and Gypsy hide in the armoire. The police order Vance and Kathy out of the house and pull them aside to talk to them. One of the police officers is very confused when the parents say that Gypsy can walk. It seems like they’re under the impression that she might have been kidnapped.

Kathy tries to explain that Nick has mental issues and whatever he’s accused of, he didn’t do it intentionally.

The SWAT team eventually goes inside and arrests Gypsy and Nick. Before they’re taken away, Gypsy and Nick agree that they were in the right in this situation, so they’ll just tell the police the truth. Gypsy repeatedly calls Nick her hero.

The Act then moves to the police station where Gypsy, Nick, and Kathy are interviewed separately.

Crawford has come from Springfield to talk to Gypsy. As they talk, Gypsy denies everything. She even pretends like she didn’t know Dee Dee was dead. Crawford doesn’t seem to buy anything she’s putting down and he continually gives her a chance to be honest and admit what really happened, but Gypsy says she wasn’t involved. She has always loved her mom, she claims as she breaks down in tears.

Meanwhile, Nick is owning up to everything. He admits to stabbing Dee Dee, saying he did it for him and Gypsy, and he says that Gypsy was the one who asked him to do it. Nick actually seems like his normal self. He explains that he has multiple personalities (though, undiagnosed officially) and used to take medication for hearing voices in his head.

The officer then starts asking Nick questions, making sure he didn’t have sex with Dee Dee’s dead body. After all, his “misunderstanding” was him being arrested for watching porn and masturbating in a McDonalds. For nine hours.

Elsewhere, Kathy explains that a doctor said that Nick will always, mentally, be around the age of 15 or 16. Kathy tells the sheriff that she can’t believe how casual Gypsy had been after having her own mother killed.

She says that Nick’s mental problems make it so he probably wouldn’t fully understand what he was doing. She calls Gypsy a beast and is appalled when she’s told Gypsy isn’t taking any responsibility for what happened.

Back with Gypsy, she still claims no involvement. Saying she didn’t even know that Nick was going to kill her mom. (Apparently forgetting that text message history is a thing.)

Crawford then brings Gypsy some food and gives her another chance to tell the truth. She still denies everything. So, Crawford leaves.

The Act then transitions by showing Gypsy and Nick being fingerprinted and processed.

This cuts to Lacey and Mel watching a press conference where a police officer is giving an update on the story. The fact that they’ve found Gypsy is a relief to Lacey and Mel. But, they’re confused when he continues and says that not everything is the way it originally seems.

Cut to Gypsy being led into a courtroom in handcuffs as Mel and Lacey look on from home, completely stunned.

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The Act’s penultimate episode wraps up with the beginning of Gypsy’s trail, where she’s charged with conspiring with Nick to kill her mother. She could potentially face life in prison or the death penalty.

Do you think Gypsy will get away with her lies? Let us know how you think The Act will wrap up next week in the comments.