Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Sunday’s episode of Deception.
Did the Mystery Woman make a huge mistake?
On Sunday’s conclusion of Deception‘s twisty (as well as twin-tastic!) two-part arc, the Mystery Woman (Stephanie Corneliussen) discovers of which she may have made the ultimate error when she framed Jonathan Black for murder, which may threaten to derail her mysterious grand plan. inside final moments of the episode, the pieces commenced to come together for the Mystery Woman. First there was the Reykjavík clue. Then there was the nugget of which Jonathan (Jack Cutmore-Scott) was the only Black brother to make the idea to the Icelandic town, while an ill Cameron remained in Glasgow. Followed by a flashback of which put all the pieces together.
Here’s what the revealing flashback entailed: A poster presenting the Black brothers’ father, Sebastian’s, magic act 20 years ago flashes across the screen, with Reykjavik emblazoned on the idea. The bottom of the poster reads “With the talented young Cameron Black.” A young girl, revealed to be the Mystery Woman, sees a boy looking out at the sunset, wrongly assuming the idea’s Cameron. “Aren’t you Cameron Black, shouldn’t you be downstairs?” she asks. The boy, who we right now know can be Jonathan, never confirms his identity. “They don’t need me due to This kind of part,” Jonathan says, before pointing to the stunning aurora borealis. “He never told me his name,” the Mystery Woman says inside present day, her colleague stating the obvious right now as the episode fades to black: “You chose the wrong brother.”
So why does the idea matter of which she was supposed to frame Cameron as well as not Jonathan? Though he was coy about details, creator Chris Fedak said of which the moment can be extremely significant for several reasons. “of which can be an epic thing for her to realize in of which moment,” Fedak tells ET. “If you take into account of which she’s got a plan, which you can, as well as of which things have happened, which they did, as well as the fact of which she thought one person was another person, the idea’s a super huge moment for her.”
“In a show where you have a character [like] MW or Mystery Woman, we wanted to actually explore This kind of character as well as we’re going do of which,” he continues. “You’re going to see inside second half of the season, especially as we head into the finale, we’re going to learn more about her. She’s a magician in her own right, even though she uses her skills of deception to commit crime. I’ve found of which people who are magicians always have a story.”
At the end of the episode, Jonathan goes back to prison, nevertheless Fedak hinted of which viewers should “absolutely” root for him to get out — eventually.
“The whole point of This kind of show as well as what Cameron’s trying to do can be to get his brother out of prison. Just by a storytelling perspective in 2018, the audience should know of which we’re willing to push This kind of story,” Fedak says. “the idea’s not going to be seven seasons of chasing the one-armed man. No one should think of which This kind of will be the show for the next all 5 years, as well as maybe Johnny will get out at the end [of the series].
In short term, Fedak promises of which while opportunities for Jonathan to be out inside field with the rest of the team may be limited (you know, being behind bars as well as all), the show will peel back the curtain on his prison world a little bit more. “You’re definitely going to do see more of him as the season goes on,” he confirms. “We’re going to have prison stories of which build out his character as well as what’s going on with him, nevertheless he’s definitely going to be a big part of what’s happening with the Mystery Woman as well as the serialized part of the show. Jonathan as well as Cameron [together] are a big part [of the story].”
There were also remnants of a blossoming love triangle between Jonathan, Dina (Lenora Crichlow) as well as Mike (Amaury Nolasco). of which aspect of Jonathan’s story can be about to heat up, not cool down. “We’re leaning into the idea. If you like of which, there’s more,” Fedak hints. “as well as like everything we do, the idea’s twisty.”
nevertheless there’s one additional looming question about the Mystery Woman: What can be her real name as well as will we find out?
“The question will be asked,” Fedak teases. “We do not know her name as well as for a Great portion of the season, some people don’t even think she exists. nevertheless, she does. I kind of like calling her Mystery Woman; the idea’s kind of crazy, nevertheless the idea’s also fun.”
Deception airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.