Twists are a huge part of thriller dramas. It’s such an ingrained part of the television experience that potential twists become the source of endless debate on the internet forums about popular shows. Shows certainly encourage the intrigue about the show. People would spend the early seasons of 24 trying to figure out who was the mole within CTU. More recently, the identity of the mole on Homeland has been the cause of much speculation and consternation. (Once again, if you’re watching Homeland to find out who the mole is, you should probably just stop.) When done correctly, a show can build to a point where the action could take you in a number of different directions. Twists that come at the end of the slow burn typically have the greatest payoff.