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Published on September 9th, 2011 | by Melody Simpson


‘The Lying Game’ Episode 1.04 Review: Twinsense and Sensibility

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In “Twinsense and Sensibility,” a dream that Sutton and Emma have both reveal a truth about their past and dig deeper into the mystery of the whereabouts and well being of their biological mother. While the incorporation of “twinsense” was a thrill to see, the dream only took them so far. But what’s in a name? Maybe that’s all they need to find the big piece that will complete the puzzle. Unless Annie Hobbes also is not the birth mother. The Lying Game takes so many twists and turns, that would not be a surprise. With both Alec and Sutton’s father, Ted working together to keep Sutton away from her birth mother, who is indeed alive, the question has been raised even more as to why these men are determined to keep her away. What’s in the past that they are itching to keep hidden? They attempt to be one step ahead but now knowing that “Sutton” is putting the pieces together, how far are they willing to go to keep Sutton away from her identity?

Secrets and lies do not fill the entire hour. Emma comes clean to Char about setting up Laurel and Justin which thankfully was not dragged out over a number of weeks. Though there’s only so much that Emma can keep a secret, as Sutton or not. This action is good enough a deed for Laurel to pay Sutton back by confessing to stealing her laptop. Puppy love makes you do crazy things and taking the blame off Ethan was a very welcome “thank you” to Sutton for setting that up to happen without conflict. But if Emma or Sutton find out that their father knows Laurel’s confession was staged, the twins are going to have to bring Laurel in on their identities and mission. This would be very exciting to see but nobody wants to see Laurel getting hurt and something tells me that Alec is not above hurting anybody… family friend or not. He has a mission and he sticks with it.

As far as Ethan is concerned, Ethan and Emma are adorable. Is it wrong to root for them to get together? And is it wrong to want Nisha completely out of Sutton’s life if not a friendly acquaintance? The girls have quite a history but that has yet to be detailed, so we are simply left with a very bitter Nisha. Her negativity without explanation at this point is getting quite irritating. Stalking Mads and the dance teacher may have done it. What reason does she have to play investigator? Does she feel that being involved in these girls lives in a negative way is better than not being in their lives at all? What is her motive? Motives are key and right now, we do not have many characters’ motives. While this week’s episode did bring us farther along in many aspects, we are still left in the dark about quite a lot. So hopefully next week, more back story will be revealed that can shed a light on some of the motives behind many recent actions. Stay tuned to find out.

Watch The Lying Game Mondays at 9/8c on ABC Family.

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