Just when it seemed like this week’s episode of The Lying Game would make no major developments… it packed a good punch and getaway. We did not dive any deeper in the case of who Sutton and Emma’s biological parents are but the gang did find out who almost killed Sutton the night of the party. Too bad this did not lead them to his boss. Running against the clock, Ethan had to make a decision that directly affected not only his life but Sutton and Emma’s. Talk about turmoil. Where “Dead Man Talking” ended… it has taken the show in a direction none of us would rather go down. But because of that, there is sure to be some incredible drama that would not have taken place otherwise. More on that in a bit…
Before the big piece of the puzzle this week was put into the right place… Emma (Alexandra Chando) talking to Thayer (Christian Alexander) about being a foster kid brought for quite a bittersweet moment. Emma was honest and open with him talking about her past which was just as unpredictable as her future is. There’s a lot to be said about that. She was also genuine with Sutton’s (Alexandra Chando) parents as they approached who they believed to be Sutton about her recent attitude and behavior. If these two only knew. Who else is itching for the moment that Sutton and Emma are out in the open?
Emma back in the Sutton home brought a relief that Sutton could never bring. It’s just too bad that Sutton made all of the damage that she did as herself, leaving Emma to pick up the pieces and be the responsible one. Of course that is no challenge for Emma to do though Sutton needs to learn to be an adult and take some of that responsibility. She wants things to go her way but does not want to pay the price when there are consequences to that way. What a shame. And we thought Sutton was making progress.
While Emma was busy this week playing house, Sutton and Ethan (Blair Redford) interrogated Derek (Ben Elliott) about his involvement with scaring Sutton on the night of the party. As they left Derek’s, someone else was coming in… and that someone killed Derek. It’s disappointing to see Ethan put in the position yet again where he is forced, in a sense, to take the fall for something that he did not do. This cannot be the story of this kid’s life. Not only is that incredibly frustrating beyond belief to watch week after week, but there must be more depth to reach with him. Taking us for a loop with Sutton skipping town with Ethan instead of Emma… other than Emma reversing the load of damage Sutton was able to do at home… I don’t see an upside here. What do you think?
As for Sutton’s dearest… Laurel (Allie Gonino) getting back together with Justin (Randy Wayne) is a terrible idea and frighteningly confusing. What in the world do the writers have up their sleeves? Laurel joining a band is sure to bring some great music to the show but that in no way softens the blow here. What is Laurel thinking giving Justin a chance after what he was pulling? Laurel is stronger than this. There’s also Sutton’s bestie to think about. Emma and Sutton not communicating about their lives as Sutton got Laurel back together with Justin and Mads (Alice Greczyn) grounded for a week. This has given us good reason to worry about how the girls will fair from this point forward. With Sutton out of the main picture at this point, Emma has full reign again. But a close call is a close call and the twins need to re-evaluate how they will handle going forward when they are in the same town again, both being Sutton.
Mads may be grounded now but she sure had a good time before then. And her father seems to be as well. But enjoyment is not always good. There was a bit of development with Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) as we found out that Alec (Adrian Pasdar) treated her poorly in high school. Sutton’s mother seems to be baffled with Rebecca and Alec’s romantic relationship today and for good reason. It has been said before and must be stressed again… Alec has everyone in town wrapped around his finger. Even knowing that Rebecca has her own agenda… Alec is still going to wind up getting what he wants. No? Or will his arrogance lead to his downfall? Either way, it seems that Alec is playing Rebecca and vice versa. What good could come of this? There are a handful of episodes that still have yet to air and it is unclear exactly where season one will leave us at. But one thing is for sure… Alec will be forced to make some big moves. Are you ready?
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