The Lying Game Review: "Double Dibs"

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The Lying Game is heating up, folks!

This week, Sutton went deeper into the mystery of her and Emma's birth mother, as we learned a lot more about various characters in "Double Dibs," as well as who may be behind some of the shady stuff that's been going on.

To start with: Ethan and Emma are getting closer and Sutton's not happy with the interference. However, this was all Sutton's idea and it's painfully obvious how hard Emma is trying. You can't really blame the girl for falling for the "Mercer Charm." After all, look how crappy her whole life has been. Or so we thought...

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With the help of Thayer, Sutton tracks down the woman listed as her mother on her birth certificate, Ruth Peterson. It turns out Ruth was hired by a baby broker to sign the certificates because the real birth mother was apparently in bad shape. Sutton went to the Mercers in Phoenix and Emma went to the Websters in Beverly Hills. A quick trip to Websters' home and Sutton learns how things really went down for her twin.

Emma had been adopted by a nice family and was set for a nice life, until some woman posing as Ruth Peterson showed up and took Emma back. Why she took Emma - and not Sutton - is still unknown. However, it's noteworthy to mention that in the books Emma had spent time with their birth mother for several years.

I have to say, Sutton is really growing on me. She certainly goes after what she wants and doesn't take no for an answer. Emma on the other hand, after spending years in the foster system, just tries to do the right thing and keep the peace. But this isn't an open and shut case of good twin, bad twin, no matter how much of a brat Sutton has been in the past.

Granted, we're not the one who has to choose between the sisters. As I said last week, it's shaping up that Ethan could get caught in a love triangle. That near kiss this week was just a little too near if you ask me. I liked finding out more about their history, how they met, how they fell in love, etc.

For now, though, Sutton has dibs. As Laurel explained, this is not something that Sutton and her wolfpack take lightly. Now that Laurel and Char are going after the same guy, I smell revenge on the horizon and a possible revisiting of The Lying Games. There's no way Char's going to take this one laying down.

As for who was behind the the break-in at Suttons and now Thayers? None other than Thayer and Mads' dad! Mads isn't too concerned with her father's shady activities because she's busy getting all Black Swan with her ballet instructor.

So, what's the motive? Why is Alec so obsessed with knowing Sutton's every move? He clearly knows about the backdoor adoption and maybe even had a hand in it. All I know is that he's not a man I'd want to be on the bad side of. I also know that a girl like Sutton Mercer likely won't let his meddling get in her way.


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i try watching two episodes 2 and 3 and i still don't appreciate the acting, esp the roles of Emma and Sutton. she seems older than her characters. so does Ethan. i don't even remember her real name. she'd better improve her acting. Katherine and Elena from TVD made us forget that it was one actress. one's fun and the other's opposite. i think the story in the book 's more interesting. sorry, but i have to stop watching the show. can't compete Pretty Little Liars on the same tv channel. Team PLL for good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nice episode can wait for the next one ;-)


I actually feel bad for Emma and Ethan. They are in a hideously tempting situation. I love Sutton and Emma, they are both awesome characters. Sutton takes personally Emma's crappy childhood, it shows how much she cares about her. She won't let Laurel, the sister she grew up with, even sit in the driver's seat of her car but tossed Emma the keys without a second thought. She plans on making her adoptive parents take Emma in. She gives Emma full access to her laptop which she keeps away from everyone else. For Sutton, Emma is a big deal. Rewarding that kind of devotion by stealing her man is just wrong.


definitely like emma and ethan better than sutton and ethan! wouldnt mind seeing sutton and theyar together! ohhh Laurel and Justin are so much cuter than justin and the other girl (cant remember her name at the moment). The show is really good so far and cant wait to delve deeper into the mystery!


Sutton's character reminds me a lot of Katherine's from The Vampire Diaries. However, I can see Sutton actually becoming a good person unlike Katherine who was, yes nice at one point, and then turned bad. It would be cool to see it go the other way around with Sutton.


Okay so I think Alec is Emma and sutton's father and was having an affair.


Really liked the episode. I hope that Laurel and Justin are getting more intimate. I really want to know more about the real parents of Sutton and Emma. Why did their mother only wanted Emma back and not Sutton? And how did Emma eventually end up at this foster system? Dying to know. And will Sutton eventually be killed? Or will she stay alive for the rest of the season?


Love the episode! This is now, one of my favorite shows. It's not boring and ooooh! Tension between Ethan and Emma! Who wouldn't love that!? This episode is my favorite so far. And I wonder what will Thayer do, I mean it's obvious he likes Sutton.


The women on the picture looks a lot like the godfather's daughter whose name I forgot. Just sayin.... .

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

If you weren't worried then why'd you tell him you love him?

Thayer [to Sutton]

Emma doesn't call me sexy...yet.