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The Lying Game Review: Bad Boys and Broken Hearts

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At first, I wondered why this week's episode of The Lying Game earned the title "Bad Boys Break Hearts." After all, it's the ladies on this show who jerk the men around. Then, I discovered the description referred to the Dangerous Dad Duo, Alec and Ted.

Char's mom told Sutton what the viewers have probably already discerned: Ted and Alec broke Annie's heart, hurt her and drove her out of Arizona.

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Why did Char's mom get so emotional, though? I can't believe I didn't realize that the Mercers lived in Los Angeles during Ted's residency. Red flag!! Now I'm starting to think that it was both Ted and Alec who had affairs with Annie. Some of our readers think that Ted could be the biological father and I may be on board with this theory.

Alec says something can always be done, but I think he needs to realize that as his kids grow up he's not going to be able to get away with so much shadiness. What's the deal with Eduardo anyway? What did Alec say or do to him? And why does he want that kid to take Char out?

The hour started off slow, but by the end, my head was totally spinning with questions. The fall-out in the Sutton/Thayer/Ethan/Emma love square is a total reflection of how much of an impact the digital world affects this generation. Sutton wouldn't have known about the kiss if she didn't see pictures online and Emma wouldn't have known about Thayer if it weren't for the video chat.

One couple who looks like they'll be able to survive the little blips in life is Laurel and Justin. We all knew Justin was hiding something and when we found out the truth, I felt so terrible for him. I'm glad Laurel was so supportive about everything.

Things are blowing up all over this show and, boy, what an ending. First, all of the worlds colliding at the scene of Eduardo's surgery; then, Sutton doing what Sutton does and sneaking past security to get her very first glimpse of her mother... right before someone grabbed her from behind. Chilling stuff.

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Chasen, you may be right! I didn't notice the hints to Justin at first but I must admit, it's pretty darn weird. Also, at first I believed that Sutton's stepparents were partners in crime, but actually her stepmom doesn't know much about it. I guess that Ted or Alec are the fathers (well, one of them is and my guess is that it's more likely to be Ted) but I'd sure like to know why the hell is Annie at this hospital, plus what did A&T do to her, which leads me to the mystery: what does Annie have on those two, which they are so afraid to come out? Moreover, why the hell is Char a problem? What did Alec do to Eduardo (who btw, is sooooo darn hot!! + they could show us, if he lives enough, how well he really dances. After all, being the male lead in Step Up 3D, you have to belong to the elite of the dancing world..)? More questions are popping to my head and I'm glad that the questions are being answerd, not like they do in PLL, which is one of my favourite shows, but is starting to annoy me, because it's getting pretty riddiculous at this point. Tho, the questions and mysteries just keep on coming, they're being resolved. It's a progress and imo it's the key to making a good show. Cannot wait to see the next episode :) P.S. I wish you'd written a bit longer review.. :(

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No there's something more to Justin because Laurels dad is giving him hints on how to impress his own daughter, How often do you see that from a dad? I also believe Ted maybe the biological father, I've been speculating about that since an earlier episode....Who knows ugh XD. The shows getting more intense and interesting though.