The Lying Game Review: "Over Exposed"

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The was way harsh, Sutton. Bitching out your sister when she's doing YOU a favor? Not cool. In "Over Exposed," we discovered many things, including why Sutton Mercer is known as such a brat.

Was anyone surprised that Ethan finally planted a big smooch on Emma? He basically found a more genuine, good-hearted, and identical version of his girlfriend.

Homecoming Dance Pic

These sisters will eventually have to come face to face and when they do it's not going to be pretty. Kind of like the confrontation between Alec had with Eduardo for hooking up with his teenage daughter. Poor Eduardo, he tried to do the right thing and ended up hearing an extremely secret and important conversation about the girls birth mother.

Alas, we found out that
Annie Hobbs is alive. She's also in an institution, drawing pictures of her long lost girls. As the desperation in Sutton's search heightened, she ended up landing herself on a red flag list at Annie's hospital. The staff is now under strict instructions not to let her in.

Somebody (Alec, duh) is trying to keep Sutton and Emma away from the birth mother, but why? And what was with that 80s prom picture that Ted showed to Emma and then got all weird about? These new revelations raise all of the stakes and add more fuel to viewers' theories.

I have to say, as a fan of TLG's sister show, Pretty Little Liars, I'm pleased that developments actually go down each week on TLG. Instead of being consistently strung along, we're unraveling the mystery. Knowing that you'll finally get some answers makes you want to tune in more.

Well... aside from the original plot point of the girls looking for the mother. Now, we've got a bunch of new drama on the horizon. Emma and Ethan kissed. Sutton is pissed at Emma and rebounded with Thayer, her best friend's brother. Mads and Eduardo are no longer a secret.

All of these hook ups are starting to make this feel like Gossip Girl, but hey, the juicier the better! After all, that's what indulgent teen soap operas are for, keeping us on the edge of our seats.


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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (62 Votes)

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@Love - Where did you see the preview for next weeks episode?


@xoxodanielle- Eduardo was hiding in the closet when Alec was on the phone telling the nurse not to let Sutton into the Hospital and made mention of 'how much he was paying'


I'm confused. I know Eduardo is getting into trouble with Alec but what did he hear about the mother, Annie Hobbs?


I do think that Laurel's boyfriend knows something, or is just pretending to be her boyfriend because he works for Alec, or something like that.
I saw in the preview of next weeks episode that Sutton is coming back... ?


This actually sucks. I feel bad for Sutton. That poor girl had to grow up surrounded by Alec, Nisha, and her adoptive parents lying to her. That girl keeps her what is really important to her as close to the vest as possible. Ethan was her freedom from her life. Emma was the family she finally had that was genuinely her own. She trusted her sister Emma with everything, her whole life, and kept her secret from everyone. Ethan is better off with Emma, but Sutton and Emma needs each other desperately. Emma literally has no family other then Sutton, and this lying game she's been playing would destroy any chance she might have of being included in Sutton's Social circle. Sutton needs one person she can trust, one person that is hers; and that person is Emma. That homecoming situation and Ethan's betrayal could cause a lot of damage to Emma and Sutton's relationship; the only relationship that needs to remain intact.


This series has good pacing. Storylines aren't dragged on forever but they aren't rushed either. The ending of this ep was so sad. I think Laurel's bf is involved with the main plot.


I really liked the episode. And I hope that Emma and Ethan are getting together. It was so sweet to see them kissing. I'm definitely an Emma and Ethan fan!
I hope that Sutton finds their mom and that she can find a way to actually talk to her. I'm curious about when one of the two girls is going to disappear, because I thought the show was about that too actually.
Can't wait to see next weeks episode!

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Doesn't that mean I'm grandfathered in?


I don't get it. We've been planning your campaign since 8th grade. I'm the Pippa to your Kate!

Char [to Emma]