The Lying Game Review: Coming to Their Twinsenses
Just like its sister show, Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game is starting to get so crazy that I might have to keep a list of theories written down just to keep it all straight! In "Twinsense and Sensibility," Emma and Sutton learned the name of their birth mother, a major feat.
This huge tip was stumbled upon by a recurring nightmare the girls both had as children. Now, I'm not a twin so I can't verify this, but is this whole "I can feel what my long lost twin feels as some part of special twin-intuition" theory at all legit?
I'm ashamed to admit that the only other time I ever heard of this powerful theory was in that Lindsay Lohan stripper movie I Know Who Killed Me. It's okay if you judge me based on my movie history, we've all made mistakes! But I digress, as this this twinsense turned out to be a major help for Emma and Sutton.
Here are a few things that we know for sure: Emma almost suffocated in a fire when she was a child. She and Sutton both have a recurring nightmare about this incident. Their birth mother's name was Annie Hobbs. Alec and Ted are in cahoots and know what happened to Annie Hobbs. Alec is extremely creepy.
He obviously knows that Emma has taken Sutton's place, considering he saw Sutton with Thayer in LA when he was playing Peeping Tom last week. Why did he feel the need to scare the crap out of Emma by tailing her with his car?
Many viewers have been theorizing that Alec and Ted know what happened to the birth mother and now it has been confirmed. You could tell the second Ted glanced at the notepad that it must have had Annie written on it because he lied his way out of that house as fast as he could. Whatever happened obviously seems to haunt Ted. Alec, on the other hand, is more than happy to take care of the dirty work.
Here is my theory and I would love it for you guys to weigh in on it: Alec and Ted intended to get rid of Annie Hobbs in some way that involved the fire. As for why, I believe that after she took back Emma, she was going to come back for Sutton, too. Obviously Ted wasn't going to let that happen. But why was was it all so shady? Why was it all so backdoor to begin with? Most of all, why is Alec the one obsessing over it?
Perhaps Alec cheated on Mads' mother with this Annie woman and was afraid of what she might do, so he attempted to broker the twins into safe families? The girls did mention how it was odd that their parents all used to be best friends and now they're not. Alec also has an unusual amount of interest in Sutton and Thayer's relationship. Maybe it's because they are actually brother and sister? That is, if this theory pans out.
In the meantime, I don't think that Mrs. Mercer is clued in to whatever the secret is. I also don't know why Emma keeps emphasizing how amazing she thinks Sutton's petty, immature friends Mads are Char are, when it's really Sutton's sister Laurel who is the coolest of the bunch.
So many mysteries, so little time. Looking forward to finding out more next week.
The Lying Game: "Twinsense and Sensibility"
Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.