The Lying Game Review: Who is the Snake?

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Somehow, week after week, The Lying Game is able to top itself. "Dead Man Talking" was no exception, delivering more answers and a very shocking death.

Let's just say it was a pretty easy guess as to who the snake would be. All the clues were there. Derek's shock at seeing "Sutton" alive, Dan picking him up next to the lake, Derek's desperation with Alec, etc.

Unhappy Sutton

We still have yet to figure out who sent the note. In addition, why was Derek only supposed to bring Sutton to a parking lot? Then what? And who is Derek so afraid of that he'd risk a beatdown... or apparently worse?

All signs of Derek's killer point to Alec. We know he wasn't home at the exact time and he's the only one we know of who needs Derek to keep quiet and has enough to control him. Did anyone get chills down his/her spine when Alec told Dan that following up with Derek would be a "dead end?"

I know I did. Alec gives a meaner ice stare than any mean girl out there! It seems there's one person who's not afraid to go up against him, thugh, and I'm not talking about Mads' little lie. I'm talking about Rebecca, who obviously feels like she's got Alec on the hook, so much so that it's time to go ring shopping!

Until this point, Laurel was my favorite character on the show. She's witty, adorable, loving and she's got quite a set of pipes! But I have to say that Charisma Carpenter is slowly wedging her way into first place. How awesome is she? I love when you get some badass adults on a teen show. No offense to Kristen, but she can be a little stiff.

I wish we could've seen more of Rebecca and Annie's interaction at the hospital. I wonder if this is the last we've seen of Annie Hobbs. Obviously Alec and Rebecca both want Annie in that clinic, but only Alec seems to have the relationship with the doctor in charge. Two devious and shady adults, what a perfect pair!

Ted and Kristen, on the other hand, I don't know how they don't realize yet that it's not their own daughter. Same goes for Laurel. Then again, Laurel is immersed in her own teenage drama. Speaking of drama, do you trust Justin this time around?

Sutton and Emma are like night and day. Sutton has the biggest chip on her shoulder and it's hard to root for her. I'd still really like to know what led to her becoming such a difficult little bitch. I'd also really like Emma to grow some balls and stop going along with all of Sutton's plans.

Next week should be interesting, now that Ethan is a suspect in Derek's death and had to flee town with Sutton. The communication between Sutton and Emma obviously sucks because they can't keep their simple lies straight with their friends. I wonder how Emma will hold up in police questioning?

What do you all think? Who do you think killed Derek? What will happen on Ethan and Sutton's road trip? Lastly, what is Rebecca's grand plan? Is Alec definitely guilty or is everything just a little too obvious?

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 15 Quotes

Derek is a stoner and a moron, I doubt he realizes there's two of us.

Sutton

We just found out that Annie Hobbs isn't our mother and you're asking me about a blouse?

Emma [to Sutton]

The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 15 Music

  Song Artist
Song Start A Revolution Stefan Litrownik & Louis Yoelin
Monsters are waiting ones and zeros Ones And Zeros Monsters Are Waiting iTunes
Song I Miss You Mark Strassner