The Lying Game Review: Close, But No Cigar

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This week's episode of The Lying Game set us up to enjoy a saucy little road trip, but unfortunately there were a few interruptions. In "Weekend of Living Dangerously," Emma and Ethan did their usual back and forth and something tells me I'm not the only one who was left a little bit frustrated.

It seems like everything that was about to happen just didn't pan out. For instance, the kids never made it to Coachella, Mads and Thayer never got to confront Alec, Ted kept lying to Kristen and Emma came very close to cashing in her v-card.

When we left off last week, Ethan was giving Emma the cold shoulder because he thought she slept with Thayer. Emma, in turn, was told that Ethan had slept with Sutton. Both were flat out lies cooked up by the one and only devious Sutton Mercer. Hey, if she can't be happy then why should anyone else be, right?

An Extreme  Close Up

Can you guess which twin is giving the icy glare in the photo above? I'm going to guess that the snapshot is from the confrontation scene in the cabin. You know, the one with the slap hear 'round the world. I have to say, I haven't gotten that jazzed up about a bitch slap since that crazy episode of Real World: Seattle back in the day!

I'm not saying physical violence is ever the answer, but Sutton had it coming. Emma has been a puppet this whole season. Sure, Sutton took her out of the foster system and away from a creepy foster brother, but she dragged her into a whole new mess including a murder mystery. 

It's been one Hell of a ride this season and the penultimate episode got things to a perfect boiling point, ready to explode in next week's finale. At least, this is what I hope. I have to say I'm getting a bit frustrated by the constant build of mystery and the lack of answers.

For those who thought that Rebecca having Ted's picture in a locket was a big deal, that was no big surprise. All it did was solidify a theory that was pretty much a sure thing. Rebecca either used to sleep with Ted... or Alec and Ted's paranoia, Kristen's suspicions and other clues all pointed to it being Ted.

Another thing, Alec is 100 percent NOT the girls' father. Lest we forget that Sutton and Thayer slept together and this is an ABC Family show. Having a sudsy, sexy teen soap is completely different than incorporating an incest storyline! The writers just simply would not have had Sutton sleep with her half-brother. I know other ABC Family programs have had some blurring of the lines, but keep in mind that it was never sex in those cases.

So what's the motive for Rebecca to get in good with Alec? And did she just propose marriage with a ring she had already picked out? Little creepy, no? These are answers I hope we will find out on the finale. Who knows, maybe he over-sharing old housekeeper will swoop in and stop the wedding by revealing the rest of Rebecca's secrets!

Also something I hope we can resolve is the Emma/Ethan/Sutton love triangle. While I'm glad Ethan didn't go through with taking Emma's virginity while lying to her, he still didn't come clean soon enough for my liking. She asked point blank at the trailer if something happened with Sutton. Ethan shouldn't have lied to begin with. In addition, if he was going to spring the truth on his girlfriend, he could've chosen a less vulnerable moment, say... I don't know, maybe when she was clothed? 

I'm still disappointed in you, Mr. Whitehorse. Speaking of the tall, dark and handsome fellows, I will be interviewing Blair Redford early tomorrow. When you hit the comments with your thoughts on tonight's episode, don't forget to leave any questions you would like me to ask!! See you guys next week for the big finale!

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

Didn't feel like being the only former murder suspect at the pep rally.

Ethan [about school]

You're having boy troubles, which is still a crippling form of impairment.

Mads [Emma]