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The Lying Game Season Finale Review: A Deal with The Devil

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Wow. I'm still catching my breath from that ending. The season finale of The Lying Game presented us with the rushed nuptials of Alec and Rebecca, and oh boy was it certainly an "Unholy Matrimony."

We've had 19 episodes of prep to get us ready for this moment, but I was still left with my jaw hanging. Before we get to all the good stuff, I will start off by telling you why I didn't give this episode a perfect five stars.

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Before the end credits panned over to Sutton and we got the big reveal that Rebecca is indeed the mother, I thought the episode was over. ABC Family dramas have the habit of hyping something and then leaving the reveal to the last 10 seconds. This drives me crazy!

Now we have a whole new set of questions and we're still waiting for a confirmation on season two. I only knocked it half a point, however, because we finally know the identity of the mother! Some may think that in itself was a bombshell, but as I was specifically told, it's something we would have never seen coming and a lot of people had predicted Rebecca to be the birth mother.

The real bombshell was that Sutton was in on it all. Whatever "it" may be. Sutton knows Rebecca is her mother, Rebecca knows her twins are both alive and that Emma is pretending to be Sutton. So was this Rebecca's plan the whole time? Is she the one who set up the car crash? My main question here is simple: What's in it for Rebecca?

Despite the fact that I don't think Alec is dumb enough to hide a murder weapon in his golf bag, I do think that he killed Derek. Thus, Rebecca is his alibi and by marrying her she doesn't have to testify under spousal privilege. So again, what does Rebecca want? What is in it for her?

For starters she had Sutton push Emma into telling Kristen about the locket. Rebecca obviously still loves Ted and wants Kristen out of the way. I'm just wondering why Sutton hates Kristen so much that she would want to put her through that. Or is she doing her a favor? Ted lied to Kristen and his kids for all of these years and said the birth mother wasn't around. 

Do Rebecca and Sutton want to screw over both Ted and Alec? Perhaps. Both of them are definitely in the doghouse right now so it looks that way. Also, Emma has been pushed into Thayer's arms and now Sutton thinks she has a shot at Ethan again. 

I was left with a lot of questions, a sense of relief and excitement over the possibility of a second season. I feel terrible for Kristen, but think that perhaps she is better off knowing that her husband is a liar and cheater. Maybe she can start her life over. 

So... were you guys satisfied with this finale? When do you think Sutton figured out Rebecca was their mother? Are Emma and Ethan over for good? Weigh in now with your season finale thoughts.

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Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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So I just finished the finale of the lying game and i have to say I was not surprised to find out that "Rebecca" was the twins mother, Sutton is a bitch I can't believe what shes doing to her own sister. and as for Alec and ted's secret i've suspected that Alec is actually the twins father but now i'm thinking that ted is. and as for annie hobbs i think it might be an alias and that she could be caroline (Theyer and Madds mother) just my speculation but i cant wait for season 2

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I don't get it...that wasn't very shocking. Obviously Rebecca only married Alec for sort of revenge and the picture is real, since she sent it to her own cellphone from her laptop. Sutton such an evil little bitch, so it's a good twist she's working with her mother but not really OMFG worthy. Kind of disappointed in "bomb shell". I hope its a really good secret between Ted and Alec about Sutton and the adoption to make up for this finale.

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I am a annie hobbs fan I believe she desrves a second chance and if she isnt the mom why keep the girls away from her.

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I think that annie hobbs deserve's to be released form the mental hospital she never killed any one and I believe she haswrongly accused and treated badly. At least she wanted the twins rebecca didn'tif she did she wouldn't have given them away. How do we know that annie hobb's baby is really dead.

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season 2!! please! renew this show!! i'm from South Amerca and I LOVE IT

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BEST SHOW EVER!! PLEASE LET THERE BE A SEASON TWO I NEED ANSWERS

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This is what I think is going on. I think that Ted and Rebecca are the biological parents to the twins. I think that Alec forced Rebecca into giving the twins to ted and kristen. i still dont know why rebecca was going to marry alec unless it was to ruin him and take his money. if rebecca wanted to be back in her girls lives why doesnt she just come clean to kristen about what happened take a dna test and go from there. i also dont think that it was alec who killed that kid. based on his previous actions he would not be stupid enough to leave the murder weapon in his golf back, expecially since rebecca told him that people suspected him of doing it, he would have ditched it. i think that it was rebecca and that she set him up.

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This season finale was amazing! Please ABC family don't pull another nine lives of Chloe king and finish another series on a cliffhanger!!!!

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please bring season 2 I am a 50 year old mom / nana and I love this show it has a great cast. I am an EMMA fan want to see her and Ethan together and now his brother is happy this is too much to leave us hanging and want to see Alec get his butt in the slammer and think of all the criminals that may walk because he put them behind bars wow could get real interesting. I love Kristen hope Emma comes clean and stays with family let Sutton go with Rebecca... they are deserving of each other.. please season 2 don't leave us hanging...

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I think that Ted is the actual father of the twins. I think that is why Sutton is in on it with Rebecca. They possibly want to create a real family and screw Alec over in the long run. I mean, what would be so big that Alec would have to cover up for Ted in such a way that Ted feels like he owes him forever? And why would they care/feel like they had to take care of Rebecca and the twins if neither of them (alec or ted) were the father? I am surprised that the father question hasn't come up yet. Possibly next season?

The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 20 Quotes

Oh my God, something's happening. I actually think I feel bad for you.

Sutton [to Emma]

Is that why you waited until we were half naked in a motel room to tell me you were into Sutton?

Emma [to Ethan]
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