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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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (237 Votes)

A lot of us here are feeling sorry for Kristen. Although she's been nothing but a sympathetic, humble, loving person, I think she has a few dirty secrets of her own. It is The Lying Game after all. I also see a physical resemblance to Rebecca & the twins, which is how I predicted they were probs mum & daughters. I hope they bring Char back. This would mean she and the twins are cousins!! I would love to see how all that pans out! And I don't think Sutton knew from the beginning as everyone is saying! WHat a waste of time searching for Annie Hobbes then with the Thayer that would've been!


Also i think Annie Hobbes tild Sutton that rebecca was the mother and then Sutton found Rebecca which brought her back which is when they started all the planning of there devious plan and Alec deserved the arrest he made everyones life hell and maybe there will be some twist and Suttons and Rebeccas plan was for good to get rid of Alec (which would be hard to believe seeing how they are) I LOVE THIS SHOW I COULD WATCH IT FOR HOURS LOL


we need a season 2 this is my favorite show i was going insane with different feelings this episode i hope season 2 comes quick i knew from the beginning rebecca was the mother i need to know what the plan was between sutton and rebecca and emma and ethan need to get back together!!


season 2! season 2!


We seriously NEED a second season...


Ted is Sutton and Emma's dad so they want to get rid of Alec cause he protects Ted and Kristen cause she's his wife


What episode!, Many things happened. I felt many things, I´m crazy !.
Poor Mads and Thayer. Thayer and Emma so tender, they deserve each other. When I see Thayer and Emma together I think they are better than Ethan and Emma.
I love Ethan and I hope you do not give up. I know that sounds contradictory but in season 2 I want to see how Ethan Emma struggle. I think it can be very romantic.
Rebecca and Sutton are the same. they are vengeful and do not mind destroying people. I want to know how to follow your plan. they have their reasons, Sutton, because Ted and Kristen lied him all his life. I wanna know what happened between Rebecca, Alec and Ted. Ted betrayed? and Alec took his girls?.
Sutton hates Kristen. Sutton see what Kristen suffers and does not care. Kristen was with her since childhood, love her, cared. I do not understand.


Emma and Thayer have no romantic chemistry! They have more of a brother/sister relationship so seeing them together would be disturbing! Bad boy Ethan with sweet Emma is a much better match with much better chemistry! I think it's unrealistic that Emma would kick Ethan to the curb so quickly. After all, she pulled him away from her twin. Ethan should have said exactly what he said to Sutton at the jail cell-much more convincing, but this is a soap so kinks are inevitable. I predict Emma and Ethan will be back together eventually.
Ted is obviously the twin’s father. The big question is if he was aware that Rebecca delivered twins? Based on what we’ve seen of Ted, he would have adopted them both if he'd known. If he did know, he probably thought Emma died in the fire (which may explain the botched surgery/important phone call). If Ted knew Emma was alive he would have been suspicious like Alec, particularly since he's living with Emma/Sutton and has witnessed multiple personalities.


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Rebecca wants payback on Alec and is going to make him suffer for his past involvement in her affair with Ted and ultimate adoption of their twins. I also think something is up with Chars mom and Rebecca since she so conveniently had to leave town. We know that Chars mom did not like Aunt Rebecca. I think they're going to have a difficult time convincing viewers that Sutton knew Rebecca the entire season . Too many things do not add up for that to be true. It would only make sense for Sutton to have made this discovery and plot with Rebecca later on in the season. Do you really think Sutton would allow herself to be held captive at Annie Hobbs hospital if she already knew the truth?! I'm very anxious to hear these explanations next season!


Great episode, I hope it gets a second season

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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]