The Lying Game Review: The Lying Gang

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Last week's concluding scene on The Lying Game left us with a lot of questions for Ted Mercer. Mainly: why was Ted visiting Derek Rogers grave

In "The Grave Truth," we got more answers than we could've bargained for. Then again, after the ending scene, my head is spinning with a whole new set of questions! Let's break it all down.

Desperate Measures Are Used

Emma (posing as Sutton) confronted Ted at Derek's grave. She wouldn't give him his hospital badge back without getting some answers first. I have to say she really has some balls considering Ted was one of the main suspects of The Lying Game Season 2.

Alec had a great point when he stopped Dan from choking Ted out at the police station: Ted may make a lot of mistakes, but look at the guy, he's not the killer. Ted was practically crapping his pants!

With Ted's confession that he is Sutton's birth father and Rebecca is her mother, he swore those were all the secrets. Like Emma, I genuinely believed him and believed that he didn't kill Derek or know about the twins. Now that Sutton revealed her twin to Ted, which was a great moment, it was time to rally and get everyone on the same page. 

The friends were all on the same page and Laurel got the twins on board together early on. Well, the friends were almost all on the same page; Thayer was conveniently left out, something that has become more common in the past few weeks. Why do you think this is? Do you think everyone else is getting the same shady vibe that we the viewers are? What about that comment last week that everything Alec has done, he's done for Thayer? Also didn't that figure who stole from Rebecca's house have the same body as Thayer?

I know that all signs point to Rebecca, but it would just be too easy if Rebecca we're the killer. Too convenient. There's also the question of whether the same person killed both Derek and Theresa. That's right, Theresa is no longer with us. This was highly suspected, but now confirmed since we saw her lifeless body floating in the country club pool. Her body and her cell phone were both planted in a public place. 

Where do we go from here? All the reveals this week made me even more excited for next week's The Lying Game spring finale! My favorite quote of the episode definitely went to Sutton when referring to Alec:

No offense guys, but at some point you're going to have to stop being surprised by things that man did in the mid-90s. | permalink

So true Sutton, so true. I wonder if Alec's love Kristen will be able to forgive him when she finds out about the twins? What did everyone else think of all the reveals? Excited for the spring finale?


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sorry. continuing the thought... sacrifice Sutton all long, while it is also possible that Alec intended to sacrifice Emma all along. The problem with all of these theories, of course, is that the character motivations are still unclear. Killing people as a means of getting together with one's lover seems like a hard sell to me, especially for such driven, devious, smart and successful people, so maybe something spookier is going on after all.


I agree with showstopper. Thayer's the most likely suspect for the box, at Alex's incitement. The question will be what he does with it. I have a rather far-out-there theory. Is it possible that Rebecca committed one murder (Derek) and Alec (Theresa)? Interestingly, none of this makes sense unless either or both of them have some means of continuing to conceal the secret of the twins, and that means that one or both of the twins may need to die. My guess is that Rebecca has been using Sutton and actually intends (or intended) to do away with her, leaving her to form a family with Ted and Emma, with Emma blissfully ignorant of the details of the plot (on which point she'd be mistaken, but until this episode she didn't know that). In fact, this may have been her plan all alone. Do we know that the Beverly Hills home where Jordan grew up wasn't the same one Emma was supposed to be at.. and Alec could've thwarted Emma's placement there? It may be that Rebecca intended to sacrifice Sutton from the start. It is also possible that Alec could've planned it the other way around - to sacrifice Emma for Sutton.


OMFG! This episode should win an award! Best episode of 2013 so far...


@dewdrop, TLG is on the bubble I believe.


RIP Theresa. Series has good pacing. So is the ubervillain the true antagonist?


And nobody even thinks that the murderer is Sutton. For me all clues only point to Sutton. In the previews, we see Rebecca in an airplane hanger as some arrives on a motorcycle. And we know who rides; Ethan, Jordan, and Sutton. My only question is: has Sutton been working with someone else, like Jordan?


I watched the episode again and it definitely looks like a girl stealing the box. I suspect Laurel


This show has gradually bacome one of my favourite this season- i am so sad the finale is upon us already! This episode was amazing! Lots of answers were given- Sutton and Emma are on much better terms- I also liked Alec's and Ted's scenes. Jordan is a great addition to the cast too.
I have only on question: Is the show considered successful? What are the ratings for it? Will it be renewed for a 3rd season? Pls someone answer me!


I think I will be both disappointed and depressed if Thayer somehow ends up behind some of this especially because I am pretty sure he could only be responsible for Theresa (I am not positive, but wasn't he in L.A. when Derek was killed?). But if he did, wow, I never would have guessed. Well, I must admit I am guessing that Sutton is the actual twin whose life is in danger at the end of the season and because they did the quick switch, the intended victim was actually Emma and Emma and I am guessing Ethan and Laurel decide it makes more sense to have Emma keep posing as Sutton for protection. I really hope they haven't decided to push Emma's actual life under the rug, I kind of hope that the fact that Rebecca saw pictures of them both gets to Emma, because I kind of want to see justifiable angry Emma that the woman was so caught up in her own plans that she couldn't actually come and claim Emma from the foster system when she was settled and re adopt her? I am glad we absolved Jordan of a lot of stuff.


This was an amazing episode! For once, we actually got some answers.. If Rebecca is not the killer, I can't see how anyone else would care so much about this secret to kill a person.. It is possible that Thayer was the guy that stole the box, because Alec asked him for help!

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The Lying Game Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Laurel: I mean, we suspected it.
Emma: I know but he confirmed it, Laurel. We're sisters. We're related by blood.

Alec, he's the one that arranged your whole adoption, under the table of course. And I know that was wrong but how can I regret that? It gave me you.

Ted [to Emma]