OH-EM-GEE, did that just happen? "East of Emma" amped up the action for a mindblowing mid-season finale of The Lying Game.
Sutton is back in Phoenix and ready to destroy the twin she begged to take her place. Problem is, there's more than a few people who want to destroy Sutton, one who obviously went to extreme measures to make sure she didn't make it to her own birthday party.
The twins' 17th birthday party was the perfect setting to get everyone together for when the bombs dropped. But, of course, Alec had something up his sleeve and Sutton never made it. The one part he underestimated was Annie. I also think that Justin still knows something.
Let's break it down piece by piece shall we? Ethan is such a cutie and dropped the L word to Emma (and accidentally Sutton). I love the solidarity between him and Emma, he's ready and willing to go anywhere for her. I'm surprised he didn't realize that it wasn't Emma on the video chat. In fact, I'm surprised and concerned that Sutton's own family hasn't figured the switcheroo out at this point.
My mother would know if it were not me. Just sayin'. That brief exchange between the real Sutton and Kristen was so cold and bitter that it should have tipped Kristen off that it was not the same girl who was hugging her and crying just a few hours earlier.
Sutton had so much anger towards Emma for "stealing her life." I think the only thing she can legitimately be mad about is Ethan. Yes, her twin did unintentionally steal her boyfriend. As for stealing her life? We've gone over this. She basically gave Emma no choice and told her it would be two days. What was the girl supposed to do?
Besides, if Sutton weren't such a bitch to everyone, maybe they would have missed her more? I think it's safe to say I'm on Team Emma at this point.
No matter how over Sutton I am, she still did not deserve what happened to her! Would Alec really go as far as attempt to kill his God-daughter to keep his secret? Personally, I think that Derek was the one in the back of Sutton's car. That whole scene reminded me of an urban legend and hardcore freaked me out.
Lastly, Annie made a creepy hooded appearance at the birthday party. So now what? We have a few months to ponder what will happen next.
Here's my theory: I think this is the point where the writers might take a cue from the book. As readers know - SPOILER ALERT - Sutton is actually dead in the books and someone is threatening Emma to continue to take Sutton's place or she'll be next. The question is, would Alec go so far as to kill off Sutton and blackmail Emma? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section and hopefully I'll see you in 2012!