The Arrangement Season 1 Episode 8 Review: The Betrayal

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It's all about betrayal on The Arrangement Season 1 Episode 8, as Megan and Kyle learn that perhaps the only people they can trust are each other. 

After the break-in, Kyle could have gone to Terence as he did with any other emergency. This time, though, he decided to handle things himself and put in a new security system without Terence's help or approval.

It was a big step for Kyle and the first step to him breaking free of the hold the Institute and Terence has on him.

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DeAnn was alarmed by Terence being so nonchalant about the whole thing, but he seems to think that Kyle is just going through a phase and will return to him and the Institute sooner rather than later.

But I don't think so. At least not while he's with Megan. And now that she's moving in with him, she's going to have an even greater influence on him which means bad news for Terence.

Kyle listens to her, and while she hasn't been trashing either Terence or the Institute, she has been keeping her distance.

She's living her life and surviving quite well, and she's doing it without a third party. 

Kyle sees this and is realizing that he, too, can survive without a third party overseeing him. He's definitely afraid right now, like a child going out on his or her own for the first time, but he's quickly realizing that he can do it.

As long as he has Megan by his side.

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But while he might think Terence is a distant memory, for now, Terence may still be more involved in his life than he imagines.

It wouldn't be surprising to find out that Terence is responsible for the hidden cameras in Kyle's house. It's very believable that Terence could have reached out to the security lady and given her direction.

That could explain Terence's nonchalant attitude about it all because it's hard to believe that Terence would just walk away from his most prized possession.

Terence is going to be letting go of Kyle anytime soon no matter how much Kyle tries to break free.

It's disappointing actually that Kyle is being lulled into a false sense of security, but Terence is setting himself up for disaster.

If Terence is really behind the cameras what does he think he's going to accomplish? All he's going to do is push Kyle further away.

What if Terence isn't behind the hidden cameras?

What if the security lady installed them, despite Kyle's protests, for her own purposes? What if she's going to pull what the detective pulled?

I can't imagine living my life wondering who I can and cannot trust. And at this point, the only person Kyle can trust is Megan.

Right now the only person Megan feels she can trust is Kyle. 

She found out about Hope leaking the pictures and that Shaun has been taking seminars at the Institute. Her best friends have been keeping secrets from her.

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Shaun exposed Hope out of anger, but the truth needed to be told. Megan wasn't about to forgive Hope for what she did no matter how much she begged and tried to explain it away. 

Maybe Megan needs a little bit of time, but I doubt it. Hope is out of the picture. And I'm glad. I didn't much care for Hope anyway.

Shaun, on the other hand, isn't going anywhere anytime soon. She's just been offered a job at Institute as their lawyer, and I guarantee she's going to take it.

It's surprising that Shaun didn't happen to mention it, but then again it really wasn't the time to do it with all the drama happening.

Terence may have asked Shaun to keep it quiet. It would be something he would do. I just hope Shaun realizes the reason she got the job wasn't because they wanted her to be involved in the Institute but that she's an entrance into Kyle and Megan's life.

What better way to control than to have the enemy's best friend working for you?

I don't see Megan being too happy when she learns about Shaun's new job, but she won't break off the friendship. She'll probably need some time to digest it.

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She doesn't trust Terence, and the only thing that might work is if she convinces Shaun to run away from Terence and the Institute as fast as she can.

Who knows what secrets Shaun knows about Megan, but whatever they are, Terence is about to find out, and that is going to be bad news for Megan and Kyle.

Megan also has other issues to deal with like finding out her childhood idol is nothing but a two-faced bitch.

What a bummer that is.

At least she's learning early on that in the business of Hollywood you watch your own back because no one else will be watching it for you.

Megan will survive. She always has.

With Megan by his side, Kyle will survive, too. And the two of them together will be stronger than ever.

What did you think of "The Betrayal"? Was it a good idea for Megan and Kyle to move in together? Who's watching them? 

Hit the comments and share your thoughts!

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The Betrayal Review

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The Arrangement Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

You can't treat your actors like glorified props.

Charlotte

I've got plenty of things to catch up on until Kyle finds his way back which he will as soon as he realizes that he is not built to do this alone.

Terence