Everyone has a secret, but it takes a lot of effort to keep those secrets secret.
On television, sometimes the secret is what makes the show.
Here are 13 characters who have secrets they don't want anyone finding out (well most of them don't!)
Spencer Has a Secret Twin - Pretty Little Liars
Throughout Pretty Little Liars Season 7, Spencer hadn't been acting like herself. And for good reason – it wasn't her. Turns out Mary Drake had another secret daughter, Alex Drake. Spencer met her darling twin when she was kidnapped and locked in a cell by her mother. We learned all Alex's backstory and how she pretended to be Spencer for over a year. It was a shocking revelation but made absolute sense after it was revealed.
Lucifer is the Devil, Like, Really the Devil - Lucifer
The biggest secret for the people of Los Angeles is that the Devil really does walk among them. Although he's not afraid of telling people who he really is (he does call himself Lucifer after all), people just don't believe him until he really shows them what he is. That was the case with Dr. Linda who spent several days in shock at the revelation, but now openly accepts her new devilish friend. How long before Lucifer shares his secret with Chloe? It could be coming soon!
Megan Hides The Truth - The Arrangement
At the end of the Arrangement Season 1, it looked like Megan had been transformed by the Institute of the Higher Mind. Kyle was so proud of her for having finally accepted their principles. Turns out Megan had been faking compliance to get all the information she needed to bring the Institute down. Will she succeed, or did she make a mistake when she shared her secret with Shaun?
Clifford Killed Jason - Riverdale
The central mystery of Riverdale Season 1 was who killed Jason Blossom. Turns good ole dad did the dirty deed, but we're not really sure exactly what his motive was for killing his own son because Clifford hung himself at the end of the season. There are many theories including that he didn't want Jason and Polly to be together because they were – gasp – cousins! Or it could be that Jason didn't want to get into the family business. Whatever the reason, it may or may not be revealed in Riverdale Season 2, but we loved the drama surrounding this well-kept secret.
Red is Lizzy's Daddy - The Blacklist
There was a reason Red only wanted to speak with Elizabeth Keen, but he kept his connection to Liz a secret for four seasons. We finally got confirmation of what we all suspected from the very beginning when Liz presented Red with the DNA results that he was really her father. It was a heartwarming moment to watch him admit to the truth, and we're happy the secret is finally out!
Gordon Kills Galavan - Gotham
On the mid-season finale of Gotham Season 2, Gordon crossed a bigger line than he ever had before when he killed Theo Galavan while Penguin watched. Jim never admitted to his crime and even lied about it in front of the GCPD police board blaming Penguin for Galavan's death. Jim has never paid for his crime and has never shared his secret with anyone.
Smurf Skims From The Top - Animal Kingdom
For all the years that Smurf has been doing jobs with her boys, she's been skimming from the top and keeping her stash in a secret storage facility. That's a lot of cash and jewelry! Her secret was safe until Baz found out and stole everything back with J's unwilling help. Now, Smurf is sitting in jail and Baz is lying on the street near death with a gunshot wound to his chest!
President Bartlet Has M.S. - The West Wing
Josiah Bartlet wasn't about MS get in his way of becoming President, but when it was revealed he had been keeping it a secret, many were shocked. The revelation caused him all sorts of political trouble and while some of his staff were understanding, others were not.
Killing is His Pastime - Dexter
Miami Metro Homicide had no idea they had a serial killer in their midst. Dexter was a blood splatter analyst with the department who liked to kill in his spare time. He didn't kill innocent people, though, only other killers, but that still doesn't make what he did right. While the department was shocked to learn of Dexter's past time, he made it look like he was being framed. He never did pay for his crimes.
Who's the Real Walter White? - Breaking Bad
Walter White was a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who had a dark and dangerous alter ego known as Heisenberg. After being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, Walter needed to do something to pay for his treatments and provide for his family, so he did what any good chemistry teacher would do – he started manufacturing crystal meth. In the beginning, his intent was only to create and sell, but as he got more involved in the drug trade, the darker he became until we could barely recognize who the real Walter White was.
Cassidy Slept with Tulip - Preacher
On Preacher Season 1, Tulip and Cassidy have sex in the back of her car after Jesse rejects her request to go on a job. When Cassidy learns that she and Jesse have a relationship, Cassidy is mortified and he and Tulip vow never to tell Jesse about what happened. Cassidy is still in love with Tulip and isn't too thrilled with the way Jesse treats her, yet he still hasn't spilled the beans about his and Tulip's sexcapade. How long Cassidy will be able to keep the secret is anyone's guess.
Liv is a Zombie - iZombie
Okay, this isn't a big secret to the fans of the show since we've known she's a zombie all along, but Liv has had to keep it a secret from everyone else, which has proved a bit difficult. The most important person she's was hiding her secret from was Clive, but at the end of iZombie Season 2, he finally learned the truth about his brain-eating partner and friend. Clive was shocked, but he took the news like a champ. We always knew he would.
An Angel of Death - Mary Kills People
A doctor is supposed to help people, and in a way, Mary Harris is helping people. By day she is an ER doctor, but at night she helps people die on their own terms by providing a euthanization service. She has a partner, Des, and she gets paid very well, but she is assisting in people's suicide, which is a crime. How soon before everything finally falls apart?