So this is it, the revelations we were offered in this week’s The Lying Game, ‘To Lie For’, will have to sate us for an undetermined amount of time, with this spring finale the last in currently scheduled episodes for the show. Before we get into the review, go and show your support before ABC Family put it on the shelf permanently.
Now, what did we discover in this mind-blowing finale? The identity of Theresa’s killer, for one, but it might not be the same guy who killed Derek back in season one. Then there’s Jordan’s little admission to Mads, so are we to believe there’s three separate murderers hanging around, or could they cross over a little more than we’re thinking right now. Could Derek have been the brother Jordon killed? It’s doubtful, but we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. Anyway, back to Theresa’s attacker – was it who you thought it was?
My theory, and that of some of the lovely commenters, turned out to be correct, and baby-faced Thayer has been revealed as a very dodgy character indeed. Thank god Emma got out when she did, but it’ll still be heartbreaking for her when she finds out the guy she chose to lose her virginity to is actually a killer. The most surprising thing about all of this is what a u-turn we’ve seen for Alec’s character, as he’s no longer a suspect and it turns out he was just trying to protect his son all along.
But why did he do it in the first place? One theory is that he hated her for helping free Alec from jail, since Thayer is one of the people who put him behind bars in the first place. Now that the twin secret has been revealed to everyone except Kristen (poor clueless Kristen), the only thing that makes sense would be for at least one of these killings to have nothing to do with the secret, and that certainly seems to be the case here. Thayer has nothing to gain from protecting the identity of the twins, so there must be something else going on.
There were some lovely moments in this week’s episode – one of which was the bonding conversation between Emma and Sutton. The two girls are acting like sisters for the first time, and we can assume that Thayer’s two ex-girlfriends will find it easy to unite against him when the time comes. One obstacle to their new relationship could be Ethan, of course, since the dynamic switches all over again this week. Emma finally chooses him over Thayer before he rejects her, and then one of the final scenes sees Ethan sweetly forgive Sutton for all she’s done. I’ve really had enough of the love square, so he needs to pick one.
We definitely got to see a different side to Sutton this week, with the fears over her family choosing Emma over her really very sad to watch. As Ethan says, it’s definitely a possibility after the way she’s acted over the past year, but they’ll almost definitely choose the daughter they raised over the daughter who fooled them. That said, I don’t think Kristen would reject Emma once she knows the truth, and we’ll probably see Sutton, Laurel and Emma share a family home at some point in the near future.
I also really enjoyed Emma’s teardown of Rebecca, who is forced to go on the run this week after she’s implicated in Theresa’s murder. She may have figured out who the real killer was, but now she’s presumably a suspect for Alec’s murder (if he’s dead, of course). These people’s lives are so full of secrets that they’ll literally throw anyone off of a roof – even their own husbands. Her reunion with Emma has been a long time coming, and I was glad that she was finally able to have her say. Will we see Rebecca if and when we return, or is this the end for the character now that she’s on the run?
I really loved this episode and sincerely hope that the back end of season two will be appearing on our schedules sometime soon. As predicted, we got a lot of satisfying answers mixed in with some tantalising new questions, and I can’t wait to try and solve them when The Lying Game returns. What did you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.