The Lying Game Season 2 Review “A Kiss Before Lying”

The Lying Game Season 2 Episode 4 A Kiss Before Lying (2)

The characters on The Lying Game are always skating on thin ice, but this week’s episode, ‘A Kiss Before Lying’, sees their lies unravel even more. It can’t be long before everything blows up in their faces, with Laurel getting closer to the truth about her sister and Sutton discovering some home truths about mommy and daddy Mercer.

Alec is still acting creepy, and I could still do without the sly comments and ominous looks between him and Rebecca. I like my villains to be layered and ambiguous and, while I’m aware this is an ABC Family show, it doesn’t have to be quite so blatant. Rebecca plays the good wife for most of the episode but, when Sutton betrays her and sides with Kristen at a crucial moment, she loses it. Disobedience isn’t tolerated in this family, apparently.

The crucial moment comes in the form of an awards ceremony for Ted, where Rebecca wants Sutton to publicly shame him and Kristen by revealing her real parentage in front of the world. She has a change of heart in the end, finally lending some humanity to the ‘evil’ twin, and is rewarded with an impromptu reconciliation with Ethan. I could really see these two being a fully-fledged couple, especially with Emma and Thayer (yes, he’s back) getting on so well over in LA.

But Emma and Ethan are still studying together, and Alec and Rebecca inadvertently kick Emma out of the cabin when they go on their belated honeymoon. This means that Emma is staying at the same hotel Sutton used in season one, and the desk clerk helpfully reveals some secrets that have been previously kept from her. Emma is getting closer to finding out about Rebecca, while Laurel is edging nearer to the big twin secret. I can’t wait for this to come to fruition, but am a little afraid that the whole cast will turn against Sutton once it does.

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