The Lying Game Season 2 Review “The Grave Truth”

The Lying Game Season 2 Episode 9 The Grave Truth (2)

We were left with another doozy of a cliffhanger on last week’s The Lying Game and now, in ‘The Grave Truth’, we’re finally offered some answers. This is the penultimate instalment before next week’s spring finale, after all, so it’s not so surprising that we’re getting into the juicy details.

First of all, there’s the question mark hanging over Ted’s innocence, and he comes out of this week’s episode looking more pathetic than ever, but a lot less guilty. As Alec to Dan at the police station, you can hardly believe Ted to be a cold-blooded killer, and he now belongs on the big pile of discarded suspects. Confronted by Sutton at the graveyard, though, he tells his daughter the truth about the adoption, but not about the twins. He’s never known that he had two daughters, and he’s out for blood now that he knows his former BFF is responsible.

The moment in which Sutton and Emma reveal themselves to their father is lovely and unexpected, with Sutton recreating her own daddy moment when Ted spoke to Emma first. It’s always nice to see a more sensitive side from Sutton, and you can’t get more sensitive than those major parental issues. She’s turning against Rebecca more and more, this week telling Laurel is a sweet sister moment that she had made a mistake putting blood before family. Laurel had never needed proof of blood relation to love Sutton, and it’s time she returned the favour.

I’m looking forward to seeing Sutton and Emma spend some quality time together once more people know about their situation, and I really hope that Kristen is the next to find out. She’s pretty much the only character who doesn’t know she’s been caring for two separate people for the past few months, and I’m sure the truth would help her and Ted reconnect. Like Sutton says, we have to stop being surprised at things Alec did in the mid-90s, but I’m not so sure that the adult characters will be so quick to forgive and forget.

The evidence of who killed Derek is now pointing firmly at Rebecca, but is she now too obvious to be the culprit? My money’s on Thayer and I bet the hooded figure caught stealing from Rebecca’s house was one in the same. There’s a chance that the fraught relationship between Alec and Thayer was fractured further by the son’s actions, and it would explain why Alec took the fall in the beginning. But are Derek and Theresa’s killers the same person? Now we know that she’s definitely dead, the questions keep on coming.

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