‘The Lying Game’ Review: O Twin, Where Art Thou?
After months of waiting, The Lying Game has finally returned! The winter premiere has been highly anticipated, and with good reason. The last episode we watched, Sutton (Alexandra Chando) set out to expose Emma at her birthday party– only to drive off into a river leaving her fate undecided. If that wasn’t insane enough, a surprising guest crashed the party. Annie.
I loved many things about this episode. Ethan (Blair Redford) was flawless as usual, Alec (Adrian Pasdar) and Ted (Andy Buckley) were sneaking around even more than they usually do, and last night’s episode had a killer cliff-hanger– literally. The following are my top five favorite things about last night’s winter premiere!
1. Annie ‘Rebecca’ Sewell:
This was inevitable. Charisma Carpenter, the beloved Cordelia Chase from Buffy/Angel. Absolutely perfect. At first, I was a bit disappointed to find out that ‘Annie’ wasn’t Miss. Hobbs (Stacy Edwards), but that quickly changed when we got to see a bit more of her character.
She seems sneaky. In my opinion, her vibe is sweet in an “I’ll-take-you-down” kind of way.
“Everything that happened happened years ago. And you’ve changed, and I’ve changed… We’ve all changed.” -Rebecca to Ted
This is interesting, and really gets me thinking. What could happen to force her to move away AND to change her name? It seems that Ted and Alec have a lot of baggage. They seem to be involved with everything, and maybe, just maybe, their secrets are bigger than everyone else on the show.
The dynamic duo. Alone, these two are pretty intimidating, but together? A whole new level. Alec has so much power, and Ted seems to be involved with some very horrible things. So far, Ted and Alec are involved with Annie Hobbs, Rebecca, and even Justin (Randy Wayne). We’re getting further into the season, and the audience still isn’t completely sure about Ted and Alec’s past. Their storyline is becoming the most interesting on the show, and I really hope the writers go somewhere with it. I feel as though their story can go really far. It just makes me wonder, just how bad is their past?
Oh, Thayer. Always stirring up trouble between my favorite couple! During this episode, Thayer tried to find out every possibility as to why Sutton still hasn’t shown up. He believes Sutton could be dead, and immediately points all of his suspicions towards Ethan. It makes sense; he loves Emma and he doesn’t want her to go. Okay, what I don’t understand is why everyone immediately assumes that Sutton is dead. Even before they found the car, Thayer, Emma, and Ethan had already explored the possibility that she might be dead. I must admit that I thought she was dead, only because I know background information, but it seems even more suspicious that Emma, Ethan, and Thayer automatically assume she’s dead. I mean, it’s Sutton. She’s been missing before (psychiatric facility), plus she could very well have another agenda to expose Emma.