As usual Lying Game lovers, this show has taken the terms ‘lies’ and ‘deceit’ to a whole new level. With Ethan being suspected for Derek’s murder, Emma’s identity balancing on the edge of a cliff, and Sutton trying to woo her way back into Ethan’s life (and pants, mind you), episode 1.16 ‘Reservation For Two’ is one crazy episode that you certainly wouldn’t want to miss.
The shows starts where the last episode left off: Ethan and Sutton have arrived at Ethan’s dad’s ranch (hello Gil Birmingham!). Emma is taken into custody for questioning, and Alec tells Mrs Rogers that they’ll do everything in their power to find out who killed Derek. Emma gets so flustered and nervous in her interview that it makes ME nervous, and Ethan is a little nervous himself when Daddy accuses him of being in trouble (all the while Sutton is stepping in poop and asking where the horse showers are *chuckles*).
Laurel and Kristin have conflicting accounts as to where Sutton was the night of Derek’s death, and Ryan reminds Mads what kind of a ‘friend’ Sutton’s been over the years. Ethan teaches Sutton how to befriend horses and despite Sutton’s flirting, Ethan’s having none of it. Alec and Dan have a look at the tapes of Emma’s interview, and Alec accuses Dan of meddling and hiding Ethan. He tells Dan that if he’s in any way involved, he’d better get Ethan back diddly squat.
Back at the Whitehorse ranch, Sutton, wearing Ethan’s mum’s clothes, wanders into a conversation with Ethan and Ben, which has a bad effect on dad. Mads and Thayer come to the Mercer’s to chat to Sutton, but Laurel has a chat with Emma instead. The two mend some broken bridges and the scene brings tears to my eyes.
Sutton apologises to Ethan for being such a horrible girlfriend, and works her flirty magic to try and get him to cave and make luurrrvvv to her. Meanwhile Emma is sad and missing him and Thayer watches her cry through the window (creepy much?). Ethan helps Sutton onto ‘Teddy Bear’ and before he can saddle up his horse, Teddy takes off with Sutton on board. Ethan comes to the rescue.
At the Mercer’s, Ted lays down some strict rules on tweeting and texting Ethan, and hunky Baz shows up to remind everyone of the concert on Saturday. Mads questions Sutton on why she needed an alibi, while Sutton whips out the tough questions on Ethan. Ethan shares on how he was sent to juvy and how his dad blames him for his mum leaving. Two cops show up at Ben’s ranch and he shoos them off like flies (nice WORK Dad Whitehorse!) but then shoos Ethan and Sutton off too (gives them a bit more time to leave though).
Laurel is supremely excited over her gig on Saturday, though Justin doesn’t look so excited (I’d say that has something to do with the stunner that is Baz) while Ryan is infuriated that ‘Sutton’ doesn’t remember what happened at the Black and White Ball. At Derek’s funeral, Emma tries to make a sly remark over Alec’s interest in Derek’s life, but Alec reacts with some questions and implications of his own. His ploy (in my opinion) is to get Emma to contact Ethan and draw him back into town so Alec can place the murder on him. Sly weasel that Alec is.
Ethan and Ben have a bit of an altercation over dinner, and Sutton tries to intervene and help them make amends. Sadly that doesn’t happen, and Sutton is left alone at the dinner table after Ethan has a go at her about expecting happy endings. We hear The Good Mad again (Allie Gonino – oh your voice is heaven sent) and Ted goes over to have some words with Justin, who in turn leaves. Thayer confirms my suspicions when it comes to Alec asking Emma questions about Ethan, and he offers to find out why Mads and Ryan are both so mad at her.
Then Ryan makes things awfully difficult for Emma by telling Mads that she came onto him at the Black and White Ball. The confession leads Mads into telling Sutton that they’re not friends anymore (aw, sad face). Baz entices Laurel into coming and getting pancakes with the band and ditching Justin, while Rebecca swoons all over Alec trying to get him to stay over.
Laurel goes to see Justin and while it’s awkward at first, the two make up and kiss away their troubles. Ted asks Alec if he slept with Rebecca, to which Alec replies “Let’s look at it this way – the closer I am to her, the safer your secret is” – umm, what? Ethan comes back to chat with Sutton and find out why she wants to find her birth mother when she has the perfect family, and he feels sad over not having a mum who stuck around and a dad who doesn’t want him around. Aw, Ethan <3
Then to blow the lid off this episode, Emma explodes to Mads that’s she’s not Sutton! OH MY WORD!
Questions, Comments, and Concerns…
- How will Mads react to Emma’s confession? What will this mean for Sutton running off with Ethan?
- Will Laurel and Justin’s love last the hotness of Baz?
- Are we going to hear more of The Good Mad? (I seriously hope so)
- What is this SECRET that Ted is hiding, that both Rebecca and Alec know about?
- I still want to know what Rebecca’s game plan is.
- And how long is Ethan going to be able to resist Sutton’s charm?
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