The Lying Game Review: Alliances Shifted

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I hate to say "I told you so," but "No Country for Young Love" gave us an even stronger inclination as to the identity of Derek's killer. What do you know? It's Alec Rybak!

The thing with trying to control everyone like they are puppets is that you eventually possess too many strings. Alec learned that lesson this week. You'd think a hotshot District Attorney like him would know better, but I guess not.

FBI Raid

I'm sorry, what was i just saying? The above photo of Blair Redford's swoonworthy abs just made me lose my train of thought... Oh, yes, Alec. Speaking of abs, Alec looked a wee bit bloated in his old alumni photo, no? Maybe I'm just really pissed at him tonight now that we know he probably offed some kid. Lest we forget the time he had his God-daughter kidnapped and she almost drowned. The list goes on and on.

I will give him some credit for raising two pretty fantastic kids. I love that Mads is clued in to the twins secret now! Many of us were speculating what her reaction would be and luckily it actually seemed to be one of relief. I would be relieved, too, if I found out about Emma after enduring years of Sutton's bitchiness. It's fortunate that Thayer knows the truth and was able to squash any doubts Mads may have had.

Thayer and Mads each have their own talents, but one thing they have in common is that they are smart. I must commend Mads on her performance at the fraternity house. Emma looked like she was going to pee her pants when that frat guy called them out on being high school kids, but Mads was like yeah and? your point? I'm hot and 18, I think we'll be coming into the party, thanks.

Granted, that wasn't the exact line she used, but you got the point. I would've been nervous if I were that pledge and witnessed what he did. He was there during the murder and recognized Alec, even though he didn't view it. If this is a red herring, I'm going to be pissed. There's just too much evidence here that points to Alec.

If anything, I think it's good that the viewers are clued in for once. We might know the truth, though, but we (the viewers) aren't the ones who are responsible for proving it! The show will become all about how to take Alec down and get evidence before he gets to them first. He's probably still after Sutton. Remember that creepy little Lying Game package? 

Okay, so things changed tonight. Mads is on team Emma and Thayer; Thayer obviously wants Emma; Ethan cheated on Emma with Sutton; and Laurel realized she's too good for Justin. Phew. That's a lot to keep track of. Kristen also realized that Ted's a liar. I have to say that Ted's threat didn't seem to rattle Rebecca one bit. Girlfriend has obviously been through a lot; one little comment isn't going to push her off the deep end. After all, she's got the most conniving man in town in the palm of her hand.

What did you think of this week's episode? I was a tad bored by all the stuff at Ethan's father's house. Until the FBI busted in, it just felt like it was slowing the plot down. Hit the comments and weigh in!


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Okay, well we can totally eliminate the theory that Alec is Sutton/Emma's father because that would be just way too creepy for ABC Family... I mean, c'mon, it would mean that Sutton slept with her half-brother! EWWW TO THE 1000TH DEGREE, YOU GUYS!
Also I will be SO happy if Thayer and Emma happen! Ethan cheated on Sutton with Emma, and once a cheater always a cheater. So, I'm shipping... would it be Themma???


ethan is so gullible! just look at how many times sutton does her devious smile! god knows what shes planning to do with that evil mind of hers. why would ethan fall for her again. although i already predicted their hookup, but im still so dissapointed. and thayer and emma? i mean, thayers an amazing guy, but i prefer emma and ethan!


I am angry with ethan. Ethan wanted to resist the temptation of being with Sutton talking to Emma. Where's the love for Emma?. I Like Thayer, is a good man. The scene with Emma Thayer was very sweet. The two are so cute and I love them.
I hope that when the trial`s Ethan ends Emma go to Las Vegas leaving Sutton with Ethan.
I liked Mads is a good friend and I think it will be on the side of Emma. Mads is very angry with Sutton for what happened to Ryan. I hope not forgive Sutton.


I think Ethan was a total a-hole. I mean, sure, he didn't get a chance to tell Emma he loved her, and vice versa, but that's because team Phoenix were really busy! That doesn't give him the excuse to sleep with his girlfriend's sister! And personally, I think I'm starting to ship ThayerxEmma. Sure, he's been in love with Sutton since forever, but when he found out how she really is, I think he got over her. She's a total b****! And it's sweet and heartbreaking at the same time to see how much Thayer is falling for her. Like when he was creepily standing outside her window, watching her cry over Ethan.


Lol. He does look pretty great without a shirt. :D


ps: he does look hot with his shit off though!


I'm SOOO pissed at Ethan! Doesn't he know it's all an act to get him back! She's only nice to him and a bitch to everyone else..ugh! At least I liked the rest of the ep, with Mads being in..and I'm beginning to thing I was right about my suspicion about Rebecca..she has to be the mother!


So two wrongs make it right? I don't think so. And I'm not saying that Emma's innocent or anything, but considering the fact that a) Sutton's been using Emma since they met and b) if Ethan had been dating Emma first, Sutton would've been more than willing to try and steal and wouldn't feel even a little bit guilty about it, I don't feel so bad for Sutton. Not saying it wasn't wrong, I'm just saying I don't feel as bad about it because Sutton is an evil, selfish, manipulative girl who doesn't care about anyone other than herself.


Y'all need to stop bc emma is not innocent she got with her SISTERS bf so if sutton took him back its emmas fault

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 17 Quotes

You oughta be knee deep in trying to find your fugitive brother.

Alec [to Dan]

Emma: I trust Ethan.
Mads: That's great...
Emma: What?
Mads: I'm just wondering if you can trust Sutton.

The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 17 Music

  Song Artist
Off the wall Off The Wall Cham Pain iTunes
Leagues haunted Haunted Leagues iTunes
Haroula rose all i know All I Know Haroula Rose iTunes