The Lying Game Review: Parent Trap
Ten months or ten days? The season two premiere of The Lying Game "The Revengers" picked up almost where it left off despite the super long hiatus.
Shortly after what was an Unholy Matrimony in which Alec was arrested for murder just moments after he said his vows to Rebecca, we resume to attend Alec's arraignment. So did he make bail?
That would be a big fat "yeah right!" Nevermind the fact that Alec was found with the murder weapon in his golf bag, we later saw that Rebecca may have bribed the judge in order to secure that he didn't get an option for release. She seemed pretty okay with the fact that he could be facing the death penalty. Did Rebecca just become the creepiest character on The Lying Game?
Considering Rebecca's evil daughter and cohort Sutton at one point physically recoiled from her touch, I'm going to venture a guess that she's way more dangerous than we originally thought. She did, however, provide some clarity for any remaining viewers who still might be confused about the twin's family tree. As she dreamily floated in the pool she mused to Sutton:
Ted and me. My two twin daughters. The family that should've been. | permalink
Granted Sutton wishes she were an only child. What's with all of the hate? She still claims that Emma "stole her life." Does she not recall seeking Emma out and forcing her to take her place? Gosh she's so dramatic. But then again, that's Sutton! I'm sure much of the sibling rivalry boils down to Ethan and seeking attention.
Ethan and Emma are obviously over, especially since new hottie Jordan slipped that he saw Ethan on his motorcycle with someone who looked exactly like her. (But clearly Emma knows it was Sutton) How relieved are you now that Emma and Jordan didn't hit it off? Surprise shocker of the season premiere, the twins have a half brother! Mads welcomed the former 90210 castmate Ryan Rottman to Arizona with a steamy drunk dip in the pool.
Poor Mads and Thayer are really not dealing well with Alec's trial. I'm glad that Mads is moving in with the Mercers. She needs the support and Kristin is such a loving mother. It's definitely a better place for Mads even if Kristin and Ted are possibly separating now. Solid effort to Laurel and Emma for their Parent Trap like plan but they're going to need something a lot stronger to reunite their parents.
Meanwhile Alec is definitely cooking something up behind bars. Besides revealing that he can tell the twins apart, he told Emma not to trust Sutton. Any guesses as to why?
After Theresa met with Alec she told Dan that there was compelling evidence to prove that Alec was framed. What could Alec have possibly told her? Do you think maybe Rebecca dealt the fatal blow to Derek Rogers and blackmailed Alec into taking the fall? She could've threatened to tell Ted about the twins. There are so many questions and it's been so long since The Lying Game season 1 that I don't even remember what exactly Ted knows.
All in all the premiere set up what is sure to be an awesomely dramatic season and I for one can't wait! How did you all like the return of The Lying Game? Hit the comments with your thoughts and theories!
The Lying Game: "The Revengers"
Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.