'The Lying Game' Recap: Emma Is Crowned Homecoming Queen & Kisses Ethan!

Tue, September 13, 2011 9:47pm EDT by Add first Comment

Are you glad Emma and Ethan are finally giving into their feelings? Something tells me Sutton isn’t too pleased.

On the Sept. 12 episode of The Lying Game, Emma (Alexandra Chando) decided not to go to homecoming because Laurel (Allie Gonino) was grounded, but ended up changing her mind when Char (Kirsten Prout) and Mads (Alice Greczyn) forced her to run for queen. And because Emma is such a good person, she convinced the Mercers to let Laurel go to the dance with Justin (Randy Wayne.) But the evening took an interesting turn when Emma discovered a picture of Mr. Mercer, Mr. Rybeck, and the twins’ birth mom from high school — together!

Meanwhile, Nisha (Sharon Pierre-Louis) revealed to Mr. Rybak that Eduardo (Rick Malambri) and Mads kissed, but got thrown off her pedestal when she lost her queendom to Emma. In two climactic ending scenes, Emma kissed Ethan (Blair Redford) in front of the entire school and we saw a shot of the twins’ mom in a hospital room painting a picture of a night sky — and two little girls.

I thought Emma handled the whole homecoming problem very well, as she successfully made everyone happy — even Ethan. I totally give her props for that. Sutton, on the other hand, is being so immature. She asked Emma to pretend to be her, so she had no right to be angry with Emma when she ran for homecoming queen, or even when she made out with her boyfriend. Emma’s just following orders — from a girl she barely knows, no less.

Sutton’s also abusing her relationship with Thayer (Christian Alexander) by kissing him out of envy. She’s already been awful to Ethan by not telling her friends about him. I’m surprised he could stand that kind of behavior for so long. She’s so catty!

As usual, Mr. Rybak is being a freak. He’s so possessive of Mads, and I hope Eduardo tells her everything he heard when he was hiding in her closet! He really gives me the chills whenever he’s on screen or even when he speaks. (Such a creeper!) I thought it was weird he didn’t chastise Eduardo after receiving the picture. I guess he has some secret up his sleeve that he wants Eduardo to be part of.

And after seeing the secret picture, I’m really starting to think Mr. Rybak is Sutton and Emma’s dad. He seemed to be pretty friendly with Annie Hobbs in the photo, and maybe he’s trying to keep some scandal from leaking out. Obviously, that can’t be the whole mystery but that idea may be the start of something bigger. I’m also getting more curious about what The Lying Game actually is.

That’s the title, but we’re on the fifth episode and it still hasn’t been explained.

What did YOU think of tonight’s episode?

— Flora Collins

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