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'The Lying Game' Season Finale Scoop: Derek's Killer Will Be Revealed

Fri, March 2, 2012 4:47pm EDT by Andy Swift 19 Comments

Alexandra Chando tells she ‘literally screamed’ when she got to the end of the script.

The Lying Game hasn’t officially been renewed for a second season, but I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed that it does, because Alexandra Chando tells the March 5 season finale is a “total cliffhanger.” Even though we do finally find out who killed Derek, we’re also going to be left speechless by the shocking ending. “I was reading it for the first time in the makeup chair and I literally screamed,” she says. “It’s so intense.”

So what exactly is on the line during the final hour of the season? Pretty much everything — but especially Emma’s relationship with Ethan (Blair Redford).

“Ethan is trying his best to prove to Emma [that he loves her] and get her back, but Emma’s heartbroken,” Alexandra explains. “She’s not sure if she wants to go down that road again. It’s going to take a lot more than just an apology to get her back. In the finale, it shows how serious she was when she walked away from him.”

I also asked Alexandra if any characters will switch sides and surprise us — many viewers have theorized that Thayer (Christian Alexander) is behind Derek’s death — but she says we shouldn’t be so quick to suspect people we’ve trusted all along.

“I don’t think there’s a bad guy or a good guy on the show,” she says. “I think everyone has their own ulterior motives. OK, maybe Kristin’s good. But between Alec and Rebecca, it’s very clear there’s something going on there and they’re sort of playing each other. So that comes out a little bit, but I still think it’s unclear who the real villain is.”

She also shoots down speculation that more Phoenix residents will learn that Emma and Sutton are actually twins.

“They’re keeping that pretty hush hush for now,” she says. “It would start to get dangerous if too many people knew. They’re still trying to keep it quiet. It was huge that Mads even found out!”

What do YOU think will go down in the big season finale? Will Alec and Rebecca’s marriage go off without a hitch? Will Emma and Ethan patch things up? And who REALLY killed Derek? Hit up the comments section with your best theories!

— Andy Swift

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