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‘The Lying Game’ Recap: Has Emma Given Up On Ethan For Good?

Tue, January 15, 2013 11:24pm EDT by Andy Swift 9 Comments
The Lying Game Season 2 Episode 2
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Plus, is Alec really innocent after all? This is madness.

The twins’ love lives got even more complicated on the Jan. 15 episode of The Lying Game, as Emma (Alexandra Chando) gave Sutton her blessing to pursue Ethan (Blair Redford). Like she really needed it. Meanwhile, Emma finally gave into her feelings for Thayer (Christian Alexander), which sent Ethan into a jealous/drunken stupor — and straight into Sutton’s bed.

Mads (Alice Greczyn) paid a visit to Alec (Adrian Pasdar) in prison, and somehow he was able to convince her he was merely “holding” the tire iron in the infamous photo, rather than using it to kill Derek. Even crazier, he might be telling the truth! Tyler and Theresa tracked down the woman who planted the tire iron in Alec’s bag, though she has no idea who paid her. Oh well.

Later, during a fit of bitch-fueled rage, Mads called Thayer out for not even really being Alec’s son. As it turns out, Thayer’s biological dad left him and his mom when he was a kid; then when he returned years later, Thayer chose to stay with Alec and Mads.

Just checking, is Laurel (Allie Gonino) the only character without some kind of wacky familial background? They should retitle this show The Paternity Game.

Speaking of Laurel, she got to perform at Jordan’s (Ryan Rottman) party, which was really just a ruse for him to get closer to her. There were a lot of ruses going on this week, actually.

As for Ted and Kristen’s marriage? Don’t hold your breath. Therapy was a disaster, as expected, and Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) was lurking in the shadows, ready to pick up the pieces. She’s so good at picking up pieces.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Is Alec really innocent, or is he just really clever? And do you approve of the Emma/Thayer, Sutton/Ethan pairings? Drop me a comment with your personal review!

— Andy Swift

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