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

Tue, January 15, 2013 11:24pm EST by 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

More Lying Game on HollywoodLife.com:

  1. ‘The Lying Game’: Charisma Carpenter Explains Season Premiere’s Big Twists
  2. ‘Lying Game’ Season Premiere Recap: Rebecca & Sutton Plot Their Revenge
  3. ‘Lying Game’ Shocker: Thayer Caught Kissing Emma — Or Is It Sutton?

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mortalchocolates

Posted at 7:45 AM on September 20, 2014  

Emma and Thayer!!!!!!!!! God yes!!!!!!!! I shipped it from the start and it has been cannoned!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁 Best relationship on the show!!!!! Thayer is super cute and cares so much about her!!!! Hate Ethan, he is so much like a girl its not funny 😔
hope Emma and Thayer last 😍😍😍😍😍

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Isobela

Posted at 2:59 PM on January 1, 2014  

I love Emma and Thayer being together becuase I love his character and I dont like it when people hurt him on the show and hurt him badly. You can tell they have feelings for each other because their first kiss is not a shy little peck it is a real emotional one. I can tell that Thayer really loves Emma and he has been trustful, helpful, honest, respectful, caring and brave for Emma for all of season 1 and season 2 which no one else ever was for Emma. I mean when Emma and Thayer were not dating and Emma was also alone at their party he invited Ethan over just for her so she wouldnt be lonely even though he could give her company. Also like Thayer said he has loved Emma since the day he first met her. Thayer deserves way better than Emma but I like them together because that is better than Emma and Ethan. I really dont like Ethan. I LIKE THAYER

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Promise

Posted at 10:37 AM on March 6, 2013  

Plz emma and sutton

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juju

Posted at 10:17 PM on January 29, 2013  

I don’t really aprove of the pairings Emma/Thayer and Ethan/Sutton. I really hope Ethan and Emma get back together some how

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Deesha

Posted at 5:33 PM on January 18, 2013  

I think u meant Dan and Teresa.
i guess the therapy wasn’t really a disaster, it was just that Rebecca is screwing things up at a much faster level than they can try to fix.

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Rach

Posted at 8:26 PM on January 16, 2013  

I think that Emma and Ethan should be together. But also Emma should go back to her friends in Arizona to finish school and then come back

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TLGfan

Posted at 5:05 PM on January 16, 2013  

Sutton cares for no one but herself. She may have feelings for Ethan, but she’ll always put herself first. And as for Rebecca…still not sure if she genuinely cares about the twins or is just using them to get what she wants.

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margaret

Posted at 10:09 AM on January 16, 2013  

i dont know how alec got such a gulity looking snap shoot if he is innocent. i can believe emma chose thayer nut i guess the two people who make the mistakes really can live happy together telling each other lies. and also i can’t believe sutton is such a cunt towards her sister. i thought that was the one person she actually did care about.

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abe

Posted at 11:40 PM on January 15, 2013  

let’s pray she did, folks.

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