‘The Lying Game’ Recap: Emma & Thayer’s Relationship Takes A Hit

Tue, January 22, 2013 10:42pm EST by 15 Comments
The Lying Game Season 2 Episode 3
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Plus, a major twist in Alec’s murder investigation leaves everyone scared for the future.

After a night of uninhibited passion, Ethan (Blair Redford) told Sutton (Alexandra Chando) those magical words every girl dreams of hearing from the guy she loves: “Sorry, this was a mistake. It’ll never happen again.” Oh, Ethan — you’re such a romantic! Of course, this is The Lying Game we’re talking about, so there were plenty more awkward moments to come.

In fact, let’s run down all the uncomfortable interactions from the Jan. 22 episode, shall we?

1. Laurel (Allie Gonino) invited Mads (Alice Greczyn) to tag along on her date with Jordan (Ryan Rottman), unaware that the step-siblings slept together on the season premiere.

2. Emma agreed to tutor Ethan, unaware he’d just slept with Sutton the night before.

3. Thayer (Christian Alexander) walked in on Ethan hugging Emma.

4. Laurel caught Mads and Jordan kissing, once again unaware of their creepy incestuous past.

Did I miss any? Be sure to drop me a comment and let me know if I did!

Meanwhile, Thayer’s plan to prove Alec (Adrian Pasdar) killed Derek totally backfired, resulting in Alec’s release. And while Thayer was bummed, no one was more uneasy than Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter), who was overheard talking to the person who called Jessica Whitman and had her plant the tire iron in Alec’s bag!

As one last knife in Emma’s heart, Thayer decided to pack his bags and go back to Los Angeles, as there’s “nothing left” for him in Scottsdale. So just when Emma and Thayer finally gave into their feelings for one another, they were tragically ripped apart once again.

And things are sure to get even crazier from here! Sutton beat Emma in a tennis match, which meant they had to switch places again. With Emma stuck in that cabin all alone, I can only imagine the hell Sutton will raise in town…

Are you disappointed to see Emma and Thayer’s relationship coming to an end? Do you think Rebecca is really behind Derek’s murder? Drop me a comment with your review of the episode and predictions for the future!

— Andy Swift

More Lying Game on HollywoodLife.com:

  1. ‘The Lying Game’ Recap: Has Emma Given Up On Ethan For Good?
  2. ‘The Lying Game’: Charisma Carpenter Explains Season Premiere’s Big Twists
  3. ‘Lying Game’ Season Premiere Recap: Rebecca & Sutton Plot Their Revenge