The Lying Game Review: "Sex, Lies and Hard Knocks High"

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How can you tell if someone's lying?

Well, if that quote isn't the premise of this entire show, I'm not sure what is. "Sex, Lies and Hard Knocks High" took us one step closer to everything we've been waiting for.

Sutton is out of jail and slumming it in Vegas. Lucky for her she has an awesome, loyal, hilarious best friend in Lexi. Lexi was so close to Emma she knew instantly that it wasn't Emma. I think Sutton was shocked at what it's like to have a friend like that.

A Death Stare

Hopefully now that Sutton has seen what Emma has been dealing with in Vegas, she'll go easy on her when they reunite. The scene when she got in Clarice's face and told her off had to be my absolute favorite Sutton scene of the whole season. She may be stuck up, but she can also stand up to someone and that's a quality I admire.

The Oscar De La Hoya/De La Renta line cracked me up. We've spent this whole season watching Emma pretend to be Sutton. I found it really fun to watch the roles reversed. Lexi is a great addition to the show.

Back in Phoenix, I still don't really get why Alec made Derek break up with Char. If he wanted Derek to get information, why would he have Derek dump Char? I know Alec tends to pull the puppet strings with everyone, but this didn't seem all that necessary.

Then we watched Char get that phone call. Hello Charlotte Chamberlain, this is your Aunt Annie. Wait, so Char is Sutton and Emma's cousin? Char's mom flipped her lid when they got that call. Apparently Annie was her sister, who lost her way, and "they" ruined her." "They" obviously refers to Alec and Ted.

At this point I'm going to assume that either Alec or Ted is the biological father of the twins and I'm kinda leaning with Ted. I know the viewers have been vocal about this theory too, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they think of this latest development.

This whole episode everyone kept preaching about honesty. First, we had Justin on the golf course telling Ted he was his role model for honesty, then Laurel going to Kristen about how she should've been honest about having sex with Justin. Awkward! Last, but certainly not least, we had Kristen breaking down and telling Emma that her birth mother might be alive. The one caveat? She thinks the mother is really Ruth Peterson, the woman who forged her name on the birth certificates.

While Kristen may be left out of the loop, everyone else seemed a little more clued in. Next week looks intense - watch the preview NOW! - as the twins are finally reunited. I can't believe it's already the finale!! How about you, TV Fanatics?

Sex, Lies and Hard Knocks High Review

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

C'mon no girl wants to be a drooling idiot when it's her first time.


Sutton: Have you ever noticed what a big stupid mouth I have?
Lexi: Frequently.