The Lying Game Review: Alliances Shifted

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I hate to say "I told you so," but "No Country for Young Love" gave us an even stronger inclination as to the identity of Derek's killer. What do you know? It's Alec Rybak!

The thing with trying to control everyone like they are puppets is that you eventually possess too many strings. Alec learned that lesson this week. You'd think a hotshot District Attorney like him would know better, but I guess not.

FBI Raid

I'm sorry, what was i just saying? The above photo of Blair Redford's swoonworthy abs just made me lose my train of thought... Oh, yes, Alec. Speaking of abs, Alec looked a wee bit bloated in his old alumni photo, no? Maybe I'm just really pissed at him tonight now that we know he probably offed some kid. Lest we forget the time he had his God-daughter kidnapped and she almost drowned. The list goes on and on.

I will give him some credit for raising two pretty fantastic kids. I love that Mads is clued in to the twins secret now! Many of us were speculating what her reaction would be and luckily it actually seemed to be one of relief. I would be relieved, too, if I found out about Emma after enduring years of Sutton's bitchiness. It's fortunate that Thayer knows the truth and was able to squash any doubts Mads may have had.

Thayer and Mads each have their own talents, but one thing they have in common is that they are smart. I must commend Mads on her performance at the fraternity house. Emma looked like she was going to pee her pants when that frat guy called them out on being high school kids, but Mads was like yeah and? your point? I'm hot and 18, I think we'll be coming into the party, thanks.

Granted, that wasn't the exact line she used, but you got the point. I would've been nervous if I were that pledge and witnessed what he did. He was there during the murder and recognized Alec, even though he didn't view it. If this is a red herring, I'm going to be pissed. There's just too much evidence here that points to Alec.

If anything, I think it's good that the viewers are clued in for once. We might know the truth, though, but we (the viewers) aren't the ones who are responsible for proving it! The show will become all about how to take Alec down and get evidence before he gets to them first. He's probably still after Sutton. Remember that creepy little Lying Game package? 

Okay, so things changed tonight. Mads is on team Emma and Thayer; Thayer obviously wants Emma; Ethan cheated on Emma with Sutton; and Laurel realized she's too good for Justin. Phew. That's a lot to keep track of. Kristen also realized that Ted's a liar. I have to say that Ted's threat didn't seem to rattle Rebecca one bit. Girlfriend has obviously been through a lot; one little comment isn't going to push her off the deep end. After all, she's got the most conniving man in town in the palm of her hand.

What did you think of this week's episode? I was a tad bored by all the stuff at Ethan's father's house. Until the FBI busted in, it just felt like it was slowing the plot down. Hit the comments and weigh in!

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The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 17 Quotes

You oughta be knee deep in trying to find your fugitive brother.

Alec [to Dan]

Emma: I trust Ethan.
Mads: That's great...
Emma: What?
Mads: I'm just wondering if you can trust Sutton.

The Lying Game Season 1 Episode 17 Music

  Song Artist
Off the wall Off The Wall Cham Pain iTunes
Leagues haunted Haunted Leagues iTunes
Haroula rose all i know All I Know Haroula Rose iTunes