This week was the mid-season finale of The Lying Game, and I already want the next one. I cannot believe that we have to wait until 2012 for the next episode! That’s just cruel. I think it’s safe to say that ‘East of Emma’ was probably my favorite episode. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and had me wanting more. This episode sums up my feelings for the whole series. It’s addictive.
This episode was filled with twists, deception, and a whole bunch of lies (obviously). Every week, it gets harder for me to pick my favorite moments, because the episode as a whole is simply amazing. Just thinking about it gives me chills!
1. “I’m Gonna Tell Them the Truth:”
With Sutton (Alexandra Chando) returning to Phoenix in a matter of hours, Emma and Ethan (Blair Redford) need to figure out a plan. Will they run off together? No, that’s too easy. Emma decides that the best thing to do is to tell the truth. I love how every time she tried to tell someone who she really was, she would freeze and say something completely different. If I was in that situation, I would just spit it out. I hate to say this, but it’s pretty obvious that everyone likes the new and improved Sutton, so why wouldn’t they let Emma stay?
2. Justin and Laurel:
I understand being intimidated by your girlfriend’s dad, but Justin (Randy Wayne) takes it to a whole new level. Since the last episode, Justin has been extremely skeptical of Laurel’s (Allie Gonino) dad, Ted (Andy Buckley). That’s got to put a strain on the relationship, right? I know that Justin is hiding something big from Laurel; there have been a lot of speculations about it. In fact, a lot of the fans are questioning whether Ted is really Justin’s dad. No. I will not let this happen. Why? Because Justin and Laurel are the most adorable thing on this show, and making them half brother and sister would be disgusting. Let me compose myself. I can’t even… Please, let him be hiding something else. ANYTHING else.
3. “I Love You:”
Ethan saying, “I love you” to Sutton, thinking that it’s Emma, is possibly the sweetest thing ever… In a really twisted way. Even after hearing Ethan’s true feelings toward, not only Emma, but herself, Sutton still tried to make a mess of things. This really shows how selfish Sutton is. Why can’t she let her twin sister, whom she barely knows, and who stole her life, be happy! I mean, come on. Well, at least she complicates things in style. She meets Ethan at the cabin from the pilot, and pretty much jumps his face. I’m not going to add any witty remark to that statement, it speaks for itself.
4. “You’re A Vindictive Little Bitch:”
Major twin fight! Talk about sibling rivalry, if you can even call it that. Honestly, even though Sutton is fabulous and evil, I’ve got to side with Emma on this one. Sutton wanted Emma to take her place, the fact that her family, friends, and boyfriend fell in love with her is Sutton fault. She takes so much for granted, and she’s selfish. What really irked me was how immature Sutton behaved throughout the whole episode. Instead of just forgetting about Ethan, she had to go and cause a huge mess. Instead of just letting Emma stay, or leaving for that matter, she wanted to out her in front of everyone. Alexandra Chando is absolutely amazing, because she can make me love, and hate her at the same time.
5. The Last Five Minutes:
In the last five minutes of The Lying Game‘s mid-season finale, so much went down. My heart was racing, and I didn’t want the episode to end. Two game-changers happened. One, as Emma is about to reveal her true identity to the town, she sees a dark figure in the back. Of course, this prompts her to make up something to say, and she runs after the figure. As she walks out of the party, with Kristen (Helen Slater) following, they both come face-to-face with Annie Hobbs (Stacy Edwards). Talk about awkward.
If that wasn’t an awesome ending already, they take it one step further by leaving us guessing: Will Sutton live, or will she drown? The last we see of Sutton is her car almost completely emerged in water. Karma’s a bitch, isn’t it?
I probably watched that episode five times, it was just so good! I can’t get over all the twists and turns they threw in there. I keep thinking, that was the mid-season finale, how are they going to top the season finale? If this episode was any indication on how the rest of the season will be, I honestly cannot wait for 2012.
- What will happen to Sutton?!
- Do you think Char and Thayer might become more than friends?
- Annie Hobbs. (Not a question, just a statement!)