The Lying Game s02e02 Episode Script

Cheat, Play, Love

A few months ago, I discovered I had a twin sister.
And then she she asked me to take her place, keep the secret, find our real mother and try to stay alive.
Put yourself in my shoes.
How long could you keep up the lying game? Bail is denied.
I'm getting pretty good at telling you two apart.
Emma, I wouldn't trust Sutton.
She may not be as much on your side as you think.
I never really had a chance to tell you how sorry I am for the affair.
- I want you to represent me.
- Theresa, - I get the "everyone needs representation.
" - There's compelling evidence that he didn't do this.
This has been amazing, Rebecca.
It'll be even more amazing when you go back to calling me mom.
I never loved her.
I love you! I just want you to know that I'm not playing some kind of a game here.
I feel the same way.
- You new in town? - Could be.
I'm Jordan.
- Maybe I should introduce myself.
- Maybe you shouldn't.
I'm still in love with you, and I can't shake it, and I don't think you can either.
Hi, mom.
Jordan! So, Jordan's your stepson? His dad's my ex, Marvin Lyle.
And when we got divorced, I told Jordan - that I'd always be there for him.
- Looks like he's taking you up on your offer.
Yes, an unexpected visit, which actually might work in our favor.
- Interesting.
Tell me more.
- Oh, you'll see.
Meanwhile, Jordan does not know anything about you, Emma or any of this.
And if he did, there's no telling what he might do.
Okay.
Jordan's a bit of a wildcard.
And that is the last thing we need right now.
Well, ordinarily I would say that's exactly what I need right now, but I've got my hands full with another cute boy.
Ethan.
Speaking of can I borrow these? So, think you're gonna be pissed at me, but I went to see your dad again.
I know.
'Cause I went, too.
I saw your name on the sign-in sheet.
I still have the same questions.
Did he kill Derek? Does it have something to do with my birth mother? And I want to know why he doesn't think I should trust Sutton.
He's just so, like, mysterioso about everything.
What doesn't he want to tell me? I don't know.
He's fishing, hoping you'll tell him.
Hey.
Act casual.
What the hell? Just Give us a sec, Thay.
Girl talk.
Cute.
You guys are so fit.
What's the big emergency, Sutton? I'm turning my life around.
I've decided that I'm going to be - honest about everything except the twins.
- What prompted this? Ethan, actually.
We've just been connecting again, you know, like we did up at the ranch and well, the other night, we had this really intense moment, and I don't want to follow through until I get your blessing.
You guys are broken up, right? And you're totally into Thayer.
Thayer and I are just friends.
Oh, come on.
I know more than anybody how amazing Thayer is.
He's smart and supportive and and sweet.
He's so sweet.
You guys are perfect for each other! - Thanks.
- So it's totally cool if Ethan and I give in to the obvious chemistry between us? Yeah, I am so fine.
Sutton, he is all yours.
Oh! I'm so glad we're getting along.
Thank you.
Bye! It's Ted.
I'm so sorry, I just Look, it doesn't matter what happened all those years ago I love you and Please just let me explain I'm just trying to save my family Oh! Honey, I'm so sorry.
- I didn't know you were there.
- At some point, - you're going to have to talk to him.
- Yeah, well, I tried, and that turned into a public disaster, which hurt no one more than it hurt you, s so Then maybe you should try talking in private.
How about marriage counseling? An objective third party could really help, even if it's just to act as a referee.
You want us to go to therapy? What, you think there's some sort of stigma? I don't, but you certainly do.
You always refused when I suggested it.
Well, not anymore.
I have a lot of friends whose parents have benefited from it.
- Really? - Look, you have two kids, which means whether or not you and dad get back together, you're at least going to have to communicate.
Hey.
Uh, is it cool if I leave my bike here? Only one who might steal it is me.
You know you're jumping a tooth? You need a new cam chain tensioner.
You know, I thought I heard something.
But I just ride 'em, I don't fix 'em.
I think you should talk to mom about it, and let her know how important going to therapy is to you.
Okay, can I not have two seconds to regroup after my fairway fest meltdown? Well, we don't really have time.
Because marriages that aren't saved within the first 48 hours of a breakup are 50% less likely to be saved at all? No, but this family means everything to me, and I just want to do something.
So, I got enough tools in my place, if you wanted me to fix that for you.
Or you're just trying to keep your mind off the ghost of boyfriends past.
Thanks, man.
Yeah.
It has nothing to do with him.
We could go the other way.
Screw that.
Hey.
Laurel, right? Uh, heard you played amazing last night.
Jordan.
Hello? Did you forget that I live at your house now? Why didn't you wake me? I am majorly hungover, and I'm gonna hurl any moment.
Hi.
Hi.
You go to Arroyo? I do now.
Wait, you guys know each other? We kind of, um, met last night at the club.
Jordan.
Mads.
Nice to meet you.
Again.
Mm.
I got to bolt.
Total dork, but my step-mom is inside signing me up.
You know, it's kind of a bummer transferring middle of the year, but Oh, there she is.
Rebecca Sewell is your stepmother? Yeah.
You know her? I'm telling you, that woman is framing me.
Either Rebecca put the tire iron in the golf bag herself, or she had somebody else do it.
You got to figure out who that person was.
The only fingerprints on the murder weapon are yours and Derek's.
Well, that's why you got to check the prints on the bag.
Cross-check them with Rebecca, Sutton Mercer and Thayer.
Okay.
Relax.
Relax?! I'm in prison.
Get me out.
So, it's Mads, huh? This is crazy.
I was crazy.
I was completely drunk, and now I'm completely embarrassed, not to mention skeeved out by the fact that I randomly hooked up with my new stepbrother.
Alec Rybak is your dad? Yep.
Hello? Hi.
It's Theresa.
I have a message from your father.
He wants to see you.
With Thayer? No.
Just you.
Let me guess.
Bike porn? I wish.
It's a history paper.
Well, that's a first.
Since when does Ethan Whitehorse give a rat's ass about European agrarian societies of the 1800s? Since I got put on academic probation.
Which could send me back to juvie.
Shut up.
I thought you just had to keep a "C" average.
You know, that's kind of hard to do when you're skipping town and hiding out on a ranch, getting thrown into jail.
Not to mention breaking into houses with you.
Mm.
Yeah, that was fun.
But Alec's behind bars, so from where I sit, it was definitely worth it.
Well, just tell that to my parole officer.
Isn't that ? His name is Jordan.
He's Rebecca's stepson.
And your new BFF? Guys don't have BFFs.
I'm just fixing his bike.
Mm.
What are you doing here? I thought you said you and Ethan broke up.
I did, didn't I? Hmm.
Well, he's just so irresistible, I can't help it.
You boys have fun.
Sutton, you do know I live here, right? Sorry.
You gonna call the cops? I used to swim here all the time when my friend Char lived here.
Besides I wanted to see you.
Well, I would be flattered if I didn't somehow think this was about Ethan.
Now, what's the deal with you guys anyways? We did break up, I want him back, but he's playing hard to get.
He's not playing that hard.
I saw the way he was looking at you at school.
Right.
School.
How exactly was he looking at me? Like he wished you were wearing something more like that.
Well, Ethan has some academic troubles.
This paper, he doesn't want me to know that he needs help, but if you could just pass this along to him.
Where'd you get this? Does it really matter? Look, I'm not up for this.
If you want him to have the paper, give it to him yourself.
I'm going to have to talk to Sutton's parents about all this trespassing.
And you stay away from her.
All right.
What's that? I'm gonna throw you a party.
Okay.
Well, a little "Welcome to Scottsdale.
" Meet the kids.
This is your guest list.
Anything else? Yes, actually.
I would like you to invite Laurel Mercer to play the party.
Her band is amazing and, uh, she's sweet.
You need to know her.
Oh, hey, Ted.
Hi.
This is perfect.
Yeah.
I was thinking the exact opposite.
No, I was just going to call you.
My stepson, Jordan, has just moved to town and I was gonna throw him what was supposed to be a small party.
But Jordan has turned it into quite the rager.
Do the kids even say that word anymore? And this affects me how? Well, Laurel is the entertainment the band.
And I thought, kill two birds with one stone.
Ask you to chaperone and you can see your daughter.
You want me to come to your house? I know things got a little haywire with Laurel at the Fairway Fest.
And if I'm the reason, I'm sorry.
If? Look, she'll be performing again.
It's a chance for you to see her finish her set.
And I could really use the help.
Theresa called.
Dad wants to see me.
Alone.
Well, that's not a good idea.
Look, I don't know why he doesn't want to see you, too.
'Cause I already went.
I saw him, and it was not great.
Me, too.
I can't believe you guys didn't tell me.
We were just trying to protect you, which is exactly what I'm trying to do right now.
He knows that Sutton and I are twins, and he told me I can't trust her.
What? I think it has something to do with our birth mother.
Well, now I have to go, just to ask.
- Thayer, maybe it'll be good - No.
He's just gonna try and turn us against each other, okay? We can't let that happen.
Promise me that you won't go.
Sorry, guys.
Just give me a second.
Hi.
Hey, kiddo.
- You look great.
- Thanks.
Sweetie, I'm sorry about what happened at Fairway Fest.
I tried calling your mom, but she's I know.
She's really pissed.
Yeah.
Which is why I told her I think you guys should go to couples counseling.
Yeah, great.
I'm in.
Okay.
Well, she needs convincing, and you have to be the one to make that happen.
Okay.
Ethan.
What are you doing? Saving your butt.
Merry Christmas.
Can't take that.
Well, I'm not just gonna sit and twiddle my thumbs while you flunk your way back into juvie.
So Why don't you just put it in your back pocket, so it's there, whatever you decide.
What is your problem? And what was that? If you must know, I gave him a paper.
You're writing his papers now? I can guarantee you that what I just gave him is going to be a lot better than anything he can write.
Well, he's not gonna use it.
- Really? - Yeah.
- Not the Ethan I know.
- Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see which one of us knows him best.
You're serious? Yeah.
I've been tweeting about it, but so far I only have You've been here one day.
I know, right? Should be a lot more.
Okay, I'll bite.
Nice.
But strange-worthy? That's my band.
We're playing your party? Figured this way would make it impossible for you to be able to say no.
Okay.
Let me check with Baz and the other guys.
Baz is that your boyfriend or something? No.
He's not my boyfriend.
Or anything.
Turn them in, folks.
Looking forward to reading your work.
Hey.
What are you doing? How can you cheat? You're better than that.
Am I really? I'm such a stand-up guy, why did you break up with me? It's totally different.
You're just like Ted.
Speaking of things that are totally different.
A cheater's a cheater.
And a liar is what? A-okay? I'd get off your high horse if I were you, "Sutton Mercer.
" I saw Sutton give you that paper.
And you know what, screw it.
Are you guys, like, back together or ? Look, you and I broke up, remember? Which means you lost the right to ask me that.
Dad.
What are you doing here? What's going on? Alec asked me to come help plead his case with his daughter.
Mads, I know you're hurting.
I'm sure you're angry, scared.
Confused.
And it's okay to feel all those things.
You don't have to stop feeling them to go see him.
Just hear what he has to say.
But even Sutton was there when Thayer said that my dad was so horrible to him.
Five minutes.
Th-that's all he's asking.
Five minutes.
What do you think? I think you should go see him.
Give him a chance.
All right, then I will.
Great.
I'll tell him.
I'll walk you out, Ted.
Well, Thayer isn't gonna be very happy.
Well, don't worry.
I can handle my dad, and I will get you your answers.
Fine.
I'll go with you to counseling.
I mean, that's what this is really about, right? Alec did call, but yes.
I'm doing this for the girls.
And you better make the appointment right away before I change my mind.
Hi.
Look, now more than ever, you need to do as you're told and stay in the cabin.
Okay.
This will make it easier.
A flat-screen TV? Wireless Internet? Yeah, I have a certain lifestyle that I've grown very accustomed to.
And besides, how else am I supposed to lure Ethan back to the cabin? Look, that boy is distracting you, taking your focus off the plan.
The only man needing seducing is Ted.
Ew.
I know, like, one big happy family, but ew.
Sutton, this party is my chance to get just one step closer to Ted.
How? Trust me, it is not easy getting a guy to fall in love with you.
Ted is not just a guy, okay? What about my mom? I mean, Kristin.
Have you thought of her? What do you think I've been thinking about for the last 17 years? I know what Ted and I had, and we can have it again.
And trust me, Sutton, I will not stop until we do.
I ran the prints on Alec's golf bag, like you asked.
And? I did find something on the bag.
Anyone we know? Mostly prints that make sense.
But there's one print here that makes no sense at all.
Jessica Whitman? - Yeah.
- Who is that? Until recently, a waitress at Chelsea Creek.
What's a sometime waitress doing with Alec's golf bag? Let's go find out.
You wanted to see me? Yeah.
Have a seat.
So, I know we've been down this road before.
Earlier this year, I accused you of turning in a paper that I suspected wasn't your own work.
But in the months that have passed, I've come to learn that you are, in fact, quite the gifted young writer.
Thank you.
Which is why I thought that maybe it was you who wrote this paper for your boyfriend, Ethan here.
Ethan's not my boyfriend.
And I'm not a cheater.
Good.
Then I can count on you to tell me the truth.
I saw you talking after class.
Maybe you know something.
Maybe you can say whether or not you think that this paper represents Ethan's own work? What you think? Ethan's been working really hard, trying to turn things around.
And he's not the type of person who would cheat.
So that paper must be his.
All right.
Hey.
Hey.
Thanks.
A flat-screen TV? What is all this? I got bored, so I ordered some stuff off the Internet.
Did you get that paper on the Internet, too? Okay, look, I know you and Ethan aren't dating anymore, but I at least thought that you cared about him.
- As a friend.
- Of course I do.
Then I guess he didn't tell you the trouble that he's in.
What what do you mean? Well after all the help he gave us, he kind of fell behind.
And you didn't think he can do it on his own? I wanted to help him.
Just like you're always doing.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I already know what you're gonna say, so Why? Because you talked to Thayer and Emma? If you knew about the twins, why didn't you say anything? Because I'm protecting them.
Because there's a killer still out there, who doesn't want the secret of the twins known.
It's the same person that killed Derek, that put me in here Dad, I saw the picture of you holding the murder weapon over Derek's head.
Then why didn't you say anything? Why didn't you come to me? Why'd you let me go through the whole wedding as if nothing had happened, as if everything was okay? Well, I'm coming to you now.
And I need to know, once and for all: Did you kill Derek? No.
Look, honey, the night he was murdered, he called me.
He wanted me to come down and talk to him at the garage.
I shouldn't have gone down there, but I did.
When I got there, he started going on and on about a woman in a car, in a lake it didn't make any sense to me.
He came at me in a panic, and I picked up a tire iron I told him to back off and calm down.
He did, and I left.
The next thing I heard, he was dead.
Honey, somebody came down to that garage after I left.
So you're saying that Teresa found a fingerprint that proves I'm being framed.
Maddie, I swear, on my life on your life on everything that means anything to me I'm innocent.
Dad, I'm so sorry.
- About what? - I've been doing, like, stupid stuff, and going crazy, and I never believed that you could kill anyone, and I tried, and I tried to tell Thayer that.
Don't worry about Thayer.
Whatever's going on between he and I has been going on for a long time, and I can handle it.
Okay? Madeline, I love you.
I love you, too.
Hey, hey.
Whoa! Wow.
When you throw a party, you don't mess around.
Laurel! It's so good to see you, and to see that you've continued with your music.
Even though everything with your How are your parents doing? That's kind of number I'm never going to talk to you about.
Yes, you have every right to be angry, and yes, I was stupid all those years ago.
That is not what this is about.
- And stupid now, to keep lying about it.
- Thank you! I love you more than life.
I thought I was doing the right thing.
- By what? - Protecting you.
You weren't protecting me.
You were lying to my face, over and over again.
I don't I don't know who you are.
- You are not the man that I married.
- Please there's got to be something I can do, anything to make this right.
Anything.
Just tell me, what will it take? That's a fair question, Kristin.
What do you think it would take for you to be able to get past this? I mean, if you were to promise me right now that you have told me everything, there are no more secrets, it is finally all out in the open maybe, maybe I could look for a way to understand and and start again.
Yes.
I swear you know everything.
Oh, calm down.
Every white, upper-middle-class, middle-aged couple that hits a bump goes to therapy.
It doesn't mean it's gonna work.
What makes you so sure? Kristin's not going to forgive him so easily.
But the real question is: What to wear? Red lace or cobalt blue? Once again, ew.
Hey, you're here early.
And you're looking a little Courtney Love.
Yeah, well, I had a fairly crap day.
Um, and I heard Jordan was throwing a party, so I guess you guys are, like, family now, right? Yeah.
Right.
What to get for the guy who has everything.
Which way to the punch? Hey, I heard about that paper, man.
- Heard Beastly really got on your ass about it.
- Yeah.
I'm sure Sutton's just trying to help.
You know she's the one who gave it to me? Girl may deny it, but she's really into you.
And from what I saw, smoking hot in a bikini, too.
Yeah.
You really think this woman's framing Alec? Or knows who is.
My ass is killing me.
I'm telling you, getting out of these all-night stakeouts, - it's it's reason enough to go to law school.
- Come on.
The caffeine-sugar fix is your specialty.
I know it got me through plenty of all-nighters at the academy.
That's not the only thing we did all night.
Showtime.
Let's go.
Jessica Whitman? Scottsdale PD.
We have a few questions to ask you.
No He said you'd never find me.
Who said that? Look, I know the dude's my stepbrother, but he's also a major buzz killer, right? So if you hate him, I hate him, too.
Mads.
Hey.
How'd it go with your dad? - You okay? - Yeah, just Leave me alone, I don't want to talk about it.
I just want to know what he said.
I'm trying to dance, here.
Okay? Mads, come on.
This is us.
Exactly.
The hell's that supposed to mean? It means I never should have listened to you.
I knew dad was innocent, and I tried to tell you a million times, - and you never listened to me.
- He's not innocent.
There's evidence.
The photo? - Did you ask him about that? - Yes.
And there's an explanation.
And now there's some new fingerprint.
What about knowing that we're twins? My dad might be the one person protecting you.
- Did you ever think about that? - Oh, my God.
Is that what he said? And you believed him? Would you stop doing that? You're spinning around this whole story, twisting everything like you always do, and you pushed me, and you pushed Emma No, that's not true.
I convinced Thayer that Maybe that's what you think, and maybe that's what Thayer wants you to think.
But the trouble with him and my dad goes back way before - you ever got to town.
- I'm not the only one who's had issues with him, okay? That's why I left L.
A.
and came back to help you.
- It's different, and you know it.
- And why is that? Because he's not your real father.
Hey.
Hey.
You all right? No, I just need to get away from these people.
- Thayer - I need some air.
I got a phone call.
From who? I don't know.
A man.
He said all I had to do was get a tire iron out of the garbage can by the third hole and drop it into Mr.
Rybak's bag.
And you said yes? I mean, I know he's the district attorney.
I thought I was helping him solve a case.
And I'm sure the money didn't hurt.
Ten grand? That just turned up in my locker.
It then I saw the news, and I saw Mr.
Rybak get arrested I knew I couldn't come forward, so I All right, all right.
You have any idea who this man was that called you? No.
- And you're sure it was a man? - Yeah.
Absolutely.
You okay? Honestly, I don't know.
Stop.
What happened the other night was a huge mistake.
I'm humiliated, 'cause believe it or not, I'm not in the habit of Believe it or not, neither am I.
Oh.
Um we need to let this go.
And, like, never mention it again.
Whatever you want.
I just hope that, um, you know, we can still be friends.
Friends, yeah, absolutely.
Thanks for the coffee.
Sure.
I wasn't sure how the counseling would turn out, but it was actually okay.
Yeah, it was.
I'm parked around the corner, so I'll see you.
Well, let me walk you.
No, thanks, Ted.
But I'm really glad we can finally be honest with each other.
Absolutely.
Me, too.
Night.
Good night.
Take all my money, babe take all my money, babe give every dime away use all the love we made use all the love we made give all that love away I saw him looking outside, on top of this earth fine, where can I be to find a living that works? perception and projection make up every point of view these days, it seems like everyone is bidding on love but it's not up for sale, it comes when you do some I'd like to share my soul with many I don't tame it just for one You want me to go and beat 'em up for you? It'd be my pleasure.
You don't know what you're talking about.
Well, you know, he stormed off and left you alone over there.
Kind of smelled like a lovers' spat to me.
Well, it wasn't, okay? It wasn't anything like that.
Hey, hey.
You think he's so much better than me, don't you? Ethan, look, Sutton told me about juvie, and I am so sorry that you're in trouble, but Then that's it.
You're just gonna rely on Thayer now.
He's here.
He's the one that's gonna solve the mystery for you, right? You have no right! Especially after what you did.
Thayer has always been there for me.
And I trust him, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say about you.
Yeah.
Right.
When I think about it, you and Sutton are perfect for each other.
She wanted my permission.
You got it.
Have fun.
So, what, are you just gonna go lose it to Thayer now? You and I broke up, remember? Which means you lost the right to ask me that.
It seems like everyone is bidding on love but it's not up for sale, it comes when you do some I'd like to share my soul with many I don't tame it just for one, no We want to thank Jordan for having us out tonight.
Welcome to Scottsdale Jordan.
Have a great night everyone.
Hey.
Is it true what Mads said? Is Alec really not your father? Well, I guess it depends on how you define what makes someone your father.
Everyone knows, huh? My mom left my biological father, Graham, when I was just a baby.
And then she married Alec, so Alec was the only father I ever knew.
Till Graham came back when I was 12 and convinced my mom to run away with him.
Wow.
They gave me a choice: I could either stay with Alec and Mads or go off with mom and "Bio dad.
" And you chose Alec.
And I've always suspected that there's a part of him that wishes I had left, a part of him that hates me for reminding him of the one thing that he ever lost his wife.
Don't.
I don't need you feeling sorry for me.
Trust me.
That's not how I feel.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Thanks for playing.
You sounded great.
Well, yeah, the band's really coming together.
Oh, screw them.
You're the one with the real talent.
You should really think about going solo.
Okay, whatever.
"These days, it seems like everyone's bidding on love.
" You wrote that, didn't you? How did you know? 'Cause I saw your eyes when you sang it.
Like it came from someplace real, someplace didn't know if you wanted other people to see.
Hey, man.
It was a great party.
Whoa.
No, no.
Gotta go.
You are not driving home.
I'll drive ya.
Hey, it was really good work on the fiddle.
I enjoyed that.
Mm, thanks.
- You should, though.
- Hmm? You should let people see.
It looked really good on you.
So who do you think he is? The mystery man who made the call, trying to frame Alec? Doesn't matter.
I have enough to go to the judge and get Alec released.
Unless Alec was the one who set it up.
Unless he's the man.
What are you talking about? It was his idea to run the prints, wasn't it? Maybe he wanted you to find something, maybe he knew you would.
And frame himself for murder? Why would he do that? To throw us off, play the victim, find someone else to blame, even though he's the one who's guilty.
That's crazy.
But clever, just like Alec.
Hey, you're awake.
Can I pull up a fork? I'm starving.
And clearly in a good mood.
Tonight was kind of amaze-balls.
And I'm hoping it was amaze-balls for you, too.
I don't even know what that is, and I don't want you to get your hopes up, but it went well.
It was better than I expected.
Yeah? We're both still alive.
Amaze-balls.
So, you missed the whole thing.
I'm sure there was a good reason.
I don't mean to pry, but something to do with Kristin? Hey, Rebecca.
Look, I was there for you the last time you went through a rough patch with your wife.
Back off.
Oh, please, that's not what I meant.
I mean, I'm married to your best friend.
There's no risk of anything happening.
'Cause marriage was always sacred to you.
Look, I want you to work things out with Kristin.
And I'd like to be there for you.
To help.
- Hey.
- Hey.
What'd Thayer tell you? The whole story.
Which, frankly, is really sad.
I can't believe that I just God, I am such a bitch for throwing that in his face.
Mads No, I'm a total mess right now.
I mean, it's okay.
You've been drinking a lot, but That's not all of it.
I hooked up with Jordan.
Tonight? No, at Fairway Fest.
In the pool before I even knew his name.
I had totally random, anonymous sex with the guy, and now it turns out, he's my new stepbrother.
Hey! Are you guys crying? No.
Good, 'cause I don't want anyone to be upset, 'cause tonight was all-around amazing! Because of mom? She was so happy.
I know.
Plus, Jordan Lyle I think he likes me.
Let me know if you want to pull over.
I don't want you boot in my mom's car.
Don't worry about me, pretty boy, okay? Look, Thayer's not even in high school anymore.
You know, him coming to that party with Sutton is lame.
You know what? Take a right up here.
Where we going? Thanks for the ride.
You sure you're all right here? I'll see you, man.
All right.
Take it easy.
What took you so long?