The Lying Game s02e05 Episode Script

Much Ado About Everything

A few months ago, I discovered I had a twin sister.
And then 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? The desk clerk said that when you were here, Annie wasn't the only person with you.
Did he now? You're screwing with my head.
What kind of man would that make me? Come here.
When you take that stage, tell everybody that Dr.
Ted Mercer is your biological father.
Something you don't know about Ted Mercer is that the smartest thing he has ever done was to marry my mom, Kristin Mercer.
You were real up there.
That was the Sutton Mercer from the ranch that night.
Listen, Emma, did you come here because you want my help or because you want me? Both.
Who are you talking to? - Sutton.
- Oh, great.
Love you.
Sutton ?! - What is this? - It's a journal by Kristin Mercer.
This wonderful mother wanted to give you away.
"I'm not a good mother.
I have all this insecurity and doubt.
Ted forced me into this adoption, and I wasn't ready.
If I could do it over again, I would never have gone through with it.
Sometimes " "Sometimes I wish I could just give Sutton back.
" Where did you get this? I found it when I was looking for you.
All these years, I was convinced that I'd given you and Emma a better life by putting you up for adoption.
Why would you show this to me? I didn't show it to you to hurt you, Sutton.
You deserve to know the truth, that Kristin is not the mother you think she is.
Oh, God, coffee.
Thank you.
Sorry for passing out like that.
- I didn't really sleep too well last night.
- That's okay.
It gave me some time to listen to your messages again.
Hey, I thought you deleted them.
Well, even though I didn't call you back, I was still listening.
Thayer, when I saw you at the bus station, it was the happiest I had been in a while.
I can't imagine going through all this without you.
You don't have to.
Hey, I think you're right about everything being connected.
I think the woman at the motel could be your birth mother.
My birth mother? She wants her identity to stay hidden.
That's why Sutton lied to protect her.
But that means that Sutton knows who she is, and why wouldn't she just tell me? My dad said not to trust her.
She must have found something in her search, kept it from both of us.
Okay, well, then we'll just do a search of our own.
Maybe we can go to the hospital where I was born and see if there are any women who gave birth to twins the same day Annie did.
Sounds like a plan.
Oh you had a day planned for us.
- I had a few ideas.
- Oh.
Temescal Canyon, the Hollywood sign, uh, this really good coffee shop off of La Cienega.
Okay, can we do all that after the hospital? - That's fine.
- Okay.
Let's go.
Gonna be around later? I was thinking about firing up the grill, cooking some steaks.
You know, be a man.
You know, if you were really a man, you would take out the trash instead of making me do it.
You got to earn your keep somehow, woman.
Love you.
I'll see you tonight for dinner.
You know that's like, the ninth day in a row she's slept here, right? Got a lot of time to make up for, man.
She does have her own place.
You guys ever think about staying over there? You know, it sounds suspiciously like you're trying - to get rid of me.
- Yeah, you caught me.
I'm gonna throw a rager here in between all my chem proofs and geometry equations.
Oh, yeah, how is that tutoring going? You and Sutton back on track? Um, I guess you could say that.
I just don't know what track.
You must be doing something right if you're here instead of juvie.
I'll show you what's under mine if you show me what's under yours.
- Come on.
- Mm-mm.
What? I had a morning swim.
Got to get your mind out of the gutter.
I'm going to the grocery store.
I'm thinking risotto, tomato salad for dinner tonight.
I'm thinking that sounds perfect.
Oh, one more thing.
I'm really glad that Mads decided to move in.
It feels like everything's going in the right direction.
For all of us.
I couldn't have planned it better myself.
Who's all this for? Well, I thought we could have one last breakfast, just the girls, before Mads moves out.
Mads already left for Rebecca's, and Sutton's at tennis.
Looks like it's just us.
I thought you gave a beautiful speech about your father.
Okay, hold on, are you gonna make me cry? 'Cause I just put on mascara.
No crying.
I'm just a very proud mama.
Sutton was pretty surprising last night, huh? I wasn't expecting her to be so nice, not after the way she reacted in therapy.
I think your sister is doing the best she can.
I mean, it isn't easy.
But it was like night and day.
Have you noticed that lately? She says one thing, and then does the complete opposite.
I haven't, but honestly, my mind is in a thousand places.
Do you think it's something I should be worried about? It's probably just me over-thinking.
I'll figure it out.
Don't worry about it.
You know, you should give yourself more credit.
The way you've dealt with everything that's happened.
I know you're a proud mom, but I'm a prouder daughter.
Just read it.
It explains everything.
Why I always felt like Kristin was smothering me and overcompensating.
- It's like she was forcing herself to love me.
- Stop, stop.
What if this thing's a fake? What, someone who wasn't Kristin filled an entire journal with Kristin's innermost thoughts? - Well, there's got to be an explanation.
- Yeah, she's a liar.
She has an entry in there about how she wasn't even sure she wanted to be a wife or a mother.
What if she still feels that way? Look, what you said at the banquet about Kristin, that that's who she really is.
You know that.
I have a family dinner tonight.
The first one in a long time.
I don't know how I'm gonna face her.
Sutton you're stuck on a version of Kristin from the past, someone you never even knew.
Let it go.
I can't believe we're breaking into hospital records.
That nurse we snuck by will be back any second.
Hurry, hurry.
I've got a name.
Thomas Benson.
He delivered every baby the day you were born.
And he still works here.
Who are you? Where's Brenda? I am so glad to find you.
We've been looking everywhere for somebody.
I have these chest pains, and I'm not quite sure what they are I feel like I'm a little young to be having chest pains.
And I keep trying to breathe in, and I just can't.
- I'm having a hard time.
- Well, come on why don't you go get some water, settle down, and wait in the ER like everybody else? Okay.
Creep much? So, I was thinking and it doesn't really make any sense.
I was talking to Sutton on your phone, and then two seconds later, I saw her in the kitchen, not on the phone.
Yeah, Sutton hung up.
But why were you talking on the phone? I mean, if she was in the house? Look, Laurel, I'm already having a really weird day, what with moving into Rebecca's, and the last thing I need is you going all Nancy Drew on me.
Oh, hey, I'm still trying to find my way around this place.
- Where's the library? - Sorry, I'm late for class.
Will you point the right direction? West quad.
They said he'd be in the cafeteria; that's got to be him.
- Dr.
Benson? - That's right.
I'm Emma Becker, and I was just wondering if you remembered a former patient named Annie Hobbs? Yeah, poor woman.
My entire career, I've only delivered two stillborn babies.
It's not something you ever forget.
Well, do you remember another woman that gave birth to twins that day? She actually gave them up for adoption.
Where are you going with this? Well, I am one of those twins, and I'm just looking for my birth mother.
Oh, I see.
Um, yeah, I do remember your mother, but I'm afraid that was a closed adoption.
Those papers are sealed.
But it wasn't an official adoption.
I know that for a fact.
I don't know what you're implying, but revealing that information to you would be breaking the law.
I understand this is probably not the answer that you'd like to hear, but it's the only answer you're going to get.
Will you excuse me? Thank you.
I screwed up.
Laurel overheard me this morning talking on the phone to Emma, and I said it was Sutton, and then she saw Sutton.
Now she's asking me all these questions, and I told her to drop it, but - She hasn't.
- No.
- Okay, save me.
- Well uh What is up with her raditude? It's like she's been taking Sutton lessons.
Sutton lessons? Wow.
Sounds dramatic.
And expensive.
Speaking of Sutton, is it just me, or - does she seem kind of off to you lately? - Off how? Well, just acting really sweet one second, and then morphing into an entitled bitch the next.
Moody and unpredictable? Classic Sutton.
Why? What do you think she's up to? I don't know.
But I'm gonna find out.
This is my last one.
I still have work tomorrow.
What? Come on, I remember when we were back in the academy, it was you pushing me for last call.
Remember? Let loose with a whiskey neat after a long, hard day? Yeah, and then you'd have to cover for me when I was puking during the morning run.
We were so young and so crazy.
I know.
Oh oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
I want to stay young and crazy with you, for the rest of my life.
Will you marry me, baby? Yes.
- Yes? - Yes.
Let me put it on.
Breathe, guys.
You know what? Is that any way to talk to your future sister-in-law? I don't know what to say.
Say you'll be my best man.
Of course I will.
I just can't believe Dan picked that ring out on his own.
I bought it when we were back in the academy.
Kept it all these years.
Baby - I love you.
- I love you.
We are definitely going to need a bigger trailer.
Amazing spread, Kristin, thank you.
I'm very grateful for this second chance, if that is what this is.
It's a start.
Sutton ? Is there is there something wrong? Where did you get this? It doesn't matter.
It's yours, right? How can you sit there and judge Dad when you are the biggest liar of all? Someone want to tell me what's going on here? It's a journal I kept as part of my therapy after we adopted Sutton, before Laurel was born.
You read Mom's journal? - Sutton - It's very detailed.
All about how she didn't want me in the first place - Wait a second.
- and how she wanted to give me back.
I don't know how you got this, but you listen to me.
Those were just my feelings, my private feelings.
No one's ever supposed to hear any of it.
You wanted to give Sutton back? I was alone all day with Sutton, pregnant with Laurel, off my anti-depressants.
I was drowning.
And how about your feelings for Alec? - You wrote all about them.
- Wait a second - Alec? - No, that is nothing.
Well, it must have been something, if you put it in a journal.
Ted, please, just listen to me.
No, you know what? I think I have heard plenty.
What you read, it was never meant for you.
You have to trust me on this.
Those first few months after we brought you home, they were so hard on me, physically, mentally.
But even in my darkest hour, you you were my light.
You say that but I don't feel it.
And I never have.
Ice cream, huh? Desperate times? Yeah, it works.
So does a visit from a cute boy.
Thank you for coming.
So how was dinner? Appropriately horrifying.
You showed Kristin the journal? Yeah, I did, in front of the whole family.
And for the record, she admitted to everything, so there you go.
What was Laurel's reaction? I haven't talked to her about it.
Why? Because she's been asking questions.
I think she's close to finding out about Emma.
Ugh Maybe it's time to tell her.
Are you kidding? Laurel knowing would just make it worse.
Oh, God, this is a mess.
Come here.
It'll be all right.
I guess that makes it a little bit better.
Well, you really blew upon 14, but you still shot a 76.
I mean, you crushed me.
Barely said two words the whole round, though.
Want to tell me what's going on? I'll have a popper, please.
Sutton found an old journal of Kristin's.
From right after we moved back here to Scottsdale.
You know anything about it? No.
Why would I? You two were pretty close back then.
And And ? What? Teddy, you want to take a walk down memory lane, you gotta give me a heads up.
Forget it.
You just missed your dad.
And he seems pretty distracted about something.
I wish I knew what it was.
My mom was in love with you.
She kept a journal.
I read it.
It seems that you were there for her when my dad wasn't.
It's just one surprise after another.
You're looking a little red.
Thought I could help you reapply.
I've got a spray.
Covers all the hard-to-reach areas, and I've got some reading to do for English, so Really? Look, I had fun the other night.
It seemed like you did, too.
What happened? You ask too many questions.
If you're freaked out about the whole step-sibling thing - It's weird.
- Yeah, but we're not blood-related.
Marsha and Greg made it work.
In the movie, at least.
Well, The Brady Bunch isn't real life.
Right, but we have something.
And you can't deny that.
What we had was anonymous sex in a swimming pool.
I know, but ever since then, I I look at you, and I I feel this thing.
And I know you do, too.
Sorry for interrupting your sun time.
I feel that thing, too.
And it scares me.
Better? A little.
That's too bad.
I was hoping for "a lot.
" Alec.
What ? What are you doing here? I just happened to be in the neighborhood.
You mind if I come in? I just wanted to check on you, I played some gold with Ted this morning, and he said you two had had a fight.
I don't I don't want to talk about it.
I understand.
You don't have to.
I just came by to tell you it'll pass.
And he'll come around.
I'm not so sure.
Kristin, um he he mentioned something about a journal.
Is that ? Those are thoughts from a long time ago.
Thoughts thoughts I shouldn't share with you.
Come on, you can't punish yourself for having thoughts, Kristin.
That's not fair.
Look, you know you know, we all we all feel things we shouldn't, sometimes.
Three nurses on duty that night.
She was in the delivery room when you were born.
Let's hope she's got a good memory.
There she is.
Fingers crossed.
Can I help you? Uh, I hope so.
Well, that's quite a story.
And I'm not stopping until I know the truth.
Do you have children? Yes.
And grandchildren.
So every scraped knee, and gold star, and broken heart they know they can come to you.
And I never had that.
I guess I never will.
Let's go.
Uh all right.
Look I don't remember her name, but I do remember what she looked like.
And you look an awful lot like her.
A while back, I saw her in one of those, um, celebrity gossip magazines.
She had a a big wedding up in Malibu, and I I think married a record producer or something.
Was his name Marvin Lyle? I couldn't possibly remember.
I don't know.
Is this her? Yes.
That's her.
That's your birth mother.
Hooker heels.
Must be a special occasion.
I have a date.
With Ethan.
So, everything I said about Thayer being the right guy for you, you just totally ignored.
The heart wants what it wants.
You'll learn that one day.
Maybe it'll be the same day you len all about personal boundaries.
You need to talk to Mom.
And you need to leave.
What is your deal?! You want to get this family back together one minute, break us up the next! You're into Thayer, but dating Ethan.
I didn't realize I was being watched.
I asked Ethan and Mads about you, and they both acted super weird, like they were hiding some big secret.
The only thing super weird is your obsession with me and my friends.
Get out of my room! So he taped the ring to the side of a beer can.
How almost romantic.
It was very us.
Do you think I should warn her? No, no.
Her eyes are wide open.
Not to worry.
Hey, I'm sorry about the Derek Rogers case.
I know that meant a lot to you.
Wh what are you talking about? Oh, man.
I thought you knew.
I wouldn't have brought it up; not here.
Dan, we're off the case.
The sarge say why? We're beat cops.
We should have never been investigating in the first place.
Hey, you ready to give the toast? You are gonna say something, right? Yes, yes, of course.
I just need a second.
For you, sir.
From the gentleman at the bar.
He says congratulations.
Hey, Dan.
Thank you for the champagne.
It's unexpected and unnecessary.
Come on.
You deserve it.
I see, uh Sutton and Ethan are back together, huh? Boy, you miss out on all the hot gossip when you're behind bars, don't you? She's been helping him study.
She can be a sweetheart.
Why are you here? What, a guy can't buy a friend a bottle of champagne, not expect anything in return? Not if his name's Alec Rybak.
In all fairness, the reason I'm out of jail is because of you and Theresa.
I know that.
Listen, Alec, if this whole thing is about the murder investigation, you're talking to the wrong guy because I just got tossed off the case.
Even better.
Then we can do this off the record, below the radar.
Do what? I need you to prove, once and for all, that I'm an innocent man.
Danny, I know I ride you hard, keep you on a short leash, but this isn't about me, okay? This is about justice.
That's important to your fiancée, isn't it? Yeah.
Why don't you talk it over with Theresa? I'll get back with you.
Thanks for inviting me tonight.
It was a nice distraction.
We didn't talk about what's going on.
Oh, it's better that way.
Not to talk.
Is is Kristin home? Unclear.
I've avoided her since Journalgate.
But I'm kind of tired, so maybe we should call it a night.
We have school tomorrow.
Since when does Sutton Mercer care about school? Since Emma set the bar way too high.
Plus, I don't want to jeopardize all the progress you've made.
How considerate.
All right.
Good night.
Good night.
Sutton It all fits together.
Rebecca and Sutton met at the motel where they formed some kind of a partnership.
Like an alliance.
And then for whatever reason, Rebecca was protecting the secret that she was your birth mother.
That's why Derek was killed Rebecca murdered him to make sure that the truth stayed hidden.
But why? I don't know.
I don't know why.
I don't even know what their plan is.
For as long as I can remember, I always wondered about my mother.
Who she was and why she would just leave me.
And now I find out that she's been there this whole time, just shutting me out.
And Sutton is maybe helping her? You know, you want to think that your mother loves you.
And I guess I was just hoping that all the time I was wondering, she was wondering, too.
I know this has to be really hard on you.
All I ever wanted was a family.
You have that with Ted, with Kstin Laurel.
Why don't we just go away somewhere? Get away as far as possible from all this.
I don't want to do that.
I want to go home to Scottsdale.
I need to face all these insane lies head-on.
So, Kristin confessed to everything.
You were right.
Of course I was.
I'm your mother.
And Kristin isn't.
God, I'm so glad you showed me that journal.
I told Alec about the journal.
I know it wasn't part of the plan, but I just wanted to hurt Kristin for what she did.
I know it was childish.
You know what, sweetheart? It's perfect, actually.
Back in high school, I could see it in Alec's eyes that he had a thing for Kristin.
And maybe now that he knows that she shares his feelings, all those feelings will start flooding back and And maybe the two of them will have an affair, which gives you grounds for divorce.
Well, a girl can dream.
You never cease to amaze me I'm just keeping my eye on the prize.
So, what's with the sexy dress? I was with Ethan at Dan and Theresa's engagement party.
- They're engaged? - Mm-hmm.
How power couple.
Alec was there.
I overheard him talking to Dan, telling him that he wants him to keep investigating Derek's murder.
Well, of course he does.
He wants to clear his precious name.
He thinks that there's a killer still out there.
Do you think maybe he's right? That he is being framed? No.
He killed Derek Rogers.
I'm sure of it.
We just need to find another way to prove it.
Well, how do we do that? I don't know.
We just need to figure it out.
What was that? Oh, my God, it's Laurel.
Laurel? She must have fallen off the wall.
I don't understand.
What was she doing up there? - What's going on? - Hi.
She's in with the doctor.
And I've been assured that she's okay.
What exactly were my girls doing at your house in the first place? Well, I was looking for Mads, and We think, um, well, she has a crush on my stepson Jordan.
We think she was looking for him.
I didn't even know she was there.
- Hey, Bill.
- Hey, Ted.
She's a little out of it, but no major changes in alertness - and no unusual eye movement.
- That's good.
I'd still like to keep her overnight, though.
- Thanks, Bill.
- Thank you.
Thanks for taking care of Laurel.
We'll take it from here.
Nice cover.
Do you need anything before I go? No, I've got a train full of drama headed my way.
Derail it.
Please tell me that you aren't somehow involved in all this.
Of course not.
She was looking for Jordan.
You know all about her crush.
I don't believe you.
I think she was looking for you.
She was looking for answers, and she has been for days.
Well, that's because you screwed up.
I made a mistake, and I tried to cover.
But all of this is spiraling out of control.
All right, all right, just calm down, okay? This isn't Mads' fault.
This is getting harder for everybody.
You know what? I don't need this right now.
I just flat-out don't trust the guy.
Alec may be a lot of horrible things, but in this case, I think he's innocent.
There is a reason I agreed to represent him.
A reason you can't tell me.
All right, look, if you find Derek's killer, Alec's name is cleared.
But if Alec is somehow behind all of this, you put him away for good.
But what if I get caught? I'm not a registered P.
They could throw me off the force.
You're being a friend, helping out another friend.
You ask a few questions, follow a few leads and just keep everything off-duty.
I just don't want us to get tangled up with him again.
I won't lose you twice.
Dan Dan, I love you.
I want to marry you.
You're not going to lose me.
Jordan's out there swimming laps.
Kid's like a fish.
Hadn't noticed.
Really? Honey, I need you to be honest with me.
Anything going on between you two? What?! Anything I should know about? No.
He's my No, no, there's no reason for you to get all overprotective.
I'm your father, that comes with the job.
Honey, you're a beautiful, bright girl.
I don't want you to get hurt.
You deserve the world.
Thank you, Dad, but I'm fine.
What do you know about him? He's from California? Hates his dad, likes to swim.
And you have nothing to worry about.
Mm, okay.
It's all such a blur.
I'm so confused.
What were you doing on that wall? Were you really chasing a boy? I followed Sutton to Rebecca's.
There's something she doesn't want me to know.
What wouldn't she want you to know? I think there are two of them.
Two? Two of who? There are just things that don't make any sense.
Sweetie, you hit your head pretty hard.
You get some sleep, you'll be fine.
Where have you been? Why, do I have a curfew now? No, but you were supposed to be hanging with Laurel.
Instead, she was sneaking around here.
- Well, it's not my fault she fell.
- No, but if you had been with her, this wouldn't have happened.
This isn't about Laurel, all right? This is you being pissed that I don't follow your orders.
This plan of yours I thought it was for me to get close to Laurel and to get in with Ted so he'd soften up to you, but now, I'm thinking that's not the case at all, is it? You just want to take away everything that belongs to Kristin.
Pick that family apart one by one.
You're a really smart boy.
But you have no idea what you are talking about.
Do as your told.
Unless you want everyone in Scottsdale to know what you did.
Handsome Dan.
I love what you've done with the place.
You got an eye for landscaping, man, that's for sure.
If I'd have known you were coming over a little earlier, I'd have picked you some flowers.
Sorry I can't give you a heads up.
- You know we can't do this stuff on the phone.
- Right.
So, presumably you have some theories, some suspects, uh, where do I start with this? Jordan Lyle.
I want you to look into him.
See what his connection is with Rebecca.
She's his stepmother.
Whatever she is, she's at the center of it, and I think this kid might be the key.
But, you and Mads live with them.
So, if you think there's something going on, why the hell are you in the house? We got to look like one big, happy family.
Sounds like a dangerous game, if you ask me.
It is.
We need to discuss this.
Obviously, neither of us is listening.
We're talking.
I had no idea you were feeling any of those things.
I had no idea you were sleeping with another woman.
Well maybe if I had known about your feelings for Alec I never acted on them, you acted on yours.
That is a big difference, Ted.
Yeah, if you say so.
Did you hear any of that? Just that you were fighting.
Honey, our fighting has to do with our relationship, not you or your adoption.
We always wanted you.
From the moment I saw you, I knew you were my daughter.
Well, look who's back.
Laurel was in an accident? What happened? Laurel was chasing this wild idea that I had a twin.
You can thank Mads, she got her started.
I cannot believe this.
You are supposed to be taking care of this family I tried.
I want to see Laurel.
Too late visiting hours are over.
Fine, we'll come back in the morning.
- Let's - No.
Let's switch back.
Who said anything about switching back at all? That was the plan, Sutton.
I hide while you play Regionals, and then we switch back.
What happened at Regionals, by the way? I lost in the first round.
I've already blocked it from my memory and yes, that was the plan at some point.
But? I realized how nice it was being me.
What are you saying? I'm saying you should go back to L.
- Well, we're not going anywhere, sorry.
- Why not? L.
is obviously way more fun than this place and we both know that you never felt like you belonged in Scottsdale.
Emma, don't listen to her.
And what about Ted and Kristin and Laurel? I can't just leave them.
Yes, you can they're not your family, they're mine.
The truth is you can drive away, right now, and they wouldn't even realize you were gone.
This was always my life.
You were just pretending to be a part of it.
You're right.
I never should've come back here.
Well, I'm glad we agree.
What?! No, no, no, no.
I can't believe you're just walking away.
After everything we found? Come on.
I'm not walking away.
There's more than one entrance to this hospital let's go.
Wha ? I've told you how I feel.
I told you how scared I am, all these feelings I'm having.
And I get the sense that there's a lot you're not telling me.
I know I play cocky, but it's not really me.
I'm about to get the whole "poor little rich boy" story? Rebecca's been there for me.
I told her a lot of things and now I owe her.
And I hate it.
Is there a problem, Officer? I don't know, you tell me.
Sorry, this is all my fault.
You shouldn't be here, Mads.
I know, we were just Yeah, just take her home.
You're on a first-name basis with the cops? Well, Dan is Ethan's brother.
He and my dad are close and we really don't want my dad finding out about us.
What are you still doing here? Figured you needed to blow off some steam.
And that your family needed some time alone.
I was going to look for you in a few.
Sorry about before.
Just my parents fighting and Laurel's accident and then her almost finding out the truth about me and Emma.
Anyway, it's under control.
It was very sweet of you to stay.
Well, let me know if you need anything.
Hey, Mom.
Okay, so I love you, but it's kind of hard for me to sleep with you staring at me.
I can leave for a bit.
- I'm going to be right outside.
- Okay.
- Hey.
- You changed.
Why would you change in the middle of the night? Okay, Sutton, this isn't funny anymore.
It's like you're intentionally trying to make me think there's two of you.
There are two of us.
Laurel I'm Emma, Sutton's twin sister.
And I'm going to need your help.