The Lying Game s02e06 Episode Script

Catch Her In The Lie

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? What is this? A journal.
Handwritten by Kristin Mercer.
All about how she didn't even want me in the first place, and how she wanted to give me back.
- Those were just my feelings - And how about your feelings for Alec? We all feel things we shouldn't sometimes.
I don't remember her name.
You look an awful lot like her.
- Is this her? - Yes.
That's your birth mother.
Rebecca was protecting the secret that she was your birth mother.
That's why Derek was killed.
Jordan Lyle.
We should look into him.
See what his connection is with Rebecca.
Rebea's been there for me.
Now I owe her.
Alec was not framed.
He killed Derek Rogers.
Laurel? - Will you marry me, baby? - Yes.
There are two of us.
Laurel, I'm Emma, Sutton's twin sister.
Laurel? No, I'm not going to calm down! Basically, ever since you got here, it's been lie on top of lie.
Whose idea was it to switch, you or Sutton's? Sutton's.
But it was only so she can look for our birth mother.
It was only supposed to be for a few days and then it all just kind of snowballed, and she found out a bunch of stuff that led back here to Rebecca, and she's our birth mother.
Ugh.
Rebecca.
- And and all the switching in-between ? - Yes.
All the switching, I the back and forth, it it's crazy.
Neither of you trusted me enough to tell me.
I should go in there to Mom and Dad right now.
You should have gone to them months ago.
You have to listen to me, please.
There is a serious reason why you can't go and tell your mom and your dad or Sutton or anybody.
Because if anyone found out that you know about me and Sutton your life could be in danger.
I I I got to get back to my room.
Wait.
Laurel I thought I'd find you up here.
You pulled the same stunt when you got your tonsils out.
Come on.
Let's get you back in bed before Mom and Dad find out, freak.
They've been there all night.
Sutton never left her side.
I really doubt Laurel spilled.
I'm telling you, Thayer, she was really pissed and kind of scared.
Yeah, but she has gotten close to you these last few months.
She has to know that you're the one giving her good advice.
She had 16 years with Sutton.
They couldn't have all been bad.
Well, trust me, I was there for most of it, and it was not pretty.
Here they come.
Looks good so far.
If she said something about you to Sutton, it'd be an entirely different scene.
It's one thing to keep her quiet, but another to get her to help.
I have an idea.
You always do.
Let's go.
Dan! Oh, my God.
They're beautiful.
Yeah, I wonder who sent them.
They're for an Ethan Whitehorse.
Hurry up.
All right, all right.
They're from Sutton.
She's inviting me to the Flipside Formal.
What? Okay, what is a Flipside Formal? I'm guessing it's when the girls ask the guys.
Guess I should put these in some water or something, right? Wipe that smile off your face, or I'll do it for you.
I'm sorry.
It just seems like you and Sutton are getting tight again.
Work out all your problems, did you? Pretty much, yeah.
He's not going to that thing, no way.
Yeah, he is.
Even if I have to get him the tux myself.
Why don't you ever get me flowers? Because you got a ring.
I forgot.
Mm Why are you hell-bent on living alone? Just move in here, you're back.
I already got a room at the club.
Come on.
It's rent-free.
- You can talk to Dad.
- Yeah, right.
Oh, don't twist his arm, Maddie.
I don't think he likes the price.
You see, he'd have to apologize for sending me to prison for something I didn't do.
He'd have to admit he was wrong, and I don't think you're ready to do that yet, son, are you? No.
No, I'm not.
Thayer, he was cleared of all charges.
Can't you just let it go? - No, we can't.
- We? As in you and Emma? So you guys are together? Back investigating, and all this craziness starts again? Unfortunately, it never stopped.
Look who's back.
Hey, Ethan.
Is Emma with you? She was worried about her sister so I drove her back.
We're staying.
What about you and Sutton? - What about us? - I don't know.
I figured you guys got back together.
That's good figuring.
So you guys are back from L.
A.
Sounds like you might have found something out there.
You know what? I don't even care.
Let's keep it that way.
Too bad you'll miss the formal.
I hope you didn't ask anyone.
Although I figure that's why you were at Rebecca's, to ask Jordan.
Although, scaling his wall may have looked a little Weird? I was gonna say "pathetic.
" Are you sure you're gonna be okay? Yeah.
I'm good.
Good.
Let me know if you need anything.
I can't wait to get out of this dress.
Hey.
Forget the bump on the head.
You keep popping up like this, I might have a heart attack.
- Thank you for not saying anything.
- Why? That's what I don't get, is all the secrecy.
If you know Rebecca's your birth mother, then why not just confront her, and ask her if she knows? Who else knows about you and Sutton? Mads and Ethan and Thayer.
You said it was dangerous.
Does that mean, like, Rebecca's dangerous? She could be.
Okay, well, if you want me to keep my mouth shut, you're going to have to tell me what's going on.
Okay.
We think Sutton and Rebecca are working together secretly, and one or both of them may be involved in Derek's murder.
Emma.
Oh, my gosh, this no.
That they'd kill to keep the secret? Why? I don't know.
I honestly don't know, and that's what we're going to try and figure out.
It's just this family means so much to me.
I I mean, I love you like a sister.
So, you got my flowers; you are thrilled to be asked to the formal; you graciously accept; and now you just need to know my dress color, so you can pick out a corsage, right? Or it's something else.
I saw Thayer at the country club.
And he told you he's moving back.
With Emma.
And now you have this big black cloud over you the Emma cloud.
Well You know what? I don't want to talk about it.
Think about what you want to do and give me your answer.
I don't know, Emma.
I really I really don't know if I can do this.
I called Jordan Lyle on her.
Your typical Beverly Hills teenager, you know, joy-riding, underage drinking, that kind of stuff.
Rich kid rap sheet.
Wonder how he stayed out of juvie.
Oh, wait.
Don't tell me.
Daddy's checkbook.
Well, that's what I thought until I called Daddy.
He wanted to go tough love with the kid, but his ex-wife wouldn't allow it.
Rebecca cleans up the messes.
"Thick as thieves" is how Mr.
Lyle described it.
Exact words.
Thieves, or Come here.
Come here.
Look, if they killed someone, they need a motive, right? Right? Well, I'm I'm sorry.
I don't see it.
But apparently you do.
Damn it, Theresa, this whole thing would be a lot easier for me if if you could just tell me what Alec told you when he was in jail.
I mean isn't there like a statute of limitations on attorney-client privilege? You know that there isn't.
And what Alec told me, it was in private.
It's a family matter.
A family matter.
I'm suspecting that these "family matters" are at the center of this whole thing.
I mean, come on, he's got us investigating his wife, his stepson.
Hell, his own kids had him thrown in jail.
I think family has everything to do with this.
I'm sorry, Dan.
I'm sorry, too.
Excuse me, sweetheart.
Can I have some privacy, please? So I thought I'd find you here.
Have I mentioned how wonderful it is being me again? All of this, and just so much more.
So are we okay in the Laurel department? Yeah.
She's tucked away at home, and no more mention of twins.
I think we dodged that one.
And Emma? Back at the cabin, I assume.
But still in town.
Thayer, too.
What, are you thinking that Laurel's not the only reason they came back? Laurel followed you to my house.
And I explained to everyone at the hospital her mad crush on Jordan.
Yeah, but we'll never really know if they bought it.
They did.
Trust me.
Well, that's just it, Sutton.
Sometimes I don't know if I can.
Trust is everything in this.
And I get it.
Laurel spent her whole life with the real Sutton, and then we come along telling her that Sutton's been lying.
I know exactly how she feels because I feel the same way.
I feel hurt and betrayed.
Doesn't seem like she's going to blow us out of the water, though.
She said that Sutton lied to Ethan, that she snuck over to Rebecca's, and it wasn't just a casual visit to see Mads.
I think Rebecca is the key to this, and we just need to get Sutton out of the way.
She does have an Achilles' heel.
And what would that be? Well, it's a "who," actually.
And you are our ticket in.
No.
Mm-mm.
My guess is that you're working Rebecca from the inside, and that this whole marriage is a sham.
That's a kind of dark view of humanity for someone that's just about to get married.
But it's a good guess.
And you're allowing Mads to live here, which is surprising, considering your suspicions.
I don't have a suspicious bone in my body, Theresa.
Now, what do you have on Jordan Lyle? Mischief, but that's it.
Daddy doesn't like him, and his step-mommy bails him out.
But you know, I've been thinking about motive for Rebecca, for Jordan.
And if it's the twins' secret that she's trying to keep, what what's the purpose? Leave motive to me.
But it's the key to all of this.
And Dan's all over it, and I can't tell him anything.
No.
No.
- No, you can't.
- But you can, and if you do, he'll stop asking me questions, and I'll be off the hook.
Anybody who knows the secret of the twins is in danger.
Time has proven that to be true.
Look what happened to Derek Rogers.
You don't want Dan to be next, do you? But if the key to finding the killer is the twins' secret Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Would you be careful how loud you say the word "twins?" Now, hand me the folder, and put on a smile.
Why? Because my beautiful wife is watching us.
Jordan, I want you to take Laurel to this formal.
I can't.
Girls have to ask the guys.
Well, I'm sure you'll find a way.
Laurel was climbing over my wall for a reason, and I want you to find out what it is.
Why should I help you? You ditched tutoring, went off to L.
A.
to be with Thayer.
Well, you're with Sutton now.
Yes, I am.
She's been different since you left.
Well that's great.
Look, we found out some things in L.
A.
What kind of things? Things like Rebecca is our birth mother.
And we think Sutton has been working with her all this time, and that she's known, and that they're keeping thisecret.
I can't just walk away.
I have too many questions.
And you need my help? Yes.
I do.
I I You what? I just want all the secrets to end.
I want it all to be out in the open, and I think you do, too.
I'm sorry, Emma.
You're on your own.
Can I help you? I accept.
What? I know it's bucking tradition, but I thought I could ask you to ask me to the Flipside Formal.
I assumed Mads asked you.
Nope.
Besides, I like a girl who stalks.
- I wasn't stalking you.
- Yeah? Look at it this way: if you take me to the dance, it'll give you a chance to tell me how much you're not into me.
Oh, I can tell you that right now.
Well, good.
I'll pick you up early? Say, 6:00? I'm guessing you'll probably want to go to dinner first, right? Just put these back in I'll see you then.
Hey, you.
Hey.
So I can't officially ask you to the formal, but I thought maybe we could get together a group or something.
I kind of already said yes to Laurel.
Before you get all crazy, I only said yes for a cover.
- You know, for us.
- A cover? Yeah.
You said yes to Laurel, my friend who apparently still has a huge crush on you.
Mads, you know how I feel about you.
Yeah, well, right now I'm a little confused.
- Hey, Mom.
- Oh, hi, honey.
Are you okay? I met with Lindsey Ridgeway today.
The divorce lawyer? I mean, it's just so weird.
She was going through your father's finances, and it looked like he was taking some withdrawals in cash.
Small enough amounts so that I wouldn't notice, adding up to $20,000.
I I don't get it.
I mean, she said it could be I mean, it could be anything even an affair and it does line up when Rebecca was in town.
Wait a second.
This is, like, another affair with Rebecca? Separate from their affair in the past? The dates match up.
I mean, he could have been using the money for anything.
Hotels, or expensive dinners out.
God, this is just insane.
I know.
I thought your dad and I could maybe work it out, but now Oh, sweetie I'm so sorry.
We are gonna figure this out, and you guys are gonna be fine.
I promise.
I love you.
Dan! - I spoke with Alec.
- Let me guess: you're here to tell me that you're still not gonna tell me.
Officer Whitehorse.
Mrs.
Rogers.
Hello.
What are you doing here? I found something you need to see.
Tell me why I should stay quiet.
Give me one good reason.
I mean, all this insane talk about murders and secrets? Why don't you come forward? Or I know.
We'll both come forward.
We can go to your brother or my parents.
I could tell my father anything.
Or I used to be able to.
Laurel we can't.
Okay? Why not? Because of everything Emma said.
Okay, hold on.
She wants your help, but you won't do it.
But when she wants my help, you think I should do it.
So that's hypocritical.
Look.
If you care about your family, about Emma, then you will help.
Okay? And you don't care about Emma anymore? It's just not about me.
Oh, come on! This is all about you.
I know you're with Sutton now, and you're trying to stay out of it, but you're right in the middle.
Know what? I suddenly feel less alone.
You and I are on the same ship.
And it's sailing fast.
Please, sit down.
I I know you're not on the case anymore.
But you seem to be the only cop who cares about finding my son's murderer.
I was repling my rosebushes, and I found this buried in my garden.
It's Derek's.
And there's more money there than I've ever seen in my life.
Cheating? Again? We know he had the affair with Rebecca.
Yeah, my mom said it's more recent.
She thinks it even could have been Rebecca, but - my dad spent $20,000.
- What? Okay, no, no, no.
There has to be some sort of explanation for it.
How could he wouldn't do that to Mom.
Sorry.
He wouldn't do it to Kristin.
Oh, that's okay.
I know how much you care about her.
Laurel, I'm really sorry about lying to you all this time.
Well, that's why we have to focus on getting the truth, so you can tell everyone who you really are.
Oh, absolutely.
I never thought I'd have a sister like you.
You've done nothing but try to keep this family together.
Ethan made me realize what side I should be on.
Ethan? I'll keep your secret, Emma.
I'm back.
I'll help.
All right enchiladas, no beans.
Ni├žoise salad, dressing on the side.
It's a madhouse down there.
Everyone's getting ready for this formal.
What? Laurel's gonna help.
And so am I.
You said you wanted to bring all this to a head.
I assume that means some kind of trap.
Exactly.
At the formal.
The formal.
And I'm taking Sutton, so Actually, you're not.
You're taking me.
Angry penguin comes to mind.
And is that is that hair gel? Don't listen to him.
You look great.
Thank you.
Kind of gives me an idea of what Dan's gonna look like on our wedding day.
What? I thought we were getting married in jeans.
Well All right, so what'd they say? My narcotics contact says that there's no way Derek could have been a big enough player to make that kind of money dealing.
Then where did it come from? My theory is he was being paid to keep quiet about something.
Yeah, until whoever it was decided they weren't gonna pay anymore.
$20,000 a lot of cash.
Enough to get him killed.
Okay.
I gotta run.
- We're meeting the limo at 7:00.
- Limo? Look, don't don't start.
Yeah, well, I want you home by midnight.
I don't want you turning into a a what is it? - A pumpkin! - Pumpkin.
This woman has been wailing about a broken heart since last night, sweetheart.
Who came to their senses first? You or Jordan? Dad, I already told you there's nothing going on between me and Jordan.
Right.
So I can be happy that there's nothing going on? It's finally over? Right? Right.
Good.
So why aren't you going to the formal? I don't have a date.
And besides, I'd rather stay home and do something productive.
Like what? Like wallow.
In self-pity.
Come on.
Go.
It'll be good for you.
It'll be fun.
When have you ever let a boy slow you down? Why start now? Come on.
You'll be beating them off with a stick.
Either that, or I'll show up and do it for you.
Mm.
Okay.
Okay, thank you, Dad.
For everything.
Ethan.
Hey, Mrs.
Mercer.
You look so handsome.
Come in.
Come in.
Come in.
Thanks.
I have to admit, I was a little surprised to hear you and Sutton were dating again, but you are always welcome here.
Is that for me? You shouldn't have.
You texted me directions to the flower shop.
Hmm.
Here.
Ah I'm gonna go get the camera.
That's okay.
Dad'll take pictures at the dance.
Come on.
- Good night, Mrs.
Mercer.
- Bye! Have fun! Wow, I didn't text you anything about this.
- You went all out.
- Mm-hmm.
Thank you.
Hey! What are you doing? What about Ethan? Sutton, I know it's a limo, but you might want to buckle that seat belt.
Do I look okay? I have to be identical to Sutton just in case Rebecca saw what she was wearing.
You look great.
Good.
Just like Sutton.
No.
You've never been just like Sutton.
Here comes Ted.
Come on.
We're dancing.
So is it weird, your stepmom, new stepfather, stepsister, all living under the same roof? I'd be monumentally confused.
There wasn't a lot of choice in the matter.
Not buying it.
Neither will they.
There.
That's better.
I need to get Rebecca alone.
If I can just talk to her, and make her think that I'm Sutton, maybe she can maybe she would reveal something.
I wish I could just ask her why she's been keeping everything from me and including Sutton.
Well, you can't just ask her.
Well, I know that.
She would just turn it around, and cover.
It's starting to become clear that she killed Derek.
And what is so insane is that I finally find my mother, and I can't even talk to her the way I want to.
You told me Kristin was all the mother you needed.
And I meant it.
I just need to make sense of all of this You know, I heard Dan and Theresa talking.
They found a bunch of money at Derek's place.
So Rebecca may have been paying him to keep quiet.
Maybe he threatened to say something about you and Sutton.
That at least answers one of the questions.
I feel like I've just messed up so many people's lives.
Including yours.
Did I say that? Well, you and Sutton You were gone.
Well, now I'm back.
Yeah.
You're back.
I'm really with Thayer now.
I really know.
You know I get carsick in the back seat.
Well, that's why I pulled over.
So if you're going to throw up, just do it now.
You keep pushing me, and I will gladly throw up all over you.
- Don't be so dramatic.
- Oh, I'm dramatic? Really? You steal my purse and my phone, and you drive me all around.
What's next? You gonna take me out to the woods and shoot me? Don't tempt me.
And I'll give you your phone back when the night's over, okay? Where's your little girlfriend in all this, huh? Oh, wait, let me guess: Cinder Emma got all dressed up and went to the ball with Ethan.
What, her fairy godmother duplicate my dress and my hair, too? People saw me, Thayer.
- God, how could you let her talk you into this? - I trust Emma.
Mm.
A hell of a lot more than I trust you.
Oh, okay.
So this is about me.
Keeping me from the formal.
You two and your schemes.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
Don't forget Ethan.
'Cause he's just as sick of your lies as I am.
- You know what upsets me? - What? You and I used to be in this together.
It started with us in L.
A.
Do you remember L.
A.
? I do remember L.
A.
I remember you slept with me to get back at Ethan.
Well yeah, that was unfortunate.
But all the other titimes.
We've had some really good times! Sutton! No, no, Sutton! Unlock the door.
Come on! No, no, no, no! Sutton! What a surprise.
Look, my wife and kids threw me over for the dance.
I thought maybe you're in the same predicament.
Mm.
Alec, it's it's so not a good time.
I I found some things out today that Yes, I see the wine.
You know what? I could use a night off.
Come in.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Don't mind if I do.
Trying to avoid me? I don't know what game you're playing, and I don't care, but if you hurt Laurel again It's not like that.
I didn't mean to hurt you.
No.
Not hurt.
Not even close.
I can explain, all right? I'm in the middle of a a situation.
Don't.
Don't do this to me.
God, I am such an idiot.
I thought you and I had that thing - Mads, we do.
- No.
Why would this be any different? Making mistakes is the only thing I do right lately.
This one was spectacular.
Hey, I can explain Why does everyone keep saying that? Laurel, I don't want to fight over a guy.
Especially that one.
No, I I don't either.
Trust me.
At least I'm not the only one here with chronic bad judgment.
What does Ethan see in Sutton? I mean, I know she's your sister, and sometimes she can be really great.
That's not Sutton.
It's Emma.
Wait, you know? - Who told you? - Emma.
She and Thayer have some scheme to fool Rebecca and Sutton.
I'm supposed to be pumping Jordan for information, but it's an epic fail.
But Emma said that she and Thayer were staying in tonight.
I think they wanted to keep it on the D.
L.
But yeah, that's crazy that they wouldn't tell you.
I mean, unless you have a secret twin, too.
No.
I can't believe they didn't tell me.
Okay, now's my chance.
Hey, Sutton.
Hi.
Um I have to run, but I'll catch you later.
You're really taking after Sutton these days, Emma.
Lying right to my face.
Oh, God, Mads.
I'm really sorry.
It's just, you've been so caught up with all the family stuff and Jordan, and well, we just didn't think That you could trust me? That's great.
Just great.
Hey.
What was that about? Just more lies and more hurting people.
God, Ethan, this is so nuts.
Why am I here? What am I doing? You're getting the proof that you need.
Emma, look, Rebecca paid Derek $20,000 to keep him quiet, and then she killed him.
All right? This is your chance to get her alone.
Now, you gotta go do it.
Come on.
Did you just say $20,000? Yeah, that's what they found at Derek's house.
What difference does it make? All the difference in the world.
What the hell happened? They kidnapped me and sent Emma in my place.
I think they were going to try and trick you, and get you to reveal something, I They suspect we're working together.
And they obviously used Ethan to bait you.
Yeah, he was in on it.
They knew your weakness.
I was afraid of this.
Look, I got here.
And I warned you.
You know, Emma has had over a dozen chances to approach me, but she never did.
Are we just lucky here, or did something else stop her? I think we should bring Emma in on it.
- We we can get her - Absolutely not.
You need to remember, Sutton: I make the plans.
- I thought we would have found her by now.
- It doesn't matter.
Hey.
Emma had her shot; she didn't take it.
Well, there she is.
- Never mind.
- Where's Emma? Fixing her lipstick? What is this, like, a threesome, now? Seems to be the only explanation I can come up with.
She loved my life so much she up and and stole it.
Will you just be honest? Okay? I mean, you talk and you talk about it all the time.
Have you ever actually been honest with me? - About anything? - You want honesty? Brutus? - Yeah.
- I'll give you honesty.
I am done with you.
I'm done with all of you.
All right, we gotta find Emma.
- We gotta see what - No, no.
You already had your night with her, okay? I'll find her.
What was the name of that cheap, cheap wine - you snuck in? - It began with a "T.
" Um Tyrone Tyrolia! - Tyrolia.
- Tyrolia.
Super sweet, with a finish like a freight train.
And if I recall, you were on a quest to polka with everyone.
And I damn near did, too.
I know I polkaed with you.
There was something that night I wanted to do that I didn't.
What's that? This.
Good night, Kristin.
Well look at that.
It's been five minutes, and you haven't run off or insulted me.
Please, when have I ever insulted you? I don't know, I guess I just read between the lines.
So it was a good dance, don't you think? It was well-chaperoned.
Jordan and Laurel? They're cute together.
Yeah, they are.
What are you thinking about? Another Sadie Hawkins, back in our high school days.
Kristin asked me; I was on cloud nine.
I forget who took Alec.
Some icy blonde with falsies? You? My sister.
Ah! You know, I was at that Sadie Hawkins.
As a sophomore.
Who'd you ask? It doesn't matter.
I spent the whole evening staring at you, wishing I had the courage to ask you.
I didn't know.
I know you didn't.
But I can ask you now.
Will you dance with me, Ted? Flipside Formal.
Guess I have to.
Why didn't you do it? What happened? I figured it out.
If Ted had an affair with Rebecca 17 years ago, that means that he could be Sutton's and my father, and he was trying to keep it a secret, mainly from Kristin.
I'm sorry.
I'm still lost.
What? - Dan and Theresa found money at Derek's house.
- Yeah.
Okay? Ethan told me it was $20,000, which is the same amount that Kristin said was missing from her bank account.
Okay.
Ted was being blackmailed.
He was being blackmailed by Derek.
Rebecca didn't kill Derek.
Ted killed Derek.
Oh, my God.
My God, please get me out of here right now.
Come on.
Let's go.
Why is it, that when I'm hiding, you're always the one who finds me? This is where you tell me I've had enough, right? No.
This is where I ask why.
I got left out again.
Emma and Thayer and now Laurel.
It's like I got voted off the island.
What's your story? 'Cause you're looking a little like you got tossed off an island yourself.
No, don't tell me.
You and Sutton broke up but you were never really together because you'll never get over Emma.
As far as theories go, that's a pretty good one.
Yeah.
You know what I want to do right now? Steal a golf cart and drive it straight into a pond.
Better idea why don't we split this wine and we'll talk till the sun comes up? Hmm.
Deal.
All this condemning Sutton for her secrets, and Ted, who could, could be my father, is keeping the biggest secret of all.
Well, we're not sure about any of this.
Well, I do know that I definitely screwed everything up tonight.
No, you stopped the plan for good reason.
I didn't mean that.
Well, what did you mean? Well, I just feel like I screwed things up for Ethan.
He, he agreed to help us, and then I just I pulled the plug on everything and So, when do we stop talking about Ethan? I'm sorry.
It's okay.
Look, Emma, I I promised that I'll get you through this, and I will.
I know.
Thayer I am so grateful for you and everything you've done for me.
Please know that.
I do, but it's not about that.
I do it because I care about you, and I could never just walk away.
I never will.
It's okay.
- I just No.
It's okay.