The Lying Game s02e08 Episode Script

Bride and Go Seek

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? If Ted is really my father, I can't believe that he would be a killer, too.
Derek's mother brought them by my office.
We have to stake out that cemetery.
This whole thing would be a lot easier for me if you just tell me what Alec told you when he was in jail.
- You still think Alec killed Derek? - Who else would want to protect the secret of the twins so badly they'd kill for it? You shouldn't tell Ethan anything.
Keep this between us.
Oh, is that a touchy subject? I think you know you made a mistake choosing Thayer.
Son, if you're in trouble with Rebecca, I can help you out.
Our marriage is over.
Did you kiss my wife? Yes, I did.
Bastard! Theresa, it's Sutton Mercer.
I have some startling things you may want to know.
You? - Any luck? - Another voice mail.
I've already left ten messages.
Where could she be? Mr.
Whitehorse, we were supposed to get started an hour ago.
I know.
I know.
Just a few more minutes.
She's coming, she'll be here.
Well, are you sure? I mean, eh, she wouldn't be the first bride to get cold feet.
Theresa doesn't have cold feet.
If she's not here, there's a good reason for it.
Okay.
Hey, I'm going to go look out in the parking lot for her, okay? Yeah.
I mean, she's coming.
I'm sure she's on her way.
Of course, she is.
Yup.
So much for "Here Comes the Bride.
" Sutton, what are you doing here? Same thing you are.
Looking for Theresa.
She always this late to things, or just weddings? Why are you looking for Theresa? Because I want to talk to her about Derek's murder.
I have some thoughts.
It's weird that she isn't here, isn't it? Uh, not as weird as you trying to talk to her right before she walks down the aisle.
I know Emma convinced you not to trust me.
But you broke up with me for the wrong reasons.
We don't have time to do this right now, all right? You need to go back to the cabin before you ruin their wedding day.
Given the shocking lack of a bride, don't you think it's already ruined? Ethan? G g.
Ethan? Hey.
There's still no sign of her.
I think that, uh, that, uh, maybe we should check the hospitals.
I'm sure she's okay.
There's got to be a good explanation for this.
Yeah, I don't, I don't know, you know? Maybe, maybe there is.
I mean, the Derek Rogers murder case, she was obsessed with that.
Well, what are you thinking? I don't know.
I don't know what I'm thinking.
I just know I need to find her.
Look, this fight with Ethan, I know it was stupid.
- Yeah, it was.
- Okay, well, then, tell me how I can make it better.
I hate how this is coming between us, Emma.
Just don't make it any harder on me.
Okay? Things are falling apart around here.
Is this about your dad? You know he's not the killer.
He can't be.
I know that.
And that's why I want to clear his name.
Kristin served him with divorce papers last night.
Emma.
I'm, I'm sorry.
I, I should have been there for you.
I try I tried calling.
I didn't feel like talking.
I'm here for you now.
I just, I need to talk to Ted.
I know he'll have an explanation, and then we can get back on the trail of who really did this.
Yeah.
So, um, unfortunately, we are not going to be having a wedding today.
Okay? Uh, Dan wanted to thank you all for coming.
Uh, you know, I'm sure everything will be okay.
And we'll be back here soon.
Thank you.
Dan! Dan, hey! - Where you going? - Where do you think? To find out what the hell is going on.
- I'm coming with you.
- Get in.
Poor guy.
I thought you said they were really into each other.
Well, maybe she was hiding something.
Or he was.
Just don't know with some people.
Great.
Here we go again.
Where'd you go last night, anyway? Needed some time to think.
Be alone.
Well, I've been doing some thinking, too, about all the secrets you could be hiding.
And the truth is, it really scares me.
I would never do anything to hurt you, Mads.
Well, I don't know what to believe anymore.
How am I supposed to trust you, Jordan? All right, what if I tell you that I was done with Rebecca? Forever.
I would say you have to prove it.
Jordan, are you okay? Oh, I'm perfect.
Thanks for asking.
You ready? Yeah, I'm all set.
Did, uh, did you talk to Dan? No.
He left too quick.
I'll catch up with him later.
It's so strange.
I can't believe that Theresa would leave him at the altar.
I really hate it when you stare at me like that.
I'm just curious.
You leave the rehearsal dinner early saying you've got a tummy ache, yet when I get home, you're not there.
I told you, I went to the pharmacy, and when I got home, the bed was empty, and you still haven't told me where you were.
That's right.
I haven't.
I know how hard this has been on you and Sutton.
I never wanted any of this to happen.
Then explain it.
How could you do this to Mom? And to us? The affair, the missing money.
It All you've done is lie.
I know.
I know.
We're not trying to attack you.
We just want to understand what happened.
I don't know where to begin.
All that matters is, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Maybe you should go now.
Sorry, girls, but your dad should not be here right now.
I am seeing my daughters.
- If you could give us a minute, please.
- No, I can't.
I told you, if you want to come by, you need to make arrangements with me first.
- Kristin, please! - Do I have to call the lawyer? This is our agreement that we have - between the two of us.
- I'm seeing my daughters! Guys, please, please, please, please don't fight.
Dad, Laurel and I will come to the club for dinner.
It will give us a chance to talk about everything, and are you free tonight? Yeah.
I guess.
Mom, is that okay with you? - It's fine.
- Good.
Then it's settled.
We'll see you tonight, Dad.
Good-bye, girls.
Just know, whatever happens, I love you.
Theresa, you in there, you okay?! Hey, look, look, man Get out of the way.
Theresa? I'll check the bedroom.
Theresa? All her clothes are gone.
What's that? I found it on the counter.
No.
No.
She would never leave me like this.
Not without a a message.
Or a note.
The ring, Dan.
And her clothes are gone.
No! No.
She, she got too close.
She knew something, and he, he found her and, and he took her from me.
Ethan, he could have, he could have gotten her keys.
Left, left the ring here.
On purpose.
You know, to make me think What, what are you, what are you talking about? I'm talking about Derek's killer.
Now, whoever he or she is, Theresa was hot on the trail of that and there was, you know, the flowers.
She was, she was obsessed with finding out who was leaving flowers on Derek's grave.
Somebody was leaving flowers on Derek's grave? Dan, wait! Dan.
Sutton.
I know you're in there.
Come on.
What? I have been worried about you.
I haven't heard from you since my - little confession.
- Little? You are my mother.
I am supposed to be able to trust you.
Well, sometimes parents have to lie to their children to protect them.
Can you find it in your heart to forgive me? I don't know.
Do I know everything now? Absolutely.
What about Theresa? Word is that she didn't show up for her own wedding.
Yes.
Troubling, isn't it? She's Alec's attorney.
She knows a lot about the case.
I was thinking the same thing.
You don't think Alec did anything to her, do you? Or maybe that uber-villain that you were telling me about did something.
Maybe he is going to frame Alec.
Or you will.
What's this about, Sutton? I'm just speculating.
Hmm.
Well, I have something for you.
Something special.
Actually the reason I came.
One half for you.
And the other half I'm saving for Emma.
It symbolizes our broken family coming back together again.
You and your sister and your father kissed me last night.
You were with Ted last night? Briefly.
Kristin served him divorce papers.
He wanted to see me.
I really think he's starting to trust me again.
Almost sounds too good to be true.
Theresa's missing? Since when? Well, apparently since last night after the rehearsal dinner.
And no one knows why she didn't show up to the wedding today.
What? You know something? She was just still looking into Derek's murder Ethan told me.
Oh, my God, you don't think that Someone might have targeted her, because of what she knew? Rebecca, if she killed Derek.
Wait, you think Rebecca killed Derek? - It's possible.
- Why didn't you tell me? Okay, wait a second, you still suspect Rebecca? Because after the formal, I thought you might have changed your minds.
No, we we just needed time - to think things through.
- Speaking of, Mads, do you know where our dad was last night? Yeah, he came home with me after the rehearsal dinner.
- And then - Then what? He went out again.
But that doesn't mean anything.
Every time something bad happens, you can't blame it on him, Thayer.
I mean, my God, for all we know Theresa just freaked out about getting married and took off.
- It happens.
- But if she didn't just run away I got to go.
Emma, hey! Hey, hey.
Just slow down.
Ted wouldn't hurt Theresa or Derek.
Only a psychopath would do that.
And that isn't Ted.
Shh.
But you're worried how it looks.
Yes.
Thayer, think about the timing.
Theresa finds out about the blackmail money and then disappears a few days later? That doesn't look good for Ted.
Which is why we have to keep this quiet now more than ever.
I just need to find out where he was last night so I can prove that he didn't hurt Theresa.
Are you just gonna ask him? No.
I have an idea, but I need your help.
- Okay.
- Come with me.
- Hi.
- Hey.
You look beautiful.
Thank you for the flowers.
They they were so sweet.
- What are you drinking? - I'll have a - cranberry vodka.
- Got it.
Thank you.
Listen, Alec, I I served Ted with papers.
It's over.
I wish I could say I'm sorry.
But I'm not.
I mean, you're still married.
Technically, I'm not even divorced yet, so Aw, listen, I got married for all the wrong all the wrong reasons, and as soon as I can, I'm going to correct that.
- I was thinking about my daughters.
- 'Course you are.
Do you want me to walk away from this, is that what you're saying? No, I don't want that either.
I just it's complicated.
Well, let's make it uncomplicated.
What are you doing this evening? Well, Ted has the girls, and I don't have plans.
So have dinner with me.
Like a date? We'll be discreet.
I'm not taking no for an answer.
This is like when we were in high school and you made me climb that water tower.
You dared me to climb that water tower.
- You loved it.
- It was terrified it was pitch black.
Are you sorry you did it? No.
Okay.
I'm in.
One second.
Alec Rybak.
I need you to tape off the area around this grave.
Get the techs out here.
This is a crime scene.
You said this had something to do with Theresa.
Yeah, it does, I think she came here last night before she went missing.
There's women's footprints everywhere, along with another set a man.
So we need to get him identified right now.
Dan, it's a cemetery.
A lot of people come through I I don't care what it is! Theresa's life could be on the line.
Hey, come on! Did anyone call the detectives yet? Where the hell are they? Give me this.
You want to explain this to me? I think Dan just did.
I'm starting to agree with him.
Thank you, officers.
It's all right.
There seems to have been a bit of a misunderstanding here.
You guys head back.
My office has this.
Officer Whitehorse, can I talk to you for a sec? What the hell's going on, Dan? Something happened to Theresa, and you know it.
She was all over this case.
What do you think, - the killer came after her? - Yes, I do.
And now you're gonna help me find her.
No, come on, man.
You're too close to this, okay? You're gonna get yourself hurt.
What you should do is go home, take some time off and leave it to me.
The hell I will.
This whole thing is your fault.
She got too close to something because of whatever you said to her when she was your lawyer! I wish I could walk that back Now you're gonna tell me what it is.
- You're gonna tell me! - If I had the time Come on, come on, Dan! - Swear to God! - Dan, let it go, man.
What did you say, Alec?! Danny, that's not the way to go about this, man, okay? You think I'm gonna drop this? I suppose not.
You're damn right.
Thanks for checking the records for us J.
J.
I promise, your meals are on me for the next week.
Look, just let's keep it between us, all right? Our members' comings and goings are supposed to be private.
I know, don't worry about it.
I just need to know if my dad was here last night.
Nope.
Picked up his car from the valet at 10:08 p.
m.
What time did he come back? Uh, 4:21 a.
m.
Must have had one hell of a night.
Hey, J.
J.
Hey.
Guys, I need to talk to you.
THAYER: Thanks, man.
I appreciate it.
- What was that about? - I was, uh, seeing about applying for a part-time valet job.
I just wanted some extra cash on the side.
Are you applying, too? No, I'm with him.
Of course.
We're really sorry about Theresa.
We heard.
Actually, I think something happened to her and it's somehow tied to Derek's murder.
THAYER: Okay.
Let's talk upstairs.
Hey.
I really didn't like your attitude this morning.
What was I thinking? This is about Mads, isn't it? Hmm? I saw the two of you talking at church.
What have I told you about getting involved with her? Well, I don't take orders from you anymore.
- Really? - Yeah, really.
Look, I care about her, all right? So she deserves to know the truth.
So I'm gonna tell her about L.
A.
- and how you will never let me forget it.
- I see.
Are you gonna tell her about Flagstaff? And that call you made to frame Alec? That was your idea.
Yeah, and you screwed it up.
And now he's out free.
Do you really think Mads is gonna understand when she learns that you framed her own father? You tell her.
I just think if you want to tell her the truth, she should probably know everything.
Don't you? And Dan thinks Theresa went to the cemetery last night to find the person leaving the flowers.
A killer with a guilty conscience.
What? Nothing, it's nothing.
All right, screw it.
We need to come clean with Dan right now, just we need to tell him everything.
- We can't do that.
- Emma, come on.
If Dan knows what's going on, all of your suspicions about Rebecca and the twin secret, it might help him find Theresa.
You can't tell him anything if Dan knows about the twins, he might be in danger, too.
He's a cop! He can handle it.
- We just need a little time.
- For what? All right, enough of this crap.
You guys tell me what's going on.
Ethan, you just have to trust me.
- You're not trusting me.
- Okay, okay, we've said all we're gonna say.
You should go now.
Yeah.
Whatever.
You think he'll keep quiet? I hope so.
Hey.
You okay? I just got reprimanded.
For what happened with Alec? What was that about anyway, man? Alec, uh told Theresa a secret when she was - his lawyer.
- A secret? Said it was a family matter.
And, you know, I I feel like if I knew what that was, all of this would make a hell of a lot more sense.
So what are you gonna do? Supposed to stay out of it.
Captain's orders.
Yeah, but you're not going to.
No.
I'm not.
Starting right now.
What? What do you know? Why would I know something? Don't play dumb with me right now.
You and your friends were helping out with the case when I arrested Alec.
Are you protecting Sutton? Does she have something to do with this? No.
I swear, I have told you everything.
I really hope so.
I really do.
Okay, this is just not good timing.
I want to call a truce, Emma.
Really? And why should I believe you? Because I want answers just as badly as you do.
So I'm gonna be honest.
You're right.
Rebecca and I have been working together ever since the night I went into the lake.
I knew it.
So she knows we're twins? I'm pretty sure she's known since the delivery room.
Why would she tell you and not me? She says she wanted to tell you eventually but wanted to wait It's all part of her master plan to get Ted back.
She says she still loves him.
Oh, my God.
And you just went along with it behind my back? I did.
Yeah.
And I know it was selfish, but I've been looking so long for her, and then things got bad between you and me.
I just I didn't I didn't want to share her.
So, why the sudden change of heart? Because I started to realize she's not the mother I thought she was.
She's lying to me, too, Emma.
You just you have to believe me.
I never meant to hurt anybody.
In fact, I called Theresa last night to arrange a meeting to just tell her everything.
She just didn't show.
What time last night? Well, Rebecca must have found out you were gonna bust her, and and she went after Theresa.
Maybe, but Rebecca claims she didn't do it, which is why you and I need to work together.
We just we need to share information, be a team.
No, Sutton.
No.
Come on, Emma, we're sisters.
Don't you think it's a little late to be playing that card? You need to leave.
Interesting.
You're not telling me what you know, which can only mean one thing.
What are you hiding, Emma? Is your offer still good? To help with Rebecca? I can't live like this anymore.
Well, that depends on what your intentions are.
Is this just about Rebecca or is this about Maddie? Well, as long as Rebecca keeps making me do all this crazy crap, Mads will never give me another chance.
So, yeah.
Yeah, it is.
If I help you and you hurt Maddie I wouldn't.
Trust me, she's all I ever think about anymore.
It's why I came to you, 'cause I don't want to lose her.
All right.
You have a deal.
I help you, you help me.
What do you want me to do? Nothing.
Just what you've been doing.
Whatever Rebecca asks you to do.
Hey, have you seen Mom? Uh, ran off to her salon.
Right after mentioning she was going to dinner tonight.
With Alec? Survey says ding, ding, ding.
Wow.
She doesn't waste any time.
Well, Dad cheated on her and stole from her and lied to her.
You don't exactly seem to be on Team Dad right now, so how about I just go to dinner alone with him? I have things I need to talk to him about anyway.
Like how he's really your birth father? I did the math.
She's your mother, they had an affair you must've figured this out.
Yeah.
I did.
I'm just not quite sure how I feel about it yet.
Me neither.
I mean, he has to know.
Right? Somehow he ends up adopting his own daughter? That can't be a coincidence.
Do you think he knows about you two? I don't think so.
Either way, he's been deceiving Mom and all of us for the last 17 years.
It doesn't get much worse than that.
I hope not.
Is there something else? It's just that I've been searching for answers about my birth parents for so long now, and I finally have them, and I'm kind of sorry I started asking the questions in the first place.
Well I'm not.
You're my half-sister, Emma.
And despite it all, if you and Sutton hadn't been asking those questions we never would've found each other.
What do you want, Sutton? The truth.
That's ironic.
All right, I deserve that.
Listen.
I think Emma knows something about Theresa's disappearance and Derek's murder, and she won't tell me what it is.
If you think I know something, you're wrong.
I don't.
Keeping you out of it, huh? That's a switch.
I thought they only lied to me.
Look.
I want to help you and Dan.
I feel terrible about what happened with Theresa, and honestly I don't understand it.
All right, look.
Dan and Theresa found $20,000 at Derek's house.
We think someone was paying him to keep quiet about you and Emma, and that's what got him killed.
You mean, you thought Rebecca killed him.
That I know.
The Flipside Formal Yeah, that's where it all changed.
All of a sudden, Emma just drops her suspicions.
And every time I bring it up, she and Thayer just shut me down.
There has to be a way we can find out.
Maybe there is.
I got to run.
Ethan Come on, what is it? Tell me.
Ethan! You look nice.
Hey.
Thanks.
I'm going out to have dinner with a friend.
Kristin Mercer? Yes.
I heard you might be seeing her.
So what about Rebecca? We're still working things out.
I I think maybe you should divorce her.
I mean, who knows what she's capable of and what she and Jordan have going on together? It's all starting to get me pretty worried.
Honey, let me do the worrying, okay? - I can handle Rebecca.
- Okay.
Hey, have you talked to Thayer lately? 'Cause he's still blaming you for everything.
Well, you know, h he'll come around.
It'll all be really clear to him really soon.
Ethan, what are you doing here? Come on.
It's Ted, isn't it? That's who you were covering for.
I talked to J.
J.
Applying for a job, my ass.
You wanted to know where Ted was last night - when Theresa went missing.
- No, I am concerned about him and Kristin - and the divorce.
- Stop lying! You suspect him, don't you? Would you just keep it down, please? I think he's innocent.
I really do, but I also know how bad this looks for him, and that's why we couldn't say anything to anybody.
"We"? You mean you and Thayer? Let me guess, this was his idea? - He's looking out for me, Ethan.
- Or he's trying to drive us apart, trying to convince you that I can't be trusted.
Well, then prove him wrong.
If this gets out, it will ruin my whole family.
What about my family? What about Dan? I know this is really unfair of me to ask of you, but please don't tell him.
Not until we can prove that Ted is innocent.
Theresa is missing, okay? She could be dead.
If Ted is responsible for this I just need time.
Give me one night.
Tonight.
Look last night, when you came here, you said that you and me, we're everything.
If you believe that and if that's true, you will do this for me.
I am not the only one home.
What is it that couldn't wait? Derek was blackmailing someone about me and Emma.
Was it you? No.
How do you know about that? It doesn't matter.
The point is, whoever Derek was blackmailing is probably the person who killed him.
- And Theresa.
- Who told you that? Hmm? Ethan? Emma? If it wasn't you, why are you freaking out? You need to tell me.
Do they know who was being blackmailed? Do you? Answer the question.
You answer it.
Forget it.
I can find out another way.
I don't understand.
Who are you possibly protecting here? Ted? That is your father you are talking about.
God, okay.
I'm sorry.
Dad, what are you doing? I thought we were meeting at the club.
Dropped my hospital key card somewhere.
I Do you guys know where it is? - Did you put it somewhere? - No.
Listen, about tonight, I really wanted to talk to you about some things.
Yeah, no.
Great, we'll talk.
I just need to find this damn key card.
Well, did you retrace your steps? Where was the last place you used it? Yesterday at the hospital.
And after? Where were you last night? Out.
Out where? Well, what is it with all these questions, Sutton? Sorry.
I'm just trying to help.
- That son of a bitch.
- Ted, how many times do I have to ask you? Please? You're going to a hotel with Alec? That's none of your business.
What are you doing? Are you spying on me? - You're going to screw him, aren't you? - Oh, my God.
How dare you do this in front of our daughters! Have you lost your mind? - What's going on? - We're talking about Alec, the most untrustworthy bastard on the planet.
Oh, really? 'Cause I thought that's what you were.
Dad? Get out.
- I'm sorry.
- Get out now before I call the police.
I have a new assignment for you.
Okay.
Well, I've given it some thought, and maybe I was wrong to keep you and Mads apart.
You wrong? Wow.
I don't know if I've ever heard you say that before.
Her friends are looking into Theresa's disappearance.
I want you to get close to her again and find out what they know.
You want me to spy on Mads? I want you to spy on all of them, and she's your way in.
Then all you have to do is keep your ears open.
Is that a problem? No.
Not at all.
Report back to me.
What happened? Did he hurt you? No.
Did he hit you? No, but he was so angry.
I just I've never seen him like that.
If he ever comes near you again, I want you to call me.
Alec, please.
I don't want to get you involved.
It's it's it's not like I'm in danger.
It's too late.
I'm already involved.
Oh, Alec.
I don't think I know.
You're not ready for this.
It's okay.
- I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
Hey.
It's okay.
It would have been a lovely evening.
It still will be some day.
So he just snapped? It doesn't necessarily mean he killed anyone.
Well, maybe we should just give him a chance to cool off.
I don't have time.
Ethan's only giving me until morning.
Wait.
You told Ethan about Ted? He figured it out on his own.
But I got him to stay quiet, at least until tomorrow.
You got him to stay quiet? How'd you do that? I I asked him.
I still have more time.
- Where are you going? - To make sure I'm not wrong.
- I'll come with you.
- No.
Thayer, I have to do this alone.
What do you want? I've just been wondering where I went wrong with you.
Is that supposed to be funny? Is that a joke?! You are a terrible father.
All the stuff you put me through.
You don't know why I do the things I do, T? Because you blame me, and you hate me.
Because you've always hated me.
And because of Mom and what happened? No.
Listen to me.
Whatever happens just know that I've done everything and will continue to do everything for you because I love you.
Okay.
Ted? Oh, my God, what happened? Are are you okay? It's got to be here somewhere.
Ted, calm down.
Talk to me, tell me What's wrong? Everything's wrong.
Forget it.
You wouldn't understand.
You'd be surprised.
Whatever it is, I'm on your side.
You can trust me with anything.
I'm sorry, I can't.
I have to go.
You got a minute? No, I don't.
Look, Rebecca told me to spy on you.
And your dad told me to spy on Rebecca.
- Wait.
He did? - Yeah.
And this might sound crazy, but I'm doing all of this for you, Mads.
So I can finally be free of her.
Jordan.
You need to be careful.
Rebecca might be more dangerous than even you realize.
I know a lot more than you think.
And not only about Rebecca.
About Sutton.
And Emma.
- Theresa? - I already searched it.
She took everything.
Except, this must have fallen between the seats.
What is it? I'll give you a minute.
It's her vows.
"I promise, I will always be by your side, Dan.
You are my soul mate, my lover, my best friend.
And I can't wait to begin our life together.
" Does that sound like someone who got cold feet to you? No, it doesn't.
Someone's trying really hard to make everyone think that she's left me.
She wouldn't do that.
So where is she? I don't know.
But when I find the person who took her from me I'm going to kill him.
Looking for this? My God! How could you?