The second season of "The Lying Game" has been slow going, and it still hasn't given fans any shocking revelations. Almost all of the "new" scoops are things many fans worked out in the middle of Season 1, and now almost everyone knows about the secret of the twins; it's hard to see how the story can go on for much longer. Let's take a look at what's happened so far, and how the revelations are killing the potential staying power of the show.
Ted and Kristin are the only (important) people who don't know about the twinsIn the beginning, Emma and Sutton (Alexandra Chando) were absolutely adamant that nobody could find out that they'd switched places and were looking for their birth mother. Ethan (Blair Redford) was the first to find out the truth, followed slowly by Thayer (Christian Alexander), Mads (Alice Greczyn), and eventually, Laurel (Allie Gonino).
Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) obviously knows, as does Alec (Adrian Pasdar). So, with all these people in on the secret, it's only a matter of time before Ted and Kristin find out, too. Once they know, where can the show go from there?
Alec knows Rebecca framed him for Derek's murderAlec is playing a very dangerous game with Rebecca. He's figured out that she framed him for the murder of Derek Rogers (Ben Elliott), and she kind of knows that he knows, which makes for awkward times in their house! Admittedly, watching Alec freak Rebecca out is a lot of fun, but it can't go on forever. He only has a limited amount of time before he has to reveal what he's doing, and at that point, another loose end will be tied up with no room for further drama.
Emma knows Rebecca is her birth motherSutton knew about Rebecca quite some time ago, but now Emma knows the truth, too. The fallout from this huge news should have been much bigger. Instead, Emma sulked for a while then seemed to get over it. Again, this is another mystery that was solved very quickly and doesn't leave any potential for further twists.
The one aspect that was initially appealing about "The Lying Game" was that none of the mysteries were dragged out forever -- aside from the three biggest arcs listed above. But now, with these three almost completely solved, it's hard to imagine the show having a long run unless the writers have a major, believable twist ready to throw into the mix.
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