After such a long break between Season 1 and Season 2, fans were eager to see if "The Lying Game" would still be appealing when it returned. Well, Episode 1 aired last night, and it was full of the usual twists and turns. The problem with the show is, while the twists and turns are there, they are all very predictable. Let's take a look at some of the major events from Episode 1, and what made them so obvious.
Alec knew about the twinsAlec Rybak (Adrian Pasdar) was built up as "The Lying Game" villain almost from the beginning. It was clear at least halfway through Season 1 that he knew about Emma and Sutton (Alexandra Chando) by his none-too-subtle comments and looks. Emma really shouldn't have been so surprised by Alec's revelation -- but the question is, "What else does he know?"
Ted and Kristin cause a scene at Laurel's gigEmma and Laurel (Allie Gonino) really did have the best of intentions when they set up their parents to both be at Laurel's gig with her band. But the optimism of youth wasn't a good enough excuse that they couldn't predict the outcome. Even without Rebecca's (Charisma Carpenter) interference, Kristin (Helen Slater) was still holding on to way too much resentment to have a peaceful chat with Ted (Andy Buckley). There could only ever be one result: disaster.
The new boy would somehow be connected to RebeccaThe moment bike riding Jordan (Ryan Rottman) showed up, it was obvious he was in town to cause trouble. And who causes trouble better than anyone? Rebecca! At the end of Episode 1, when Rebecca foolishly thought it was Ted ringing her doorbell late at night, most people figured out Jordan would be on the porch. However, his first words spoken on seeing her did lead to the biggest shock of the night: He is Rebecca's son!
Although there was little to be surprised about during Season 2, Episode 1 of "The Lying Game," it's probably not worth giving up on it just yet. The long hiatus meant there had to be a bit of recapping to refresh everyone's memory, and that final reveal at the end of the episode was an excellent cliffhanger. Hopefully, next week, the mysteries will start building again, because there is still so much to learn!