7.4
783 votes
The Lying Game

The Lying Game

ABC Family 2011

The show follows Emma (Chando), a kind-hearted foster kid who cant catch a break. She finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton (also played by Chando), who unlike Emma was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on their birth mother. Initially excited to do this favor for her sister, Emma soon learns that Sutton has gone missing and could be in trouble. Now, Emma must decide whether to come clean to Sutton's family and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sisters true whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Lying Game

The Lying Game - S2E2

#1 - Cheat, Play, Love

7.55

Season 2 - Episode 2

Sutton steps up her plans to win back Ethan, and makes a point to let Emma know her intentions. Feeling left out of Emma and Thayer's growing closeness, Mads visits her father in prison and shocks Emma with a family revelation. Dan continues his investigation into Derek's murder, regardless of Alec's arrest, and Jordan starts at his new school and tries to get close to Laurel.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 77 votes.

The Lying Game - S2E3

#2 - Advantage Sutton

7.60

Season 2 - Episode 3

Rebecca advises Sutton to reclaim her life, leading Sutton to challenge Emma to a tennis match - winner gets to live as Sutton Mercer. Ethan is in danger of failing out of school, so Emma offers to tutor him, breaking plans with Thayer in the process. Laurel decides to ask out Jordan, but ends up bringing Mads along on their date. And new evidence comes to light that may exonerate Alec, or may further prove his guilt.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 70 votes.

The Lying Game - S2E7

#3 - Regrets Only

7.62

Season 2 - Episode 7

Emma struggles to make sense of newfound revelations and shifts in her relationships with Ethan and Thayer. After hearing Emma's suspicions about Rebecca, Sutton's faith in her mother begins to falter and she decides to take matters into her own hands. Rebecca is thrilled when Kristin and Ted's marriage continues to unravel, putting her one step closer to achieving her goal. Meanwhile, Alec realizes that Jordan could be a strong ally in his private war with his wife.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 73 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E11

#4 - O Twin, Where Art Thou

7.67

Season 1 - Episode 11

It's been a tough night for Emma and Ethan, and things are about to get tougher when they find Sutton has disappeared after their argument and the Mercer family car is missing from the garage. When the police find the car at the bottom of the lake, Emma and Ethan look to each other for support, but Thayer threatens to tear them apart with his accusations against Ethan. Meanwhile, Char's aunt, Rebecca (guest star Charisma Carpenter, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), has returned to town and Char is the only one happy about it.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 48 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E17

#5 - No Country for Young Love

7.68

Season 1 - Episode 17

Ethan is still a wanted man in hiding with Sutton, leaving Emma to worry if justice - and love - will prevail. Discouraged by Dan's inability to crack the case, Emma takes it upon herself to find a way to vindicate Ethan. With the help of Mads and Thayer, they search for any lead that may help prove Ethan's innocence. Meanwhile, Ethan and Sutton's time alone in hiding together has lowered Ethan's guard. Sutton uses the opportunity to encourage Ethan to bond with his estranged father, looking to heal her relationship with him at the same time. And Alec questions Rebecca's motives after she agitates Ted and Kristin by offering Laurel the opportunity to produce a music demo.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 62 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E19
#6 - Weekend of Living Dangerously
7.68
Season 1 - Episode 19

Emma wants to find out what really happened on the reservation but Ethan is avoiding her and Sutton is looking to send her packing for good. Curious about his father’s possible link to Derek’s murder, Thayer starts to doubt Alec’s alibi and begins investigating Rebecca’s past. And, Kristin grows increasingly suspicious that Ted is not telling her the entire story when it comes to Justin’s mom.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 57 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E1
#7 - Pilot
7.71
Season 1 - Episode 1

Identical twins Emma and Sutton, separated at birth, finally meet. Emma temporarily assumes Sutton's well-to-do life as Sutton searches for their biological mother.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 101 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E2
#8 - Being Sutton
7.75
Season 1 - Episode 2

Since concern for Sutton's safety seems to be occupying Emma's mind, she starts to let pieces of her own personality emerge. Although Emma is worried by her behavior, it seems her friends and family are enjoying the change in Sutton's character. Wanting to please the father she never had, Emma must learn to ballroom dance for the annual father-daughter dance. Realizing she is in dire need of assistance, Ethan offers to help, in turn risking revealing his and Sutton's secret relationship. Will Emma be able to put aside her worries for Sutton and shine on the dance floor? Or will the night's series of events force her to reveal her true identity? Meanwhile, as the teenagers do anything to keep their secrets, the parents may be lying to keep life-altering secrets of their own.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 77 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E8
#9 - Never Have I Ever
7.79
Season 1 - Episode 8

With tensions already high, Emma is thrown into a tailspin when her creepy foster brother, Travis, shows up from Las Vegas. Seeing he has an upper hand with Emma, Travis decides to use his knowledge of Emma's situation to his benefit. With her relationship with Ethan still strained, she has no one to turn to and forced to go along with Travis' plan if she has any hope of getting him to leave her alone. But with her old life looming over her, will this be the straw that breaks Emma's back? Meanwhile, Sutton is forced into Emma's life when she is sent back to Las Vegas.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 56 votes.

The Lying Game - S1E15
#10 - Dead Man Talking
7.79
Season 1 - Episode 15

Ethan insists on helping Emma get the answers she's looking for about her twin sister. So when a tattoo sparks a memory about Sutton, Ethan pursues an explanation. But the information proves costly when Ethan heads into a situation that quickly gets out of control. Meanwhile, Mads sneaks off to see Ryan, and Laurel continues to see Justin against her parents' wishes.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Lying Game from 57 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

Comments

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I'm going to miss this show so bad.

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it has been cancelled. too bad :(

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i love the lying game! it keeps me guessing and waiting for the next weeks show!

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