ABC Family’s The Lying Game concludes its freshman run tonight at 9/8c, and while some truths are bound to come out, the finale is really designed to present more twin-sted mysteries leading into what the cast hopes will be a second season.
WEDDED BLISS | Rebecca came, saw and conquered when it came to her relationship with Alec (Adrian Pasdar), and that results tonight in the two walking down the aisle — much to the dismay of Emma & Co. But secret lockets and such aside, Carpenter believes Rebecca’s feelings for her betrothed are real. “Rebecca does enjoy Alec very much and there is something there,” she shares. “It’s a very compelling component to why she’s in town, so it’s creating a push and pull. Obviously, there’s a reason she’s back — which she says is for him, and as far as we know that’s the truth. But I do feel that she has something else going on as well, but exactly what that is hasn’t even been revealed to me.” That said, Carpenter promises, “There will be a definite wrap up into who Rebecca is by the end of the [episode].”
MARRIAGE BLUES | “Ted and Kristin’s struggles finally come to a head this week,” Chando teases of her onscreen parents. “Kristin has been questioning and wondering about her husband’s actions for weeks, and she finally gets some answers.”
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YOUNG LOVE INTERRUPTED | Unfortunately for Ethan and Emma, a reconciliation is not on the horizon just yet. “Ethan really is trying [to get back together] throughout the episode, but Emma is a little preoccupied with things going on with Kristin,” reveals Chando. “Emma comes to her ‘mother’s’ aid and helps her out, and they’re also still trying to figure out and possibly pin Derek’s murder on Alec. But it’s all hard for her. She’s heartbroken.”
TWISTED SISTERS | Expect to see much more “confrontation” between estranged twin sisters Emma and Sutton, too, Chando tells us.
CRAZY CLIFFHANGER | Per ABC Family’s M.O., expect a big, juicy cliffhanger from Lying‘s first finale. But, says Chando, there’s actually “a lot revealed” in the season ender as well. “Some answers come about and there’s definitely some resolution between Ted and Kristin. But as always, whenever there’s an answer, there’s a question that follows it.” Adds Carpenter, “I know some [people] think we’re unraveling things too slowly, so I think that the wrap-up in the finale will satiate everyone’s appetite.”
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE | Although The Lying Game has yet to receive a second season order, Chando is confident. “We feel great about it,” she tells us. “Our ratings have been really great. We love this show and we can only hope that the network feels the same way.” And if a Season 2 pickup is doled out, Carpenter is, well, game. “I’m there if they’ll have me!” she says with a laugh. So, what exactly would a second go-round look like? No one is positive just yet, but Chando notes that “based on the cliffhanger in the finale, there’s definitely going to be a shift in the story. And because of that, the show could take on a whole new direction.”
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