I sometimes think that something is wrong with me, because I love a show that gives me a million things thrown at me. I love chaos. I love angst. I love the shit out of shows that keep me on my toes.
I love romantic comedy’s and I love shows that have so much toxicity that you can’t look away.
And well, Tell Me Lies is definitely a lot of toxicity that I can’t look away from. I am obsessed with this show. Full disclosure, I have seen the first five episodes and I have become so entranced in each moment, that I forget what happens and am so in the moment, that I have had to rewatch (it’s not a big deal at all, I love the rewatch) episodes and write reviews after each episode.
The truth is Tell Me Lies is a mind fuck. Granted, there is a lot of different types of fucking going on in this show, but I am good with it. Hell, I am like bring on the complication and crazy drama.
But in the same breathe, I will tell you that part of what is disturbing is that this show is so real. There are so many things that are happening in this show, that you know are going on somewhere.
And that’s disturbing.
Before we dive in deep, let me say this, Stephen is a big red flag, like there is nothing about him that doesn’t scream stay away. Am I excusing it all by saying that we all like a red flag from time to time? No.
Lets get into the drama.
DREW AND HIS SECRETS
Ok at the end of the first episode we knew that there was something with Drew and Macy’s death. We didn’t get the secret then, but we have it now.
The night that Macy died, he was driving back from a beer run. Macy’s car was coming at him and his was coming at her. They both swerved to avoid hitting each other, but Macy’s car went straight into a tree. Drew saw it, but he panicked and didn’t stop. He just kept going, and left her there.
He could have gotten her help. He could have done something. But he didn’t. He didn’t even try to help her and it’s eating him up. He feels such guilt, but Stephen and Drew are telling him that he can’t tell anyone, that he left the scene of an accident.
Drew had no idea that it was Macy. He was afraid because he had been drinking, had alcohol, and had a fake ID. He was worried about what would happen to himself.
You can see in this scene, the difference between the three of them. Wrigley and Stephen, they are all about self preservation. Wrigley does think that he’s doing what is best for his little brother, but it’s obvious that his brother needs more. This is eating Drew alive – he’s broken over what he could have done.
Drew didn’t hit Macy, but he’ll forever live with the guilt that he didn’t do anything to help her and that is too much for him to handle.
It’s official – I hate Stephen and Wrigley and I want to save Drew.
DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT
Everyone in Lucy’s dorm wants to help each other process their grief over Macy. I can’t explain enough how uncomfortable this situation makes me. People are trying to force Lucy to talk about Macy’s passing, but it’s the last thing that she wants to do.
Lucy is hiding a lot, burying her feelings very deep within her. She doesn’t like being called an ice queen, she doesn’t like people saying she has no feelings. For her, it’s a trigger, but there is obviously something more to why it is one. Pulling back the layers to Lucy will be interesting, because trying to figure her out is part of what is a mind fuck. She’s obviously in so much pain and has dealt with it by suppressing feelings, but I need to and want to know why.
There is an obsession going on here between Stephen and Lucy is strange and overwhelming. But that being said, I would be just as obsessed with Stephen. He’s hot.
And there is something about a blunt person, someone who says what is on their mind. All too often we’re playing a game where we’re trying to figure stuff out, but with Stephen he’s giving you answers. I just am always trying to figure out what – if any part of him – is saying anything that is real.
Am I happy that Stephen and Lucy are going on a date? Of course. There is an electricity between the two of them. You can tell that they are about to become each others obsession.
Dinner is an exchange of a lot of sexual innuendoes, public displays of affection, and a lot of getting to know each other. Part of me thinks that Lucy doesn’t know what to do with a man like Stephen, but wants to be challenged. She wants someone to make her feel alive, to bring emotions out of her, to melt the ice that has surrounded her heart.
These two are both complex souls with feelings that are all encompassing. Whatever they have gone through, whatever has brought them to this point, is part of the reason that they keep their walls up, but also part of the reason that they let their walls down.
During dinner, Stephen keeps getting phone calls and he finally takes the call. It’s his Mom and though we’re really not sure what it is that happens, it visibly upsets him.
And he doesn’t seem like the type of man that could be shook.
THE DIANA EQUATION
Stephen is fucking with peoples emotions way too much. He leaves the date to go over to Diana’s, which is beyond fucked up. He can’t let his relationship with Diana go.
When they are in the same class, he uses it as an excuse to get close to her. He says that he’ll drop the class if she wants him to, because all he can thinking about is what he’ll do to her. Of course she looks at this as an opportunity to torture him.
And after the date with Lucy, he heads over to Dianas. The two of them are trying to figure things out, I guess. But I also just think that Stephen wants someone to fuck and he considers her a sure thing. Stephen can manipulate anyone into anything.
Personally, I think Diana is that girl that loves the attention. That’s not hating on her, because I feel like Diana is relatable. She wants to be the girl Stephen loves, but she knows that he’s not trustworthy.
She still can’t quit him though. He’s her obsession and well, lets be honest, she likes the sex too. Only this night when she is ready to give in and let him have sex with her again, he can’t get it up. What makes him a dick though is that he blames it on her and the fact that he was inside her a few days ago and now she’s messed up his dick.
Jesus Christ Stephen. You’re a dick.
Diana seems like she’s a good person. She even has a fundraiser coming up, that the girls end up going to. Lucy wants to hate Diana, but the thing is that Diana, is actually kind. She’s put together a fundraiser so that she can raise money for a scholarship for kids whose parents are incarcerated.
She can’t hate Diana. Diana is nice.
Not sure how that leads Lucy to going over to Stephens and them going at it like rabbits. Cause I wouldn’t have gone to Stephens. Hell, I would have been like na bro, i’m good. Chicks before dicks.
But Lucy acts like her hormones are on 100 and well, Stephen is always down to trip and fall into a vagina.
At least his dick works this time.
- Lucy and Pippa hiding all of the shit that Macy wouldn’t want her parents to see when they are coming to get her stuff – that’s peak friendship status.
- The way Stephen uses and manipulates women is gross. Dude has so many issues.
- I really need to understand what Stephen’s Mom wanted and why it’s pissed him off so bad.
- When are we going to learn more about Evan.
- I don’t like Wrigley. I said it.
- Stephen is the first person to make Lucy cum – she said it. You never forget your first.
- Bree needs to learn she can do better than Tim.
- The makeup gift…