Why is Tell Me Lies so good? Because it brings out emotions and well, after this episode, I am feeling a lot of them. Granted, most of what I am feeling is anger, but I am feeling something.
The episodes of this show stay with you. The sit on your mind and make you talk about the show. They make you have conversations about relationships and how toxic they can be. They make you want to be a better friend and tell all the things that you should have told, even though you know it can cause issues, because your friends deserve that honesty.
Tell Me Lies is just that good.
And when you’re talking about a show that is that good, you have to give credit where credit is due. The actors. If the actors in this show didn’t bring the story to life in such a believable way, you wouldn’t be brought in and captivated by every second. You wouldn’t be engrossed in the story.
You wouldn’t think that the show was so good.
Jackson White and Grace van Patten shine in this show. Don’t get me wrong, the rest of the cast is great and I love them, but well, Jackson White and Grace van Patten stick with you. They are the two that you can’t forget. Hulu did some great casting.
Lucy and Stephen are a damn mess. They are the friends that you want to love and support, but you know that they have issues and they are not doing anything to change those issues. Instead they are both lying to themselves and to each other and treading on dangerous ground.
Because they are both dealing with trauma in the unhealthiest of ways.
And no one can get through to them.
LUCY, BREE, & PIPPA
Friendship is a complicated thing, in my opinion. I mean, all relationships in any form are, but there is a different kind of pressure when it comes to friendship. But one thing that I have learned over time in friendship is that you NEVER tell a person that you’re so glad that they are done with their ex, because it will come back to haunt you.
The girls are trying to come up with ideas for what to wear to the anything but clothes party, but Lucy is out of it. She’s only thinking about what she found in Macy’s room.
Can we all agree that we hate Stephen? Cause I do. I hate the fact that he’s a piece of shit that manipulates women and makes them feel less than. I hate the fact that he doesn’t know how to be a good man, and yes, I know that he had a shitty childhood, but look – I am not gonna just let shit slide because of that. Because he’s straight up crazy and really needs help.
But back to friends – when Lucy tells the girls that she’s done with Stephen, they let it out that they are happy she is. They don’t hold back and this makes Lucy feel even more isolated and alone.
She knows that she’s been lied to and trying to figure that out, but also not being able to talk to her friends about it is a lot.
I actually feel bad that it seems that this is going to put a wall between the three of them, but there are already so many walls there that they aren’t recognizing.
That all being said, what is a little upsetting is that Lucy has let her whole life becomes Stephen. He’s like a drug and she needs to stay away from it. She forgets to do things for a class, an advanced seminar that she really wanted to get into.
Lucy needs to put herself first.
We’ve seen that is not something she knows how to do.
EVAN AND THE BOOK
I blame myself for wanting more about Evan that we get this Evan. He’s a nice guy, don’t get me wrong. But like no, he’s not supposed to like Lucy.
When Lucy runs into him after class, she’s happy to see him, but not for the reasons that he thinks. He’s being kind and offering her the book that she needs, and in his own way digging for information. When she tells him that she can’t come get it, the two arrange for coffee.
Evan seems like this really nice guy, who wants nothing more than to fit in. But he also seems to want hang out with people who are the exact opposite of him. Maybe to bring something out of himself that isn’t always there? Who knows.
But at coffee with Lucy he knows that she’s there because of Stephen. He tries to tell her that she’s too good for him and can do better. But for her, that’s not something that she wants to hear on any level.
Lucy doesn’t see the things that are right in front of her. Literally.
She tells Evan that she’s done with Stephen and there is this part of us that wants to believe her. But there is also a part of me that knows that even Lucy doesn’t get that she’s not even close to being over Stephen.
THE HORTICULTURAL DEPARTMENT
I don’t think that Stephen knows how to deal with rejection. When Lucy stops responding to Stephen, he ends up at her dorm. The two can’t go to her room, because she has a roommate, so the two go for a walk.
There is a part of me that wants to applaud Lucy for standing up for herself and making it known that she isn’t putting up with his shit. But when she flat out asks him about Macy, and doesn’t believe the things he says, she keeps pushing him to tell the truth.
And his truth, is a lie. At least I think that it is – partially.
He tells Lucy that him and Macy used to have sex and they hooked up the night she died. He was in the car when she crashed and got out, because she was dead, he was drunk, and had cocaine on him – so he ran. And he turns on tears like no other, actually faking like he was hurt.
Sorry, not sorry, if you think that I believe for a second that Stephen is capable of remorse, you are so barking up the wrong tree. Even if he’s telling the truth, however much of it, I don’t believe that he would ever be sorry about anything.
Lucy falls for his shit and tells him that it’s okay. That she’s there for him. And well, it’s at this moment that I lost any respect that I had left for Lucy. I wanted to jump into the show and shake her and tell her to snap out of t.
Stephen continues by telling her that Drew was involved and that they can’t tell anyone cause if questions are asked, people will find out he was there.
And Lucy, like a dumb ass, agrees.
I had such high hopes for Lucy, but well… right now I don’t trust her for shit. I actually want to cuss her out. So frustrating.
Even her friends know that Stephen is bad for her, so when they see that he’s walking out her room the next day, they are concerned. They put up with Lucy yelling at them and telling them to mind their business.
But Lucy needs to be aware that she’s lighting a torch to burn bridges, and when you do there is no coming back from that.
Remember that anything but clothes party? Well, Stephen and Lucy don’t have costumes, and think that they’ll get in. Everyone else has made something, but these two, who apparently are above all.
I had to laugh when the sorority made them wear garbage bags. But the important thing that happens at this party is the confrontation between Pippa and Stephen.
Stephen and Pippa have a conversation – well a confrontation – that is just well… not kind. Stephen and her don’t like each other and he tells her to mind her own business.
The truth is that they are both lying to Lucy and it’s a shitty thing. They both need a come to Jesus moment.
Stephen is emotionally abusing everyone in his path and it’s gross. After this episode, I legitimately hate him. And it’s a weird feeling to hate a character so much, but I do.
Lucy and Stephen are the epitome of an unhealthy toxic relationship. All I can say is that I hope that they both get help – cause they need it.
- Stephen’s obsession with Diana and Wrigley f*cking us so weird and the way he reacts is cray. He needs help
- Diana – I actually feel so bad for her. She wants Stephen to love her, but she’s setting herself up for disappointment and he treats her so bad.
- I don’t understand everyones obsession with Stephen.
- I don’t want to work out with Wrigley. EVER
- Like seriously, watching Wrigley work out makes me wanna die. I’m already tired from watching.
- I’m even tired from talking about Wrigley’s workout.
- Lucy telling Stephen that she’s tired of looking like an asshole and basically telling him off – I applaud. Lets hope she sticks with that.
- Wrigley should know that Stephen is not one to be trusted, so why he told him anything about his sex life, I don’t get.
- Evan telling Lucy that he likes her… I didn’t see that one coming.
- Bree telling Lucy that she’s not thinking about her relationship – I applaud. Someone has to remind Lucy the world doesn’t revolve around her.