Saturday, October 14, 2017

Take Three: Liar

Liar: Season 1, Episode 3 "White Rabbit" (B+)

This was an important episode, one in which we learned some crucial developments. It’s hard to read Andrew, who elicited sympathy in the middle of the episode when he realized that Dennis had in fact touched Laura but claimed that she was asking for it, something that stood in stark contrast to Andrew’s assertion of his innocence that everything they did was completely consensual. He also did exactly as Laura asked and helped out the girl who got pregnant by his son by lying to her father about what had caused her visit to the hospital. But then, as soon as Vanessa came by to tell him that he had been cleared, he proceeded to ask her to go for a drink, which hardly felt appropriate. Her response to him was perfect, and it’s good to see that she’s firmly on Laura’s side. Not only did Andrew begin pursuing a defamation suit and leave the earring in Laura’s home to taunt her, we got confirmation that he did put something into her drink, which somehow didn’t show up on any of the tests run the day after by the police to determine if she had in fact been assaulted. Why Andrew would think that he could drug someone – a teacher of his son’s – who knew him and whose world he so closely interacted with without any consequences is puzzling, but it seems to be because he believes he can do whatever he wants. Not all is clear just yet, but this show just keeps getting more interesting.

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