It's been nearly a year since The Lying Game Season 1 finale, so we don't blame you if you forgot what exactly was going on with Sutton, Emma, Ethan and Co. when you last saw them. Here's a refresher course of where each character left off (prepare to be confused) and a little scoop about where they're headed when the ABC Family series returns on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9/8c.
The Lying Game's Alec Ryback is looking increasingly suspicious, but will his shady behavior cause his daughter Mads to turn against him?
"She doesn't trust her dad [but] she really does want her family to get along," Alice Greczyn, who plays Mads, tells TVGuide.com. "She's playing the ostrich role, burying her head in the sand [because] she doesn't have enough [yet!] proof to make waves otherwise."
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When the ABC Family series left off, Sutton (Alexandra Chando) returned to town to reclaim her life, but before she could out her imposter twin Emma, she and her car went plunging into a lake. In our exclusive first look at the season premiere, Ethan (Blair Redford), Emma and Thayer (Christian Alexander) wait as the submerged car is discovered -- but not Sutton. Will Ethan and Emma tell the truth? Can they trust Thayer to be on their side? And will Sutton turn up?
ABC Family's The Lying Game may be based on the book of the same name, but the similarities pretty much end there.
"People who have loved the book will still get the tone in the series, but it takes on a life of its own," executive producer Charles Pratt, Jr. (Melrose Place) tells TVGuide.com. "Everybody you see on this show is somehow tied into the mystery, which is probably our biggest departure."