Hidden Palms Episodes

2007, TV Show

Hidden Palms Episode: "What Liza Beneath"

Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Greta reveals disturbing information about the night Eddie died; and Johnny learns that Eddie's mother still lives in the area, so he pays her a visit. Meanwhile, Cliff plots to get his mom to dump her gold-digger boyfriend; and Nikki goes on a wild car ride with Cliff.
Original Air Date: Jun 20, 2007

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Season 1, Episode 4
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Length: 42:23
Aired: 6/20/2007
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June 20, 2007: True Is True and False Is False Season 1, Episode 4

Oh. My. God. My mouth is still hanging open from the end of that two-hour teen drama, luxury lifestyle, murder mystery extravaganza. Cliff and Mrs. Nolan?! OK, I'm trying not to reference other teen shows anymore and see this one as its own entity, but what other O.C. viewers out there thought of Julie and Luke? I will hand it to the Hidden Palms writers, though, for keeping me on the edge of my seat about Eddie. I'm getting frustrated not knowing the truth, but we did learn quite a bit more from tonight's back-to-back episodes. Let's review: " Liza and Eddie were best friends and she saw Cliff and Greta fleeing the scene of the crime that deadly Halloween night. " Greta supposedly slept with Cliff the night before Eddie's death. " Greta's bloody angel costume has been buried under a floorboard in Cliff's closet this entire time. " Greta's father prevented the police from questioning his daughter, even though he doesn't believe it was a suicide either. " And now we find out that Cliff not only fooled around with Greta in the past, but is currently sharing sheets with Nikki and Mrs. Nolan! Was she involved in her own son's death? OK, so those are the facts. Well, maybe not the facts for sure, but that is what we know. I can't believe I actually felt bad for Cliff when he had to listen to his mom having sex in the next room. Meanwhile, he's gallivanting around having a good old time with all the wrong people. But maybe that stems from watching his mom suffer through her own loneliness. I do like Cliff the most when he's around his mom. The entire Travis debacle was hilarious and very clever on Cliff's part, and that only proves even more what a schemer he is. It will be interesting to see how things unfold when his affair with Mrs. Nolan comes out. I wouldn't be surprised if Nikki went completely off her rocker at that news. She's living on a sober high solely because of his attention. I'm glad Jesse Jo took her in, but I was especially happy to see that Johnny made it clear he was angry with her. "Do you want a medal?" And talk about anger when Johnny hand-tossed that golf ball, that just about said it all. But despite the ugly outfit he had to wear and his purposeful distance with Bob, it was nice to see his apologetic gesture at the end. I do feel bad for Johnny, though. He's trying to adapt to this new place and he's stuck in the middle of this mystery that just won't come clean - "truths" coming at him left and right, a puzzle so mismatched his head must be spinning as fast as Nikki's head on a bad morning-after. Who did write that suicide note? Liza is certainly determined to set the truth free but not without proof, and now that she has Greta's stained dress, it can only get better from here. Cliff's whispering threat was typical teen drama fare and I loved every second of it. Also, with Greta's dad around, I'm eager to see another side of her - she's not the run of the house anymore and I expect a few more shameful stares and less sultry hair-tossing with her father around. I have to say, Johnny standing there with a pillow over his crotch was hysterical, but I don't think he has much to worry about since Daddy dearest is a bit of a skeezball and is only concerned with loosening his own belt. Tess just had to throw that drink in his face, right? I've always secretly wanted to do that to someone, but I don't think I'll find myself ditched at a fancy country club anytime soon. You never know when you'll end up in a breeding ground for the dysfunctional and psychologically damaged, though. What a whopping two hours of CW indulgence! My head is still spinning (and I'm as sober as Palm Springs is crazy). But I guess that's a good thing, right? Because "nothing changes if nothing changes" and I'm all for keeping the ball rolling on this intriguing, sad and lonely little world. Watch clips of Hidden Palms in our Online Video Guide. show less
Oh. My. God. My mouth is still hanging open from the end of that two-hour teen drama, luxury lifestyle, murder mystery extravaganza. Cliff and Mrs. Nolan?! OK, I'm trying not to reference other teen shows anymore and see this one as its own entity, but what other O.C. viewers out there thought of Julie and Luke? I will hand it to the Hidden Palms writers, though, for keeping me on the edge of my seat about Eddie. I'm getting frustrated not knowing the truth, but we did learn quite a bit more from tonight's back-to-back episodes. Let's review:• Liza and Eddie were best friends and she saw Cliff and Greta fleeing the scene of the crime that deadly Halloween night.• Greta supposedly slept with Cliff the night before Eddie's death.• Greta’s bloody angel costume has been buried under a floorboard in Cliff's closet this entire time.• Greta's father prevented the police from questioning his daughter, even though he doesn't believe it was a suicide either.• And... read more

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Premiered: May 30, 2007, on CW
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Premise: An idyllic desert community holds dark secrets that teen Johnny Miller uncovers after moving there with his newly remarried mother and stepfather.

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