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Secrets and Lies recap: Season 2, Episode 3

Eric discovers Liam may have had more to do with Kate’s death than he thought

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Secrets and Lies

TV Show
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In Season
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Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis

Not even a week-long hiatus from Secrets and Lies could bring us much closer to finding out who murdered Kate, but at least things are actually starting to look up for Eric. JK, Eric is in deep. At least that’s what it was looking like in last week’s episode thanks to three people who might just cause a few more problems for him.

First on that list is Danny… as in the man who attacked Neil. After Liam coincidentally stopped showing up to work following Kate’s death, Eric decided to check out his apartment and ended up running into Danny. After Danny tosses Liam’s apartment (and Eric a few times), we find out that he’s not actually looking for Liam per se, he’s looking for a teenage girl named Carly. She was at Eric’s party the night of Kate’s death and also hasn’t been seen since. Eric knows nothing about her disappearance so, for now, he’s left unharmed. But someone who might not be unharmed is…

Liam… as in, Kate’s assistant whose name isn’t actually Liam. After “Liam” went missing, Eric’s assistant, May, did a little digging and found out that he fluffed up his résumé a little. By that, I don’t mean he lied about being able to make a spreadsheet in Excel. I mean, he pretty much lied about everything. (Really — she printed out his résumé and made so many red marks on it that it looked exactly like one of my old AP Calculus tests from high school.) What’s worse is that, upon attempting to submit a background check on “Liam,” May found out that Kate had already ran one — which means she knew about his lies, but hired him anyway. May has no idea why Kate would’ve done that, but Eric takes a wild guess and concludes that — dun dun daaaaa — “Liam” was likely Kate’s son, since the name he used belonged to a teenager from Boone (the same place we found out Kate gave birth to a baby boy) who died a few years prior. Eric brings all of the information regarding the disappearance of both Carly and Liam to the attention of the always-delightful Detective Cornell, but she doesn’t care about that. You know what she does care about? Anything of value that could possibly come out the mouth of…

Tina Sawyer… as in, the woman who probably just whispered some sweet nothings into Detective Cornell’s ear. Tina is one of Eric’s ex-girlfriends. Supposedly things were going swell with her for a while, until she went all Fatal Attraction on him (minus the boiling rabbit) and threatened to file domestic violence charges against him following their break-up. Detective Cornell brought her in for questioning in an attempt to build a case against Eric, but, in a really awkward scene in which Eric finds Tina standing outside of his apartment door, she assures him that she didn’t tell the detective anything. And, as it turns out, Detective Cornell finds out that Tina accused several other men of domestic violence and decided to drop it, even requesting that the judge who granted Eric a restraining order against Tina extend said restraining order. Way to go, Cornell.

NEXT: *Side eyes all around*