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Secrets and Lies recap: Season 2, Episode 4

Eric and Danny continue to search for Carly and Liam, while Cornell finds a new person of interest

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Secrets and Lies

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
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Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis

One minute into tonight’s episode of Secrets and Lies, Danny almost immediately drops a truth bomb on Eric when he says, “Everyone is lying.” WOW. Looks like nothing can get past this super sleuth.

Everyone is lying, but as Kylie Jenner would say, tonight was a night of “realizing things.” We learned a few interesting details about what some of these people — like Liam, Patrick, Danny, and even Detective Cornell — are hiding.

But before we get to all of that, the question we all want answered first is: “Where the hell is Liam?!”

Well, Liam is still playing hide-and-seek, and Eric and Danny are still trying to track him down. In doing so, they end up interrogating the girl with whom Liam left the party. The good news is the unlikely duo’s interaction with her didn’t end as badly as it looked like it would at the end of last week’s episode. Upon finding out she’s pretty much useless — she refuses to give any information on Liam-not-Liam’s whereabouts — Eric allows her to run away before Danny can do anything to hurt her.

As a consolation prize, he then puts his noodle to use and assumes that since the unnamed girl is wearing a T-shirt sporting the name of Liam’s favorite DJ, Liam must be at his concert. And, surprisingly, he’s right. Unfortunately for them, Liam’s on someone else’s radar: That person happens to be Detective Cornell, who pulls up at the concert venue and arrests Liam within seconds of Eric and Danny’s arrival.

Speaking of Detective Cornell, while Eric and Danny are channeling their inner Nancy Drew, Cornell is at the police precinct having a conversation with the only person who looks at her the exact same way she looks at everyone else — her boss. We learn a few things during their exchange, the most important being that Cornell isn’t very popular among her peers. Some of her coworkers are blaming her for the death of a fellow cop, while the DA’s office isn’t too happy she was able to overturn its conviction of our old friend, Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) — remember when he was convicted of murdering of 5-year-old Tom Murphy? — shortly after he was murdered in prison. She assures him the current investigation will not crash and burn, as she has a few more people to add to her list of POIs.

NEXT: Liam speaks