Stand­out Scene

The Ly­ing Game

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Some­times, a sim­ple scene is much more in­ter­est­ing than it ap­pears on the sur­face. Such was the case when GH’s Cur­tis came to the Metro Court

look­ing for Nina af­ter Kiki was mur­dered. In the­ory, the pur­pose of the scene was to give Cur­tis a big lead… but there was so much more go­ing on!

With Sasha stunned by what had tran­spired, she mut­tered

over Ava’s “bizarre set-up” in- volv­ing Grif­fin, Kiki and her­self — and Cur­tis went into P.I. mode. He wanted her to come down to the PCPD, and when she balked, Valentin jumped in to pro­tect her. Nina watched her ex with big eyes, and when Cur­tis fi­nally left to take the news to the sta­tion on his own, she fell into call­ing her­self and “heroic” Valentin “we” again.

Of course, Val wasn’t ac­tu­ally be­ing no­ble. He was pro­tect­ing his as­set and their lies. Still, the gam­bit played beau­ti­fully into his ef­fort to win back Nina.

Sasha, mean­while, was reel­ing… but this wasn’t the grief Kiki’s mother, friends and fam­ily were fall­ing into. Be­fore Sasha

even spoke, you could see it in her eyes. Not only had she been roofied and messed with since com­ing to town, but this was the sec­ond mur­der to take place — and she was tied to both the vic­tim and the sus­pect! The last place this con wanted to go was the PCPD! In sign­ing on with Valentin, Sasha had got­ten way more than she’d bar­gained for. We cer­tainly got why she wanted to run!

What­ever you might think of Valentin’s plot to fool Nina into think­ing Sasha is her long-lost daugh­ter, this mas­ter­ful lit­tle scene re­flected the fun that can be had with dis­hon­esty and peril when clever writ­ing and great ac­tors are at play.

“Truth serum? No, uh, let’sor­der Man­hat­tans!”

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