The Lying Game
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!”