Tell Me Lies Episode 5 is fast approaching and viewers can’t wait to see how Lucy and Stephen’s relationship develops as the series progresses. The series was developed by Meaghan Oppenheimer and is based on the book of the same name by Carola Lovering, which was published in 2018. In it, Grace Van Patten plays the role of Lucy Albright, Jackson White plays the role of Stephen DeMarco, Catherine Missal plays Bree, Spencer House plays Wrigley, Sonia Mena plays Pippa, Branden Cook plays Evan, Benjamin Wadsworth plays Drew, and Alicia Crowder plays Diana.
Tell Me Lies has released its first four episodes, each running between 45 and 55 minutes, and the show has quickly established itself as a fan favorite with viewers. The first few episodes are filled with the melancholy of death, the desperation for love and lust, and the ongoing struggle with emotions. This is after we’ve introduced our main protagonists, Lucy and Stephen, and how they met and hit it off in college.
What can we expect from the fifth episode of Tell Me Lies?
In the fourth episode of Tell Me Lies we see how upset Lucy is about Stephen having sex with other people as she is the one who frequently finds him with a packet of condoms in his possession. At the end of the show, she doesn’t ask Stephen any questions about it. However, there’s a good chance that this particular issue will cause some tension between the two in the next episode, especially when she learns that Stephen is still dating Diana. This is especially true when she finds out that Stephen is still dating Diana.
Meanwhile, Tell Me Lies Episode 5 could significantly change the dynamic of Bree’s relationship with Evan. The inevitable end of Pippa and Wringley’s oppressive relationship must now come as a result of this development.
When will Tell Me Lies Episode 5 be available online?
Tell Me Lies Episode 5 will be called “Merry F*cking Christmas” and will premiere on September 21, 2022 on Hulu, Disney+ Hotstar and other streaming services. Chisa Hutchinson is writing this episode and the show’s running time will be between 45 and 55 minutes, just like all the other episodes.
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You can catch up on Tell Me Lies by watching any episodes currently available on Hulu, Disney+, or Hotstar.
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About Tell Me Lies Serial
Beautiful people hiding terrible things about themselves. Temptation and sex in lovely surroundings. A disturbing look into the future that leaves more questions than answers. A novel that sold very successfully. Produced by the actor you love to see perform. It’s true that the new drama on Hulu, Tell Me Lies, has all the hallmarks of the HBO megahit drama Big Little Lies, which sadly should have been made into a movie. Big Little Lies and Tell Me Lies both have similar titles.
However, TML is not responsible for this issue. While BLL had a central mystery that it painstakingly slowly pieced together over the course of several repeating episodes, only to reveal the most obvious culprits for the various crimes (including who bit Amabella — remember?), a sin that also notes made on a scandal and the undoing the boredom they were, TML has some fascinating balls in the air and keeps them there. There’s the aloof college freshman Lucy, played by Grace Van Patten, whose father is dead and whose mother is guilty of a terrible sin; the boy she is attracted to, Stephen DeMarco, played by Jackson White, who is secretly dating his ex; Stephen’s best friend Wrigley, played by Spencer House, a football star with a knee injury he ignores and a learning disability he hides; and Wrigley’s brother Drew, played Drew, was responsible for the accident that resulted in the death of Macy (Lily McInerny), who was Lucy’s roommate. As the story progresses, we learn that Stephen also had a history with Macy in some ways. Doesn’t that sound juicy? It really should be. It is. Somehow.
The characters first meet each other in 2007, when most of the show’s events take place when they are all enrolled in the same college. The pilot takes place at a wedding eight years later. However, given the pace at which the drama moves through time (roughly a week per episode), we won’t get to the wedding until all of these cast members are much older than is appropriate for their roles. Unveiling the secrets takes an excruciatingly long time, and brings with it payouts that don’t materialize for years. And yes, there’s a lot of sex, and a lot of it is pretty hot, and the show doesn’t follow the cliched path of dropping the needle and then moving on to the next morning… On the other hand, the characters spend a significant amount of time in clothes, which doesn’t seem to reflect real life. To borrow Degrassi’s catchphrase, the show “tries to go there without actually going there,” and I suspect that’s because the fledgling cast didn’t want to be fully exposed over and over again. That’s a decision I fully respect, but therein lies the problem with the show: it’s trying to go there without actually going there.
The characters in this play have more authentic language than the flippant TV language like the young women in The Sex Lives of College Girls.
Due to the extensive exposés to be conveyed, it is also a bit monotonous and artificial in places. People are always walking into each other’s rooms and saying things like, “I can’t believe you made out with him! What are your plans for your outfit for the party tonight? I heard your former partner will be there. (Paraphrase, but succinctly.) The plot, on the other hand, is both overly dramatic and not dramatic enough at the same time. They never do anything but sit around and gossip, even though virtually everyone harbors an embarrassing secret. You can be either Normal People or Gossip Girl, but you can’t be both at the same time.
Also, I have to point out that I’m not much younger than these characters are supposed to be, and I have to wonder if, around 2007, claiming to be dyslexic would have been that big of an issue for someone to add to have test time. Wrigley’s learning problem is taken as seriously as if he had been diagnosed with cancer; His buddies immediately make fun of him for being “stupid”. I’m not sure what he has to lose by claiming he needs extra time. A minor bone of contention, but the episodes I’ve watched give this story thread an oddly large amount of screen time overall. It’s just another example of how the show is telling us one thing and yet showing us another thing.
Still, despite the relatively monotonous nature of episode lengths, I found the show mostly engaging. When you consider how wonderfully attractive these young people are, it’s hard to keep your temper watching them dress up in cute outfits and flirt with each other. I don’t really care who gets with whom at the wedding, but I’m really interested in learning more about how Macy died.
White, in particular, portrays the role of toxic boyfriend Stephen with a poise that’s rare for teen shows, and it’s worth hanging around for him to appear in on-screen and real-life moments with his mother, Katey Sagal. Stephen is portrayed as a sociopath in the series. The only time I thought the show went too far into “don’t do that” territory was when (more spoilers ahead) one of the young female characters was sexually abused in a way despite being responsible for what, what happens next, realistically on college campuses, is painful to watch as it plays out in its entirety. This was the only time I felt the show crossed the line into “don’t do that” territory. It’s possible that it’s too realistic, and as a result the series becomes weighty instead of exciting, hard to watch instead of compelling. Others may disagree; it’s not the worst portrayal of the problem, and some people can relate to it in a cathartic way; Still, I personally look for compelling stories on TV that also contain a bit of escapism.
I very much hope that the series will be picked up for a second season. There are a large number of shows that really found their identity and direction in season two (The Leftovers, The Americans, Parks and Rec, I could go on). Add just a touch more banter to the episodes and cut them down to the regular 42-minute length and you’ve got the next big juicy drama. Big Little Lies was planned as a one-off event, but it became so successful that it was renewed for a second season, which was a terrible decision. Tell Me Lies has enormously greater potential than all other options. Even if it’s boring, it’s still entertaining enough to keep the ball rolling. Hm, just like sex.