Stephen found out that Diana and Wrigley once hooked up and Lucy found the same rose drawing Stephen geve her in Macy’s place.
Tell Me Lies (2022) is a romance drama series based on the novel by Carola Lovering. It tells the story of a coming-of-age toxic love between Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) during their college days.
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Tell Me Lies - Episode 6 Summary & Recap
Back to school
Everyone is back from Christmas break. Lucy stole the rose drawing from Macy’s bedroom. When she returned, she has a new roommate named Charlie. Angry at Stephen, Lucy refused to answer any of Stephen’s calls and texts. When she regroup with Pippa and Bree, she told them she’s over Stephen and her friends were happy for her.
In the first class of advanced writing, Lucy forgot to get a book needed for syllabus. She tried to get the book after class but it will only be available the next week. Thankfully, she bumped into Evan who had a copy of the book. During their conversation, Lucy told Evan that she and Stephen were probably over. As a loyal friend, Evan did not reveal much but hinted to Lucy that he had lied to Lucy before.
On the other hand, Stephen could not get over the fact that Diana and Wrigley hooked up before. He ignored Diana’s messages several times until Diana showed up near his class. They still proceeded to have sex in a room in the library but when they came out of the room, Pippa saw them together.
More secrets revealed
After edged by Evan, Stephen showed up in front of Lucy’s dorm door one night. He asked Lucy about the reason she was angry and Lucy brought out Macy’s rose drawing. In the beginning, Stephen lied saying that he didn’t knew her and then saying he hooked up with her once in summer. However, Lucy very quickly caught him lying and kept telling Stephen to tell her the truth.
Finally, Stephen admitted that he had been hooking up with Macy all summer. Then, he revealed he was with Macy the night of Macy’s accident. Macy and Stephen were drunk but Macy convinced Stephen that she could drive them back to campus. Unfortunately, another car drove towards their direction. Macy had to swerve the car and hit a tree. Stephen was intoxicated and had coke with him, and therefore was afraid to call the cops. Hearing how scared Stephen had been, Lucy sympathized with him and calmed him down. She also accepted Stephen’s apology. On top of this, Stephen revealed that Drew was in the other car, but he couldn’t give Drew up because he is Wrigley’s brother.
In the morning, Pippa and Bree saw Stephen coming out of Lucy’s room. Lucy explained that they’re both alright now that they’ve talked. Pippa was visibly unhappy and told Lucy that he saw Stephen and Diana hanging out. Lucy told Pippa off for butting into their relationship. Nevertheless, she still stood up to Stephen by telling him that she wanted to move forward but not to disrespect her.
At a party, Diana approached Stephen and apologized about her past with Wrigley. But Stephen said he could not let that go and broke things of with Diana. However, in actual fact, Stephen is still not over the fact that Wrigley and Diana hooked up. The next morning, in the sauna, Stephen pressed Wrigley to reveal intimate details about his sex life with Pippa. When Wrigley asked about Lucy, Stephen refused to reveal anything which confused Wrigley.
In a costume party, Stephen egged Wrigley on by using the intimate details he knew in front of Pippa. Stephen even went further to show distaste to Pippa for bringing up that he hung out with Diana. When Pippa told Stephen that he was at fault for lying, he clapped back that Pippa was also lying to Lucy about Drew’s involvement with Macy. Meanwhile, when Lucy saw Evan at a corner drunk, she approached him. Evan told Lucy that she could do better and that he likes Lucy more than Stephen. But Lucy refused to listen and left. She found Stephen and the two stayed together at the party.
Additional Observations From Episode 6
- Lucy used her old high school essay for her short story assignment. The story was about Lucy’s mother cheating on her father when her father was dying. She received praise in the class for the story.
- Stephen injured his wrist when trying to show off in front of Wrigley in the gym.