Ranch. Ethan finds Sutton in her bedroom and tells her about the progress he made with his dad. They look down at Ben, who has gotten decidedly friendlier with Angie, and pick back up their role play. Ethan is content just to poke a little fun at his dad, but Sutton quickly turns it into some subtextual exploration of her warming relationship with Ethan. As Angie, she says, "That's what I love about you." Ethan looks at her, and she starts to lean in. He jerks back and tells her, "Hey, no fair." She purrs, "I didn't know there were rules." The shot lingers as he realizes, perhaps for the first time, that he is one weak moment away from giving in to Sutton and betraying Emma. Then he'd never get to bang both twins!
Frat house. Emma tells Mads and Thayer they need to figure out the connection between Gavin and Alec quickly, and then get out ASAP. Gavin just happens to be outside the party, and Emma is visibly nervous. Despite Mads' "come hither" smile, Gavin tells them he doesn't know any of them, and the party is invitation-only. He calls them out for being in high school, but Mads is on top of it. She assures him she's 18 and accepts his invitation to dance (translate: drink a roofie colada) if her friends can stay. Gavin tells her they can on the condition Emma smiles real pretty. Ugh, he's sleazy like that "photographer" who swindled Coco in Fame. Mads heads inside with the d-bag while Thayer and Emma scope out the place. Emma quickly recognizes a guy from Derek's funeral and suspects he might have some information.
Recording studio. Justin apologizes for not being careful enough, but Laurel can't take it anymore. Despite being the person who has been pushing for the sneaking and traipsing around, Laurel has become overwhelmed. She admits she doesn't trust Justin anymore and says they need to break up. He tells her he loves her, but it's too late. She walks away, and thus endeth perhaps the stiffest scene of the entire season of Lying Game. Well, actually, that almost-kiss with Baz a few minutes ago was a pretty strong contender.