Tell Me Lies season 1, episode 10 recap – the ending explained

October 26, 2022
Jordan Lyon 20
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3.5

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A decent finale for the show. However, it would have been much better had there been more focus on Bree and Evan’s wedding in 2015 rather than just 5 minutes. But seeing how the show ends, could it return?

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3.5

Summary

A decent finale for the show. However, it would have been much better had there been more focus on Bree and Evan’s wedding in 2015 rather than just 5 minutes. But seeing how the show ends, could it return?

We recap Hulu’s Tell Me Lies season 1 finale (episode 10), which contains spoilers and details of the ending.

Not only is it the tenth episode, but it’s the season finale and very likely the series ending. So how will it all end?

Tell Me Lies season 1, episode 10 recap – the finale

Tell Me Lies season 1, episode 10 opens with the events of the first episode, and once again, we see Lucy (played by Grace Van Patten) meet her ill-fated roommate Maisie. And we see things in a different light. Maisie texts Stephen (played by Jackson White) and tells him off for hitting on Lucy, her roommate. Then after Lucy rudely turns down her invite to a party, Maisie heads to the party on her own. Once she arrives, she gets hit on by a fellow student, although she pretends to see her friends just so she can go get drunk. She then calls up Stephen, and they end up making out in her car.

But when Stephen rejects the offer of going to the party, he decides to drive them home, despite having had a lot to drink. As they drive, Maisie argues with Stephen for treating her like s**t and ignoring her at parties. It’s that very argument that causes Stephen to take his eyes off the road, indirectly leading to the deadly crash. When Stephen regains consciousness, Maisie is already dead. To protect himself, he moves Maisie’s body into the driver’s seat and deletes the text messages from him on her phone.

It then cuts forward to the events after Tell Me Lies season 1, episode 9. Although some time has passed, Stephen is naturally still struggling with the consequences of being in the car when Maisie died. There’s a Hawaiian party on the way, but Stephen seems more interested in ensuring that Pippa isn’t there. When Lucy tries to get Stephen to force Wrigley to give Pippa a break, he won’t. Instead, he says that the alternative would be for Lucy to get the blame. As Lucy and Stephen order their coffee, Diana bumps into them and causes quite a scene.

Diana then rubs it in even more when she gets a better grade than Stephen. She tells Stephen that had they still been together, she would have helped him get a job. Is she finished? Not at all. She tells him how she knows he was with Lucy the night that Maisie died. (Of course, Stephen wasn’t with Lucy at all). It makes Stephen livid, and he goes to have it out with Lucy. He warns her to stop making impulsive decisions that could affect him. In response, Lucy calls him out for leaving Maisie in the car. Stephen takes it as a threat, and he warns her that people will turn on her if they find out she’s been keeping this huge secret for months.

Tell Me Lies season 1, episode 10 ending explained

As we reach the end of episode 10, it’s time for the party, although Lucy fears she may be the “most naked” one there. When Pippa arrives, it causes friction. But Lucy isn’t happy with it, and she decides to say hi to Pippa regardless. Pippa practically accuses Stephen of writing the letter, yet as Pippa puts it, Lucy is not ready to have that conversation yet. Later, with Lucy still with Pippa, Stephen spends some time with Diana. She asks him whether he was happier a year ago or today. “Fu*k, everything’s a fuc*king mess”, is his response. 

After Diana offers to get Stephen a job at her father’s firm, he walks downstairs hand in hand with Diana. And he doesn’t care that it’s right in front of Lucy. Afterward, Lucy is a mess, and it’s up to Evan to console her. When he asks what he can do, Lucy tells Evan to get drunk with her. But the next morning, Evan wakes up in bed with Lucy.

Tell Me Lies ends by cutting to Bree and Evan’s wedding. We rewatch the scene of Wrigley getting drunk and ruining a dessert tray. But Lucy is warned to take it easy on Wrigley as “it was his brother’s birthday yesterday.” Then as Lucy wanders off, Stephen comes to introduce himself. They both say hi and claim it’s good to see each other. Stephen then tells Lucy that his fiance, Lydia, is really excited to meet her again. After Lucy and Lydia see each other again, the show ends. 

What did you think of Tell Me Lies season 1 finale (episode 10) and that dramatic ending? Comment below.

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20 thoughts on “Tell Me Lies season 1, episode 10 recap – the ending explained

  • October 26, 2022 at 6:09 am
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    Amazing ! I need to know who is Lydia ?!

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:07 am
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    Lydia is Lucy’s hometown friend

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:17 am
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    Lydia is Lucy’s best friend from high-school. She was in episode 5.

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:19 am
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    Lydia is her friend from highschool I thought!

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:20 am
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    Lydia is Lucy’s best friend from her hometown. She spent time with her and told her all about Stephen during winter break. I just need to know how they even met, being as they left that out entirely. Hopefully if there is a season two, they will cover it.

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:28 am
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    Lydia is Lacy’s friend from highschool( remember when lacy went home for Christmas she met up with her friend “Lydia” Who is having trouble with her boyfriend (Rob)So lacy went to the party With Lydia and punched him in the face.

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:40 am
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    Stephen is such a horrible person. Narcissistic and conniving. Lucy and Stephen are both very deceitful and that seems to draw them together. Such much going on and great casting. Such a great series.

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:10 am
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    Lydia was Lucy’s high school best friend. She was on the first episode And the Christmas ep. Then in this episode. Lucy calls her and she’s at a loud party

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:13 am
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    I was like “what?!? He doesn’t really love her. First he walks right by her like she dont exist. Im guessing he doesn’t even formally break up with her but ghosts her instead then shows up 7yrs later and engaged? Ugh

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:24 am
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    I believe that’s her friend from back home, right?

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:32 am
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    Lydia is her childhood friend from home!

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:50 am
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    Lydia was her best friend at home before sh went off to college. Watch episode 1

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:58 am
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    Lydia is also the friend that Lucy says could get Stephen a job for the summer at the front desk of a Country Club. Makes you wonder!! Hoping for a second season!!

  • October 26, 2022 at 11:41 am
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    Obviously Miss Lydia wasn’t in the best friend zone, a true BFF understands that anyone who has had relations with your BFF, IS 100% OFF LIMITS, period, point blank. No exceptions !

  • October 26, 2022 at 12:18 pm
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    @maul04 that’s a good point! Lucy hasn’t given up. My guess is – – – Lucy will sabotage or have steve self sabotage the law firm gig from his main chick (ole girl) – then he’ll take the gig from Lydia’s dad and pursue her to secure her family’s wealth/future (I assume if he’s even at this point, then his main chick’s bridges are definitely all burnt)
    Hopefully we won’t have to wait long. Surprisingly good.

  • October 26, 2022 at 2:11 pm
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    Lydia was her best friend from back home. She is in episode 5 when she is home for Christmas.

  • October 26, 2022 at 2:39 pm
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    Tell me is great hope for season 2 *****

  • October 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm
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    Well we know that after the party when he leaves with Dianna him and Lucy aren’t done yet. It’s only been a year and she said it’s been 4 years since she saw him when she was at the wedding so I’m assuming that’s not the end of their relationship. What I wanna know is why and how the heck did Lydia end up with him?!? And did Lucy know they were together before she saw them at the wedding??? Ugh to many questions I need answers too I need season 2!!!

  • October 27, 2022 at 8:25 pm
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    From the look on Lucy’s face she didn’t know about Stephen & Lydia. She looked shocked, mortified. I do dislike her. Stephen is even worse POS. OMG I got too caught up in that show! But I want a Season 2???

  • November 1, 2022 at 9:03 am
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    I wish I liked the people on this show more. So Stephen is supposed to be really smart? I never got that from him, the way he acts and talks. I really don’t like him. What he did with Macy was horrible and selfish. I don’t think much of Lucy either, she is very manipulative. OTOH, she should have dumped Stephen a long time ago. Their friends are mostly annoying too. I would watch a season two but only if these give all these characters some redeeming traits!

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