Tell Me Lies – who is Lydia and is she Lucy’s Best Friend?

October 26, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
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We discuss a theory from the Tell Me Lies finale – who is Lydia, and is she Lucy’s Best Friend? We deep dive into the question and explain the theory. 

Hulu’s Tell Me Lies has gripped viewers for weeks with an enticing, plot-twisting story. It might have started off quite boring, but Tell Me Lies soon grew into itself and became a very exciting watch. With well-written characters, and relatable situations (most of the time), it was a show that many could imagine happening in their everyday lives. Following the lives of Lucy (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen (Jackson White), a couple that are very toxic to and for each other, their behavior has drastic consequences for those around them.

But the Tell Me Lies ending had many viewers raising an important point and raised many questions about what the possible storyline could be for season 2.

What happened in the finale of Tell Me Lies season 1?

There were plenty of events in episode 10. But the season 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. Afterward, Lucy and Lydia see each other again, and the finale ends. 

That ending in itself was subtle but equally as fascinating. The focus was clearly on Lydia, Stephen’s fiance.

Is Lydia Lucy’s Best Friend in Tell Me Lies?

So who is Lydia? That’s the most frustrating question coming from the finale. However, if you have kept a keen eye, you will have seen Lydia in a couple of scenes in the series. The series creators clearly had a long-term story arc in mind.

It appears that Lydia is Lucy’s hometown best friend from high school. You will have seen Lydia spend time with Lucy, speaking about Stephen during the winter break. You will have also seen Lydia at college with Lucy.

Who is Lydia in Tell Me Lies?

There’s not much to know about Lydia apart from a few tidbits that are presented to us throughout season 1. She first appeared in episode 1, and then she shows up in episode 5, the Christmas chapter. And then her final appearance happens in episode 10. So it leaves us in a frustrating mess as we all ponder who she is and what she might represent in season 2.

While the second season has not been confirmed, there is doubt about whether or not the series will return. The book is a complete story, after all, but the series plays with the idea that there are plenty of stories left. From the way the first season ended. And I think, based on the critical reaction it got, it most likely will come back.

But Lydia’s presence may provide more perspective for season 2 than we think. The fact that Lucy, Lydia, and Stephen intrinsically link in each other’s lives at certain points to an even more layered story. The toxicity between Lucy and Stephen continues to be the major force of the story.

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