If you’re anything like us, you’ve been impatiently waiting since the publication of Carola Lovering’s seductive, twisted coming-of-age novel “Tell Me Lies” for it to be adapted. The fiery novella takes a fresh look at toxic relationships and first loves. Fans may now see the first episode of the story’s small-screen adaptation on Hulu starting on September 7; fresh episodes air every Wednesday.
Jackson White will play Stephen DeMarco in the show, while Grace Van Patten will play Lucy Albright, as shown in the Hulu teaser. Continue reading if you haven’t read the book yet and want all the juicy information. If you want to see the show without knowing what occurs, stop reading now since we’re giving away everything. We have no idea how closely related to the novel the series will be, but we can’t wait to find out on September 7!
How does “Tell Me Lies” proceed?
Present-day As the novel begins, Lucy Albright, in her twenties, is preparing for the wedding of a college acquaintance. She is concerned since she knows Stephen, with whom she has a tumultuous relationship, will be present at the wedding.
Then, in a brief flashback, we see Lucy starting her first year of college at a small college in California, which is on the opposite side of the country from her rich Long Island neighborhood. Lucy is thrilled to travel, especially because it would allow her to escape her mother, whom she still blames for a betrayal that occurred years ago. Lucy demonstrates the naiveté and joy that many freshmen feel, making rapid friends and attending wild parties while pursuing her journalism degree through study abroad.
But despite the diversions, Lucy is unable to forget her mother’s repulsive conduct or the unsolved murder of her childhood friend Macy Petersen. Growing childhood, Lucy and Macy were close friends. In her teen years, Lucy received tennis lessons from Macy’s elder brother, Gabe, and developed her first significant infatuation with him. Gabe crushed Lucy’s heart after they kissed them by telling her she was too young. Two years later, Macy was killed in a car accident. Lucy constantly thinks about Macy’s death because she was allegedly driving while inebriated. Macy, on the other hand, had earlier that evening told Lucy that she hadn’t been drinking. Macy said that she was leaving the party to meet a secret boyfriend.
Lucy meets bad-boy junior Stephen DeMarco during the first week of school and develops affection for him right away. With Diana, his on-and-off girlfriend, deteriorating, as well as escalating flashbacks to a strange incident from his past that he fears will ruin him, Stephen turns getting Lucy to trust him (and sleep with him) into a goal.
Because Stephen is so lovable, he and Lucy begin to have a lot of fun. Lucy experiences intercourse for the first time, and her feelings for Stephen become stronger. He is the only person she has ever told about her mother’s previous deeds, and as a result, she feels the closest to him of all. Stephen kisses Diana in front of Lucy during the party with the unofficial couple. When Lucy unexpectedly finds herself riding in the same cab as the couple on their way to Diana’s, Stephen pretends he doesn’t notice her. Lucy departs in tears.
The next semester, Stephen’s last, he pursues Lucy once more, saying that his connection with Diana is only for practical reasons. In addition to an uptick in amorous advances, Stephen’s assurance to Lucy that they may date openly following his graduation persuades her to start seeing him once more. They spent the entire summer together, and Lucy is now confident in their relationship.
But Stephen splits up with Lucy at the conclusion of the season before relocating to New York City. He moves in with a lady he doesn’t care for after swiftly pursuing a connection with her. It serves as a diversion from his now frequent memories in which is driving an automobile. Finally, he discloses that he was driving the night Lucy’s friend Macy died. Because Stephen had requested that they have a hidden connection, when she picked up a buzzed Stephen in her car, he insisted on driving. When they collided, she was giving him oral fun while he was driving, and Stephen left the scene to escape punishment.
Stephen runs with Lucy at college, explaining that he is trying to avoid moving in with his new girlfriend. She is at first unhappy with him, but she quickly forgives him and resumes their hidden friendship. Stephen finally leaves his flat and begins a formal relationship with Lucy, but he unexpectedly ghosts her after a while. When Stephen finally decides to talk to Lucy after she learns that he went out on a date with someone else, he abruptly breaks things up.
Lucy is devastated and considers her connection with Stephen. When Macy claimed that her secret boyfriend was from the town the night before she passed away, she eventually understands that he was from there. Could it be that he was Macy’s covert boyfriend and the one who may have killed her? When Lucy’s mother shows in to help her through her grief, her roommate summons her to confront her for her act of treachery: Lucy witnessed her mother having fun with Gabe years before, betraying not just Lucy but also Lucy’s father. Lucy’s father has been aware of the affair ever since it began, her mother acknowledges, and she goes on to apologize. They make amends.
In “Tell Me Lies,” do Lucy and Stephen end up together?
Nope! Years later, Lucy stumbles across Stephen and his fiancee during Bree’s wedding. Naturally, he continues to pursue Lucy for flirting after that. Thankfully, Lucy loses interest and asks whether he knows Macy Peterson instead. He tells her he doesn’t know the name, which is a lie. Finally feeling liberated from her affection for Stephen, Lucy walks away.
Tell Me Lies: How Does It End?
The novel closes with Lucy contacting her mother in the present to say she wants to return to California and pursue her ambition of working as a travel writer.
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