When "Secrets and Lies" premiered on ABC in March, Sepinwall and I talked about it on the podcast, but nobody wrote a full review.
What I said in my Take Me To The Pilots entry and what I said on the podcast is what I'd have said in my review: In a year of close-ended shows using the death of a child as a catalyst for an investigation or an investigation of grief, "Secrets and Lies" was the most tawdry and sensationalistic, the one most prone to insulting the intelligence of viewers.
Two months later, same as it ever was, "Secrets and Lies" ended its first season with a seemingly anti-climactic scene and then instructed viewers to go watch one extra scene either online or on some stupid ap or...
Season 1 of "Secrets and Lies" ended with a slightly ominous car scene between Abby and Christy. Full-stop.
I don't care what happened in that "extra" scene they put online.
I'm not ABC's monkey and "Secrets and Lies" isn't and wasn't a good enough show for me to be ABC's monkey.
Anything that happened in that bonus scene that ABC's making people seek out like "Survivor" contestants on the trail of an Immunity Idol is, as Tina from "Bob's Burgers" would say... NON-CANONICAL.
I watched every second of "Secrets and Lies" and usually giggled maniacally at its stupidity, but I'm not going on a field trip to see more.
After all, I knew who the killer was from the first episode...
[Whodunnit after the break...]