24 May 2016 | blanche-2
A plot hole you could drive a truck through
Boy those writers of Lifetime movies have cushy jobs - just slam some script together based on one of about six themes, don't read it over, and there you have it.
Okay, in this one, Marriage of Lies, granted, I didn't see the first few minutes. But here's what happened: Rachel, the wife (April Bowlby) of a teacher, Tye (Brody Hutzler) goes to the school where he teaches and asks to speak to him. She finds out he didn't come in. She leaves. She figures he needs some space as she did at one point during their marriage.
Her best friend insists that she call the police the next day. The wife tells the police that she saw him in the morning two days ago and he was on his way to school. The detective asks, how does he get to school? She answers, he takes his bike. We only have the one car.
The detective walks into the man cave and says, is this the bike he rides to school? Yes, she says. So obviously he never rode the bike to school even though she went to school looking for him and told the detective that the last time she saw him, he was on his way to school.
Since that happened in the beginning, it bothered me throughout the whole episode as I sat waiting for the detective to pick up on it. But then, this isn't Columbo.
Of course, Rachel comes under suspicion, particularly by the junior detective (Zachary Garred) who is sure she is involved in her husband's disappearance.
There is no mistaking April Bowlby's voice or enunciation. She is stunning as a brunette. She plays a woman on antidepressants (which the police feel is the sign of a raving maniac) who is attempting to stay calm and measured, which is interpreted as unconcerned.
The acting is okay here - Zach Garred is Australian and pulls off an American accent very well. This cast is a bit above the usual, also including Corin Nemec, Jimmy Deshler, and Eric Scott Woods.
All in all, typical Lifetime fare with a major plot hole.