Secrets and Lies Recap: The Flashlight Resurfaces in "The Affair"

By Patty Gopez | Mar 9th, 2015

Welcome to Neighborhood Watch for Secrets and Lies! If you've missed the latest most talked-about episode, here you'll find highlights and recaps. *Warning: There WILL be spoilers! 

At the end of "The Father," Ben (Ryan Phillippe) wakes up in the middle of the night to Scott, who was somehow able to get into his house. With Jess (Natalie Martinez) believing Scott is Tom's killer, this worries Ben. 

Ben Fights Scott|Ben and Scott come to blows.|When Ben hears Jess and Scott fighting, he saves her and comes to blows with Scott. From Secrets and Lies season 1 episode 2, "The Father."

At the beginning of "The Affair," Ben attempts to purchase a gun to keep his family safe from Scott, only to realize that it is a bad idea.

Scott's Secret: A curious Ben visits Jess and asks her if she told Scott he was Tom's father, as he seemed to know before it was announced. When she tells him the only person she told was her sister, the two of them track down Nicole. Going to Nicole's place, Ben and Jess find her there... in bed with Scott.

Ben and Jess Find Scott|Scott's secret comes out.|When Ben tells Jess that Scott knew he was Tom's father, she says the only one she told was Nicole. They go looking for Nicole – and find her in bed with Scott. From Secrets and Lies Season 1, Episode 3, "The Affair."

An Unexpected Return: Scott ends up in custody with Cornell (Juliette Lewis), much to the relief of Ben and Jess. Ben and the family, along with Dave (Dan Fogler), are decorating for Christmas when Ben goes to his truck to grab some tools. Upon opening his truck, his missing flashlight suddenly reappears and covered in blood. Frantic, Ben hides the flashlight in the garage.

Ben's Flashlight Resurfaces|The flashlight turns up.|Ben's flashlight suddenly resurfaces in his truck and Ben is shocked. When Christy summons him, he frantically hides the flashlight in the garage. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 3, "The Affair."

Ben and Scott Call a Truce: After having flashbacks of finding Tom, Ben goes to his grave to give him a Christmas present. While there, Scott appears and confronts Ben, who is confused as to why Scott was let free. Scott explains that he had an alibi: he was with Nicole. He didn't want to hurt Jess, which is why he stayed silent about it. It's apparent Scott didn't kill Tom... so who did? 

Scott Goes Free|My alibi was Nicole.|Ben visits Tom's grave to give him a Christmas gift. There, he's confronted by Scott, who reveals he was freed because he had an alibi: Nicole. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 3, "The Affair."

Party Crasher: When Ben finds out Natalie (Indiana Evans) snuck out to attend her boyfriend Cooper's party, he is furious. With help from Abby (Belle Shouse), Ben crashes Cooper's party. When he finds Natalie, she's drunk and refuses to go home with her father. Cooper pushes Ben, causing him to retaliate by shoving Natalie's boyfriend onto a pool table and threatening him. 

Ben Crashes Cooper's Party|Ben catches Natalie at a party.|When Ben finds out Natalie went to Cooper's party, he is furious and comes looking for her. Finding her, he orders Natalie to go home with him. Cooper punches Ben, causing him to retaliate. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 3, "The Affair."

Friendship Over?: At the end of the night, Dave takes Natalie home in Ben's truck, while Ben and Abby walk home. The next morning, Cornell goes to the Crawford home, informing Ben his encounter with Cooper was filmed and the video has gone viral. She needs a statement from Dave. Ben goes to the guest house to summon Dave for Cornell and realizes that Natalie stayed over. Enraged, Ben throws Dave out - and into the questioning arms of Cornell. 

Dave Gets Kicked Out|Get out of my house!|When Cornell needs a statement from Dave, Ben goes to get him from the guest house. Realizing Natalie stayed the night with Dave, he is enraged and throws Dave out – right into Cornell's arms. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 3, "The Affair."

This week Ben has been dealt with some shocking news, especially with his flashlight resurfacing and with Scott eliminated as a suspect. Coming up next week, Ben has suspicions of his neighbors, the Richardsons. Could they somehow have been involved in Tom's death?

Read the full detailed recap for "The Affair" here.

Don't miss all-new episodes of Secrets and Lies SUNDAYS 9|8c on ABC. 

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