Secrets and Lies Recap: A Secret Son is Revealed in "The Sister"

By Patty Gopez | Mar 16th, 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 Affair," Ben (Ryan Phillippe) kicks Dave (Dan Fogler) out when he finds evidence that Natalie (Indiana Evans) stayed the night, leaving him at the mercy of Cornell (Juliette Lewis), who has questions for him.

In "The Sister, Ben (Ryan Phillippe) discovers that Natalie wasn't telling the truth about babysitting Tom two nights before his murder. After learning about Joseph and Vanessa's son Malcolm, Ben begins to suspect that the Richardsons were somehow involved in Tom's death.

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."

Caught in a Lie: For once, Cornell doesn't come to the Crawford house to grill Ben. This time, it's Natalie the detective wants to question. When Natalie lies to Cornell, Ben and Christy (KaDee Strickland) about babysitting Tom, Cornell busts her and unveils the truth.

Cornell Catches Natalie in a Lie|Natalie lies to Cornell and her parents.|When Natalie lies about babysitting Tom, Cornell catches her and reveals she wasn't where she said she was. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 4, "The Sister."

Malcolm: Ben pays a visit to the Richardson household to confront Vanessa about covering for Natalie. When he points out a stuffed animal from Tom's shrine, Vanessa opens up about the son she once had: Malcolm. While she goes to the kitchen, Ben finds photographic evidence that Malcolm was abused.

Ben Finds Out About Malcolm|I didn't know you had a son.|When Vanessa opens up to Ben about her son Malcolm, he discovers evidence that Malcolm was abused. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 4, "The Sister."

Vanessa Comes Clean: After Ben is caught snooping at the Richardsons' and blames Joseph for Tom's death, he storms out. Vanessa follows Ben and Christy home and explains the heartbreaking truth about Malcolm.

The Truth About Malcolm|Vanessa reveals the heartbreaking truth about Malcolm.|Vanessa follows Ben and Christy home, telling them the horrible truth about her dead son. From Secrets and Lies Season 1 Episode 4, "The Sister."

Crawfords Come Together: A pouty Natalie places her pregnancy test on the kitchen counter during breakfast (it's negative), causing Ben and Christy to have a stern discussion with her. Ben launches into a lecture to his older daughter, letting her know he truly cares for her. It's in this tender moment that Natalie clarifies what happened between her and Dave: absolutely nothing.

Who is Sarah Jenkins?: With Ben unable to recall the events the night of the murder, Cornell informs him that he called someone named Sarah Jenkins and left her a voicemail. The problem: Ben doesn't know anyone by that name. It turns out that Sarah and Jess (Natalie Martinez) have similar phone numbers and a drunk Ben mixed up a digit while making his call. This begs the question: why was Ben calling Jess the night of the murder?

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

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

Check out the previous Neighborhood Watch recaps:

Neighborhood Watch:"The Affair"

Neighborhood Watch: "The Father"

Neighborhood Watch: "The Trail"

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