We knew Terence Anderson (Michael Vartan) was a bad man, but we didn’t think he’d stoop this low.
Terence committed the ultimate betrayal when he engaged in a secret affair with none other than Kyle West’s (Josh Henderson) ex-fiancée, Lisbeth (Ashley Grace). That’s just one of many jaw-dropping details we learned about Kyle’s past on tonight’s episode of The Arrangement.
The episode kicks off with Kyle recounting the night Lisbeth left him during an interview on the Iris Holloway Show. In the flashback, we see Kyle come home to discover his fiancée is nowhere to be found.
After a series of unanswered calls and texts, Kyle sees that Lisbeth left a note.
“I don’t have it committed to memory, but the basic message of the note was that she loved me and that she realized my world was just too big for her. She was getting lost, so she thought the best thing for her to do was leave,” Kyle told Iris.
Iris prodded at the idea of loss and how it’s factored into Kyle’s personal life.
“Loss. A word that isn’t foreign to you. You have had a lot of it in your life haven’t you?” Iris asked. “Loss? Sure, my fair share,” Kyle replied.
“So when Lisbeth left, that must’ve revived a lot of the childhood trauma,” Iris pushed. “No. No, because Lisbeth wasn’t dead,” Kyle snapped back.
But Kyle wasn’t interested in sensationalizing that night for his image or for Terence, who wanted him and the cast of Technicolor Highway to promote the Institute for the Higher Mind on the talk show.
“Look, this isn’t a pleasant memory for any of us, but it makes you look sympathetic. And given then rumors out there, it’s not a bad thing. This is all for the greater good,” Terence assured Kyle.
It’s safe to say Kyle wasn’t feeling the interview and it looked like he wasn’t feeling Xavier (Ruffin Prentiss) for Technicolor Highway anymore either. With cheating rumors swirling, Kyle started taking his frustrations out on his lead actor.
“We have to re-shoot scene 16 on Monday,” Kyle informed Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) and Xavier. “The scene by the car? Why? What’s wrong?” Megan asked.
“When you grab her it’s emotional, but it also has to be compassionate. Right now, every take is reading like anger. We’re gonna lose the audience,” Kyle told Xavier. “Yesterday you told me to play fear, then it was play love for the girl. I’ve tried everything you’ve asked Kyle. It’s never right,” Xavier snapped back.
“It’s because you’re not getting it,” Kyle said. “I don’t know what it is. How the hell do you grab someone with compassion, man?” Xavier asks. “Like this. And you look her in the eye and you tell her that she cannot make the same mistakes that you did,” Kyle instructed.
“That reads like anger,” Xavier said before storming off.
Even Megan could see that Kyle’s insecurities were pouring into his work, insecurities that stemmed from the cheating rumors that also infiltrated his relationship with Lisbeth.
But rather than continue to lash out on his cast, Kyle jumped on his motorcycle and jetted out of there to clear his head. While winding through the Hollywood hills, we are taken through another dark flashback. With tears in his eyes, we see Kyle take his frustrations about his ruined relationship with Lisbeth out on Terence.