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Did Devan Lie?

Did Devan Lie? English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 19 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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Would you lie to get what you want?
Surely, if you’ve been following the soap opera here on Ebaby!, the thought has crossed your mind that Devan might have lied.

Let’s look at the facts. Devan likes Mason and so does Amanda. But Devan told Jason that Amanda likes him. And you saw their date last week. It sure doesn’t look like Amanda likes Jason.

So what’s going on? Did Devan lie to Jason as part of her plan to win Mason? Watch Marni put Devan on the spot.

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Marni:  I, I want to ask you something and I hope…I just want to ask you and I hope you’re not offended, but I just feel like I need to know. This whole Mason and Amanda thing. Did you…

Devan:  What about Mason and Amanda?

Marni:  Well, we’ve sort of figured…We realized that there was some miscommunication and that you told Jason that Amanda liked him but in reality we realized that she actually likes Mason…

Devan:  Yeah, but isn’t it working out? Aren’t her and Jason, like dating now? That’s what I heard.

Marni:  I don’t think so…

Devan:  So she still likes Mason then?

Marni:  As far as I know, yes. Well, what I was going to ask you is, did you, like deliberately kind of plant misinformation…

Devan:  What?

Marni:  I just had to ask you…

Devan:  Why would I do that? I don’t understand why I would do such a thing.

Marni:  I don’t know that you would. I’m just asking because it’s kind of interesting the way things are working out but I just had to ask. Sorry, I just gotta ask.

Devan:  You know, I heard that her and Jason are getting along really great. I think they should really pursue that. Do you really think that Mason and Amanda are a good fit? I mean, Mason and Amanda or Jason and Amanda. What makes sense?

Marni:  I…It’s all about feelings, right. I just had to ask to see what you…And I’m sorry if I offended you, I don’t think you’re that kind of person, I was just wondering because I know how you feel about Mason and…

Devan:  I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Marni:  Okay. Sorry. Alright. Let’s just drop it.



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When Marni gets Devan alone on the fire escape, she takes the opportunity to ask her if she lied to Jason.

Devan says that she really did think Amanda liked Jason, and even if she got confused and told him the wrong thing, they’re dating now so everything is OK. She says she doesn’t know why Marni would think she would do such a rotten thing.

Marni says that doesn’t know for sure that Devan did anything wrong, but that the situation sure is strange. Devan says that nothing is strange, that Jason and Amanda are together and make a good couple. When Marni finally says that Devan likes Mason, Devan pretends she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

What do you think happened? Was Devan confused or lying? Have you ever been unable to tell if one of your friends was lying?



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a proverb: everyone like him but what he like everyone want to know that.

if everyone like him why they don't tell him just that and let him choose, the right choice or leave him to like what he want.

( not divorced and not maried, just between!!!)

strange thing relly.

11:10 AM Feb 19 2008 |




I think Devan should stop playing these rotten games and admit she was lying! it's all about feelings! So why not let the decision to Mason to choose between one of youCool 


10:32 AM Feb 19 2008 |


Viet Nam

can you tell me what you think what is love ???

09:24 AM Feb 19 2008 |




Devan must be lying.It is obvious that Amanda and Jason won't get along well with each other,and finally Jason will know Devan just played a trick on him.Oh,how bad the thing is!

08:37 AM Feb 19 2008 |



I'm not to sure  Devan plant it deliberately. At the first moment it feels like she just confused the names but it's obviously that this confusion would help her to get what she wants. I think she is lying to herself rather than doing a wrong thing.

And Mason is as thick as a man can be. So if he'll take one of those two girls (I'm not sure about it) it will be the most offensive one and this is'nt Devan.

08:13 AM Feb 19 2008 |

Jessie Chen


Well, maybe Devan lied,but who cares? It's a common phonominan in our life .Love is a relationship between lovers and belief is also the most important thing .If they really love each other ,nobody can destroy the love.

07:57 AM Feb 19 2008 |




Never want hear like this…

girls, girls, girls… 

07:56 AM Feb 19 2008 |



United States

Boy, this is a really complicated storyline.

07:49 AM Feb 19 2008 |




lol i did it once.. i lied just 2 make some1 ma friend n now i feel guilty. that was the first n the last time of my whole life..

06:27 AM Feb 19 2008 |



It was obvious that Devan had been lied

04:36 AM Feb 19 2008 |



It was obvious that Devan had been lied

04:33 AM Feb 19 2008 |



sometimes love makes us going crazy, jealous, selfish… we did the wrong things for the one we love, and hurt the other people.

03:45 AM Feb 19 2008 |




In any case,i don't like the person who tricked others ,the competence should be fair!!!

03:08 AM Feb 19 2008 |




Can I download it?

02:51 AM Feb 19 2008 |

Josh K

Josh K


what thing on lesson.

01:14 AM Feb 19 2008 |

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