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Deception: Why Wait

The truth about Mia's real mother is revealed when the story is published for everyone to see, ruining her debutant ball and shattering the life she thought she knew. Julian tries to rekindle an old flame who can help them get their new cancer drug on the market. Will and Joanna put their feelings aside to focus on solving Vivian’s murder.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Monday February 04th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (7TWO) Nov 01, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anna Wood
As Nichole Frishette
David A. Gregory
As Kyle Farrell
John Larroquette
As Sen. Dwight Haverstock
Ken Leung
As Donald Cheng
Molly Price
As Darcy
Tom Lipinski
As Ben Preswick
Paloma Guzman
As Audrey Cruz
Scott Bryce
As Frank Drexler

Co-Guest Stars
David Gelles
As Aaron Clover
Micah Stock
As Reed Philbin
Becky Watson
As Event Organizer (as Rebecca Watson)
Cameron Pow
As Emcee
Christine Lin
As FBI Assistant
Delphi Harrington
As Buffy Franso
Elijah Moreland
As Bartender
Gregg Prosser
As Securiry Guard
Robert Lenzi
As Garret Hess
Main Cast
Meagan Good
As Joanna Padget Locasto
Laz Alonso
As Will Moreno
Tate Donovan
As Edward Bowers
Wes Brown
As Julian Bowers
Katherine LaNasa
As Sofia Bowers
Ella Rae Peck
As Mia Bowers
Victor Garber
As Robert Bowers
Marin Hinkle
As Samantha Bowers


The episode begins with Joanna and Will questioning Ben. He on his part isn’t very forthcoming with his answers. Joanna tells Ben who she really is and that seems to make headway. Ben recognizes her, as Vivian had told him about her. Ben then mentions that Vivian wasn’t suppose to get killed. Tabloid reporters in the meantime figure out that Sophia isn’t Mia’s biological mother. They now begin the search for Mia’s real mother. Mia and Sophia on the other hand are busy bonding. Sophia tells her how she is the best thing that ever happened to her. The reporters figure out that Mia is Vivian’s daughter who she had at the age of 16. They also figure out that Robert and Sophia have lied to Mia about this, all along. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorLiz Heldens
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Lloyd Braun  |  Liz Heldens  |  Gene Stein
Co-Executive ProducerJordan Hawley  |  Peter Elkoff  |  Jonas Pate
Supervising ProducerBrent Fletcher  |  Katherine Lingenfelter
ProducerCraig McNeil  |  Monica Macer
Co-ProducerJamie Crowell  |  Jessica Goldberg
Consulting ProducerAlexandra Cunningham
Associate ProducerDevin Rich
Production DesignerJohn Kasarda
EditorPeter Ellis (2)
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Unit Production ManagerJamie Crowell
First Assistant DirectorGreg Gilman
Second Assistant DirectorNoreen Cheleden
MusicDaniel J. Licht
Music EditorTroy Hardy
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerAmy Roth
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorSusan Ogu
Location ManagerTom Ross
Property MasterTommy Allen
Construction CoordinatorRonald Petagna
Production Sound MixerLarry Hoff
Script SupervisorMelissa Kalbfus-Paliocha
Production CoordinatorJoshua Huffman
Assistant EditorDavid Reale (2)
Post Production SupervisorAdam Miller
Supervising Sound EditorMike Wilhoit
Re-Recording MixerEthan Beigel  |  Michael Colomby
LeadmanJustin Pineo
GafferMike Price
Director of PhotographyJoseph R. Collins
Stunt CoordinatorChris Barnes (3)
Art DirectorJames C. Feng
Assistant Production CoordinatorAmanda Lynch
Executive Story EditorJerome Hairston
Production AccountantMichael Wiggins (1)
Transportation CaptainRalph Volpe
"A" Camera OperatorChris Reynolds (1)
Department Head HairSherry Heart
AssistantDominic Garcia  |  Vanessa Gomez
Casting AssociateAnne Davison
Department Head Make-upKatie Bihr
Original CastingJulie Tucker  |  Ross Meyerson
ColoristMark Wilkins
Assistant Costume DesignerAutumn Saville
"B" Camera OperatorCarlos Guerra
Wardrobe SupervisorKathleen Gerlach
Assistant Location ManagerShawn Willis
Extras Casting DirectorGrant Wilfley
Second Second Assistant DirectorAlex Finch (1)
Charge Scenic ArtistJoseph Garzero
Technical ConsultantKevin Hynes
Warning: Deception season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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