In Perfect, Spencer finds out from Mr. McAdam (aka “Squidward”) that she’s been named a finalist for the Golden Orchid award. Her parents are thrilled – that is, until “A” messages Melissa with the opening lines of the paper and the Hastings family discovers that Spencer plagiarized her entry.
In Unbelievable, Spencer’s parents decide not to tell anyone she cheated. Instead, Mr. and Mrs. Hastings insist that Spencer continue on in the Golden Orchid selection process. The decision doesn’t sit well with Melissa, and Spencer feels incredibly guilty for plagiarizing her sister’s work. Still, the Hastings family would rather lie than get caught up in another scandal and place Spencer’s academic future in jeopardy.
Do you agree with the Hastings’ decision? Is there such a thing as a “good” lie? In what situations do you think a lie is justifiable? Tell us what you think!