"Don't lie to me, Celeste. What did you do?"
During Lilly's memorial service, while Jake and Duncan were overcome with emotion, Celeste just stared in bewildered horror at the video of her hedonistic daughter displaying her lovely rear end out of a car window. She was appalled at her daughter's behavior, but everyone else in the audience cheered, laughed, and cried in celebration of such a vivacious spirit.
According to Lilly, Celeste worshipped Duncan and "tolerated" her. She told Lilly, "Any trouble this family has ever had, you've been at the root of it."
Celeste was right; Lilly was never the perfect daughter, but Celeste was never the perfect mother. Celeste's alibi for the time of her daughter's murder is shaky at best. What else has she been up to?
She may have been involved in blackmailing Lianne Mars into leaving Neptune. She was definitely trying to break up Duncan and Veronica in the days prior to Lilly's murder. What was the motivation behind these manipulations?
Veronica has long believed that Celeste Kane despises her, but she recently told Veronica that she does not hate her, in an almost warm manner. She simply can't stand to look at her, viewing Veronica as nothing more than a painful reminder of her own hollow life. Is Lianne's affair with Jake the only reason she harbors such a cold disdain for its possible product?
One thing we do know: Celeste was a mother who kept as many secrets about herself as she had disparaging words about her daughter.
Yes, Lilly, we do love you. The question remains: did your mother?
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Lisa Thornhill plays Celeste Kane.