Remind me again what Sydney is lying about?? Other than the phone records situation, I don’t recall other lies (from this episode).
We don’t know that he is lying. He said something about the phone records not lying – maybe he’s right. If the records are accurate, all we know is that an 8 minute phone call was made between David’s and Kathryn’s PHONES. Who knows who was on the end of either of them.
Emma could easily verify the records she received from Sydney by contacting the phone company herself – Regina isn’t a complete fool, so if she’s to blame here she would have somehow used David’s actual phone to call Kathryn’s phone so the records would be real.
Meanwhile – has anyone even considered the idea that perhaps Mr. Gold is the one messing with this situation? He’s been under the radar for too long. These writers like to use misdirection just like any magician.