Hanna put the ‘Is Jenna really blind?’ rumor to bed with a mighty slap in the ladies room.
This might seem kind of insensitive, but I’ve always felt that the girls don’t take advantage of Jenna’s (Tammin Sursok) blindness nearly as much as they should. She’s evil, so it’s kind of merited. Well, I got my potentially offensive wish on the March 7 episode when Hanna (Ashley Benson) cornered the visually-challenged vixen in the bathroom and slapped her around. She did it for revenge, but I think it was also for all that creepy flute playing.
No, here’s why Hanna was really pissed: She found an owl pendant in Caleb’s (Tyler Blackburn) bag and assumed it was a gift for her, but she soon realized it was actually a flash drive he was giving to Jenna. And when the girls overheard Caleb talking to another girl about Hanna, things really got suspicious. Hanna kicked Caleb out of the house… right before giving it to Jenna in the face. (Side note: That may have been my favorite scene on any TV show. Ever.)
Suspicions also ran amok at the Montgomery house this week. Aria (Lucy Hale) accidentally texted her mom (Holly Marie Combs) with a sappy text meant for Mr. Fitz (Ian Harding) so she got all up in Aria’s biz. This leds to fights with Byron (Chad Lowe), and pretty soon Ella was back out of the house entirely.
Emily (Shay Mitchell) was once again closet-deep in Paige (Lindsey Shaw) drama this week. When Sean (Chuck Hittinger) asked Paige on a date, she naturally accepted. But after he kissed her, everything fell apart. She felt just the phoniest, which sent her straight into Emily’s waiting arms. Hats off to Lindsey for a really terrific scene.
And then there’s Spencer (Troian Bellisario.) She’s quickly becoming a major suspect in Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) murder, and this week the police raided her bedroom! Ian (Ryan Merriman) just stood there — watching, drinking milk, and looking guilty as hell. Spencer naturally moved closer to fellow social pariah Toby (Keegan Allen), which is really just not helping her case. The police found threads of Alison’s bloody sweater from Toby’s closet on Spencer’s bracelet. I’m not gonna lie, that looks pretty terrible in a murder investigation.
Now back to that epic slap! I have to admit I was a little nervous for Hanna; the confrontation reminded me of my favorite scene in Muppet Treasure Island with Blind Pew. If Jenna had that pirate’s agility, things would have turned out very differently. Behold: