'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Ian's Funeral Reveals The Truth About Alison's Murder!

Tue, July 12, 2011 10:09pm EDT by 15 Comments

The girls put the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’ on the July 12 episode!

Spencer’s (Troian Bellisario) family threw a funeral for Ian (Ryan Merriman) on this week’s Pretty Little Liars, but in typical Rosewood fashion, burying a body merely led to more secrets being unearthed. For starters, Ian didn’t even write the suicide note they found on him. Emily (Shay Mitchell) figured out it was actually written by A, using pieces of text messages that had been sent to the girls throughout the series! If this plot was any thicker, it’d be soup.

Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding) continued their journey to Splits-ville this week with a tense little graveside chat. When Ian’s funeral became too much for her to handle, Aria really needed a hug from the man she loves — but Ezra still wasn’t ready to man up and show a little PDA. Instead, he actually used the “I’ll call you later” line and whimpered off to his car, tail between his legs. Coward!

Cue the intense pan over to Jason (Drew Van Acker), who apparently came to the cemetery just because it was the most dramatic place to brood publicly in Rosewood. In between lovingly awkward glances at Aria, Jason relayed exactly what happened the night Alison (Sasha Pieterse) went missing: He got drunk, blacked out, and woke up with a note that said “I know what you did.” In fact, up until Ian’s “confession,” Jason had convinced himself that he was the one who killed his sister! And since Ian’s confession was fake, that’s still totally a possibility.

But while this may not have been the best week for “Ezria” fans, it was a great one for “Haleb” hold-outs. Not only did Hanna (Ashley Benson) convince Caleb’s wicked foster mother to give him all the money she’s been making off of him — with a little help from the totally legitimate law firm of Dolce, Gabbana and Lebowitz — but she and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) also shared an intense kiss in her kitchen after the funeral. These two need to get another tent already!

Perhaps they could borrow a tent from Emily — if Mike (Cody Christian) hadn’t stolen it! That’s right, we also learned this week that Aria’s little brother is the one who’s been breaking into everyone’s houses. He was also the mysterious hooded gentleman who body-checked Aria into the wall! Of course, it’s still anyone’s guess as to why the mini-est Montgomery has suddenly morphed into a cat burglar…

A’s final message to Emily led the girls back to the cemetery — specifically Alison’s grave — where A had a surprise screening waiting for them. The infamous video of Ian and Alison was projected on a nearby mausoleum, but this time it played all the way through, and the girls learned that Ian didn’t kill her after all!

OK, your turn to talk:

Do you think Jason really did have something to do with Alison’s death? Do you think Mike is secretly working for A? And where the heck was Toby this week? Drop us a comment with your thoughts on this week’s episode!

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 9:10 PM on December 30, 2011  

Okay guys, calm down! Nobody knows who A is until it is revealed! The director can change things even the books! A isn’t one person it’s many people they can not do it by themselves. Don’t belive everything you read or heard cause you ever know. it’s better not to know so you can be susprised then not at all! PLL is a FABULOUS show and the more they change for better idea’s and action and adventure the more better it is. So for there on we’ll just have to wait until 97 days when A is revealed. There are alot of things that happened before Alison died and we don’t know it all but i know some people who are in the group of A. Hear they are

MONA
JASON
JENNA
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Berfore the books started we all thought that it was Toby, Ian, Jenna but minds change. Sorry if I reveal a lot to you! But this is the truth. You never know it may be more people or i make be wrong

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superfan

Posted at 11:30 AM on October 21, 2011  

Their is two allisons. When ally was born a baby was also
born. The one that was related to jason is the real allison. The other one a mental girl. the mental ally escaped from the hospital and they put the normal ally in rehab. She is A. She
is mad at the girls for being friends with the mental ally.
She knows every thing about the girls. But soon the girls will know ho A really is.

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Posted at 6:30 PM on December 1, 2011  

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Laci

Posted at 3:08 AM on August 31, 2011  

It’s Mona. Not only is it her in the books, but it’s adding up to be her on the show. She has access to hannahs phone to get the other girls numbers. Remember the lipstick on the mirror part in season 1? Hannah gave Mona the tube of lipstick either earlier in that episode, or an episode before. Mona was the one that hit Hannah at her birthday and went to the hospital to cover herself. She found alisons diary in the stuff sitting on the curb on the very first episode. It makes sense to me at least ha …

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Emily

Posted at 6:52 PM on January 1, 2012  

BOOK SPOILERS Guys i hate 2 break it but it is not mona the producers said the books were going 2 be different from the show so it isn’t mona

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babushka

Posted at 8:10 PM on August 15, 2011  

i think its awesome and i’d love to one ARIAA ONE DAY SHES SO PRETTY AND HER BF IS SO CUTE AND THEY MAKE A GOOD COUPLE. i hope i see them one day and the shows awesomeeeeeeeeee

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Susie

Posted at 6:53 AM on July 14, 2011  

I like the show but it’s a little too dramatic at times. The writers, director and studio need to kill off Torey DeVito. Torey doesn’t fit in at all. My opinion is that Torey can’t act, I hate every scene she is in. Plus you didn’t need her storyline to make the show a hit. (I know it’s from a book but director’s change things all the time.) Has anyone noticed that she has no friends, she just sits around being a victim.Please have A kill her!

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anaa

Posted at 8:03 PM on August 15, 2011  

oi you elephant , leave torey alone we all know your jealous of her just cause your not pretty as her doesnt mean you diss her looks and she got a cute bf so SHUSH

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Brandi

Posted at 4:38 PM on July 13, 2011  

DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THE PICTURE ON THE WALL IN THE SCHOOL HALLWAY WHEN HANNAH WAS TALKING TO THE FOSTER MOTHER? IT WAS A FRAMED PICTURE OF A GIRL HOLDING A POSTER BOARD THAT SAID POINT… BUT I COULD NOT MAKE OUT ANYTHING ELSE MAYBE IF U POINT AT WHAT IS STANDING IN FRONT OF IT THATS THE KILLER …HANNAH??????

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grace

Posted at 8:26 AM on July 13, 2011  

i think that they are giving away the “A” secret too fast!! I can already guess its Jenna because of the phone call about the money. I am kind of dissapointed! ANd am i the only one who cant stand garrett? I totally hate him and I hate him with Jenna. UGHHH and at first I thought Jason was the killer but not really anymore..maybe jason and ian killed her together..? OH and I am all for ezra and aria..but its getting kind of old and ezra is ruining it! :( so team JASARIA is a go.

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Ather

Posted at 11:57 PM on July 12, 2011  

I think Mike is taller than Aria. I think Jason’s suppsoed to think he killed Ali.

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