'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Lucas Returns To Rosewood… With A New Secret

Mon, January 16, 2012 9:23pm EST by 14 Comments
Courtesy of ABC Family

Come on, you knew the show’s #1 hermaphrodite couldn’t stay away for long! But can he really be trusted?

Understandably shaken after her close encounter with death last week, Hanna (Ashley Benson) spent most of the Jan. 16 episode of Pretty Little Liars on high alert. And even with Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) and his beautiful new haircut by her side, she still said she wanted to vomit every time her phone rang. Gross.

Hanna’s paranoia was justified when Lucas (Brendan Robinson) broke into her house. In the middle of the night. In a thunderstorm. But instead of attacking her like she — and the viewers — assumed he would, Lucas got super weepy and started ranting about all this money he lost on a bet. It turns out he only skipped town to make back that money, which he stole from Caleb.

Meanwhile, Emily (Shay Mitchell) tried to pick up where she left off with Maya (Bianca Lawson), sexy phone calls and all, but a mysterious caller kept bugging Emily’s ganja-loving lady. Maya later revealed that she hooked up with someone else while she was away (which would be fine, since Emily also enjoyed Paige’s company) except that Maya’s hookup was — wait for it — a dude! Doesn’t she know the #1 rule of being a lesbian?! NO DUDES!

Desperate to find out where Jenna (Tammin Sursok) disappeared to, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) decided to poke around Rosewood’s blind rehab center. But even after befriending a visually impaired hottie — a major trade-up from Toby (Keegan Allen), if you ask me — all she did was find out that Jenna is “nice.” That is, until she swiped the center’s guest book, proving Garrett (Yani Gellman) signed Jenna out the night of Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) murder. Can anyone say Exhibit “A?” (See what I did there?)

As for Aria (Lucy Hale) and her new buddy Holden, it turns out he’s no threat to “Ezria” whatsoever. In fact, he might just be their secret weapon! He told Aria he wants to help her cover up her relationship with Ezra (Ian Harding) because she’s not the only one with secrets to keep from her parents. (Dun, dun, dun!)

I might be jumping to conclusions here, but am I the only one assuming Holden’s big secret is that he’s gay? He’s awfully eager to have Aria as a beard, and let’s be honest, we all know how well things worked out when Lucas helped keep Hanna and Caleb together. Straight guys in Rosewood don’t do those kinds of favors for nothing. Except Toby. But that’s because he’s a doormat.

OK, fellow liars, let’s figure this all out: What could Holden’s big secret be? Is Lucas really not a threat anymore? And how much do you want to bet that we know the guy Maya hooked up with? Hit the comments section with your best PLL theories!

— Andy Swift

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yisel

Posted at 2:13 PM on January 29, 2012  

i’m i the only one who thinks the guy maya hooked up with is HOLDEN?? come on guys this make sence!!!

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Ather

Posted at 1:04 AM on January 17, 2012  

People really thought Lucas was bad? Weird. Guess they forgot Lucas was out of town when A took Ian’s body. Maya might be bisexual. Does A really have a helper? Doubtful. Hired grunts, sure, but A’s a solo act. A clearly can’t play nice with others. Nor would A trust others.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 1:19 AM on January 18, 2012  

Wait… Lucas IS bad! Isn’t he? That ridiculous explanation he gave about gambling didn’t make any sense. He’s a bad dude.

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d8mtr

Posted at 11:44 PM on January 16, 2012  

LOL. I see Im not the only one who has the hots for the blind guy..I hope that wasn’t his only scene and get to see him more in the upcoming episodes. :P
But overall I found the epi quite boring. I already figured Lucas had nothing to do with A, so the scene lost all creepiness when I found it was Lucas at Hanna’s place.
Im not into this Holden guy at all n Im glad neither is Aria, he cant compete with Mr Fitz anyway.
The grossest scene was those slimy “live baits” in the girls’ take-out. Ewww..Im glad I wasn’t eating anything while watching.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 1:19 AM on January 18, 2012  

The worms were pretty gross… but also pretty random. I was hoping for a bigger climax :-/

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yisel

Posted at 2:15 PM on January 29, 2012  

the blind guy is SO HANDSOME!!! i want to see more of him too!!

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Angel

Posted at 10:22 PM on January 16, 2012  

I don’t know what to think anymore. They keep throwing curveballs. They have been consisten with Jenna, though. And that guy Spencer talked to was so gorgeous oh my gosh. She needs to dump Toby for him ASAP! And I don’t think Maya is really a lesbian. Maybe bisexual at best, but I can’t see her and Emily lasting for the rest of the season.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:40 PM on January 16, 2012  

I’m with you on the Toby situation. TEAM BLIND GUY!

Also, re: Holden — A bisexual character would make things pretty interesting. Although, now that Maya’s dabbling in both worlds, we may already have one.

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char

Posted at 9:55 PM on January 16, 2012  

TOTALLY GAY

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char

Posted at 9:56 PM on January 16, 2012  

sorry. HOLDEN is totally gay. lol

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Freddy19

Posted at 9:38 PM on January 16, 2012  

Jenna is my favorite!!!!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:45 PM on January 16, 2012  

Then you must have been pretty bummed this week :-/

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Crazycelebs_live

Posted at 10:14 PM on January 16, 2012  

Wait I missed it :(

 
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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:34 PM on January 16, 2012  

She just wasn’t on it this week.

 
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