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'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Emily Drops The L-Bomb & Hanna Starts Sexting

Mon, January 30, 2012 9:20pm EDT by Andy Swift 30 Comments
Courtesy of ABC Family

Lesbians, ‘love,’ and of course, lies! This week’s episode was clearly brought to you by the letter L.

Kate (Natalie Hall) and her epic back fat returned to Rosewood on the Jan. 30 episode of Pretty Little Liars, and it took about two seconds for Spencer (Troian Bellisario) to put her in her place. But it was Hanna (Ashley Benson) who got sweet revenge when a nudie photo of Kate was sent to everyone in her address book. There’ll be hell to pay next week, so can we all just enjoy it for now?

(Side note: Hanna also decided to come clean with Caleb [Tyler Blackburn] about her mom stealing money last season. Is she out of her mind? I give it two weeks before that comes back to bite her in the hefty hiney.)

And Kate wasn’t the only surprise guest in Rosewood this week; Emily’s mom (Nia Peeples) also stopped by, though her visit got real tense real fast. She took Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Maya (Bianca Lawson) out for dinner, but Maya’s incessant weed jokes — which I found both hilarious and endearing, BTW — didn’t sit well with Mama Fields.

But Maya made up for any meal-time awkwardness by dropping the L-bomb amidst a magic flurry of lights and crystals. Halfway through the scene, I was convinced someone had slipped me some sort of lesbian-flavored hallucinogen. And I was totally fine with that.

Meanwhile, Aria (Lucy Hale) and Holden’s (Shane Coffey) little arrangement got complicated when their fake date accidentally became a real one. And it all began when he remembered her favorite kind of pizza. Am I the only one who thinks she should just forget about Mr. Fitz and go out with Holden? Would it be so terrible if she settled for someone her own age? It’s not like he’s ugly or something!

And is Ezra (Ian Harding) saying “sayonara” to Rosewood? He got a fancy new job offer in Louisiana — and not-so-coincidentally, his recommendation came from Byron (Chad Lowe)!

So what did you think of this week’s PLL? What’s up with Allie’s fake ID? Should Aria ditch Ezra for Holden? And can we officially crown Emily and Maya the greatest couple on TV? See you in the comments!

— Andy Swift

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