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'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: 'A' Tries To Kill Jenna In A Fire — Again

Mon, March 5, 2012 9:13pm EDT by Andy Swift 44 Comments

Seriously, what is it with Jenna and fires? And even worse: Why am I starting to like her?

Jenna (Tammin Sursok) returned to Rosewood with a bang on the March 5 episode of Pretty Little Liars — and not just because she got caught in Jason’s (Drew Van Acker) house as it literally exploded. She also appears to have totally brainwashed Toby (Keegan Allen), who looked like he was about to slap Spencer (Troian Bellisario) during their intense encounter at school.

But does this mean Jenna can’t be “A”? Someone sent her a text, pretending to be Jason, to lure her into his house before it exploded. There’s no way Jenna could have somehow orchestrated that, right? The last shot of the rubble revealed a badge, so my money’s on Garrett (Yani Gellman). After all, he was super peeved at her for leaving town a few episodes ago — and as a rule of thumb, I don’t trust guys who spend their free time staring at young girls from a distance while nomming on M&M’s.

While Spencer and Emily (Shay Mitchell) looked through Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) belongings for clues, Aria (Lucy Hale) spent the hour getting dirt on her from Duncan (Lachlan Buchanan), who also happens to be the most handsome pilot to ever grace Rosewood’s friendly skies. He apparently flew Alison back to Pennsylvania after her infamous trip to Hilton Head, meaning she was in town hours before the girls thought she was.

Meanwhile, Ezra (Ian Harding) discovered something I’ve been waiting for him to find all season: His backbone! He stood up to Ella (Holly Marie Combs) and Byron (Chad Lowe) after they basically told him to leave town and forget about Aria. They’re so not Ezria shippers.

But the award for “saddest moment of the night” goes to Emily, who read a heartfelt letter from Maya (Bianca Lawson) after receiving a text from her. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, which really must be true — because I want Maya back in Rosewood. Like, right now!

OK, kids, we’ve only got two more episodes this season, so let’s figure some stuff out: Have you scratched Jenna off your “A” suspect list? Was Garrett the one who set the fire? And what’s the deal with Maya’s vague text? Hit up the comments section with your best theories!

— Andy Swift

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