'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Melissa's Big Baby Secret Is Revealed

Tue, June 19, 2012 9:24pm EDT by 50 Comments
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Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you haven’t watched this week’s ‘Pretty Little Liars.’

Even when your whole life is crashing around you, you’re supposed to be able to rely on your family — unless, of course, you’re a Hastings, which Spencer (Troian Bellisario) learned the hard way on the June 19 episode of Pretty Little Liars. Big sis Melissa (Torrey DeVitto) finally returned to Rosewood this week, and like always, she brought along a nasty little secret.

She’d been faking her pregnancy for months! The hospital where she claimed to have been treated during her miscarriage had no records of her visit, and worse yet, their mom was in on the secret. We’re not sure exactly how long Melissa pretended to be with child, but when we do, I have “A” feeling she’ll look a whole lot more suspicious.

But that wasn’t the only Hastings family bombshell this week. Spencer’s mom announced she’ll be defending Garrett (Yani Gellman) in his upcoming murder trial, a decision that didn’t sit too well with Queen Spencer. Melissa claimed she was “indifferent” on the matter, so now I’m dying to know what happened between her and her badge-toting boy toy.

Meanwhile, the girls decided to finally call Jenna (Tammin Sursok) out for having working eyes, but she had a little revelation of her own planned: She found Emily (Shay Mitchell) standing in the middle of the road and drove her home the night Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) body went missing. So as a “thank you,” though I’m still not really sure why, the girls agreed to keep her secret.

In other news, Ella (Holly Marie Combs) and Ezra (Ian Harding) found new common ground this week: They’re both horrifically irresponsible teachers! She came clean to him about doctoring Emily’s exam, but instead of turning her into the principal, he saved her ass by taking full responsibility. Speaking of ass, am I the only one who noticed a little sexual tension between those two? Watch out, Aria (Lucy Hale)!

Hanna’s (Ashley Benson) visits to Mona (Janel Parrish) continued to drive a wedge between her and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn), so much so that he paid a solo visit to the little whack job, telling her to back off. That’s when she went straight-up bananas and screamed until he fled in fear. That Mona, what a gem.

And then there’s Lucas (Brendan Robinson). In addition to growing a beard and setting garbage-can fires — homeless much? — the little creepster has also been secretly visiting “Madhouse Mona.” He said it’s better for “everyone” if Mona stays crazy, but what do you think he meant by that? I’m more convinced he’s a member of the “A” Team than ever.

OK, we’ve got lots of new mysteries to crack here: How long do you think Melissa was faking her pregnancy, if she was ever pregnant at all? Whose body was in the freezer at the end of the episode? And, call me crazy, but do you think Ella and Ezra could have something special? Drop me a comment with your best thoughts and theories!

— Andy Swift

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tiffany

Posted at 10:23 AM on August 12, 2013  

I think melisea was never pregnant she killed alliison and thought it was all coming to an end so she decied if shes pregnant thell be easer on her. Her mom knew she killed her and thats why she was in on her fake pregnancy. But i dont think melisa is a i think aria is a. Just my thoughts

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Ze

Posted at 8:05 PM on February 9, 2013  

look every one needs to realize theres more than one “A” its not only mona

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Lucy Lakeson

Posted at 7:56 AM on January 21, 2013  

Mona is “A”. She wanted to get revenge on all of them. Spencer, Aria, and Emily stole Hanna away from her. Hanna was her only best friend. On one night, Hanna actually saw someone in the woods and she might think it was “A”. So she texts the girls: SOS. I know who “A” is. Heading to the Parking Lot. In the process, Hanna gets ran over by “A”. Coming with a text message: She knew too much. –A When Emily tells Hanna “Don’t believe in anything you hear”, that causes Hanna’s memory to return. The girls were planning to tell the cops. Spencer met “A” (Mona) on the night of the big masquerade ball. “A” drove Spencer down Floating Man’s Quarry, while telling her what happened on the night they found out about her secret. Spencer calls the others about her and they come down to Look Out Point. The girls are here and Mona tries to kill Spencer. But then, Spencer accidentally pushes Mona, leading her to her death.

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Lily Martinez

Posted at 10:35 PM on November 27, 2012  

Is melissa is a

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Erin

Posted at 6:22 PM on July 31, 2012  

Who plays Mona? She plays a creeper so well.

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Jess

Posted at 5:11 AM on March 16, 2014  

haha. Her name is Janel Parrish.

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Lis

Posted at 8:08 PM on July 7, 2012  

I think Melissa isn’t pregnant, she was faking it all this time for some reason that will come up next. I also have a feeling that she knows all the truth about Ali’s death.

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Anu

Posted at 9:28 AM on June 26, 2012  

What was the point of her even faking the pregnancy?

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haley

Posted at 3:14 PM on June 21, 2012  

in a layer there were 4 black hoodies and theres 4 girls hanna spencer aria and emily so since theres an ateam each a probably relates to each girl

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Anu

Posted at 11:08 AM on June 21, 2012  

Do you think marideth might be apart of the gang because i hav a feeling she is especially the way she looks at aria sometimes!

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Lorraine Chow

Posted at 1:41 PM on June 21, 2012  

I thought it was weird how Meredith came to the school and then disappeared. I wonder if she’ll be back ever?

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Anu

Posted at 11:02 AM on June 21, 2012  

Another question i have Andy I have seen this episode yet do you know when its airing again?

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coco

Posted at 6:39 PM on June 20, 2012  

dont you guys think it was really weird that when mona was singing in her bed she was holding a queen of hearts just after she told caleb how that card was her favorite and after she told him that he’s a lousy kisser? i’m starting to think that maybe mona has feelings for caleb or smething… and then there’s A at the end with a piano melody just the same aria and jenna where playing and the same mona was singing…
that last part with mona was really creepy if you ask me..

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:55 AM on June 21, 2012  

Super creepy! And we all know she was lying. There’s no way Caleb is a bad kisser.

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Hanna

Posted at 4:55 PM on June 20, 2012  

Melissa was never pregnant. I think she has to be the black Swan.

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Lorraine Chow

Posted at 1:42 PM on June 21, 2012  

OMG ME TOO

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michelle

Posted at 3:43 PM on June 25, 2012  

Of course she was pregnant. When Spencer and her were in a car accident season 1 finale, the doctors were monitoring the baby.

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Anu

Posted at 4:47 PM on June 20, 2012  

Andy swift I am curious as a writer do you take notes of every detail WHILE its showing then add everything up into an article or just watch it and right what you remember?

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:16 AM on June 21, 2012  

Good question! I make notes of the important stuff while I watch, then I write a little bit during each commercial break. Once the show is over, I add the rest and give it a look over.

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alex

Posted at 3:45 PM on June 20, 2012  

i think mellisa was never pregnant..and i think the person in the body bag is obviously allison! (: i love pll OMG

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Andy Swift

Posted at 4:11 PM on June 20, 2012  

Hey, it could be Maya… ;)

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Rio

Posted at 10:54 PM on June 20, 2012  

why would it be maya? they found her body on the finale of season 2, and then she was buried or hatever and NEVER heard of anything happening to her grave, as opposed to what happened to ali’s grave……….

 
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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:56 AM on June 21, 2012  

Isn’t anything possible in Rosewood? ;)

 
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shelly

Posted at 3:44 PM on June 25, 2012  

yes she was pregnant. When Spencer and her were in a car accident season 1 finale, the doctors were monitoring the baby.

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Kelly

Posted at 2:09 PM on June 20, 2012  

I cant wait to find out who thee blackswan is, i have a slight feeling that Alison is still alive and is playing games with thee girls, I mean you know Alison and her games. (:

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Andy Swift

Posted at 4:12 PM on June 20, 2012  

Or it could be that whole secret twin thing from the books.

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Eimajine

Posted at 2:07 PM on June 20, 2012  

Um has anyone else started thinking Ezra and Maya (and even Melissa’s ex-fiance) are involved? Ezra just seems too squeaky clean. I, personally, have trouble believing that Alison is even dead and now Maya is supposedly dead too? With the offer from Mona last season for Spencer to join the “A” team and the offer from “Alison” to have Emily “come with her” when she was gassed at that shed (but she had to decide “now”) it seems as though maybe there are even teams of “good A’s” and “bad A’s”? And that they recruit? Oh and it’s Alison’s fault that Jenna went blind (if she EVER did) so why should the girls still feel guilty about that?

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Posted at 11:55 AM on June 20, 2012  

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Crystal

Posted at 10:57 AM on June 20, 2012  

Here’s a fact for everyone: the song Mona sang at the end of the episode is the same song Jenna plays with her flute.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:44 AM on June 20, 2012  

Wait, really?! That’s a VERY interesting fact.

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Ashley

Posted at 1:35 AM on June 20, 2012  

1 more thing.. we know by now you can’t trust anyone! mona said it herself you can’t even trust family. nothing is a coincidence! listen to every word, look at every sign, and exclude no one!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 4:12 PM on June 20, 2012  

I don’t even trust myself anymore.

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Ashley

Posted at 1:24 AM on June 20, 2012  

let’s get 1 thing straight… mona is not the leader of the a team! she made it very clear in the last episode of last season. my suspicions are that these girls are not the only ones receiving text and threats. would it be so hard to believe that jenna lucas and the black swan are being threatened as well? maybe that is there common ground.. why else would Jenna be scared to let people know that she could see? I don’t think she’s faking it.. these girls did pull her from the fire. What reason would she have to lie to them? Although her and lucas do you have motives to be on the a team, it would be too easy to say that they were. I believe lucas knowing that Mona was a came to her to get answers just as hannah did. these 2 legitimately look worn down and terrified!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 20, 2012  

I’m starting to think Jenna has nothing to do with “A.” She seemed pretty scared when they cornered her last night. Of course, we already know she’s a good liar…

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Bonny

Posted at 3:27 PM on June 20, 2012  

Jenna is a liar bc when em was running she resived the txt from A remember me ! This episode just seems like the girls finding out Jenna can see was planed . Not only that but I have read that there is one more character from the Nat club we haven’t meet yet whit h is Jason’s ex girl friend coco is her name I am just exited to get my questions answerd finally ? Was malissa pregnant yes ,did she give birth,is Mona faking crazy, is Lucas trying to warn Hanna , y is Veronica Hastings now ok with garret , what’s the secret garret has , is Jason coming back, ????

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Stacy

Posted at 11:40 PM on June 27, 2012  

Why shouldn’t Jenna be trusted? Because she’s a lying narcissist. She was always in competition with Ali. She sexually preyed upon her step brother. She turned Toby in to the cops. She was a NAT club groupie. She set up Caleb to spy on Hannah. She trapped Emily in a barn and tried to kill her with carbon monoxide poisoning. She set up the PLL’s with the shovel that killed Ali. She set up Garret with page 4 of Ali’s autopsy report. She lied about the success of her eye surgery. She collaborated a masquerade party scandal with the stranger at the park. She kidnapped Emily and dumped her at the cemetery. If anyone is evil enough to be on the A team, it’s Jenna. The only thing she did that might not have had anything to do with A was sleep with Noel Kahn, which imo was just poor judgment.

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Kami

Posted at 12:22 AM on June 20, 2012  

@coco Jenna didn’t take Emily home. She said she saw Emily in the middle of the road drunk and she couldn’t just leave her there. But when they came to a stop light Emily jumped out of the car.

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kendra

Posted at 11:13 PM on June 19, 2012  

i doubt that the black swan was Melissa since she’s faking her pregnancy and i got a feeling that lucas is in team A and what’s up with mona

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sars

Posted at 1:36 AM on June 20, 2012  

than that would be a little obvious !! and the one thing i luv about this show is that eerything is unexpected !!!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:29 AM on June 20, 2012  

I’m suspecting Melissa more and more of being on the “A” Team now.

 
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michelle

Posted at 3:45 PM on June 25, 2012  

Melissa was pregnant. When Spencer and her were in a car accident season 1 finale, the doctors were monitoring the baby.

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coco

Posted at 10:02 PM on June 19, 2012  

i didnt understand the part where jenna took emily home after alison’s body went missing though… I thought emily called the other liars from the tomb and they came for her aid.. Can’t believe they are actually keeping her secret!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:29 AM on June 20, 2012  

I don’t think anyone can trust what Emily remembers from that night.

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Alyse

Posted at 9:28 PM on June 19, 2012  

I think Lucas, Jenna, and Melissa are part of Mona’s A team. Since Mellisa was faking her pregnancy I definetly think she could be the black swan.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:36 PM on June 19, 2012  

Good call with the Black Swan. Forgot about that ;)

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Mahi

Posted at 11:11 AM on June 20, 2012  

Thank god we find out who the blackswan is next episode!
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Andy Swift

Posted at 4:13 PM on June 20, 2012  

Spoiler alert: It’s Natalie Portman

 
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Brittany

Posted at 4:30 PM on June 20, 2012  

I don’t think Melissa wasn’t the black swan. I do think she’s involved, but if she is, she still isn’t A. There would have to be something seriously mental about her (and we already have one crazy person) for her to do any of those mean things to her sister. We have to remember A or someone working with A knocked Ian down the bell tower. Possibly that same person shot Ian and killed him – I just think Melissa would have to have a really strong reason to do those things, and if she has such a reason, we don’t know it yet.

I don’t necessarily think Melissa was faking her pregnancy very long, I’m not convinced she just didn’t give birth way early and not tell anyone about it – and only faked it until she had a better plan.

If A really is Allison, then I think her reason/motivation is something that steams from an event that we don’t really know about yet.

I kind of hate Ezra and Aria together, at first I thought it was really cute, but I get stuck on the fact that he’s supposedly in his 20′s (probably not on the younger side either) and ‘in love’ with a girl in high school. This character/relationship just gives hope to pedophiles everywhere.

 
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Brittany

Posted at 4:30 PM on June 20, 2012  

I mean I don’t think Melissa was the black swan…

 
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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:17 AM on June 21, 2012  

Good point about Aria & Ezra. I’m thinking people would be less OK with it if he wasn’t so good looking lol

 
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