'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: The Black Swan Is Finally Revealed

Tue, June 26, 2012 9:07pm EDT by 14 Comments

Plus, a fan-favorite couple calls it quits! Needless to say, there are LOTS of spoilers ahead!

It turns out “A” really was just the beginning, as the June 26 episode of Pretty Little Liars found the girls unmasking another mysterious enemy — the infamous “Black Swan.” So which of Rosewood’s shady ladies was hiding behind those feathers?

Much to the surprise of absolutely no one, it was Melissa (Torrey DeVitto), though her reason for donning the dreaded dress did come as a surprise to Spencer (Troian Bellisario). It turns out Melissa was being blackmailed, and if she didn’t go to the masquerade ball as the swan, her tormentor would expose her fake pregnancy. Melissa also revealed that she lost her baby the day after Ian (Ryan Merriman) died.

And the good news just kept on coming, as Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) got into their biggest fight yet, resulting in a dramatic breakup. It began the way their fights always do — with Caleb calling Hanna out for not telling him, well, anything — and it ended in tears. I’m starting to think that’s why Caleb has long hair. His beautiful locks are like built-in tissues.

While everyone else in Rosewood was juggling secrets, Emily (Shay Mitchell) got a visit from Maya’s (Bianca Lawson) cousin Nate (Sterling Sulieman), who came bearing gifts. He also came with a message: “Move on!” Emily isn’t sure if he’s sticking around town or not, but I can’t imagine him leaving. He clearly has unfinished business — and for those One Tree Hill fans out there, I’m getting a major “Psycho Derek” vibe from him.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Were you surprised to learn that Melissa was the Black Swan? What business does Nate have in Rosewood? And, seriously, isn’t it about time Hanna tell Caleb what’s really going on? Drop me a comment with your best thoughts and theories! 

— Andy Swift

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sup

Posted at 2:30 AM on July 2, 2012  

i think hanna should have told caleb or should tell caleb, but at the same time im kinda glad she didnt because something could have happened to caleb if he found out

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carissa

Posted at 6:57 PM on June 28, 2012  

OMG!!!!!!!i think that hanna should of told caleb because then caleb could protect hanna and himself from a

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Anu

Posted at 5:18 PM on June 27, 2012  

Hanna shouldn’t have to tell him she is trying to help him but he makes it worse! Like your mother supposedly getting in an accident maybe it was because you where creaming at Mona and what not! But I am starting to thing Mona is still apart of the A team to be honest. Also I seriously believe that man in the suit is apart of the A team or knows something about As death! Also why wouldn’t you visit your child in the nut house even HANNA visited her and Mona tried to attack her!But I wasn’t surprised that Melissa mother new about the fake pregnancy she has been having allot of secrets lately! Wow I just cant stop for example Melissa may not be A but she certainly got evil in her!

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Lulu9009

Posted at 10:18 AM on June 27, 2012  

LOL , it showed that the Black Swan was Melissa ! ;+)

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Simona.

Posted at 6:16 AM on June 27, 2012  

I wish Hanna told Caleb the truth, but she was right not to do it. I mean, come on, His mom just had an accident and Hanna just received a picture of that, she was afraid for him, that if she told him the truth, something will happen. I was sure that Melissa was the black swan, but i never imagine the reason. Sorry for my bad enghlish :).

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hi

Posted at 9:37 AM on June 27, 2012  

why do you think she shouldn’t have told? (please answer these questions) it was his business, someone intentionally tried to hurt hi mom.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:16 AM on June 27, 2012  

She totally should have told him. The girls THINK that by keeping secrets from their loved ones, they’re protecting them — but it doesn’t actually stop bad things from happening.

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Simona.

Posted at 1:13 PM on June 27, 2012  

Yes, but when people finds out about A., they get hurt.

 
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chiklein

Posted at 9:05 AM on July 2, 2012  

i agree..Hanna should have told caleb abt it..the more they keep secrets, the more burden they get..:)

 
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Ash

Posted at 1:42 AM on June 27, 2012  

- Of course it was Melissa who was the Swan, she can be evil at times. But I do think Hanna should have just told him when she had the chance, she doesn’t deserve an apology because she kept lying to him.

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hi

Posted at 9:40 AM on June 27, 2012  

i agree with you completely on the Hana and Caleb thing. but do you believe Melissa’s story? why or why not?

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Andy Swift

Posted at 10:17 AM on June 27, 2012  

“Of course” is right. Was I the only one disappointed that the Black Swan ended up being EXACTLY who we all assumed it would be?

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lisa

Posted at 11:53 AM on June 27, 2012  

I think theres more to the story. they didnt find the whole costume. and I think melissa is protecting someone. It’s like when the killer turned out to be exactly who we thought it was (Ian) but it was only misleading us. I dont think the chapter of the black swan dress is closed for now. also shes an idiot for not telling Caleb. At least if he knows he can protect himself. They;re loved ones are constantly threatened anyways with or without telling someone. they needed to go to the police the second they started getting blackmailed again. they just dont learn

 
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chiklein

Posted at 9:09 AM on July 2, 2012  

hanna doesn’t deserved to have caleb’s apology..it’s the other way around..she should have told caleb what he deserves to know..their family does..:)

 
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