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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: The Girls Unlock Maya’s Secret Website

Tue, July 31, 2012 10:09pm EDT by Andy Swift 27 Comments
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Plus, Emily learns more about ‘that night’ and the girls basically trade boyfriends for a week.

I know I can’t talk to the dead or anything, but I’m pretty sure Maya (Bianca Lawson) was rolling her in grave during the July 31 episode of Pretty Little Liars. Not only did Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) help the girls hack into her personal website, but Emily (Shay Mitchell) also spent the hour getting cozy with a certain red-headed ex-girlfriend. All together, I’d say it was not the best week for Rosewood’s ageless ghost.

OK, let’s start with the website: Much to Hanna’s (Ashley Benson) dismay, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) enlisted Caleb’s help to break into Maya’s mysterious website — “Maya Space,” as she so cleverly called it — and got a lot more than she bargained for. Seriously, I can’t be the only person who saw major sparks flying between Spencer and Caleb during their little hacking adventure. They’re both smart and sassy with beautiful, flowing locks. The only bad part about Caleb and Spencer potentially hooking up, as a friend pointed out to me on Twitter, is their couple name: “Cancer.”

Hanna also found herself in a surprising position this week: defending Mona (Janel Parrish)! With a little help from Wren (Julian Morris), she petitioned to have the “A” Team’s leader stay in Rosewood, rather than have her transferred to a larger mental health facility out of town. Don’t you think it’s weird that Spencer and Hanna basically swapped boys this week? Just sayin’…

Meanwhile, somewhere in the woods, Paige (Lindsey Shaw) dropped a big ol’ bomb on Emily (Shay Mitchell): They were together the night Alison’s body disappeared! Apparently Emily showed up (schwasted!) on Paige’s doorstep, kissed her, then disappeared. But rather than staying mad at her for keeping that secret for so long, Emily kissed Paige — again! — and joined her for some late-night synchronized swimming. (And no, that’s not lesbian code. They really swam together. In a pool.)

Lastly, Aria (Lucy Hale) took a major step in her relationship with Ezra (Ian Harding) this week by meeting his mother — a decision she immediately regretted when she finally got some one-on-one time with her. “Crazy” doesn’t even begin to describe this woman, who actually attempted to pay Aria to stop dating her son. She’s like the devil … if the devil was super fancy and wore form-fitting pantsuits.

Other points worth “A” closer look:

>>> How creepy is Maya’s cousin, Nate? Seriously, I can’t tell if he wants to hug Emily or strangle her. Either way, she and Paige better watch their backs!

>>> Toby (Keegan Allen) needs to stop sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. He got super uppity with Spencer this week, and I see nothing but bad things in his future if he keeps meddling. 

So… What kinds of secrets do you think are hidden on ‘Maya Space?’ Are you as suspicious of Nate as I am? And how do you feel about Emily getting close to Paige again? Drop me a comment with all your thoughts and predictions!

— Andy Swift

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