Who came back from the dead? Which couple called it quits? And who is the girl in the red coat? Spoilers ahead!
To say the March 19 season finale of Pretty Little Liars was the most mind-blowing episode of the series to date would be a grAve understatement. After sorting through a few confusing revelations — one of the biggest being that Spencer (Troian Bellisario) was the person who kidnapped Malcolm last week — the girls decided they could finally trust Spencer again. So they joined pretty little forces to take down Mona (Janel Parrish) and unmask the girl in the red coat. And she turned out to be…
Alison (Sasha Pieterse)!
Yes, the long-dead friend of the liars turned out to be not-so-dead after all. Spencer, Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Mona all claim they saw her, shortly after the girls were trapped in a house fire. And considering Aria (Lucy Hale) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) were willing to believe them, I’m thinking it might have actually been her!
Aria & Ezra Break Up — Again!
I know it feels like Aria and Ezra (Ian Harding) reach their emotional breaking points every week — and, to be fair, maybe they really do — but this time, their breakup felt real. Ezra needed the substitute teaching position, and the only way he could do it was if he stopped seeing Aria for good.
“I love you just as much as I always have, and that’s why I want you to take this job,” she told him through tears.
“I love you,” he replied. More tears.
This might have been Ezria’s saddest weekly breakup yet! I wonder if their breakup on the fourth season premiere this June will be even sadder.
Toby Is Alive!
Remember when Spencer found that body in the woods and thought it was Toby (Keegan Allen)? Then the police found that same body in the woods, and the girls agreed it was Toby? Well, apparently they were all wrong, because Toby showed his pretty little face this week during a diner meet-up with Mona. Only it wasn’t Mona — it was Spencer!
The newly reunited — and totally alive — “Spoby” retreated to a nearby motel, where they did the only thing we really want “Spoby” to ever do: They humped like bunnies! And yes, they took their black hoodies off. Let’s not be crazy now.
Later, when the girls ambushed Mona, Toby helped Spencer escape the house before it was set on fire. But a chance meeting in the woods left him unconscious, and holding the lighter that started the fire! Something tells me there’ll be more juvenile hall — but hopefully less do-rags — in Toby’s future.
What’s In The Trunk?
I’m still not sure where Jenna (Tammin Sursok) has been all this time, but she returned to Rosewood this week — and she brought friends! Throughout the course of the episode, it was revealed that she has strong connections to Shana (Aeriel Miranda) and Melissa (Torrey DeVitto). To make things even more complicated, the girls all have ties to Detective Wilden (Bryce Johnson), as well!
At the end of the episode — after all the red-coat madness — the girls found Wilden’s car, recently pulled from the lake. Along with the footage of Hanna’s mom hitting Wilden with her car, there was also footage of Jenna and Shana retrieving his body from the scene of the crime!
And when the girls got yet another mysterious text from “A,” they popped the trunk to discover… well, we don’t know yet. That’s one revelation they’re saving for the fourth season premiere this June.
HollywoodLifers, what did we all just witness?! Do you think Alison is really alive? Are Jenna, Melissa and that no-good Shana really working with Wilden? And what the heck is in the trunk?! Drop me a comment with your best theories, because honestly, I’m fresh out.
— Andy Swift
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