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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: The Girls Believe Charles Is Still Alive

Tue, July 14, 2015 9:55pm EDT by Avery Thompson Add first Comment

Seriously, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is dropping shocking twists each and every week! On the July 14 episode, the girls realized that Charles may not be dead and gone after all.

There are only a few more episodes left until the summer finAle of Pretty Little Liars, and the show is setting up one heck of a showdown. On the July 14 episode, the girls began investigating Lesli (Elizabeth McLaughlin), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) rekindled their romance, Mona (Janel Parrish) revealed shocking new information and the girls realized that Charles might still be alive and kicking.

The hunt for more “A” clues was on, and Spencer had her eye on Lesli. Emily wasn’t so sure that Lesli could have done all the crAzy stuff on her own, but Spencer believe Lesli had a motive: Lesli thought they killed Bethany. Hanna showed up and wanted a plan. “A” was still out there, after all.

Hanna wasn’t wasting any time; she was busy digging hard on Lesli. Caleb stopped by her house, and she gave him the serious cold shoulder. Seriously, you could feel a gust of icy wind after their exchange. Why the attitude, Hanna? Caleb was just trying to be a caring, attentive boyfriend. 

Meanwhile, Dean — also known as Kol from The Vampire Diaries — showed up to Spencer’s house just because he was “in the hood.” Okay. And I casually peruse the Cody Christian tag on tumblr just because I’m “in the hood.”

While Hanna was having a total ‘tude, Caleb was helping out Sarah. She didn’t know who Kimye was. Bless. She started asking about Alison. She had been dressed in her clothes while she was in the dollhouse; it would be nice to know the girl Charles/”A” was obsessed with.

That Darn Lesli

This new chick named Nicole came to The Brew asking about Emily. Apparently they’d worked together in Haiti. She also knew nothing about what had happened to Emily over the past eight months. Girl, you have some catching up to do. Emily showed up, and Nicole had a post-graduation offer for her in Thailand. Because Rosewood is actually the worst, Emily said she was in. Not sure “A” will want to follow her across the world. Good thinking, Em.

Emily and Aria did some digging the junk yard. Aria just so happened to find a doll that looked exactly like her with a knife in her eye. Jesus. Meanwhile, Spencer and Hanna rummaged through Lesli’s car. They found like a bajillion “grandma glasses,” ones without prescriptions. Lesli had been fooling them all. They also found four animal cages big enough to house fully grown humans.

The current state of Caleb and Hanna’s relationship was taking a toll on the swoonworthy Caleb. “I just feel like I’ve lost her,” Caleb told Ashley. He didn’t mean to smother Hanna; he was just trying to help her. AW! Ashley told him not to give up, and Caleb came up with a good plan to rekindle the Haleb flame. He told Hanna to get rid of her nasty attitude and kissed her like there was no tomorrow. All that pent up anger Hanna was holding in melted away, and Haleb had a HOT makeout session.  

A Declaration Of Love

Keeping in romance territory, Ezra stopped by Aria’s house to give her the application for the photo contest she’d left at The Brew. He wrote her a recommendation. Swoon. He caught sight of the ratchet doll, and Aria lied to him. Why, Aria, why? Also, how could you not wrap your arms around Ezra and kiss him? (I’m missing #EZRIA, guys.)

Dean showed up at Spencer’s house and was pissed she’d skipped a meeting. But more importantly, he wanted to confess his feelings for her. He told her that he couldn’t see her anymore. “Every time I’m near you I want to grab you and kiss you,” he said. OMG. He knew she had a boyfriend, but he didn’t care. They almost kissed. ALMOST.

After running around Rosewood, Emily came home and found Sarah scrubbing the floor. She had a cut on her face and scrapes on her arm. A car had knicked her earlier. After showing Sarah Lesli’s car, Emily came to the conclusion that Lesli had hit Sarah. She promised Sarah that she would protect her. Later, she basically told Nicole that she had feelings for Sarah.

We Need To Talk About Charles

Aria, Hanna and Spencer went to the science lab that Lesli worked at to do some investigating. One of their first discoveries: realizing they’d been chipped. Hanna went into a room and found dozens of animals housed in cages. She let the raccoon out. Are you insane, Hanna? The raccoon literally trapped Spencer and Hanna in the room. Maybe the rAccoon is “A.” When Aria walked in, a newly-freed rat jumped on her. I would have died.

Mona showed up, and the girls weren’t happy about it. They thought she was working for “A.” However they’d gotten Lesli all wrong. She wasn’t mad at the girls because of what happened to Bethany; Lesli actually hated Bethany. They’d been in Radley together. Lesli had only heard of Charles once. The night Bethany escaped from Radley, Charles did too. Charles was likely still ALIVE.

Spencer, always ready to debate, said they had a picture of “A” in a hoodie, and it wasn’t a guy. “If you caught ‘A’ in photo, it’s because ‘A’ wanted to be caught,” Mona said. PREACH, girl, PREACH. Charles was probably still out there plotting his next move, bringing them back to square one.

Spencer went to a meeting and longingly looked at Dean’s seat. Aria went by The Brew and found Ezra happily chatting it up with Nicole. When Emily went home, she crawled into bed with Sarah and they kissed! It was actually a full-on makeout session. Over in the woods, Mr. D was digging up Charles’ grave to bury the creepy birthday letter he’d found on his car earlier. “You should plan a party to die for. Just you,” part of the letter read. Mr. D, you’re in trouble.

HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Pretty Little Liars? Still freaking out about Charles? Let me know!

— Avery Thompson