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Posted Mon, January 10, 2011 10:01pm EDT

Andy's 'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Noel Kahn Plays Beautiful Mind Games & 'A' Strikes Hanna's Family!

Mona threw another party on the Jan. 10 episode of Pretty Little Liars — but fortunately no one got hit by a car this time!

I’m not even a little bit surprised that “Noel Kahn” (Brant Daugherty) was trending on Twitter during this week’s episode: Dude. Is. Trouble. And now he’s gone from general creepster to mind-bending blackmailer, using what he knows about Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra’s (Ian Harding) affair to turn them against each other.

And speaking of Rosewood’s bad boys, Lucas (Brendan Robinson) admitted to smashing Alison’s memorial… after picking a fight with Sean (Chuck Hittinger.) Apparently Lucas isn’t as smart as he seems, and way more psychotic than we knew. (Lucas has been on my “A” watch list for a while now.)

But no one’s quite as off-their-rocker as Jenna (Tammin Sursok), who confessed to turning Toby (Keegan Allen) over to the police. She’s still lusting after her step-brother — and for a blind gal, she delivers one hell of a slap!

And “A” kept busy in the midst of all the chaos, which Hanna (Ashley Benson) learned when she and her super-hot mom (Laura Leighton) discovered someone stole thousands of dollars from their pantry.

The hour of pure intensity culminated with a new discovery. When she saw a piece of her dad’s luggage with a tag from the Hilton Head in South Carolina, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) had a wacky flashback of a time Alison (Sasha Pieterse) lied about where she went on vacation.

Looks like we’ll be going golfing next week — and if there’s anyone capable of making outrageous, threatening golf puns, it’s our girl/girls/guys/people “A.”

This week’s Pretty brilliant lines:

  1. “There weren’t a lot of options. It was either this, or “Jesus is coming. Look busy!” — Spencer on Hannah’s “Humpty Dumpty” cast sticker
  2. “My parents have been acting strange since I told them about me … Whispering, closing doors, changing the channel when Ellen comes on.” — Emily on her post-coming out home life
  3. “I want to do a surprise party. You know, ‘Welcome home, Hannah! We love you with, or without, your spleen.” — Mona, ever the social disaster
  4. “It’s like fighting a kid who needs a telethon.” — Noel talking Sean down from beating up Lucas (aka “Hermie the Hermaphrodite)

Now hit the poll below and let me know who’s on your “A” watch list. Choose as many as you want, or fill in a new option — no one ever said “A” was working alone.

— Andy Swift