‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: Two Major Baby Bombshells Are Dropped

It appears Ezra's not the ONLY one with a paternity secret in Rosewood! It's a good thing Mona (Janel Parrish) isn't living at Radley Sanitarium anymore, because they might need the extra room for Spencer (Troian Bellisario)! The normally level-headed liar started to lose her mind on the Jan. 29 episode of Pretty Little Liars -- I guess that what happens when you find out you're literally sleeping with the enemy -- and her resulting breakdown may have thrown a serious wrench in the beautiful machine that is "Ezria."

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Aria (Lucy Hale) had planned on telling Ezra (Ian Harding) about his baby on her own time — and by that, I mean she was probably never going to tell him — but “A” isn’t one to wait around forever, so he/she/they gave the situation a little nudge, leading Spencer to spill the beans. Actually, she didn’t so much spill the beans as pour the entire can onto Ezra’s head. While screaming. In public.

The episode ended with Ezra crying — I know, golden tears of beauty — and leaving to meet his son. Aria remained in the street, all alone, and wondering what’s to become of her down-low romance. And honestly, I wish I had some comforting words right about now, because things are looking super bleak.

Side note #1: Can every episode please feature a flashback to Toby (Keegan Allen) in juvie? That doo rag, that scar, that open shirt, that hint of a tough-guy accent… it was all so perfect! Totally ridiculous, yes, but also totally perfect.

Side note #2: I know Byron’s (Chad Lowe) little chat with Aria was supposed to be comforting, but honestly, all I took away was that he used to wrap her in sweaters as a baby and lived in constant fear of lighting her on fire. Real nice, dad.

Emily’s Discovery: Was Alison Pregnant With Wilden’s Baby?

I know, my mind was blown tonight, too! Emily (Shay Mitchell) received a strange notebook in the mail this week, containing cryptic back-and-forth notes between Alison (Sasha Pieterse) and CeCe (Vanessa Ray) about an unidentified “beach hottie” they had met during a trip to Cape May. Emily rendezvous’d with CeCe for more info, and ended up learning that Alison had been two weeks late during that trip — and I’m not talking about her travel schedule.

Emily took the notebook down to the police station, where her mom conveniently works now, and made yet another shocking discovery: a picture of Detective Wilden (Bryce Johnson) at Cape May! Also shocking, he was wearing all of his clothes! … But maybe that was only shocking to me.

Shocking… and incredibly disappointing.

Hanna’s ‘Pink Drink’ (Which Is Not Code For Something Gay)

Hanna (Ashley Benson) rarely gets to play solo sleuth, but when she does, it’s epic. After overhearing Paige (Lindsey Shaw) talking to Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) about planting that cow brain in Mona’s locker, Hanna decided to follow Emily’s shady lady to make sure she wasn’t planning any more stupid stunts. But she got way more than she bargained for when she found herself in the middle of a lesbian bar brawl.

She also caught Paige flirting with another girl — I thought it was Shana (Aeriél Miranda) from Pretty Dirty Secrets, but I’ve been wrong before — and even overheard them talking about kissing! (Hanna did a lot of “overhearing” this week, and everything was huge.)

Could Paige really be cheating on Emily?!

What did YOU think of this week’s episode? Will Ezra’s new son tear him and Aria apart? Is Paige really cheating on Emily? And did Detective Wilden get Alison pregnant?! Drop me a comment with your review of the episode and predictions for the weeks to come.

— Andy Swift

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