Last week’s episode of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ brought the jaw-dropping reveal that Ezra was not, in fact, the oh-so-mysterious A. The Feb. 25 episode found the Liars (well, mostly Aria) dealing with the aftermath of Ezra’s betrayal, and needless to say — it wasn’t pretty.
Never a dull moment on Pretty Little Liars! “She’s Come Undone” was the perfect name for the Feb. 25 installment of this bananas show, since Aria (Lucy Hale) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) flew so far off the deep end that I was seriously hoping that that Sandlot lifeguard would show up to revive them. Also, one Liar managed to have two of her family members in the same room at the same time! It was wild! Don’t read on if you don’t want to be spoiled on the jaw-dropping reveals from tonight’s PLL.
‘Pretty Little Liars’ — Aria Runs Away While Spencer Thinks She’s ‘A’
Okay, so Spencer isn’t exactly A, but we did learn via Ezra’s massive pile of notes that Spencer wasn’t exactly innocent during the night of Alison’s disappearance. In a moment of pure, Adderall (wait, can we say it’s Adderall?) induced mania, Spencer had a flashback to the night of Alison’s disappearance, when she nearly hit the poor girl with a shovel!
Crazy. What’s even more crazy is that Mrs. DiLaurentis paid CeCe not to tell anyone that she saw Spencer fighting with her daughter, and that she’s likely been covering it up with Mr. Hastings this whole time. Why? Who the heck knows, but I’m curious to find out.
Speaking of curious people, Spencer only managed to find these notes of Ezra’s when Aria broke into his apartment and trashed the place. “He thinks that one of us did it,” Aria said in tears at the beginning of the episode, as the rest of the Liars sympathetically listened to her cries of student-teacher heartbreak. Could that someone have been Spencer?!
Clearly we won’t know who “killed” Alison — or who is A, for that matter — for quite some time, but we definitely learned that the best source for all things A-Team is still Ezra (Ian Harding). Aria found an insane amount of notes when she ransacked his apartment, where she also found the Grunwald tape that clearly stated that Alison was still alive.
Luckily, Ezra was not home when this burglary was happening, because he was too busy meeting with Random House — just, you know, one of the biggest book publishers in the universe — to finalize plans for his book deal. (ASIDE: Does anyone else find it questionable that Random House would be cool with statutory rape and terrorizing innocent teenagers for the sake of a freaking true crime novel? I mean, can you say LAWSUIT?! Quick, someone call a Hastings!)
By the end of the episode, Aria had run away — which sucks, because Spencer currently needs her more than ever. No one — not Toby (Keegan Allen), nor either of Spencer’s parents, who managed to appear in the same room at the same time which literally never happens on this show — is being particularly helpful as she deals with her crippling paranoia and drug withdrawal, and Toby wouldn’t even accept her cronut. Lame. I can’t even blame her for going back to those pills A gave her, because I’d be bugging out too if my boyfriend spurned my cronut advances.
‘PLL’ — Paily Runs Into Trouble As Hanna Kisses Everyone
Meanwhile, both Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) managed to remain semi-normal in the face of Ezra-gate, which was a relief. Hanna spent the episode running back and forth between sexy Detective Holbrook and sexy Travis what’s-his-face, which was fine by me due to the eye candy, but also a tad bit boring. Though I’m actually glad that Holbrook denied her kiss, as it’s good to know that at least one adult man in Rosewood isn’t into dating high school girls.
Emily’s romantic issues were a bit more… complicated. She’s still in the difficult situation of being the only one in semi-direct communication with Alison — via Shana — and she has to hide this all from Paige, AKA the most normal significant other on the show. Paige (rightfully) became fed up with Emily’s secrecy and lack of post-school availability, so Emily finally did the unthinkable and actually trusted her; letting her know that Alison was alive.
Emily revealed to Paige that she needed to send a huge wad of cash to “A.D. Incorporated” — great name, bro — and Paige, of course, took this opportunity to mail a letter saying that Alison was alive. Oops! Good luck not getting thrown down an elevator shaft or off of a train, Paige. Paily ended the night on a negative note, as Emily told Paige that she didn’t like ultimatums when it came to their relationship, but I truly hope that these two crazy kids make it work. Because seriously, no disrespect to Toby, but now that Caleb is gone Paige is by far the most stable significant other on this show.
What did you think of the episode, HollywoodLifers? Did you miss Ezra? Were you as shocked as I was to see two parents in the room at the same time? Could Spencer have actually hurt Alison? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy