The season finale of Pretty Little Liars was heavy on the action. It does not get an A, because Mr. Fitz did not get caught, In fact, everything worked out swimmingly for him. He got a job teaching at Hollis, and his ex-fiancé, Jackie, is also teaching there. Sure, Aria is mad at him because he didn’t tell her about that Jackie’s presence at Hollis, but Aria is so pathetic, it won’t be long before she crawls right back to him. Apparently, the deceit was tantamount to lying. Stupid Aria. We can’t believe she thought Ezra was honest before. He was deceiving everyone by dating her. We guess he’s never getting called to the carpet for that, so we’re just going to have to let it go.
Anyway, onto things that don’t annoy us. The girls asked Jenna for the truth. Jenna said that she promised Alison that she wouldn’t tell anyone how she became blind as long as Alison kept the video (of Jenna forcing Toby to root her) under wraps. Alison got this tape from Ian at Hilton Head. Jenna threatened to tell the parents that Toby raped her if he didn’t sleep with her, and this threat was caught on tape by creeping Ian. We loved Spencer’s angry face directed right at Jenna for turning Toby into a freak. Spencer bought a pre-paid, untraceable, anonymous phone to text Ian “I have Ali's video.” She offered him money in exchange for the flash drive so it would throw his suspicions off the girls, because they would only be after the truth, right? Then the girls invited Garrett, their cop friend, to go to the drop spot with them and arrest Ian. But Ian sent a delivery boy to make the drop for him. Also, it was revealed that Garrett is not on the girls’ side. He is romantically involved with Jenna and seems to know about the tapes. He’s also a bad cop for not arresting Ezra Fitz. UGHHHHH.
Lucas is back from the beyond! And his hair has grown, so he’s less dorky-looking. He figured out, via eavesdropping, that Mona destroyed Caleb’s love letter to Hanna. So, even though (because?) he loves Hanna, he drove to retrieve Caleb for her. We will see how that turns out. Emily’s mom is potentially moving them to Texas to be closer to her father for one year. This means it is possible that the show could skip forward a year or Emily won’t be there in the premiere in June. We don’t think either option is wise and we hope the mom’s plan falls through. Spencer napped and read with Toby (adorably) before she took off for the adventure.
Spencer had to go pick her sister up at a church because Ian didn’t show, and she got in a car accident. Melissa’s demon baby might not live. Spencer went back to the church to get Melissa’s phone, and things got all Hitchcock, real fast. Ian was there and they battled. He tried to throw Spencer down the bell tower to stage a suicide, but some guy (A?) in a hoodie showed up and pushed Ian down there instead. Ian’s body hung in ropes near the ground, and one was around his neck. When the cops arrived, the body was gone.
Let’s hope the show stays good in its second season. It gave us enough closure to be a good season finale, but not enough so that there’s nothing to tune in for this summer.
Episode grade: B+
Pretty Little Liars returns on June 14th and starts airing on a new night, Tuesdays. We can't wait.