Aria seems to handle her family pretty well. It’s her wardrobe and love life that suffer. Is anyone else sick of the feather extensions that are popular right now? Aria hasn’t worn them for a few weeks, but she reminds us of them every time we see her.
The big event this week was the Liars confessing A’s existence to Therapist Anne. This turned out just like most of us predicted: Therapist Anne is in trouble, and probably dead. We wish we could have seen more of Anne’s reaction to A’s BS. What’s the fun of having someone else find out if we don’t get to see how horrified they are? We can’t wait until next week to find out how Anne was killed. Also, what is with this show and not letting people give pertinent information over the phone?! How hard would it have been for Therapist Anne to be like "I know who A is. Meet me at my office right now. Oh by the way, A is Caleb, so stay away from him." Obviously we're being facetious about Caleb being A, but you guys understand our point.
Anyway, Anne’s speech was true, but totally uncalled for in the situation. A was a top secret thing, and she went and talked about cyberbullying. It’s an apropos topic for teens watching (and is helping make PLL a socially-redeemable show!), but it was totally wasted on the Liars’ school. But still. Being mean to people over technology is cowardly, permanent, low class, and unintelligent.
Maya came back, and we’ve decided that we don’t like her. She was a teensy bit weird during her dinner with Emily, we thought. Both of Emily’s other flames are more interesting than Maya.
Hanna. Oh Hanna. You were verbally, directly warned by Kate that Kate was going to try to mess with you, but you still fell for the “let’s be friends/here, have a drink from me” ploy. The worst part about this subplot is that everyone knew exactly what was going to happen with Hanna and the dress the second Kate offered her alcohol (or earlier), but we were all powerless to stop her. Hanna deserved what she got for being dumb. Her dad was totally uncool to throw her out just for barfing, though.
We know where Hanna gets her balls and wit now: Her awesome grandma who just doesn’t give a hoot. She actually said that she needed to go to the restroom to “wipe the dew from her lily” in this episode. Yeah, that just got said. Gross, but amazeballs. That honestly sounds like something Ern would say to Leeard to gross her out rather than something you would hear on ABC Family.
We want to get a tattoo that says, “What would Spencer do?” and act accordingly. With her dad acting more and more sketchy every week, it’s all Spencer can do to keep him and Toby from getting into it, let alone advise her dad not to break the law as an attorney. Jeez. Apparently the DiLaurentis family has some dirt on Mr. Hastings that they held over his head to get him to fabricate a family will. Also, that’s just what we need, right? More dishonest attorneys on TV. (Not all of them are liars, believe it or not.)
We only have one more episode for the summer, so enjoy it.
Episode Grade: B+