The Remains of the A
This show subjected us to a montage of Aria taking Ezra’s picture. Ugh. Hanna and Spencer’s plan to leave a note for A was brilliant. Unfortunately, Agent Wilden still exists. Whyyyy? Hanna’s lies not only broke up her relationship with Caleb, they are threatening Spencer and Toby. Toby was the most boring, morose date anyway. Good thing you’re hot, Toby. We weren’t quite sure WHY Hanna needed a fake date for the party. She ended up sneaking off anyway. She could have gone stag and just socialized, leaving her mom with Ted. It’s so sad that Ashley Marin feels like she’s not good enough for the pastor. Yeah, she’s make mistakes, but any pastor worth his salt would agree with Hanna: Who hasn’t made mistakes? Ted seems real and we hope/know it’s not over between him and Ashley.
The drama with Ezra having a drawer full of cash was just annoying. We wish he had actually done something bad, rather than just sold an antique car. That would have at least been interesting. He doesn’t have half the mystery Holden does. That rave stamp is kind of a cool symbol. PLL superfans, we expect you to have those tattoos as soon as it’s legal for you to get them. We were shocked that Spencer had such a meltdown when the murderer turned out to be Garrett. We guess she really needs someone to blame for all the madness, as well as knowledge that the murderer isn’t still out there. Of course she’s still out there, Spencer. Of course it’s not Garrett. Spencer was a decent crier, acting-wise. This one was a little slow and meandering for us, but we liked the focus on Spencer’s craziness.
Episode grade: B-
Wait, this is the first Pretty Little Liars episode called “Crazy”? That’s not right. Ern has never played with a Ouija board, but Leeard has (Ern: “Ooooh scary.” Leeard: “Yes, maam”). Ern has done that Bloody Mary thing a thousand times, but no Bloody Mary ever shows up. Disappointing. We love this new bitch! It’s the next best thing to having Ali on the show, and we can’t since she’s dead/A. We also got to meet Alison’s father. He’s not a Hanna fan. Emily tries and fails to give Hot Black Guy the scoop on Creepy Jenna. Ugh, just spit it out, Emily!
Ted is dating Ella Montgomery instead of Ashley now, and they are not clicking. This just goes to show that sometimes a saint needs a sinner. For luuuuuuurve. (Those last sentences are what happens when Leeard goes out of town.) Coffee guy is HOT, Ella. Getcha some. Having Aria and Hanna sneak into the insane asylum was a thing of brilliance. Mona is so gorgeous. We couldn’t believe she escaped and all she did with her freedom was brush a doll’s face. At least you found your tweezers, Hanna. But then she revealed all sorts of awesome secret codes!! Spencer is such a good sister, saving Jason like that.
I think we’ve established in this post that Ern sucks with names. Leeard, come hoooooome.
Episode grade: B+