Since Maya is dead, Emily goes for second-choice Paige, asking her to go with her to the Katy Perry movie. But Emily has to cancel and also has to work at Jenna’s party as a waitress in a clip-on tie. That would have been a perfect opportunity for a scene where Paige gets a real tie and puts it on Emily, but the show did not seek to please its lesbian fans with what would have been a sweet, simple moment. Instead, the writers bring back Crazy Paige who acts a fool and makes herself completely undesirable. After Emily gives Paige the flask from which she was drinking the night she ended up in the graveyard, Paige ends up drunk and belligerent.
But hey, we still like her better than Maya. The scene where she freaked out on Jenna, broke things, and stuck her fingers in all the cupcakes was the highlight of the night. Honorable mention for the scene where Aria tricked her old photography teacher by ruining her equipment. Now Aria has a new job, as well as evidence against this season’s second Red Herring, Lucas. Good job, Aria. There’s some Ezra stuff where he buys Aria a new camera, is poor, and has a new job, blahblahblah, die Ezra. Why are you still on this show? STILL? Spencer is still acting crazy, stalking Garrett’s hospitalized and comatose mother for information. She finds a message hidden in the mother’s wristband. Garrett has been using his visitation to pass notes to someone else. The note says that the proof is with “April Rose.” Dun dun dunnnn. This was a transitory, normal episode with some fun moments. Not the best though.
Episode grade: B