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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pretty Little Liars- The Lady Killer

By JJ Duncan http://www.zimbio.com (Ashley Benson) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The episode opened with a disturbing scene for everyone who loves people who are close to Hanna Marin. It’s full of ambulances and body bags. Spencer and Aria are comforting Hanna, who is crying hysterically. IS IT CALEB? Or her mom? A cop is questioning Emily, who looks like she’s in shock. She tells the cop that she knew the deceased. Hopefully it’s Nate, since the cop is talking to Emily, and Hanna is just crying so hard because she was in danger or saw something awful. Is it Ali’s body in the bag? Two days earlier, jury selection for Garrett’s trial is going on, and all the reporters are stalking Emily because she dated the victim.

Spencer, Aria, and Hanna are planning to tell Emily about the earring. Aria is wearing a blue skirt that looks like half of a tacky Halloween costume. Emily arrives and doesn’t take the news well. Paige and Spencer confront each other in the school hallway. What we wouldn’t give to see those two physically fight. It’s an important finale and all the girls should be focused on A, so naturally, Aria has some Ezra drama to deal with and steal her away from the main plotline. Maggie confirms that Malcolm is Ezra’s baby. Aria needs to tell Ezra immediately. No amount of money from the Fitzgeralds is worth a kid not having his dad, first of all, so how could keeping the secret be good for the kid? And second of all, Aria should be loyal to her boyfriend, not his ex.

When we saw Caleb’s gun, we thought Hanna was crying in the future because Caleb was arrested for having it and possibly shooting Nate. As much as we don’t think Toby and Spencer should be together much longer, their reunion was pretty sweet. YES. Spencer and Toby sexytime. Spencer loses her virginity. It was sweet, overly romanticized, and probably not a healthy message for the tween audience watching it (that having sex when you are high-school aged is acceptable and normal), but we liked it anyway. Kids, it’s not really like that. The guy you sleep with probably won’t have that bangin’ of a body either. His job won’t be to work out 24/7. It's just TV. Hot, blessed TV.

Emily decides to escape her friends and the reporters by going to an isolated cabin with Nate. Emily, why would you go on vacation with Nate, a boy who likes you, but you don’t like back? Putting aside the fact that he is creepy and clearly not Maya’s cousin, that’s just a bad position in which to put yourself. Emily’s mom should have insisted on coming. She doesn’t know this guy and her daughter is still a teenager! Holy Moly, the phone call Emily got was scary. That night in the cabin, Emily realizes that Nate is actually Maya’s stalker/boyfriend from camp. We knew it! We bet a whole lot of other people did too. Nate has concocted a long-running plan to kidnap Paige and kill her in front of Emily. And lesbians: that’s why you should never suddenly turn straight on your girlfriends.

The other girls are distracted by a text telling them to meet A by Ali’s grave. No one shows up, and they realize that they need to find Emily. Who else was surprised when Emily stabbed Nate in the lighthouse? During their fight, we thought Caleb would come in and save her. But clich├ęs die on this show. Well done, PLL. That was bad ass. Maya is avenged! Then gunshot. WHAT?!! This show is so good. Nate shoots Caleb with his own gun right before dying. Caleb is going to be fine; we know it. Thank the Lord the Maya and Nate storyline is over.

The A team had a plan to frame Paige, but Nate foiled it. Mona escapes from the mental institution. The creepy A lair is back! We can’t believe Toby was the betrAyer, but we love it and it makes sense. He’s always been a little weird. For some reason though, we keep thinking that Toby isn’t really with the A team. He is infiltrating them for information. He seems to really love Spencer. Maybe we’re just in denial. We think the whole lesson of this show is that parents need to keep a better eye on their kids. We’ll see this show again in October!

Episode grade: A-

20 comments:

  1. I think a good finale will leave you shocked & asking questions...So this was def a good finale! First off, the dress Spencer was wearing when she confronted Paige...What was that print? Horses? Dogs? Not a good choice...Aria is making a BIG mistake not telling Ezra. I predict it will lead to their breakup. I am with you on being glad the Maya/Nate storyline is over. Never really liked either of those characters. When Toby turned around in that black hoodie at the end I think I literally gasped! I was shocked/saddened. I always loved Toby =( And poor Spencer...Sleeping with her tormentor (another arguement for abstinence...never know whose gonna turn out to be a crazy)....She's gonna be so crushed when she finds out. Can't wait for the return of PLL! I'm not very excited about the Halloween special though b/c I didn't think it was that great last year. Hopefully I'll be surprised! My grade: A

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    1. All signs point to the Halloween episode being AWESOME. Hopefully Ezria do break up. We didn't like the print either.

      We still think Toby is probably good. It's a Professor Snape-like thing.

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    2. I was actually pretty upset that it turned out to be Toby. And they up-ed the creepiness by making them sleep together. See I have always loved Toby, even back when he was considered a total creep, before getting his act together and dating Spencer. Now that I had a day to think about it, I think its brilliant. If this is the real deal, this proves he is not just a dumb hot useless boyfriend of Spencer. If he had been playing Spencer and the others all along, then he is supposedly the most intelligent person in Rosewood. But sadly this is TV world.

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    3. I've always liked Toby too. Just not with Spencer. I'd rather him be with Aria if he has to be with one of the Liars.

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    4. Aria? That's a random pairing...

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    5. Reasoning: Emily is gay, so it can't be her (she'd be my first choice for Toby). Hanna and Caleb are perfect and I feel like she's too snarky for the serious Toby. Spencer is too smart and driven for him.

      That leaves Aria, who is kind of a sweet and sometimes emotionally mature girl. She can be brave when it calls for it, and I think you have to have balls to date Toby.

      Really, I think there are better options than Toby for all of them, but why waste that hot bod by not having him with a Liar?

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    6. I understand your reasoning, but I love Toby/Spencer!

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    7. They do LOOK good together, we have to admit.

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  2. Did Nate actually say it at any point that he had killed Maya? And for someone that intelligent it was just dumb for Caleb to put his gun down and turn his back to the guy without checking whether he was really dead or not.

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    1. No, Nate didn't. It's possible that someone else killed Maya, but it would be ridiculous for the show to do that and drag the Maya thing out more. And TRUE. Always secure your weapon.

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  3. Yea, glad you posted about it! I hope your are right and Toby is really good. That was a shocker for sure.

    Did you see they are going to have a weekly webisode. Pretty dirty liars?! I haven't watched yet, anyone else?

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    1. Yeah, we heard about the webisodes. We can never get into those/remember to watch them. Tell us if there's a must-watch.

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    2. I watched the 1st one. Not a must-watch. Basically a bunch of creepy photots & someone with the "A" voice calling a costume shop to reserve a costume...

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    3. Meh. That's for the major addicts then.

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    4. I watched. Just a bit over a minute which included a 25 sec commercial. Not much content

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    5. Snore. I guess they wouldn't put anything too important in the webisodes and not in the show.

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  4. Marlene King did an interview with TV Guide and when asked if Toby had good intentions she said "no" :S

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    1. ooooooh I'm so glad. That's ballsier and more interesting.

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    2. That's exactly what I thought! Yes it's sad and I feel bad for Spencer, but making it a true betrayal is a great, exciting plot twist, not a cop out like it would be if he was just on the A team to protect the girls. Plus now I can go back to shipping Wren/Spencer without guilt haha.

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