'Pretty Little Liars' channels 'Glee'
February 15th, 2011
02:21 PM ET

'Pretty Little Liars' channels 'Glee'

Last night on “Pretty Little Liars,” Spencer discovered what the rest of us already knew, thanks to your comments and the Twitterverse.

The Braille note Toby found in Jenna’s room actually reads “214,” not “BAD” like the girls previously assumed.

On last week’s recap, commenter alex costa wrote: “The #214 … must represent the hotel room number that Ian and Alison stayed at in North Carolina.”

Based on the close up of the motel room door at the end of the episode, it looks like alex costa was on the right track. But the motel is definitely located in Rosewood. Before we get into what significance that might have, let’s go back to the beginning…

As Fitz convinces his fellow teachers, including Aria’s mom, to attend an event, Paige’s dad Nick storms into the cafeteria. He begins to yell, saying Paige wasn’t treated fairly by the swim coach, and that Emily has received preferential treatment because of her sexual orientation. It’s clear Paige is mortified, but it’s definitely not any less embarrassing for Emily, who overhears the entire exchange - along with the rest of the student body.

Emily decides not to tell her mom, knowing she doesn’t support her decision to come out as a gay woman. However, when Aria’s mom spots Mrs. Fields at school, she tells her about Nick’s outburst. Ella’s slip turned out to be positive, prompting Emily’s mom to stick up for her daughter. She tells Emily she still doesn’t understand her, but she would never let anyone hurt her.

Then, for the first time since the series’ premiere, “Pretty Little Liars” was predictable. Paige confronted Emily, kissed her and asked her not to tell anyone.

Dear “PLL,” I appreciate what you’re trying to do here, but “Glee” beat you to it when Kurt’s bully Karofsky kissed him in the locker room weeks ago. (Called it.)

Moving on…

Hanna’s mom is introduced to a very creepy man claiming to be Mrs. Potter’s great nephew from Syracuse. He obviously knows something is up, because he immediately asks to see the safety deposit box - the source of Hanna's mom's unauthorized loan.

Caleb, who’s still living in Hanna’s basement, notices James' pen when he stops by the house. Architects don’t use crappy plastic pens, he says. If Caleb didn’t seem a little off, I might feel less weird about that vital observation. Vital because James is not who he says he is. Thanks to Caleb’s investigating, we find out that Mrs. Potter’s actual relative of the same name is no longer living. So who is this identity thief?

Despite having this information, Hanna’s mom doesn’t act. She doesn’t want to draw any more attention to the situation. However, she does begin to question James when he inquires about Potter’s finances. I can’t wait to see how this will play out.

Meanwhile, Spencer visits Toby’s house and finds out that the DA has dropped the charges against him. Apparently the blood evidence tying Toby to Alison’s murder had been corrupted. To celebrate, the pair embarks on a joy ride to the city’s limits. (Where did their love affair come from? Must they hold hands on the way to the car? Was he not dating Emily like six episodes ago?)

Well, if Emily doesn’t care, Jenna sure will. Earlier in the episode the girls see her shopping for a lace getup to impress a guy. Is it Toby?

The creepiest part of the episode comes after Hanna and Caleb part ways for the evening. (Totally thought they were going to kiss.) The doorbell rings at Hanna’s house. She opens the door to find a frightening looking exterminator.

He inquires about an infestation in the basement, saying A called for him.

The episode ends with someone placing flowers on Mrs. Potter’s headstone, which seemed to be ready awfully fast considering she just recently died. I’ll chalk that one up to Hollywood.

What did you think of last night’s episode?


soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Erin

    First, I do't think that the number 214 has anything to do with the motel room, but actually, something like 2AD instead. I think they're just trying to make you think one way. I also believe that Jenna isn't blind...... she was looking in a mirror in the elevator on one of the first episodes. I believe she has gained her sight back. So, I think that she is pretending she still is blind so that she can gain sympathy and also because she wants to spy on the girls. Just my opinions.... love the show by the way!

    March 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nurli gumilar

    yes, glee is my favourite, and
    I like the show, !

    February 25, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. kevin

    i like this show i love all the girls there so pretty i wish i was like them skinny ayee lls im not gay just weird !:)

    February 23, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lorin

    Hmm.... The 2AD doesn't sound so off. That would make sense but so would the 214. This show is amazing! I definitely think A killed Mrs. Potter, I don't think she just died by chance. I kind of like the idea of Spencer and Toby being together, they seemed pretty cute together. And, I definitely like the idea of Hanna and Caleb being together! I just wish we knew more about him.... he's so mysterious but I guess that is what makes him so interesting. Jenna gives me the creeps... But I don't think she was buying the lace clothing for Toby, perhaps Ian? Idk... I definitely don't believe Ian is faithful to Melissa. And, I believe he had something to do with the disapperance of Ali if not the killing. I know in the books Ali had a twin sister BUT I would think at this point in the show we would know about her existance. So, I don't know if that is going to play in the TV series????

    February 19, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. CrapCityFart

    This Glee is nothing more than a remake of the 70s show Fame. Fame S*CKED just as bad as Glee does.

    February 16, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. juliehking

    retailme not and printapons saves me lots of time and money and more than that it make the online shopping lot more fun when you get discount!!

    February 16, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Felicia

    Spencer read it wrong again, it is 2AD, not 214, two alison dilaurentis

    however if this is the case i dont see why they would show the hotel room 214..

    February 16, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie Goldberg, CNN.com writer

      Interesting. Do you know that from reading the books?

      February 16, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Caroline

      It wouldn't be 2AD (meaning 2 Alison Dilaurentis) because there ISN'T two Alison's. There is Alison and then there is COURTNEY. So that doesn't really make sense. I definitely think it means #214, hence the number on the motel room.

      February 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • kb

      Yeah, in the book series there are mulitiple As.

      March 2, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. Me

    They are pretty, but it I-S NOT nice to lie. Lieing to people is mean. I think I might tell on them.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jorja

    I've just checked the episode with Spencer and Wren outside his motel room and he was in room 105. Also the numbering style on the door appears to be different.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie Goldberg, CNN.com writer

      Thanks for checking on that. Any other ideas?

      February 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. curious

    I thought 214 was the number of the hotel room Melissa's ex fiance Wren was staying? The one Spencer went to visit? Hanna picked her up at the hotel...

    February 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • TASHANEIL ARCHER

      @CURIOUS I WAS THINKING THE SAME...AND THIS SHOW IS THE BEST. THANK YOU FOR BLOGING ABOUT IT

      February 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • woooooo

      These are some mighty cute girls but they shouldn't lie. Lieing is bad.

      February 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |

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