Bad seeds on 'Pretty Little Liars'
February 22nd, 2011
03:29 PM ET

Bad seeds on 'Pretty Little Liars'

Of course Rosewood's high school would produce a play about an unsuspecting child killer. (Seriously, Fitz? You couldn’t have gone with a classic like “Our Town,” or perhaps a nice, upbeat musical like “Hairspray"?)

Nonetheless, Jenna's pleased with Fitz’s decision to go with “The Bad Seed,” saying she’s “fascinated by the nature of evil.”

Spencer walks downstairs the next morning to find Ian taping up boxes in the living room. He tells her Alison was nothing more than a psycho stalker who “wouldn’t take no for an answer.” But Spencer’s not buying it.

Hanna has an equally awkward morning. When Hanna’s mom vetoes her request to let Caleb sleep in the guest room, she goes to great lengths to keep his presence in her home a secret. However, something tells me Hanna didn’t mind finding herself  in the shower - fully clothed - with a very naked Caleb. (We saw you checking him out, Hanna.)

Aria, who has officially crossed the thin line separating awkward and irritating, stopped by Fitz’s apartment on her way to school. (Attention high school students: While joining an after-school activity to spend more time with your peers is acceptable, joining one to spend more time with your hot teacher... not so much.) (Oh, and teachers? Don’t date your students.)

That afternoon at rehearsal, the girls have a flashback to the time they attended Ian’s frat party with Alison. After showing their fake IDs at the door (because as anyone who has ever attended a frat party knows, that’s realistic), they watch Ian escort an inebriated girl upstairs. The girl later falls down the stairs and is carried away on a stretcher. Alison, who was conveniently absent during the commotion, confidently approaches a police officer and asks for a ride back to Rosewood. What’s this girl’s deal?

Back in present day, Ian hands Jenna a mysterious bag, Hanna dodges Caleb, Toby bails on Emily to hang out with Spencer and Aria refers to Fitz by his first name.

Speaking of Fitz, drinks with Aria’s dad didn’t go as planned. Byron insisted Fitz try teaching at the college level before mentioning Aria’s interest in west coast schools.

This, of course, leads to a lover’s quarrel during play rehearsal. Aria tells Fitz she was simply looking at schools in his favorite city so they could one day move there together. Whoa. You guys have been (secretly) dating for a hot second. This conversation is hardly necessary.

Back to relationships that stand a chance/don’t make me cringe…

Hanna and Caleb finally kiss. (Thank goodness.) Think they can make it work?

As the girls finish up at rehearsal, Spencer finds Ian’s trophy in a chest. The trophy has blood on it, immediately leading them to believe it’s the weapon responsible for Alison’s death.

But, as the girls soon find out, it was all a ruse. The blood is from a rat, which prompts this clever text from A: “Rat me out, your blood’s next.”

Four rats in cages labeled with the girl’s names are shown right at the episode’s end. While it seems the rat versions of Hanna, Emily and Aria are still alive and well, the same cannot be said for Spencer’s rat counterpart. Guess we know where the blood came from now.

Where was Mrs. Potter’s creepy imposter nephew this week? And what was in the bag that Ian gave Jenna? Did they manage to put her phone back in its place without her noticing? So many questions!

What did you think of this week’s episode?


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  1. ending a relationship

    I positively liked this post. Thanks for that. I will tell others about this too.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lee

    ^^^ Agreeddd.. this is one of the bets shows on tv.. when it first came on i did not like it but i gave it a chance lateron in the season and became hooked.. its so suspenseful!

    February 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. heather h.

    That it Caleb and he is superrr hotttttt

    February 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Question

    Who is the phaggot wearing the toboggan?

    February 23, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. avina

    i love this show i think its amazing!(: they should make a movie out of this show. avina<3

    February 23, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. DeSyre

    I have to say that I love this show. It shows how lieing only leads to bad. I dont see how anyway it promotes lieing so go post somewhere else on that. In other news, I have yet to see an episode that does not dissapoint me but next weeks is one that I can not wait (although I will have to) to see what will happen next. But I am sure that it will only get worse as the series finale nears us all.

    February 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. magic fingers

    This show really gets on my nerves. People should not lie. It does not matter one whit if they are pretty or not. The ARE NOT supposed to lie. If they dont stop i might just tell on them.

    February 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • amazing

      For one it is a a teenage show meant for girls. It is supposed to be like that. If you don't like it don't watch it.

      February 23, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • patrick

      this comment is ridiculous. maybe you should, i dunno, watch the chow before you judge. the show doesn't glorify lying. all the girls are realizing the consequences of their falsehood.

      February 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Staci

    LOVED this episode...my question is where has shwn and lucas been? been awhile since we have seen either of them

    February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |

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