Best. Episode. Yet. Or, at least since the second half of season one picked up in January.
It all began with the girls pondering Jenna’s potential motives for enlisting Caleb to spy on Hanna.
Spencer zoned out, watching as people set up scary clown statues for the Founder’s Day festival outside the restaurant. (Why don't these soirees ever have happy themes, like puppies or rainbows?)
Creepy decorations aside, Spencer couldn’t shake the feeling that someone was watching them - possibly because she was right. They never caught a glimpse of the mystery stalker, though. (I didn't get a good look. Was that Alison’s brother hiding outside the restaurant?)
The next day at school, Paige told Emily she invited a boy on their date for “insurance” so her dad doesn't become suspicious. Em encouraged her to reach out to a nearby campus group for tips on coming out to her parents. Paige agreed, but ended up bailing on the meeting, leaving Emily to get to know group member Samara alone. Bad move, Paige.
On the other side of the cafeteria, Hanna asked Caleb what Jenna wanted him to find in her house. He told her she was looking for a key that once belonged to Alison. He seemed genuine, but Hanna wasn’t about to let him off that easy.
While Aria waited for Fitz at his apartment after school, she stumbled across his profile on a fictional social networking site. (If Fitz were real, he would totally have a MySpace page.) She left after spotting a picture of her teacher/boyfriend snuggling up to someone by the name of Jackie Molina.
Hanna suggested Aria create a fake profile page and friend Jackie to get more information, but she couldn't go through with it. Looks like Aria’s more mature than I thought. That said, she and Fitz still annoy me to no end. (My apologies to those of you who previously vowed to boycott the show should the pair split.)
Aria eventually finds out that Jackie was Fitz’s college girlfriend and fiancée, but she broke off their engagement before they made it to the altar.
While setting up for the festival, Spencer catches Melissa and Ian in their Hilton Head fib when Melissa gushes about the amazing ocean view by the ninth hole. Too bad for her the ocean is on the other side of the resort. Ian threatens Spencer with a quicksand analogy: “The more you struggle, the faster you sink,” he says.
Caleb dropped by Hanna's house to say goodbye, but she wasn't home. Her mom, who has warmed up to the freeloading spy since he moved out, suggested he find Hanna at the festival and give her the letter himself. Not wanting to run into him, Hanna asked Mona to cover for her. You should know better than that, Hanna.
Mona took the letter from Caleb, read it and tossed it in the trash. We only got a tiny glimpse of the ripped up note, but it looks like Caleb is in love. Mona, the great friend she is, told Hanna that Caleb was just looking for change for a $20.
When Emily got home, she gets a text from A: “Poor Em, you definitely have a type: Love me, lie for me.” The text leads to a flashback of Alison returning home from her trip to Hilton Head. She gave Emily a snow globe, supposedly from her grandmother, and asked her keep it in a safe place.
Emily then found a key to a storage unit, the key Jenna was looking for, tucked away in the trinket.
When Aria leaves Fitz’s apartment to meet the girls, Garrett, the police officer, knocks on the door and asks to speak with him about one of his students. Wonder who that might be…
At that moment, Spencer receives a text from an unknown number claiming to be Toby. She looks for him in the fun house, but finds A has been there instead. “Having any fun yet? Shut up or I’ll shut you up,” is written on the wall. Spencer looks to a revolving door in an effort to escape, but someone, presumably A, locks her in with a crowbar.
One panic attack later, Ian rescues her with Spencer’s mom and sister close by. (What do you think: Did Ian lock her in to begin with, or is he really her knight in shining armor?)
While Spencer reunites with Toby, Aria, Emily and Hanna head to Alison's storage space where they find a flash drive inside a lunchbox. The drive holds footage of the girls taken through a window on July 4. Could it have been Alison’s brother spying on them all along?
The episode ends with someone stealing the spare key from underneath Fitz’s doormat. It’s on!
What did you think of last night’s episode? Will you tune in for the season finale next week?
What a joy to find such clear thinking. Thanks for postnig!
hanna is so bautifull!!!!!!!! <3 <3
Erie- Someone who obviously wants to be robbed. lol
Totally LOVE this show.. It keeps you guessing week after week. I'm not sure who "A" is, but its worth it to keep watching. I hope Aria & Ezra stay together, and all the other couples as well. I'm glad Spencer and Toby are doing what they want instead of their parents telling them what to do. Can't wait for the season finale on Monday...
There's no way "A" is Ian & Melissa. The show is just making it seem like it's them, but why would they lead you on to think it was them, & then it really was? There's no fun or mystery in that. "A" is going to end up being someone that no one even thinks about. As for Ezra & Aria? I absolutely LOVE them together, but I think there's going to be a twist with them in the end & they won't end up together. No, I don't think "A" is Ezra, but something's going to mess their relationship up. Toby & Spencer are precious together, & I hope they last, & I hope Hannah & Caleb make up. Paige? Emily, you deserve way better.
dtcpr- you can read the books because the tv show is supposed to be really different from the books. Plus I am in the middle of them now and they are really good.
Who in this day and age still leaves a spare key under a mat. At least put it in a secret compartment, or something.
At first I was skeptical, another ABC family car wreck but then i sat down adn watched it with my sister and i am HOOKED, this show is so good, perfectly over the top at times, it makes me want to read the books but i don't want to spoil the story for myself! Great show, I look forward to it every week.
I think Mr. Fitz is going to be killed off as well.... Why would A have the key to his apartment? Why would he/she want it if they weren't going to do something to Mr. Fitz. I worry though how Aria will act if that does happen.... She may be emo for a long, long time.
OMG I absolutely love this show... I don't know what I'm going to do on Mondays from now on :( This is the only thing that made Mondays suck less. On that note, I think Melissa and Ian are "A". There's too much weirdness going on between those two. At the same time I want to fi
nd out who "A" is, I don't because that would mean the show is over! When it comes to Aria and Mr.Fitz they HAVE to stay together and I hope nothing happened to him on the last episode. They are such a cute couple. Yes, Emily does deserve to be with someone who isn't ashamed of her! And finally Hannah and Caleb, I know Caleb broke her heart( and of millions of viewers)but he does love her and does deserve a second chance. Stupid Mona.. she can never do anything good...Forgive him Hannah!!! Spencer and Toby are sooo cute together! Love their kiss last night!!
Yeah, I think if they tell us who "A" is, it will mean the show has to end. And I agree with you on everything else you said. Mona is definitely evil for what she did!
Am I the only one who thinks that Fitz is going to be killed off?
I am totally obsessed with this showw!!
Why wasn't there a review last week?! I was really looking forward to it and was checking back severaal times a day to see if it was up. I havn't gotten to see this weeks episode yet but by this review I can tell it's a good one. Can't wait!
Caleb better be back... & Hanna & him HAVE to get back together! I'm totally in love with them. <3<3<3 But their scenes were SO SAD! & I kind of hate Mona... with a passion. Weird thing is when she first came to pick up Hanna, I had this weird feeling... Like she was gonna do something wrong. Always trust your intuition I guess..
I completely agree with you!
Missed you last week....one of the best episodes yet. Finally this Aria & Fitz thing is getting hot. Omg that kiss between Spencer and Toby was wonderful...GO Spencer
i love this show. i watch it every monday. I am very curious about who killed alison though because all of the evidence always comes right back down to spencer. And Maybe Ezra is A but then again maybe he is not...They need to just hurry up and tell us who this A guy is.!
the guy who was spying on them was Garret, the cop who was sent to spy on Spencer. but i loved the episode last night!
hey what was that song called while emily was in the coffee shop with that other blonde girl!?!?!
please answer! thanks :)
Am I the only one who thinks Ezra is A.... Red herring anyone? I think he was the "older" guy A was after. I still recall the episode during the storm when the students lost power in the school the night of the SAT's, "A" was after Emily in the library attacking her with books in the library and that same exact time, Ezra returned from "new york" and appeared moments later. Also in the episode where Hannah is hit buy a car, it was toyota... and Ezra drives a toyota and he was there just moments before in the car with Aria right before she left. Just pondering....
Best Show Ever!!! Can't wait to watch next week's episode, I wish it wasn't ending. Last night's show was awesome! Definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing.... So many possibilities!
Me Too ! :)
I'm so glad you posted your review this week. I missed it last. I loved last night's episode! I think that Melissa and Ian are definitely covering for one another.... I think either Ian or Melissa is A, and I think who ever locked Spencer in the spinny thing wanted her dead and would have done it themselves if there were enough time. It looked as though Ian was ready to hit her with the crow bar but her family came to quickly, however, it was probably intentionally made to look that way. Melissa may have wanted Spencer gone instead? I think the scene with the snow globe reminds me of the scene where Spencer was in Jenna's room holding her snow globe.... I'm not sure why or how those two are linked yet, but I have a feeling they are. I don't like Paige so I was glad Emily was hanging out with that girl instead.... But now I think the psycho in Paige is going to come out when she sees Emily hanging out with another girl, the same psyco we saw at the pool. And, as far as Mr. Fitz is concerned.... I think something may have happened to him inside his apartment, hence the reason why A took the key away. I can not wait until next weeks season finale though I wish it wasn't going on a break for a few months.... this show has me hooked and always wanting more. I absolutely love it!
i agree. i hope they find out who A is. i think mr. fitz is going to get introuble. i think that mona should have just gave hannah the note and let her decide if she wants to go back to him.
who cares? show is crap!
Finally a good television show where your just dying for the following week!!! Storytelling on TV is otherwise dead. That Caleb is a good match for Hanna. I love this show!
The person spying on them in the beginning was that "friendly" cop
LOVED last night's episode. I will absolutely be watching the finale :)
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