July 13th, 2011
05:32 PM ET
I wish I could say, “I didn’t see that coming.” But I did.
Here’s a little piece of information I picked up watching “Law & Order”: If there’s an overwhelming amount of evidence tying one person to a murder, they’re probably innocent.
On that note: Sorry for doubting you, Ian.
Though Spencer’s parents aren’t keen on giving Ian a funeral, Spencer convinces them otherwise, saying it’s the right thing to do for Melissa.
Meanwhile, Caleb stops by Hanna’s house to see how she’s holding up. The exchange was fairly normal, until Caleb said he’s seen a dead body before. A follow up question might have been nice, Hanna.
Aria stops by Fitz’s classroom to chat, but their conversation is cut short when his ex fiance interrupts. Fitz introduces Aria as his former student after quickly removing his hands from her thighs. Please break up already.
Emily picks up a package at Rosewood’s FedEx equivalent, only to spot a familiar face. Logan, the guy who brought money in exchange for those incriminating tapes awhile back. The girls originally thought Ian hired the copy boy, but it turns out he was actually sought out by a woman. Looks like Jenna wanted the tapes more than Ian did.
Later on, Jason catches Aria’s younger brother Mike trying to break into his house. Rather than calling the cops, Jason takes Mike home to Aria. He said he didn’t get the police involved because he’s a nice guy, but we all know it’s because of whoever he’s hiding in his home. (Speaking of: I guess we can check Ian off the list of potential squatters.)
A text from A prompts Emily to dig through her old messages. After some copying and pasting, Emily discovers that Ian’s note is actually made up of A’s threats to the girls. Though, I’m not sure how Em’s “Wheel of Fortune” addiction helped her solve this puzzle.
At Ian’s funeral, Spencer makes it clear that she’s no longer going to obsess over A. That is, until A interferes with her improving relationship with Melissa. Just as the sisters appear to be getting along, Ian’s phone, which A placed in Spencer’s bag last episode, rings. Melissa assumes Spencer sent her the messages leading up to Ian's death, as Ian had been dead for a week by the time they found his body.
Aria learns some interesting facts when she approaches Jason in the cemetery.
“You don't know how good it feels to know it wasn't me,” he says. “I don't remember a thing from the night Ali died. I blacked out and woke up the next morning with a wicked hangover and this,” he adds, taking a piece of paper out of his pocket.
“I know what you did,” is written on the note.
Really, Jason? You couldn't have just made out with her boyfriends like Spencer did to Melissa? Worst. Sibling. Ever.
In the only uplifting event of the episode, Hanna and Caleb make out after she confronts his evil foster mom at school. Representing the firm of Dolce Gabbana & Lebowitz, of course, Hanna bullies Janet into giving Caleb the child support she’s been collecting. I was definitely expecting her act of bravery to end badly for poor Caleb, but at least things are looking up for someone. Did I mention I approve of Caleb?
The episode ends when the girls come face-to-face with Alison’s headstone at the cemetery. The video of her and Ian, projected behind the site, plays for the girls. In the original copy they received from A, Alison’s hand appears to lie limp in the dirt at the end of the clip, however, everything isn’t as it seems.
In the extended version, Ali gets up off the ground and watches Ian walk away.
What’s up with Jenna and Garrett? Did Jason really kill his sister? What did A have against Ian?
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