July 20th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
We might not have learned anything new about A on last night’s episode of “Pretty Little Liars,” but we did learn something even more important: don’t wear sticky lip gloss to make out with your crush.
“It’s all fun and sexy until somebody hacks up a hair ball.” Noted.
In keeping with stereotypical high school affairs, this week the girls participated in a fashion show. And with any big event comes big drama ... and even bigger hair.
Something fishy is going on between Spencer’s dad and Alison and Jason’s mother, Jessica DiLaurentis. For whatever reason, he’s not happy that Jason is back in town.
But, like Jessica says to her late daughter’s friends over lunch, Jason recently came into family money and he can choose what to do with it. After sipping on her Bloody Mary, Jessica gives the girls Alison’s old designer dresses to model in the fashion show, and asks them to put a slideshow together in her memory.
Later on, Aria meets up with Jason to choose pictures for the slideshow. He gets defensive when she shows him a picture of Ali from the day she disappeared. Insisting he has no recollection of that day, he gets up and storms off.
While Spencer’s father and Jessica argue backstage at the fashion show, Hanna's parents seem to be getting along nicely. So are Hanna and Caleb, who showed up to support her without her asking. (The kid can wear a suit.) Samara showed up for Emily, too. Except the gesture was lost when she ventured backstage holding hands with another girl. I thought she was one of the good ones.
After a few dramatic trips down the runway, it’s time for Alison’s tribute. The four girls pose at the end of the catwalk while the video plays behind them.
About 30 seconds in, lights begin flashing and flames and the words “Monster” and “bitch" appear on the screen. Noel, who Mona hired to DJ, insists he can’t turn the slideshow off, but Spencer manages to pull the right plug.
We should have known you-know-what was going to hit the fan when Noel asked Spencer if she wanted to take a look at the video before the fashion show began. Maybe next time she'll say yes.
"A" writes: “My dresses, my rules.”
Aria heads back to the dressing room to grab her things when she’s confronted by Noel. He asks if she wants the CD back. But Jason comes to the rescue, breaking the “unplanned finale” in half.
After Noel leaves, Jason tells Aria he came back to Rosewood to put the pieces of his sister’s murder together. Though, it’s more likely he came back to figure out who wrote the note he woke up with after Ali’s disappearance.
Either way, the candles on the table beside Aria and Jason spelled out the letter “A.” And, at the risk of sounding paranoid, they looked to be pointing right at Jason.
The episode ended with our black-gloved friend shopping for a pair of black leather boots online. Who lives at 5214?
Do you think Emily moving in with Hanna is a good idea? What does Spencer’s dad have against Jason? Are you glad Hanna’s parents might be getting back together?
What did you think of last night’s episode?
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