'The doctor is out' on 'Pretty Little Liars'
August 24th, 2011
01:32 PM ET

'The doctor is out' on 'Pretty Little Liars'

The liars made a lot of progress this week. They finally stuck up for themselves – confiding in Dr. Sullivan about A and everything he/she/they (who knows) has/have been up to.

But before you breathe a sigh of relief, this is “Pretty Little Liars” we’re talking about.

Every step forward ultimately results in two steps back.

As this week’s episode begins, Emily lays in bed awake, tossing and turning. Insomnia seems like a natural reaction to everything the girl has been through this season – one trip to the hospital, one massage gone awry and so on.

Around dawn, Emily sneaks out of Hanna’s house to go for a run in the woods, leaving her cell phone behind. (Can’t you clear your head in a more populated area, Em?)

Realizing she’s gone, the girls check her cell phone, only to find a picture message from A. It's a note that reads, “Clue Ella in and I’ll let you out,” along with the photo of Aria and Fitz canoodling.

By the time Em jogs over to Dr. Sullivan’s office, her friends are already there and ready to dish.

Later, at school, Sullivan leads a lecture about bullying, and how only a coward would hide behind the anonymity of a text message. As she drones on, the girls squirm in their seats. The camera focuses in on a smirking Jenna, a bored out of her mind Mona, Noel and every other student who might have something to do with A. Foreshadowing, perhaps?

Sullivan’s loaded speech makes some of the girls nervous, but it only empowers Emily, who sticks up to Jenna after she says, “It’s a shame Sullivan wasn’t around when your friend Alison was ruling these halls.”

That night, Sullivan gets a call from A. It’s a recording of part of her conversation with the girls. Now positive that her office is bugged, she called the police to come check it out. Lucky her, Garrett shows up to investigate. He insists she give him the names of the clients she was speaking with, but she refuses. (Not that he needs her to tell him. I’ve got a feeling Garrett already knows all about her pretty little patients.)

Meanwhile, things are still rough at Aria’s house with Mike’s weird behavior. When Ella notices him talking to a stranger online, she goes to confiscate his computer. Their tug of war results in Ella hurting her wrist, which eventually causes Mike to check back into reality.

During a hot and heavy make out session in the truck Spencer bought for Toby - which is parked outside Jason’s house for some reason - the pair spot two shadows in Jason’s window. Fed up, Spencer heads to the house, only to meet her father at the front door.

After a terrifying temper tantrum, Spencer’s dad calms down to tell her about his deal with the DiLaurentis family. He says he illegally changed the date on Ali’s grandma’s will so it would include Jason. Ali’s family was worried he would look guilty had it shown that he had recently been written out.

Hanna’s grandmother, played by Betty Buckley, came to town to put an end to her son’s wedding, or so we thought. It wasn’t until we saw just how awesome she is - putting Kate in her place after she sabotaged Hanna at their parents’ dinner - that we realized her real purpose on the show. In a flashback, Ali asks Hanna’s grandma what it would take for her to disown one of her children.

Ali tells Hanna’s grandma she’s writing a story about someone who sold a family heirloom. Translation: Ali went to Georgia to tell her grandmother something about Jason that would cause her to erase him from her will. (Look! Someone else with a motive to kill Alison.) And it all makes sense.

The episode ends with Sullivan looking through her patients’ files for clues as to who A might be. She spots paperwork displaying the phrase “nosy bitches,” which is the same thing she found painted on her wall after her office was vandalized. She contacts the girls to tell them she knows who A is, but, by the time they get to her office, all that’s waiting for them is a text from A: “The doctor is out.”

What did you think of last night’s episode? Are you glad Maya is back in Rosewood? Why is Ashley Benson - who plays Hanna - so amazing at acting drunk? (Seriously, best imitation of a drunken teenager I’ve ever seen.)

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    August 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rella

    Do you think that A killed Dr. Sullivan?

    August 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim

    meet me here http://watch-pretty-little-liars.com/ "A"

    August 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dort

    Enough already!!! I need some concrete answers. Why did Em call Mya instead of Somara? How long has Mya been back and why didn't she call Emily? Is Garrett the only cop in town answering calls? Is Melissa a member of NAT? Why is Spencer's family so involved? Why didn't the officer's equipment pick up the bug under the bobble head? What's wrong with Mike? What happened to the doc? Why was Hannah so naive to be taken down by the stepsister (who by the way is not the same actress from last season, like Jason)? Why won't "A" just rat Aria and Fitz out him or herself? Jason, Garrett, Jenna, Mike, Noah, Mona.....all could be "A"!!! Come on.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. PLL

    I appreciated Toby for getting involved with Spencer's Father, if you read the books you might know why. However, I didn't get Spencer and Toby making out in front Jason's house... that was just stupid!

    August 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. frobaggins

    watching spencer and toby interact almost makes me want to smother myself to death with my pillow. just miserable to watch the two of them. whhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyy would they be hooking up outside jason's house? its maddening. if i were spencers father, i would have split toby's lip for getting involved. i hope toby gets murked

    August 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • I know!

      I was thinking the same exact thing! Why the hell were they making out in front of that house??

      August 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uhhh... Neighbors

      They are neighbors... They share a yard... She didn't want to make out with her boy in front of her house ... then her dad would see them...

      August 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      I agree. They do share a yard. It just appeared that the car was pointed right at Jason's window though. I love Toby and Spencer together. Hott!!!

      August 25, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Happy Cow

    I dont think they should be telling stories. mooooo. us cows try not to fib. Happy Cow says hey. moooo : )

    August 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bailey

    Ashley Benson is almost 22, why shouldn't she know how to play drunk? It's not like she's 16 in real life.

    August 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bob

    FIRST 0.o

    August 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |

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