February 22nd, 2011
03:29 PM ET
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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