'Pretty Little Liars' are back for more
January 9th, 2013
11:04 AM ET

'Pretty Little Liars' are back for more

After an excruciating hiatus, “Pretty Little Liars” is back … and so is Mona. But we already knew that.

And now the PLLs do too, thanks to Lucas, another person on our short long list of suspects As.

But first, a quick recap:

When the first half of season 3 came to a close in August, Emily had just killed Nate, Maya’s cousin stalker (in self defense), and Caleb was shot – though he seems to have recovered quite nicely. We also spotted Toby in the dreaded black hoodie, which obviously means he’s a member of the A Team. (Sorry, Spencer.)

Then, in October, on the annual Halloween episode, we watched – in horror – as Aria was locked in a wooden crate along with Garrett’s dead body. (Raise your hand if you think Fitz did it … or just post a comment below.)

Back in present day – a.k.a. Tuesday night’s mid-season premiere:

Lucas spilled the beans to Hanna that Mona has been sneaking out of the institution for quite some time. He also said he injured his leg in a skateboarding accident, which is relevant because, at the start of the episode, we saw Toby run a skateboarder off the road with a SUV.

Meanwhile, Aria’s dad’s former mistress got a job teaching Aria’s class; Hanna’s grandmother is staying with her in Rosewood; and Emily’s dad installed a new security system to keep her safe.

Mona’s first day back at school was going fine until she found a cow brain in her locker, jabbed with a knife. A note read, “Takes one mad cow to know another.”

Later, the girls saw Mona talking to the janitor, who they identified as the innkeeper at the Lost Woods Resort – the place where the girls found A's lair earlier in the series.

When they broke into the janitor’s office, they saw Ali’s diary among other items from the lair (creepy baby masks, etc).

The diary contains an entry about Aria’s dad. Apparently he paid Alison to keep quiet about his affair with Meredith, who was his student at the time. Almost simultaneously, a fire starts in a shed outside the school, injuring Meredith.

Turns out she got a note telling her to visit the shed. It might have been Mona who wrote it, but Byron blames his daughter and her friends.

We assume Aria didn’t have anything to do with the fire, but who could blame her if she did?

And then, we got proof that Mona and Jason are in cahoots: she helped him cover a wound that may or may not have been a result of the fire.

The episode ended with one of the As loosening a tire on somebody’s bicycle. Did you get a good look at the cyclist’s face? Is he a random bystander or A's new victim?

What did you think of the mid-season premiere?

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. No name

    I wish I could meet you guys in real life I'm madly in love with your show even though I'm only 10 if you showed up at my house for my 11th birthday I might follow u guys on twitter anyways I love you guys as much as Emily loves mia

    January 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. plls hugest fan

    i dont care what you guys think we pll fans will always love this show

    January 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. give her a 1 way ticket somewhere please...

    i can't stop laughing..

    January 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. who cares.

    not i.

    January 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Luna

    please check out and comment on my blog!!


    January 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mallrutz

    What about the end of the Halloween episode where the hand came out of the ground? Who was that? What happened to them? What was up with all the tweets that Mona was sending out during the premiere last night?

    January 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. I really need a manicure tonight...

    January 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. norms

    yes, that wound is a stab wound, where Aria stabbed someone with the screw driver. Hannah even commented on that injury when she asked Caleb to ask Lucas why is he limping. He, Lucas, was on the skate board, when we saw Toby in the hoodie driving the SUV that tried to run him over. Some how I think Fitz is in there somewhere. They did not even mention the bag with supposedly Ali's body that spilled out of the cooler on the Halloween train. What's up with that?

    January 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sara

    i thought that Jason's wound looked more like a stab wound...like from the screwdriver Aria used in the Halloween episode.

    January 9, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |

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