Whether or not you felt the show was being honest with itself in its characters' reactions to the true invasiveness of their collective privacy, this episode had its moments.
"Whips and Regret" leveled things off to a normal level of ridiculousness, relative to last week's clown show.
"Welcome to the Tombs" was a good episode full of post-apocalyptic platitudes but a lot of senseless death, and it tied a ribbon on the season quite nicely.
The engine of this show is definitely the FBI and its fuel is finding things to bungle.
"This Sorrowful Life" drew heavily on whether people have the stones to be a part of this world and make the hard decisions.
"A dAngerous gAme" was mostly what you'd expect for a Pretty Little Liars season finale. It wasn't a terrible episode, but it also wasn't surprising or revealing to anyone who'd been paying attention.
Be forewarned: I'm about to say some things about The Following that could generally be construed as "nice."
I almost wish I hadn't known the backstory to this episode before I watched it.
Just as much as loved ones are being used as puppets in A's game against the Liars, they're being used as puppets against us.
This episode was by no means perfect, but its display of consequences, small bit of humor, and setting of the table for a schism at least provide a faint glimmer of hope.