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Pretty Little Liars S04E014: "Who's in the Box?"


There are probably a lot of sad people out there. Such faithful viewers watched this episode and felt crushed, defeated, like there's no room for love in this world. How? How could this have happened? How can one believe in magic and happy endings if dreams can be dashed so effortlessly, so callously, so unsympathetically? O cruel fate! O twisted stars! How dare you convince us of romance just to rob us of it in such a way! Well, for those people, PLL creator I. Marlene King has this simple consolation:

The presumed end of #Haleb was doomed to occur with the couple's physical separation across writers' rooms, so much so that I was a little surprised at how unceremonious Hanna's literal kiss-off was as she sent Caleb to help out a girl just a Mypos accent short of a perfect stranger. I figured there would be a little bit of turmoil with separating, even if the characters themselves weren't aware of the inevitable, at least for the viewer. Then I figured they would drag it out a little bit—especially since, after painfully dragging myself through Ravenswood, it became abundantly clear they were going to let Miranda haunt her way into Caleb's heart.

So they shifted the blow to the Pretty Little Liars premiere. Caleb showed up in Rosewood and tried so hard to be distant at first, only to cave to Hanna's feminine wiles—which, of course, start with being corporeal. The show(s) haven't fully established all of Miranda's paranormal abilities but they're probably not going to compete with Hanna having hands and lips and, you know, tangible body parts. At least not yet. I mean, Sally didn't even realize she could move stuff until the end of the first season.

For those of you who aren't double-dipping in PLL and Ravenswood, you should probably know that this Miranda, breaker of Hanna's heart, is dead. Once the Liars left Ravenswood during the Halloween special and let that little birdie of show fly on its own, it seems like Pretty Little Liars became staunchly dedicated to never again letting the supernatural invade their show, as if it was genocide and the writers were members of the United Nations. They are the United Nations of keeping magic and sorcery far away from Rosewood. So that's why we had a lot of Caleb claiming things are complicated, a rather pedestrian and cliche distraction for a television relationship usually employed by a casually disinterested man who wants to let a lady down easy. Not necessarily because that disinterested man is actually cursed (like an actual curse) to be in love with a whiny spirit who emo-ghost-writes emails to Hanna while Caleb deals with a host of other complications Ravenswood flings at him. So while I wished Caleb wasn't telling Hanna about Miranda being a ghost because he knew Hanna would just poke a couple holes in a sheet and haunt him just as well, it was probably because they're ready for these shows to not be mixed.

All that being said, the farewell, the real one this time, was still a little disappointing. While Hanna stayed strong for the most part, it never really felt like these were two people who loved each other who were saying goodbye. Caleb didn't look all that twisted up about it (until he put on that simply awful crying face in the car) and Hanna was willing to be more confrontational and to demand more answers from the very real threats in her life than she was from the evasive love of her life. And while I was glad to see Hanna stay stoic with her final "goodbye," I couldn't help but feel like the relationship was wasted without incident. The one pairing that wasn't tainted by legal gray areas, dabbling in the dark arts of A, or trying to drown someone in a pool was torn asunder with all the ceremony of saying goodbye to a dear old aunt. It was troublesome.

But, heavy as it was for Hanna's character and her trajectory through the upcoming season, the death of #Haleb was not what this episode was about. The Liars have a new sense of purpose after the ace that was played during the Halloween special. Ladies and gentlemen (probably mostly ladies), Alison is alive. And that gives new life to a horse that was long thought to be beaten beyond death. No longer do they have to look for Alison's killer so much as they have to try to make Rosewood safe for Alison to come out of hiding for longer than five minutes at a time. And they have a place to start, thanks to Hanna's theory: If Alison was pulled out of the shallow grave before the gazebo workers found a blond-haired body, there had to be a body, which means someone is missing, which means there's a new trail that could lead to A or whatever. They basically put their hands in the center and, on three, shouted "Find the patsy!"

Everyone except Em. It's not often that Emily has an interesting story that's more than just her whining or being victimized for her betaness. Now that Alison is around, she's reluctant. While Aria and Hanna were quick to rationalize finding a way to relieve their lost friend from her anxiety (I've always assumed Spencer only really cares for the puzzle), Emily was stuck on how this could all be some terrible game and that Ali is still messing with their heads. And that's the reaction that makes the most sense to me.

Alison is messed up. From the flashbacks, there's a psychopathology for narcissism, sociopathy, and, probably, abuse. But the effect was that she was a terrible human being to everyone around her, sometimes especially her friends. Em is of softer stuff than her fellow Liars, and finds it harder to deal with the emotional terror she suffered at the hands of Alison. But never has what Em is going through been so well vocalized as it was by Bizarro Hanna—I mean Clare.

Clare is one member of the Bizarro Liars, girls who look similar to our Liars but who are not our Liars. They have their own ringleader, a missing/presumed-dead girl Hanna found to support her theory) who was an abusive trollop just like Alison. And though Hanna in this episode showed a great amount of stoicism and an enthusiasm for finding Ali, Bizarro Hanna would rather Sara Harvey (Bizarro Alison) be dead. All the stuff that I would think the Liars would feel after having so many condemning memories of their best frenemy, Bizarro Hanna put into words. The Liars are defined by Alison. The bully and her death are the reason why they're still friends. She's gone but she's not gone. It does suck the life out of them. Spencer has been derailed by her obsessions with A and Alison. Hanna has had enough distractions in her life caused by Alison and her hunter to last a lifetime. It's may very well be that Aria's entire being is consumed by that same hunter. And Emily's track is changed forever.

It was refreshing to see that conversation happen, an admission that all their lives are far, far poorer because Alison is still in them. No one has grieved. No one has gotten closure. It's a little weird that Emily chose to get past Ali's terrorism once she absolutely knew that Alison was alive, but whatever. It may be the most honest emotional reaction to what's been happening to these girls in quite some time. Certainly more honest than whatever it is Spoby was doing.

Can we all agree that Spencer and Toby's quest to hunt down the president of a major healthcare company to get Toby's mom's medical history cleared up is one of the most boring and annoying storylines on the show right now? Nobody cares? Okay, great. Moving on.


Because we should talk about the conversation on this show that had the most teeth. In an episode where #Haleb broke up and an alternative emotional reaction to Alison was brought to light, you wouldn't imagine that a brief conversation between Mona and Ezra would be all that impactful. But that was before we all know about EzrA and now, it seems, Mona's hip to it, too.

That it took place in front of the cupcake shop couldn't've been more perfect. The site of one of the most memorable punishments A ever put a Liar through, Mona described her "Dickensian" life to EzrA as if he didn't already know what the meeting was. It was Two-Face meeting The Scarecrow. These are villains ensconced in something like a turf war. Had this been a spy flick, both of them would've had napkin-covered Berettas in their laps, pointed at the other person's crotch. So quickly, too, was the upper-hand switched. Mona thought she had Ezra pinned with her hunch that he wasn't without sin, name-checking the different literary works that incriminated him. When she referenced The Count of Monte Cristo and he asked her, "Do you think you're entitled to that much revenge?"—it doesn't really get much more subtle than that on this show. Ezra took over the conversation and Mona basically scurried away from the talk peeing her capris.

Mona may have been able to get Hanna to pound some cupcakes, but EzrA seems like he's in the big leagues. Does Mona have a cabin in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, a storm cellar entrance that almost certainly leads to a dungeon, and the blind devotion of a 17-year-old? She does not. Not only could he be her mentor, he might actually have been the one pulling her strings. You may be hyper-intelligent and pretty sneaky, but you're in the bush league compared to whatever EzrA seems to have cooking, girl. Bush. League.

Ultimately, this was an okay episode with an emotional centerpiece that kind of collapsed on itself. But it made everything else in the episode that would've otherwise been pretty meh seem that much better. So there's that, right? The promo for this season showed quite the number of twists and turns, like Spencer pulling an A message out of Hanna's tooth. If that's not a case to brush and floss, I don't know what is. With this new game afoot, I'm curious to see how everything pans out.


NOTES

– I don't know if we're pretending that Lucy Hale music video didn't happen in the middle of the episode but I have three points to address. (1) That voice does not sounds like it belongs to Aria Montgomery. (2) Who the eff is using maps made of paper? (3) Only that "mmm mmm mmm / like a melody" part is going to be stuck in my head for days and for that, Hale, you cannot be forgiven.

– Hanna saying "GAZE-bo" instead of "ga-ZEE-bo" made me laugh but then made me think. I know that they've said the word gazebo before. And it's not like Hanna reads, so where would she come up with that pronunciation? 

– That disappointment in a Hanna one-liner was quickly covered by Spencer admitting that she has an "actual theory." This episode actually had quite a few one-liners in it. Those are what I miss most during the action-y or weepy episodes.

– Hanna's XTSER (?) search turned up a lot of Alison posts when she was looking for girls that'd gone missing. Something I'm sure we're all familiar with; it can be quite trying when you try to look something up that might have been tangentially mentioned sometime during the last three and a half seasons of this show and all you get is PLL fangirl shrieking through caps-locked forum posts. I feel you, Hanna.

– "Besides, the water in Australia runs backwards and I cannot deal with that." Hm. Sounds like a convenient exit for later to me.

– "Creepy is as creepy does." Well, at least Mona knows.

– "Did we just get dared?" "Double-dog dared." Don't worry, Emily. Everyone knows you don't actually have to do anything until you're triple-dog dared. That ish is binding.

– Mrs. D: crazy, or totally knows her daughter is totes alive? Should be a fun work environment for Ashley.

– The bells toll for #Haleb while they sit on the bench. I got it, PLL.

– I think we can all agree that this tweet is what is wrong with America.

– There may be no creepier line uttered on this show than Ian Harding's delivery of "It can be our secret" while in the EzriaCabin. I think that's actually from the Butterfly Kisses brochure.


– Hanna opened Alison's diary. NEWS FLASH: She was totally mean! She also says that if secrets had a Pentagon, she'd be the acting director. She wasn't so great with the analogies. Guess she didn't pick up on any of the English stuff while Ezra was stalking her.

– Your Moment of A: a Hoodie in boots and gloves enters EzriaCabin, set to step down into the dungeon. I mean, it has to just be a cache of doll parts, right?

What'd you think of the winter premiere?


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AIRS ON 8/30/2016

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I hate Ravenswood for making Hanna sad! And I looooooove that Ezra is so outwardly creepy now. I mean, a lot of people saw it before, but I feel as though he's really embracing his inner creeper. Also, did Caleb park before his emotions came pouring out? Because I was concerned for his safety...
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This epi was a let down ... No real cliffhangers and just leaving us with boring side spinns ... The only enjoyable to watch was the Mona/Esra battle. I believe she suspects now (might even have been fishing for that response) that he might be A ... But whitch side will she be on ... ?
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I really want to know which writer and after how long of brainstorming how to break up Hanna and Caleb just came in and said fuck it have him just be an evasive jerk and we can figure out Hanna's deal later.

I think the Mona/Ezra combo was the most fun part of the episode. I weirdly kind of hope we have different masked convos with other devious people. Like a sit down with Wren then Noel (as I watch dwts I know Brent Daugherty does some episodes) then CeCe. Hey are we supposed to be remembering that Spencer's dad was a kind of legit suspect? And why still the cryptic A bits unless there is an anti Ezra version of A.
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I don't know if the horrible Halloween Ravenswood ad ruined the show for me... but I wasn't interested in this episode. They need to get rid of the subplot of Toby's mom, boring and uninteresting. I don't like Caleb and I find it dull so I don't cry over Haleb but the crying face was so hilarious and so bad.

Ezra is giving serious psycho-pedo vibes right now....

I hope Ali shows up more to spice things up and that next week the show returns to be the dumb plot holey guilty pleasure it is, because I don't want to hate-watching this show like I do with Glee.
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i wanted to cry for haleb because they were my favorite couple and ravenswood doesnt seem like its gonna last long and thats the reason they will break up haleb sadly. Toby mom storyline is irrating. Spencer wasnt very important this episode. Aria seemed different this episode something just doesnt seem right about her anymore.Ezra didnt have a cut on his hand the entire episode and it couldnt have healed because it was straight after the night him (probably) and spencer fought Ezra being A is just right but wrong because he doesnt seem like he is and emiy attitude just seems like she doesnt care anymoreabout who tf A is and why allison is running from him lol. Also i loe mona she smart
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I agree with what you said also I hate the Toby mom sub plot always have done. I know they need filler plots in the season but its getting too much air time. Also with your question about Ezras cut they did fast forward one week when they got to school at the beginning so that might explain it
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he would at least have a scar
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Now that I finished watching the whole show I'm like poster below who asks why they are watching. I am first of all sick of this let's cut the season of every show in half and stall thing. Now that the show is back I don't even remember why I'm supposed to care about xyz. I don't believe Ezra is actually A and it's so hard for me to keep a straight face when they try to make him look threatening. I enjoyed the Mona/Ezra sequence...strongly have the feeling that he's just needing a way to keep Aria close and he doesn't really care for her and that makes me hate him. I could put up with him being a pervert but not a pervert AND a jackass.

I also don't buy Spencer's dad and his sudden caring. In fact didn't he just sort of pop back in like he'd never been gone? I have to believe that whole Toby thing is really the setup for something bigger.

On the fence about the Caleb/Hanna thing. Never watched Ravenwood and don't plan to but I know that I really liked him. Them breaking up...makes sense since they were in different towns but the reason the show is using is to mask the supernatural whirlwind he's in in Ravenwood and that is what I think makes it dumb. I thought I was through with the show before but I really think I am now. It's just all too formula
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The one thing that is nagging at me double time about the Ezra being A thing is how could he have not known about Maggie if he's all powerful and mighty A? Or even an A affiliate??
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Wow, this episode WASN'T that irritating, actually! Maybe because I feel like they're actually giving us some answers, instead of just teasing us with mysteries they'll never solve. The one thing that I found totally annoying was the final scene where A opened Ezra's floor-thingy, which added NOTHING to the episode IMO. Funny thing how I absolutely hated the Ezra/Aria scenes before, but now I LOVED them. I almost had to laugh at Haleb's breakup-scene, the dialogue was terrible! Every sentence was clichéd. And I really liked the cinematography in this episode, it felt like they improved it from the previous half of the season. Actually looking forward to the next episode!
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Why are we back to Toby's mother?? Can't that story just die already??
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There was a Lucy Hale music video in this episode?
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It's so precious when Marlene King and Julie Plec lash out at shippers. They created those relationships and the networks rabidly promote them. Just enjoy the drama and stop being so passive aggressive.

I don't think the target demo audience watches for the excellent writing, thrilling plot twists, and character development. #Haleb4Eva #Ihateghosts
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They did that? When?
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I'm just so lost with this show....!
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After this episode, the only thing I was thinking of is "why am i watching this?!"
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can I just say that i love spencer and toby? I could watch that lawyer plot-line all day: spencer and toby fight corruption! hell id watch a spinoff
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It was Two-Face meeting The Scarecrow.

Just had a nerdgasm. Thank you.
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Well, it was better than the Halloween episode...........

I feel like this wasn't a premiere, so much as a let's set up plot points we are going to exploit this season.

The Haleb "breakup" was so terrible. It really left a lot to be lacking. They already opened the supernatural door, you just just shut it and act like it was never there.

You know that other group is going to show back up and there is going to be more to that girl's disappearance that you originally thought.

Mr. Hastings is back and as creepy as ever. You know he has some ulterior motives and I want to know what they are.
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I'm surprised that no one has brought up about how after this episode this is the SECOND time Aria has cheated on Jake with Ezra. Wayyy to make your characters unlikeable. Is it that hard to dump a guy you were never into if you know you are going to cheat on him?
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Poor, simple Jake. I'm pretty sure Aria only keeps him around in case her washing machine goes out.


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Pretty Little Liars came back tonight for Season 4B just as much a jumbled incoherent mess as it left us this summer and ain't it grand?. I know I get on the show sometimes (okay most of the time) but I really enjoy and am entertained by it. Even though it makes not a lick of sense and doesn't follow any kind of logic based thinking that i’m familiar with. And yet I still watch. What does that say about me, I wonder (hopefully how ruggedly handsome and witty I am, no wait that’s this review’s job). And with that shameless ego stroking/fit of delusion on to the review.

So the body that they buried (twice mind you) wasn't Alison’s. So then that begs the question how were the authorities fooled when it was first found? You’re telling me that someone had enough clout to not only plant this girl’s body in Ali’s house but to also change records and tamper with the inevitable DNA tests and all other means of identification so this body could be passed off as Alison’s. After that I just have one question. If you've got enough juice to pull that off why are you using that power to fuck with 4 teenage girls? I know, I know. silly question, of course it’s not going to makes sense, it’s Pretty Little Liars.

On another note, why are we still investing time in this Toby’s mom plot-line? I didn't see a point to it in Season 4A and it’s even more baffling that they’re continuing it here. I swear every time they start going into Toby’s investigation it feels like I’m watching a completely different show.

And don’t even get me started with Caleb. The fact that he’s dealing with ghosts, magic and curses in the next town over but doesn't care to TELL ANYONE is utter ridiculousness. The fact that the girl Hanna told you to help died, is now a ghost that can communicate with you and others and there’s some kind of prophecy that you and four others will die, nah, no need to bring that up to anyone. I wondered how they were going to deal with Ravenswood and all of it’s supernatural goings on with PLL in the same universe and it seems like they’re just gonna ignore it.

Now I see to reinforce this ridiculous idea that Ezra has something to do with A they've started framing the Ezra scenes with more ominous music and ambiguity as to his intentions. They did the same thing with Toby in Season 3 and look how that turned out. I still stand by my prediction that Ezra found out that A is still terrorizing the girls and he’s trying to find out who A is, hence the tense conversation with Mona in this episode. He was trying to ascertain whether she was still behind it. How quickly the audience forgets the same tricks the show pulled just a season ago.

As usual Pretty Little Liars continues to be almost defiant in its willingness to not make any goddamned sense and in turn I remain almost pathological in the equal measures of enjoyment and frustration it brings.
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Toby was a Hoodie. That's how that worked out. Spencer's low self-esteem with boys and willingness to take Boo Radley van Cullen back notwithstanding, Toby absolutely threw the girls under the bus (RV?) to get information about his mom. So, that's not really a case to prove that Ezra isn't EzrA.

That being said, the commitment the show has to putting the creepy music and skeezy connections around Ezra should probably give the audience pause since it's so prone to serving red herring. There might actually be a reasonable explanation for his cabin in the wood with no cell service. Or the trap door he kept looking at (that a Hoodie would later open). Or the talk of fear as a motivator and enumerating the biggest fear of every Liar. It might be explained away. Maybe not even all that well. But, for now, the shoe fits. And it didn't take much for me to believe Ezra's heel turn.
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Weird episode...none of the 4 has any brain,because they talk about keeping a secret,how Ali is alive,yet they TALK EVERYWHERE about Ali being alive. Episode was all over the place,I stopped watching Ravenswood after 1 episode,so with Caleb crying and everything felt so forced. Emily is worse,than she was before...guess they still can surprise me...
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Whenever someone mentions how dumb the Liars were acting during an episode.......


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LOL instead of cute outfit I was thinking that they are looking really old for High School
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Okay, so if you don't like reading rants just stop reading now please. <

(this will most likely be lengthily as I'm deeply upset)

Alison is my favorite character on the show, and after tonight's episode I really feel like ranting. Why is that the writers are constantly demonizing Alison by having the liars bash on her all the time? It's only making me hate every single one of them. Alison was a human being, a human being with faults. She's not the devil! They need to stop this madness. I've grown to despise the entire group due to bad writing!

I'll start with Aria.

Aria: I'm not happy that Alison is alive.

Well, sweetie I'm not happy with your new found attitude and the fact that you think it's okay to wish that your "friend" had remained dead. While, the rest of the girls have more serious reasons for hating Alison, you don't! You are horrible person for saying your unhappy that your friend is actually alive.

Emily: I thought I was the only one.

Emily does have some serious reasons for hating Alison, but Alison loved her. Again, I have to repeat myself and say - I don't think that it's okay for Emily to be unhappy that her friend is alive. It's extremely cruel of her to think/feel that. Also Emily had no right to say that Alison didn't love her and that she's incapable of love. It's simply not true. Emily is being a hypocrite.





Hannah: It's not just you, I'm unhappy that Alison is alive too.

So, like I've totally grown to despise Hannah. She's self-centered, spoiled, self-righteous hypocrite. And yes, I will elaborate on this.

1. She is constantly ignoring anything her friends say, and she's only concerned with her mom or Caleb and her own self-being.


(just look at Aria's face, she looks quite unhappy due to Hannah's rudeness)

^ not the only case, she always telling Spencer to "shut up" and ignoring everyone else and anything they might say.

2. It's always me, me, me with her.



3. She has become a bully. Always slamming Spencer and treating her like crap. She's always lashing out the liars, screaming at them and straight up disrespecting them.

Hannah is truly horrible, she's worse than Alison. Her opinion means nothing to me. ^

While I'm glad that the show's back, they really need to work on fixing the liars and start making them more likeable or redeeming them in some way or another. Also please, can Hannah just go? I want her off the show ... =.=
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I don't think the writers are trying to make it seem like Ali is the devil - they're just pointing out the obvious and what the girls have slowly started to accept: Ali just wasn't a really good person. Sure, she had her moments, but everything that Ali did seemed calculated to benefit her end game.

And saying you love someone and actually meaning it are two different things. I've been on receiving end of that one before. I don't think she was actually incapable of love, but I don't believe she actually loved Emily in a romantic sense.

As far as the girls, give them a little bit of a break. If you just got confirmation that the friend who has been gone for over 2 years, was supposedly buried in a crypt, and whose murder you have risked your life to solve on several occasions, is actually alive and didn't give you any true clue over the last two years (and cryptically visiting while people are injured and/or drugged doesn't count), you can understand their hesitation to be jumping for joy. If it were me, I'd definitely be feeling a bit betrayed, especially given all they've had to go through since her disappearance. Now once they can sit her down and get all the answers maybe that would change things, but I would have been more upset to see them jumping for joy.
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I agree with CaitlinRice, if anything the girls have FINALLY realized that Allison wasn't exactly the nicest friend. I'm not saying she's completely evil though... I have mixed feelings when it comes to Alison. If you watch some of the flashbacks, Alison has this weird personality that decieves you into thinking she's a nice person. It comes off as sweet and charming but it's also very manipulative and cold. I don't blame the girls for acting the way they did.
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At least she has not tried to kill the others like Ali did when she showed her how to throw up
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Bonus: Hannah refers to other girls as "bitches"



Classy.
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so in order to understand caleb being that asshole leaving hanna without explanation I have to watch Ravenswood?
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No, Ravenswood is awful. The best explanation is that Caleb left Hanna because he has a contract to live in Ravenswood until that contract is cancelled. Hopefully someone will give him a new contract in Rosewood so #Haleb can be reunited in season 5.
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Yes and no. If you want to see the actual story as to what brought Caleb to this point, yes, you'll have to catch up on Ravenswood. If you want to feel like Caleb is justified in making this decision or that his character is at all at a crossroads, you won't get that from the other show. They tried really hard to make that Caleb/Miranda connection work but, to me, there's zero chemistry and I'm just having to rely on them telling us these two are cursed to be together to gather why Caleb felt the 'complications' in his life required splitting up #Haleb.
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Yes, which I don't recommend as that show is even more all over the place and the acting is even worse. There are also no Spencer's or any character worth rooting for.
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Welcome back PLL
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o.k. first I gotta say this episode wasn't one of the best but after the beginning of this season and the disappointing Halloween episode I learned to lower my exceptions.

The things I liked about this episode:





Could ezra be any more creepy and the answer is yes ezra is being extra extra creepy ,He has always been creepy and everyone suspected him for being A but now that it's almost 99% confirmed it finally gives his character the legitimization to actually be so creepy because if he wasn't A or on the A team he's just a creepy teacher guy having an affair with a student but now... it just kinda make sense you know. And I loved mona in this episode especially with ezra that scene was great.





Hanna going PI, I love that the show is finally bringing awesome hanna back and not "I make the world stupidest decisions" hanna like hiding a murder gun out in the open for example , I loved how she was the one who came up with that theory about alison, spencer amazed face was the best and I loved that she stole that diary. that's the hanna I was waiting for the all season.


Things I didn't like about this episode:


Toby storyline , I'm sorry but I wasn't even paying attention it was like lips were moving and spencer looked intense but I really just couldn't give a damn please kill this story line, this looks like mlaclom and ezra 2 , so toby's mom didn't commit suicide! who cares !!!


All of the scene of hanna with caleb . look I'm usually a fan of this couple , I find their relationship very moving unlike some that are horrible Emily and page for example, aria and jack JK who the hell is jack? was he an actual character cause I think I repressed it from my memory. But anyway hanna and caleb scenes were so badly scripted I don't even know where to begin it's like someone was so wasted when he wrote those dialogs to quote some of the masterpieces " hanna I need to go because huh it's complicated…" , c:"It's time to go" h:"no it's not , your watch is broken!!!???" is this about Miranda ?cause I gave her to you !!!?????" " you forget you're head if it wasn't attached to your neck" pretty original stuff huh . instead of what should have been a "goodbye for now I'm going to star on my own spin off but I still love you though" we got that crap !! also caleb crying in the car was more cringing than moving kinda like that time toby tried to cry.


Some random rent: so I guess when you make theories about dead people it means you have to do that in a crypt because it's like they knew that hanna is going to come up with that theory about ally and they all needed to dramatically stare at her tombstone (is it a tombstone if it's in a crypt ? I don't know) like why they were all there to begin with? to pay their respect to a not dead Alison.


If ezra is the "know it all " A why the hell did it take him so long to figure out malclom isn't his son.


Caleb insists that he has to go and yet on his rush to get out of rosewood he stops for coffee !!!!


Aria's jacket in the last scene looked like a bad mash up from the 80' I think that's was her worst look ever.
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LOL!! I love your review, seems that you've read my mind.

"If ezra is the "know it all " A why the hell did it take him so long to figure out malclom isn't his son." My thoughts exactly! And also, isn't Mona supposed to know that Ezra is Master A, she worked for him, for god's sake!! You'd guess that she wouldn't talk to him like that with innuendos out in the open!!

I totally hate Toby, what an expendable character, so innecesary. I love spencer but when she's with him I totally want to fast forward those scenes...

And also, wouldn't it be much easier for Alison to come out in the open and just go to the police (not the Rosewood police, any other would do) about Ezra... She's alive, she only has to come forward! Everyone would believe her!
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I think it was established that Mona doesn't know who the King of all A's is either, that's why she's helping the girls (now) because she also wants to know who A is.

Personally I think the Ezra is A storyline is a red herring, because it's TOO obvious - if you know what i mean.
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A) Maybe Its because I have too many shows on the go or maybe it is because this show is so darn complicated and at times stupid, but I just do not understand what is happening.
B) Also why do Ezra and Aria need to become a thing again.
C) Plus I really hope that the alternate/mirror image girls don't become regulars.
D) Caleb's exist was horrible
E) They are really pushing the ezra is A thing
F) Anyone catch what the diary siad
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My sister and I were laughing our asses off at this one. Especially Emily's scenes. "I'm jealous because your friend is dead." WHO SAYS THAT? And Caleb's subplot was just painful. I couldn't stand him dancing around Miranda's death to Hanna.
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"Especially Emily's scenes. "I'm jealous because your friend is dead." WHO SAYS THAT?"

It's because Emily and the rest of the liars felt that way too, so they had a random girl say it so the audience doesn't hate them. ^

that's basically the only reason that I'm still upset. they are all horrible for thinking that. ^
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But based on the flashbacks, I'd be glad she's dead too. XD
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Wait if she's dead how is there a raveswood show
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She's a ghost....
(I think, cos I don't watch it)
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Really, thats hilarious
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If she's dead does that mean Ravenswood can be over?
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If only.
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The one big gripe I've got with this episode was how Caleb leaves Hanna. It feels like the writers were like "okay, we have to absolutely not let Ravenswood stuff leak into PLL" and as a result he just kind of is like "gotta go, cause mysterious reasons, sorry".

Otherwise, an alright episode! Not amazing/intense, but a strong enough season return.
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At least "gotta go, cause mystery reasons, sorry" is more original than "its not you, its me."
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I'm so trying "Gotta go, cause mystery reasons, sorry" the next time I break up with someone.
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If you do, please video it and post it somehwere. I love to laugh out loud.
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Just shout "complicated" every time the other person has the audacity to ask you why you're leaving.

"But why do you have to --"
"COMPLICATED"
"Okaaay but you said -- "
"COMPLICATED"
"I don't really thi--"
"COM PLI CATE ED -- -- -- COMPLICATED"
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