Pretty Little Liars

Season 1 Episode 8

Please, Do Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jul 27, 2010 on ABC Family
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The girls are ready to say goodbye to Alison as her memorial service approaches. However, Alison's brother Jason shows up and the gang quickly finds out that saying goodbye is the last thing he wants to do. The clique wants to celebrate Alison's life in a peaceful and positive way, but with Detective Wilden back on the scene and Jason taking over the girls realize they may not have prepared for what is to come. Meanwhile, Emily and Maya go on their first date.


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  • It's the day of Alison's memorial

    It's the day of Alison's memorial. That's about it, nothing of any interest really happened. I'm still not understanding why Alison had any friends, and why they're not celebrating her demise?
  • Liked the ending..

    In the midst of intolerable events, the girls pay tribute to the friend that has been a huge part of their lives.

    In this episode, they have a detective on their a$$, who's got Alison's brother on his. Tension is high and to make matters worse, Jenna's wants to speak at Alison's funeral. Spencer finds out Alison blamed the Jenna fire on her, Emily and Maya go on a date.

    Not very eventful, but the ending was touching.moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 8

    To me this episode was so-so for me. It was uneventful, lots of useless flashbacks, and nothing really important happened. Yet it still was a decent offering of Pretty Little Liars. Just not an awesome episode you would expect from one of the best dramas on television right now.

    Some high and low points in this episodes - The interesting storyline as to what Jenna is gonna say at the memorial and why does she wanna speak? Hanna and Lucas storyline was decent, but kind of boring. You can see effect of the absence of Ezra has on Aria as she is kind of out of it on her "double date" with Hanna. Emily and Maya have their first "date", but yet again, let me feeling, well, feeling nothing. A big key point in this episode was that Toby, or someone using Toby's phone, called Alison the night she was killed. And then comes the end, the part where "Pretty Little Liars" NEVER disappoints, Alison's brother gives the girls Ali's bracelet saying she was wearing it when they found her body, but the girls already found the bracelet in the woods!!! And then when you think that's the big cliffhanger, someone destroys Ali's memorial bench!!

    Decent 6.9/10moreless
  • The plot thickens...

    Just when you thought things couldn't get anymore complicated, new secrets turn up as previous ones develop.

    Even though the Toby storyline was put on hold, this episode was in full swing when it came to drama. I finally stopped feeling sorry for Jenna; she seemed genuinely evil this episode. I wished for some development in Aria and Ezra as well as more Hannah and Lucas, but the other events of the episode made up for it. Hanna is slowly becoming my favorite "Liar" ever since she started embracing her soft side. Seeing Emily and Maya kissing at the movies shocked me; I thought I'd see some more build-up, an awkward moment, then the kiss.

    One of my favorite scenes was when Ali's brother, Jason, confronted Spencer about "The Jenna Thing." I hope we see an even darker Jason in the future. And I wish they would just show Alison's visit to Jenna in the hospital as a flashback already. It's hard to keep up with what went down at the hospital when characters are mentioning it here and there. I liked the beach flashback; it pretty much summed up all the current storylines into one event.

    All in all, this episode was fun to watch and left you wanting more. Can't wait for the next!moreless
  • 108

    Probably Pretty Little Liars' worst offering yet. It was still entertaining, but if you missed this one, you really wouldn't be missing a lot. This episode simply wasn't as eventful as the past episodes. Okay so basically this episode revolved around Alison's memorial. Another thing that bothered me about this episode was that there was like only text from A, that's it.

    Oh well, I guess it's inevitable. Every season has to at least one weak episode I guess. This episode was so uneventful, that it wasn't even included in the PLL Marathon on ABC Family. I eventually watched it and soon regretted it. I missed the episode, but it's not like I was missing anything big. Most of the episode is taken up of flashbacks of the girls sitting around a lake making fun of people.

    So no, this wasn't a "good" episode of PLL. Fair at best.moreless
Brant Daugherty

Brant Daugherty

Noel Kahn

Guest Star

Parker Bagley

Parker Bagley

Jason DiLaurentis

Guest Star

Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman

Ian Thomas

Guest Star

Tammin Sursok

Tammin Sursok

Jenna Cavanaugh

Recurring Role

Chuck Hittinger

Chuck Hittinger

Sean Ackard

Recurring Role

Brendan Robinson

Brendan Robinson

Lucas Gottesman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alison: Never look back, Hanna. Something might be gaining on you.

    • Jenna: Alison was done with you. Did you know that? She was afraid of you.

    • Jenna: We think we know who we are, but we don't. Not until something bad happens to us, and then all the useless things fall away, and we're left with who we really are. I learned that from Alison DiLaurentis. My whole life, I thought I knew who she was but I found out the truth when she came and talked to me at the hospital. I found out that she was the strongest person that I had ever met. And it's her strength that touched so many people, shaped them. That's her real legacy. That's how her memory will endure, in the actions of those she inspired in so many different ways. From all of us... thank you, Alison.

    • Ashley: This is a one paycheck family, and we can't live a two-paycheck life.

    • Aria: How did he get into an Ivy League school?
      Spencer: It must have been affirmative action for goths and emos.

    • Alison: It's immortality, my darlings.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited Holly Marie Combs
      (Ella Montgomery) did not appear in this episode.

    • Music in this episode:
      "Will You Catch Me Then" by Garrison Starr
      "Faster Babe" by 2AM Club
      "Car Dance" by Leah Andreone and Kevin Fisher
      "So This Is Progress" by The Status
      "I'm Not Over" by Carolina Liar
      "Every Summer" by US Royalty
      "Under The Umbrella" by Company Of Thieves

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: June 27, 2010 on MuchMusic
      United Kingdom: December 9, 2010 on VIVA
      Philippines: January 2, 2011 on ETC
      Slovakia: June 17, 2012 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: November 18, 2012 on Prima LOVE


    • Title: Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone.

      The title of this episode is an allusion to the song of the same name which was written in 1930 and has been recorded by many artists including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Billie Holiday.

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