Oh, Pretty Little Liars. I have such a love-hate relationship with you. Why do you do this to me? After months of waiting for a new episode, this particular one left much to be desired. If you’re a shipper, you’ll enjoy this one.
Read on for our recap of episode 4×14 of Pretty Little Liars: “Who’s In The Box?”
After finding out that Alison is alive, the girls don’t even know what to do next. Aria (Lucy Hale) wonders why she’s not that happy. Hanna (Ashley Benson) wonders whether or not Alison is really A and has just been playing a twisted game of Life this whole time. Emily (Shay Mitchell) still broken-hearted over Alison, is struggling more than the others. Spencer (Troian Bellisario) thinks all of this is irrelevant because there are more important things to focus on. Like making Rosewood safe for Ali again and whether or not to tell Jason. Is he even alive? I miss him.
Hanna and Spencer are in full Nancy Drew mode tonight. Unfortunately, Spencer is focusing more on the ongoing plot with Toby (Keegan Allen) that after a few months, I still don’t understand what relevance it has to anything else. The duo investigate a mysterious company with information on the coverups at Radley. Yada yada yada, Spencer is able to get them to admit that Toby’s mom didn’t kill herself. Spencer’s dad is proud of his daughter but he seems a little to eager to help out and get Radley shut down for good. The two of them are exchanging some weird looks. What does he know?
Hanna decides to research other missing teens in the area to see, quite frankly, who is in Ali’s crypt if she’s alive. Wouldn’t it have to be a twin? Is it too much to ask that this town did a DNA test? This town sucks. But I can’t help but wonder if they’re setting up Mrs. Dilaurentis here. She is still changing Alison’s sheets and she’s “seeing” Alison in her dreams. Might she have known all along?
Elsewhere, Hanna isn’t having a great day. Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) is back in town but he’s not really there. He’s quiet and things are complicated. He’s not opening up to Hanna and everything he says makes it seem like he’s cheating on her with the dead girl from Ravenswood. We get a nice good ugly-cry from Tyler out of it.
Mona is back in school looking like Zenon of the 21st century. The girls aren’t thrilled with her presence so Mona decides to embark on a dangerous game. She trolls Ezra and hints that she knows what he’s up to. I mean, when you assign your class “Jekyll & Hyde” you’re pretty much asking for it, buddy. But the New Ezra is not here for these games and he makes that very clear. Like, I’m pretty sure Mona peed a little. I love this.
Not loving all the Ezria in this episode. We get it. They’re a popular couple. But there are so many other interesting things to focus on and it amazes me that Aria’s character can make an alleged serial killer this boring. Ezra apologizes to Aria and takes her to a secluded and isolated cabin in the woods where he has a hidden compartment in the floor. Perfect for her body, in my opinion.
The episode ends on a fairly weak cliffhanger. Hanna reveals she took Alison’s journal and kept it a secret because of what Ali said about all of them. The episode ends before we actually get to learn what any of that is.
What did you think of the premiere “Who’s In The Box”? Does Mrs. Dilaurentis or Mr. Hastings know more than they’re telling? Do you love the new Ezra?