Read on for our recap of Pretty Little Liars: “Free Fall“.
Ezra is working overtime on being a creeper this episode and he’s playing magnificent offense. Spencer is really dropping the ball and is, unfortunately, going to pay for it. After finding Spencer passed out at his desk with the diary in hand, Ezra runs to Aria to let her in on what’s going on. No, no, not that. But that Spencer is addicted to pills. Not only that, she’s had this problem before. Abusing pills and not remembering the things she was doing…2 years ago. Her mom is pissed. “We can’t cover for you this time, Spencer.” Can’t wait to see how that is going to come back into the plot. Hint hint. Alison.
The problem here is that now, Spencer’s credibility is totally shot. Before Spencer even gets a chance to tell Aria that Ezra is A, the girls don’t believe her anymore. I feel so terrible for Spencer and all of this is just making me hate Aria more than Fitz. On the plus side, Troian Bellisario’s acting is so magnificent in this scene. Just brilliant. “He’s freaking A!!”
At the very least, a seed has now been planted in Aria’s head. When Ezra lets slip that he knew that Spencer unraveled after see a body in just a helmet and a tattoo, Aria begins to wonder how he knew that little detail. Not wanting to give up, Spencer comes up with a trap to lure Ezra into thinking the girls are meeting Alison. A mystery blonde shows up to the zoo the trap is taking place at. I kind of thought it was Cece. Or perhaps Mona. Earlier in the episode, Mona told Fitz she couldn’t help him anymore and he refused to accept.
Let’s get to the good stuff. Now in doubt about her relationship, Aria goes to Ezra’s cabin and is able to crack the alarm system code after trying about 50 pretentious literature possibilities. B26 ends up being the key. Aria finds the trap door once she’s inside and I’m getting SO EXCITED. But of course, the entire thing is emptied out.
However, on the coffee table, hidden in a book about meat (LOL), is a giant manuscript about Ezra’s time with Alison. Awwww here it goes!
Terrified about what she is seeing, Aria forgets her keys and runs when Ezra unexpectedly shows up. He chases her through the woods and somehow manages to sit next to her on a ski lift without her noticing. Why is a ski lift running with no one around? Why did Aria think that would be a safe place to hide? Girl, there is nowhere to run now!
Shockingly, at least to me, Ezra admits to knowing Alison in college and explains she lied about her age. Even better? He also admits that he knew who Aria was before he even met her. Everything up until now was research…for a book. He claims he never hurt Alison but dude, at the very least you’re a psychotic creeper who spied and stalked underage girls for a book. He legit took the job at Rosewood just for that reason. So far, I’m happy the writers haven’t totally redeemed Ezra.
However, Ezra really doesn’t want Aria to see what else is written in that manuscript. He knocks it out of her hands and apparently, neither of them bother to pick it up because the mysterious hooded figure at the end of the episode is seen taking them home.
This was hilarious.