So this episode of Pretty Little Liars was interesting to say the least. It starts off 12 hours in the future and the girls are dirty and in a confession room at the police station. They’re wearing ridiculous dresses and look miserable because they’re in there for a homicide charge. The door opens and the first shocking moment is that Detective Wilden is back! AKA Hot Cop. He’s thrilled because he’s known all along they were guilty and now he finally has evidence. What evidence? Well we won’t know because now we’re back 12 hours into the past where A is busy playing a board game and the four girls here are the pieces.
From here on out, the girls are on a scavenger hunt to find the missing Dr. Sullivan. She’s still alive but not for long. In order to stay that way, A assigns each girl (minus Emily) a task to perform to save her life. Aria must run Jackie out of town, Hanna must break up her father’s wedding, and Spencer must keep Toby safe. That translates into breaking up with him for some reason. Is that why Toby’s brakes were cut? Save Toby! Things don’t go smoothly for Aria because Jackie blackmails her in return. Jackie is such a bitch. I was really hoping she would die this episode. But alas. She does not.
In couple news, because every episode has to be filled with boring couple drama, Caleb is back in town to attend the wedding and tell Kate that she has back fat. Go Caleb! After breaking up with Toby, Wren shows up to comfort Spencer and be generally adorable with his accent. They kiss but it’s really weak and pointless. Maya and her suspicious boots are also back in town and hanging out with Emily. Blah blah nothing suspicious to report here. I still have my eye on you Maya.
On her way to the wedding, Emily finally gets her task from A. Her GPS is re-routed to a barn in the middle of nowhere. Emily’s task is apparently to be stupid and kill herself from carbon monoxide. She gets locked in the barn with a running car as the fumes continue to seep out. Emily stands there inhaling deeply. Instead, she could have taken her like 6 inch heel and broken the car window and drove the hell out of that barn. Emily’s always been one of the dumber girls. After passing out, Emily is dragged out of the barn where she has a vision that she’s with Alison.
I have no idea what we’re supposed to take away from this scene and I’ve watched it multiple times. They kiss and Ali mentions she knows who A is but she can’t tell Emily. When asked why, Alison repeats a lyric from the theme song and says “because two can only keep a secret if one of them is dead.” Alright then? Emily however, seems to be thinking clearly and is convinced that Alison is alive. Hmm. I’d be on board with that.
The girls get a text with a location to go to and a shovel to dig up the doctor. They dig and they dig and it’s not her. It’s just her boots. As they dig, helicopters and police show up to take them in for having possession of the weapon that killed Alison. They’ve known all along that it was a shovel that killed her and this is apparently concrete evidence that they did it. What the hell? They could have found that thing anywhere. Which they did. Lame ass case if you ask me. Ezra shows up to the police station after a frantic call from Aria and Ella tells him to bounce because she thinks he’s a creepy perv who’s doing Spencer. Lulz.
Big reveal time. And by big reveal I mean mediocre reveal that most of us saw coming. Garrett has the 5th page of Alison’s autopsy which is an analysis of physical evidence on her body or something. He meets Jenna in a confession room while she spills her guts basically saying that the two of them killed Alison. Or were at least responsible for it and put the note in Jason’s pocket. Jenna says Ali deserved to die that way. Meh. I feel like anyone watching the show knew this. I don’t believe it’s that black and white though. I don’t think they’re A either. They may be responsible for cyber bullying the girls but I don’t believe they are the gloved wonder. Who by the way, makes an appearance at a diner with Dr. Sullivan. They hand her an envelope after she says she’s done everything they asked of her. Hmm. The waitress then tells A they have Pretty Eyes. Bah! Who has pretty eyes??
Pretty Little Liars returns in October with a special Halloween flashback episode.