The PLL's Lie To One Of Their Own!
By JAYMIE BAILEY
January 25, 2012
Caleb has finally decripted more video files from A's phone and the liars find out that the NAT Club was in Rosewood the night of Alison's murder. It seems that they are getting closer and closer to solid answers, but Hanna isn't very happy having to lie to Caleb. Could Caleb be on A's list?
Spencer has been trying her best to keep Toby away from her in order to keep him safe. However, I think we all found out this episode what "A" was loosening at the end of Let the Water Hold Me Down. Toby falls and is in the hospital with a broken arm, but sadly, this isn't the worst news he receives. Dr. Wren is back with his lovely accent, but he also causes some conflict. Spencer only knows one way to keep Toby away from her and course, it's with a lie. Well, half of a lie. She asks Emily to breaks the news to Toby that she still has feelings for someone and even with a broken arm, he's is quick to figure out that it's Wren. Toby even threatens him with a right hook. In the end, Toby leaves Spencer a message that he's leaving Rosewood. Spencer and Toby quickly break some hearts during this episode -- including mine.
Aria looks to Holden (aka - "the beard") to be her alibi again and Holden has some plans of his own. The girls' first assumption is that he's gay because he hasn't made a move on Aria, but Holden clears that up for us at the end of the episode. However, we're still unsure where Holden runs off to while Aria does her own thing. But he returns with ice cream when all is said and done, so I would have no complaints. Since Ezra won't answer Aria's calls, she leaves him a voicemail to meet her at a certain time, in a certain place and if he doesn't show, Aria will know that they are over. It takes a conversation with a student about his paper to convince Ezra to listen to his voicemails -- "Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid." This was a yell-at-your-screen moment for me: "What are you waiting for, Ezra?!" It took him way too long. However, had he not waited for a bit, it may not have rained. And we all know that Aria and Ezra's relationship is incomplete without the rain. They share a kiss in the pouring down rain and traffic even seems to stop for them.
Emily doesn't have any relationship issues going on in this episode (finally, she gets a break), but she does tell Jenna what's on her mind. I really wish the writers had let Emily continue her line about what she'd do with Jenna's stick. Better yet, could they just let Emily take the stick from Jenna just one time? Just one. Also, Emily plays the middleman during this episode. She's the one who breaks the news to Toby about Spencer and "someone else."
Meanwhile, Hanna is busy patching things up with Mona and throwing USB drives into a blender. She's trying to be a better friend to Mona and agrees to take her out to help her get over Noel. Well, they didn't expect to run into Jenna and Noel -- on a date? Although Mona has been pulling at my heart strings with her crying and niceness lately, that look she gave Jenna when she saw her with Noel didn't set very well with me. That seemed like a "seriously-I-thought-we-were-on-the-same-team-why-are-you-taking-my-man?" kind of glare. I mean, Jenna didn't see the look, but the feelings were implied.
Hanna does her best to keep Caleb out of harms way, but it seems that Caleb has a deal of his own. Even though Hanna decided to blend the USB drive, Caleb, being as tech-savvy as he is, backs up the files and he agrees to continue to help -- but he wants some answers and he wants to keep it a secret from Hanna. The girls tell him as little as possible and Caleb gives them one last portion of the video. But of course, this video only leaves everyone with questions -- did Alison walk into the room and find Ian, Garrett and Jenna? Did the NAT Club murder Alison?
At the end of each episode, we're usually left with "A" being as creepy as possible and plotting his/her next move. It seems that he/she is planning to remove the liars' lovers from the picture -- literally. "A" has pictures of Spencer and Toby, Aria and Ezra, Hanna and Caleb, and Emily and Maya and he/she cuts the lovers out of the pictures and burns them. Well, Toby seems to be gone, but what does this mean for the others?
Tune in next Monday at 8 p.m. to see if the girls can keep their lovers safe and if Spencer, Emily and Aria can handle lying to Hanna.