Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Let’s chat: Pretty Little Liars!

ABC family's "Pretty Little Liars" concluded it's summer season last night with what I can only describe as a ridiculously intense summer finale. I love this show but find it so infuriating sometimes because when they finally give you the much hyped answers they don't really answer anything. I have so many thoughts about this but let's start with my review of last night's episode "The Lady Killer".

My Review: While I must say this was one of the best episodes Pretty Little Liars has ever done I can't help but feel slightly disappointed. I guess I just don't get why they spent an entire half season and the whole summer finale focused on a person and story who had absolutely nothing to do with the "A" team. I can say that with certainty because PLL Writer Brian Holdman was asked by a fan on twitter if Nate was a part of the A team he responded, “Nate was just a psycho stalker. Totally freelance.” and just in case you are wondering, when a fan asked Bryan "So just to be clear---- Nate killed maya right!?" he replied "Absolutely. Nate was Maya's stalker from Tru North and he killed Maya." So I have to ask, why spend so much time on someone who was not really relevant to the story? I personally think it would have been better to have her killed by the new psycho dead body stealing A, but they didn't ask me.

I wasn't surprised at all by the fact that it was Nate who killed Maya, I saw that coming. However the revelation of it did leave me with a few questions:

         - Why would Mona give these messages to Hanna and Aria in her secret code
          "Maya Knew" "Not Safe" and "" if her death did not have
          anything to with the A team? Unless there is more to this story.... Which is 
          possible but at this point I don't see how they would make that make sense.

         - Why was the A team trying to pin Maya's murder on Paige if they knew for 
          certain that no one on the A team had anything to do with Maya's death? Unless they                   
          were just trying to get Garrett out of jail... Which leads me to....

         - Do we now know for certain that Garrett is on the A team? At the end of the episode 
          Mona says that she wouldn’t have escaped if she knew that Garrett would get released         

     from jail, so was she trying to bust him out? Why would they do that if he was totally
          innocent of the A team. If this is in face true it leads me to believe maybe Jenna is not     
          on the A team since she was the one who made Garrett look guilty to begin with. I just  
          don't see why should would turn on an A team member but then the A team still want to 
          help Garrett.

By the end of the episode I wasn't surprised that it was Toby in the black hoodie, they pretty much implied this through the whole episode but I am just not buying him as a bad guy. I mean I guess it's possible but here are my reasons why I just don't buy it:

         - In the episode "Stolen Kisses" He angrily tells Spencer "if you won't give me answers, I        
          will find them myself" They made a point of reminding you of this in the beginning during
          the recap. He has genuinely seemed clueless but perceptive about the new A until that   
          point when he left "to get answers". Maybe its wishful thinking but I think this revelation
          of him being on the A team has more to do with him getting answers than it does him 
          being a psycho who wants to ruin his girlfriends life.

         - In season 2 A rigged the scaffolding outside of Spencer's house to collapse while Toby   
          was up on it working. It seems completely unrealistic that he would try and hurt himself.
         - He was set up to take the fall for Allison's murder in season 1. Why would A do that if     
          he was on the A team at that point?

Which leaves me with the question, How long has he actually been on the A team? I can't see how he could have been on it the whole time but I also can't see the Head Honcho A being stupid enough to let him in after knowing he was with Spencer. See what I mean? The answers don't really answer anything, they just give you more questions! 

Random thoughts and Additional Questions:

- How heart braking Caleb was shot rescuing Emily and even more so Hanna completely distraught as he is being loaded in the Ambulance. (still with perfect hair)

- It was really interesting that Emily got that call from "A" saying "you have one minute, get out" and then Nate returned a minute later. Was A trying to save Emily? 

- What was the note Emily found in Nate's book? It only had Emily's name and address on it in the return address space. Was Nate planning on sending a note to someone like it had come from Emily?

- Poor Aria is really out of her mind not telling Ezra he has a kid. We all know he will find out she knew. Does she really see this one working in her favor?  

- A Pretty Little Liars finale without one trace of Allison just seems odd and wrong.

- Where did Jenna go? And Jason? And Melissa? 

- Where is Allison's body? Oh I hope Toby doesn't have it! 

So much to think about! I can't wait for the Halloween episode! I think it's going to be pretty amazing, a "Ghost Train" party seems pretty freaky! 



  1. Umm...LOVE PLL!!! This was an intense episode! So much happened....and it drives me crazy that the next episode isn't til Halloween...and that's only 1 episode!

    I don't think Toby is bad. I WAS surprised to see him, but the way they twist everything on the show (and after I got over my initial shock) I really don't think he is bad.

    I now want to go back and watch all the episodes again from the beginning!

    1. You don't have to wait till the halloween episode! ABC Family has launched a web series, Pretty Dirty Secrets, that will show every week online leading up to the Halloween episode! It will feature the questionable characters like Jason, Noel, Cece, Lucas, Garrett, Toby and more! Apparently these webisodes are full of clues to the story. Check them out!

  2. I believe the writers decided Toby was on the Ateam after the homecoming episode season 1. So after episode 7.

    1. I saw that too. I've seen multiple interviews lately with Marlene King saying that in the winter season we will see the story play out to how, when and why he joined! I can't wait!

  3. I love Pretty Little Liars and cannot wait to see where they go with this new twist :)


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