Episode Synopsis: Oh, I guess a few things happened. Maybe. I don't remember. WHO AM I KIDDING? This episode was BANANACAKES! 'A' is holding Dr. Sullivan hostage and makes the PLLs do this evil, messed-up scavenger hunt to save her. Each girl is given a creepy talking doll (!!) and a terrible assignment. Aria is told to "Get rid of Jackie!" and so she confronts Ezra's ex. Then Ezra's ex blackmails her right back. Hanna is told "Stop the wedding!" which she does, in maximum dramatic style. Oh, and now her Dad hates her. Spencer is told "Keep Toby safe!" which she interprets as meaning she has to wear a unicorn sweater and break up with him, which she does. And then Wren kisses her. (!!) Emily is knocked out by carbon monoxide gas and than has a hallucination of Alison (OR WAS IT REALLY A HALLUCINATION?). Then, the PLLs dig up what they think is Dr. Sullivan's buried-alive body, but it's just a doll face and boots, and THEN then get ARRESTED because the shovel they were using is Alison's MURDER WEAPON! And that creepy officer who used to sleep with Ashley is back! And Ezra accidentally confessed to being in love with Spencer (that's not a typo, people)! And Spencer's Dad is probably Jason's secret Dad! AND Jenna and Garrett KILLED ALISON and MIGHT BE A, or maybe not? Is it time for the Halloween special, yet? Please?
So. Aria looks cute with her hair pulled back, right? I wanted to focus on what's cute about this look before we begin investigating where it all goes SO VERY WRONG. So, cute ponytail! Yay!
And then.. OK. The earrings would be nice window frames maybe, but as earrings? It makes my lobes hurt just looking at these pyramids dragging down poor Aria's ears. (Note: I feel sympathy for the ears, because of all the crazy things Aria makes them wear. It wasn't their fault they got stuck to her crazy skull!)
Oh, and what's that? Aria's wearing a shirt that's 1/3 tank, 1/3 tee, 1/3 tights-with-a-run-in-them?
Oh, and a forearm bracelet. But what's that? You don't think the shirt is that bad? Well, what about this rear view?
And did you notice she's wearing it with a floor-length, plaid skirt? Or that she has one visible bright purple bra strap? And she wonders why Jackie doesn't take her seriously as a romantic rival?
What about now? Does this rhinestone skull necklace make her look more like a grown-up?
Did somebody mention a crazy skull? Note: I really like the rhinestone skull necklace. Aria usually wears dark colours, but she does up her pink dress with as many bad-ass details as possible. Like the glowing zombie-eyes rhinestone necklace, and these kind of bad-ass black details on the back:
But... yeah. That's still a pink tutu with gigantic pink flowers stuck all over the skirt. Maybe a few feathers would have made it more "Aria"? Actually, it would have been cute if the Evil Aria Doll was wearing feather hair extentions. Maybe next time, A?
And then we have Spencer, and her dependable wardrobe covered with farm animals.
Because that's a horse on that sweater, right? A horse sweater with corduroy jeggings and boots? Or is that... not a horse? Is that... a medieval unicorn pattern sweater?
This is my favourite Spencer outfit EVER! She's this super-intense, caffeine-infused, completely obsessive investigative detective high school student. Wearing part of the Bayoux Tapestry as a sweater? Could anybody else in the universe pull this off? Spencer is half-lovable, half-terrifying.
Sometimes, she's 100% terrifying.
Remember when Hanna was like, "What's creepier than creepy?" Spencer is what's more intense than intense.
And then all of a sudden, she's wearing this light summer dress and pretending to be a normal teen.
This dress is super-cute. It's white with pastel yellow, pink and green stripes. And if Spencer can wear a white-ish dress to a wedding, then I think it's officially OK now. Actually all of the PLLs (apart from Hanna) wore white-ish dresses to the wedding.
Spencer's dress is seriously so cute, you guys. Kate picked it as outfit of the week, and I totes agree.
Love the stripes. Love her curly hair. Love that she's wearing a watch with it, as though any 16-year-old in the universe tells time from anything besides their iPhone.
Emily begins in normal Emily style, in a grey Free People tee. Cute detail in the front, but nothing special, right?
But then! The back! Is completely insane!
It's a black tank with a grey tank attached to the back of a backless grey tee? What? Is this all one shirt, or two shirts? Or three shirts?
Emily is the only one, at the start, not to get an Evil Talking Doll. This is extra-devious of A, because not getting a doll made ulcer-getting Emily even more stressed than if she'd gotten one. Of course, she did get an Evil Emily Talking Doll around the same time that A left Evil GPS Directions in her car.
Evil Talking Doll's dress is American Girl chic, I think. One of the best-dresses of the mini-PLLs.
And then I think Emily borrowed one of her mother's dresses to wear to the wedding.
The polka dots are cute, and the silhouette is nice. I bet Hanna made her add the peach-coloured belt for added edge, but the neckline is super-matronly.
However, the shoes are TO DIE (no pun intended). Platform heels and little bows on the heels? Amazing. Although I don't blame Emily for taking them off after they had to walk through the woods to find Dr. Sullivan. These are shoes for standing and posing, not for walking.
And then we have Hanna. Does she now carry around a personal wind machine? Because I don't blame her, her hair looks gorgeous in the wind.
I want her hair. So much. Also, her BP tank is simple and cute, and the jewellery is surprisingly tasteful for Hanna.
And what's she so smiley about in this picture? Oh, it's because Caleb just arrived! I think most of the viewing audience was making this exact same facial expression when he arrived on her doorstep.
Also, she's wearing really cute glittery pink nails:
And who are Randy, Scotty, Susan and Swimmer? SWIMMER? Is that a person, or just the name of a cute guy she met at the beach one time?
And then she changed into her brown bridesmaid dress. It's bland for a normal dress, but actually pretty wearable for a bridesmaid dress. And though she angsted early in the episode, I caught no evidence of back fat on Ms. Marin during the wedding scenes.
And I think it speaks to the power of her pretty, pretty hair that, even when she's covered in dirt and hanging out in a police station all night, her hair is still gorgeous. Check it out:
I don't know what's in the water in Rosewood, but it seems to make everybody's hair SO SHINY! Yeah, the PLLs might be dealing with some terrifying horror movie shenanigans, but their hair always looks nice. And that's the most important thing, right?