Episode Synopsis: Awwwwwwwww yeah girl, we’re back! Sure, it’s just one episode but admit it, you missed the Liars. I know I did. I also know that my Halloween parties in high school were nothing like Rosewood’s. What is the deal there? Do parents just fund these ridiculously extravagant parties for teens? I mean, who gets a band? Anyway, the fashion this week was kind of dull which surprised me. I figured, if you’re going to have a flashback episode, you better work it like Aria works a hair feather. With Alison being ALIVE in this episode, we finally got the full effect of her bitchiness. Y’all, Alison is like the Top Mean Girl. She’d make Tina Fey cry. And after a really intense chase through a haunted house by a murderer (need I remind you we're watching Pretty Little Liars?), even I was scared of her.
Aww, look at our girls! So cute in their 2008 fashions, like they’re in junior high or something. I forgot that this was Aria’s emo-punk phase; someone get her to Iceland as soon as possible, OK? Of course, this is also when Hanna’s supposed to be “fat”, Spencer is a total dork and Emily is not out of the closet. Who knew that coming out as a lesbian meant all of your shirts grew two sizes? Alison, you’re flawless as always (and I hate you for it), although women usually wear their girdles on the inside of their clothing.
Huh. Well, nothing bad could possibly happen here. Houses always get close-ups in Halloween specials, right?
So, anyone else freaked out by this pseudo kidnapping? I mean, we all know Alison is going to bite it eventually, but the freaky plastic face thing is a little overkill. Or I could be projecting my fears of ‘Leatherface’ onto a show for pre-teens. Hold me?
In case you didn’t know, SPENCER is running for PRESIDENT and you should VOTE. Or, she’s also a dork because she wears big GLASSES. Honestly, what happened to subtlety?
You see? That’s the Spencer I know and love. Although, comparing her 2008 clothes to now, girlfriend’s hooch’d it up a little bit over the years. No Grecian styled dresses or gold accessories? Ah, soon enough my pet. You’ll catch up with us soon enough.
This is going to sound harsh, but I’m glad Alison dies. Why? Because Hanna won’t have to wear tablecloths anymore. Come on girl, did you steal that curtain from a Rosewood B&B? The colours are cute and complementary, but we know you’re capable of more. Like, able to pull off shoulder pads in high school kind of more. All I can say here is, Laura Ingalls would be proud.
Oh, don’t you sass me you crocheted crony. You know I'm right. If you just lost the cardigan, you'd be stunning in that green and gold belt combo. I know, I actually approve of a belt - it's a new day!
Hey, remember this little gem? It’s from an earlier episode I recapped where Aria finds out her dad is a triflin’, good for nothin’ type of brother. So, looking back, I love Alison’s skirt. I don’t think I was kind the first time around but I guess I’m into ruffles now? She’s put together nicely, there’s consistency in the texture and, next to Aria’s Hells Angels look, it’s downright adorable. However, I still maintain my previous thoughts - is she going to rob a convenience store with the belt?
Hmm, I didn’t think the girls were wearing their costumes to school. Oh, that’s right, Aria’s just depressed and moody. Honey, I appreciate the Jackie O inspiration, but I think you took a wrong turn at Tina Cohen-Chang. Of course, I’ll let it slide because that hat is ADORABLE. Real talk, I think it's just the top that's throwing me off. I mean, the skirt is super cute and the hat could easily be paired with a white blouse. Maybe even pearls? Oh Anthony, stop! Now you're talking crazy!
Emily! Nice to see things haven’t changed much for you. The polo earlier was nice, this is... well it’s just you, isn’t it girl?