I recently realized why I love Pretty Little Liars. It's got all the drama you expect from a teen soap, but it's SCAR. My heart pounds whenever the PLLs are in danger... so, pretty much once an episode.
After Mommy and Daddy find out about EzRia, Ms. Montgomery finds herself grounded. The girls almost catch A's Little Helper, but they end up with just A's phone, in which they find a photo of the four PLL dolls propped up in the attics of Spencer’s lake house. WAY creepy. Hanna decides to throw a surprise party at said lake house for Caleb’s birthday, but naturally everything goes wrong – Emily finds out that Lucas is A's helper, Hanna gets on a boat with Lucas to light fireworks on the pier, and that’s when Lucas decides to try to attack her. The boat flips (and that's where I'm pretty sure I stopped breathing) and Hanna swims back to shore to a scared audience and Lucas is nowhere to be found. Did he swim away? Is he dead? Did A take him and cut him into pieces? I need answers, people! And a defibrillator.
And she wonders why dad doesn’t want her to wear that to school. I don’t see how a zipper dress with boots and a see-through shirt would ever be acceptable to go…anywhere, actually. Is this her form of rebellion? And I’m sorry, but what is this necklace? Mommy’s last minute Halloween costume?
Come on now Aria, you can do better than that!
Toby is practically angelic in this white shirt...with just a bit of devil red beneath. You know, to remind Spence of old days.
Spencer’s discreet taste in jewelry should be a big, waving flag to Aria (take example from your best friend!) and her makeup is not overdone. Well played Spencer!
As we can see, the “I have to stay away from Toby” thing is not working so well for Spencer… and let’s keep it that way! Aren’t they too cute? (Ps: where can I buy that watch?!)
More smooching, this time with Hanna, her handsome boyfriend, and the ugliest bag on earth. Bonus points for the matching shoes and leather jacket, though, and a golden star for the messy bun. But that bag? It needs to see the wrong end of a match.
Aw Lucas is such a cute little nerd! Even though I’m destined to hate him after this episode's events, he looks casual and trendy with the forest green track jacket and graphic tee.
Also adorable is Emily. Though I’m not in love with the colors in this plaid shirt, her smile makes her ugly outfit go away.
And for once she's NOT in a t-shirt! I repeat, not in a t-shirt.
This is not Aria’s best week. And the producers thought so too… which is why this is the extent of what we see of this fattening pumpkin-colored shirt that she wore for exactly half a scene.
Hanna is having a better week, at least in the accessories department – chunky metal necklace, studded leather bracelet, and dangling earrings.
I don’t hate her reptile dress either. Yes, that is a compliment.
Ezra's girlfriend's parents despise him and he might be faced with criminal charges. Don't you just hate days like that? At least he maintains the dapper factor. He's timeless, even. If not for the Star Wars toys on his desk, this could be a scene from any modern decade.
I never liked layering until now, and I credit Spencer's cute little sweater and striped shirt for showing me the way. I can’t say I give snaps for the back of the shirt, but the maroon knee-highs with the beige skirt give her a preppy schoolgirl look that I heartily approve of. You can't hear me, but I'm politely clapping over here.
Emily not only got Hanna's great accessories memo, but has also discovered that she looks radiant in this melon/salmon color. And again - not a t-shirt!
Aria, I feel compelled to give you some advice. When grounded for dating a much older man, methinks you should lay low for a while, and not insist on wearing things that show off your macaron and boobs. Case in point: crochet dresses.
Hey girls, what's up? Me? Oh, I'm just posing for a Ralph Lauren ad...
Looking a little stressed, Lucas? Props on the varsity jacket, we hadn’t seen one in a while! Forgive me, sometimes I forget these kids are in high school.
I had to point out that even through fog, forest air, and murky lake water, Hanna’s hair stays shiny and bouncy… what shampoo does she use?
Our only hope in seeing hot, half naked boys rested in Noel. Eh, not that exciting, but for now I’ll be content with this.