Episode Synopsis: After Toby dropped Emily off at the hospital and got the heck out of town, Emily wakes up to a questioning (and very annoying) mother. Still confused about her lingering feelings for Maya, Emily confesses to Hanna that maybe she's ready to take the next step. Things are falling apart at the Montgomery household when Ella finally moves out...and poor Aria is falling apart on the inside wondering what happened to Ezra. Hanna gets a little closer to Lucas, which obviously upsets Sean. Spencer patches things up with Alex by helping him out at the club. The girls end up destroying Toby's file, but maybe not as well as they thought. And Toby gets into some sort of accident, which has 'A's' name written all over it.
This episode was all about recovery. From relationships, accidents, fights, homecoming... So maybe that explains all the poor outfit choices. Because let me tell you, the theme of this episode was "BoOoOOoring!" As in, Welcome to Boringsville, population: all of Rosewood. There was not a good outfit to be seen, unless you looked very closely and just said, "Fine, I'll lower my standards!"
Aria's brown slouchy raglan over a red and white striped tank is cute and most definitely comfy, but it is nothing to write home about. There's nothing wrong with this top per se, and it is certainly an outfit I'd put on after a rough night out, but I'm not getting all googly eyed over here.
There is however, something very wrong with these pants. And I mean way wrong. Aria, sweetie, we do not wear jeans with huge sewn on patches, in denim nonetheless, at this age. This fashion is reserved for all the little girls in pre-school, and even then it's not totally acceptable.
I tried to like this look, I really did but I just can't do it. The pattern is really pretty, I love black and yellow together, but something about the cut just fits Aria very funny. It looks like she took last year's prom dress and tried to make it into a school appropriate outfit. And while I understand the leather jacket is Aria's thing, it doesn't go well with this feminine dress.
Unfortunately, the bad doesn't end with the jacket. Actually I think her knee highs and ankle length boots are even worse. And you can see how ill-fitting this dress actually is from behind. It makes her look like she's eaten one too many of Hanna's cupcakes. A more form fitting bottom with a pair of simple black pumps would have been much better.
After almost getting into a fight with her brother at school, and finding out Ezra may be leaving town for good, Aria needs to change into something suitable for a pity party. I guess this is an appropriate outfit then. It's a perfect lounge wear outfit.
I think Ella tries to be a hip mom. And actually, she usually does a pretty good job with it. Here she is in a simple black sweater and jeans, nothing special, but she looks like a mom who's dealing with a troubled marriage and a disgruntled teen.
She snazzies it up a bit for school and I do really like this black and white tye-died blouse. And I love her black shrug jacket over top. She looks chic and sassy while "having a discussion" with Byron.
This outfit is typical Spencer. Skinny jeans, flats and a button down. She looks good and put together, but it's just a standard bland outfit.
When I saw this I just wanted to scream! What a terrible waste of material. Who in their right mind thought that making a denim, light denim at that, blazer was a good idea? Jean jackets are hard enough to stomach sometimes, but this?! No, I'm sorry, but we do not make blazers out of denim. And we most certainly do not pair them over this pretty white chiffon tank she has on! Ahhh!
OK, so I know we all like Alex and we were sad to see him go (but not too sad because then we got to see more Toby and we all decided we liked him and Spencer together better). But I'm starting to get a little suspicious of Alex, and I'm not ready to rule him out as being 'A'. But boy does he know how to cook (well at least I think he does), and he has some pretty killer moves. Oh yeah, and he's not too hard on the eyes either.
Hanna, I thought your fat days were behind you, so why are you wearing a super big tank that makes you look like you're hiding an entire candy aisle under it? And the grey zip up hoodie? That shouldn't even be worn around the house.
If you look quick enough this outfit isn't too bad. But I think that's because you get distracted by Hanna's gorgeous hair. Upon further examination you will see that everything, other than the color of the shirt, is just no bueno.
The material of the shirt makes it fall all wrong on Hanna's slim body. The extra long ruffle flowing down the front is extremely unnecessary. And the gold trim on the top cheapens this look a million times over. And the jeans are just terrible. Terrible color, terrible fit. Even this cropped leather jacket can't fix the look. 1. Because it's just not a good jacket and 2. It does nothing to cover the shirt. Hanna, please go home and change.
Sean, I think you're missing something... like the rest of your suit? I will admit, you look very dapper in the grey suit jacket, but I don't care if you have a basketball game to get to, you put the pants on. Especially because I hate black sneakers, and they are on full display here.
Ever the prepster you are, Sean. I don't hate it. But the more I stare at this picture, the more I think Sean's body frame resembles that of our mysterious black-hooded friend. Hmm...
Here you have it folks, the Homecoming King and Queen. Don't they just look so ecstatic?! Come on, cheer up! I'll briefly comment on Hanna's dress since we've already seen it in the last episode, but I am a big fan of it. I love the feathers, the cut, the color, and the necklace. I think it's a great dress for Hanna. But Sean, I told you you should have put on the rest of your suit. Even without that stupid look on your face, you look dumb.
Emily pretty much stayed in bed the whole episode, in this blue v-neck tee. It is a very pretty color.
I think her head was still a little cloudy when she put this on. Two layered v-neck tees and a short dark washed jean jacket. Yawn.
I may not like Pam one bit, but she doesn't actually dress too poorly. It's a totes mom outfit, but seeing as she is a mom, it works. She always manages to look super classy and put together, even if she is the most annoying mom.
There is just way too much going on with Maya's outfit. Other than the scarf, I would like each piece individually, but together it becomes one hot mess. I actually really love the sweater, I like the colors and the pattern. I wish she would have just paired this over a simple tee and a pair of black or very dark jeans. And NO belt. Also she has got to do something with her hair. It looks way too stringy.
So I think I've officially ruled out Jenna as 'A'. Unless her dramatics on her front step were all a big act.
I normally think Jenna has really pretty hair, but in this scene I thought her hair was a little too curly and unnatural. I'm also not a fan of the lace on the top of her shirt, nor her super skinny scarf.
I guess Lucas could be a good candidate for 'A'. He too has a similar build, and apparently he has (had) a huge vendetta against Alison (even though we know it wasn't Lucas who killed her). Lucas dresses like a typical high school boy. I actually really like his jeans though, I think they fit him very well.
But here he's got one top too many. So many layers!
'A's' one text for the episode. So who was it that got Toby out of the way? Ezra? Where was he this whole episode? Lucas? As previously mentioned we know he had something against Ali. Maya? Could her jealousy over Toby have caused her to take matters into her own hands? Alex? He works at the club where the staff has a "bitch board" and Spencer is on it. Any of the other kids from Rosewood that we don't even have a clue about? I don't know, but the suspense is really starting to get to me!
Here's a better look at the girls' outfits from before. Throwing Toby's file away down the creek in the woods was a perfect location since they all look like they've been camping out there for a few days. Too bad it wasn't as secretive as they thought.
Before we look at the outfits, I just want to say how much I love this area in Emily's room. I would love to have a bay window like this in my room!
OK, so my favorite outfit is Spencer's. I really do love this chiffon tank, and even though it's billowy, it doesn't make her look huge. And her hair looks spectacular. As for the other two girls, well we've already discussed Hanna's top in length so there's no point rehashing that disaster. And I can confirm that Emily paired her top with a skirt (or maybe shorts, but most likely a skirt) and some pink All-Stars. It's a very standard Em outfit. I just wonder, for someone who has such gorgeous pillows, how come her clothes aren't as pretty? My guess is her mom picked out everything in her room. Maybe Em should start taking Pam shopping with her.
After this episode, we all need some time to recover from all the wardrobe attrocities. Hopefully next episode the girls add some more spark to their attire.