What did you think of the season finale of Pretty Little Liars? I can’t believe it’s already over. I feel like the Halloween episode was not that long ago and so much has happened since then. Everything with Red Coat, Spencer, and Toby. It’s been a rollercoaster and we’re still left guessing!
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Hello cryptic Spencer, dropping hints at her connection to the ‘A team that the other girls don’t get it. Spencer says she doesn’t want to be the victim anymore. She gives the girls invitations to her “welcome home” party and begs the them to come and be supportive. Aria tells Spencer that they would do anything for her and Spencer says she’s counting on it. Is she hoping they can forgive her for joining the ‘A team? Or is she trying to show that she’s still on their side and playing the ‘A team to find answers?
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In the super technologically savvy ‘A lair, where everyone wears black, someone is hacking phones to get contacts for a burner. Spencer’s party is at the Lodge at Thornhill – p.s. Marlene King mentioned there would be connections to North by Northwest in this episode. Mona walks in, so someone else is wearing the hoodie, and announces that they like black hoodie’s plan. “Those bitches are finally going to get what they deserve.”
Ezra needs a new babysitter for Malcolm and Spencer looks pretty suspicious while the girl’s are talking about ‘A kidnapping Malcolm. Come on Spencer, just because your friends are totally unaware of their surroundings doesn’t mean you’re fooling us! Hanna thinks she’ll be a great babysitter for Malcolm so Ezra agrees to give it a test run. This sounds like an awful idea.
Jenna is back and on the phone with some random, explaining that the police have evidence. Of what? I don’t know. But black gloves, black hoodie is standing on the porch listening and sends someone a text about meeting at 9pm. At first you think it’s for Jenna because she gets a text at the same time, but she meets her stranger during the day. And guess who she’s meeting? Shana! Are they friends or more than friends? Is Shana part of the ‘A team? Is Jenna?? What is going on?!
Aria sees Ezra at school talking to some teachers and he tells her that he doesn’t think they want to hire him again. But then, Aria’s Dad tells her that Ezra was offered the job but asked for the day to think about it. Aria meets up with Ezra and he explains that he doesn’t want to take the job if it means losing Aria, but she disagrees. Aria feels their relationship is broken, mostly because of Malcolm and definitely her fear of Maggie splitting them apart or worse, ‘A. Ezra doesn’t want to lose her but Aria pushes him away.
Black hoodie is sitting in a diner creepily looking at pictures of Jenna. A crush? Or the next target? The bell above the diner door rings and, Oh. My. God. he’s not dead, Toby joins black hoodie at the table. But even better, Spencer is the one in the black hoodie! She’s pissed but Toby tries to explain that he just wanted to protect her. She doesn’t believe him and he asks if Mona knows what Spencer is doing. She tells him that Mona said he’d be her reward for delivering the girls (Spencer was the black hoodie in ‘A’s lair). Spencer fesses up about kidnapping Malcolm and being the reason why Ezaria broke up! Toby tries to win Spencer’s trust back by asking her to believe that what they had was real. But wait, why was Spencer looking at pictures of Jenna?
Hanna the babysitter is a little blunt and tells Malcolm that watching TV will rot his brain and he should really play a game with her instead so he doesn’t grow up to be stupid. Nice one, Hanna. But she has motives behind her game playing. They play Guess Who? and Hanna tries to figure out who really took Malcolm to the carnival. She goes through Mona, CeCe, Melissa, Jenna, and even Toby! She runs out of ideas and Malcolm asks if he can play with her phone.
Emily sees Melissa knocking on Toby and Jenna’s house. Jenna lets her in and Emily sees Shana in the room with Jenna and Melissa and overhears Jenna saying “they have the tapes” and Melissa saying that the “bitches” are going to be at the lodge at 9pm. Then it gets quiet and there’s a lot of whispering and Melissa is seen handing Shana an invitation to Spencer’s party. Does Melissa want to kill her own sister?
Spencer and Toby are at a motel where Mona can’t find them, but Spencer still doesn’t trust Toby, even after he tells her that he doesn’t know anything about Red Coat. She explains that if he were in her shoes, she wouldn’t have been able to ignore his pain. He sheds only a few tears before they’re making out. And she must trust him now, or this is some Sleeping with the Enemy sh**, because they totally have sex.
Hanna the horrible babysitter is at it again talking to Malcolm (or herself) about her bad eating habits and parent’s divorce when Malcolm sees ‘Alison’ on Hanna’s phone. She goes to take a look and it’s a picture of Alison and Spencer. Hanna tries to explain that it’s not possible, that the girl he thinks is Alison is not around anymore. But Malcolm is sure of it, the girl with the pretty hair is Alison and that girl is really Spencer. The girl’s finally know that Spencer joined the ‘A team but they have a plan.
Ezra meets Aria on the stairs at school (a call to the stairs at Alison’s funeral in the first episode) and she even mentions that time on the funeral stairs and how Ezra had said there was no future for them. He disagrees now but Aria says it’s too hard. She kisses him on the cheek and goes to walk away but Ezra pulls her to him and they kiss. They’re still breaking up. It’s a goodbye kiss.
Spencer sees Red Coat walk into the high school and follows her only to get lost in a crowd of people wearing red. It’s the swim meet and the Sharks are swimming against the Red Devils. Spencer tracks down the Red Coat she saw initially and follows her into the bathroom. Guess who it is? Hanna! And Aria and Emily pop out from the bathroom stalls. Hanna says that it was a test to see if Spencer knew who Red Coat really is and see if Spencer is still on their side. Mona is the only one who knows who Red Coat is and Spencer tells the girls that the party is a set up to get them altogether. Hanna asks when Spencer was going to clue them in about this and Spencer tells her that she sent Malcolm the photo of her and Alison so she could figure it out.
Aria, Emily, and Hanna are all at Hanna’s house looking ready to party. A plan to throw ‘A off? Because ‘A is recording them (or Spencer acting as ‘A is recording them) to show the rest of the team that the girl’s are really going to the party. But there’s Spencer, at the lodge, with Toby and Mona (who are both wearing black hoodies). Spencer explains that the girls are running late and Mona is antsy because Red Coat is expecting the girls to be there. We find out that Toby was the one filming, so maybe he and Spencer have a plan. The girls change their clothes and sneak into the lodge while Mona takes a call from Red Coat who seems to be flying to the party in a private plane.
As the girls sneak around upstairs, Mona says she and Spencer are gonna go for a walk (more like a death walk) but Toby says he’ll do it instead. Spencer tells Toby she trusted him, but he yells at her to get up and pulls her out of the house. Let’s hope he’s faking it. Someone outside, not a black hoodie, locks the girls and Mona in the lodge. The girls run downstairs and confront Mona who says they have no idea what’s really going on.
Toby, thankfully, was faking and has a plan for Spencer to see Red Coat without Red Coat seeing her. They see a flashlight in the distance and Toby goes to check it out while Spencer goes to see Red Coat. The person who locked the girls in the lodge lights the invitation on fire and throws it on a line of gasoline leading to the lodge. Shana had an invitation but could have given it to Jenna, or it could be someone else entirely. The girls are frantically running around the house trying to find and way out but Mona is having a meltdown. She yells that they’re going to die and she won’t find out who Red Coat really is. Mona doesn’t even know Red Coat!
Spencer comes upon the plane and sees Red Coat get out, she thinks it looks like Alison, but can’t tell. She follows her through the woods but the fog is too thick to make out who she is. Toby is following the person with the flashlight and it looks like it could be Jenna from behind but before he can see who it is, he gets hit on the head and knocked out. The person who knocks him out drops the lighter next to him. Red Coat is seen dragging the girls, who passed out from the smoke, out of the house. Hanna, confused by the smoke, opens her eyes and sees Alison as Red Coat but when she blinks Alison is gone!
The girls start to wake up and Mona comes running and asks the girls if they saw Alison. She swears that Alison was the one who pulled them out of the fire. Hanna says that she saw her too and Spencer shows up and says that she also saw her. Toby wakes up and finds the lighter next to him with a compass design (North by Northwest anyone?). The girls are seen driving home and Mona is explaining why she joined the ‘A team. Mona wanted a partner and Red Coat gave her a way in and out of Radley. At first it was fun but then it got dirty. Red Coat stole the girls from Mona.
The girls drive up to the church and see Wilden’s car. Someone pulled it out of the lake. The video of Hanna’s Mom hitting Wilden is playing but there’s more…we see Jenna and Shawna run to Wilden to help him up. Spencer and Mona go over to the trunk and everyone’s phone starts buzzing like crazy. “You’re mine now. Kisses – ‘A” They open the trunk and gasp! Who is in the trunk!?!
Flashback to the yard the night Alison disappeared and we see a hand pop out of the dirt. We’ve seen this before. Someone was buried alive and trying to get out. Only this time, we see another hand grab the buried hand and start to pull the buried person out. End Season. UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM when does season 4 start? Can we get some answers please?