Pretty Little Liars Review: Zombies Can't Text!

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Pretty Little Liars went all Vampire Diaries on viewers this week.

Not much happened over the first 50 minutes of "The Goodbye Look," aside from a few unintentionally funny lines (Zombies don't text! I need your help. You're the master of time... Thanks, can I call you back later?), but the episode stopped treading water and starting swimming as furiously as Emily after the final commercial break.

Eyeing Aria

Consider all that went down in those final few minutes:

Jason proved he's either a dedicated gardener... or something far more shady. I'm calling "red herring!" on this storyline right now, as I believe Jason will end being a good dude who only cares about finding his sister's killer.

But the show clearly wants us to suspect the worst about him at the moment. Having a dog sniff around his property definitely helps with that.

Aria made up her mind about Ezra... with the Kiss of the Decade! I was annoyed that the slow motion scene was played so dramatically at first because, come on, Ezra is really going anywhere. Aria has the key to his apartment and he's just going to teach at college in town.

But my eye rolling turned to eye watering when Aria leaped into her former teacher's arms. It was the first time they could make out in public and the couple took full advantage of it. H.... O... T.

Spencer discovered her sister is a liar... or that someone wants her to believe this is the case. Again, I'm calling a fake out. I think Melissa really was home all day, but the same person who infiltrated the family's home and shoved Aria aside stole Melissa's boots and made it appear as if she left.

Emily bored me... and that's about it. It's unclear (read: not illogical) why Danby would care if she transferred high schools at this point. Many high school seniors sign scholarships before even entering their final year; it wouldn't make a difference where she went for a semester in real life.

There were a few other irritations on the episode: if the girls were so curious about Ian texting Melissa, why didn't they check her phone's Sent or Received Messages? They are rather adept at technology, right?

It was also disappointing that none of the key characters who appeared last week - Noel, Caleb and Dr. Sullivan - showed up here. The show can suffered continuity problems at times.

But, overall, a tense closing few moments saved what had felt like a boring episode. As always, I'm anxious to learn more. What about you?


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did ali's brother jason change? I swear he came out in a previous episode wearing a suit and looking very professional but this new jason is different looking.


I'm so confused.....why did they cast a new jason and why didn't they just use the same one from last season? don't get me wrong, the new jason is way hotter but i got so confused on why they decided to change all of ali's family characters. They have changed her mom, its different from the 1st episode, and jason is a completely different character. anyone want to try to explain this?


i want more Caleb!!!!


Yesterday's was a crappy episode!!


im starting to think that the dog was on a's yard,and that that bag had a body in it,as far as a, im starting to think that a ,was stealing the stuff to make those girls look like ian 's ...and yes i thought was alive..cause remember when the girls where thinking that they were texting ian,i dont think they were cause as soon as spencer said taylor they got a text backkkk,now u no the txt should have been sent faster if you knew the babys name...and i thought a was gonna hurt or killl the dog:(they doggg is so cute,this is my favorite show,i love it soooo much,yalll are they best


The dog from the end is --A´s Dog and the body it was not at Jasons yard it was on --A´s yard And as for melissa she did get out but not to see Ian it was to see Wren hi wants to know about if the baby is his or ian´s and they dont know!!!


tracy- i thought so too about about the person and the dog. I think there was a body under the tarp,that's why the dog was sniffing around and Jason was "doing yardwork"
tyluv, Aria and Ezra are NOT in thier legal right to be together-he's her teacher and she's 16/17, most states anyone over 18 having sex with someone under 18 is statutory rape.. He may not be be teacher anymore but was and i suspect he'll go back to Rosewood High.


@ K: The text said: Look at you alone in a crowd. I win! -A


im so bored of ezira now, BRING ON JASON


m glad aria finally made up her mind to be with ezra bcuz there was honestly no reason for her to still be mad at him...also i felt bad for her when she got pushed (A is scary!)

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