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Pretty Little Liars Review: Dangerous Horse Play

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Man, how awful are the yearbook editors at Rosewood High School?!? They didn't notice that at least three seniors were members of an imaginary club? Unless A somehow slipped that bio nugget in at the last second.

Why not, right? She can break into cereal boxes and massage parlors (and fashion shows and cemeteries...). Why not a printing press?

Ready to Ride

I kid (mostly... Spencer should at least talk to the yearbook editor...) because Pretty Little Liars makes it so easy, but "Touched by an 'A'-ngel" raised a few interesting questions. To wit:

Is Aria's mom hip to her daughter and Ezra? I say yes. She definitely had an agenda when asking about Mr. Fitz and a student and seeing him with Spencer in that car simply gave her the opening to bring it up. But you noticed how she emphasized her disappointment in that kind of relationship, didn't you? Hurry up and come clean, Aria, because your mom outs you instead. It's always best to confess.

What did the N.A.T. club actually do? They see all?!? Okay. Did they build binoculars? Meet every week at the giant school telescope? It certainly seems like a strange thing to include in a yearbook, assuming the activities weren't school-related.

I'm hoping it's something along the lines of Ra's al Ghul in the Batman saga. They see all, they intervene when they think it's necessary in order to set everyone on what they believe to be a more righteous path. But I may be overreaching here.

Do you buy Jason's story about the photos? I do. I find it a very lame, forced way for the show to create suspense and intrigue over a character - but from the point of view of the story, I think he's telling the truth.

How smart is Spencer?!? A 5 on the A.P. Latin exam? Come on. That might be the most unrealistic part of the show!

How funny is Mona?!? She cracks me up. There definitely hasn't been enough Mona this summer season. Especially not enough Mona in a riding outfit.

How will Kate make Hanna pay? Easily my favorite development of the night. The show definitely needs a new antagonist because, I'm sorry, but A is soooooo played out. I laughed when Emily discovered the repetitive letters in her cereal and I saw the massage break-in coming the instant Ashley handed Hanna that certificate. A isn't surprising or suspenseful at this point because everything she does is completely unexplainable. Kate, however? She knows how to tame horses and she has a deep wallet? A scary combination.

Where the heck has Dr. Sullivan been?!? Seriously, they hyped her inclusion as a significant development this summer. But she's done absolutely nothing. We haven't seen her in weeks. She also needs a new hairstyle.

So, we leave this episode with a fresh enemy for Hanna, Emily on the verge of a breakdown, Garrett confronting Jason over their past and many questions that need answering over the yearbook's editing policy. I like it. I'm excited for next week. What about you?

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I know who a is n all of u r wrong I read all the books

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Remember when Allison said Toby had been spying on her through windows, and that's why she SAID she threw the firecracker (or whatever) into the garage? When Jenna told Spencer last night that they needed to stop looking into things or people, including Toby, would get hurt, it made me wonder if Allison was actually right and maybe Toby had something to do with the N.A.T. club (and the spying). Maybe not, but the whole "looking through the windows" thing is awfully familiar...please let me be wrong! I like Toby. Also, this whole N.A.T./Jenna thing might be connected to A in some way, but I don't think any of those people are A. (Nor do I think it's Hanna's mom). I think N.A.T. and A are two separate deals altogether that just happen to be happening to the Liars at once. In fact, from the way Jenna acts so worried and jumpy, A could be threatening them too.

Rhianna-speranzo

i found it a little silly that the microphone in the stable could carry their conversation

Fortyseven

Pretty much agree with the review. I LOVED the Alphabit box full of As! There was plot development, mystery unravelling, relationship development, hunour. Needs more Mona. Kate/Hanna relationship should be entertaining.

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Did anyone else literally feel Jason's heart break when he saw Aria and Ezra kissing? Like it looked like he was kicked in the gut and was trying to keep a pleasant face... Poor Jason :( I think Aria needs to dump her boring teacher and go for the sexy stud who is desperately wanting her. I mean, com on!

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I'm so glad that I read somewhere that they're thinking to reveal A earlier than they thought (I hope at the end of the season), because seriously, at this point has to be a combination of all superheroes and villains - he/she can get anywhere, do anything, know anything, etc. They overused it and now A doesn't seem creepy at all to me... Oh and my guess and Jenna and the yearbook? Sloppy writing...I don't think it will be mentioned ever again.

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Jason obviously remembers what happened that night, or Garrett would not have said anything to him. Whether or not Jason was involved in this, he knows that something bad happened and he most certainly remembers what it is and is just keeping his mouth shut. I think Jenna has had her sight back for a while..how did she know they were looking at yearbooks?! A has to be more than one person..someone was giving Emily that massage, but someone had to be distracting the real massage woman from not coming into the room. Dr. Sullivan is dead..literally next week she's going to call the girls, tell them she knows who A is and then bam, A is gonna kill her..because of course the girls won't be smart enough to ask over the phone and will just go to her office and see her there dead. I still think Melissa has something to do with this. Also, any connection between Kate's purse that is not for sale yet and those boots sullivan had that weren't for sale yet either? Possible A connection?

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anyone noticed that Jenna knew they were looking at yearbooks?!!? how could she know? she can see already???

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The minute Kate threatened Hanna I saw A taking out Kate. It'll be along the lines of A is the only one allowed to screw with the PLLs. But of course A will frame Hanna for it, making it look like she's jealous, etc. of her dad's new family.

Eneci

Mona and Jason aren't A! good news! cause they were busy while A was giving Em a massage! it was a good and intense episode I LIKED IT!! Ezria is getting boring and i want them to break up! Em is the weak link? i thought Hanna was the better target!
I liked the Hanna bitching about her stepsister really!

Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Hanna: If it needs a tent, it's a circus.
Ashley: Says the girl who woke up at 4 a.m. for the Royal Wedding.
Hanna: I had to pee.
Ashley: For three hours?

I'm officially terrified.

Aria
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