Pretty Little Liars Review: Select All?

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So, "CTRL:A" had a double meaning, but only one really applies to what happened this week.

Although the whole Vivian Darkbloom angle was mostly resolved, we only got a teeny, tiny bit closer to finding out who A is. Instead, we were treated to another semi-Hanna-centric episode, and I'm getting a little bored with Caleb drama. The constant delays and stalls that keep Caleb from just finishing with those files is just annoying.

Haleb Sighting

Apparently A was not successful in wiping the videos from Caleb's computer because Caleb is actually smart enough to hide important information in multiple locations. So... A decides to punish Caleb and Hanna is freaking out (again!). The little plot is clever enough, but it doesn't really give Garrett the opportunity he needs to access Caleb's laptop, especially with Detective Wilden around. He seemed really frustrated, which was great to watch.

Caleb is easily my favorite character. He knows how to protect himself and his loved ones, plus he's incredibly clever. And he used a romantic numerical code for his password! By "cooperating" with the police, he got the perfect chance to have those files remotely deleted from his laptop.

His only near-mistake was relying on Hanna to help him. She definitely wouldn't be my first choice for such a highly technical task. I know it's difficult to remember passwords, but he did spend time explaining it to her. Hanna could've paid closer attention or just taken notes. Luckily, Spencer helped her figure it out and reminded her to "ctrl-A." While that little shortcut doesn't really delete the files quickly, it does make selecting them much easier.

Regardless, this was only one small victory against A and hardly qualifies as "controlling A." Perhaps ,when they actually figure out who they're dealing with, they might get some control over their lives again. The whole thing was really just a way to stall Caleb from finishing up those videos.

Elsewhere: Aria meets with Vivian's friend (while her friends inconspicuously crowd the table behind her) and finds out that Alison discovered who was texting her those threats. Jonah will share this information with Aria... for $2,000... or maybe more. This might be the lead the girls have been waiting for, but then again, haven't we thought that before? Will Jonah's information get them any closer to finding out who A is?

Also (there was a lot happening again!), Spencer finds out from Jason that Ali knew about the Jason's paternity and had $15,000 stashed away. The most obvious explanation for that money, that she bribed someone, provides another possible motive for her murder. Could it have been Spencer's dad?

In other news, Holden is participating in some kind of Korean martial arts competition. It's kind of like a fight club, but with stricter rules. Plus, he has a very dangerous heart condition; however, he refuses to just live a boring life when he doesn't have much time left. I liked that Aria put her own plans on hold to look after Holden. And it saved her from a very bad confrontation with her father at that small vegan bistro. I guess Byron will start trusting Aria more, although that seems kind of wrong since she is actually lying to her parents.

The whole scenario did make me wonder how A found out about Ezra and Aria's meeting. They arranged it on the phone and both of them seemed to be alone (or at least out of earshot from prying ears). How did A find out? Is A tapping into the girls cellphones and listening to their conversations?

Last - and certainly least - Maya might be sent away again for her having an old joint in dresser (or for smoking one on Hanna's porch). But after the way Emily treated her tonight and the selfish way Maya always seems to act, does anyone really care? They both seem pretty immature and maybe they shouldn't be so serious with each other right now. 


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I think that A is Aria's brother or that he at least is working for shim that would explain why Aria doesnt get messed with as badly as the other girls and how her father knew where an when she was meeting Ezra


I'm not complaining about Hanna, I love her. She and Caleb are easily my fave characters. I'm complaining on how somebody would winge about a person who isn't even real. Honestly what is the point?


Why is everyone complaining about Hanna? Remember that they did focus on Spencer for the end of 1B, and Emily for the majority of 2A. If we should be complaining it should be about Aria/Ezra and how Aria never gets targeted as much as the other girls.


I reckon that OMG HANNAH IS SO STUPID is really stupid. First of all she spelt Hanna wrong! And second anyone who is going to put that as their name and waste a comment on that character (I emphasis the word CHARACTER) is just jealous that she doesn't have their life. Who agrees with me?


I really hope it wasn't jason that maya was dating...aside from that i loved everything haleb and spencer this usual my fav spencer was tough and fierce and finally got some answers! i was like yes!


Okay hahahahahaahahahahahahaahahahahaha
this episode was accidently hilarious..
Holden's secret is that he is the Karate Kid...
Maya's "Joint" being some huge deal
Maya's random lash out at Emily having friends.
Hannah figuring out how to use remote desktop... right.
Aria making Ezra drive an hour only to cancel at the last second... cool...coulda told him before he wasted all his gas and time...
Garret's whole personality.'re an adult, and a police officer...what is wrong with you...?


Ok i get it Hanna does have too much screen time but its because Aria is planning romantic dates and Emily at parties so that only leaves Spencer and Hanna To figure out who is after them. So i think it was a great episode, loving Haleb and as always Spencer.
One last thing does anyone know why Maya was with Jason? Any theory?


Totally one of the best episodes yet! Even I almost had a heart attack there!


Caleb is suck a bad *ss I LOVE HIM!


does anyone else find maya creepy i cant concentrate when shes on screen because im reminded how old her character must be atleast 33 after she was in buffy all them years ago, i love caleb hes my fave at the moment they should of told him about A a long time ago he would of figured it out by now. but this ep seemed really boring. bring back paige i say!! shes fun and good for emily in my opioion. i cant stand the aria ezra romance get her with jason or holden . i got my suspisions about garett is wilden not noticing hes strange behaviour? 2 more eps till we find out!

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Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Episode 20 Quotes

Caleb: I've got a hotspot in my pocket.
Hanna: Yeah, I know, but what does that have to do with computers?

I am thinking! This is me thinking! And molting!