Pretty Little Liars Review: "The Naked Truth"

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Every answer leads to more questions on Pretty Little Liars. But eventually, we've been promised, we'll find out the identity of A. And that best be the truth for once!

"The Naked Truth" had an interesting premise: every major character is locked in the school overnight and forced to interact. While the whole plot seemed a little contrived, it did lead to a lot of drama and one big revelation. Unfortunately, that revelation had little to do with what we learned last week about Ali's alter-ego.

Trio of Liars

By the time the "lock-in" started, Emily had a grudge against her principal; Hanna was the most hated girl in school; Spencer was confused by Jason's return; and Aria thought Holden was using/dealing drugs (plus, she was blinding people with those hideously fluorescent shoes!). The atmosphere was ripe for dramatic confrontations and the show did not disappoint. Again, there was a lot going on, but the episode kept a much more even pace than last Monday.

Spencer found it odd that Jason was so desperate to speak to her father, especially after everything that happened the last time he was in town. The animosity between her parents and Jason - coupled with an odd memory of her parents fighting over a kiss between Jason and Melissa - lead her to startling revelation. Jason is her half-brother! It really explains a lot about the Jason and her father's strange behavior.

But does this give us any clues about Ali's death?

Hanna's evening was filled with dirty looks from every student and suspicious glances from the teachers and parents. She spent most of the night throwing herself a little pity party. HOWEVER, she did pull herself out of her funk long enough to notice a very big birthmark on Kate that wasn't in the naked picture she was conveniently staring at earlier in the day. I take back any sympathy I had for Kate; although her diabolical plans indicate that she might make a better ally than enemy. Imagine having Kate's scheming mind working against A!

They'd know who A was and have naked pictures of him/her on the Internet by morning.

And while we're on the subject of unlikely pairings... Emily's heartfelt apology to Mona really gained her a powerful friend. Although Mona said the apology wasn't necessary, you could see how haunted she still is by the memories of just how brutal Ali was. In no time, she found a way to break into the principal's office, find evidence of his corruption and blackmail him to get Emily back on the swim team. We knew she was pretty devious, but where did those computer skills come from? Could she be working with Jenna? Or is Jenna working for Mona?.

Those black light confessions in the music room and the shadowy figure who eventually stole Caleb's laptop indicated that A (or A's minion) was definitely at the school that night. But the eerie "I know who killed Allison DiLaurentis" was not the only interesting item on the poster. Someone also wrote, "I'm afraid of my dad," and I think that person might be Holden.

Although the pills falling out his bag made Aria instantly think he was into drugs, Holden told her that she has it all wrong. Those pills could have been vitamin supplements, or something just as innocent. Plus, his fighting skills indicate that he must be taking some kind of self-defense class. He's hesitant to discuss it with Aria, but I think he might be trying to protect himself from someone violent. If not his father, maybe it's A.

As I mentioned earlier, we didn't get a whole lot of progress on the Vivian Darkbloom angle. The claim ticket was just for her dry-cleaning, but the coat had a mysterious phone number in it. This, of course, led us to many more questions. Who's number is it? Why does he want to meet?

Maybe we'll find out next week. Maybe.


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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (97 Votes)

I'm so glad that Jason is back. That is all.


I'm glad to see @R that I'm not the only one who finds Ezria creepy! 'A' needs to end that relationship! I'm not a fan of 'A' but I would support her or him 100% in that case. I love Mona she is such an interesting character!


I was thankful for no Ezra. Creepy....just plain creepy.


personally, i think Holden is probably into some weird Fight Club meetings or something - probably to get away from a horrid father or homelife.
And speaking of getting away - where the heck has Ezra been these last two eps? I miss him!


a few eps ago cale told the girls he made copys of the videos so its obv he has other copys than the ones on his laptop, I not then he is very stupid. mona could be A she has the computer skills and knows alot about the students because of her work in the school office but i liked her bonding with emily (sort of simlar to the books befriending spencer) i she isnt then she could be a ally. we all knew A didnt send that pic of kate it was so easy A would of been a otnastier and would of posted her camp pics. holden is looking shady (like they made lucas and almost every other character)i think he is getting beat up by someone and i enjoyed seeing him kick noel butt lol


Also, the police station scene where Jason said "I think my sister would want me here" to Mr. Hastings totally makes sense now because he wasn't talking about Alison, but Spencer (who was arrested).


Great episode. The Jason revelation was what I expected but awesome nonetheless. The phone number in Ali's coat storyline was interesting, the person that was on the phone in the last scene sounded like Caleb. But maybe I'm wrong about that.
Dying to know who's A.


Well, I hate the fact that with all these prolems and scheming that threaten their lives they are so careless about their phones and laptops!!!! thats too stupid!


This episode was not as good as the rest. I knew it was Kate that did that picture of herself because it was too obvious. I also knew that Jason and Spencer was half-siblings.I am beginning to like Mona and Emily little friendship better than Mona and Hanna. I wonder where did Toby go because I am starting to miss him.


This show needs to finish up the A storyline rather than stringing along a bunch of A subplots. Hannah was too passive even with taking down Kate. While I understand Kate's motivation and applaud her deviousness, I really don't care about her relationship with Hannah. Emily's storyline was contrived but I did like that she apologized to Mona. Mona needs more screentime. Her computer skills and voice changing skill are suspicious or would be if PLL wasn't chock full of red herrings. Spencer/Melissa and Jason being half-siblings is big. Caleb defending Hannah/attacking Jenna was awesome. Holden defending Aria was cool though I wonder why he followed her.

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Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Episode 19 Quotes

Aria: Can I touch it?
Spencer: Yeah, it's a raincoat, Aria. It's not a mummy

Yeah, I don't know about her fortunes, but that lady with the tube top makes really good apple butter.