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Pretty Little Liars Review: A Sock Drawer With No Socks

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After one slow week and a lackluster party, Pretty Little Liars THANKFULLY offered another exciting installment this week.

"Remains of the A" shot suspicious evidence at two characters who have mostly escaped scrutiny lately: Ezra and Holden. Ezra's relationship with Aria has mostly shielded him from our accusations and theories (although some fans have been distrustful of his appropriately timed arrival in Rosewood). Holden was another mysterious character until he came clean about his heart condition and carpe diem approach to life

But all the goodwill these characters built up could be thrown out the window as this episode makes us ask how much we should trust them. Or rather, how much Aria should trust them.

Angry Hanna

Could Ezra be A? Or one of A's minions? 

Let's take a look at the evidence. Aria finds stacks of cash in his drawer and, unfortunately, we had to wait until the end of the episode for her to ask him about it. Granted, this is a major improvement for the series. It used to be that we'd have to wait weeks before one of the girls would work up the nerve to just ask about suspicious behavior. But Aria is comfortable enough in her relationship to be open and honest with Ezra about what's bothering her (just not about the A drama).

Ezra's excuse seemed really lame. It was like he came up with it really quickly and then tried to distract her by acting so pitiful and embarrassed. And it worked! She immediately felt sympathetic for him and cuddled up on the couch. BUT Ezra shot a look back at his sockless drawer. Where did he get the money?

The most likely source is Jason's reward. Jason made his check out to cash, and that certainly seemed like large amount of cash sitting in Ezra's drawer. Any other thoughts about where it might have come from?

In other relevant revelations, Emily began having more flashbacks about the crazy night she wound up next to an empty grave. Apparently, at one point she stopped at a diner. Must've been a long evening. What was interesting about this memory was that she wasn't with Jenna; there was a man with her. This guy had a mysterious stamp of an eye on his wrist, and Emily saw this same stamp on Holden's wrist at the church dance.

What was Holden doing at the church? Was he following the instructions Hanna left with Garrett's mom? It seemed awfully coincidental that he would pop up again in the same place that the girls set up to trap A. We haven't really seem him since "CTRL-A." But we're not even sure that A read the note. Wilden intercepted it at some point and decided to wait around at the church, as well as harass the Marin girls. That guy is the biggest creep on the show! (and that's saying a lot!)

Holden definitely knows something. He tells Emily he saw her girlfriend once at the club where he got the stamp, but runs off when she presses him for more information. Emily can't quite remember the face of the guy with her at that diner; she can remember the back of his head and even that image is a little fuzzy. It could be anyone, but the hairstyle seems to suggest its Holden...or maybe even Ezra. So, who was with Emily at the diner?

Other than offering us some great suspects to consider, the episode also delivered a key piece of evidence. Jason finally tells Spencer the truth about the N.A.T. club. There were three members that Jason knew of him: himself, Garrett and Ian. Ian did the videotaping, but Jason thought that maybe Ian was taping for someone else too. And there were other girls involved who might have been setting up their own friends. Sounds like something Ali might do, right?

The brother and sister team, Spencer and Jason, find out that April Rose is an antique shop. The store has a some pretty damning evidence too - Ali's anklet. Luckily, they turn it over to the police. But the evidence doesn't help things out in the way Spencer expected. Instead of proving that Garrett is a killer, the anklet actually does the opposite. It has blood from both Ali and an unknown third party. Spencer has a very uncharacteristic breakdown when she finds out that Garrett's case has been dismissed.

Wow! That's a whole lot of stuff to think over before next Tuesday's installment, so be sure to check out our PLL Round Table later this week as we explore some of our big (and not so big) questions from the evening.

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Hey everyone, first of all, I think it wouldn't make sence now that the story would only be about the 4 girls. I think there is a lot of secrets in the 'secret club' story. There club make me think about a Joshua Jackson movie where they filmed an asian girl getting gang raped ... I'm pretty sure things got out of control in the filming 'activities'. I definetly think Ezra has the age to be in the secret club and his lies seemed so forced I wonder if it was the actor being a bad actor or the character being a bad lier... Also some of you I think are right to think the parents are involved in a secret too. On a very different note...Hannah keeps talking about her weight in the last few episodes. I know she broke up and had an eating disorder but I can't help myself thinking she might be pregnant...

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I think I saw Holdens face in the reflection of the napkin holder.... When Emily had that recap of the night she was taken... rewind it back and see if you can tell... Ezra looked back after he told Aria about the money and the car. He looked back at that cabinet like I'm not being sneaky enough and I almost got caught... Does he know about A? I can't remember if Aria told him.

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Think about this - Byron is A calling the shots because he is a sick perv who has a thing for younger women. He has Mona, Ian, Garret, Jason and possibly Ezra working for him. When Ezra goes rogue and dates his own daughter he is desperately trying to get rid of him. He can't do anything drastic for obvious reasons. That's why Aria never gets severely hurt- just troubles with Ezra. Any one else with stronger points to back up this theory? I know it has many loopholes, but think if it were true!

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OH also, remember at the creepy doll store, when the little boy said there were two people, a boy and a girl, both with dark hair? Well at first everyone's like "no no no it can't be Jenna, because the boy said that the girl wasn't blind!" so everyone assumed it was Mona. BUT THEN remember on a day when Jenna was having that creepy phone call alone in the park? The was clearly and obviously involved in some sketchiness. But everyone ignored it again because "omg Mona is a!!! Uh wait I think...? Idk what to believe anymore." so now knowing what we do, that Jenna is NOT blind and there was a dark headed boy working with her on the Emily abduction night..(who could be Ezra, Holden, Lucas, Wren.. And probably more. But I really think it was holden because of the wrist tat) wouldn't it make sense that the writers threw us for a loop with the Mona thing, and she really just works for Jenna........? Dun dun dun

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Okay so wouldn't it make sense that garret left the ticket thing to lead someone to evidence that would prove his INNOCENCE instead of his guilt? But then, why wouldn't he just TELL his attourney (aka mrs. Hastings) but maybe garret tried to leave a not for whoevers blood was on the anklet. Like maybe it was a friend that garret didn't want to rat out, but was saving his real game changing evidence in case he really needed to save his butt. Just some theories? The real question is what was Garret's motivation for secretly telling about the anklet? Why is it a secret if seemingly there's nothing to hide..?

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My question is why is Spencer so pressed on getting Garret in trouble I mean know the guy has answers that she wants and acts all weird but why is she so against him getting out? if he has all the info maybe he's the key to getting closer to finding out who A really is!. There's a lot of un answered questions, Like who's earring did Aria and Ali find the day that Aria vandalized her dad's office? and whats with Emily girlfriend she knows spencer's brother and the girls still don't know that and she goes clubbing at weird clubs and now Emily seems to be finding out about it! VERY WEIRD!! I really hope next tuesday we get some more answers because I'm dying to know...

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Li the night she dissapeared.Or Emily who wrote Ali a angry letter before she died cause she was upset over Ali's rejection & wanted her to keep her being gay a secret.Aria also wanted to keep Ali quiet about her dads affair.If you all think Arias a suspect so are the other girls. I doubt any of the four are A connected or Ali's killer.

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I'll hiding something. What would be his motive for being A harassing a bunch of high school school girls?im sure he has more to worry about than that like money, keeping his job, keeping his illegal relationship with Aria a secret plus, Ali was being stalked by A before Ezra meet any of the girls.What would Arias motive be for being A/on ATeam & doing this stuff to her friends?i don't think she'd have a motive/reason.I don't think she's that type of person .I don't think Hanna, Spencer,Emily are bad people capable of doing this type of stuff to thier friends and I don't think any of the four girls killed Ali either. As for The red coat, I'm sure there was more than one made and as for Aria & Mona mentioning toffe flavored things, I'm sure more than just Aria likes toffee in Rosewood. Though these things do make her a little suspect.But so is Hannah cause from a promo for next week her blood may also be on Ali's anklet.Or Spenser who argued with,slapped & chased after Ali the night she disappeared/died. And in the most reccent episode was upset at Ali for thier plans off something Ali did often.Or Emily who wrote Ali a angry letter before Ali diss peered after being rejected by her & wanting Ali to keep quiet about her being a lesbian.Despite these things I don't think the girls are A or Ali's killer.

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Those that say Aria is a or on A team cause nothing happens to her/Ezra:Aria was attacked at Spenser's in season two, A blew the whistle on her dads affair &Arias knowledge of it To her mom in season one episode five, Aria was followed and almost attacked again in season two episode 19 but Holden rescued her,Aria was blackmailed by A in season two Over My Dead Body(or the episode before ) to threaten &blackmail Jackie who in turn blackmailed/threatened Aria and season two episode 20 Ctrl:A , Aria is almost busted by her dad secretly meeting Ezra after the were forbidden to see each other by A who left a note for her dad where Aria & Ezra were going to secretly meet that night. Plus Arias been getting the messages too & with the other girls most of the time when she gets them. It's strange that Ezra would have suddenly a lot of money (after Jason offered a huge reward)and be hiding it & keeping it a secret from Aria & the way he looked back t it like he was still hiding something plus his typewriter was like the one used to write a couple A notees.Also he meet Aria when she bumped into him going to her dads office(well they didn't officially meet then but he knew her).But what would his motive be for cyberstalking/cyber bullying a bunch of high school girls?Why would Aria be helping stalk and bully her friends?

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I think Garrett left that clue for Jason to find.

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 6 Quotes

Hanna, will you slow down? I almost tripped over a catheter back there that was still attached to someone.

Spencer

Spencer: Just be careful and wear sensible shoes.
Hanna: I wear three inches or nothing.

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 6 Music

  Song Artist
Song We Turn It Up Oh Land iTunes
Caro-emerald-a-night-like-this A Night Like This Caro Emerald iTunes
Cathy-heller-you-make-me-happy You Make Me Happy Cathy Heller iTunes
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