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Pretty Little Liars Review: Cabin Fever

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This was definitely the night for yelling at the television screen. From Spencer's close call in the locker room to Emily's ill-advised kiss with Nate, I couldn't help but shout at the Pretty Little Liars during some of the tensest moments onscreen.

"What Lies Beneath" begins to draw the mystery of Maya's killer to a close. With only two more week's until the summer finale, it's about time that we can cross some names off the very long list of suspects.

Hanna and Emily Investigate

After last week's unsatisfying round of the Kahn game, Spencer wanted more answers from Noel. Confronting him didn't seem to get his attention, but searching through his locker apparently worked. As Spencer watched the surveillance footage that was possibly sent by Noel, Hanna and Emily went to the cabin to look for whatever it was Maya wanted to share with Emily the night she died.

The two found a hidden room, which was obviously Maya's hangout when she ran away from home because her bag was there with an unused bus ticket. They might have found more pieces to the puzzle in that bag or in the room, but A decided to remind them that they were still very much in danger. Emily managed to get the two of them out, and Hanna somehow stabbed herself in the leg (another yelling at the screen moment!). The two found some interesting clues in that cabin, but Spencer's video footage proved to be the most helpful.

So, just what did the surveillance video prove? Well, apparently Garrett wasn't the last person to be seen with Maya alive because by the time she disappeared, he was already at Spencer's house. Noel and Jenna are in the clear as they had just entered the cabin when a mysterious someone grabbed Maya from behind. So, who was it? Wren, Ezra, Nate, Holden, Caleb, Toby... or Paige? 

Each of these characters appear to be suspects for the big betrayal, but who do you think it was?

Wren is highly suspicious to me. When Hanna tried to tell him that they couldn't get involved, he didn't seem too discouraged. He took advantage of the opportunity to spend time with her while he stitched up her wounded leg, making her dinner out of the questionable ingredients in her refrigerator. Wren's interest in Hanna, like his interest in Spencer, is just a little too convenient. Or maybe he just genuinely likes Hanna. But Hanna is wisely keeping her distance from him while also trying to keep her relationship with Caleb a secret from everyone.

Aside from all the trouble with the Kahn cabin and Wren's continuing advances on Hanna, there was another tense and frustrating scene between Emily and an increasingly unhinged Nate. He'd responded aggressively to Jenna earlier at the cafe and came by to explain that Maya's death was having a much more intense affect on his life than he thought. Emily was empathetic, having spent most of this summer season grieving for Maya. And then Nate kissed Emily....what?!?

It wasn't so surprising that Nate kissed her, especially since he has flirted pretty heavily with Emily. But it was shocking that Emily let it go on for so long. Plus, Nate's anger at Jenna and his aggressiveness with Emily make him even more suspicious.

And then Paige saw the two of them kissing! She looked incredibly pissed and despite her illness excuse, Emily seemed to sense that something was up. This scene not only made me upset with Emily for both leading on Nate and disappointing Paige, but it made me realize just how intense Paige can be. Could she be A?

On a brighter note, I loved the interactions between Zack and Ella! They seemed to complement each other perfectly, and now that Ella has decided to date him exclusively, their relationship should be fun to watch in the coming weeks.

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    Their is nothing boring about Aria and Ezra at all and they belong together they won't break up and I also don't believe he is part if the A team at all I don't buy that at all. I am leaning toward Nate and Paige. I don't have any idea who betrays them I just don't think it is Ezra Caleb Toby or any of the liars. Ezra would only be a betrayer for Aria same with Toby for Spencer and Caleb for Hannah. So I am going to

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    Their is nothing boring about Aria and Ezra at all and they belong together they won't break up and I also don't believe he is part if the A team at all I don't buy that at all. I am leaning toward Nate and

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    Definitely agree on the whole Aria/Jason relationship, the relationship between Aria and Ezra has been exhausted. I hope Wren isn't part of the A team! That accent and hotness cannot be wasted like that. Wren should be with Spencer though.

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    I am so pissed that Emily kissed Nate, seriously I was screaming at the TV, if they put them together I am DONE! But yes I liked the episode, next weeks will freak me out I hate snakes.

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    BACK OFF WREN!!!
    Hanna and Caleb all the way!
    Ezra and Aria are as annoying as they've always been. Can they just break up please?

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    I liked this ep.! To bad I was drunk a little. Hey, forger that I've just written!

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    I think Nate is the ex that wouldn't leave Maya alone. He clearly has rage - he's trouble. Surprised that Emily didn't stop the kiss. Paige also clearly has rage. These two are top suspects to me. Coming in 3rd is Wren. I'm sorry but a cute British doctor can't find any women his own age?!! Give me a freaking break! He and Ezra should hang out more.
    How hysterical that Aria was getting on her mom's case about the age difference between her and coffee guy. Is she for real?!
    I'm just patiently waiting for Ezria to end. I still think that Maggie never had the abortion.
    Where's Jason? Bring him back please!
    I have issue also with how stupid the writers make these girls. Just blindly walking into places with no exit plans.

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    I Think that emily should go with nate (:
    I Love himm and no he did not kill maya.!
    And ezra should stay w aria but the people from pll should make It i dont know.... INTERSTING.!

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    I think Paige is definitely going to be revealed as the new A. Her obsessive and controlling behavior towards Emily mirror Mona's towards Hannah. I was thinking that Paige was the one who killed Maya, but now I'm starting to believe that it was Nate. That encounter he had with Jenna and his obsession with Emily...He is SO creepy. Talking about creepy, Wren's connection with the girls is absolutely ridiculous. Either he has something to do with the A team, or he's just a pedophile preying on teenage girls. I'm still a bit confused as to why they are showing so much of Ashley and Ella dating; why bring in more new characters? Also, where has Lucas been? Glad that we can cross 3 people off the list of who killed Maya. Can't wait to find out! Definitely think Paige is A though!!

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    There is no more action with aria and ezra.!!!!! And its gonna
    Probably take about 5 episodes for ezra to find out if maggie Kept their son/daughter. It sucks how we never get somewhere.! And OMG hannah .! Wren is your guy.! Forget caleb.!