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Pretty Little Liars Review: Truth or Truth?

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Based on the promos, I had high hopes for this episode of Pretty Little Liars. But, alas, I was once again sorely disappointed by the lack of real progress.

"The Kahn Game" started out with great promise, especially when we got to that tense game of truth. However, there were no earth-shattering revelations or even some small leak of vital information to help us solve this A mystery.

BUT we did get some seriously entertaining and emotional relationship drama, plus some happy moments for our favorite liars.

A Hug for Aria

As I noted last week, Spencer has been consumed with the search for A - tracing down tips, recreating Mona's A-room, breaking into Maya's website - and it seems like all that dedication has had a negative affect on her life. Toby's left town, her grades are slipping, and *gasp* she missed the early application deadline for her dream school. For Spencer, this was a major disaster, so she jumped at the chance to put her application into the hands of anyone who worked at UPenn.

Enter CeCE.

I was skeptical about CeCe's plan, and I didn't really believe she'd met up with this admissions guy until Spencer got that email at the end (hooray!). CeCe not only helped Spencer with her future, but also gave Spencer and Aria the chance to question Jenna in a setting where she had to tell the truth.

The Kahn game apparently locks drunken college kids (and some high school ones) into a truth spell, which forces them to answer each other's brutal questions. Well, not really. But Spencer and Aria decided to pull Noel and Jenna into the game to take advantage of this rare opportunity where peer pressure might actually help them instead of hurt them. It was just disappointing that despite such a great opportunity, we didn't find out much.

So, Maya used to go these parties. Who was she hanging out with? Jenna and Noel picked up Emily that night at the diner, but who was the guy with her? Which video was Jenna referring to? Did Jenna and Noel have anything to do with Ali's body being stolen? So many questions, and so few answers!

Aside from that slightly disappointing scene, we were treated to some intense Fitz(gerald) family drama. Ezra's hot younger brother Wesley tried to help him buy back that expensive car he sold (the latest in his mother's attempts to control him), and Ezra was not dealing with all this family stress in a healthy way. He was almost cold toward Aria and continued to keep secrets about his past. There doesn't seem to be a lot of trust in this relationship.

Plus, I'm sure Wes is definitely trying to drive a wedge between the two, especially after he "accidentally" told Aria about that whole Maggie thing. I don't think he assumed she already knew it, but I'll bet he thought she should know about it.

Speaking of trust issues, Hanna was finally forced to trust that Caleb could handle the new A. Caleb, seemingly following Toby's lead, swore that he would help Hanna with this new A, and he didn't need her permission to do so. Way to go Caleb! It was frustrating to see Hanna continue to push him away even after it became clear that he knew there was a new A, but it was oh so satisfying to watch Caleb silence all her fears with a passionate kiss.

So, enough with the Spaleb rumors!

Equally romantic this week was the Emily and Paige relationship. The girls were right that Emily deserved a little bit of happiness, but they really should have allowed her to see that website sooner. She needed to mourn the loss of Maya, and it was great to see Paige comfort her.

Now if we could just see what fear Maya was finally confronting!

I also have to comment on the totally sweet budding romance between Ashley and Ted. He's such a good guy, and he's also super patient. How many people could wait for their date through an entire dinner and then clean up afterwards?

So, there's still lot's to figure out before the big betrayal coming up in the summer finale. Most pressingly, is Hanna going to have to give a blood sample?

Check out our Pretty Little Liars Round Table later this week and chime in with your thoughts.

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Its strange to see tht ppl like ths show evn when its so boring wth the same storyline and events again and again!!!!!
They keep getting scared and try to find A and find nothing but clues and thn thy leave the clues found and thn again thy believe the suspects of A team!!!

Queenbeethegreat

does anyone else think that the e-mail spencer got might be fake/scam? I do. I don't think that this Steve even exists and I highly doubt that an admission can just be hand-delivered like that after deadline and then get processed immediately.

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I was really loving this season, but it seems like at some point they do this every single season : problem after problem, the girls suffer and in the end they pretend like they are giving some answers when they really leave us with nothing. I think this show would improve if it was more like Veronica Mars I mean, they revealed the murder after season one and it didnt loose anything because they kept mysteries for Veronica to solve about her friends and stuff. They could do the same with the girls, I think we all had enough of A and allison's death... its 3 seasons, I think its plenty,...

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i am totally calling Toby being the big reveal in the finale!! I have been telling all my friends this season that i think he is involved... but no one believes me... I swear.. i think he has a LOT to do with all of it.. and he has many reasons to be!

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I love Spanna, I prefer to see a scene with Spencer & Hanna then Spencer with Aria but I like team Spaira to but not as much as Spanna. I'm pretty sure Lucas will be the one to be reveal that he is part of the A team on the season finale.

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I like cece she was entertaining in this episode, I like jenna and noel to they are just fun to watch, the aria and spencer moments was cute I like their friendship, I don't like paige at all I think emily deserve a better girlfriend I don't care if paige was comforting emily I still don't trust her this episode was okay to me.

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@Katrina: Hmm... I was thinking maybe Cece switched her application. Since she kept insisting of describing Spencer as "good". I don't know about you guys, but this episode is great for me. Double Fitz, Double Kahn. Love the new brothers in town. And I love Ezria finally have some stuffs to deal with.
And guys, CALEB AGREED TO HELP HANNA WITH A! That's the highlight of the episode! And whatever happens to Toby. Why does he need to skip town to find out about A? Duh, A is in Rosewood, Toby. >.>

Leon-alexis

Ezra's family looks weird. It was strange episode for me!

Leon-alexis

Hanna and Caleb are together again, it's cool,but Caleb needs to cut his hair!

Yougotmyreflection

Other than Haleb reuniting and the scooby doo reference I was actually quite disappointed with this episode:(

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

I think you're confusing which Scooby Doo character would have gotten into an Ivy League.

Aria

Why are you not all "go-go gadget" about this? This is big!

Aria

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 9 Music

  Song Artist
Song The Way That You Do Bosshouse
Tyler-blackburn-find-a-way Find A Way Tyler Blackburn iTunes
Bosshouse-it-ends It Ends Bosshouse iTunes
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