Pretty Little Liars Summer Finale Review: "A" Strikes, Hits and Runs!

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She knew too much.
- A on Hanna

WOW. What a way for Pretty Little Liars to close out its summer season! In an exclusive interview with TV Fanatic, Shay Mitchell said that viewers would fall out of their seats by the conclusion of "Keep Your Friends Close." Did you find yourself on the floor by hour's end?

Before we get to the dramatic events of the last few minutes, let's take a moment to feel sorry for Toby. Granted, he may be less misunderstood if he didn't get mysterious tattoos and if he smiled more often - but, still, he doesn't deserve the fate that seems to have befallen him.

Did Emily really turn him in? Ironically, it may have been her dad's advice about honesty that made her feel obligated to alert the law to Toby's whereabouts. Let's hope this character is given a chance to prove himself next year.

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Let's also hope Hanna is simply alive! It would be a major step for the show to kill off one of its core four, and with Hanna's mom getting a new, devious storyline, it's very safe to assume that her daughter will make it through the hit-and-run.

But will she do so as a changed, timid shell of her former self? Or as a hardened, vengeful survivor more dedicated than ever to justice?

In many ways, Hanna has also taken the place of Alison as the member of the group privy to everyone else's secrets. She knows about Emily and Mya and, now, about Aria and Ezra. Are you happy to see these two back together?

We gotta hand it to Ezra for finally growing a spine, acting his age and telling Aria how he feels. This pair can be somewhat boring together, but that make out session was simply H-A-W-T! Just keep them together now, writers, and end all the back-and-forth.

As we bid farewell to Pretty Little Liars until early 2011, we're left with the following questions:
  • Is Ian really A?
  • If so, is he acting alone? I've got a sneaking suspicion about Noel, as that guy has almost seemed too nice so far.
  • For how long will Melissa and Spencer's truce last? Will she ever find out about her sister's spit swapping with Ian?
  • Could Mona be more of a bitch?!?
  • Does Spencer count the number of steps between every destination?
  • Will the FBI remain a factor?

So many questions and, sadly, so long to think about them. We invite readers to debate the show in our Pretty Little Liars forum and continue to visit TV Fanatic over the next few months for more interviews, news and spoilers.


Keep Your Friends Close Review

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Pretty Little Liars Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

Do you wanna be my friend or not? Lately, I feel like you're everybody's friend but mine.

Mona [to Hanna]

Byron: She asked me for space.
Aria: She moved out. How much more space does she need?

Pretty Little Liars Season 1 Episode 10 Music

  Song Artist
Lover take me Lover Take Me Edie Brickell iTunes
Crush 1 Crush Aidan Hawken iTunes
Song Chocolate & Cigarettes Angus and Julia Stone iTunes