Pretty Little Liars Review: Dangerous Horse PlayMatt Richenthal at .
Man, how awful are the yearbook editors at Rosewood High School?!? They didn't notice that at least three seniors were members of an imaginary club? Unless A somehow slipped that bio nugget in at the last second.
Why not, right? She can break into cereal boxes and massage parlors (and fashion shows and cemeteries...). Why not a printing press?
I kid (mostly... Spencer should at least talk to the yearbook editor...) because Pretty Little Liars makes it so easy, but "Touched by an 'A'-ngel" raised a few interesting questions. To wit:Is Aria's mom hip to her daughter and Ezra? I say yes. She definitely had an agenda when asking about Mr. Fitz and a student and seeing him with Spencer in that car simply gave her the opening to bring it up. But you noticed how she emphasized her disappointment in that kind of relationship, didn't you? Hurry up and come clean, Aria, because your mom outs you instead. It's always best to confess.
What did the N.A.T. club actually do? They see all?!? Okay. Did they build binoculars? Meet every week at the giant school telescope? It certainly seems like a strange thing to include in a yearbook, assuming the activities weren't school-related.
I'm hoping it's something along the lines of Ra's al Ghul in the Batman saga. They see all, they intervene when they think it's necessary in order to set everyone on what they believe to be a more righteous path. But I may be overreaching here.
Do you buy Jason's story about the photos? I do. I find it a very lame, forced way for the show to create suspense and intrigue over a character - but from the point of view of the story, I think he's telling the truth.
How smart is Spencer?!? A 5 on the A.P. Latin exam? Come on. That might be the most unrealistic part of the show!
How funny is Mona?!? She cracks me up. There definitely hasn't been enough Mona this summer season. Especially not enough Mona in a riding outfit.
How will Kate make Hanna pay? Easily my favorite development of the night. The show definitely needs a new antagonist because, I'm sorry, but A is soooooo played out. I laughed when Emily discovered the repetitive letters in her cereal and I saw the massage break-in coming the instant Ashley handed Hanna that certificate. A isn't surprising or suspenseful at this point because everything she does is completely unexplainable. Kate, however? She knows how to tame horses and she has a deep wallet? A scary combination.
Where the heck has Dr. Sullivan been?!? Seriously, they hyped her inclusion as a significant development this summer. But she's done absolutely nothing. We haven't seen her in weeks. She also needs a new hairstyle.
So, we leave this episode with a fresh enemy for Hanna, Emily on the verge of a breakdown, Garrett confronting Jason over their past and many questions that need answering over the yearbook's editing policy. I like it. I'm excited for next week. What about you?
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