Pretty Little Liars Review: Masquerade

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On the surface, "Face Time" seemed way more exciting than last week's so-so installment... but the more that I think about it, the more disappointed I am by the wasted opportunities.

Plus, I have to admit that some of the Pretty Little Liars character traits are really starting to irritate me.

Many Faces

For starters: is anyone else sick of Hanna's blonde girl routine? I realize that she's very passionate about helping her mother, but her plan to get close to Lieutenant Tanner to get some answers (and plant some ideas) was so poorly done. Boy, Wilden looks like a dirty cop, huh? Real subtle, Hanna.

But I also feel really bad for her. She knows her Mom is hiding something big, and even if Ashley didn't kill Wilden, A will make it look like she's guilty. And Hanna's being so distant with Caleb. That might be because the show is gearing us up for their eventual split since Tyler Blackburn will be leaving Rosewood for Ravenswood.

Also frustrating this week was Spencer's continued lying to her friends for Toby's sake. They've been keeping the secret of the mobile lair from everyone, waiting for the right opening to confess that Toby gave it to A. Guess what? There is no right moment to admit you betrayed your friends. Toby's pursuit for the truth about his mother will definitely lead back to the central mysteries of the show, and I'm sure the girls would be much more understanding about the missing lair if they were told upfront.

At least Spencer finally confronted Melissa. It was smart to use some A tactics to draw Melissa out, and I think we got some solid information about the A-team. Melissa and Wilden were there, but they were both working for someone else. Neither even knew that Mona was there, so does that mean they are working for two different people? Or does this mysterious leader like to keep his/her minions in the dark?

Melissa also admitted to sending Shana and Jenna to the cabin to protect Spencer (she's another character that claims her lies are mostly for Spencer's protection). Wilden set the fire, and someone - possibly Ali - pulled them out of the fire. Do you believe her?

So there was some interesting revelations in that scene, but Spencer once again stopped pushing before she asked the crucial question: Did Melissa kill Ali?

In other news, Emily's life isn't getting better anytime soon. Her shoulder injury, as I feared, may have a serious impact on her swimming career. And someone is really trying to make it look like her parents are abusing her. And Aria's relationship with Jake continues to reach new heights of boring. 

What did everyone else think of the latest visit to Rosewood? Remember to visit our Pretty Little Liars music section and sound off now!

Face Time Review

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Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 4 Quotes

That guy has so many heads he'll never miss one.

Hanna(on Hector)

Spencer: Senior year is supposed to be best year of life, did you know that it?
Emily: Yeah, if you survive it.

Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 4 Music

  Song Artist
Song Explaining To Do Trent Dabbs
Casey hurt these days These Days Casey Hurt iTunes
Carina round weird dream Weird Dream Carina Round iTunes