Boom goes the dynamite.
If you were to ask me a few weeks ago what my thoughts were on this Pretty Little Liars Season 5, they wouldn't have been all that positive, but then Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 24 rolled around and changed my mind.
The hour literally flew by. Twists were thrown in left, right and center, but the biggest one was saved for the closing scenes. Alison was found guilty, but they took it one step further and had Aria, Emily and Spencer arrested in the courtroom.
I knew something big was going down, but I didn't expect it to be the THIS big.
There was a glimmer of hope when Alison's lawyer revealed to that she had a broken arm that would have prevented her from throwing Mona around as shown in the video of her murder.
This development was tossed in purely for the shock value and it worked. It honestly looked like she had a shot, but the prosecutor then tore this hope apart when he revealed she won that darn award. How fitting was it that it was a lie that ultimately sealed her fate?
Lesley appears to be cut from the same cloth as Mona. She is unpredictable and her loyalty could really be anywhere. She could be in on all of this.
How do we know that she and Mona didn't have some sort of disagreement that led to her death? Is your jaw sore from how many times it hit the floor throughout this shocking hour?
Where do you two think you are, home room detention?Lawyer
A wasn't only terrorizing the girls this evening, as Ezra, Caleb and Mike were in the firing line. I don't think any of them realized how serious all of this was until the arrows were fired at them. Was A really trying to hurt them, or is A's am really that piss poor?
Tanner really is a peace of work. It looks like she's been using Toby all along to get to the girls. She took great pride in arresting the final trio of liars. Obviously she has a case to solve, but It wouldn't be too surprising at this point if she's protecting the identity of the real killer, or at the very least, has some information on them.
So just to be clear. Instead of trying to help your friend, you stopped to take a photo.Tanner
Andrew's looking like a bigger threat by the week. We got a glimpse of him being possessive over Aria when she told him about Ezra helping her. Also, I find it hard to believe that he was finishing off his year book.
I won't be mad if he is revealed to be the big A. If there is solid reasoning behind making him A, then I'm all for it, but if we are to go by past suspects, then these are all red herrings and A will not have been in the show for a while and will pop up on Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 25.
it wasn't all doom and gloom!! Before being arrested, Spencer reunited with Toby and the two of them locked lips. He finally stepped up for what he believes in. How will he react to Spencer being locked up?
"I'm a Good Girl, I am" was a game changer. It seems like the show is getting back on the right track. Hopefully this improved quality runs into the finale. Is it next Tuesday yet?
Other tidbits from the episode:
- Kendra's storyline was a little pointless. The liars should've known the the court wouldn't accept any information from a girl who was drugged up.
- Alison's lawyer was good. Even though the odds were stacked against her, she didn't stop fighting for Alison until the inevitable guilty verdict came about. If only Alison had Annalise Keating from How To Get Away With Murder. She would be free right now.
- It was nice that Hanna didn't want Mike to have anything to do with the case. She referred to him as a "little boy." Didn't she make out with him at one point?
- Did anyone notice that Sara Shepard guest starred? It was cool seeing her speak on the news about the case.
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Note: Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 25 airs Tuesday March 24th at 8/7c on ABC Family.
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