Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Episode 2 Review: Songs of Innocence

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Will there be much more filler this season?

Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Episode 2 found the gals returning to their old lives, but we all knew it wasn't going to be easy for them, right?

I'll be honest, not much happened in Rosewood this week. The hour traded in the answers and suspense to show us just how emotionally destroyed these characters really are.

At this stage, I think the only normal one is Alison, and I never thought I'd be saying that. She began her wild goose chase to get the details on Charles Dilaurentis, but her father was less than helpful. He had ample opportunity to come clean to her, but by lying to her, he lost what little trust she had in him.

No Charles Dilaurentis in this family.


Alison had every right to be asking questions. Charles is her brother, after all, and he was the one who made her life HELL over the past few years.

It seems really clear now that Ali was hit by Charles, and her mother tried to cover it up. Remember back when that happened and the twin theory was floating around everywhere? Those were the days!

I'm not impressed that Andrew was conveniently found after the girls. This pretty much proves that he was being used as A's fall guy. There is no way in a million years that he is the master manipulator in all of this. He may be smart at math, but he isn't smart enough to pull off this sick game.

Sara's storyline was particularly interesting. Her mother reveled in the exile of her daughter and used it to pull herself through the social ranks. This is not surprising in Rosewood, but it sure made me tear up a little. Poor Sara turned to Emily, someone she barely knows.

Speaking of Emily, she is also not okay. Just look at the way she was shooting that gun at the range! She's out for blood, and she'll get it. It is refreshing that she is toughening up somewhat. Hopefully it means she and the liars do fewer stupid things in the future.

Veronica making sure that Spencer had less drugs was priceless. She knew what the consequences of her daughter taking them would be and took action. Spencer's mood swings could suggest that she was taking them in the dollhouse. Is A really that sick to put someone back on drugs? Yes!

Let's hope that this plot doesn't continue on much longer. I get that she is struggling to cope, but we've been there, done that and been sent to Radley!

"Songs of Innocence" was a very weak follow up to Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Episode 1. Obviously we are meant to feel the effects that the dollhouse ordeal has had on the liars, but they could have dropped a lot of the scenes tonight. We didn't need to see Hanna scraping her wallpaper off. It wouldn't have been all too shocking if the gals burned their rooms down. They did spend close to a month in an exact replica.

With eight hours left in this A storyline, I hope the storytelling tightens up and we get a thrilling end, rather than a whimper. We didn't wait five years for this!

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Note: Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Episode 3 airs Tuesday June 16 at 8/7c on ABC Family.

Songs of Innocence Review

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