Pretty Little Liars Recap Episode 422: Let’s Just Randomly Make Up Who “A” Is

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Emily: Making the name Rear Window Brew relevant since 2014.

Speaking of Emily, she finds Mona, who tells her that Ezra blackmailed her about her A-ness to get details for his book. Mona doesn’t know Ali is still alive, it would seem.  I do feel kind of bad for Mona, but it’s weird that she says Mike was a great guy the evening after he yelled at her in school.

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Thanks Mona, I had a really great time, too. Do you want to come in for a coffee?

There’s just one thing Mona doesn’t know, and that’s who stole her game at Radley. Apparently Ezra knows, though. Hmmmm, who is on the board at Radley, let’s see…


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No, Ezra, we will NOT be having make-up sex tonight. If anything, it will be revenge sex and/or angry sex and/or I never want to see you again but the sex was pretty good so maybe one last time but NO kissing sex.

Over at Murderville, I mean Ezra’s apartment, Aria shows up to tell him he has to leave. And by leave, she means get the fuck out of town because she never wants to see her face again. Ezra seems like he wants to get back together? He says he was in New York to cancel the contract. Why should she believe him? Aren’t you glad she doesn’t?

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I’d be honored if you read my new Monanna story.

He gives her a copy of the manuscript and tells her she should read it for her own safety.

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“Mona trembled under Hanna’s touch. ‘I… I think I love you,’ she said.” Ugh Ezra, you need to get to the sex faster.

She begins to do so, then sends an S.O.S. message out.


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great now I have Rihanna stuck in my head.

Spencer picks the lock of her parent’s desk and gets her cell phone back in time to get the S.O.S. message Aria just sent. Emily sends out a text to meet at her place. Hanna ditches out of her date early, but not before kissing Buzzcut because that’s how Hanna shows affection now apparently and they all meet up at Emily’s.

Emily tells Aria that Mike thinks Aria broke up him and Mona but it’s not true.

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Who leaves their love notes in the envelopes when they pin them on their bulletin board? Unless it’s THAT kind of love note…

Hanna finds a note from Paige to Emily in the handwriting of the note given to Officer Holbrook. Dammit, Paige.

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Listen, Spencer, this needs to be a safe space if we’re going to have a foursome. I don’t need your negativity about how you think you’re not bendy enough for that position.

Aria tells them that Ezra believes A is Mrs. DiLaurentis. The Liars are just as confused as we are.

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Spencer realizes that A wants them to stop looking for Alison because she wants her to come home. Spencer fesses up to the dirt she found in her bed and the cryptic comment about it. Spencer also tells the Liars that she really believes that she killed Ali. But Ali isn’t dead, so why is Spencer freaking out?

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Hanna wins rationale of the night.

After, Hanna corners Emily to tell her that she knows Paige knows Ali is alive. Now everyone knows. Dammit, Paige.


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NOPE

Spencer tries to sneak back in, only to be caught by Mrs. Hastings, because duh. You didn’t think she’d notice? Come on, Spencer.

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The pic that launched a thousand Jessica DiLaurentis/Spencer Hasting shippers.

When Spence goes up to her room, she notices a light goes on in Alison’s bedroom. She goes to the window and we see a shape come in, then Mrs. D is illuminated with the most terrifying face ever and I actually rewound this scene about four times because I couldn’t believe it. It actually was Mrs. DiLaurentis in Spencer’s room, looking murderous. So who is in the DiLaurentis house turning on lights? ALISON?!

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No one is noticing the grown woman in the shadows? No? Oh okay.

Spencer’s mom comes up and we see Mrs. D creep back into the shadows.


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Congrats, PLL, for jumping the shark and making the Liars wear wedding dresses to be murdered in.

In our ending A scene, A is zipping up a wedding dress in a garment bag. As in a wedding dress for a wedding charity event.

In next week’s promo, we watch as Spencer wears that exact dress and walks out into the woods, then presumably gets stabbed? STABBED? I can’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq1ws8gEj6I


Let’s talk about Mrs. DiLaurentis being A. I just can’t/won’t believe it. I don’t like it. I don’t. The writers are just making this shit up haphazardly at this point and I don’t like it. They better make the next two episodes amazing with details we “missed.” And who was in the DiLaurentis house turning on lights?

Do you guys think Spencer hit Ali with a shovel? Obviously we know Ali is alive, but she could have been pretty badly hurt by that. Thoughts?

Who stole the game from Mona? Mrs. DiLaurentis? Ezra? Toby’s mom? Wren? Hanna? Ali? Spencer? I’m just naming anyone I know associated with Radley at this point, to be honest.

This episode. Ugh. Lots of filler, but then a really random A set-up. What’d you guys think?

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16 Comments

  1. Okay, what the fuck with Jessica being A. WHAT THE FUCK. NO. WHY. EZRA MADE SUCH A GOOD CREEPY VILLAIN. WHY CAN’T WE HAVE A VILLAIN WHO HAS NO ULTERIOR PLANS OR BACKSIES OR REDEEMING STORIES. FUCK. WHY. JUST. UGH.

    I’m incensed that they backtracked Ezra as A.

  2. A is clearly Ali. It’s not just me who sees that right? I don’t watch the show a lot (I sorta keep up with it bc my little sister watches it and it gives us something to talk about) but I don’t get why the writers keep trying to lead people on as to who A is. It has to be Ali.

    • I think it’s Ali, too. She’s kind of awful and pathologically manipulative and thrives on drama. She may have gotten caught up in some scheme of hers where it was in her best interest to fake her own death to escape consequences, but I would still totally believe she’s hanging around fucking with her friends just because she can.

  3. i hate it that ezra isn’t A. There are all these older men preying on young girls and i remember from the train episode, the one with adam lambert, when ezra burst in from nowhere and he was supposed to have been out of town for a job interview that he was all kinds of suspect. him being A i thought had been set since then and i thought it made a heck of a lot more sense than this journalist crap. as far as mrs. d,…i mean when emily stayed over at her place the sense of how unstable she was was so clear, her being dangerous is not a big leap. but my problem with the show are all these stupid red herrings, we’ll come to the end of another season and mrs.d will claim to have been spying on the girls to make sure they ate all their vegetables or something.

  4. I’m still wondering if they’re eventually going to go the way of the books, and have the ‘Ali’ who was killed actually be Alison’s identical twin sister Courtney, and A be the real Ali, who blamed Courtney and the liars for ruining her life.
    Sometimes the books were weirder than the show.

  5. is anyone else really really enjoying the enlightened way they are portraying addiction as something that makes ppl crazy and violent? just because pills. and the spencer is back to normal what a trip! that time i accidentally maybe killed somebody! THANKS PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

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