PLL – Final Review

10 Jan

For seven seasons I watched with the rest of you the ups and downs of four teenage girls that turned into women and their friends.  There was torture, sometimes pure horror, murder, many deaths but sometimes also fun, romance, silliness and always friendship.


If you recall originally I had plan to review each new season 7 episode but time wasn’t allowing that, too many changes in my life.  This review was written almost two months ago, I sent it to my bff and then moved on. I apologize for the delay.

In real life I would still want to have such close relations that is friends who get the who of me and still are able to fully communicate despite our differences.  In the show they go through a lot quite dramatically of course but they have what maybe is a universal closeness with others.  It was the all-it-could-be at times and a hot mess at others for certain.

I plan to stick with reviewing the main female characters with and without their spouse/boyfriend/companion instead of the storylines.

I will start with the littlest of the liars, though not the least, Aria Montgomery. When we first meet Aria she has only just returned from Iceland, for a year away from Rosewood with her family. The time away was precipitated in part by the fact that one of her best friends, Alison has gone missing.  The stress and strain on her and her friends was quite intense; the Montgomery’s chose to take Aria out of harm’s way or so that was the hope.  Another reason for the year long drip we find out is that Byron, Aria’s father had an affair with a student this information isn’t kept hidden too long in the first season.

Aria has her own little secrets it turns out her return to Rosewood has an unusual beginning, where she makes out with an older man in the bathroom of a bar/restaurant. We all know by now that not so much older man turned out to be the love of her life Ezra Fitzgerald. It  takes them through the years to finally get to the idos with Aria taking her time exploring a bit of a romance with Jason, Alison’s brother as well as a faux relationship with a co-worker, Liam.  I saw faux relationship because it didn’t seem quite real to me.

Some of the complaints I had with the show was the obvious wobbliness of the situations. For instance in one season we find out that Ezra has been watching the liars and he turns out to be a version of the big baddie A.  In hindsight or even in foresight that big reveal was the most bogus of all the False A’s.  Ezra as a bad guy who basically used Aria was just downright cruel. Especially since it flies in the face of the rest of the series, considering it as a whole.

Many times the writing on the show made me think of the demented painter from that horrible movie whose name escapes me, it’s like blood letting for the sake of it.

Now onto Hannah Marin who despite a slight airheadedness seems to find plenty of time to be spot on in the discovery stages of who killed Alison. I liked Hannah’s spunk it seems every time she had a thought that made sense with her Spencer would call her on the execution of the word/phrase. Nevertheless Hannah seem to take it in stride. Hannah starts out in the show as someone who has overcome being a fat kid and is now a slightly insecure fashionista.  She even has a fancy blonde beau and perky sidekick friend, Mona, whom she often shoplifts with.  The shoplifting is simple rebellion against her parents divorce though with the “we are adults” attitude of this tweens it really flies in the face of reality.  Hannah isn’t twelve but that way of relating definitely is, it is very much a FAIL of massive proportions, I am glad that stage was short.  Her poor morally bankrupt mother thought it was okay to spread her legs to get Hannah out trouble, another character FAIL.  Seriously, she parades this man/cop around like it’s no biggie for him to take the bait as long as Hannah gets off scott free for stealing.  Basically, if we are viewing this little divorcee family drama right, mom takes care of Hannah in whatever way is convenient while Hannah eats her feelings Or used to until Mona came into the picture.

Luckily Hannah has her own set of values, she straightens up and gets a boyfriend to boot, in walks Caleb Rivers. Bad boy Caleb is all about making cash on the side with his cyber hacker skills and lucky for the liars later on he comes in handy.  Caleb and Hannah are not the best match at first, she doesn’t know what to think of his brusk attitude but its love at first kiss when she takes him home like broken doll to live in her basement.

Hannah has to deal with daddy issues as her father decides to remarry and add a new little blonde daughter to the miss. Lets just call her a spawn from hell, she has everything a girl can want including horses but for no real reason hates Hannah.  The little hate Kate drama thankfully is short lived thanks to one of Hannah’s besties, Spencer Hastings.

Hannah’s winding road doesn’t include many men but by the last bell of the show she is back with her true love, Caleb.


Emily Fields was just a tomboy with a boyfriend till she met Maya St. Germain.

Emily’s realization of her attraction to girls and reactions from her family are a big part of the first two seasons.  Her mother was totally against it while her father tried to be supportive despite Emily hearing them discuss it one night.

Admittedly, it is one of the better characterizations in the series. Emily has a chance to be minority representative in the group in more than one way.  There is much empathy and compassion toward the topic of other sexual designations. I can say BRAVO writers.

It is again desire at first kiss with Maya. Emily fights it at first even though she had in the past been in love with Alison, the silent kind of love, that no one ever acknowledged. Unfortunately, the tortured but sweet time with Maya is tragically cut short with Maya’s murder.  Heartbroken Emily ends up in the arms of a lecherous Paige. Paige had been eyeing Emily for years and I never saw any true chemistry with the two of them. I have been very vocal in my reviews about this mismatch. Not sure who was paid off to allow this to even happen. It is about as unreal as Lisa Braeden’s existence in Supernatural, but I digress.

Paige and her clinginess luckily doesn’t get a complete handle on Emily, who ends up with several others throughout the series. I will save this favored ending for the last.

Spencer Hastings the highly intelligent one in the series. Not only smart but oddly enough quite horny.  I find her character to be mismatch of strange proportions. She was often found kissing her sisters boyfriends, as I write this it makes me laugh.  I want to know when she had time to study what with solving the mystery of Alison with others and annoying her sister by her existence.  

I know she was the serious one, the one bound for the Ivy’s.  Her parents were lawyers and her sister seemed smart enough.  I say seem because all we really saw of big sis was her being devious and lying. She flaunted her beaus, pretended to be pregnant and watched the liars, all of that doesn’t necessarily show high intellect, nope just nosiness.

Spencer who was ever curious ended up falling for the felon, Tobey Cavanaugh, next door if you want to know the truth of it. No love is not a respecter of persons. Their winding road started with french lessons and she goes back to him in the end, hot and heavy to start again.  

In between times, we find that Spencer is NO Hastings heir but only the daughter of her adopted father and the neighbors twin sister.  How convoluted and twisted can a story be? I tell you it got downright crazy at the end of this tale.

If I were to guess the ending it would not have been this, admittedly I didn’t read the books.  Not only that but she has a twin sister, something that is so far in left field for us NONE book readers that it seemed thrown together.  Of all the people  in Rosewood, to have a twin, she would have been my last choice.

Well, her sister, Alex Drake, was the evil twin, but no so evil as desperate for a Man of all things, Yes you know it FAIL!!  To make this even weirder it makes her Alison’s cousin, Jason’s sister, Jason is Alison’s brother also and Cece Drake’s sister who was the original A, who is also called Charlie because of all the things happening in Rosewood  there was time for Charlie to change genders.  I guess in Radley Sanitarium they do nurture your entire psyche, that is if you are not a little blind baby. Oh never mind.


The final Liar is Alison DiLaurentis, who had been missing a year at the start of the series. It was believed that she also was found in that beginning, but it seems not one or at least the girls didn’t see the body.

Let’s be clear about Alison, she had a reputation for being bossy and a bully. She treated her friends like whatever she had to say was the law. It seems she really never grew up and expected everyone to be at her beck and call.  She was popular for that behavior.  There were many of her classmates that she taunted including, Mona, Lucas and Paige. She also was heavy handed with giving advice to her closest friends, I wonder if any one of them was surprised she had gone missing.

During Alison’s time out on her own she endured some things that made a difference in her character and personality. Despite leaning on Cece who wasn’t always available because it turns out she was hanging with Wren and Alex, she was also abused by a young man who took her money.

It took time for the others and the town to take her serious in this change which of course created problems in the last two seasons.  Alison herself also had times of going into her previous persona such as her outbursts with Paige after she started to realize she loved Emily.

This ended up being my favorite part of the last season.  Emily was always the best friend to Alison despite her bad behavior and to see her protecting Alison after they began to grow close felt like a good situation for them both. Paige finally took the hint and left town while Alison had Emily’s twin girls and moved on with their lives.  I think that would have been a good ending.

Of course the actual ending, was a total rerun of the original first part of the series but with new characters, a whole new group of five girls with one gone missing, how Unoriginal.

All and all it was a fascinating ride, but the rumor that there may be a revival of sorts with two of the characters just sounds like a way to make more money, distasteful.  Generally, the actors have moved on with their lives as it should be.  Until the next review, pls comment and share thanks for reading.


S07 Episode 5

7 Sep

Welcome to episode 5 of Pretty Little Liars season 7.

We open with Aria standing on Alison’s lawn holding a casserole, its funny and somehow Aria reminds me of Wednesday Adams in her dark outfit.  It is a surreal scene for certain.  Alison drives up with Mary Drake at the wheel she seems as surprised as Aria, whose mouth drops open. Mary insists that Alison needs her rest and cannot talk for like two minutes, but Alison is able to get away with a long good bye to Aria.  Alison insists to Aria that its okay she watching Mary like a hawk, basically.

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What I liked about this scene with Aria and Alison is they finally seemed to be on the same page against a common enemy.  Alison has caused so much drama its hard to see her as a victim sometimes.  My favorite line from her was “she is just going to keep acting like a demented den mother,” in her reference to Mary who is watching them as they speak.  That was kind slick from Alison.    Cue Creepy theme song.

Mary explains to Alison that she should have never been involved with Elliot even though he had convinced Mary, so she says not taking any of the blame, that Alison should suffer because Charlotte had died.  It seems Alison is falling for the confession, I imagine her being a twin of her mother has something to do with it.

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AT Lucas’ where Emily is crashing out, she is with Sparkle (? I can’t remember the blondes name so I will just use what comes to mind).  They are about to share a kiss when Em gets a text she then suddenly has to leave for a test.  Is Emily even in school, I thought she quit?  Hmmm I think its a lie we will see momentarily.

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Ezra returns home to find Aria keeping secrets again, even though he immediately comes clean by telling her he ended up going to Nicole’s parents to tell them about Aria.  She takes this moment to lie about nothing having happened while he was away.  Now he is unaware there is a new threat in their lives, way to go Aria.

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Lookee see Emily was late for a test, we watch as the teacher pulls the curtain down over the door effectively not letting her in the room.  I hope it wasn’t too important, since she stayed up all night chatting with Serena.  LOL

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Filler scene warning: Spencer shows up to meet Hanna while all the cops are mulling around wondering why an abandoned car was found for the person they are seeking the fake Elliot Rollins aka Archer.   They get a text from Aria about some burner phone information.

We learn from the phone that Elliot/Archer knew that Alison didn’t kill Charlotte so they have no idea why he took her from the hospital in the middle of the night.  Alison shows up and all together they figure out that he also had a burner apartment and nothing he told her about himself was true.  Alison confesses, “With all the lies I told you think I would have seen him from a mile away.”  She seems sad. No one disagrees with her.

Alison is at the ATM to withdraw money only to find they are all FROZEN do to insufficient funds.  Hmmm looks like Lying Elliot had another scheme going on.  Seems like if you are from no where you can only go up!

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Aria calls Emily when she answers a call from Nicole that comes through on Ezra’s phone.  the idea is to keep him from being sadder but in reality it might not be so simple I imagine the picture of them looking happy on the screen when the phone rang didn’t help her feelings about it.

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While Emily is day drinking, oh wait, she actually practicing a recipe for being a bartender,  hmm is that the class then?  She gets a text about her exam then another text from A. D. letting her know she is the reason she gets another shot at the test.  It says “Thank me later ungrateful B.” on it. Okay my guess is this is Sarah Harvey but I am not even sure why I think that all of a sudden.

Aria comes over to help Emily figure out her mystery then suggests day drinking, notice the theme of the episode emerges.   Lets get a glass ladies settle down to figure out this big ole riddle.  Ha ha  Emily decides to write back to see that she has to lay low.  Her return message is something about the usual spot, which confuses me Emily doesn’t know who it is, they are using Archer’s phone so they are pretending to be him, how is that related to the good deed of a test retake.  Maybe because they believe its the same person?

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Em and Aria are racing off to the burner house, yes the random name that Emily gave it,  which they believe to be where the mystery person wants to meet Archer but on the way out the run into Sabrina, ahhh that is her name, got it, maybe. Sabrina simply wants to check on Em since she ran out earlier in the day and Em lies to her about the test. Sabrina looks confused of course as she sees Em get in the car with barely a word to her after their good night chatting together.  You know I think Emily believes her little smirk makes girls weak in the knees or something lol.

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At the DeLaurentis house Alison is tearing up the room looking for her money or something like information on where Elliot has put it away.  She is interrupted by Mary who is all concern and kindness. Yes I think she is stone cold crazy woman.  Alison insists she can’t sleep in that room before she storms out.

Spencer goes to see Toby at the station and verifies that Caleb is hanging out with him while he does some thinking.  Toby claims Caleb as his brother/friend, so cute.  Detective Marco Fury walks in to Toby’s office and Spencer has to pretend to not know him since it would be more than inappropriate and extra awkward with Toby.

Over at the so named Burner apartment, Emily and Aria have a chance to go inside thanks to Aria giving the manager twelve dollars and her fake phone number which is a Chinese restaurant.  For some odd reason they decide to pull down the murphy bed, though how they know the name I will wonder about for this episode seeing as neither of them would have reason to know.  So the idea of them pulling down a dirty old bed in this dirty apartment makes no sense, no more than a fake head falling out of it and pictures of the dead policeman being on the wall.  All very None Sensical.  😦

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Arias short dress makes her legs look extra long.  ^^^

I believe they needed a lot of super glue and paper scissors to but this odd collection of facts together to make a final episode.

In a filler scene, we see Jenna meet up with Sarah Harvey for the first time.  They share a “Sour Girl” drink, whatever that means. Perhaps is a play on words since they are both a bit sour now.

Between other scenes we find Emily and Aria touching all sorts of unmentionables at Archie’s house, digging in this furniture and down his drain LOL. They find passports, money, secret reading material.  Yikes he isn’t messy like they thought he is hiding his evidence.  Toby shows up and can only shake his head as he gets them out of there before Fury arrives.

Not sure exactly what was said while Mary talks to Alison, it suddenly became noisy where I am writing I listened twice but never quite got it.  I know its about some song Alison’s mother used to sing as kids with Mary, about a bird and trusting people.

Alison gets a call from Fury to come see him about Archer.  She finds out the trail the fake information from the girls has been changed by someone else.  Fury seems to believe that Archer is on the run and that he had targeted Alison for her money. Alison looks sick not because of what Fury has seed but because the plan is unraveling.

At the Brew, Emily asks Sparkle out again, wait Serena, Sabrina?  I still can’t remember her name.  Either way Emily is grabbing some coffee at the counter and notices Sarah with Jenna.  Sarah smiles, which to me indicates she is working for the girls just baiting Jenna but not sure if that really comes out in the wash.  They stop and say hello to her before leaving, Jenna has to let to make Emily aware  that she knows she is going back to school or aka Jenna is watching no matter what she has got her good eye on them.

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Its getting near the end of the episode and they are spinning their wheels.  Hanna’s is freaking out that the trail for Archer they created has been infiltrated.  Aria has to run off to meet Ezra.  Alison thinks its her fault for baiting Jenna earlier that things might be falling apart.  Em seems the most calm.

We get a last scene of Spencer missing Caleb at the location they are sharing, not sure a hotel/someone’s house or her house?

Then we see a fire hazard at Ezra’s apartment as he has lit all the candles in a five mile radius to ask Aria to marry him with.  She doesn’t look very excited about it but we know she feels guilty after picking up that call from Nicole that he doesn’t know about yet. She does not reply.

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At the Radley Noelle Con, joins Sarah and Jenna for a drink, I can only imagine what this unholy alliance is all about.

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Wow what an interesting ride and at the end we have Noel returned.

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PLL S07 Epi 4 Dead Man thy name is Archer

30 Aug

Hi again, and lucky me I have a chance to get another review done, that will be two in two days I am on a roll.  Let’s get started with those Pretty Little Liars the final season (7) episode.

Okay so I see what happened in the beginning of the last episode it was a few minutes later basically the same way they are starting this one off.  The girls are digging a grave, which if you look back over the series they do quite often.  I did a quick search hoping someone was a curious as myself but to know avail.  I did find some odd topics that have nothing to do with this episode.

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Emily, Spencer and Aria are doing the grave digging while Hanna is in shock in the car since she did the actual crashing into Elliot with the car and Alison is in shock on the ground having seen her husband/psycho doctor killed.

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Hanna’s shock wears off first as she comes to help dig, Aria doesn’t know why they couldn’t go to the police to tell the truth.  Lots of conversation happening at once, something about how to get Alison back to the hospital, also what version of the truth would they tell the police and why didn’t Hanna know which peddle to push to not run over Elliot, low blow Spencer, Yikes.  Finally Alison comes over to the digging area, squats on the ground and reaches in to get Elliot’s bag, “here you will need this.” ha ha at least she is thinking.  Cue creepy music, round one is done.

In the car, on the way to make it look like Elliot has run off of his own free will.  They of course start turning on each other like usual, trying to get there story straight gets complicated, because they fear they will forget something.

Meanwhile Toby has gone from the trailer to the police station to do more research.  He gets an annoying message from Yvonne who he obviously didn’t tell he was leaving.  He lets her know its going to be a long night.

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After all the digging they go to Spencer’s place to clean up, but after Emily leaves to go to work Caleb arrives.  Spencer refuses to let him in since Hanna is still there and things are fuzzy with all of them right now.  The whole Caleb kissed Hanna for ole time sakes thing is stupid but they are still trying to squeeze in some Spaleb love.  Caleb stays at the door long enough to share a memory with Spencer from the past, at first she tries to get him to leave for Hanna’s sake then she gives in as he describes it so sweetly; the talking, the firsnight with him at the movie etc…  Seriously I can’t see the Caleb we know in any of what he was saying, Can You?  Caleb the computer geek?  Caleb that loved Hanna?  Not the same Caleb.  Finally he does leave Spencer in tears at the door, thought its still closed.  Hanna suggest that Spencer go after Caleb but she just tells her to not say anything.

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At the Welby, Aria is trying to get Alison in without being seen.  Alison tells her to check admissions but when Aria turns around Alison is gone.  WTH?  What is the purpose of this yet again, another filler scene?

Spencer goes to the Radley to verify what she is supposed to do as far as the alibi for where she was when Elliot disappeared.  In reality, she starts drinking before Emily goes off to do her part.  Spencer is in a bit of a foul mood, I think Emily should have paid more attention to that but you know hindsight is 20/20.

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Over at the Welby, Aria finds Alison hiding in a stairwell afraid to go back to her room.  Aria promises that she will return for her but Alison has to do her part to help protect everyone else Aria insistsl

At the Radley, some handsome older guy sends Spencer a drink.  Can anyone tell me why handsome younger men like say Fritz don’t flirt with the girls, its instead old guys that look way older than them, kinda creepy, like someone has a Lolita fetish, hmm.  Oh and by the way until this moment I didn’t know what the book was about, disgusting.  Makes me want to spit.

Moving on, Aria finally goes in to put Alison back the way she was before she left the hosptital.  Aria asks her friend the 6000 dollar question, ” did you kill Charlotte?”  Alison explains and we see in flashbacks of how she followed Charlotte, they argued but she left her alive when she went home.  She did however hear noises on her way out of the church.  Aria seems satisfied with the story but she still has to put the muzzle on her and then straps on her feet too.

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At the Radley the older man comes over to talk to Spencer. After he gets her drink order straight he asks what she was doing that very night.  “Burying a Body,” Spencer replies with a straight face, he laughs thinking its a joke.

Hanna is with Aria as they go to finish cleaning the crime scene, while they walk they talk about Alison and how she has changed.  Then they notice the car is missing from earlier.

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At the Radley, Spencer gets the notice that she is up and Aria is done but instead decides to get dirty in the elevator with the guy she has been flirting and drinking with.  In the elevator she gets him all worked up and then changes her mind.  I guess they don’t know at times that is the best way to get hurt.

Back looking for the car, they realize the obvious, that someone else knew what happened that night, the car didn’t drive itself away after all.

Spencer calls Emily to tell her that she can’t do her part because she can’t even drive, since she is obviously drunk.

Of course minutes later the car drives up with Mona at the wheel already with her story of having paid attention after he pal, Hanna Banana got kidnapped and cow poked in her underwear. She goes on to tell them basically she had taken the car to have the window repaired and it would have been a bone headed move to try to burn it liked they had planned.

Emily brings Spencer back to Lucas’ I guess since I don’t think she has a place and last I recall she was staying with Hanna at Lucas’ loft.  They wine and moan about how their lives have gone to hell since the beginning with A and now even more with AD.

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The next day they all have brunch at the Radley including Mona but excluding Alison who is still at the Welby hospital.  By the way, could they have chosen a more obvious name than to name it after Marcus Welby, an old medical drama tv show from the late sixties. They spend the first few minutes arguing of course, Aria wants to know if they should be seen by the cameras that don’t record sound, Hanna wants to know about the best way to get the burner phone that Mona insists exist.  They hear a familiar sound, the tapping of a cane on the floor like the noise that Jenna makes when she is around.

Jenna walks up blah blah blah, I see you all though I am supposedly blind, makes veiled threats about seeing Alison, even though I don’t think they were ever real friends.  She then taps off.  No idea why they all seem so afraid of the blind girl, oh WAIT they blinded her.

This is around the time I noticed something that Jenna is also wearing tasseled jewelry.  Hang in with me now.  They do this often on PLL they put some fashion item on the characters that is the same in an episode.

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Jenna’s Tassels Necklace is hard to see because she stood with her hand over her neck area when talking then walked away its only seen when she walks up.

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Mona’s tassels are most obvious because they are light against her dark features.  I notice them first.

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Hanna’s shop up a bit later in the show but were a bit harder to see because the gold almost blended with her hair, they are flowers at the top but have the tassel shape and are gold chain drops.

I also think Area has some burgundy ones but don’t recall seeing them clearly.

Anyway moving on…..

They speculate about why Jenna is in town then Spencer goes for more orange juice followed by Hanna who advises her to go see Caleb.  There are worse things than not doing what you really want to do, the girls will give over her not being there for them for one day, basically, Hanna advises.

Jenna shows up at the station looking for Toby who isn’t excited to see her and not that interested in a family reunion.  She insists that she is eager to be around him as he gets ready to be married, not creepy at all from the person who basically raped him a few years ago.

Hanna tells Mona that she isn’t sure she had the peddles confused the night before or if she really just wanted to hit Elliot.  She is not sure, although I think she is very sure.  After her confession she follows with a whole new reveal that is the one that is about her and Jordan, but seconds later she realized her bracelet is missing.  Hanna thinks she might have had it last in Rollins car. She could have been a bit more upset about this, it was very nonchalante.  Mona insists they will get to the bracelet.

Why do they trust Mona, the girl is broken, she has more personalities than most people have underwear.  She seems nice and helpful one minute then she is back on the A team why can’t Hanna see that?  I guess its just old habits, we all have them.

The next morning at the hospital they arrive to find a lot of people including the police. Toby sees them and pulls them over and ask to gather the others they have to talk.  No he doesn’t actually say that I just figure it out since they all meet up afterward, whoa, what was that? LOL

Spencer goes to find Caleb and he has gone off leaving only a note for her.   Odd since she just told him she needed some time, I swear people are so freaking impatient, in tv land and by relation in the real world too.

All together except for Hanna, they are told by Toby the truth that Elliot was a fraud, and now he is missing.  Wait for it, shocker, could they all have looked even a bit more concerned about the missing man who is Alison’t husband, No I don’t think so either.

Hanna is with Mona at Rollins/Elliot/fraudsters car when the find the bracelet but also the burner phone, Yahtzee!! The pick it up when it rings and Jenna is on the other end, she called Elliot by the name of Archer. Jenna, umm can I say Random?  How is she always in on this mystery, cane, sunglasses and all. LOL

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PLL S07 Episode 3 The Devil She Married

29 Aug

Welcome back to my long delayed review of Season 7 episode 3 of Pretty Little Liars, please forgive thankfully Netflix has the episodes for us to enjoy at least through the summer time.  I honestly thought I had done this review.

So lets begin.

This episode seems to start in the middle of a sentence, you know like we missed something and here we are.  Hanna is looking at a ring in a box, a big shiny engagement ring when she hears Aria she puts it on but hides her hands.  Aria notices only that Hanna had burn marks on her back.  That is some serious A.D.-NESS, leaving physical evidence.  Of course we all know that happened when AD had Hanna locked up in her unmentionables.

Emily then sends out sent out some texts letting everyone know that Alison is worse than she was before and Emily sees Mary arguing with Elliott, that actually happened last week, right how oddd. hmmm.  They meet up to discuss this new turn of events, and get no where really they decide to split up with Spencer separating from the group while Aria remembers the night that Alison married Elliot and wishes she hadn’t married them. Its not like she should have known her smiling friend was unhappy, seems a waste of guilt actually.

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Over at the hospital Alison attacks Elliot when he comes in her room.  Despite a really good fight he is able to use a syringe to knock her out again and strap her down to the bed.  In an even more disgusting move he puts a muzzle on her like a dang dog.  I don’t know who thinks up this stuff but it Bat S**t crazy to do this to her in this tv show, very much uncalled for.  :(:( I will not show a picture of this stupidity.

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A filler scene follows with Hanna deciding what happened to her alone was way more traumatic then all of them in the dollhouse and Emily misreading the interaction with her and Sabrina.  Like I said filler scenes.

Over at Toby’s Spencer runs into Yvonne only to find out that she is engaged to Toby and doesn’t want him running off to help Spencer this particular night, especially.  Spencer pretends to be excited but when she turns away she seems very upset.

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The girls make contact with Elliot’s superior at the hospital and threaten to sue him if he is aware of Alison’s mistreatment.  When they are taken to her room the find she looks fit as a fiddle and her papers say she is being treated properly.  Emily is of course shocked to hear this as Elliot looks suspiciously at them all.  He is getting away with it at least at this point of the game.

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Spencer confronts Toby about something happening with he and Hanna, he said it was just a kiss but when asked to clarify if it meant more he doesn’t reply.  they are interrupted by a call from her brother, Jason DeLaurentis.  I believe she was seeking help for Alison if I recall from last episode.

The group meets up to recap all that has happened including why Jason cannot get Alison out of the hospital right away since he is out of the country.  They decided to meet up at Alison’s house to break into that secret bench by Elliot’s bed, because of course breaking and entering is on their to do list, right.  I mean since Toby isn’t around being the only cop they know, okie dokie.  While looking for a key Emily finds something in Spencer’s bag that she simply takes with her as she goes off to work, suddenly, since she was on the team to go do the B & E, she Now has to go off to work?  Is anyone paying attention on this show?


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Outside Spencer and Hanna discuss Caleb and Jordan while the littlest member of the crew does the actual dirty work inside.  Poor Aria left alone inside while her two buddies bicker over one man, lol. She tries her best to take pictures of everything she finds in the special locked bench by the bed, while outside the girls stall Elliot. He is so cocky in the light of day with his pretty little lies!! Elliot sees Aria as she comes to get in the car from around the back of the house and glares.

After finding a receipt in some of things that Aria was able to get pictures of she and Hanna decide to go see if his family can tell them anything about him, in a round about way, of course.  Hanna isn’t excited to go but we know its because she already broke up with Jordan and hasn’t told anyone.

Then we get another filler scene, where we see Emily at work, she tries to contact Toby by phone then she notices Sabrina has come to sit at at table across the room.

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In other news, Aria and Hanna are lost with only a map in the middle of no where with no cell service. I have heard stories, I write sarcastically, of the old days where people used maps for directions, in this case Hanna can’t believe Lucas even has a map LOL!

Okay so Hanna has a B*tch fit on Aria and I am noticing something, not only are her boobs bigger like (boob job) but her lips look plumper too, lol.  Random I know but the little fit didn’t quite seem like it was real, it didn’t hold my attention at all.  Why not just tell her bestie she broke up with Jordan, Aria had just confessed to breaking it off with Liam, Ugh these girls!! This drama for the sake of drama to have more episodes to reach a certain number is not a good thing.

Back at the Radley, asylum turned ritzy hotel/bar.  Can we just discuss that for a moment, how does a person get a permit to make a Loony Bin where many children and people died into  a hotel, a place were people sleep.  Anyone heard of Ghosts??

Moving on, Emily embarrasses herself in front of Sabrina telling her how wonderful of a person she really happens to be, all the while really letting her know she doesn’t understand the art of being subtle but, even though she had a rocky start with the lies last season she can be a better person.  Unexpectantly, Sabrina’s date shows up and asks Emily, who is the actual new bartender, to get her a drink.  Emily cringes as she agrees to get the drink.

Looks like Hanna and Aria landed in Amishland.  Aria suggest talking to the owner in order to get him to be open to questions while Hanna wonders off and finds a little girl playing with dolls.  YES dolls of course this shows is about Dolls!! The little girl, Eliza tells them she knew Charlotte, of course doesn’t every doll playing young girl in fifty miles know charlotte/cece/charles? She tells Aria she got her dolls from Charlotte who used to play with her.  The girl mentions, in an effort to infuse some realism in this show, isn’t suppose to have dolls with faces, because that would be weird HA, it is some Amish thing. Eliza runs off when her father calls and he arrives to tell the girls its time to go. You know its time to go when the one scene with actual help in it has just played but the one person who has nothing to do with anything, shares the secret, moving on.

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Emily has a chance to talk to Sabrina again when she makes an excuse to come over saying she wants a drink, but in reality she wants them to start over. It seems the girl with her at lunch was her ex-girlfriend.  Emily agrees to start fresh with her but I don’t know why with all the secrets in her life. Just more filler drama, we know the love of her life is long dead, but she is doing her best I suppose.

As they are leaving the little Amish shop of horrors, Hanna sees the cattle prod that Elliot or AD or whoever does things to people in this show but do not have the NERVE to show their faces used on her. Hanna has flashbacks for a few seconds so she can tell Aria little to nothing about what she went through.  She really just looks like she will cry or throw up or maybe both.

The final count down happens in this scene with Spencer and Caleb.  They go on about how they met, the things they like about each other and how they were falling for each other but for me it never quite clicked with them. This whole thing started when Caleb had fancy clothes, from his rich mom, do you recall?  Spencer says she loves him  and wants to be first with him but she thinks he just likes her.   Like with all of that they both still want to be with other people, OR I just think they belong with others, not sure at this point.  Its early season 7 after all.

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Across town we see Toby and Yvonne (Kara Royster)having their family celebration for their engagement.  I never could see these two together.  Although its interesting they put Toby in this series with to MultiEthnic actresses.  Yes Troian is very multiEthnic too!!

I realize that is neither here nor there but something I noticed. I also noticed even though they had shown Yvonne as some big wig hot shot why wasn’t there a big to do engagement party not a hoe down at the trailer like an outside barbeque.  Unless I am remember things ahead of myself.  It has been a while since I watched the episodes.

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So Emily arrives at the celebration to give him the papers she had taken from Spencer’s bag.  She apologizes but insists that Alison still needs his help, even if she is the murderer, they still have to find AD.  Toby reluctantly agrees.

Emily goes to Spencer after leaving Toby and they decide the drug Alison is being given is to drive her crazy, it causes among other symptoms, hallucinations. They also figure out the latex Elliot was making was for the masks, the Hanna mask and based on some blue contact lenses the Wildon mask from when Alison thought she saw him last season.

We see Alison waking up with Elliot beside her bed, its sooooo melodramatic he says, “Change of Plans.” Cue dramatic music. Its like some retro momentary hint of another tv show or move maybe a bit film Noir?  No it didn’t work for me how about you?

The girls are suddenly put in the loop as to something happening with Elliot and Alison by a pin drop?  They think its Alison cuing them in on what is going on that very minute.  We see Alison in the car with Elliot, as she pretends to be dozing but I got an idea he knows she is not.  It seems he is still up to no good.

Back at the trailer home of Toby and Yvonne, who is currently wearing a purple short gown even though Toby is working on Alison’s case. Suddenly Yvonne puts on her pouty jealous face that does nothing for her looks. She tries to get him to go inside with a kiss but he blows her off and she returns alone to the trailer.  Toby then finds out that Elliot is not the person he is pretending to be.

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On the road again we see the girls following the pin drop and Elliot with Alison. Its the final minutes my heart is pounding LOL so exciting.  Elliot hits a bump in the road and Alison takes the opportunity to reach out and hit him.  She jumps from the car and starts running from the direction they had come from.  He chases her and ends up in front of the Liars car, CRASH!  Alison had run off in the other direction. Elliots faces crashes through the windshield, YIKES, ugh.

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Alison comes back to see him through the windshield Whoa what a final scene, right?

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Quite a gory end to this little mess of an episode.  Not one of my favorites by far with too much happening at times and not enough explanations at others.  Oh and where was Fritz and Mona?   Well have a read and leave some comments lets relive this baby, till next time!!









PLL S07 Episode 2 Secret People

13 Aug

Hi all you Pretty Little Liars Fans is time for another fun fanciful recap from our last season ever of the show.  Let’s get started.

This time we are mesmerized with some thrilling conversation, she wrote sarcastically :),  from Hanna and Mary Drake. It is by the by the most boring exchange of information I can remember on this show, not only does it seem to be in black and white for no good reason other than maybe because it is dark outside.  Anywho, it turns out that Mary who is a family secret of the Delarentis, wasn’t holding Hanna hostage in only her underwear but some other perv who has yet to be found.  Mary just happened to show up to Hanna’s rescue on that dark road in the middle of nowhere.  I have to say that is some kind of coincidence.  Cue theme song.


Back at Spencer’s house, the gang begins to piece together the pieces that they have gathered based on their own preconceived notions and ideas.  I am pointing this out because we always get new formations of ideas, new pieces and new people half the time that are supposed to be the torturer or A or A.D. or whoever the villian happens to be this week. This time its Mary Drake they think despite her Sally Sunshine, ha attitude with picking up Hanna to help her even though she might be the perpetrator because they believe its pay back for Alison killing Charlotte.  Spencer points out that yes Mary was also in Radley, as a thought I remember that time that doctor mentioned a Delarentis being in Radley besides Charlotte and we thought it was Alisons mother obviously we now know it was the secret family member, twin. It’s all speculation of course, but why not run with it.

Caleb at some point gives Hanna back her engagement ring, hmm was it left by the bedside table?  Yikes!  Then Ezra gets the door to find a bunch of funeral looking flowers with a note from A.D., saying thanks for the help glad we are on the same team.  Not much later Caleb and Hanna decided what happened with them was a slip and it was because she always felt safe with him.  Not sure who is fooling who here, but we all know these two belong together.  Who else can deal with Hanna’s foolishness for very long.

In the hallway, Spencer and Emily stop to chat about Hannas wild eyed look after what happened to her its not surprising, they plan to keep an eye on her.  Caleb takes Spencer home minutes later and I remember they are still together at this point of the season,  Oops spoiler for those who have not seen it all. Despite Emily’s urgings Hanna is not in any hurry to call Jordan who knows nothing of the A. D.-Ness of it all lol.

Now Caleb it with Spencer playing double time I think.  He has only hours ago given Hanna the look that said they could totally get back together now he is kissing Spencer trying to get her back into his bed.  Years ago when I first met Caleb I never thought he would be a “playa”.

Sometime in the morning the next day, Emily gets an urgent call from Alison saying she needs help.  I have to confess I am totally obsessed with Emily’s lashes.  Yeah sure they are fake and Shay doesn’t need anything extra to make her Bea – u- ti-ful, but the lashes are to die for LOL. So be warned this season will be peppered with them, just so you know.

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They distracted me from the urgency of the call but I digress.  AT the hospital they won’t let Emily see Alison per Elliot’s orders and he gives no good reason other than its not in anyone’s best interest, can he be any more VAGUE, NO!

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At the Radley 2.0 we see Lucas 2.0 aka Money Bags with Hanna discussing their boring business.  He wants her to be Awesome designer Hanna and blah blah blah I’m-not-good- enough-smart-enough-make-me-feel-better-my-life-is-amazing-but-I-can’t-see-it version of Hanna.  Seriously, how much work does it take to get someone to take MONEY, in the world I live in it don’t take that long!!

Emily goes to Spencer looking for support in finding a way to get in to see Alison.  She suggests using Mary Drake since she is related to Alison.  Spencer is not going for it and turns her down, eye lashes and all.  HMMPH!

Meanwhile Aria is breaking it off with Liam, using the good old, I had no idea how my life was such a mess in Rosewood speech.  We all know its Ezra but she can’t say that to him he already has a fragile ego.

Aria’s tassel earrings are kinda cute, very much her to be trendy.  I have seen so many different tassel versions since I started making my own earrings…but this isn’t about that.


Back at Lucas’, Hanna signs the agreement without reading it that was the first mistake, then we had to endure two minutes of how she met Jordan flashbacks.  He was at the bar being obnoxious by putting his sweaty glass down on the important phone number she stupidly wrote on a napkin. Such a non-exciting meeting by the way, they ate and talk and talk as other came and went, end of flash.

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Over at Alison’s house the girls tag team on Elliot’s a** but to no avail he still refuses to let them see her.  He goes to get a call and suddenly A. D. sends a message, “no take backs” she is mine.  You know with all the time and resources I have to wonder how did Charlotte get killed on A. D.’s watch.  What was it the one night she went to get more hoodies? LOL

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Anywho, next thing we see is Hanna all dressed in hooker heels sitting at Jordan’s desk wearing trendy orange lipstick.  Wasn’t he in a different state or out of town? I know logic isn’t the strong suit in this show.  She basically is setting herself up to see if she is as hot for Jordan as she is for Caleb, but she tells him she wants to reinact their first meeting, did anyone see that coming? Yep!

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How ugly are those pointed hurtin’ looking shoes.  There is a good reason her feet are ono the desk.  It is the only way to wear them, feet up. Ugh!

For the second time in the episode, Emily asks Spencer to help her get Mary Drake to go see Alison, she is more worried after the way Elliot behaved as though them seeing her would be so entirely harmful.  Spencer is considering it now, you can tell by the look in her eyes,  maybe she and Mary could swap stories about that creepy baby’s area.   I think Emily should just approach Mary on her own.

Earlier when Liam spoke with Aria he surprised her by telling her that he is now inc charge of completing Ezra’s book.  During her little break up speech as I said before Aria made it clear Rosewood drama was why she was unclear about her life now about Ezra.  It’s not surprising that when Liam sees them together in the town square that he does look very upset.  You know, since she basically lied to him.

The entire scene with Liam and Ezra seemed like two little boys on the playground.  One is already to play a game of basketball while the other is harboring ill will from previous games so his perspective is not in the present.  Liam thinks that Aria and Ezra are not a good match so instead of him saying hey I saw you too and its never going to work, in my opinion.  He makes it seem as though the book is some how inappropriate and even that the character which is based on Ezra is a predator.  The idea is deep but we all it just silly jealous talk .

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For the second episode in a row, Mary Drake met up with Spencer alone.  If this was another show, one that I had not already seen to the end, I could easily believe that Spencer was seeing things.  I digress.  Mary tells Spencer that in her youth she bailed her sister Jessica out of a bad baby sitting gig, by going over to take her place.  Later when the parents came home they found the baby dead.  Mary insists that Jessica had killed it before she had left. No one believed Mary which is why she was in Radley.

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When Ezra sees Aria again he insists that Liam was angry and had given him the third degree at their meeting. He doesn’t know what the guys problem is but he wonders how much of his and Aria’s history Liam might know.  Aria looks worried.

Over in New York or wherever Liam and Hanna happen to be, Hanna has a complete meltdown including yelling at the construction workers, when she sees that bar from her memory no long exists.  It makes no sense how this little image in her head would fix how she feels about Caleb, but oh well.  She uses this moment to break up with Liam, who says, “You know I would move heaven and earth for you.”  WOW Hanna you do have some issues.

Its quite interesting how we are supposed to feel sorry for Mary after she tortured Alison last season or maybe even before.  Now she is all over the place telling her story with tears in her eyes just being so transparent, REALLY, what version are we suppose to believe.  I hate this manipulation of emotions, seriously tell a good story stop “yanking or chains.”

Moving on, so Mary is roaming Radley the restaurant, and sees Emily who is filling out an application, she gets every job she applies for by the way.  I know its the eyelashes LOL.  She finally talks to Mary about going to see Alison.  Its weird a lot of what Mary says is the same as what we heard earlier, it makes me think that she was listening.  She even offers to go with Emily after at first saying she thinks Elliot is doing a good job.  Yeah she is acting a little “crazy town” at this point, changing her mind minute to minute, making odd comments about the old Radley.  Why doesn’t Emily notice?  I supposed Emily has a one track mind today, that is to go see Alison.

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On the way to the new sanitarium we get a quick stop with Aria and Liam.  He tries to figure out what happened with Aria and Ezra while Aria makes some not so veiled reference to how her life is good because of all the messed up things that happened to her.  Liam is as confused as the rest of us, no really think about it that is a non-commital type answer at the very least.

Finally Emily sees Alison who is highly drugged considering her mutterings about dirt, her mother and being really cold. She of course things Mary is mom, but no one including the nurse bother telling her anything else.  I found that stupid how Emily just went along with crazy talk, but I guess she only had so much time to try to figure out what it all might mean to Alison.  Elliot arrives of course only moment later to kick everyone out leaving Alison in the dark.  He calls Mary into her office and we see right away they are STILL working together.  She wants her money an he just seems to want revenge.  Emily can see from the outside window they are arguing.


Back with Spencer and Caleb we learn that Spencer got fired from her job for being gone too much and what we all knew from the start, her time with Caleb was going to end when he rescued Hanna one too many times.

The end of the episode is one for all of us who have seen the end of the series, will recall it as a pivotal but made no sense at all then or now point of the series.  Alison is drugged and taken to an operating room.

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Tada that is it for episode 2, it seems longer than the first but leave comments if you enjoy.




PLL S7 E1 Time is Not on Your Side

9 Aug

Well its time again for another recap of Pretty Little Liars.  This season is special because a couple of years ago the then ABC Family channel decided to renew this show for two seasons at one time.  I never thought that was a great idea in any way shape or form.  It wasn’t good for the audience because we really stopped caring since we knew no matter what there was another season on the way.  I realize that is my opinion but with all the false starts on Who is A, I had begun to lose interest to begin with.  I figured oh well when its all over maybe I will just watch on Netflix or something like that.  I doubt I was the only one feeling that lack of interest but still we had a bit of curiosity, but moving forward.


Today’s Season 7 episode begins out with our Lovely Liars digging a grave or a pit or something in the ground.  They are upset and mention Hannah as though she was no longer in the land of the living, hmm odd right.

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Then we see those words that always causes confusion if you look away from the screen or someone yells from the other room, 4 Days Earlier.  That is our cue to go back in time to figure out why they were digging, got it?

They are suddenly at the police station getting ready to send Toby in for intel, but wait they see someone that looks at lot like Jessica DeLaurentis.  Things are getting stranger, except we know her from the other season when that crazy guy, Eliott, was pretending to love Alison, except then the group never saw her, she was sneaky.

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Toby rushes into the station and says “Hey, I’m officer Toby, you know you look a lot like someone that was brutally murdered here.”  Mary Drake informs him that yes she realizes since she is the dead lady’s twin.  WHOA back up twins? JK.

Back outside after Toby informs the group they receive a timely text from A, about Hannah, then the church bells sound off and they all race toward them. They arrive to find a Hanna look alike, of course they don’t know that till the pull down the body to notice its a Hanna mask.  REALLY?  These are the things that drive me away from this show, what person A or otherwise has the time or foresight to do all these weird things it would be exhausting.

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So hidden under the mask is a doll, a big doll obviously with the body of a full grown woman, they do not Approach that problem but any who.  So the doll says that they have 24 hours to save Hannah by turning in Charlotte’s killer to A or A. D., basically anonymous psycho, after they pull on the doll cord LOL.  That is so crazy.

While the group gathers to discuss how to find Charlotte’s killer we have a peek at where Hanna is being held. I find this part distasteful that they kept her in a barn in only a tee shirt and underwear.  I honestly don’t know what the writers were thinking.  I realize that she was grabbed from her room, but seriously, that could have happened at any time.  NO instead they try to put some T & A, into a tragic storyline, dispicable.

Back at the brainstorming session its decided that most of them believe that Alison killed her sister.  Aria recalls seeing a blonde with a red jacket going to the church that night she was sneaking around with Fitz when she had lied about being gone a long time.

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Spencer suggests that Alison might have had to defend herself against crazy Cece/Charlotte/Charlie. I find this quite telling about Spencer that she really cares even when others point the finger, plus she was most likely the one that thought Mona had killed Charlotte, there was that one vote.

Some of them randomly decide to go to the Lost Woods to see what Mary Drake is up to since they think she is involved with the Hanna kidnapping. They find her moving bags into a room, so Mona, and Caleb follow Mary when she gets in her car, while Spencer and Toby stay to see whats up at the hotel.

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See this not so subtle way to get Toby and Spencer together despite his devotion, “cough” to Yvonne the random woman put in between Spoby!!

Meanwhile Emily is with Elliot trying to get to see Alison.  He insists that Alison has taken a turn for the worse because he thinks she feels guilty about something.  A few minutes later we can hear Alison screaming then nurses and Elliot run in her room, Dr. Elliot calms her with a shot.  Emily looks through the glass and seems in shock.

At the hotel, Spencer and Toby learn that Mary is uber smart and has been to a lot of Europe by looking at her passport.  Spencer is also super excited about her language app that has helped her learn languages like Italian and German, Toby is impressed.  Hmm that is all very Spencer like Yes or? Hmm Language app, didn’t Spencer learned those language before high school lol.

Over at Alison’t house Aria and Fitz rummage through Alison’s unmentionables drawer and laugh nervously in fear of finding a toy, WHAT?  That is after they checked the closets and linens, is this their first rodeo? No I mean search mission.

Cue Elliot arriving home to Alison’s house during the search.  They hide in the closet in the perfect spot to see Eliot get the key for the bench that Fitz couldn’t open.  Eliot opens it and pulls out the Team A uniform of a black hoody and backpack and leaves the room.  He then proceeds to grab a saw to go in his black doctors bag of sharp objects. Whoa no reason for the hardware dude, yikes.  His final stop is the closet and for some reason it seems to indicate to him that someone might be watching.  Aria and Fitz barely escape while Eliott looks out he window.

Spencer heads back home to eat some pickles, you know when her blood sugar gets low she is hard to deal with LOL.  She phones Caleb to see if he wants some food but he has no interest and basically hangs up on her.  Oh well not too long ago he was all over that Spencer now he is back in loving Hanna town he can’t even give Spencer a goodbye.

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Mona and Caleb spy Mary Drake getting some odd supplies including charcoal, hey maybe she is throwing a grand opening shindig at the Lost Woods.  Mona thinks its to cover the smell of death for when Mary kills Hanna.  Caleb isn’t amused and Mona is a bit too glib about it me thinks.

In the real world of Hanna has been kidnapped. She is being doused with water, seriously writers more T & A, its just ridiculous.  Get that girl a sweater.  This kidnapper than comes at her with what could be a taser and I don’t honest know what happened but it was unseamly.  Hanna cries out in pain.  AGAIN with the torture, Ugh!!

Mona and Caleb follow Mary till she ends up at the Hastings house. Spencer doesn’t get the text saying don’t answer the door.  She opens the door to Mary unaware of anything about her except what they have been guessing that day.

This seems like a misdirection among so many others but Emily finally has an opportunity to visit with Alison and can only ask what is on her mind, that is if she killed Charlotte.  Alison wakes up just barely, saying “Forgive me.”

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Spencer’s little interview with Mary tells us two things, Mary hated her sister and that she is up to something with her little visit.  Otherwise it was a bit pointless, the mouse and cat game of will Spencer out herself or will Mary hurt her since thinks she is a killer.

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At Fitz’ place we find that Aria and he are unsure of their relationship status.  Are they together or friends with benefits only time will tell it seems.  Aria is not staying the night however despite his offer of a tee shirt. At the Brew downstairs, Aria is also not going with Emily who is considering going to Alison’s house alone at some point in time.

Before Emily can leave she has a mental breakdown in front of Sabrina, remember her blondness from season 6, who is working at the coffee shop counter.  The girl offers her lemon bars to go with her cappuccino, hmm not sure about that combo.

Hacker 1 and 2 are watching Mary outside a house talking on a phone in front of an open window.  Really, its bad enough there is no way she hasn’t seen them now we are supposed to think she is just plain stupid.

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They are able to track the person she is chatting with to a bar we learn this bar is one that Aria used to go to with Fitz.  I want to know when she had time to go to bars with Fitz.  First they dated and no one could know then they were apart. The small window when no one seemed to care if they dated was not one long enough to include regular bar hopping LOL. Either way Aria is the one chosen to find the mystery guy Mary speaks with over the phone.

Yes the ahhh haa moment for later is when Hanna dreams that Spencer is there with her.  The key take away is that she tells Hanna if A can get in and then out so can she.  Then in the so called dream Spencer sings to her.

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Aria’s time at the bar is a bust, she gets sentimental after hearing a song and goes back to stay the night with Fitz.  So just a waste of time oh and by the way it seems she forgot about her mission in favor of going to hang out with Fitz, ugh, focus Aria!

Night owl Emily decides that after 2:30 in the morning is a good time to go rummaging through Alison’s house even after finding Eliott asleep on the sofa.  I can’t see her being this stupid, how is she to know he won’t wake up and give her one of those dandy shots he gave Alison earlier.  She also is day dreaming while she is in Alison’s room, having flashbacks of things she shared with her including a kiss or maybe more.  She then finds the red jacket in a box she is looking through.

Hanna wakes up on the floor and recalls what Spencer has said.  She begins to find a way out. While at Spencer’s house they learn some interesting things about Mary the babysitter from hell.  She was put in the Asylum because she was accused of killing a child but was in and out all her life, she seems to blame her sister.  Emily arrives with the red sweater thinking she knows that Alison killed Charlotte.  Oh Em, so easy to believe bad about Alison, so sad.

Caleb jumps the gun and rushes out with the red sweater and Spencer’s phone hoping to give it over to A.  He leaves it at the Lost Woods, not knowing that Hanna has escaped and needs help.  She runs into Mary Drake while trying to get a ride wearing those granny panties and tank top.  Bad timing anyone?

The next morning no news is good news as we also see Eliot showing up at the hospital with another needle to keep Alison drugged for life he says.  He thinks she killed Charlotte so this is his way of making her suffer.  He tells her, “Karma can be such a bit*h just like You. Yes Alison knows how to pick em’  Pun intended.

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Well that was a doozy of an episode with so much happening.  It sucks that Hanna was kidnapped and Alison drugged.  They both will have scars for life, that is for certain.  So much more to go in this season, I look forward to writing more.

Some things we learned:

  1. Despite Aria and Fitz’ faux getting back together that is up in the air for now.
  2. Caleb has totally gone back to Hanna looks like for the long haul.
  3. Mary is openly in town so more secrets will be shared.
  4. Emily seems to care for Alison as much as when the drama all started.

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Pretty Little Liars Update Season 7

8 Aug

Coming Soon All of Season 7 Reviews!!

I finally decided as a LABOR of love I will go through each episode and give you my honest opinions/review/thoughts.  It has been a few years since I created a PLL Review, my life has changed but I am dedicated to sharing my thoughts so in the coming days I will post the last season of recaps for this show.  Thanks in advance for following my blog. pll banner

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Friends from College Netflix Original

21 Jul

Hi all, trying out this new Netflix show, Friends from College

MY rating 0 out of 5 possible stars.

I was not that impressed with episode one despite Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother. The first thing I thought when I saw she was with a black/multiracial guy was oh NO they have put her out to pasture.  I say that because in my mind as soon as an actress/actor starts having lead roles with others outside their race then suddenly every project they get is with actors outside their race. I realize that sounds racist but in America I totally think that is how it works.   I could be wrong and I hope that I am, but it was a thought that I had, we will see what happens.  Personally people are all the same to me.

The actual show has some serious problems.

1. The main problem stems from serious topics such as adultery being treated as no big deal.  Two of the characters have been having an affair for twenty years.  No idea how only one other person knows, except till now they have lived in different states.  Turns out the guy is popular around town which makes no sense because he just moved.  A major plot hole.  The infertility of a couple is also treated as a joke which is in the second episode when they go to the clinic, the interaction with the doctor is nonsense, weird jokes and he writes on a piece of paper the amount of the procedure instead of having them speak with financial department.  Doctors don’t do the numbers, they just pick up the checks, don’t the writers watch tv.

2. None of the characters are likable.  The two having the affair are not sympathetic characters. She has money and over compensates but being overly generous and the husband that guy from Allie McBeal that was totally obnoxious says he doesn’t care about any thing but his family, not a real compliment to anyone, just sounds selfish.  Even the wife and husband being cheated on have plot lines that at this point I don’t know or care about. The wife, Cobie, has fertility issues which is sad but the dryness of her personality is beyond boring.

3.  Another thing, I am on the second episode and I cannot tell you any of their names.  Its because again I don’t care enough about them to want to remember.

4.  Fred Savage is one of the college buddies who was a cute tv kid, and now handsome actor.  I think he is the publisher for the cheating guys book or something.  Its not a riveting topic.  Cheating guy wrote a book his wife loves but everyone else that read it thought it sucked.  Hmmm, boring tv.

There are other friends in this show, I think, but mostly its about cheating guy and his wife.

I go back over to watch more of the second episode and a guy in the middle of the office surrounded by a bunch of other men, in a meeting pulls out his “**nis” I mean really does it and puts on the table.  Who writes these crap shows.  I am done!!

Update: As you can tell this was an in real time review that didn’t go so well because I became fed up with it.  This is why I generally write but shows I have enjoyed or at least have been curious about.  This particular show in this post was one I saw on Netflix and began watching right away.

Supernatural FanGirl The Beginnings!

17 Jun

I thought it was time I revealed some Supernatural fangirl thoughts I have been having about the show.  I believe having a blog gives you that opportunity to share about what makes you think the way that you do, in this case why I chose to watch some shows over others.

———–NOTE: when Supernatural was in Season 1 Cassie was a female any reference to Cassie in my Posts are about HER not Castiel————–

It all started not so many years ago, close to fourteen, I suppose as the time in supernatural world has flown by for me.  There was a time in my life while I was an avid Christian lady who wouldn’t dare watch such shows about demons and monsters.  Of course not saying that is wrong or right but in my mind it just wasn’t what I was about.  There are several shows including: Grimm, Hemlock Grove, Vampire Diaries and more. I would not have ever watched without being introduced to the horror/demon hunting/science fiction but more genre that doesn’t really exist without the nurturing of this one show, Supernatural.

Now I am going to take the assumption that as a person who uses the internet that you don’t know me personally or have any knowledge of how my life turned around while writing fanfiction about the show, Supernatural.

Before I can get to that story, my Supernatural tv show journey all started because of my curiosity.  One night while watching Gilmore Girls they showed an commercial for an upcoming television show called, Superntural.  On first glance it wasn’t my thing but then I saw the names of the actors.  Something about the name Jensen Ackles rang a bell to me but I didn’t quite know why at first.  Luckly for me a cursory google search showed me that Jensen had been in Superman.  Well Superman was a show I had seen with my son a few times, and I had personally watched it up through Season 4.  Yes, Season 4 was when Jensen had appeared as Jason Teague, he single handedly kept me watching the show when I would have stopped, I know shocking right(note: being sarcastic).  Then of course Jared was familiar because of Gilmore Girls, so the connection made me curious to see what the show, Supernatural could be about.

The first time Supernatural aired was a Tuesday night after Gilmore Girls, great start looking for the Jared Padalecki crowd I imagine to be hungry for more of that lanky cutie.  I was at home alone, luckily because my husband would have none of that nonesense, LOL.  I sat ready to be frightened out of wits with my hands around my pillow in our small one bedroom apartment near Lake Michigan not far from Milwaukee.  It was all very interesting to me, especially the Woman in White theme.  In Texas where I also grew up, like the boys, I had heard the legend about a place near White Rock lake of a woman ghost wandering the streets.  I liked the use of the urban legend.

Wow, its still so amazing how that moment was one to turn me in a direction that led to a total change.  Now when we series aired episode 13, Route 666, the biggest shift happened.  I decided to write a better story for Cassie and Dean.  I had no idea there were fans out there already writing away about “the boys”.  I found them at, joined the community and began writing all the time. Admittedly I started with Supernatural, wrote a bit of Gilmore Girls, some unpublished One Tree Hill and later Experimented with TVD, but I digress. I have so many versions of how  Cassie Robinson and Dean Winchester could have been together its unreal.  You can find them online at (Matchmaker131, SuperfanGil, SuperFan3) I am also EdenWrites and Cheridan Allen on other sites.

This isn’t about my fiction though, one day while researching, yes fan fiction writers do that, I found information about being an empath.  I couldn’t stop crying.  The empathic qualities were ones I possess.  Whoa, now that was a change that turned my life around.  No, not a stretch that the show was a catalyst for it, not at all.  I also met more friends by writing fan stories and attending conventions over the years because of the show than I would have met just being who had become.  Not that it was bad but I was not an open outgoing giving person at that time, I believe I was closed and stringent with myself and others.  Of course, that is my own non-judgmental opinion of myself.

The first time I met Jensen Ackles, who seemed like a genuine nice guy, I realized that it would be hard to go back to my old life and now after missing two conventions I do miss that fun.  It had become a large part of my life, not the pomp and circumstance but the community of people that gather for a LoveFest of a sorts. My yearly ladies weekend were something I had looked forward to actually as a way to be ME.  Admittedly, I found another way by going Nomad and finding a new life all together but I do thank the universe for that moment I saw that AD, and we all hate commercials but sometimes they can lead to something magical and life changing.

Love to all Supernatural Fans, past and present.  “Love those boys.”


My first chicon picture from the days when actors just roam the halls freely in 2008, me with Chad Lindberg, please do not copy, alter, manipulate my picture, its happened before but I trust fandom has grown up since then, don’t make me regret daring to post it.  Thanks for reading.


Merlins Adventures Continues… for Me

15 Jun

So for a while now i have been Watching the Adventures of Merlin over and over again. I thought something was seriously wrong with me that I enjoyed this show soo much Suddenly it hit me, its not just Bradley James’ pretty face, though it is a nice draw. 🙂

I am literally starved for GOOD Wholesome viewing content!!  What I find that I enjoy about the show is the Principles and Ideals of the characters.  In our modern world this may seem unrealistic, prudish or old fashioned.  Dying for a kingdom or giving your life to save a friend isn’t something we regularly hear about.  I am not saying it doesn’t happen, because I am sure in real life it does in other countries more than America I think.

NOTE: Let me clarify I am not for people dying for a CAUSE or PERSON but it is the Intent to make things right for others that I enjoy that the sacrifice is a way of saying that.  Actually in all CASES the sacrifice is not MADE except one it was the Willingness, the heart of it, that did it!!

This thought came to me when Arthur tells Merlin that he should make sure that Gwen has a happy life because she deserves it while Arthur himself is off  planning to sacrifice himself for Camelot to heal the veil between worlds.  WOW!  Very powerful storylines there, I get chills just thinking of those words.

Would I do that?  Would You?  So in the end Lancelot is the one that gives himself because he \ promised Gwen he would do anything to save Arthur.  All of this sacrifice stuff started when Merlin thought he was the one to give his life for Arthur, as Arthur’s protector he felt it was his duty and he was honored to do it.  Well there so much giving in this show it is something special to watch, nope not one sex scene to be found; it is a treat indeed.  I am not saying they don’t have sex I am saying we don’t have to see them doing it.  So happy #netflix is still running this show for now I will keep viewing it when I have the desire.

funeral for lancelot