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