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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.

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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.

Thanks for reading and see you next time.  Pictures courtesy of netflix, no copyright infringement is intended.

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PLL – A look at the next Episode

31 Jul

I know I haven’t done recaps lately but here at least is a LINK where you can see a SNEAK PEEK at next weeks episode, kind of a peace offering 🙂

http://prettylittleliars.alloyentertainment.com/season-4-episode-9-hanna-spencer-veronica-clip-731131/