One of the best things about Pretty Little Liars is how it has spawned the greatest online fandoms known to man. Here are some of the best recaps the internet has to offer. Feel free to pass along other recs. I’ll do another post in the next few weeks.
9. Spencer (last week: 11)
Even I cannot be blinded by favoritism here: Spencer’s outfits are a joke. She swapped last week’s overall shorts for an overall dress. The overall dress is, beige, maybe? Some sort of sad, sandy-looking dirt-tan? Anyway, she continues to wear that dopey hat — hats like that are for hangovers; they don’t go with overall dresses in blah-beige because nothing goes with overall dresses in blah-beige — even when she is alone in her bedroom and obviously would have tossed it on the floor.
THIS WEEK’S LVP
Alison, for not paying attention in Kung Fu Jake’s mailorder self-defense class. JK! Kung Fu Jake is recovering from the major foot injury A gave him for absolutely no reason, so obviously isn’t giving self-defense classes of any kind. Which Ali wouldn’t know, since, despite being on the run for her life for two years, before which time she got her pilot’s license in order to better evade A, she still apparently never once even RESEARCHED a self-defense class.
Alison snaps at Hanna about her stupid love triangle between Travis and Caleb, and Hanna goes all dark about the eyes the way she does when she’s about to shove a huge amount of money into a pasta box or bash someone over the head with a rowboat paddle. Hanna decides to help Alison get out of town and do it without any of the other girls finding out. She shoves her whole closet into Alison’s bag and grabs her emergency savings from a box of farfalle to hand over to Ali. You get the distinct impression she would strap Alison to her back and run her out of town if there were no other option.
Later on, when the troops are rounded up, bombs are dropped! Lucas and Melissa are in Mona’s army! Eddie left Bethany’s drawing because he wants the girls to know to look into stuff at Radley! A bullies Ali into staying in Rosewood! Hello, information overload!
Meanwhile, Aria is backsliding into her earliest stages of teen romance with her ex-boyfriend and English teacher Ezra Fitz, which is as understandable as it is understated this time around, and perseverating on the hilariously elaborate videotaped funeral (multiple angles!) of the girl she kind of killed. Only Mona, Ezra and the Liars know about Shana’s death, which admittedly connects Aria’s storyline to the overall plot more closely than ever: The Liars have to go along with Alison’s gonzo obfuscations, because Aria is now the one in danger of arrest. Still, between the hat and the strange hallucinations Aria continues to have, it’s all very Aria.