Season 3 Episode 16, Pretty Little Liars Recap, Misery Loves Company

Meredith loses any semblance of human sanity in this episode; Aria gets drugged and ditched inside a basement; Spencer plans a surprise anniversary party – oh, there WILL be a surprise alright!

U GUISE, I THINK MEREDITH MIGHT BE LEGIT INSANE???

There’re different degrees of craziness on the show, including *impulsive crazy* (Paige) to *paranoid crazy* (also Paige) to *psychotic crazy* (oh, who are we kidding? It is all Paige. She is every spectrum of crazy.) In this episode, Meredith crossed the crazy threshold, moved past the psychotic ward, and landed head first into the “this chick belongs in a Stephen King horror novel” kind of freak show territory. Up until now, I thought she was just your standard garden-variety homewrecker, but I WAS SO WRONG. Her character has so many more nuances than your average whore!

Meredith spends the entire episode plotting and scheming to get her hands on Alison’s diary. First of all: WHY??? Why was she so hell-bent on getting that diary? I don’t think Ali wrote anything incriminating about Meredith, right? I understand why Byron would be nervous about it, but what does any of this have to do with Meredith? Other than the fact that obviously *bitch crazy*.

Also, this was Meredith in the last episode: “Hey Aria, look what I found in your daddy’s bedroom! ^_^” and this is Meredith now: “GIMME THAT DIARY OR GIMME DEATH!!!! *pulls grenade trigger*” Um, if that diary had such unspeakable evidence against her, maybe she should’ve destroyed it while she had the chance instead of lending it away like a library book?

Let’s start from the beginning, where Aria is still sick from typhoid or dysentery or whatever deadly disease she contracted last episode. We must be talking about a serious life-threatening ailment if it stopped Aria from making a single outfit change throughout the entire episode. OMG NOW I AM WORRIED! :O

Spencer: I don’t think the medicine is working. You look terrible.
Aria: *sarcastic* Thank you.

…but she’s healthy enough to be snarky, so I think Aria is gonna be just fine. She doesn’t look that terrible, but she is the least glamorous than we’ve ever seen of her. (i.e. She’s wearing only 2 layers of foundation instead of the usual 5.)

All of Aria’s friends came over to visit her …with one noticeable exception. The one time when it’s justifiable for Ezra to show up in an episode without having to shoehorn his unnecessary appearance, of course he goes MIA. Go figure. No cameos, no phone calls, no cheesy “coming up for air” messages in an online chatroom. Nothing!

Isn’t it strange that Ezra would “drive along the train tracks” just to see if Aria got hurt, but he couldn’t be bothered to drive to her house when she’s ill? It’s not like he has anything better to do than sit in his crappy apartment, writing his crappy stories, and probably masturbating to his crappy porn five times a day. POOR ARIA IS LYING ON HER DEATH BED AND THIS IS EXACTLY HOW MUCH THEIR RELATIONSHIP MEANS TO EZRA.

While her boyfriend didn’t care enough whether she lived or died, at least Meredith has been kindly nursing Aria back to health. And by “nursing”, I meant she was actually drugging the shit out of Aria with prescription pills, sleeping tablets, and a dash of cocaine.

Aria: Have you been drugging me!? O_O
Meredith: Don’t be so dramatic! I gave you something to help you sleep.

That’s one way of putting it. *lol* Poor Aria probably got permanent liver damage from all the toxic hallucinogen concoctions that she consumed. :-(

I guess Aria’s parents never taught her not to take medicine from strangers? In her defense, poisoning someone’s medication is not even in the realm of human sanity, so you can’t blame Aria for not suspecting this sooner.

Aria only figured out that Meredith has been drugging her after Alison told her about it in a spazzy drug-induced dream. At least I think it was a dream? Alison said all these ambiguous lines like: “Sweetie, I’m more real than I’ve ever been~” and “Honey, do I look dead to you?” so there’s just enough room for doubt.

Deep down, I think we all know that Pretty Little Liars will keep getting renewed season after season, and eventually they can’t drag on this murder investigation any longer. The big twist in the Season 6 or Season 7 finale will be that OMFG ALISON WAS ALIVE ALL ALONG~~~ and then the writers will use scenes like these as irrefutable proof.

This poor child has been drifting in and out of consciousness throughout the episode, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, Meredith also decides to imprison Aria inside her bedroom. Yep, she just locked her up and probably swallowed the key afterwards. Can I just reiterate that Meredith is LEGIT INSANE!? Let’s recap: she broke into her boyfriend’s house, drugged his daughter, and then trapped the poor girl in her own home. omggg this bitch is so fucking crazy that it’s actually hilarious. :D

It was just super fun to watch Meredith completely fall off the deep end in this episode. She’s such a soap opera villain and her ridiculously evil antics were delightful to watch. For instance, Mama Montgomery tried to phone her daughter and check up on her in the middle of the day…

…BUT YA CAN’T, ELLA. YA CAN’T BECAUSE MEREDITH ALREADY HAS YOUR DAUGHTER’S CELL PHONE. *OMINOUS MUSIC* *GLOWERING GLARE* *SINISTER SMIRK*

lmao~ she’s such a villain~ i love her~

Meredith was forbidden from getting any more prescription drugs because even the pharmacist was like *bitch crazy*, so she ended up buying FOUR packs of allergy medicine instead. Holy shit, was she planning to make Aria sleep through the next decade!? At this point, that poor child needs to be taken to an emergency room and have her stomach pumped immediately! O_O

Hanna: Either Meredith is a major insomniac, or she’s trying to knock out a cow!

Hey, no need for name-calling! That’s not a very nice thing to say about your friend Aria! :(

Was anyone surprised that Meredith didn’t try to suffocate Aria with a pillow? *raises hand* It would definitely make her job easier, but I guess it’s much more fun to lock up someone, poison their medicine and slowly torture them to death. What Meredith should have done was chain Aria to the bed and put an electrical collar around her neck. Every time she runs, bzzzzzt!!!

See? She should have just contacted me as an accomplice/consultant. I’m full of creative ideas~ ^_^

OH NO!!! Aria managed to escape from the bedroom! Meredith had her back turned at one point, which allowed Aria to slip out of bed and flee. What she should have done was get the fuck outta that house ASAP, but Aria stopped by the living room to make an emergency phone call instead. It was risky because she had maybe 10-15 seconds before Meredith comes running down the stairs in a mad pursuit…

…or we would expect to see her use the stairs if this show had any logic whatsoever, but nope.

Apparently, Meredith has POWERS IN TELEPORTATION since she managed to appear *behind* Aria literally five seconds later. As far as we are concerned, there’s only one staircase connecting the two floors in the entire Montgomery household, which Aria had been guarding the entire time. Then how the hell did Meredith even get downstairs, let alone sneak up behind Aria for an ambush attack??? Does she have a superpower that lets her walk through walls & ceilings!? Or did Meredith slip through a teleportation wormhole when nobody was looking!? WTF!?!? O_O

AND SMACCCCCCK! Meredith couldn’t put up with Aria’s bullshit any longer, so she knocked out the bitch and threw her unconscious ass into the basement. Oh man, she should have just done this from the start if that’s where Aria would end up anyway. Meredith could have saved herself a lot of money at the pharmacy. *lol*

HEY ARIA, SUX 2 BE U~~~ How many parts of her body must be bleeding internally right about now? Just look at this poor girl lying unconsciously on the basement floor. She had been drugged, abused, imprisoned & assaulted in the span of one episode, and all because she wouldn’t hand over a couple of pages from a damn diary! :-(

THE GOOD: Hanna & Emily followed their intuition that Meredith might be *up to no good*, so they visited Aria’s house to check up on their friend.

THE BAD: Meredith made up a flimsy excuse to lure the girls to the basement: “Heehee, Aria is down there for one reason or another! Let’s hold hands and go on a group expedition to find her together! ^_^”

THE UGLY: “Let me hold the door for you! You two go ahead and walk into this dark scary confined space with no means of escape! Please go on without me, I insist, ladies first! I just wanna make sure I lock this door before I slam it in your faces.” AND THEY STILL FELL FOR IT. *headdesk*

Unfortunately, Meredith hadn’t watched enough Pretty Little Liars to know that all the cool kids hide shit inside their porcelain dolls, so she wasn’t able to find the hidden diary pages in the end.

Okay, let’s assume that Meredith found the pages and ripped them into shreds… Now what? Was she going to carry on as if everything was back to normal? Did she plan on living happily ever after with Byron, while pretending that she didn’t just lock up three bitches in his basement? What exactly was Meredith’s endgame all along? BECAUSE I DON’T GET IT.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, though Meredith’s reign of insanity concluded on a rather anticlimactic note. In the next scene, Papa Montgomery shows up at the house and goes like: “HAY GURLS GOOD NEWS~ THE SHOW DECIDED TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STORYLINE, SO I AM NO LONGER A SUSPECT~ :) :) :)” …and that was pretty much the only closure we ever got.

In a flashback, we learned that Papa Montgomery didn’t hurt Alison in any way. He called her bluff and refused to be blackmailed, being all like: “ya u can go ahead & destroy my family, i dare u to do it~” Of course, Alison was full of shit so she didn’t do anything else, and that was the end of their confrontation.

Well…how disappointing was that!? I didn’t expect to see a flashback scene where Byron was bashing Alison’s skull repeatedly with a club, but I was expecting something more? Think of all the possibilities here: blackmail, affairs, allegations, murder! But what we got instead was many missed opportunities and a big crapload of nothing. :|

Byron might not have killed Alison (…for now. I’m still unsure whether the show would reveal some ~*brand new flashback*~ next season when they’re recycling storylines again) but that doesn’t stop him from being an emotionally manipulative douchebag. Papa Montgomery pulled some fake contrived bullshit where he’s like I AM GONNA CONFESS TO THE POLICE!!! *waits five minutes for Aria to change her mind and convince him not to go*

Naturally, Aria is too drugged out of her mind to give two shits anymore, so she chooses to believe her daddy is innocent and burned the diary pages. Papa Montgomery was like *sigh of relief* afterwards b/c he was prolly guilty as fuck and his daughter destroyed the last piece of incriminating evidence against him.

Oh btw, Melissa makes a brief cameo in the flashback, so I guess she’s gonna be the next character who gets accused of killing Alison. I love how this has become the standard formula for the show: *Character A sees Character B talking to Alison* and then *Character B sees Character C talking to Alison* and then *Character C sees Character D…* and etc. etc. We probably won’t find out who really did it until *Character Y sees Character Z through a telescope from fifty miles away* so it’s gonna be a lonnnnng journey.

Meanwhile, Spencer is planning a surprise anniversary dinner at Toby’s apartment, which would have been ~*so romantic*~ under any other circumstances. She decorated his loft, she prepared a candlelit dinner, and she even cooked the food herself with her mom’s family recipe. Oh dear. There was a part of me that was wishing and praying and hoping everything would go well for Spencer, and that she’d be able to enjoy this moment with Toby, and that she wouldn’t find out about his identity yet. It was just heart wrenching to watch Spencer pour all of this love and affection towards her boyfriend, especially now that we know how this episode ends. (SPOILER ALERT: ;__; ;__; ;__; *tear trickling down my cheek*)

Any sympathy that I felt for Spencer was infinitely diminished as soon as I saw these Scrabble tiles, in which she spelled out I LOVE YOU through the most nauseating arrangement ever. Good fucking riddance they broke up so we don’t have to put up with any more of this lovey-dovey garbage anymore. *sticks finger down my throat*

Other words on the Scrabble board: goofball and glyceraldehyde. (Wut? Now She’s just showing off.) Only Spencer would think of juxtaposing those two words in a love message dedicated to her boyfriend, by the way. She probably would have made poor Toby look up the dictionary definition during their anniversary dinner.

BTW do you remember how Ezria celebrated their anniversary earlier in the season? On their kitchen counter with Aria’s legs spread wide open, ooh yeah~ Hey, at least her relationship lasted longer than Spencer’s, so maybe there’s a lesson to be learned in all this.

Toby takes off his shirt, gently caresses his abs, and tells Spencer that having the privilege to *grope* this magnificent body is his anniversary present for her. I think he also got her flowers or some shit, but we all know the six-pack is the main carnival attraction. :-)

By the way, I love Toby’s excuse for going to Spencer’s place to take a shower every day, because the plumbing in his apartment has been broken…FOR LIKE SIXTEEN EPISODES. I’m pretty sure Toby does all his laundry at the Hastings household, although I’m not sure he owns any actual clothes besides a few pairs of low-rise jeans.

Veronica: Toby, you forgot your shirt.

Quote of the episode? *lol* At this point, it might be necessary for someone to follow Toby around and remind him that it’s OK to wear a top so you don’t expose your ~*headlights*~ to everybody. It’s called a shirt, sir, you wear it over your body to cover your nips, ever heard of it?

Did Pretty Little Liars cut back on their fashion budget or something? Aria spends the whole day in slacks rather than her typical parade float gallery, while all Toby really needs is a towel around his waist. They must have saved a damn good fortune in their wardrobe department this episode!

I actually ran out of things to say about those nips & dem abs, but I just wanna see if I can put four pictures of shirtless Toby into this recap. Mission accomplished!

Hanna: If you really want to surprise Toby, have on five-inch heels and nothing else when he walks through the door!
Spencer & Emily: *stunned silence*
Hanna: …what!? I heard guys like that.

The ~*hopeless romantic*~ in me wants to disagree and argue that the perfect anniversary consists of homemade candlelit dinners and ILU messages spelled out on a Scrabble board (…followed by a night of passionate lovemaking where he strokes your hair, makes direct eye contact with you, and whispers tenderly into your ear, while your favourite indie love song plays in the background. *swoons* Ok keep fantasizing ladies, because that shit will never happen. ^_^)

But yeah, Hanna is probably right about her tactics. All I can say is that when her anniversary comes, Caleb will be one very lucky man~~~

All things considered, it’s far more likely that TOBY would be the one in their relationship to wear nothing but heels, no? He’s practically *naked* in every other scene anyway.

(FIVE SHIRTLESS TOBY PICTURES! FIVE!!! :D :D :D)

Emily has also prepared a fancy gourmet meal for Paige (omg, what is it with the liars and their grandiose displays of love? I’m not used to them being such good girlfriends!) Emily says something like “Since you can’t go anywhere, I’ll bring the food to you.” which contains the unspoken implication of: “Since you’re too chickenshit to go to a nice restaurant with me, I have to go through all this trouble just to spend time with you. Look at how much strain you put on our relationship with your stupid anxiety issues.”

Ok…she didn’t say that out loud, but you know Emily was *totally* thinking it.

Once again, Emily encourages Paige to get her psychotic ass to a shrink ASAP, which her girlfriend finally did. Her first invisible chair therapy session with Dr. Sullivan begins this afternoon. (What Emily is saying: “Aww, I’m glad you got professional help! I’m so proud of you!” What Emily is really thinking: “ABOUT FUCKING TIME. You have some serious mental issues. Get treatment immediately.”)

Hanna: Hey, sorry to interrupt. I have to borrow Emily for some girl talk. Not girl-on-girl talk. Just girl talk.

K THX FOR CLARIFYING~ ^_^” What exactly constitutes of a girl-on-girl talk anyway? How is it different from just a regular girl talk? Are there other body parts involved in this conversation? How does this work? Because whenever I think about girl-on-girl action, talking is usually the *last* thing that I imagine happening?

Hanna overheard Caleb plotting some shady shit on the phone, so she wants Emily to follow him after school and find out what he’s up to. He claims that he’s protecting her from Mona…but the last time Caleb tried to “protect” his girlfriend, it resulted in a bullet straight through his spleen, so Hanna is understandably concerned about this dumb old broad.

To make things worse, Caleb decided not to tell Hanna anything and makes up some BS instead. (“I was on my phone…with my mom…at 4:30AM in the morning…because she’s in Chicago…for a business trip?” and he also says UMM twenty times in between each sentence.) Oh man, that was rough. He might be in contention for being one of the worst liars on the show. Let’s hope Caleb’s *plans* are more effective than his *lies*.

BTW, I kinda like Caleb’s new hairstyle? At first, I was a little bit on the fence about how he looked, but it grew on me after a while. This is a very important development because it’s the first time in PLL history that I *don’t* wanna grab a pair of scissors and cut all of the hair from Caleb’s head, SO HOORAY FOR PROGRESS!!!

Since Emily doesn’t have a relevant storyline in this episode, she goes along with her friend’s dumbass plan. I gotta laugh at her pitiful attempt to *hide* from Caleb, which involves squirming and cowering uncomfortably in her car seat, as if ducking her head an inch lower would make the difference in whether she gets exposed or not. She just sat there gawking blatantly at Caleb. At least pretend to talk on the phone or read a book or do something less conspicuous, Em?

Emily: Okay I love you Hanna, but I’m not in the CIA. I don’t know the first thing about tailing someone.

Um yeah, clearly not. Better cross that job off your career prospects. A secret spy you ain’t.

Emily didn’t learn much during her little spy expedition, but the most shocking discovery is that one of Spencer’s loyal fanboys in the brainiac club has BETRAYED her by meeting up with Mona after school! How dare you, nameless nerd number three!!!

P.S. How many of those students will Mona recruit into The A Team? I’m guessing all three?

Unfortunately, Emily didn’t stay around long enough to see that Caleb was meeting up with Paige! This is scandalous because: a.) the two of them were at another coffee shop that is NOT Emily’s workplace, which means Paige was supporting a rival business that competes directly against her girlfriend’s best interests & b.) lol @ this being Paige’s so-called appointment with the shrink. Nuh-uh, as if she’d ever get professional psychiatric help. Hell will freeze over before the legendary Psycho Paige gets tamed by some crack doctor! :D

Paige and Caleb are working together to stop The A Team, under the assumption that their characters aren’t important enough to feature in each episode’s main storylines, so they may get away with snooping around successfully in some minor subplots. Hmm, I’m kinda intrigued by this ~*new dynamic*~. At least it gives the love interests something to do besides the usual romantic & bickering crap, so I’m all for it!

Paige: Let’s nail her psychotic butt to the wall!
Caleb: Yeah! Something like that!

…although, I’m a little uncomfortable with how Paige and Caleb discussed nailing Mona’s ass against a wall? WTF!? Please tell me sodomy is not the first phase of their plan!

Meanwhile, Hanna thinks she got a ~*job interview*~ with some top notch fashion designer in town, but it was just an elaborate set-up to get her into an abandoned store with a bunch of creepy faceless mannequins…

…no, actually, it wasn’t that elaborate. A simple web search revealed the business had relocated over a month ago, yet amazingly Hanna seemed to have overlooked this convenient little detail.

Erm, what the hell? Could Hanna have made any *less* of an effort preparing for this interview if she didn’t notice the store moved away!? Maybe she should have spent more time studying about the business instead of choosing which dress to wear.

Okay, while we are on the topic of the store, what’s up with that split second appearance of Alison in the background? Dayum, she has been a busy little ho this episode! First, she featured in Aria’s drug-induced hallucination. Now, she’s showing up on the reflection of a store display window. Alison is pretty frickin’ active for somebody who’s supposed to be a *dead corpse*. Girl, slow down!

AND THEN HANNA GETS ATTACKED BY MANNEQUINS!!!

Basically, Toby shoves all these mannequins on top of Hanna and then she somehow nearly dies in the process. lol what a ridiculous(ly awesome) murder attempt. Clearly, the A Team doesn’t need much to kill the pretty little liars. Who needs guns and knives when you have MANNEQUINS!?

Hanna’s defense mechanism involves curling up into a ball at the corner of the room and then praying to the floor tiles that A wouldn’t hurt her any further. Oh Hanna, maybe try a little harder to save your own life? If Emily was in the same situation, you know that bitch would have ripped off a mannequin’s leg and start chasing A with it!

I don’t wanna blame the victim, but Hanna kinda deserved this. She walks into an empty store with nothing but faceless mannequins, perhaps that should have been her *cue* to exit immediately? But nooo she just wanders aimlessly around the store, searching every corner and crook for this imaginary employer. Y U SO STOOPID HANNA???

Afterwards, Hanna receives a text message saying: “Next time you’ll be left faceless. – A” which prompts a bunch of hilarious speculation from the pretty little liars.

Spencer: Is she threatening to cut your face off?
Emily: Or throw acid at her.

lolololol I can’t decide which tactic I prefer more: a.) Taking a knife and carving out Hanna’s face like a jack-o’-lantern, or b.) Throwing a whole cup of sizzling acid over Hanna like it’s a slushie on Glee.

Emily: For all we know, it’s not just Mona and her minion. Maybe she built this whole A army. We still don’t know what her endgame is.
Hanna: I do! It’s to cut my face off.

Or throw acid at it. *lol* Bravo Emily, instant classic one-liner.

By the way, I don’t think it’s just an army anymore. It’s more like a new universal species. I imagine Mona has an underground laboratory where she’s currently breeding thousands of human clones in test tubes, each with a black hoodie surgically attached to their heads.

DUN

DUN

DUNNNN

*slams hand against piano*

Your boyfriend is an evil asshole, happy anniversary Spencer! Yup, this is the episode where she finally finds out the truth about Toby, black hoodie and all. Her first reaction upon discovery was a glorious slap to the face. Nice! And then she just cried. And cried. And cried. And cried. And cried.

…oh, is she just gonna keep crying for the remainder of the episode?

And cried. And cried. And cried. And cried. And cried. And cried. And cried. And cried.

…apparently so.

What happened was: Spencer found a piece of ID in Toby’s apartment, which somehow means he’s part of The A Team? Hey, some people have fake identification cards to get into bars or nightclubs. Toby’s just happens to let him get into a mental asylum. I don’t see what the big deal is!

Anyway, I’m pretty sure this whole “whoopsy daisy i left a pivotal clue to my evil dual identity in my apartment, how forgetful of me teeheehee~” was NOT an accident. Earlier in the episode, Toby & Mona had been plotting evil shit together, where he was somewhat *reluctant* about a certain plan, so this was probably why. Exposing Toby was an intentional set-up all along.

Toby: It’s too soon. I still feel like we’re rushing this.
Mona: I told you, I’m not the one calling the shots. Fear cuts deeper than a sword. They need to understand that she’s in charge.

Oh my god, such a meta conversation! Who’s the lady in charge? Are they referring to Marlene King? I presume the dialogue is re: Toby revealing his identity to Spencer, which does seem like it is happening *too soon*. Normally, Pretty Little Liars tends to dragggg out these storylines for at least a season and a half. And tbh, they could have gotten more mileage out of Toby’s secret for a few more eps, but I won’t complain when the show actually moves forward with the plot for a change!

Mona: Did Spencer say something to you?
Toby: She’s still lying to me. Pretending A went away when they took you to Radley.
Mona: That bitch can keep a secret. I respect that.

When Mona says the last line, I always imagine that she’s pumping her fist against her chest after giving *mad propz* to Spencer. It’s like I can picture her hollering “RESPECTI!!! *chest pump*” as she throws a couple of gangster signs in the air.

Poor Spencer is such a traumatized mess that she ends up crying outside Toby’s apartment, banging her head against the door, and desperately begging him for an explanation. Oh poor, poor Spencer. This was just heart-wrenching to watch. :-(

And I must say, we got a MARVELLOUS piece of acting from Troian Bellisario, who captured the essence of a heartbroken teenage girl just crying her little heart out. She was *uglycrying* non-stop for the last 5-6 minutes of the episode, and every second of it was just stellar, brilliant, flawless acting on her part. This performance deserved 10 stars out of 10 for sure.

It would have been EARTHSHATTERINGLY EPIC if Spencer was crying outside the door, and then the camera drifts inside the apartment, where Toby and Mona were passionately making out to the sound of Spencer’s tears. Oh my god, can you imagine the fan meltdowns? A thousand Spoby fans would have been sent into cardiac arrest with no chance of recovery. *lmao*

Alas, the greatest PLL scene never actually happened, so we’ll just have to accept the final scene where Mona is sipping some wine, listening to classical music, and enjoying a solitary celebration while Spencer contemplates suicide on the other side of the door.

I love Mona’s expression in the end, as if she’s thinking: Keep crying Spencer, your eternal suffering gives me so much lifeeeee~~~

My final thoughts: I FREAKING LOVED THIS EPISODE. All the stories were ridiculous and the characters behaved so stupidly beyond any reason, but I didn’t care because it was just so much fun to watch. From a logical standpoint, this might possibly be the dumbest episode yet. But from an entertainment standpoint, this episode *delivered* on so many levels. So much craziness. So much evilness. So much shirtlessness. What more could you ask for? This is the quality of Pretty Little Liars that I live for! :-D

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28 Responses

  1. Default avatar Alex February 6th, 2013 / Wednesday

    I love how you noticed Spencer’s follower crossing over to Mona’s side. I never would have even noticed it in the first place. I laughed my ass off while reading about the acid line. Troian is knocking it out of the park this season and I love this new crazy angry bitch Spencer who doesn’t own a brush and vandalizes public property. Meredith was SO FUCKIN CRAZY I COULDN’T EVEN. I was scream/laughing the whole time she was tweaking out. For whatever reason when it showed Mona at the end, I thought there was going to be a dead body on the floor, but I like your idea of Moby (heh) making out while Spencer cries better. I’ll take it a step further and have him be shirtless while it happens. Also, random sidenote: are you from the UK? I notice a lot of differences in the ways you spell certain words, like “pyjamas”. Just wondering. I tried reading a recap in a British accent but *to me* it doesn’t sound exactly the same as hearing a snarky American voice. I do love me some Brits tho.

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 7th, 2013 / Thursday

      I actually paid extra close attention to who Mona’s friends were because I was curious to see who’d want to hang around her ring of evil.

      Spencer goes on a complete ~*rampage*~ in the next two episodes and I love it. I love how much she *dgaf* about anything that happens on this show. <3

      I was laughing my ass off at every thing Meredith does in this episode. I thought she was just a simple bitch who'd get into some catty rivalry with Aria/Ella, so this was such an unexpected character turn.

      It's only a matter of time before MOBY becomes canon. I'm already hopping on the early ship.

      And I'm writing in Canadian English, so that's why some of the words seem a little different. I'm terribly inconsistent with my spelling though.

  2. Default avatar ANoelle February 6th, 2013 / Wednesday

    I was waiting for this recap, mainly because I wanted to see (er, read?) your reaction to those last 10 minutes of the show. Among all the craziness, it made this whole hour totally worth it. Troian did not disappoint, she just crushed my soul. I’m totally looking forward to the rest of this season because of her. (I could go on…) ASFHJADSHKLFDAS ;_____;

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 7th, 2013 / Thursday

      It’s difficult to evoke genuine emotion out of me about a silly teenage relationship on TV, but Troian did such a fantastic job tugging at my heartstrings. Even in that throwaway scene when she called Toby to see what time he’ll be home, you can see how giddy & nervous & in love her character was. She just gave an exceptional performance. *applause applause*

      AND STAY STRONG SPENCER WE LUV U~~~ ;____;

  3. Default avatar DM February 6th, 2013 / Wednesday

    Embarrassing piece of knowledge: The words on the scrabble board were the words that they used when they played scrabble on their first date. Toby won with the word goofball. I can’t believe I was such a fan of these two. :shames self:

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 7th, 2013 / Thursday

      OMG. I totally didn’t even remember that. You, my friend, deserve this following award:

      *applause applause*

    • Default avatar Elsa July 31st, 2014 / Thursday

      I remembered that too and I was like “awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!” for a moment. And then I remembered that Toby was *evil* so I was like “Nooooooooo!!” And BTW, I want that award ribbon too!

  4. Default avatar jay February 6th, 2013 / Wednesday

    Hilarious! Are you going to put up the next two recaps soon?

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 12th, 2013 / Tuesday

      Yes, very soon, although I will resist the urge to put quotation marks around any of those words.

  5. Default avatar DarkAngel February 6th, 2013 / Wednesday

    Alison did a million and fifty five things on the day she died, even death can’t slow her down.

    Meredith can teleport, Ali can travel through time and Mona lives in a hyper adrenalized reality. These bitches are not only crazy they have super powers! How can the liars be expected to compete with that?

    But the Liars are so dumb it doesn’t even take a super genius psycho to mess with them any random psycho can as evidence by Meredith, Nate and plastic mannequins.

    Toby’s apparently allergic to shirts this half of the season. I’m not complaining though it’s the only thing I like about him.

    Emily can’t pick locks and she can’t tail people. She should definitely take spy off her list of things to be when she grows up.

    What I loved about this ep was Hanna brought over Saved By The Bell DVD’s for Aria. So I made this for my tumblr.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/1d9fdfbea8e71b38576bb735d8c87c18/tumblr_mh5olrLMvw1rrmbc3o1_r2_500.jpg

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 12th, 2013 / Tuesday

      In most works of fiction, it’s usually the heroes and the good guys that get the superpowers. Only on Pretty Little Liars do the crazy bitches get all these awesome teleportation & time travelling skillz. <3

      The pretty little liars are so stupid that I'm actually getting OFFENDED watching them take the worst approach in every scenario.

      lmao the satb/pll overlap didn't even cross my mind, thx for pointing it out. Bianca Lawson is such a prevalent superstar across every decade and generation. <3

  6. Default avatar Anonymous February 7th, 2013 / Thursday

    Love it RecapEverything !! Of course Byron would choose to have an affair with someone completely off the rails. And you are so totally correct in that this episode may have been one of the least believable but also one of the best. Can’t wait for the other recaps !

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 12th, 2013 / Tuesday

      Byron thought this crazy bitch trashed his office and still hooked up with her anyway, so obviously he enjoys the cray.

      I loved this episode. So ridiculous and yet so fun. <3

  7. Default avatar Princess Consuela Bananahammock February 7th, 2013 / Thursday

    Do you really think that Aria did dream of that whole scene with Ali? At first I thought this was the case, but that doll being exactly where Ali had left before getting out of the room made me believe it was damn real!

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 12th, 2013 / Tuesday

      I don’t even know anymore! X_X Maybe Meredith found the doll but didn’t find the notes inside? Or maybe Alison just doesn’t know how to clean up after herself, hmph.

  8. Default avatar Aria Eyes February 13th, 2013 / Wednesday

    That is what the scrabble board said when Spencer and Toby played in season 1 episode 19

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 20th, 2013 / Wednesday

      SPOBY FAN AWARDS FOR EVERYONE! You guys have such good memories. I honestly don’t even remember 95% of what happens the next day after I watch an episode. *lol*

  9. Default avatar Lara February 16th, 2013 / Saturday

    DUN…DUN…DUNNNN! I also couldn’t understand why Meredith would give the pages to Aria, if she was willing to almost kill the girl to take them back, but anyways, love your recaps!

    • Default avatar Recap Everything February 20th, 2013 / Wednesday

      DUN DUN DUN! *pounds hand on piano* Meredith is such a hilariously absurd human being. I don’t understand any of her intentions during this episode, but I’m still going along for the ride with this crazy bitch.

  10. Default avatar Sadie February 16th, 2013 / Saturday

    Sadly, I also remembered the goofball scrabble thing from the episode where Spencer and Toby spent the night together in a random apartment for some ridiculous reason that probably made no sense. But hey, doing stupid detective stuff (ie not just stealing Ali’s diary) is what the Pretty Little Liars do best.

  11. Default avatar Jenna's Angel June 29th, 2013 / Saturday

    Okay, obviously Troian did FANTASTIC this episode, but I think we should give her credit for like all of season 3B. For me, it was Lucy who owned this episode. It was her most well acted episode to date. Actually, I’ll say it was a Troian and Lucy appreciation episode, because that’s exactly what it is. Those two absolutely BROUGHT it. Also, they both look amazing without makeup. Just goes to show the power of Team Sparia.

    • Default avatar Abby June 30th, 2013 / Sunday

      THANK YOU! Someone who gives Lucy credit. I’ve been waiting for that.

  12. Default avatar J July 7th, 2014 / Monday

    Nooo, remember when they played scramble? They used those exact words.

  13. Default avatar PLL~LOVER July 25th, 2014 / Friday

    OH MY GOD YOU WERE RIGHT~~ THEY DID DRAG IT ALONG AND SAID THAT ALI WAS NEVER ACTUALLY DEAD :00000 YOU MINDREADER:
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  14. Default avatar PLL~LOVER July 25th, 2014 / Friday

    OH MY GOD YOU WERE RIGHT~~ THEY DID DRAG IT ALONG AND SAID THAT ALI WAS NEVER ACTUALLY DEAD :00000 YOU MINDREADER:0

  15. Default avatar Anonymous October 28th, 2014 / Tuesday

    I love you

  16. Default avatar Anonymous March 14th, 2016 / Monday

    I really like the A, B and C formula but i still think CeCe makes no sense and 6B is full of empty promises.

    But I’ll keep on watching anyway

  17. Default avatar Anonymous March 14th, 2016 / Monday

    I really like the A, B and C formula but i still think CeCe makes no sense and 6B is full of empty promises.

    But I’ll keep on watching anyway!

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