Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pretty Little Liars - Free Fall

Realizing the bombshell Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and the other Liars are about to drop on Aria (Lucy Hale), Ezra (Ian Harding) decides to defuse the situation by preemptively dropping one of his own by alerting his girlfriend, Emily (Shay Mitchell), and Hanna (Ashley Benson) to their friend's pill problem and increasingly erratic behavior. Although Aria dismisses what she takes for her friend's drugged-out rantings, Ezra's slip of the tongue (and his pressure to further expose her drug use) makes Aria begin to second-guess her unflinching support of the man she loves.

As Spencer, Hanna, and Emily prepare a trap to catch Ezra at the local zoo, Aria returns to the cabin to do a little snooping and finds more than she bargained for leading to a race through the woods and an uncomfortable heart-to-heart with the man she loves who admits to being the man in Alison's (Sasha Pieterse) diary but not to being A. Meanwhile, Spencer's lies come back to bite her in the ass not only with her mother but also with Toby (Keegan Allen) when both discover her pill use and lies.

Continuing to develop Mona (Janel Parrish) and Mike‘s (Cody Christian) new relationship, which appears genuine, the episode also gives us signs of Ezra's control of Mona who is the likely suspect for the girl who went to the zoo in A's place as Ezra confronted Aria at the cabin. Despite a major reveal involving Ezra, which is far from complete if he is indeed A, none of the Liars end up in a good place as Aria returns home broken-hearted knowing the basis of their entire relationship is a lie and the truth about Spencer's pill use pushes away everyone she needs to help her deal with the problem.

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