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06 July 2011 @ 02:56 pm
Pretty Little Liars: "Blind Dates" Episode Review  
Pretty Little Liars 2.04 "Blind Dates"

How is it that this show gets creepier and creepier?

The beginning was so creepy, just from the billboard message alone. It's like, I would start freaking out if I found anything remotely resembling anyone looking at me after getting a text from my anonymous stalker. O_O Of course once Spencer came back the ring would be gone, but I wonder what A had to do to bribe the pawn shop owner because if Spencer promised to be back? But then again, the pawn shop owner was probably skeevy and would be bribed into anything via money, regardless if anyone would be back for the possessions or not. I betcha Spencer would have gone to the police, had it not been a.) her sister's wedding ring and b.) they weren't already suspicious by the police of Rosewood already.

I realize the point of separating the girls, but I still find it rather irrational to have them be separated while in school, as well. I mean, they're classmates after all.

Let's talk about the wonderful threesome of Hanna, Caleb and Lucas. I wish we got more of them hanging out together because I feel like, if Hanna needs more friends outside of the rest of her girls, they could be the fabulous trio and it'd be awesome. Of course there's still some tension and resistance between Hanna and Caleb because of what happened last season, but I feel like we're getting to a point where they can finally come to terms with it and get back together? Hopefully? Anyway, I loved the double-date thing and I think Lucas is rather cute when he doesn't know how to approach a girl with the dating scene, and Hanna and Caleb acting as his wing-people helping him out. I loved that they were both looking at him with this, "what are we gonna do with him?" expression. Again, fabulous trio.

But what I loved about Hanna this episode was how she finally dealt with letting go of Alison. Her approaching the therapist of her own freewill was the first big step, and just "talking" to Alison was amazing to see. I liked that she held her own and just told Alison what she thought, and that she wasn't going to let Alison interrupt her life anymore and is moving on.

But it makes me worried. Despite that Alison being something that Hanna conjured up, something that she knows Alison would say and respond to, it makes me wonder if Ali has a point about Hanna and the other girls. What if the other girls are moving on but Hanna cannot for some reason? What if Hanna might start hallucinating Alison wherever she is? I know that's probably not gonna happen, since the scene was her way of moving on as the others have, but it makes for an interesting thought. Because out of all the girls, Hanna has hallucinated Alison twice now (once in the hospital while drugged, second here in the therapists office.) I don't know if this show might do something like that, but the other girls have only had flashbacks of memories with Alison, not seen Alison in real life and communicated with her as Hanna has.

Speaking of which, this is truly the most frightening thing:

Talk about amping things up, this is the first time A has ever done something to someone else other than the girls deliberately like this. Trashing the therapists office with the message written on the wall. So A is targeting the therapist now, but it makes me think for what? All Hanna did was get closure with dealing with Alison, that hardly merits getting vandalized. Unless she told the therapist the things that she and her friends did with Alison that weren't so great. But still, it makes you wonder how far A is willing to go and why they are targeting the therapist specifically. But of course, perhaps now things will be dealt with because of what happened next in the episode.

I honestly feel like Wren might not entirely be innocent as he claims to be, same with Melissa and also Jason. There's too much sneaking around on their parts to make me think otherwise. Still, Spencer going to him and demanding for him to tell her what is going on was rather brave of her, and I think after everything she deserves some kind of straight-up answer from him. Setting up the meeting with Melissa to locate Ian was the riskiest thing ever, but I'm glad they did it. I think the girls realize that they need answers now or they'll never get them at all, and this was their only shot.

Then things got really intense, really quickly.

"I killed Alison. I lost my temper because she knew too much. But there's only so much you can bury. It won't be that easy, but I know how to get rid of the pain. I can't run from the law. Come and find me. - I"

It's obvious A wrote that letter, and I'm pretty sure that A also killed Ian for whatever reason since his suicide so also completely staged. But.....he's definitely dead, and the letter is fireproof to show that the girls were telling the truth. Though I feel like this is a setup for something else, because with Pretty Little Liars even if one thing closes there's always something else behind them. Even if the girls get off the hook and can probably see each other again, it still doesn't mean the danger is over. Someone is wanting them to stay quiet, someone is not wanting anyone to pry into their lives, someone is doing all of this and is not going to go away and will find other ways of threatening them. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Other things:

++ Mike is definitely getting with the wrong crowd, I think after the incident with their parents he's been doing some rebellious things and sneaking around. He might know that Aria and her friends have been sneaking off, but I don't think he knows more than that.



++ Why is Jason flirting with Aria? I mean seriously, that was a bit skeevy and rather random. Is Aria going to return with the colored-streak hair now that he mentioned it? O_o

++ Emily and Samara are too adorable. I like that Samara doesn't question why Emily wrote the fake letter and still covers that story regardless, perhaps she knows what it's like to impress your parents even if there's a slight possibility of altering something just to please them. I like that Emily allows her to do that, and judging from some interviews from Shay Mitchell I think Samara might become her long-lasting girlfriend for a while, which is nice.
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aliasagent on July 7th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Is it wrong if I ship Jason/Aria a little? I just want Ezra to get some competition. I don't know why but I'm much more tolerant towards Aria/Ezra this season. I think it is because it's pretty much out there that they more or less slept together the first time they met. Makes it seem more mature or something IDK. I'm not sure how I feel about Ezra but it was a bit odd that he wasn't in the episode this week. I've become accustomed to him showing up and destroying the pace of the show :P Also I think the reason why I like Jason/Aria is because I have some sort of love for love triangles and people being angsty and jealous - as long it's not the girl who's being jealous (unless the triangle involves two boys and a girl and the girl is the one being all 'wtf is going on')

That probably made no sense.

PPL and Nine Lives of Chloe King are my favourite summer TV shows this summer with Rookie Blue :)

I like Samara so much more than any of the other girlfriends Emily's had.

Idk, I probably should stop typing. This is becoming a MASSIVE comment.
Renée: Pretty Little Liars. Emily.rogueslayer452 on July 7th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
I think it is because it's pretty much out there that they more or less slept together the first time they met. Makes it seem more mature or something IDK.

Did they, though? I never believed they did. They just made out in the bathroom. They would have referenced it had that been the case. They might have at some point later on, or recently even, that would be more believable in their case. Of course them having sex doesn't necessarily make their relationship mature, in my view. I've always viewed it as rather immature, but I think it's more or less how they've been presented to us on the show itself and how careless they are with one another and their taboo relationship. idk, I just never cared for them and I find the Aria/Ezra thing too...meh, esp since it's the same thing of OMG WE'RE ABOUT TO GET CAUGHT! kind of deal.

I liked Maya, didn't like Paige at all, but I agree. Samara seems to be more fitting for Emily at this point. They're on the same page, they seem right for each other, and I'm hoping the relationship they build will be long-lasting. :)

I've been meaning to check out Nine Lives of Chloe King (along with other shows I've been meaning to watch) Is it good?
aliasagent on July 7th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
You know that scene when he's in the bathrobe and she calls him on his ex and she talks about Saturdays etc? I always saw that scene as a confirmation that they have been sleeping together for a while now. Not to mention there's always been hints of like unmade beds and stuff (could be me overanalysing it though). Obviously sex doesn't equal a mature relationship. Mostly, they are about as believable as unicorns if put in a real life environment (also how the frak does either of them think that just because he's not her teacher any more their relationship is ok? that kiss in the parking lot left me all sorts of annoyed).

I like Chloe King. I mean, it's got a nice vibe and set in San Francisco (SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CITY AND OMG I AM GETTING CHARMED FLASHBACKS). It's about a girl with supernatural gifts kicking ass and has cute boys, works in a vintage shop, has awesome clothes... Also it has Egyptian mythology and the main character I think is funny and believable (and her relationship with her mom is all kinds of awesome). I think it's worthy to watch. Considering how ridiculous the plot is objectively, I think the actors are doing a really good job of playing it without overdoing it and the writers have quite a down-to-earth approach to it all.

I hope that was well explained.

... Now I feel like having a PLL icon.