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10 November 2013 @ 03:40 am
Ravenswood: "Believe" Episode Review  
Ravenswood 1.03 "Believe"

Just as the title says, practically the rest of the kids end up believing in the patterns that curse that town and whatever else is happening to and around them, including seeing the ghosts of those who are supposedly dead. I really liked that they've moved along quickly with that, especially now that they can all see Miranda.

Speaking of which, I have this theory that Miranda is responsible for saving them from the crash. That somehow, despite the pattern her dying created a rift that protected them. Either that or something/someone is looking out for these kids, and Miranda is going to be the conduit of communicating with the other side to them just as she did in this episode, or that it is just a freak coincidence and a hiccup of the universe as Remy says. But I prefer the notion that Miranda incidentally is the reason why the rest of them are still alive. How or why I'm not quite sure, but it's interesting since remember in the last episode when the mirror shattered it flew directly towards Caleb and yet he was spared from the blast; the shards were scattered around him, like there was a protection bubble. Plus after she saved them in this episode it somehow allowed them all to see her, and not just Caleb. Like I said, it's just a theory so far until we get more answers.

What we learned is this episode is that the five death pattern that has cursed Ravenswood is part of some kind of pact. The rest of the season will have them investigating and figuring out what this pact is, and how to break this curse without anymore deaths.

I also find it interesting how there's four adults who seems to be holding a secret, with one of them having died. It's not coincidental, since there is something they all know that is in regards to what may be happening. Or, at least some of them do. Remy's dad seems to be more secretive than her mom, perhaps knowing the circumstances of how she had survived a fatal explosive when the rest of her team didn't (hence only him overlooking the footage; he doesn't want his wife to overthink the situation causing her more worry and distress than it's already made her.) Luke and Olivia's mother may have some more details she's not letting on about what possibly led to their father's death, though judging from the episode he got too close to discovering the truth, or had discovered it, and it's what killed him. And then, of course, there's Miranda's uncle, who definitely knows a great deal more than what he's letting on. There are secrets in that house, and whatever is haunting it that Miranda keeps getting pulled back in there for, and many secrets involving her mother as well, so it's fair to say that there is something in connection with all these adults. Also, perhaps we'll learn more about how Caleb's history is involved, as well.

Which brings me to Caleb, and how his relationship with Hanna will no doubt be suffering because of this. I read in an interview that there will be heartbreaking moments for the couples in Pretty Little Liars in S4B, this unfortunately includes them. Caleb is right in the middle of whatever is happening in this town, he can't just return to Rosewood like nothing has ever happened. He is forever changed by this experience. He doesn't want to involve Hanna in this, fearing for her safety (considering it's already been in too much jeopardy with all the "A" stuff occurring.) I'm curious as how the both shows will handle this.

Overall, I'm intrigued with everything this show has to offer so far. It has all the elements that I love, and it definitely has freaked me out more than several times. I can't wait for what else they have in store for this story.
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an idea is bulletproof: Pretty Little Liars - castelizalavelle on November 10th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
I really like the mystery that Ravenswood is building. The pact promises a neat mystery and probably a good conspiracy story. The whole town is pretty spooky so I expect it's more than just the five who get cursed to die who have been cursed by this pact.

I'll be sad to see Hanna and Caleb break up if they go that route but he can't leave Ravenswood now that he's a part of the mystery. I actually suspect he can't leave even if he tried at this point. But if he breaks up with Hanna to keep her safe I think that will be okay. Sad but she's already mixed up in the A stuff, she doesn't need to add haunted town to her problems.

Renée: Pretty Little Liars. Hanna.rogueslayer452 on November 11th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
I agree, they're setting it up quite nicely, and it's fascinating. I'm invested with how these group of kids are connected and how they plan on confronting it, especially since the lingering problems they were facing previously seem to be linked up to everything. I'm positive that they're not the only ones, considering that their parents seem to be caught up in it as well, and possibly others may be as well. Since the town is well-aware of its own reputation, you betcha there's going to be more people who know of what is happening and what this pact/curse is.

Yeah, it makes me sad because Hanna and Caleb are wonderful and they've gone through so much together and have prevailed. But I think this is just yet another obstacle that they'll have to hurdle over.