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Pretty Little Liars Review: Paige, Interrupted

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With the summer finale only a week away, Pretty Little Liars really is punching up the drama and filling in the blanks.

But why so late with all the juicy reveals?

"Single Fright Female" made us take a closer look at Paige by clueing us in on some vital information from her past. By the episode's end, I was sure I'd need to go back and pay more attention to all the things Paige has done.

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All the suspicion heaped on Paige this episode started with CeCe's comments to Spencer about how unusual it was to see Emily going out with her. When she told Spencer the whole story, it was hard to know if Paige was dangerous or not. It's true that Ali looked a little scared of Paige when she collected that love letter to Emily, and the bruise on her back was a sign of serious physical abuse.

However, do you think maybe Ali brought it on herself?

In every flashback and during that Halloween episode, Ali's been the biggest bully. She's merciless with her teasing and seems more like frenemy than a close friend, even to those closest to her. That trick with Paige was just awful too.

BUT...maybe Paige was exaggerating when she told Emily about Ali's bullying. We don't really know who started throwing the verbal and physical punches first, but Ali seemed to think this letter charade was the only way to get Paige to back off. I really wanted to believe Paige's version of events, but then Jenna showed up and warned Emily about her. Plus, we all remember (as Spencer reminded us) that Paige has violent tendencies.

Remember way back in season one when she tried to drown Emily? Yeah, not a love dunk.

And then Spencer found one of Aria's earrings in Paige's bag. I'm not totally convinced this piece of evidence is what it appears, but it seems pretty damning to Spencer, who once again is totally ready to settle on a new suspect. Spencer seriously cannot help but automatically become 100% certain that her new suspect is definitely A. It's a little frustrating to watch, and I understand why it bothered Emily so much.

So, Paige - innocent victim or crazy psycho?

And could she be A? Or one of the As? We got confirmation (finally!) at the end of the episode that there are at least two. Who's on your list of possible suspects now? And who trapped Spencer in that dressing room with that snake?

Regardless of whether Paige is involved in all this drama (as A or as Maya's killer or both), I still don't trust Nate. He was acting super weird about that kiss, even after Emily told him they could only be friends. He went to Hanna to find out what was up with Emily and got the best answer ever:

Hanna: Um, Nate, she's gay. She dated your cousin.

Why is Nate so obsessed with Emily? And why did it seem like he was one of those guys that Maya used to blow off?

While Emily grappled with whether or not to trust Paige, Aria was just trying to cheer up her birthday boy. I don't know why she felt it necessary to surreptitiously visit his ex because nothing good could come from that idea. So, of course, she went ahead and delved into his personal life (and Maggie's) without Ezra's permission. Because she was doing it for him, right?!? Aria wanted to know about Maggie for her own sake. And now, she's put herself in the awkward position of knowing more about Ezra's past than he does.

We all knew that baby Ezra had to make an appearance soon; I just didn't think it'd be this soon. So Maggie has a seven-year old son who looks a lot like a younger Ezra. It seems likely that it's his child, but there's a slight chance the baby is someone else's. Slight. Either way, Maggie didn't come clean about it on the phone with Ezra, so it looks like Aria has to decide if she's going to say anything. And she totally will, but maybe not right away.

Meanwhile, the flash drive that Spencer tossed at Ian way back in the season one finale finally turns up again. The sensitive nature of all those videos made Hanna worried because it might start up all their problems with Jenna again. But after speaking with Caleb (such a sweet secret boyfriend!) and finding a video of herself with Wilden, Ashley decided to destroy it. It would have been nice to get a copy of that vital piece of evidence first, but it's better than the police having, I suppose.

And I suppose some of our questions will be answered in the summer finale next week, and if you can't wait, check out these spoiler pictures and see if you can piece together the evening's big surprises!

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    Amygirl

    Ezra needs to find someone his own age. Put Aria with Mason (sorry I used to watch wizards I can't help it) if it means Ezra and her will break up.

    Yougotmyreflection

    If Lucas is on the A team itl be so odd. He shows up like once every 4 episodes, does some weird shit, then runs off again. He probably just has a drug problem or whatever.

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    ok we know Spencer's dad cheated on her mom before look at the end of the episode at jenna i also thought this slightly but now more then ever doesnt she look like mellisa?

    anyways wren is one of the A-team end of story and those earings are suspicious but cece (who something is majorly up with) could have got it from A and dropped it in her bag, paige is way to obvious

    also i think jenna just hates the girls she has so much to lose by pushing them if they found out she was/is behind the torture

    the A-team is wren and maybe cece, cece may have killed ali though... mayas killer is up in the air still

    last but not least aria isnt getting tortured as much cause if you pay attention shes not trying to find a as much as the other ones... they torture hanna and spence so much about there bfs cause there the ones who actually do stuff to try to help the girls and em is just the easy target

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    I don't think Paige is A. She's not innocent but she's definately not cool and collected enough to be A either. I also think Jenna came to warn Emily about Nate rather than Paige. That look on Nate's face when he found out Jenna faked being blind was a little incriminating.
    Also, Aria is getting herself caught in a web of lies yet again, and I can already see that the looks between her and Ezra's hot brother (whose name I can't remember) aren't all innocent. Hopefully he won't come between them as Wren is coming between Hannah and Caleb.
    And speaking of hot boys, where the hell are Toby and Jason? I miss Toby and I really like Jason as Spencer's older brother, he's bringing out a side of her that is less serious and more loving and caring while still being her big brother, which is very sweet.

    Spindae-2o

    Good episode! just had time to watch it!
    I'm not sure about this huge Paige focus! But where the Hell is Lucas! Don't forget him! And why did JENNA run!? is Paige so terrible?

    Dairblairtruelove

    First, I think Jenna warned Emily about NAtE NOt PAIGE. Paige is the usual supsect, writers wouldn't end the season with the usual suspect being the killer. Also, I don't think Ezra's brother is the father of Maggie's baby! He would have been 12...gross. But maybe there is more to the story, where is Ezra's father in this?

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    JENNA was warning about NATE He yelled about how she'd seen him and I'm guessing that's why Jenna is freaking out

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    ummm... well I think that Paige have some really big problems going on in her mind, I dont trust her but I dont think she killed maya. this episode show us that Nate wasnt mayas cousin (i had notice that every time he talks about maya its not like a normal cousin talk about a cousin)Also its very wird the Aria case,she never gets to have big problems with A,all the other 3 pll are always running and Aria is only having love trubles with Ezra, isnt that wird?plus Aria was the one keaping the red coat, and the girl we saw last season vesiting mona was wearing that same red coat.Also Caleb is in A team but he really likes Hanna,hes the one steping out A team

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    @Michele: I think Ezra's brother would have been too young, probably between 12 - 15 about 7 years ago, to have fathered that child. It's not scientifically impossibly, but highly unlikely.

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    Does anyone else think that Ezra's brother was having an affair with Maggie and that's his child, not Ezra's?




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