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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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In the season 2 finale at the ball Paige told Em I'm here for you no matter what comes next I think she either witnessed mayas murder or she comitted it

Simbaira13

When Nate was talking to Jenna he told here I know you saw me not I know you see me past tense,and the look they shared,Nate is no.1 suspect of mine,and he was shocked when Hanna told him that Jenna was pretending to be blind.

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Ms. Lopez - Jenna didn't warn Emily about Paige. We don't really know for sure who she was talking about. She could have been talking about Nate.
Watching Ali scenes I just can't imagine girls who would be friends with someone like that (espcially Spencer)!
Some questions I have - the song that 'A' played at the end, who was it by? When it played I just immediately went back to Ezra suggesting a record Aria and his brother had never heard of. But maybe I'm giving the writers too much credit (which I am very willing to accept).
I think Paige is a victim but also a threat. She was bullied by Ali and I think it could have brought out this really bad side to her that she's never let go of (fight back hard).
I still think Nate is more dangerous than Paige. He's clearly got serious stalker potential and I'm pretty convinced he's not Maya's cousin (he never proved this really).
Note to Wren - Find girls you're own age!! You're a cute british doctor - is it really that freakin' hard?!

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I think it is weird how the pastor acted when Ashley told him about how she watched it. Does anyone think he watched it and now knows if he didn't already about her sleeping with the cop? He seems fishy too me... I can't stop thinking about how Caleb turned on Hanna in season 1... remember when Jenna asked Caleb to look through Hanna's phone and stuff? He got caught and had to step up his game or does he really love her? He did say he was with that gang basically stealing stuff... I think Jenna is moving in with the A team. At the end a black glove gives another black glove a key to something... By the way where is Emily living??

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I think Jenna was talking about Nate not Paige not that that takes Paige off the suspect list really only for being A. I don't think she is subtle enough for that....Caleb concerns me because that was an odd look he gave Jenna after she forced Hanna off the computer not just wtf. Then he knows the secret way into CeCe's store. Then I look back at some of the things this A has done...mostly to frighten and keep the PLL quiet but none of the real emotional blackmail that Mona did. Like what if this A did not roofie Emily but merely followed her and heck watched her help someone like Paige dig up Alis grave. Caleb knows the pd will be after the PLL so he steps in and stops them but realizes that Emily is out of it so decides everyone must be quiet until he figures out who hurt Emily and maybe he has been continiung that while trying to keep a more dangerous foe at bay.

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@bethemockingjay I totally agree,he looked disappointed that the flash drive had been destroyed, and it was weird that he went after Ella and Ashley! @Bianca, really? Wes was probably only like 12 at the most when the kid was born, how could he possibly be his! I cant wait to for next week but I dont want it to end! I just hope its not Caleb or Wren because I love them both :)

Danielle50

I don't trhlust neither Paige or Nate. So there is a female and male A working against the liars this time. I loved Ali ànd Cece scene and think we should get more of that. So Paige always had a crush on Emily but Em was still seeing guys at that time. I don't know who Jenna was talking about but I am going to miss her.

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I dont like emily very much and her pick of company outside of the liars is questionable i mean paige freaking scares me and nate is really creepy like stalker creepy i mean i dont think my cousin would be like that about me if i happened to murder but we're not very close but even my brother who im close with won't be like that. and i think maggie's son is also ezra's brothers son not his.

Ava mila

@laurette actually I saw the summer finale promo on youtube and somebody commented that the boots showing of as A's are the same that Caleb often wears.. I'm not sure but there is something strange in the fact that Mona was so furious of him when he visited, also why would he drive his mom's car all the way from Cali? And why is Hanna crying so much in the promo pics? I don't know, I hope it's not him! They are messing with my head lately..

Xomoniquexo

I do actually think that Jenna was referring to paige but instead Nate when she told emily to be careful of the ppl she spends time with, cause Nate does come across creepy, I think it also a bit weird that Jenna is leaving two with out any reason, as soon as she known she was in the clear from being apart od the A team after Nole sent that security footage to Spencer,defo think that paige is using emily and as an obsession with EM for sometime now,dont think she in the A team, i find that i am not really invested in the Aria and Ezra baby mamma drama cause Aria is butting in where doesn't need to, totally miss spencer and toby, he should be bck considering it the finally lol

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 11 Quotes

Spencer: I don't remember you in Mama Mia.
Hanna: Good because I looked fat and hideous, and I had to stand next to a cardboard goat.

Don't think that was a love dunk.

Spencer

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 11 Music

  Song Artist
Turn it up 1 Turn It Up Megan Oliver iTunes
Civil twilight fire escape Fire Escape Civil Twilight iTunes
Anya marina speakeasy Speakeasy Anya Marina iTunes