Pretty Little Liars Review: Who's Looking Cray-Cray Now
Until those last few minutes, I was fully prepared to be disappointed this week. But watching Jason get the shaft added a little excitement to an otherwise meandering installment of Pretty Little Liars.
After last week's filler episode, I thought maybe "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" would continue to shift our focus away from the mysteries we desperately want resolved, and I was right...mostly. The show will spin its wheels occasionally to fill out the season, like most programs, and it's up to the fans to find something else to enjoy while we wait for the revelations.
Jason's dangerous accident wasn't the only interesting part of the episode. Emily was working with Jason, hoping to keep him from running to Wilden before he had any proof and putting himself in danger. Together the two discovered a picture of Ali on a boat with both Wilden and CeCe Drake. Which was weird because CeCe had just told Emily she didn't know Wilden.
This revelation causes Jason to share that the night Ali died he remembered seeing Melissa and CeCe talking. He never disclosed it because he was so messed up that night, he was never really sure that it was real. Plus, his being awake would make him suspect.
It seems like maybe Melissa was talking to Wilden that night when she said she'd have to call 911 to get his attention. Either way, it's clear that CeCe's involved somehow, and like all new people in Rosewood, she's got something to hide. Later on, we see her lying to Aria about her car being towed. What was she doing when she was supposedly "getting food"?
CeCe might be the blonde in the red coat, back to avenge Ali's death or to destroy the members of the N.A.T. club. Clearly, Melissa is involved as well, and I'm still baffled that the girls have never pressed her very hard for more information despite her shady actions.
I am also very suspicious of Jason. I know he just got majorly injured, and maybe he secretly left the hospital out of fear for his own safety. But wasn't it weird that once he got Emily out of the elevator he just let the doors close? Perhaps he's setting himself up as the victim to gain the girls' trust. It wouldn't be the first time a member of the A-team has allowed himself to be harmed to avoid suspicion. Remember Toby's fall in "Blond Leading the Blind?" Plus, Jason did have that strange injury that looked about the size and shape of a screwdriver.
As the only pertinent revelations on the episode came from Emily's diligent work, I have to ask: Is Emily the only one working to solve the show's mysteries now?
Just what were there other liars doing this week?
Hanna just had to reunite Caleb with his Uncle/Father Jaime. She's never really upfront about what's motivating her, but I'll bet it has something to do with her own daddy issues. I think it's great that she's trying to help Caleb, and I was happy to see him come around. However, her meddling was over the top and will cause her trouble...as we can already see. Plus, the whole family-drama just seemed like a way to add drama to the Haleb relationship. Without A keeping them apart, they were in danger of getting stale.
Aria's time with Wes ended up just where we all knew it would, with a kiss. True, they both broke away from it quickly, but there's real chemistry between the two. Age-appropriate chemistry.
And Spencer. Ah, Spencer. This week Emily (who's doing all the heavy lifting lately) finally gave her a verbal slapping by telling her the world doesn't revolve around her and everyone has their own pain to deal with, so stop throwing yours around, Spencer! And Spencer retorted by saying this was the new Spencer so get used to it. If that's the case, I'm seriously considering checking out on this show.
New Spencer is terrible. She's self-absorbed and destructive and not just to herself. Now that A has finally banned Spencer from telling the girls about Toby, will she use that as her new excuse or will it just be something else for her to rebel against?
From the looks of the promo for next week, it seems like Spencer might finally give in and tell her friends. And it's about time!