Well, shit. Now I’m starting to get nervous. You guys know that more than anything, I want the show to make Evil Ezra happen. And I have been LOV-ING all of the clues pointing in that direction this season. HOWEVER, now that the suspicion is blatant, does that mean that there is no way it’s going to happen? DEAR GOD NO!!!! Then again, I have to take comfort in the fact that Mona was so clearly evil that we all thought there was no way she’d be A because it was too obvious, and they did it anyway. Please let the same thing happen here.
What worries me most is that Aria is getting suspicious – ARIA! She never figures anything out, and now she’s getting her j’accuse finger ready to point at him. Of course, finding fat stacks of cash in his sock drawer about five minutes after he was bitching about being down to his last Ramen didn’t help. But wait – I’m getting ahead of myself. First let’s take a lighthearted look at their relationship via a goofy pajama photo shoot montage!
Oh Ezra, you so crazy. Their relationship is so PG-13 I can’t even stand it! So anyway, money, money, money, suspect, suspect, suspect…Aria finally confronted him about it later that night (a huge step for a show that normally wouldn’t shy away from taking an entire season to have this conversation). He got super nervous and claimed that he sold his grandfather’s vintage Jag but was too embarrassed to tell her that he needed money that badly. Okay, FINE, but then answer me this: WHY CAN’T YOU AFFORD MORE RAMEN??? That would have been my next question, but Aria being Aria just felt sorry for her struggling artist boyfriend and fell in love with him all over again. GOOD. I don’t want him to be their number one suspect or anything. Not yet – it’s too soon. If they focus on him too much now, there’s no way he’ll be revealed as the evil mastermind we all
want need him to be.
For now, they can throw all of their suspicions to someone who has been living in the Secret Boy Cave forever but is suddenly back with a vengeance. This guy:
Suddenly Holden the cage-fighting boy with a bad heart is back in their lives. Was he responding to the note that Hanna left under Garrett’s mom’s bracelet or had Wilden gotten to it before anyone else? It’s just slightly odd that this kid who hasn’t been around for months suddenly resurfaces at a church dance meant to thank the clothing drive volunteers, right?
Let’s not forget that Emily started getting some memories from ‘that night’ back too. And one of them involved some dude sitting with her at a diner (where the donated jacket came from) and he had a drawing of an eye on his inner wrist. There was also a note written by either him or Emily that said ‘I’m sorry I left you’. Hmmmm… At first I was thinking Maya was there, but the person was clearly a guy, so who was it? They obviously want us to think it was Holden, what with this very subtle close-up:
But I’m not convinced. Yes, he had the wrist stamp, and yes, he claimed that he used to see Maya (I imagine) at whatever club provides that stamp, but if it was him, why would either of them have written that note? Why was he holding her hand? They have no connection besides the fact that they both know Aria, right? Here’s an out of left field guess: remember Emily’s boyfriend before she came out? Ben? (Totally had to look that up). Could it have been him? There was a HIGHLY blurred and unreadable reflection of the mystery guy in the jukebox at one point, but all it tells us is that he’s got dark hair. And unfortunately for us, EVERY GUY IN ROSEWOOD has dark hair. Except for Hanna’s ex who is happily living in the Secret Boy Cave full-time and clearly has no plans to leave it any time soon. Why would he leave when he’s got all of those boys and no yucky vaginas to deal with?
Moving on, Spencer and Jason used their sibling brains powers to figure out that April Rose was an antiques shop where they located Ali’s charm anklet that she apparently never took off (which I guess means she was wearing it when she died?). In another entirely rational and therefore non-PLL move, they immediately turned it over to the cops, thinking that it would help cement the case against Garrett. Of course, it did the exact opposite and officially exonerated him. ‘A’ totally played Spencer – that note wasn’t left FOR A, but instead BY A, FOR Spencer (I’m guessing). Why didn’t A just turn the bracelet over the cops themselves? Because A is a dick and lives to mindfuck people.
Spencer was WAY upset at this development, but this is lame and here’s why. This happens all the time in crime-based stories. Evidence is found that exonerates the main suspect and everyone’s pissed that the suspect is now off the hook. But the reason they’re off the hook is because they are likely innocent, hence the exonerating evidence. So, STFU with your crying and focus on finding out who the REAL killer is.
In other news, Wilden is still the creepiest person in town. Ashley had a crush but then lost her hard-on for the guy when she found out that he was a pastor. Hanna and Caleb are still dunzo. Toby looks good in a suit. ‘A’ likes rainbow sherbet and is looking for an apartment (or a LAIR). He can probably afford it what with all that cash in his sock drawer…what?!?!