Did anyone find that as boring and frustrating as I did? Honestly, this could have been any random filler episode in any given season of this show. It definitely did not feel season finale worthy. Where were those shocking moments that PLL can be famous for delivering at the end of a season? Where was Hanna being run down by a car on a glamping trip? Where was Ian being pushed off a bell tower? Hell, I thought last week’s episode was far more interesting, what with Spencer’s (very brief) sojourn to the dark side.
This week’s biggest ‘shocks’ came from finding out that Jenna is probably bumping uglies behind closed doors with Shauna the swimmer/costume shop clerk, and that Toby is alive, which we’ve all known since Spencer failed to remove that motorcycle helmet a few weeks ago. What else? Alison may be alive, but honestly – is this any different than any of the other times one of the PLLs has thought they saw Alison somewhere? All of them were either half-conscious due to smoke inhalation or, like Spencer, were looking at Red Coat from a hundred yards away through darkness and trees. Not exactly reliable and certainly not definitive.
So, let’s just talk about random things that I had feelings about, shall we? I feel like the story didn’t evolve at all, so there’s no point in nitpicking every detail of what happened. Since the episode felt like the writers threw a bunch of stuff at the wall to see what stuck, I’m taking the same approach to this recap.