'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Hypnosis and bad outfits
Emily's whacked-out memory and Spencer's emotional rampage this week on "Pretty Little Liars," but the action was in short supply.
Maybe it's just us. There were still great moments and a few solid reveals, but this episode felt a little stale and a little bit like filler to get us through the season. It's great that they want us to get to know Caleb and Ezra's brother Wesley and all, but let's focus on the stuff that matters. You know, like who killed Alison and who is at the top of the A-team totem pole.
Thankfully, there was plenty of that, as well. Let's get to it.
The mind-boggling moments
Mona is poking the bear. The scene in which Mona approached Spencer at her locker about being off her A-game at Academic Decathlon was priceless. Spencer's response -- "This is not a game to me ... at all" -- was even better. In fact, we'll go out on a limb and say that Troian Bellesario's performance as Miss Hastings in this episode may be her best to date.
If I were Spencer I would have punched Mona straight in the mouth. #PLL— shanty∞ (@ShakeItForMeJDB) February 6, 2013
Speaking of which, Spencer is starting to try to get rid of some of her romantic keepsakes from Toby, including the valentine below and -- if you can believe it -- her special chair.
Spencer's valentine from Toby (ABC Family)
Aria wears a gold leather jacket, a cat tank top, and gold-coated pink jeans. Really, what the heck was up with that outfit?
Toby knows someone's watching him. Why else would the private investigator tell Spencer that he'd stopped using credit cards?
Emily gets a message ... in French. Upon visiting the police station, she realizes that the photo of Wilden in Cape May is missing from the office bulletin board and then discovers a postcard of the Eiffel Tower in her mom's purse. Spencer later translated the foreign tongue -- the note on the card means, "Stop digging! The police already know it's you who is capable of murder!"
The Eiffel Tower postcard Emily found (ABC Family)
More postcards are imminent. The girls each put an item in Alison's casket at her funeral. Aria's and Hanna's -- a pair of earrings and a piece of a Ouija board -- have already appeared. Emily admits she left 25 postcards with their friends' remains, so expect many more to come.