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Tonight's episode, "A Dark Ali", surely set up what's going to be a whirlwind of a Summer finale! With only a few hours for Ali to identify or dismiss her alleged kidnapper, the girls struggle with settling on a plan. While it's obvious "A" is in on the kidnapper, Cyrus', sudden confession, Alison doesn't want to let the man go. And for a good reason. An eerie flashback shows a friendly Alison and Cyrus hiding in an abandoned basement, but soon things turn sour as Cyrus tries to take off with some of Ali's belongings. The two struggle and we learn that the scar on Ali's thigh was inflicted by Cyrus before he fled. No wonder she doesn't want the creep to walk.
The liars discuss tactics and while Ali seems to have things under control as she preaches about her plan to end the "A game", Aria finally says something that's been on all of our minds: "What happens when we lose?" I know the girls are teenagers and seem invincible, but it's refreshing to hear one of them talking as if they aren't untouchable. Especially when we know that's certainly not the truth. "A" is ruthless and cunning, no one is safe.
While Alison mulls over her plan, Spencer works to hide the evidence Noel Kahn gave her. With a recording of Ali speaking with Shana while she was allegedly kidnapped, this is something to keep under lock and key. Of course, when Spencer goes to check in on her loot, it's missing and who is lurking in the shadows? Melissa of course! "A" calls Spencer and plays the recording over the phone...uh oh. Looks like Lieutenant Tanner might receive some interesting evidence soon. Later, it appears Melissa gave Cyrus the recording of Ali's medical examination therefore giving him enough insight to make a plausible confession. Is Melissa still on the "A" team? It sure seems that way. But, when Spencer confronts her big sis, Melissa seems more scared than evil. "Ali is as toxic as ever," she says before suggesting Spencer and her friends get as far away from the blonde liar as they can. When Spencer presses on, asking about her sister's involvement with "A", Melissa shies away from the question. It's in the final moments of the episode that we see Melissa setting up a recording to fill her little sister in on all her extra curricular activities. I've always known there was something fishy with Melissa and hopefully we'll find out what it is during next week's summer finale.