BWW Recap: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS #FAtalFinale Is Here! Who Survived?
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Ahh, #FAtalFinale is here!!!! What did you all think? Did you see it coming or did ABC Family send you for a curveball? Without further ado, let's get on with it!
~~MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW~~
So, our dear Mona bit the dust in this year's Summer finale! Just when she started helping out the Liars, a mysterious blonde shut her up. For good. We'll talk more about that later, but for now let's talk about the rest of the episode.
The opening scene shows a visibly distraught Aria, Hanna, Emily and Fitz behind police tape somewhere in Rosewood. A text from A reads: "It's all your fault." Ooh, adding insult to injury. That's harsh, even for our masked crusader. Spencer is visibly absent which initially worried me but upon further speculation, I ruled out her as the victim. The girls look upset (mostly Hanna) but not Spencer-Is-Dead upset.
"36 Hours Earlier" flashes and we're back with the Liars, Spencer included. It seems Rosewood is preparing for Thanksgiving (a bit of a timehop from last week's episode if you ask me) and the girls meet up with Mona. They enlist her help and while Mona isn't sure why the Liars think she can help them, Aria replies simply with: "Because you're Mona."
The next scene shows Mona and her mother at their house. This stood out to me (almost like a red flag to watch out for Mona) because I'm not sure we've ever met little miss Vanderwaal's mom. Something seems fishy and when Mrs. V ominously asks Hanna if "it's starting again" a little chill ran down my spine. Yes, Mrs. V, it's definitely starting again.
Mona tells the girls that Ali signed herself up for a lie detector test saying she's gone "full socio" and most likely planning on screwing the girls over. I loved the "full socio" bit, it really hit the mark because it's entirely true. While we're still not 100% sure what's gone on with Ali, she certainly doesn't seem to be the little damaged victim she's pretending to be. Eventually, this brings Mona to a conclusion. Alison is A. She's been "A" all along. With this, the #LiarsUnite and band together to bring down their maker.
In couples news, Emily and Paige share an impromptu kiss and things are seeming to return to normal for the two. Completely shocking to me, Ezra has been invited over the the Montgomery household for Thanksgiving. Awkward, much? Hey dad, can you pass the cranberry sauce to my ex-history teacher who I hook up with? While I've always been an #Ezria supporter, Ezra being invited to Thanksgiving dinner seems a little far fetched. Especially after his involvement with Ali. I guess Aria's move past that...not that I blame her...Fitz is gorgeous. Caleb helps Hanna and the gang uncover more about Ali. #OfficerToby sneaks up on Spencer for a steamy kiss and (I'm sorry) a horrible role playing scene. I love them but their bad cop / naughty innocent girl bit was seriously laughable.