Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 1Premiere I needed some time to come down from “A” being revealed before writing this recap. I’m half-kidding. I mean, this may not have been as scary as last week’s “Pretty Little Liars” — I don’t know, it was something with the dolls — but there was a lot to digest and a lot of “Psycho” to follow in the Season 2 finale. And an aside: Since watching the finale, I also learned that Garrett is Paolo from “The Lizzie Maguire Movie.” I was shamed by my mom for not realizing this sooner. I’m not at all kidding.
Breaking news, Rosewood. It’s a week after Garrett has been arrested and the newscaster blaring from the Hastings’ kitchen explains the police believe he joined Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 1 the police force to destroy evidence that linked him to Ali’s murder (i.e. Page 5). As the four little liars sit around, Spencer says she knows Jenna gave Page 5 to the police because her mom knows the prosecutor (that was easy) and Aria hopes they can now put Ali to rest. But Hanna worries it’s “two down, two to go” for the rest of people who were in Ali’s room that night.
Melissa walks in and says she knew Ian and the four of them didn’t kill Allison. Then she asked Aria for her fro-yo. “That looks too perfect. It would have melted,” my mom says of the perfectly swirled cup. Because that is the most unrealistic thing about this show? Anyway, Melissa says if Garrett killed Allison, “it’s because he thought she deserved it.” After questioning the flavor she’s put in her mouth (toffee, not peanut butter), she’s off on her wicked way. Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 1 The girls get a text: “You still have something that belongs to me. Bring it or one of you leaves in a body bag. -A” They realize the text must be a reference to A’s phone, which Hanna still has, and suddenly the doorbell rings. It’s a messenger with four envelopes, stuffed with invitations to a school dance. Fancy.
“You are cordially invited to the Rosewood Junior Society Masquerade Ball,” it reads. Plus, “costumes required.” But of course. It’s like hide-and-seek, Emily says. There’s an extra note in Aria’s: “Be there when the clock strikes midnight. - A” Spencer wanders towards the window, while my mom says how skinny she looks. I’m more concerned with why she is dressed like a secretary, but I suppose it is a step up for Spence. “Hide-and-seek was my favorite game with Melissa,” she says. “Wanna know why? I always won,” she says deviously. Dayum. Cue theme song.
Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 1 Premiere Hanna, Emily and Aria are walking into school, amazed at how Melissa was just chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool, eating fro-you and telling them she was A. Hanna says they should be scared because the only thing smarter than Spencer is her sister. Oh, speaking of the devil. She arrives to defend her intelligence and has Ali’s bag in tow. She’s ready to “unmask this bitch once and for all” and thinks they all need to look through the bag with a fresh set of eyes.
Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Episode 1 Mona shows up and asks if they want to go to a vintage shop, but the girls make up their own excuses because they have a gym bag to search through. So where can they do that secretly? Ezra’s abandoned apartment, of course. Speaking of abandoned, Aria thinks it might be over this time … “really over.”