These Liars gave us plenty to gasp about this summer (Andrew Eccles/ABC Family)
Emily's Mean to a Blind Girl
Jenna might have raised an accurate point about Alison's needing to listen to the counselor's speech about bullying before her untimely death, which was awesome enough. But the real highlight of the scene was Emily telling Jenna to move her walking stick because people needed to get around her. The edge in her voice had us cheering.
All the Boys Go Topless
This show is mostly about the girls and their outrageous fashions, but this season the producers apparently realized that the ladies in the audience might just want to see the fellas scantily dressed. One week it was Ezra, and the next it was Toby showing off his six-pack abs while doing some manual labor. Thank you, show.
While My Pretty One Sleeps
We got some serious chills when Spencer and Emily snuck into Jason's garage and saw that his big secret was recently developed photos of Aria while she was sleeping and/or drugged. How... stalkery of him. Though he claimed that Alison took them (which is somehow even skeevier) and then had one blown up and framed.
We were excited to see Ian fall from the church's bell tower and "die," but we were even more excited when we saw his corpse post-"suicide," followed by his funeral. We're hoping that this time his death sticks.
Not All Pottery Classes Are Like "Ghost"
Who knew that pottery could be so creepy? When Aria and Jenna ended up in the same college-level class, things were awkward, so naturally Aria pretended to be someone else -- someone who actually likes and helps Jenna. At least until Jenna picked up on the fact that her newfound "friend" was her nemesis in disguise.
Hanna Should Have a Legal Show
Can Hanna get a USA Network program in which she actually works for the firm Dolce, Gabbana & Liebowitz? Because who would argue with someone as fierce as her when she's trying to defend the people she loves? In this case, it was helping Caleb, whose foster mother was extorting him for cash, and she did it awesomely.
Live to Tell
The Liars were dragged to the cemetery in the middle of the night, which gave us the heebie-jeebies all by itself, but then they were treated to a walk-in movie of Ali at the kissing rock. It turned out that after her little tryst, she was still alive, not dead as we previously thought. Making matters worse? She was also still alive when she was buried.
The Bitch Is Back!
No, Elton John didn't make a cameo. Instead, during a fashion show where the Liars were forced to model the outfits of their dead best friend, someone defaced the slide of Alison to say "Bitch" while a voiceover screamed "The bitch is baaaaaaack!" It was all very avant-garde. And messed up.
Put the Lotion in the Basket
We honestly haven't been this creeped out by lotion since "Silence of the Lambs." In this case, "A" tampered with Emily's lotion and put some nice doses of HGH in there. Instead of just making Emily bigger, faster, and stronger, it nearly killed her.
If You Are Going to Bury Something, Dig Deeper
While working on the DiLaurentis property, Toby discovered that Spencer's old field hockey stick had been buried in the ground. "A" apparently had borrowed it, but who put it in the ground? And why didn't they have the foresight to actually dig a bigger hole? What kind of awful criminals are these?
Worst. Massage. Ever.
Emily took the brunt of the physical torture this season from "A," which was a nice break for poor Hanna, but watching "A" give a nearly nude Emily a full-body massage was unsettling, to say the least. No wonder the girl had to shower about a hundred times afterward.
What Would Freud Say About That?
After bugging Dr. Sullivan's office, "A" found out that the Liars had been talking about him/her/them and that Dr. Sullivan knew who/what "A" actually is. But before she could tell the Liars, she went missing, and we learned that "A" had been blackmailing her and possibly holding her hostage.
Dolls Are Really Creepy
We feared the worst for Dr. Sullivan when we saw that big crate, but the contents weren't a severed finger or a chopped-off ear. Instead, they were some devilish dolls who talked and gave nefarious instructions, one of which led Emily into a garage filled with carbon monoxide and ultimately resulted in all of the Liars landing in a Rosewood PD interrogation room. This is why you should never trust dolls.
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