playtime-pll-7x11

The ‘Waiting’ Game

Well, it came, after nearly eight months of a hiatus, Pretty Little Liars returned with it’s first of the final ten #endgame episodes, “Playtime.

I know that it was a premier event and that there was only so much territory possible covered, but I kinda hated this episode.  Andrea Parker (Mary Drake) said there would be a “mouth-gaped” shock moment in episode 7×11.

… an absolutely, pick-your-teeth-up-off-the-floor, mouth-gaped, didn’t-see-that-coming” scene happens in the first episode of 7B. It’s right up top. It happens pretty fresh in the first episode… and it is an exciting ride.”  (Source)

Um, when?  Did I miss it?

Unless Parker was referring to the most obvious of obviousness?

When it comes to Spencer, Peter Hastings IS the father (and Mary was supposed to be Jessica, but then wasn’t.)

Of course, Mary Drake is Spencer’s mom.  Of course, Peter slept with her ‘thinking she was Jessica DiLaurentis.’  For real, 85% of the PLL fandom already predicted this.

It was an NC-17 switcharoo; Peter needed to get his playtime sorted out.

Mmmmmkay?

playtime-pll-7x11

Photo: Bustle.com

Also, what the hell kind of cruise was Peter and Veronica on that, they took a week to get back to their recently shot daughter?  And Peter had trouble with his passport?  Is that because it’s a fake and he’s wearing a mask?  I won’t go there, but I bet somebody will.

I feel for Spencer, however.  What a mess.  This girl cannot catch a break with that clan of hers.  Mary being her biological mother actually does make a lot of sense.

The ‘ships have sailed

Okay, I know people shit their pants over Haleb, but they bore me.  I don’t care about the ships at all.  Unless it’s the friendSHIPS, I don’t ship it.  I just can’t with these couples.

Regarding the ships, I will say this though, APPLAUSE to Emily Fields for telling Ali to back the fuck up unless she figures her sexuality out, right quick.

I still hate Ezra

Ezra.  He’s AD.  You know what I think.  Is he in New York with Nicole’s family?  No.  He was translating his plans to torment his girlfriend and her friends into braille for Jenna Marshall.

“Keep planning your wedding, Aria, and he’ll show up,”  says Hanna.

playtime-pll-7x11

#NeverForget your first reaction, girl. Photo: Pinterest

Um, no.  Take a break from the bullshit, Aria, and try and figure out why somebody wants to ruin your life so badly.  I mean, besides the obvious.

Who the hell is in France?  

Spencer’s gunshot wound was from a .22, not Jenna’s .45.  Marco Polo confirmed the ballistics.  But Archer’s passport was scanned in France.

So some mofo is eating baguettes by The River Seine with a Huw Collins mask?  This stinks of Charlotte, and I don’t know how I feel about that.  I’m still holding out hope for Melissa’s involvement.

Emma Dumont

Katherine Daly is .actually a chick named Katherine Daly.  The fandom had all hoped that the name Katherine Daly was a cover up for a young Mary Drake flashback.  Lame.  Hanna gave her a dress to wear, and Mona took the credit. We don’t have time for this.

Again, we don’t have time for this.

The return of ‘Bitchy Ali’

“Bitchy Ali” is back.  My prediction?  She’ll be gone by minute 4 of the next episode with maybe a few bits of flare here and there (ooh, that rhymes!).  That wasn’t the old Ali that was the hormonal-I’m-knocked-up-with-a-conman’s-baby, Ali.

Playtime?

AD’s board game is ridonkulous.

I do, however, like the idea that the Liars are forced to put together a puzzle.

Time is too limited for the game to be random at this point.

playtime-pll-7x11

Photo: Teen Vogue

The bottom line?

This episode didn’t meet my expectations, but I suppose this is because of the super long break we had to endure.

I’m, of course, going to keep playing Marlene King’s game.

Because believe it or not, I have faith that the ending will be worth all of her fuckery.

So, greatest troll of the Internet Marlene, let’s play!

Despite my feelings on this episode, I want more.

Did you watch? What are your predictions for the #endgame?

newsignature

Caleb Rivers Could Be Mary Drake’s Son

Caleb Rivers could be Mary Drake’s son.

Okay, okay.  We’re all making theories.  We’re all running out of brain cells with which we can (not) stop ourselves from utilising on Marlene King’s mindfuck of a mystery that is Pretty Little Liars.  

I don’t have much to go on.  However, upon a rewatch.  (Yes, I’m in grad school and have a shit ton of school work, and yet STILL find the time to theorise of this god forsaken show!)

But I digress.

Upon a rewatch episode 3×19 – “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?” – Hanna finds out that Caleb’s ‘Uncle-Daddy’, Jamie Doyle, lives in Amish Country.  

I know that the WB backlot probably only has one barn to use for 25 television shows, but the barn Jamie is working in looks pretty familiar.

via GIPHY

And then in 7×03, “The Talented Mr Rollins” Aria and Hanna visit Amish Country to find out more about Elliot Rollins.

 

via GIPHY

But back to Caleb…

We don’t know anything about Caleb’s “real” mother, Claudia Dawson.  We are aware she lives in Montecito, CA and that she has a shit ton of cash.

We know that when Caleb was 5/6 years old, his aunt left him with a babysitter and nobody ever came back for him.

I know, why would Claudia admit to being Caleb’s mother (and have a PI track him down) if he wasn’t hers?

Maybe because she believes that the Caleb we know is her son.

In 3×04, “Birds of a Feather“, we see a computer screen accessing Radley’s patient database removing visitor restrictions for Mona.

‘A’ is at the Montecito Airport – presumably to intimidate  Caleb’s ‘mother’ and run her off the road.  WHY?

Again, WHY?  That’s a lot of effort to just get back at Hanna.  I suppose that Caleb is sticking his nose in, but again, there has to be more as to why ‘A’ would target Caleb’s mother.

Caleb goes out to visit his mother and comes back with an expensive Mercedes-Benz and new clothing – she let him drive back to Pennsylvania on his own in her car?

I don’t know.  It all seems a bit odd.

Maybe Jamie ‘Uncle-Daddy’ Doyle had a thing for Radley hotties. Perhaps at the same time, he was having a relationship with Caleb’s mother he ALSO had a relationship with Mary Drake.

Maybe Jamie was a patient at Radley also?

Is it possible that Jamie kidnapped Caleb, and that’s why at the age of six he was eventually “left with a babysitter”, and they never came back for him?

Could Caleb have been switched with Claudia’s real son?

From the tone of Caleb’s early childhood stories, he was a kid placed in dangerous situations at a young age, rather than born into one.

I mean, c’mon, you (usually) don’t end up sleeping in high school HVAC system at sixteen if you come from a stable affair.

I mean, unless you’re Alison.  Well, technically she was sleeping rough, but, again, her family is super fucked up too.

Anyhoo.

I also find it very suspicious that we’ve never met Caleb’s mother, but then again, we’ve never met Jenna’s or Toby’s folks either.

Or Noel’s for that matter.

Also, Caleb just happened to “bump into Spencer” in Spain during the flash forward?

I’ve had some weird random connections in life.

However, we all know that there are no coincidences in Rosewood (or between any of its previous residents!).

I’m not saying that Caleb is AD.

I’m not even suggesting that he’s bad, but he has always been sketchy in a vigilante type of way to me.

I need to stop watching this show.

You’re killing us all, Marlene.

Could Caleb Rivers be Mary Drake's son? I think it's totally possible. #pllchat #calebisAD Click To Tweet

Any thoughts?

 

12 observations about pretty little liars episode 7x04

So, last night’s episode of Pretty Little Liars (which is this morning’s episode over here in the UK) 7×04, was action-packed and full of all kinds of “bitch, please” moments.

Here are the 12 most memorable moments of episode 7×04:

  1. Vehicular manslaughter is not first-degree murder.  The girls did not drive out toward the pin drop on the GPS with the intention of killing Elliot Rollins.  Although, why do they ALWAYS have four shovels with them?  I don’t even own a shovel and certainly never kept one in the trunk of my car.
  2. Spencer, I love you, but your comment “What do we tell the cops? That Hanna can’t tell the left pedal from the right?!”  That’s cold, Spence.
  3. Ali would be amazing at “the claw” machine.  Seriously.  She just stuck her hand in the dirt and pulled out Elliot’s security keycard without any need for a do-over.  #AliClawLaurentis
  4. Does Emily seriously work 2-hour shifts at the Radley?  She seemingly worked an entire shift with Spencer sitting there chugging martinis?  Also, Emily, you knew that Spencer had to drive Elliot’s car to the train station, purchase a ticket, and board the fucking train – why are you serving her tons of alcohol?  You guys already killed one dude with a car this evening.  Just saying.  #EmilyFieldsWorkEthics
  5. Caleb crying through the door about stroking Spencer’s chin dimple on a street corner was touching, but also, I feel like he needed a day to come up with that speech.  Also, Ashley Benson’s crying game is on point.  #CalebIsCoDependent
  6. Alison DID follow Charlotte into the bell tower of the church the night she died, but when she left, Charlotte was still alive.  This event is becoming the new “that night” scenario of PLL.  #WhoKilledCharlotteIsSheEvenDead
  7. Loved the “Keebler Elf” shout out while Hanna and Aria tried to relocate their car by the tree mostly likely to have housed one of the cracker eating critters.  Also, I’m glad Mona showed up with the car before these two set fire to it in a heavily wooded area.  Adding a massive wildfire arson charge to the evening isn’t what they needed.  #MonaThinksOfEverything
  8. Spencer totally used Elliot’s credit card to pay for the drinks she was slamming with the new detective she almost banged in the elevator.  Woops.  #DrunkSpencer
  9. Best line of the show goes to Jenna Marshall and her response to Emily’s question, “And you’re staying at the Radley?” to which she replied, “Oh, didn’t you hear?  My house blew up.”  #YasJennaYassss
  10.  Hanna and Mona rubbed their fingerprints and scent all over Elliot’s car.  They might as well have keyed, “Mona + Hanna BFF” on the hood.
  11. Elliot’s real name is, Archer Dunhill, but he’s not A.D.  I know that Marlene lies about things sometimes, but I believe she told us that Elliot and Mary are working with A.D. and that individual is, UBER A.   Also, he’s friendly with Jenna, and that means things are going to get even MORE confusing.
  12. Don’t worry, dear, Mary Drake is “in charge now.”

We were told by Marlene that the Liars would make “the biggest mistake of their lives” and that this error will be the FUEL to fire Uber A’s final game.  I, like many other viewers, have been wondering what the hell the “most dangerous A of all” has done that is so terrible compared to any other A — so, hopefully now that the girls done fucked up, we’ll all start to see things get scandalous.

As seen in the promo for 7×05, “Along Comes Mary.”

 

newsignature

 

 

Ten Observations From Pretty Little Liars 'Tick-Tock, Bitches'

SPOILERS!!

Happy Wednesday!  So, I’ve watched the season premiere of Pretty Little Liars, and, I think that the episode was excellent and has certainly pushed my suspicions in a very particular direction.

First off, wtf with the masks? The masks are stressing me out. Now that I know that this show is becoming a ‘MaskFest 2016,’ I feel like it’s possible some of the characters that we are seeing could be wearing masks and not who they say they are.

Probably not, but still. That Hanna mask was crazy.

via GIPHY

So, here are ten observations I had during Tick-Tock, Bitches:

  1. The opening sequence with Emily, Spencer, and Aria digging what appears to be a grave is the cliffhanger of our midseason finale episode, 7×10. I think the entirety of season 7A is going to be the four days leading up to that scene.
  2. Mary Drake is possibly the mother of Melissa or Spencer. There were too many hints dropped during the 10-minute cup of tea between Spencer and Mary. I believe that Veronica is the adoptive mother of either Spencer or Melissa, and this would be another way for Marlene and Co. to pay homage to the books (I believe Spencer is adopted in the books, right?).
  3. According to her passport, Mary was last in London before returning to Rosewood. You know who else lives in London? Wren and Melissa. Hmmm.
  4. It was suggested, by one of the PLL writers, that there will be a “Romeo and Juliet” type of storyline. We all know that Spencer doesn’t just like Shakespeare, she loves Shakespeare.
  5. Team #Spoby? Did you see the scene when Spencer texted, “How do we know Hanna is still alive?” and the camera cut over to Toby looking at his phone?
    10 Observations From Pretty Little Liars Tick-Tock, Bitches

    Photo: Giphy

  6. Whenever someone is called out for being the killer, they are not. Alison did not murder Charlotte.
  7. I kind of love Huw Collins as creepy Elliot. (I also love that he is married to the daughter of my home state of New Hampshire’s Senator!). Also, obviously because, British.
  8. I fucking love Mona. I just do. “And then what, we waterboard her?” – the best line from the entire episode.
  9. Spencer was visiting Hanna. If we’ve learned nothing else from PLL, it’s this: When people think they are seeing another person, it’s not a vision, it’s happening.
  10. Mary Drake is a whole lot like the killer from The Woman In Black. Especially now that we know she was responsible for the death of a baby and spent over five years being admitted and discharged from Radley.

I’m excited because I think ANYTHING could happen this season. Anyone could be a villain.

10 Observations From #PrettyLittleLiars 'Tick-Tock, Bitches' #PLL #SaveHanna Click To Tweet

What are your predictions for season 7? Any thoughts on ‘Uber A’?

newsignature

Hush Hush Sweet Liars 6x20

EnSPOILERS

Okay, so the Spring finale of Pretty Little LiarsHush, Hush, Sweet Liars” aired last night, and I have to say I was far more impressed than expected, but still not as impressed as I hoped to have been.  If that makes sense?  So, for literal years (well, months for me as a binge watcher) loyal PLL viewers have been teased with the possibility of a character having a twin.  In last night’s finale episode, we received this twin in the form of Mary Drake, the twin sister of the late Jessica DiLaurentis.  And, bitch is cray.

Apparently, the imbalanced side of the DiLaurentis clan predominantly lies with Jessica’s (and Mary’s) side.

Before moving on, let’s dissect a bit further, shall we?

In the famous “Twin Story” Ali told at the beginning of episode 2×13, we saw two sisters playing with dolls and one stabbed the other.  Do I guess these two might have been urban legendish versions of Jessica DiLaurentis and Mary Drake as young girls?  Let’s just say that this is true — they are the girls in the story — I’m also guessing that the sister with the machete was Mary.

via GIPHY

This theory could be the reason for the discovery of Mary’s patient file Spencer, Toby, and Mona discovered in the hotel’s basement.  Inside of Mary’s Radley records showed that Charles (Charlotte?) DiLaurentis was the son she gave birth to while she was a patient there.  The record showed Charles (Charlotte?) was the same age as Jason.  The record also revealed that Jessica and Kenneth DiLaurentis adopted Charles (Charlotte?) when he was a baby.

So, now for some more questions.  Obviously.

Are we still to believe that Charles and CeCe equal Charlotte?

Are we to believe that Mary killed Jessica?  

Are we to believe that CeCe (Charlotte) knew Jessica wasn’t her biological mother?  I mean, her fake name was CeCe Drake, after all.  

Who the FUCK called Charlotte from Two Crows Diner the night she was murdered?  

Why does Mary Drake have a vendetta against Jessica and Ali?

Moving on.

I’m probably going to blow people’s worlds away right now when I declare this, but, I don’t give a shit for the ‘ships.’  I mean, I love the relationships and all, but they are not why I watch (or even like) the show.  I don’t care if any of them end up together one way or another.  I would love all of the PLL characters to have happy endings and if it happens, great, but I don’t mind if it’s with one another or not.

INTUITIVE PESSIMIST here, sorry!

However, I will say that the Ezria sex scene was kind of hot, though.  Also, watching Tyler Blackburn get dressed wasn’t too bad on the eyes either.

Okay, let’s talk FINAL twists.

We all called it (well, I know I did) Rollins is sketchy AF.  I knew he was a creep, and I realize this, in no way, shape or form gives me any Nancy Drew street cred or anything, but yeah, homeboy is not only a trifling d-bag, but he’s also English!  Many of us are now thinking (hoping, more like) that he possibly has a connection to Dr. Wren Kingston.  I would say it’s just a coincidence that they are both English, but we all know there are only two types of occurrences that happen in Rosewood:  Those that make sense deliberately (but not always obviously) and things that the writers have included that don’t pan out and never amount to anything.

via GIPHY

Also, Alison checked her ass into the mental hospital rather quickly, didn’t she?  I mean it’s been like two or three days since she “fell” down the stairs and she’s just committing herself.  I know that TV has to move quickly, but just saying, I was in a relationship with a sociopath for nearly three years before I noticed I was convinced things were “all in my head.”

In Ali’s defense, though, this shit isn’t in her head it’s her crazy long-lost aunt and her new husband are trying to get rid of her and steal her money.

The middle class is disappearing, people.  #FeelTheBern

And finally, WHO IS A.D. and where the hell did HE/SHE take Hanna?

via GIPHY

Marlene King gave us four Season 7 clues last night and one of them was that “A.D. IS THE ‘BIG BAD'” — and I’m guessing, whoever this person is, it’s probably “A.” Drake.  The MOTHER of all A’s.

via GIPHY

SPOILERS Reactions on the PLL Spring Finale, Mary Drake, and A.D. #PLLArmy #PLLFINALE #MaryDrake #WHOISAD Click To Tweet

I’ve made a pact with myself that I’m not going to try to figure this one out over the show’s hiatus because I should be doing other things with my life.

In fairness, I haven’t joined the PLL Reddit discussion, though, so I’m obviously not fully committed to this obsession just yet.

SPOILER:  I may be soon.

Also, I’m going to watch Bates Motel.  

What did you think of the 6×20 PLL Finale?  Are you happy, mad, sad, or what?  Personally, I believe that it will all tie together in the end, and we can all be proud of our perseverance and commitment to this show.  Are you with me?

Let’s connect!

newsignature