*Spoiler alert: Please do not read any further until you have watched the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Halloween special entitled “This Is A Dark Ride.”
The Pretty Little Liars Halloween special was crazy. CRAZY! From Aria (Montgomery) being abducted to Spencer (Troian Bellisario) getting attacked by some psycho in a Mardi Gras mask to Ashley (Laura Leighton) receiving a haunting visitor to Jenna (Tammin Sursok) paying homage to her days as a poor little blind girl by slipping on an eye patch as part of her costume, Old Hallow’s Eve in Rosewood turned out to be a chilling night for everyone. Dive into our recap below to relive every single terrifying moment!
The Top 5 OMG Moments from Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 13, and The Big Ta-Da:
Mona Vanderwaal’s Day Off: The episode opens up with Mona (Janel Parrish) singing “Teddy Bear Picnic” as mental patients tend to do and she’s living it up with some arts & crafts. However, her quaint little pastime takes an unexpected turn when the camera pans out and we realize that she’s not talking to herself…she’s talking to someone in a black hoodie. And then? She hands this person a stack of questionable pills that she swiped from Radley. (So, basically, Mona has become a pusher for the A-team.) Later on that night, Mona sneaks off into the night and it becomes apparent that the paper mache doll with the red lips that she was seen working on earlier in the ep is actually supposed to be her doppelganger — so that when the nurses come poking through, they’ll assume that sweet little Mona is fast asleep in her bed. (Michael Myers attempted the same shit on Halloween too. Except, instead of pretending to be asleep, he brutally stabbed anyone who tried to stop him. Same gist though!) However, Mona’s not asleep. She’s (insert Katy Perry voice) wide awake and having the time of her psycho little life. She’s gallivanting throughout the A train while humming little ditties, grinding up on her former best friend Hanna, and pretending to be Hanna’s long-haired boo, Caleb Rivers. (Let’s put it this way — if this was Silence of The Lambs, Mona would be wearing Hanna’s soft, creamy skin right about now). Anyway, Mona totally pulls off her ‘Ferris Bueller’ moment brilliantly. The only thing missing from her grand escape? A cassette recording of her snoring. (Don’t try to deny it, Mona. We know you sound like a marching band’s trumpet section, girl!)
Garrett Reynolds Must Die: Everyone boarded the A train…but not everyone got off. Unfortunately, for Garrett Reynolds (Yani Gellman), the Halloween party proves to be a total nightmare — sort of like the one in which the hideous, scarred man with the fancy fedora and red and black shirt stalks all local teens inside the dream world and ends up killing them. The only difference here? Garrett doesn’t have time to scream for help or run around like a chicken with its head chopped off. All Garrett wants to do is help Spencer out (you know, by dressing up like a burlap baby-face zombie and muffling her screams with his hand) by confessing the truth about the night Alison disappeared but, naturally, crazy A intervenes, murders that sucker, and plops him down next to a screaming teenage girl (which probably is the worst part about this whole tragedy). So what details DOES Garrett reveal during his last few moments alive? He begins his harrowing tale with stating how Jenna, due to her blindness and all, thinks he killed Alison…but he didn’t. Instead, he pretended to kill her while Alison sat still and smirked at him and Jenna through menacing eyes. (Spoiler alert: If anyone does ask who murdered the poor tree through just know that it was Garrett in the backyard with a lady’s field hockey stick.) If you ask us, it all seems a bit premeditated, as though the Ali and Garrett planned this whole scenario way in advance. Anyway, later that night, Garrett reveals that he returned to the DiLaurentis’ yard and spotted Alison in a heated conversation with an older man.. and that guy just happens to be Aria’s dad, Bryon Montgomery! (Suddenly, Alison’s huge stash of $15,000 smackeroos begins to make a lot more sense…) Naturally, Garrett sneaks off before the two of them catch him spying and the story ends there. Unfortunately, that’s all Garrett reveals about that night because Spencer pauses him in order to go grab Aria so that he can tell her in person about what he saw — and then the A-team (or just Toby Cavanaugh –aka Keegan Allen — because he’s BAMF like that) catches up with Garrett and kills him in cold blood. Ay yi yi.
Click on below to read all about Aria Montgomery’s abduction, the mysterious hand, and the creepy ghost girl!